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Movie Reader

By: Cameron, Ian, ed.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York/Washington, Praeger Publishers: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25348

Condition: Very Good+


[minor exterior wear, slight curling of front cover, a couple of tiny laminate-lift spots on front cover]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) A selection of articles from the British film journal "Movie," which in its day was the primary U.K. publication following the auteurist line (and in that sense was sort of the anti-Sight and Sound). Not surprisingly, the articles focus on those directors who had been anointed as worthy during the 1960s, first by the French and later by American critics such as Andrew Sarris. Articles (sometimes single pieces, other times groups) are devoted to the fo... 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

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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 improbably finds himself in an Orthodox synagogue, where he becomes the tenth witness to an exorcism ceremony. The original Broadwa... View more info

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Notes of a Soviet Actor

By: Cherkasov, N[ikolay] (translated from the Russian by G. Ivanov-Mumjiev and S. Rosenberg)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Moscow, Foreign Languages Publishing House: [1957]

Edition: Revised Edition(?) [see notes]

Seller ID: 25306

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[book is very nice, with only light handling wear; jacket moderately soiled, spine a little darkened]. (B&W photographs) Memoir of the noted Soviet/Russian actor, best remembered for his titles roles in Sergei Eisenstein's epics ALEXANDER NEVSKY and IVAN THE TERRIBLE. My "Revised Edition(?)" note derives from this statement, on the rear jacket flap: "The book was first published in 1953. Since then Cherkasov has appeared at Leningrad's Pushkin Theatre in the role he had long dreamed of playing -- the role of the talented Soviet poet, Vladimir Mayakovsky. How he worked on the ro... View more info

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Mattiacci: Occhio del Cielo [*SIGNED*]

By: Ciavolella, Massimo, et al. (texts)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Ravenna (Italy), Danilo Montanari Editore, for the University of California at Los Angeles: 2005

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 24823

Condition: Near Fine


[faint handling wear only]. (B&W and color photographs) SIGNED(?) and INSCRIBED(?) on the title page -- probably by the artist (see below), although quite honestly it's pretty much an illegible scrawl. The limitation page states: "Five hundreds [sic] copies of this book were printed ... on the occasion of the unveiling of Eliseo Mattiacci's Occhio del cielo; the 26th of May 2005." The book contains several brief critical texts (all in both Italian and English; by Massimo Ciavolella, Luigi Ballerini, Paolo Fabbri, and Francis M. Naumann), accompanied by photographs of sculptor Eliseo ... View more info

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You're Young But Once

By: Clancy, Louise Breitenbach

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, A.L. Burt Company: (c.1926)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 23401

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good solid copy, slight deterioration to cloth at bottom edges of covers; jacket lightly soiled, with a few tiny edge-nicks]. "Anne Warren, an orphan, heiress to millions, pampered and guarded by scheming relatives, has never known the usual joys of youth. On her twenty-first birthday she disappears, renouncing luxury, ease, and attention, to seek something greater . . . love. She finds love, after many adventures, many hardships, many trials, and many joys, and love leads her back into the path of duty." View more info

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Aldous Huxley and Film

By: Clark, Virginia M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Metuchen NJ/London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25139

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice, as-new copy, the only blemish being a previous owner's neat signature at the top of the ffep]. (Filmmakers, No. 16) Series (B&W photographs) Survey of Huxley's work in and around Hollywood, divided into three sections. "I. Background" summarizes his early life and work, and what brought him to California. "II. Films" covers his screenwriting career, notably on MADAME CURIE, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, JANE EYRE, and A WOMAN'S VENGEANCE. "III. 'Hollywood' Novels" discusses his 1939 novel "After Many a Summer Dies the Swan," a fictio... View more info