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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

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

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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Diderot Encyclopedia: The Complete Illustrations 1762-1777 [5-volume set, in slipcase]

By: (Diderot, Denis) (introductions by Jacques Payen and Roger Lewinter)

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1978

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 24186

Condition: Fine


(quarter-bound navy faux leather over light blue cloth, gilt spine lettering and decorations, no dust jackets as issued; slipcase is light-blue cloth (matching books) with blue side ribbon) [books are uniformly Fine, apparently unread; slipcase shows just a touch of external soiling]. (3115 numbered plates) Elegantly-produced, small-format facsimile reproduction of the illustrations from the famous Encyclopedia, an insanely ambitious attempt by its editor, Denis Diderot... View more info

Image for The Complete Films of Eisenstein; together with an unpublished essay by Eisenstein

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

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The Fantastic Art of Frank Frazetta

By: (Frazetta, Frank); Ballantine, Betty, introduction by

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Rufus Publications / Peacock Press / Bantam Books: 1977 (c.1975)

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 24463

Condition: Near Fine


[a very nice clean book, just the teensiest bit of wear to the lower right corner of the front cover]. Trade PB Forty-two illustrations (30 of which are color paintings) by the master of muscular/fantasy imagery. As the rear-cover blurb states: "In the art of fantastic illustration the work of Frazetta stands alone -- unique in the effectiveness of its lushly sensuous exaggeration, powerful and dramatic, with a sure sense of composition that invariably directrs the... View more info

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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Famous Forry Fotos: Over 70 Years of AckerMemories

By: Ackerman, Forrest J

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rockville MD, Sense of Wonder Press / James A. Rock & Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24132

ISBN: 0-91873632-3

Condition: Fine


[nice clean copy, no discernible wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) The life and legend of Famous Monsters of Filmland editor Forrest J Ackerman, as depicted in a whole bunch of badly-reproduced photographs (maybe that's why they're called "fotos"). "Fans & Fandom! Family & Friends! Travel! Ackermansion! Travel!" View more info

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Sam Francis: Paintings 1947-1990

By: Agee, William C.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24466

ISBN: 0-914357-65-4

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[a beautiful brand-new copy that had been in its original shrinkwrap until it was removed by us to confirm the edition; both the book and the translucent jacket are in pristine condition, with the jacket now encased in a new mylar cover]. (color plates, B&W photographs) Publication issued to accompany the exhibition of the same name, organized by the author (William Agee) and presented at The Geffen Temporary at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles from March 7 ... View more info

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A Delicate Balance

By: Albee, Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23882

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very light shelfwear, the faintest bit of spotting to bottom edge of text block, age-toning to fore-edge for about the first half of the book; jacket lightly rubbed, slightly pushed/scrunched at top of spine, minor soiling to rear panel]. Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama, filmed in 1973 with Katharine Hepburn and Paul Scofield filling the roles essayed by Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn in the original Broadway production. View more info

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The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes [*SIGNED*]

By: Aldridge, Alan

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22430

ISBN: 0500093423

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[lovely copy, no discernible wear to book, the jacket showing only tiny traces of edge- and surface-wear]. (color illustrations, photographs, etc.) INSCRIBED ("For ____") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, with an additional small drawing of a spider dangling from the last letter of his signature. "This illustrated autobiography charts Aldridge's life as a graphic entertainer, covering his whole exuberant career from 1963 up to the present." The boo... View more info

Image for The Funny Men [*SIGNED* twice]

The Funny Men [*SIGNED* twice]

By: Allen, Steve

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24409

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[tiny bump/crack at bottom front corner, a few ink lines in margins (others have been neatly erased); the jacket is a bit of a mess, having been torn in several places and tape-repaired/reinforced both externally and internally, also well-worn at the flap-folds]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author, twice: "To Jack / Best wishes!" on the colophon page, and "To Francis -- / Best regards -- " on the ffep; both signatures are with the author's full name. &#... View more info