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Guess Who [*SIGNED*]

By: Sirota, Peggy

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Göttingen, Steidl Publishers: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24988

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[book and jacket are Fine, essentially as-new, but the thin cardboard slipcase has suffered some minor damage at the bottom opening]. (B&W and color photographs) SIGNED by the photographer (signature only) on the title page. The first book collection of the work of this American celebrity and fashion photographer. A Fine copy in a Fine clear mylar dust jacket, enclosed in the original thin-cardboard slipcase (which is slightly the worse for wear). ****NOTE that additional shipping charges will be requested for non-U.S. customers, or for Priority Mail shipping within the U.S.; if this conce... View more info

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Drawing the Line: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson

By: Sito, Tom

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Lexington, The University Press of Kentucky: (c.2006)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24561

ISBN: 0813124077

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[minimal handling wear to book, a handful of small pencil annotations sprinkled throughout the text (see notes); jacket is nice and clean (apparently the original owner put a mylar cover on it right away), with just a couple of minor wrinkles near the top left corner of the front panel]. (B&W photographs, cartoon drawings) A history of unions within the Hollywood animation industry, "a unique insider's account of animators' struggles with legendary studio kingpins such as Jack Warner and Walt Disney, and their more recent battles with Michael Eisner and other Hollywood players. Based on ... View more info

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Eaten Alive!: Italian Cannibal and Zombie Movies

By: Slater, Jay, ed.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Plexus Publishing Limited: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24431

ISBN: 0-85965-379-X

Condition: Fine


[nice as-new copy, with no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W and color photos, poster reproductions, etc.) This anthology, containing several introductory essays but primarily comprised of reviews of individual films (by more than two dozen contributors, including Ramsey Campbell, Kim Newman and Lloyd Kaufman), "charts every bloody step through the history of Italian cannibal and zombie movies, profiling some of the most vividly gory horror films ever made. The first comprehensive study of this outrageous sub-genre, [the book] tells the story of this neglected film-making period, from its ... View more info

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Fifty Great American Silent Films 1912-1920: A Pictorial Survey

By: Slide, Anthony, and Edward Wagenknecht

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25132

Condition: Near Fine


[light rubbing to covers, minor wear to base of spine, slight bump and soft crease at bottom corner of rear cover]. (B&W photographs0 Cast/credits, plot synopses and commenary on fifty silent films,a "broadly representative" sampling of product from "a decade of experimentation and innovation that established the basic cinematic art, from which American cinema has never radically deviated." Illustrated with 210 stills, many of them quite rare -- and in some cases the only remaining images from films that no longer exist. View more info

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Robert Goldstein and The Spirit of '76

By: Slide, Anthony, ed.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Metuchen NJ/London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24704

ISBN: 0-8108-2674-7

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[beautiful, as-new book, with no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (Filmmakers, no. 34) Series (B&W photographs) The remarkable and ultimately tragic story of Robert Goldstein, the first and only American citizen who was ever imprisoned for the crime of producing a film -- a patriotic film, at that, an historical drama set during the American Revolution, in which (surprise!) the British were depicted as the bad guys. Unfortunately for Mr. Goldstein, his epic (the creation of which had been inspired by D.W. Griffith's THE BIRTH OF A NATION, for which his costume-supply business had f... View more info

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The Best of Rob Wagner's Script

By: Slide, Anthony, ed.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Metuchen NJ/London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25148

Condition: Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean as-new book, with no discernible wear]. (B&W photo frontispiece) An anthology of short but very interesting pieces from Rob Wagner's Script, "a remarkable, though certainly small, journal with a fiercely loyal readership, published in Beverly Hills [California], and intended, basically, for the more intelligent citizens of that community." Published from 1929 through 1949 (although founding editor Wagner himself died in 1942), it's sometimes thought of as a kind of West Coast equivalent of The New Yorker, although it never quite reached that lev... View more info

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Ramos Martinez: His Life & Art

By: Small, George Raphael

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Westlake Village CA, F & J Publishing Corp.: (c.1975)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24869

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean book with no discernible wear; jacket shows a touch of wear to a couple of upper corners, light surface-rubbing]. (color and B&W reproductions) An exploration of the life and work of Alfredo Ramos Martinez (1871-1946), who "fathered the great Mexican mural renaissance which made the names Orozco, Rivera and Siqueiros world-famous." The author "has traced the artist from his early years in Mexico through the period of his European studies and his return to Mexico, and finally to his climactic experience in the United States where he left a record of his finest work bef... View more info

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Earth-born; a novel of the plantation

By: Snyder, Howard

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York/London, The Century Co.: (c.1929)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22136

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[ex-rental library book, label on front pastedown but otherwise unmarked as such, light shelfwear, faint soiling to edges of text block; jacket age-browned and edgeworn, a bit of shallow chipping along bottom edge, some paper loss at both ends of spine and a couple of corners, tiny piece missing from middle of rear hinge, light staining at bottom of rear panel]. A novel that "takes us among the daily rounds of plantation negro life," by yet another of those authors (they were seemingly all over the place in the 1920s) who "understands the plantation negro as few white men have eve... View more info

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Pare Lorentz and the Documentary Film [*SIGNED* by composer Virgil Thomson]

By: Snyder, Robert L.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Norman, University of Oklahoma Press: (c.1968)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24004

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear, a handful of tiny white-paint stains on bottom edges of covers (probably due to the book's have been placed on a newly-painted shelf before the paint had thoroughly dried); the jacket appears to be somewhat unevenly color-shifted on the front panel and spine, and has a small ragged tear at the top of the rear panel]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the ffep by composer Virgil Thomson, to film producer Richard Goldstone: "for Richard Goldstone / a Lorentz graduate / from another one / and now you and I have / worked together / a privilege and a pleasure / Virgil... View more info

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Carnal Thoughts: Embodiment and Moving Image Culture

By: Sobchack, Vivian

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkeley/Los Angeles/London, University of California Press: (c.2004)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25138

Condition: Near Fine


[essentially as-new, appears unread; very slight bump to bottom front corner]. Trade PB "In these witty, accessible, and innovative essays, [the author] considers the key role our bodies play in making sense of today's image-saturated culture. Emphasizing our corporeal rather than our intellectual engagements with film and other media, [the book] shows that our experience always emerges through our senses and that our bodies are not just visible objects but also sense-making subjects. Sobchack draws on both phenomenological philosophy and a broad range of popular sources to explore bodi... View more info

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The Address of the Eye: A Phenomenology of Film Experience

By: Sobchack, Vivian

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Princeton NJ, Princeton University Press: (c.1992)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25143

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, no significant wear, previous owner's signature at top of ffep]. "Cinema is a sensuous object, but in our presence it becomes also a sensing, sensual, sense-making subject. Thus argues [the author] as she challenges basic assumptions of current film theory that reduce film to an object of vision and the spectator to a victim of a deterministic cinematic apparatus." (Yeah, don't you just hate being reduced to being a victim of a deterministic cinematic apparatus? I know I do!) "In this attempt to account for cinematic intelligibililty and signification, the au... View more info

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Two Lives, Two Lands [*SIGNED*]

By: Solomon, Ruth Freeman

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1975)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23880

ISBN: 0-399-11672-9

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[spine moderately turned, otherwise nice and clean with only minimal shelfwear; jacket shows a bit of wear at corners, a few tiny nicks and tears, light staining along right edge of front panel]. SIGNED by the author (no inscription) on the ffep. The concluding book in a trilogy, this historical novel continues the saga of the Pirov family, chronicled in the author's earlier books "The Candlesticks and the Cross" and "The Eagle and the Dove." In this installment, "the family finds their world balance on the brink of World War I and the growing threat of the Bolshevik Rev... View more info

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Styles of Radical Will

By: Sontag, Susan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1976 (c.1969)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25095

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[light shelfwear only, bookplate on front pastedown, a couple of tiny stains on ffep; jacket slightly rippled, one tiny closed tear at bottom of front panel, and a really tiny nick at the front foldover]. Sontag's second collection of essays, eight pieces originally published from 1966-1969, on topics such as modern art, pornography as an art form, the relationship between theatre and cinema, Ingmar Bergman's film PERSONA, the work of New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard, the cultural and political scene in America (in 1966), and her trip to Hanoi in 1968. View more info

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Up from Never [*SIGNED*]

By: Sorrentino, Joseph N.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1971

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24609

ISBN: 0139389776

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[faint soiling to fore-edge, no other blemishes; jacket has a long vertical crease in front flap, red spine lettering a bit faded (but still readable), faint pen-tip indentations in front panel from somebody who apparently mistook the book for a clipboard]. SIGNED with a brief inscription by the author on the ffep. "The true story of a young man zooming down a one-way street ot hell -- his struggles, failures, and his arrival at a critical crossroad." The author, born into poverty in Brooklyn, New York, had a rough time as a young man -- he was a boxer for a time, joined the Marines... View more info

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Gallows' Orchard

By: Spencer, Claire

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith: 1930

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 19799

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[beautiful copy, just a touch of shelfwear to book and jacket]. "The story of a girl whose fearlessness antagonizes the little village in Scotland which is her home, of her effect upon the three men who love her, and of how she perishes finally at the hands of her righteous townsfolk. It is the tale of a primitive Tess by an author who has never read Hardy, who uses words as though they had never been used before. The story moves swiftly from peak to peak -- murder, marriage, birth, death, until the ultimate heartbreaking climax." It also happens to have one of the most gorgeous dus... View more info

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America Faces the Barricades

By: Spivak, John L.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Covici Friede: (c.1935)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25106

Condition: Very Good-


(no dust jacket) [moderately worn book, uneven fading to black cloth on rear cover, light bumping and very slight fraying to bottom corners and spine extremities (upper and lower), a little discoloration to pastedowns, silver spine lettering a bit rubbed; both flaps of the original dust jacket are laid in]. First-person reportage from the depths of the Great Depression. The author spent eighteen months traveling around the country, gauging "the temper of the American people under the blessings of the New Deal." To that end, he "talked to people -- to dirt farmers and cattlemen o... View more info

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The Dame

By: Stark, Richard (pseud. for Donald E. Westlake)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: (c.1969)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24309

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very slight wear to spine ends, tiny red dot on bottom edge of text block; jacket clean and attractive, minor surface wear only]. (A Cock Robin Mystery) Series The second of the author's series of mysteries featuring Alan Grofield, "a card-carrying member of Actors Equity, part-time thief, and full-time lover." View more info

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Inventing the Dream: California Through the Progressive Era

By: Starr, Kevin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York/Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24670

ISBN: 0-19-503489-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[just minor handling wear to both book and jacket]. (Americans and the California Dream) Series (B&W photographs) The second volume in the author's "passionate and ambitious cultural history of the Golden State . . . focuses on the turn-of-the-century years and, in particular, the emergence of Southern California as a regional culture in its own right. [Starr] examines the rich variety of elements that figured in the growth of the Southern California way of life: the Spanish/Mexican roots, the fertile land, the Mediterranean-like climate, the special styles in architecture and literature,... View more info

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Send Me Down

By: Steig, Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24359

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


[light shelfwear, red marker line on ffep, tiny stain on fore-edge; jacket edgeworn (with several small holes along rear foldover and front hinge), browned at spine, shallow chipping at spine ends, miscellaneous other small nicks and rubbed spots]. "The story of two brothes who grow up in New York and study music the way millions of other kids do, but develop the peculiar genius which eventually brings them into the world of jazz. ... One of the brothers becomes a great band leader, a fashionable and fabulously successful 'king of swing.' The other enters its underworld of 'hot' hazz musi... View more info

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John Gielgud Directs Richard Burton in Hamlet: A Journal of Rehearsals

By: Sterne, Richard L.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1967)

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23980

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice copy, with just a touch of wear to book at spine ends; extremely light bits of wear to the jacket at a couple of corners]. (B&W photographs) "In this fascinating journal of rehearsals, [the author] provides theatre lovers, Shakespearean savants, seriuos students of drama, and the casual reader with a permanent record of Shakespearean interpretation by two of the most famous actors of our time -- John Gielgud and Richard Burton. As well as the journal of rehearsals, this volume includes the prompt-script of Shakespeare's Hamlet, with the stage directions, cuts, and emphases Giel... View more info