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Vaudeville

By: Caffin, Caroline (the book), and Marius de Zayas (the pictures)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Mitchell Kennerley: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23641

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [good sound copy, moderate wear to extremities, hinges and binding fully intact, gilt lettering still bright on spine and front cover; top edge gilt]. (caricature sketches) A survey of the vaudeville scene of the day, with discussions and caricature sketches of nearly fifty leading performers. Many legendary names are included -- Harry Lauder, Nora Bayes, Ruth St. Denis, Vernon and Irene Castle, Elsie Janis, Houdini, Annette Kellermann, Al Jolson, Will Rogers, Bert Williams, Lillian Russell, etc. -- and just as many others whose one-time renown has faded to nothingness: Ladd... View more info

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The Baby in the Icebox, and Other Short Fiction

By: Cain, James M.; edited by Roy Hoopes

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: (c.1981)

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 23915

ISBN: 0-03-058501-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, just a touch of wear along top edge of rear cover, appears unread; jacket similarly nice, bright and colorful with just a tiny black vertical line at the left edge of the front panel, and a long vertical crease in the rear flap]. "The first book to collect the best of [Cain's] shorter work -- selected short stories and sketches together with one of his finest serials, the novella published as different times under the titles 'Money and the Woman' and 'The Embezzler.'" The ten "entertaining sketches and dialogues," written for such journalistic outlets ... View more info

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Film Quarterly (Summer 1962) [cover: drawing for OF STARS AND MEN]

By: Callenbach, Ernest, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1962

Edition: (Vol. XV, No. 4)

Seller ID: 24422

Condition: Very Good


[moderate edgewear to covers, mostly along spine]. (B&W photographs) Highlights of this issue: an interview with Harold Lloyd; a long article by Pauline Kael, consisting of "remarks on movie critics and some recent movies," most notably Jack Clayton's THE INNOCENTS, but also taking in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and WEST SIDE STORY (which is also reviewed separately in this issue by Albert Johnson), among others; a rundown on "Films of the Quarter," with contributions by Kael, Stanley Kauffmann, Gavin Lambert, Dwight Macdonald, and Jonas Mekas; a section of reviews of "New York... View more info

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Film Quarterly (Fall 1962) [special issue: Antonioni]

By: Callenbach, Ernest, ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1962

Edition: (Vol. XVI, No. 1)

Seller ID: 24423

Condition: Very Good+


[minor edgewear, light surface handling wear; a nice clean copy]. (B&W photographs) This entire issue, except for a few pages of reviews of "Films of the Quarter," is devoted to a monograph by Ian Cameron on the work of Michelangelo Antonioni, "the finest screen poet of this lostness which is also our own." Laid in is a folded sheet of printed program notes on L'AVVENTURA, written by Derek Hill and copyrighted by Art Film Publications of Los Angeles. View more info

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D├ęcor - Jo Ann Callis

By: Callis, Jo Ann; with an essay by Jennifer A. Watts

Price: $25.00

Publisher: South Pasadena CA, Thistle & Weed Press: (c.2013)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24762

Condition: Fine


[very nice, as-new book]. Trade PB (color photographs) "Callis has long exploited photographic image to narrative ends. Widely known for her conceptual pictures of men and women in mysterious settings, she has worked with b&w and color photography, sculpture, painting, set design, and digital imagery. While she uses the camera often, she never pursued the medium as an end in itself, instead employing it as a studio tool to capture the sensual tones and textures of domestic life. The resulting pictures and installations can be both seductive and unnerving, tantalizing visions of interio... View more info

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The Man Inside; being the record of the strange adventures of Allen Steele among the Xulus [*SIGNED*]

By: Calverton, V.F.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22861

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[very nice book, clean and tight, thin diagonal scrape mark across top edge of text block (light scrape on red topstain); jacket lightly edgeworn, a couple of tiny closed tears at top of rear panel INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To Upton Sinclair / one of America's / very best / V.F. Calverton." The second (and last) novel by this radical writer and literary critic, who died at the age of 40 in 1940, this is a utopian-fantasy sort of tale about an American scientist who's taken himself off to the deepest jungles of South America in order to conduct hypnosis-based ex... View more info

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The Films of Jean-Luc Godard

By: Cameron, Ian, series ed.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Praeger: 1970 (c.1969)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 25117

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minimal shelfwear to book, bookplate on front pastedown; jacket has a few tiny nicks along top edge, tiny closed tear and associated crease at top of front panel, tiny chip at top rear hinge]. (Praeger Film Library) Series (B&W photographs) Monograph on the great French filmmaker, with essays on seventeen of his films by a variety of contributors, including Charles Barr, Raymond Durgnat, Philip French, V.F. Perkins, and Robin Wood. Includes filmography and bibliography. View more info

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Second Wave

By: Cameron, Ian, series ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Praeger: 1970

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 25118

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[minimal shelfwear to book, bookplate on front pastedown; jacket lightly scuffed/rubbed, a bit of wear along top of front panel and top of spine]. (Praeger Film Library) Series (B&W photographs) Examinations of the work of eight film directors, "newer than new wave names in world cinema." The eight are: Dusan Makavejev, Jerzy Skolimowski, Nagisa Oshima, Ruy Guerra, Glauber Rocha, Gilles Groulx, Jean-Pierre Lefebvre, and Jean-Marie Straub. Contributors include Robin Wood, Michel Ciment, and Ian Cameron. Includes filmographies for each director. View more info

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Caligula & Three Other Plays [The Misunderstanding; State of Siege; The Just Assassins]

By: Camus, Albert (translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1960 (c.1958)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 23899

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice clean book, tiny bump to top front corner, faint soiling to edges of text block; jacket lightly soiled, one short tear at top of front panel, looks like it's been very shallowly nibbled by bugs along the top and bottom edges and at the rear flap foldover]. "The first complete publication, in English, of Albert Camus's major work as a playwright before 'The Possessed.' All four plays are the superb stage pieces one would expect of a versatile man of the theater -- Camus was an actor, director, and adapter as well as a playwright -- and each testifies to the intense and lucid concern... View more info

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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 printing includes a new introduction by John Crawford 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: 1st Edition (unstated)

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 tepid reviews but managed a respectable run of 165 performances. (The array of talent involved is kind of mind-boggling: Pearl ... View more info

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Open Then the Door

By: Carousso, Dorothee

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21794

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[modest shelfwear, very faint dampstain on top edge of text block, one-time owner's neat signature and date of purchase on ffep; shallow chipping at spine ends, a couple of other little edge-nicks]. The author's first (and apparently only) novel, set in Flushing, N.Y., about a young couple struggling to make it through the Depression after the husband loses his job as a magazine editor. The New York Times reviewer called it "a really appealing first novel [that] is light, modest in scale, not startlingly original, but [having] a quality of warmth and truth and naturalness that is rather ... 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 years -- who knew that these youngsters were just getting started?) 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 Sources; Film Distributors. Although Lubitsch has certainly been given more fulsome biographical treatments since this volume was... 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 Hollywood film and TV actor. Signed by Author 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 social strata: "Rich man, poor man, beggar man and thief are in it, luxury and want, the cream of easy living and the tig... 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's Island, with its idyllic Christian community, Red's diabolical genius becomes useful when the island is invaded by civiliz... View more info

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The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film

By: Cavell, Stanley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25103

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a very nice clean book, virtually as new, with just minimal traces of wear to both book and jacket]. This "thought-provoking" book takes on questions such as "What is film? Why are movies important? [and] Why do we care about them in the way we do?" The author "looks closely at these and other questions concerning America's most popular art and the perceptions we make of, by, and through it. [His] explorations of some of Hollywood's stars, directors, and most famous films -- as well as his fresh look at Godard, Bergman, and other great European directors -- will be of ... View more info

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The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film, Enlarged Edition

By: Cavell, Stanley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge & London, Harvard University Press: 1979

Edition: Enlarged Edition

Seller ID: 25140

Condition: Very Good+


[light handling wear, slight bumping to lower corners, one-time owner's signature at top of ffep]. Trade PB The author "looks closely at America's most popular art and our perceptions of it. His explorations of Hollywood's stars, directors, and most famous films -- as well as his fresh look at Godard, Bergman, and other great European directors -- will be of lasting interest to movie-viewers and intelligent people everywhere." View more info

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The Long Goodbye [*his Hollywood agent's copy*]

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $800.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1954 (c.1953)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 15021

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[solid copy, moderate wear to cloth at top and bottom edges, agency stamp on ffep and title page (see notes), old tape marks on both pastedowns; jacket is well-worn, with several large chips, significant paper loss at spine ends (including loss of about half the title), tape marks on both flaps]. The first American edition of Chandler's last great novel (published in England the previous year), this copy bearing the stamp of Chandler's long-time Hollywood agent, H.N. Swanson, on the ffep and the title page. This would have been one of several copies that Swanson would have had on hand, with ... View more info