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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 th... View more info

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Travellers by Night

By: Derleth, August, ed.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1968

Edition: 2nd impression

Seller ID: 24505

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice-looking copy, minimal shelfwear to book, light soiling to top of text block; jacket lightly sun-browned at spine, faint soiling]. "14 new stories of the macabre," specifically: "The Cicerones" by Robert Aickman; "Episode on Cain Street" by Joseph Payne Brennan; "The Cellars" by J. Ramsey Campbell; "The Man Who Rode the Trains" by Paul A. Carter; "A Handful of Silver" by Mary Elizabeth Counselman; "Denkirch" b... View more info

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All-Star Cast: A Footlight Anthology

By: Deutsch, Sally, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Ziff-Davis Publishing Company: (c.1947)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24540

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, otherwise a solid clean book, one-time owner's neat ink signature at top of ffep; jacket is edgeworn and somewhat soiled, with shallow paper loss at spine ends, a few tiny edge-nicks, and a small weird-shaped piece missing at top left rear panel (no loss of text)]. A collection of 32 stories about the theatre and the theatrical profession. Authors represented include: John Cheever ("Summer Theatre"), Irwin Shaw ("Little He... 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 194... 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 ... 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 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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Robert Siodmak: El Maestro del Cine Negro

By: Dumont, Hervé

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Madrid/San Sebastián, Filmoteca Española / Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24632

ISBN: 84-86877-24-5

Condition: Very Good+


[moderate edge- and surface-wear to covers]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Extensive survey of the career of film director Robert Siodmak, including his early work in Germany, the films he made in France ((1933-1939) after fleeing the Nazis, his Hollywood career from 1940-1952, and finally his return to Europe. It's his American films that stand out, especially his films noir (PHANTOM LADY, THE KILLERS, CRISS CROSS, and others). PLEASE NOTE that the text of this book is ... 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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Mr. Skeffington

By: Elizabeth [von Arnim]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.: 1941 (c.1940)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24515

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped? see note) [nice-looking copy, the book itself bright and tight, showing no discernible wear; jacket lightly edgeworn and a little faded along the sine, with itsy-bitsy paper loss at bottom front corners, one short closed tear and associated diagonal crease at bottom of front panel, minor wrinkle at top of front panel]. Novel about a woman who "realized with a start one day that she was nearly fifty years old, and she was to learn more gradually and m... 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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Nicholas Ray y su tiempo

By: Erice, Victor, and Jos Oliver

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Madrid, Filmoteca Española: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24635

ISBN: 84-505-3719-3

Condition: Very Good+


[small tear at lower rear hinge (tape-repaired), moderate rubbing/scuffing to rear cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Comprehensive survery of the work of film director Nicholas Ray. PLEASE NOTE that the entire text of this book is in Spanish; as far as I'm aware, no English-language edition has ever been published. Essentially a lengthy "films of" sort of format, with detailed credits, analysis, critical excerpts, etc., on all Ray's films. Also includes an i... View more info

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Sam Peckinpah: Master of Violence; Being the Account of the Making of a Movie and Other Sundry Things

By: Evans, Max

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Vermillion SD, Dakota Press / University of South Dakota: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24523

ISBN: 0-88249-011-7

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[minor wear to extremities, long gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep; jacket has a few tiny nicks and shallow chipping along top edge, and some wiseacre once progressively "marked down" the price on the front flap from its original amount, progressively to 49 cents, finally ending up with "Take it!"]. (B&W photographs) The noted Western novelist and sometime screenwriter writes "a man's book," focusing on his long friendship with the film di... View more info