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Image for John M. Stahl [bilingual Spanish/English edition]

John M. Stahl [bilingual Spanish/English edition]

By: N/A

Price: $60.00

Publisher: San Sebastián/Madrid, Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián / Filmoteca Española: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23818

ISBN: 84-86877-24-5

Condition: Very Good+


[very slight bumping to lower extremities, about a 1/2" crack in top of spine (integrity of binding unaffected), no other significant wear]. (B&W photographs) Extensive survey of the career of Hollywood director John M. Stahl, best known for what were once called "women's pictures" (such as BACK STREET, IMITATION OF LIFE, MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION, etc.), but who turned out at least one bona fide, undeniable masterpiece, the delirious 1945 Technicolor melodrama ... View more info

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American Horror Story: Freak Show

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], FX: [2008]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24417

Condition: Near Fine


(in Near Fine slipcase) [book itself is unworn, but slightly blemished on rear endpapers from removal of spot of sticky substance; slipcase shows some external surface-rubbing]. (color photographs and graphics) Large-format (approx. 9"x13") promotional book (in slipcase), issued in advance of the premiere of the fourth season of the FX series "American Horror Story," a self-contained 13-episode mini-series set in Jupiter, Florida, in 1952, and telling th... View more info

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Murray the K's Christmas Revue - Program [1962]

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: (n.p.), (no publisher indicated): [1962]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24526

Condition: Very Good+


[light external wear, a few horizontal stress lines along spine, short diagonal bends/creases at top and bottom corners of front cover]. (B&W photographs) Original program (20 pages including covers) for one of the multi-racial rock 'n' roll shows staged and hosted several times a year by popular disc jockey Murray the "K" (Murray Kaufman) at various Brooklyn theatres (mostly the Brooklyn Fox) during the early to mid-1960s. This one was the Christmas edition fo... View more info

Image for The Book of the Bench; with thirty-nine reproductions in colour from paintings by "Spy" and other cartoonists

The Book of the Bench; with thirty-nine reproductions in colour from paintings by "Spy" and other cartoonists

By: N/A

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, James Mackenzie Limited: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24617

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [front hinge cracked but holding, otherwise a good sound copy; moderate wear to cloth at extremities, one-inch tear in cloth at top rear hinge, another tiny tear in cloth at top of spine; internally quite clean, with all plates present and in excellent condition]. (tipped-on color plates) An illustrated directory of prominent British judges and lawyers of the time, with each color plate accompanied by a one- or two-page biography. It starts at the top, ... View more info

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Thomas H. Ince

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Madrid, Filmoteca Española: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24634

ISBN: 84-505-4725-3

Condition: Near Fine


[a bit of wear along spine, otherwise a nice clean copy]. (B&W photographs) 48-page large-format booklet, issued in conjunction with a retrospective of Ince's films. PLEASE NOTE that the text of this publication is entirely in Spanish. Includes a translation of a 1953 article on Ince by Jean Mitry; a translation of a 1919 Photoplay article by Ince himself, about his early filmmaking career; and a complete filmography (albeit with minimal credits) by Steven Higgins. View more info

Image for F. Scott Fitzgerald at 100: Centenary Tributes by American Writers

F. Scott Fitzgerald at 100: Centenary Tributes by American Writers

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Rockville MD, Quill & Brush: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24660

ISBN: 1-883060-08-7

Condition: Near Fine


[nearly perfect condition, nice and clean with just a touch of wear to the spine extremities]. The following writers give their one- or two-page opinions on FSF: Alice Adams, Frederick Busch, Hortense Calisher, Thomas Caplan, Alan Cheuse, Nicholas Delbanco, Don DeLillo, Nelson DeMille, Thomas Flanagan, George Garrett, Herbert Gold, Allan Gurganis, A.R. Gurney, Joe Haldeman, Alfred Kazin, Edmund Keeley, John McPhee, James Alan McPherson, Arthur Miller, Hugh Nissenson, Re... View more info

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Cab Calloway's Jive Jubilee of Songs; includes Cab Calloway's Original Jive Dictionary

By: (Calloway, Cab)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Mills Music, Inc.: (c.1942)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 23797

Condition: Good


[Good only, complete but in somewhat rough shape, with quite a bit of creasing and edgewear to the covers, spine roll, light pencil annotation here and there (including in the "Jive Dictionary" on the inside rear cover]. (2 full-page halftone photos in center spread) A collection of music and lyrics for 18 of Calloway's hit songs, including most of the tunes with which his name is usually associated: "Minnie the Moocher," "St. James Infirmary," &... View more info

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The Complete Films of Eisenstein; together with an unpublished essay by Eisenstein

By: (Eisenstein, Sergei); translated by John Hetherington

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24048

ISBN: 0-297-76725-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[no significant wear to book, just a touch of foxing to top of text block; jacket has tiny tear at top front hinge, another even smaller closed tear at bottom right corner of front panel]. (B&W photographs) "This vivid pictorial study of the work of Russia's foremost film director contains 250 stills from Eisenstein's ten great films, selected from the Avant-Scène Cinéma archives with the collaboration of the S.M. Eisenstein Memorial Centre in Moscow. The beautif... View more info

Image for American Cinematographer (December 1953) [cover: WHITE CHRISTMAS]

American Cinematographer (December 1953) [cover: WHITE CHRISTMAS]

By: (Gavin, Arthur E., ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hollywood, A.S.C. Agency, Inc.: 1953

Edition: (Vol. 34, No. 12)

Seller ID: 24480

Condition: Very Good


[some dampstaining along the spine (mostly visible on rear cover), bleed-through to a few interior pages]. (B&W photographs, ads) Monthly magazine of the American Society of Cinematographers, a very technically-oriented publication with plenty of information (articles and advertisements) related to the latest equipment, technical processes and production techniques then in use in the Hollywood motion picture industry. Although the film WHITE CHRISTMAS is featured on th... View more info

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The Paintings of Cheng Shenghu

By: (Ge Zhengang, ed.)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Shanghai, Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House: 1999

Edition: Presumed 1st

Seller ID: 24598

ISBN: 7-5322-2138-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[a bit of wear to bottom edges of book's covers; jacket very slightly wrinkled along top edge, tiny tear at top front hinge]. (100 color plates) One hundred examples, reproduced in color, of the art of Shanghai-born painter Cheng Shenghu. (All text is in Chinese, except: the title and publisher information (taken from the front cover and front jacket panel), a brief blurb on the front jacket flap, the list of editorial board members, the introduction by Huang Chunyao, ... View more info

Image for American Cinematographer (October 1967) [cover story: "Photographing 'The St. Valentine's Day Massacre'"; also includes "Star Trek" article]

American Cinematographer (October 1967) [cover story: "Photographing 'The St. Valentine's Day Massacre'"; also includes "Star Trek" article]

By: (Lightman, Herb A., ed.)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hollywood, ASC Agency Inc.: 1967

Edition: (Vol. 48, No. 10)

Seller ID: 24342

Condition: Near Fine


[very nice copy, minimal wear, light age-toning at page edges; no subscription label or other markings]. (B&W photographs, ads) Monthly magazine of the American Society of Cinematographers, a very technically-oriented publication with plenty of information (articles and advertisements) related to the latest equipment, technical processes and production techniques then in use in the Hollywood motion picture industry. The cover story and primary article is a 4-page piece... View more info

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Filmmakers Newsletter (April 1975) [cover: HEARTS AND MINDS]

By: (Mallow, Suni, and H. Whitney Bailey, eds.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, SunCraft International Inc.: 1975

Edition: (Vol. 8, No. 6)

Seller ID: 24397

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, with minor wear at the bottom corners, slight wrinkling at left edge of rear cover]. (B&W photographs, ads) This issue's features are: an account of filming the documentary HARVEST in Ethiopia, by the filmmaker Elliot Davis; an interview with director Peter Davis about the making of his Vietnam War documentary HEARTS AND MINDS (which would go on to win the Oscar as the year's best documentary feature); two articles on the production of the TV special &... View more info

Image for Avant Garde - Volume 10, 1968

Avant Garde - Volume 10, 1968

By: (Michael Tolkin, Mickey Kaus, others)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Beverly Hills CA, Beverly Hills High School: 1968

Edition: (Volume 10)

Seller ID: 24002

Condition: Very Good+


[light bumping and minor wear at corners, slight wear along spine]. (B&W graphics) Literary journal featuring the poetic and prose work of Beverly Hills High School students. Includes contributions by two writers who later went on to some notoriety: Michael Tolkin, novelist (author "The Player"), represented here by three poems; and Mickey Kaus, journalist, whose contribution to this issue was a short story entitled "The Apotheosis Department," about a ... View more info

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'Bama and the Bear [*SIGNED* (but not really)]

By: (no author)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Great American Sports, Inc.: (c.1983)

Edition: Signature Edition

Seller ID: 24504

ISBN: 0-934126-33-X

Condition: Very Good+


(leather-bound; no dust jacket, as issued) [a bit of wear to spine extremities and corners of front cover, tiny scrape mark on front cover, faint staining near bottom of rear cover]. (B&W and color photographs) A hagiographic chronicle of the life and career of Paul "Bear" Bryant, the legendary coach who guided the University of Alabama football team for 25 years, garnering six national championships along the way. He retired at the end of the 1982 season and d... View more info

Image for Laser Marquee (October-November 1994 issue) [cover: Bing Crosby]

Laser Marquee (October-November 1994 issue) [cover: Bing Crosby]

By: (Roan, Cary M., ed.)

Price: $25.00

Edition: (Vol. 1, No. 2)

Seller ID: 23926

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[minor creasing along right edge of front cover, no other significant wear]. (B&W photographs, ads) The second (and possibly final) issue of this short-lived periodical, pitched as "the collectors' guide to classic movies on laserdisc" -- although "ill-timed" might be a better descriptor than "short-lived," since by 1994 the handwriting was already on the wall for the laserdisc: the DVD format was introduced the following year. About half of this... View more info

Image for The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921-1930 [complete 2-volume set]

The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921-1930 [complete 2-volume set]

By: (The American Film Institute) Munden, Kenneth W., executive editor

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York/London, R.R. Bowker Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24426

ISBN: 0-8352-0440-5

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jackets, as issued) [both volumes lightly worn, slight soiling/spotting to edges of text block (mostly on top edge); front hinge on Volume 1 is a little weak, but otherwise both books are quite firmly bound; the text appears to be unmarked throughout]. The first volume produced by the AFI Catalog project, the Institute's intermittently ongoing attempt to compile credit data on all American films. Although this is still a valuable tool for researchers, with cred... View more info

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Page One of 1953: Yearbook of New York's Newspaper Men and Women

By: (The Newspaper Guild of New York)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Newspaper Guild of New York: 1953

Edition: "20th Anniversary"

Seller ID: 23577

Condition: Very Good


(pictorial paper label on front cover; no dust jacket, as issued) [shelfwear and bumping to bottom edges, some fraying to cloth at top of spine, a few tiny stains adjacent to spine (on both front and rear covers)] (B&W photographs, cartoons, ads, etc.) Commemorative yearbook, issued to coincide with the "Page One Ball," an annual shindig at which the Big Apple's newspapermen (and probably a few women) gathered to make merry, give themselves awards, and generally ... View more info

Image for Reproduction of Thompson and West's History of Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties, California; with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers

Reproduction of Thompson and West's History of Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties, California; with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers

By: (Tompkins, Walker A., introduction)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Howell-North: 1961

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 24592

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(in original clear acetate dust jacket) [the book itself shows only minimal wear; the clear acetate dust jacket is lightly scuffed, with small tears (cracks) at the lower left corner of the front cover and the top left corner of the rear cover, and also missing a small (approx 1.5" x .75") chip at the bottom right corner of the front cover]. (B&W plates, maps) Reprint of a work first published in 1883, and which (per the 1961 introduction) "for history prio... View more info

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Damn Yankees: A New Musical

By: Abbott, George, and Douglass Wallop (book); Richard Adler & Jerry Ross (music and lyrics)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23942

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket; photographic front-cover label) [nice clean book, slight bumping/rounding to top right corner of front cover, no other significant wear]. (B&W photographs) "Faust" re-worked as a baseball musical (derived from Wallop's novel "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant"), which has become a Hardy perennial thanks to the sheer fun inherent in re-staging the Bob Fosse dance numbers (not to mention hating the Yankees). Ray Walston and Gwen Verdon... View more info

Image for When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA [*SIGNED*]

When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA [*SIGNED*]

By: Abraham, Adam

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Middletown CT, Wesleyan University Press: (c.2012)

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24468

ISBN: 0819569143

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[beautiful as-new copy, no discernible wear to either book or jacket]. (B&W and color photographs, cartoon art) SIGNED by the author (signature only) on the half-title page. "This is the surprising story of the pioneering cartoon studio UPA (United Productions of America). Throughout the 1950s, a group of artists ran a business that broke all the rules, pushing animated films beyond the fluffy fantasy of the Walt Disney Studio and the crash-bang anarchy of Warner B... View more info