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George Cukor

By: Domarchi, Jean

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Paris], Éditions Seghers: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23861

Condition: Very Good+


[light external soiling, some age-toning to edges of text block, tiny surface-scrape near bottom of rear cover]. (Cinéma d'aujourd'hui, no. 33) Series Trade PB (B&W photographs) French-language monograph on American director George Cukor. Following the typical format of this popular series, the book includes a critical survey of Cukor's oeuvre to date (his most recent work at that time being MY FAIR LADY), a lengthy interview (translated from an issue of "Film Cul... View more info

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The Ginger Man; A Play; with an Introduction, What They Did in Dublin

By: Donleavy, J.P.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1961)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23964

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minimal shelfwear to bottom edge, otherwise a nice clean tight copy; jacket a little edgeworn, small hole in rear panel, an even smaller hole at the rear hinge, light browning to spine]. Donleavy's play, based on his novel, which was a big hit in London but was critically savaged when in played in Dublin, thus occasioning the author's introductory account how badly things had gone. (The introduction is subtitled "An account of the closing of The Ginger Man in Dubl... View more info

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The Ultimate Directory of Film Technicians: A Necrology of Dates and Places of Births of More than 9,000 Producers, [etc.]

By: Doyle, Billy H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lanham MD/London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23931

ISBN: 0-8108-3546-0

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [a little shelfwear to bottom edges, otherwise a nice clean book]. To continue the subtitle: "Screenwriters, Composers, Cinematographers, Art Directors, Costume Designers, Choreographers, Executives, and Publicists." -- but it really should say "and More!", because it also includes assistant directors, casting directors, prop men, film editors, and many other categories. Not everybody, of course -- even the editors allow as ho... View more info

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My Own Story

By: Dressler, Marie, as told to Mildred Harrington

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1934

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23435

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [solid clean book, minor wear to top and bottom edges, gift inscription (non-authorial) dated 1934 on ffep; jacket moderately edgeworn, a few small closed tears, some wrinkling/creasing at top and bottom corners of rear panel and also bottom of front panel, a bit of scuffing here and there]. (B&W photographs) Posthumously-published autobiography by the veteran actress who had had great success on the stage but somewhat less in the movies, despite her aus... View more info

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Camille [Norma Talmadge (Edition De Luxe)]

By: Dumas, Alexandre, Fils

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: (c.1927)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23594

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[good solid book, minor wear to extremities, original (1927) owner's name and adress in ink on front pastedown, along with an admonition that "if borrowed, please return"; jacket is worn, with a bit of paper loss at base of spine and several cornes, various small nicks and tears, etc.; SEE NOTES for speculation about provenance of the jacket]. (16 blue-toned film stills) The "Norma Talmadge Edition De Luxe" photoplay edition, a tie-in with the 1927 First ... View more info

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Take Two: A Life in Movies and Politics [*SIGNED*]

By: Dunne, Philip

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: (c.1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23429

ISBN: 0-07-018306-6

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[lovely clean copy with no discernible wear apart from a tiny bump to the bottom front corner; jackets shows minor wear along top and bottom edges and at spine ends]. (B&W photographs) Warmly INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep; the inscription is to noted TV producer-director Fletcher Markle and his wife, and bears Markle's small "Ex Libris" bookplate on the ffep. Dunne, who spent the majority of his career as a screenwriter/director/producer at Twen... View more info

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Ramon Novarro: A Biography of the Silent Film Idol, 1899-1968; With a Filmography

By: Ellenberger, Allan R.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC/London, McFarland & Company, Inc.: (c.19990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24458

ISBN: 0-7864-0099-4

Condition: Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice tight clean copy, with no discernible wear]. (B&W photographs) The subtitle says it all. View more info

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Reader's Digest Condensed Books: Spring 1950 Selections (Volume 1) [The Show Must Go On; The Cry and the Covenant; Autobiography of Will Rogers; Cry, the Beloved Country]

By: Elmer Rice; Morton Thompson; Donald Day (ed.); Alan Paton

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Pleasantville NY, The Reader's Digest Association: (c.1950)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22863

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[solid clean copy, minor shelfwear, light age-toning to edges of text block, one-time owner's name/address stamp on ffep and rear pastedown, and his embossed name/address on half-title page; the jacket shows some wear and slight wrinkling at edges and spine ends, slight fading to spine, front panel bright and very presentable]. Vol. 1 The inaugural volume in the RDCB series -- depending on your point of view, either the debut of a venerable publishing tradition or the h... View more info

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A Guide to the Study of the Negro in American History

By: Eppse, Merl R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Nashville, National Publication Company: 1953

Edition: 4th printing (revised and enlarged)

Seller ID: 24049

Condition: Very Good-


(printed wraps) [firmly bound and internally clean; some surface deterioration to both covers, small grease-pencil line on front cover, some creases/stress lines from heavy bumping to base of spine (see scanned image)]. From the Foreword: "This guide is intended to be of use to students who are interested in getting a clear and comprehensive view of the role the Negro has played in the development of American life. It is not a textbook or a reference book, but a gu... View more info

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The Ordeal of Running Standing

By: Fall, Thomas

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The McCall Publishing Company: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24371

ISBN: 0-8415-0047-9

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[slight bump/crack to upper front corner, otherwise a clean tight book with no significant wear; jacket shows some uneven fading to both front and rear panels (not too pronounced), small tear at upper right corner of front panel]. Novel set in Oklahoma in the early 1900s, about a Kiowa Indian who passes for white: "he becomes Joe Standing and cynically joins the conniving whites -- hoping to beat them at their own game." View more info

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Fashions in Marriage

By: Farrère, Claude (pseud. for Frédéric-Charles Bargone) (translated by Harold Strauss)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred H. King: (c.1930)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 22077

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[good solid book, minor wear to extremities, mild bumping to bottom corners, small indentation in fore-edge; jacket chipped at base of spine, extending into bottom of rear panel (no loss of text), dampstained along front hinge and on spine, minor paper loss at a couple of corners]. Novel about a young girl who is tricked into a so-called "white marriage" with a diplomat and man of fashion, all for the convenience of her scheming mother (who is the guy's lover). ... View more info

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There is Confusion

By: Fauset, Jessie Redmon

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall Ltd: 1924

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 22230

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [nice tight copy with minor shelfwear, soiling and foxing to edges of text block, tiny bump to top rear corner]. The first of Fauset's four novels, tracing the family histories of the Marshalls of New York and the Byes of Philadelphia, each of whom must come to terms with the interconnectedness of the black and white races within their families. Written in direct response to (and rebuttal of) T.S. Stribling's 1922 novel "Birthright," which she a... View more info

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It's a Living: A Personalized Collection of Jewish Humor

By: Feder, Mark

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Bloch Publishing Company: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21390

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[very light shelfwear to book, spine just slightly turned; jacket shows some wear along top and bottom edges, minor paper loss at top of spine, tiny closed tear at bottom of front panel]. (pen and ink drawings) "This is not a joke book," states the author in his Preface. "I prefer to call it a personalized collection of anecdotes and experiences directly related to my work as an itinerant story-teller." The author had a syndicated newspaper column call... View more info

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Michael Mann

By: Feeney, F.X.; edited by Paul Duncan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cologne (Germany)/Los Angeles/etc., Taschen: (c.2006)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24475

ISBN: 3822831417

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[slight bumping to several corners, very slight rippling to text block, no other significant wear; jacket shows just a touch of surface wear]. (Color and B&W photographs) Profusely illustrated, film-by-film survey of the work of director Michael Mann, through his 2006 film MIAMI VICE. "Made with full access to Michael Mann's archives," the book includes numerous behind-the-scenes photographs. ***NOTE: Additional shipping charges for this heavy book will apply ... View more info

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Jack Benny: An Intimate Biography [*SIGNED*]

By: Fein, Irving A.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1976)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23675

ISBN: 0-399-11640-0

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[minimal wear to book, spine very slightly turned; jacket has small tears and slight paper loss at all corners of spine, two short closed tears and associated horizontal crease at bottom of front panel, moderate wear at edges and corners]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For my dear old friends / ______ and ______ / With love and deep / affection for many years of / laughs -- and friendship -- / Irving / 5/2/76." "A warm a... View more info

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A Coney Island of the Mind [*SIGNED*]

By: Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: (c.1958)

Edition: 11th printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24334

Condition: Very Good+


[modest edgewear to covers]. (New Directions Paperbook No. 74) Series Trade PB SIGNED by the author (simply "Ferlinghetti") on the half-title page. Signed by Author View more info

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Literary San Francisco: A Pictorial History from Its Beginnings to the Present Day [*SIGNED*]

By: Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, and Nancy J. Peters

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Francisco, City Lights Books / Harper & Row: (c.1980)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24419

ISBN: 0-06-250325-1

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[no significant wear to book, just slight fading to cloth along top edges of covers and at base of spine; jacket has slight wear to extremities, faint soiling, tiny nicks at several corners, tiny chip at top of spine]. (B&W photographs, facsimiles) SIGNED by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (as simply "Ferlinghetti," signature only) on the title page. This well-illustrated chronicle "presents, in rare photographs and sharp commentary, the literary great and not-so-grea... View more info

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The Itching Parrot (El Periquillo Sarniento)

By: Fernández de Lizardi, José Joaquín (translated from the Spanish by Katherine Anne Porter)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc.: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24020

Condition: Good+ in Good dj


(price-clipped) [moderate wear to extremities, slight fraying to cloth at spine ends; jacket edgeworn, small tears and minor paper loss at several corners, 1/2" paper loss at top of spine]. "The classic novel of Mexican literature" (it sez here), which the jacket blurb claims was "estimated to have sold nearly one hundred million copies since its publication one hundred twenty-five years ago" (there's a classic of fact-uncheckability). It concerns th... View more info

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Of Muppets & Men: The Making of The Muppet Show

By: Finch, Christopher

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Muppet Press/Alfred A. Knopf: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23817

ISBN: 0-394-52085-8

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice clean book in gift-worthy condition, slight bump to bottom front corner, no other significant wear; jacket shows a little wear at base of spine, minor edgewear elsewhere] (color and B&W photographs) "In this big, full-of-information book -- crammed with pictures in color and black and white -- we are taken into [the Muppet workshop] and into conference rooms that lie behind The Muppet Show. Together, pictures and text ... reveal to us more about the Muppe... View more info

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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

By: Fischer, Lucy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, BFI Publishing: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24083

ISBN: 0-85170-668-1

Condition: Fine


[very nice, as-new book]. (BFI Film Classics) Series Trade PB (B&W photographs) Critical/historical monograph on F.W. Murnau's first American production, "one of the most historically pivotal of all films." This book "is a model of film analysis, which locates [the film] in a fascinating range of historical, aesthetic and philosophical contexts." View more info