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Anthony Mann: The Film Career

By: Darby, William

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC/London, McFarland & Company: (c.2009)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24430

ISBN: 0786438398

Condition: Fine


[nice clean as-new copy, with no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "This detailed study of the career of Anthony Mann argues Mann's prominence and influence alongside contemporaries like John Ford. Mann (1906-1967), who was active in Hollywood and Europe, directed or produced more than 40 films, including THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE and GOD'S LITTLE ACRE. [Seriously? Those are the two films they chose to single out in the blurb?] Best known for his work in the film noir and western genres [that's more like it!] and his films starring Jimmy Stewart, Mann later moved into Col... View more info

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Dream Lovers: The Magificent Shattered Lives of Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee

By: Darin, Dodd, and Maxine Paetro

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23849

ISBN: 0-446-51768-2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [very light soiling to edges of text block, but generally appears unread; jacket shows only very light surface wear, rates Near Fine in external appearance, downgraded to Very Good only due to a somewhat crude job of non-diagonal price-clipping]. (B&W photographs) A dual biography of the pop singer and the actress, by their son. "Drawing on the words of those who knew them -- from George Burns to Dick Clark and members of Bobby's and Sandy's family, as well as conversations with Sandra Dee herself -- [the author] separates truth from myth. He tells a moving story not of two... View more info

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Odyssey Through Hell

By: Davies, Raymond Arthur

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, L.B. Fischer: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24001

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light shelfwear, slight fading to cloth at base of spine; jacket has a medium-size chip at bottom of front panel (unfortunately taking out some of the author's name), various other small chips, nicks, and tears, a little paper loss at spine ends]. Subtitled (on the jacket flap only) "From Death to Life in Eastern Europe," this book chronicles the suffering of the Jews (especially those of Eastern Europe) during World War II, offering "a vivid presentation of the immediate past and an informative study of the present -- the foundation upon which the future's sound hopes may be base... View more info

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The Opening of a Door

By: Davis, George

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition (G-F)

Seller ID: 22995

Condition: Near Fine in Good dj


(price-clipped) [slight bumping and light wear to spine ends, otherwise a solid unblemished book; jacket a little tattered, with paper loss at outer corners of front panel and surrounding both ends of spine, general soiling, browning to spine, horizontal tear/split in middle of spine (with a teensy bit of paper loss)]. This novel, the author's first, written when he was just twenty-four, earned a place in Anthony Slide's reference guide "Lost Gay Novels," but in this case "hidden" might be more appropriate than "lost." Even Slide himself admits that the book's gay cha... View more info

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I Love You, Mary Fatt

By: Davis, Russell F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Signet Books (D2058): 1962 (c.1961)

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 24029

Condition: Very Good


[moderate soft creasing in front cover, a little wear to extremities, spine tight and uncreased]. Mass Market PB First-person narrative by a lovestruck adolescent, one Clarence Bascomb, likened in the cover blurbs to Holden Caulfield and Booth Tarkington's Penrod. There's something about this book that I can't quite put my finger on, e.g.: although the narrator and all the primary characters are white, the cover illustrator seems to have somehow had the idea that Clarence was African-American. There's also an odd scene, about halfway through the book, in which our hero, telling his mother ab... View more info

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Slaves of Freedom

By: Dawson, Coningsby

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23679

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[a little wear to book at lower extremities, slight bumping to top of spine, light dust-soiling and age-toning to edges of text block, attractive vintage bookplate on 2nd ffep, paper-clip marks at top of ffep and 2nd ffep, contemporary newspaper clipping about author affixed to copyright page and facing page; jacket heavily edgeworn, slight paper loss at top corners and top of spine, tiny puncture hole mid-spine, diagonal scrape on front panel]. Think of yourself as a swinging single, footloose and fancy free? Think again, my friend -- you're just not seeing your shackles. "The slaves o... View more info

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How to Write Words for Songs

By: Day, Julius E.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Reynolds & Co.: 1936

Edition: Unknown edition

Seller ID: 23207

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate edgewear to covers, due to slight overlap of text block; otherwise a nice clean copy, with vintage bookseller's label (Foyle's, London) at bottom corner of inside front cover]. (B&W photographs) "With hints by the following Famous Song-writers:- Bert Lee, Francis Barron, Leslie Sarony, Leslie Holmes, [and] The Western Brothers," and including a Preface by Bobby Howes. You remember Bobby. No? In addition to all the good advice from all these famous songwriters you've never heard of, a substantial part of the book is taken up with a concise rhyming dictionary, no doubt just... View more info

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Yvonne: An Autobiography

By: De Carlo, Yvonne, with Doug Warren

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: (c.1987)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 24530

ISBN: 0-312-00217-3

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[spine slightly turned, otherwise a nice clean copy with no significant wear; jacket has a few small tears and associated creasing along top edge, a little visible wear at base of spine, short closed tear at bottom rear hinge]. (B&W photographs) Memoir by Ms. De Carlo, who had a long career as "a cabaret-singer and dancer, Broadway actress, opera singer, and film and television actress." She "talks with candor about her difficult childhood, her dreams of success and love, and her relationships with such intriguing men as Howard Hughes, Aly Khan, and the Shah of Iran's brother. View more info

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And Promenade Home [*SIGNED* twice]

By: de Mille, Agnes

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.1958)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23473

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[light shelfwear, a bit of spotting/soiling to top of text block; jacket edgeworn with a little creasing near bottom of front panel, small open tear (minor paper loss) at bottom front foldover, small chip at upper left corner of front panel and extending a bit into top of spine]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED ("For Tony Caswell / with best wishes") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, and additionally INSCRIBED (generically, "with best wishes") and SIGNED on a tipped-in leaf following the title page. The great dancer/choreographer's second memoir, "the story of failure and ... View more info

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The Master of Santiago, and Four Other Plays

By: de Montherlant, Henry (translated from the French, with a Preface, by Jonathan Griffin)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1951

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24367

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[a touch of fading to cloth at base of spine, dust-soiling to top of text block, previous owner's signature (Sanora Babb, American poet-novelist) on ffep, with her occasional pencil check-marks in margins; jacket faded at spine, a little paper loss at spine extremities, light soiling and corner-wear]. "One of the foremost dramatists of contemporary France, as well as a novelist and polemicist of intense power, [the author] is a figure of perennial controversy. Now for the first time five of his most successful and important plays have been translated into English ... in textually complet... View more info

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Dracula: The Vampire Play

By: Deane, Hamilton, and John L. Balderston

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Nelson Doubleday, Inc.: [1979]

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 23981

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[beautiful copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. "The Vampire Play," really? Like they have to remind us what Dracula's gig was? This printing ties in with the 1977-80 Broadway revival of the old chestnut, which starred a raven-tressed Frank Langella (pictured on the front jacket panel) biting the scenery as the immortal Count (and earning a Tony nomination in the process). Although there are no photos bound into the text, this copy includes the original Curtain Time (book club) flyer, which features four stills, plus a (not-very-good) reproduction of the Edward Gore... View more info

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Mask of Silenus; a novel about Socrates

By: Deutsch, Babette

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24742

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[light shelfwear to book, age-toning and light spotting to top edge of text block, front hinge starting; jacket has a large-ish chip at upper left corner of front panel (extending a bit onto the top of the spine) and a closed tear that extends into the upper middle section of the jacket, also a little paper loss at base of spine (which is also a bit age-browned); tiny chip and diagonal closed tear at top of rear panel]. "Though [the author] has of necessity leaned heavily upon the Dialogues and has been as faithful as possible to the historic facts, her interest is that of the novelist rat... View more info

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Vietnam at 24 Frames a Second: A Critical and Thematic Analysis of Over 400 Films About the Vietnam War

By: Devine, Jeremy M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC/London, McFarland & Company, Inc.: (c.1995)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24607

ISBN: 0-89950-848-0

Condition: Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean tight copy, as-new with no discernible wear]. (B&W photographs) The subtitle says it all. Appendixes: Vietnam Films Listed Alphabetically; Vietnam Films Listed Chronologically; Vietnam War Documentaries; Film Distributors. Full index by name and film title. View more info

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Talking About Fashion

By: Dior, Christian, as told to Élie Rabourdin and Alice Chavane

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1954)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23697

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear, generally a good sound book; jacket shows some wear along bottom edge, with a handful of small closed tears, 1.5" split at bottom front hinge, a bit of creasing here and there]. (B&W photographs) "The world's top fashion designer, Christian Dior, tells the story of his career from the time in the middle '30s when he first began to sell his drawings to the fashion editor of Figaro until the momentous day when he opened his own Paris salon in 1947 and became overnight an international figure by introducing the 'New Look' in women's fashions. Here is an absorbing pictu... View more info

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Njegos: Poet - Prince - Bishop

By: Djilas, Milovan (translated by Michael B. Petrovich)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & World: (c.1966)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 24412

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[light bumping to bottom corners, otherwise a good solid copy with no significant wear; mostly-white jacket is nice and clean, with just a touch of edgewear and one small closed tear at top of rear panel, minor creasing at bottom right corner and top left corner of front panel; review copy, with publisher's slip laid in at front]. (endpaper maps) Biography of "the greatest poet the Serbian language has ever known." He was "a man of action as well as bishop and literary artist [who] ruled his country [Montenegro] from the age of eighteen until the year of his death, 1851, at the a... View more info

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It's a Hell of a Life But Not a Bad Living

By: Dmytryk, Edward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Times Books: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24032

ISBN: 0-8129-0785-X

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[no wear to book at all, a nice clean tight copy; the jacket shows a few traces of wear along the bottom edge, with one tiny tear and an associated short diagonal crease at the bottom of the front panel]. (B&W photographs) Memoir by the Hollywood director, the only member of the original "Hollywood Ten" to later recant his HUAC testimony, which got him off the blacklist but also made him something of a pariah, at least among the Hollywood left. View more info

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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 Culture"), excerpts from the screenplays of LES GIRLS and HELLER IN PINK TIGHTS, a selection of critical commentary (includi... View more info

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Airways, Inc.

By: Dos Passos, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1928)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24728

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately worn book, slight bumping at most corners but generally a good sound copy, some light soiling/discoloration to covers, one-time owner's signature in blue ink at top of ffep; binding is firm, text unmarked]. The second of only three plays written by Dos Passos, this New Playwrights' Theatre production limped through a four-week run in New York in early 1929. A drama about a labor organizer in an aircraft factory who is framed for murder and executed, it was judged by the New York Times critic to be "noisy, incoherent [and] undisciplined but at times -- especia... 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 how such a compilation would be an impossible task -- but for those who think you can "look everything up on the Internet,&... 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 auspicious debut in TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE (1914). More or less retired from show business by the mid-1920s, she was lured ... View more info