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Stunt Man: The Autobiography of Yakima Canutt

By: Canutt, Yakima, with Oliver Drake

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Norman/London, University of Oklahoma Press: 1997 (c.1979)

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 24446

ISBN: 0-8061-2927-1

Condition: Near Fine


[lovely copy, essentially as new with just a couple of tiny surface-scratches on the front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Autobiography of the man generally acknowledged as the king of movie stuntmen, whose career as a stunt performer and second unit director of action sequences stretched from the silent days into the 1970s. With a Foreword by Charlton Heston and and Afterword by John Wayne -- both men having benefitted greatly from Yak's work on their movies. This... View more info

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In Praise of Newspapers; and other essays on the margin of literature

By: Capek, Karel (translated by M. and R. Weatherall)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Arts, Inc.: 1951

Edition: 1st English-language edition

Seller ID: 24391

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [slight bumping to bottom corners, otherwise clean and solid; jacket faded at spine, slight paper loss at bottom corners, small chip at top of rear panel, a couple of other insignificant edge-nicks]. "These essays written by a shrewd observer of life are graced by the gentle irony and mischievous humour which Capek handled so well. His first essay looks at the newspaper from a reader's point of view [and] is followed by a concise handbook of twelve m... View more info

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House of Flowers; a musical

By: Capote, Truman (book and lyrics), and Harold Arlen (music and lyrics)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1968)

Edition: Later Printing? (see note)

Seller ID: 23892

Condition: Good in Near Fine dj


[solid clean book, but with some unfortunate deterioration (possibly due to insect-nibbling) to top and bottom edges of both covers (exposure of boards at various points); the jacket is nearly flawless, with just a bit of fading to the title on the spine]. (B&W photographs) Capote's first venture into musical theatre, an adaptation of his own novella about the ladies of a bordello in the French West Indies. First presented on Broadway in 1954, it garnered generally tep... View more info

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The Rolling Stones: An Illustrated Record

By: Carr, Roy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Harmony Books: (c.1976)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24597

ISBN: 0-517-526417

Condition: Very Good+


[nice clean book, light edge- and surface-wear to covers, minor fingertip-creasing to front cover]. Trade PB (B&W and color photos/graphics) "The first complete guide to every Rolling Stones recording with an uncompromising pictorial diary of the Stones' careers, riots and incredible lifestyles, [featuring] 200 illustrations, a diary of events, all possible recording details, and an interview with Mick Jagger." (In 1976, the band had been together for a mere 14... View more info

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Ernst Lubitsch; a guide to references and resources

By: Carringer, Robert, and Barry Sabath

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, G.K. Hall & Co.: [1978]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24532

ISBN: 0-8161-7895-X

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice copy with just a touch of shelfwear and one tiny stain to bottom of text block]. (A Reference Publication in Film) Series (B&W photo frontispiece) Comphensive reference guide to Lubitsch's life and work, divided into the following sections: Biographical Background; Critical Survey; The Films (including synopses, full credits and notes); Writings about Ernst Lubitsch; Writings, Performances and Other Film Related Activity; Archival Sourc... View more info

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David Holzman's Diary

By: Carson, L.M. Kit (screenplay); from a film by Jim McBride

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24415

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[light spotting along spine cloth, minor shelfwear to base of spine; jacket a little surface-rubbed, with very light edgewear, a touch of soiling along edges of rear flap; this was a review copy, with the original publisher's slip laid in at front]. (B&W photographs, including frame blow-ups) The script for the notable independent film, producer-director Jim McBride's first effort. Made (per the jacket blurb) for just $2,500, the film takes the form of the visual and a... View more info

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My Point of View: Poems and Drawings [*SIGNED*]

By: Casey, Bernie

Price: $75.00

Publisher: (n.p.), Published By the Author: (c.1971)

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24518

Condition: Near Fine


[slight wear to extremities, spine a little faded]. (pencil drawings) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the limitation page, following the title page: "To: ____, / Peace + / Best Wishes, / Bernie Casey / 63/250." Poems and pencil drawings (the latter mostly of a sexual/erotic nature) by the ex-pro football halfback and wide receiver, who followed up eight moderately successful seasons in the NFL with an equally moderately successful 30+-year career as a Holl... View more info

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Even in Laughter

By: Cassady, Constance (pseud. for Constance Wagner), and Ruth Cardwell

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Indianapolis/New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: (c.1935)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23993

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [a decent enough copy, but with enough external soiling (and darkening to spine cloth) to give it a somewhat grubby appearance; bumping and slight fraying to upper extremities, old bookseller's rubber-stamped name on front pastedown (Bertrand Smith Acres of Books, Long Beach, Calif.)]. Depression-era novel set in Chicago, examining the effects of the country's economic catastrophe on four different families from four very different levels of the city's ... View more info

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D-Day in Paradise

By: Catto, Max

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1964

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23449

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a few shallow dents in bottom edges of boards, otherwise a nice clean solid copy with minimal shelfwear; jacket shows some light soiling on the rear panel]. Novel set in the South Pacific, about a Dutch tramp-steamer captain who "rescues" a mysterious prisoner who's being held in chains in the hold of another ship, and gets a lot more than he bargained for. "Red, the prisoner, turns out to be a mercenary soldier, a trouble-maker, a womanizer. But on Christ... View more info

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The Tenth Man

By: Chayefsky, Paddy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1960)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24427

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, no significant wear apart from the teensiest bumping to the bottom corners; jacket similarly nice, with just a minor scuff mark on the spine and a tiny bit of insect-nibbling at the base of the spine; this was a review copy, and has the original publisher's slip laid in]. (B&W photographs) Chayefsky's comedy-drama about a successful young New York lawyer (and lapsed Jew) who's having suicidal thoughts after a nervous breakdown, and rather improba... View more info

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I Made My Dreams Come True

By: Chestnut, Wilhelmine (Billy)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Pageant Press: (c.1952)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24685

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[light shelfwear to bottom edges, very slight bumping to several corners, tiny light stain at top edge of front cover; NOTE that the page following the dedication page and preceding the contents page has been torn out, none too neatly; the jacket is edgeworn and lightly rubbed, with chipping along top edge and at spine ends, small tears and a bit of paper loss at all four flap foldover points]. Memoir by a woman who was born into "a wealthy and socially prominent fam... View more info

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Linda: My Own Story

By: Christian, Linda

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: (c.1962)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24133

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[age-toning and light foxing to edges of text block, very slight bumping to top corners; jacket has a few tiny tears and various bits of shallow chipping at edges (possible insect-nibbling), light soiling to rear panel, rubbing/scuffing to spine, heavy wear (a few worn-through spots) along front hinge]. (B&W photographs) Memoir by the Mexican-born film actress, more famous for her relationships (including an early affair with Errol Flynn and a troubled seven-year marriag... View more info

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John Ford

By: Ciompi, Valeria, ed.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Madrid, Filmoteca Española: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24631

ISBN: 84-86877-00-8

Condition: Near Fine


[very slight handling wear, light soiling to rear cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Large-format anthology of writings about Ford and his films, with nearly thirty essays on individual films and/or aspects of the director's work. Contributors include Charles Silver, Tag Gallagher, Joseph McBride, Richard Thompson, Peter Bogdanovich, and Bertrand Tavernier -- but PLEASE NOTE that the entire text of this book is in Spanish. Includes a detailed filmography by Tag Gallagh... View more info

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Man of the World: Recollections of an Irreverent Reporter [*SIGNED*]

By: Clarke, Donald Henderson

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press: (c.1951)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24627

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good sound copy, lightly shelfworn, a touch of soiling to top edge of text block; jacket edgeworn, somewhat faded at spine, small chip at top of spine, a handful of other tiny nicks, possible bit of insect-nibbling to top edge of front panel]. INSCRIBED to friends and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Memoir of the author's youthful life as a "gentleman, bon vivant, raconteur, reporter, man-about-town, [etc.]." As a reporter on the New York World and other ne... View more info

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Les enfants terrible / Les parents terrible [two books]

By: Cocteau, Jean

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris, Le Livre de Poche: 1962

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 24467

Condition: Near Fine


[lovely books, clean and tight, virtually as-new with just the teensiest bit of external wear; spines uncreased]. (Le Livre de Poche, nos. 399 and 128) Series Mass Market PB French paperback editions of Cocteau's 1929 novel ("Enfants") and 1938 play ("Parents"). The latter was filmed by Cocteau himself in 1948, and a 1950 film version of "Enfants" was directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. Sold as a pair only; because both these copies were purchase... View more info

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Twenty Years on Broadway, and the years it took to get there

By: Cohan, George M.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: (c.1925)

Edition: 1st Edition (B-Z)

Seller ID: 24666

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [spine slightly turned, light dust-soiling to top of text block, spine cloth and gilt lettering thereon somewhat darkened/dulled, a handful of tiny white flecks on spine; bookplate of Hollywood writer-producer Carey Wilson on front pastedown, vintage bookseller's label (Unity Pegues, Hollywood) on rear pastedown]. (B&W photographs) Memoir by one of the most celebrated theatrical performers of the early 20th century, subtitled "The true story of a tr... View more info

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Chéri

By: Colette (translated by Janet Flanner)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni: 1929

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24513

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [light bumping to bottom corners, spine cloth a little sun-browned, overall a good solid clean copy; bookplate of longtime MGM writer/producer Carey Wilson on front pastedown]. (B&W illustrations) Originally published in France in 1920, this was the first of Colette's novels to appear in America, and it set off something of a vogue for her work, which lasted until roughly the mid-1930s. It's the story of a gigolo, which playwright-journalist Lewis Gala... View more info

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Bells Are Ringing

By: Comden, Betty, and Adolph Green (book and lyrics), and Jule Styne (music)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1957)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23865

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[very nice copy with minimal shelfwear, very light age-toning to edges of text block; jacket lightly browned along spine and inner edges of flaps, shallow insect-nibbling along bottom edges of both flaps]. (B&W photographs) Charming musical about a telephone answering service girl who gets romantically involved with one of her clients. Judy Holliday repeated her Broadway role for the 1960 Vincente Minnelli-directed film version. (The copyright page states that "th... View more info

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A Talent for Loving [*SIGNED*]

By: Condon, Richard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1963 (c.1961)

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23659

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[one-time owner's small bookplate on ffep, some discoloration to half-title page (probably from a newspaper clipping, once laid-in but now vanished); jacket lightly browned at spine, with some minor soiling]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED in large red-ink letters by the author on the front pastedown. "The cowboy novel to end all cowboy novels," in the author's words, a "non-historical comedy," about a couple of fellows competing to win the hand of the nymphomania... View more info

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Strauss et Brandt mobilisent les SS: Les machinateurs de l'activité revancharde autour de Berlin-Ouest [Strauss and Brandt mobilize the SS: the mechanics of revanchist activity around West Berlin]

By: Conseil National du Front National de l'Allegmagne démocratique (ed.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: [East] Berlin, Conseil National du Front National de l'Allegmagne démocratique: [1962?]

Seller ID: 24511

Condition: Very Good


[bumped and scrunched at lower spine, resulting in several bends in the lower section of the publication, light tanning of page edges due to cheap paper]. (halftone photographs, document facsimiles) Communist political tract (published in East Berlin, but with text entirely in French, for some reason) that attacks the then-Governing Mayor of West Berlin Willy Brandt and the then-West German Minister of Defence Franz Josef Strauss, primarily by attempting to establish (w... View more info