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The Motion Picture Almanac: Reference Book of the Industry: 1931

By: (Quigley, Martin, ed.)

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York, The Quigley Publishing Company: (c.1931)

Edition: 3rd Annual

Seller ID: 22111

Condition: Good


(quarter-bound, paper over boards; no dust jacket, as issued, but now protected with a custom-fitted clear mylar jacket) [binding solid, hinges intact, internally clean; covers are edgeworn, moderately scraped and soiled; spine lettering faded to unreadability]. (B&W photographs, ads, graphics) Comprehensive compendium of everything, and I mean everything, to do with the movie biz: people, companies, theaters, organizations, regulations, statistics galore, texts of industry contracts, legal decisions, technical advancements, equipment suppliers, film releases 1929-31, etc. etc. The biographic... View more info

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Who Wrote the Movie and What Else Did He Write?: An Index of Screen Writers and Their Film Works 1936-1969

By: (Spigelgass, Leonard, ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences / The Writers Guild of America, west: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8666

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket, as issued) [solid clean copy, moderate shelfwear]. A joint publication of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Writers Guild of America, west, this book lists screenwriting credits for thousands of writers and films for the period indicated; also includes an awards index, as well as of nominees and winners of screenwriting Oscars and WGA awards. Dated, but still indispensable for the period covered (although one should also keep in mind that the WGA has in recent years issued a number of "corrected" credits to restore proper credit to formerly blackl... View more info

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The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1931-1940 [complete 3-volume set]

By: (The American Film Institute) Hanson, Patricia King, ed.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Berkeley CA, University of California Press: (c.1993)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17051

ISBN: 0-520-07908-6

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jackets, as issued) [all three volumes lightly shelfworn, with a little soiling to the page edges; the Indexes volume has a small spill-stain on the top edge, and all three volumes bear the original vendor's label on the ffep; all bindings are strong, and as far as I can see there are no markings of any kind in the text, although if you think I'm going to check all 3,789 pages, you've got another think coming, as they say]. Extensive, exhaustive, indispensible compilation of data on 5,525 feature films produced in the U.S. from 1931 through 1940. This was the second publication to app... View more info

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The 1947 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

By: Alicoate, Jack, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Film Daily: (c.1947)

Edition: 29th Annual

Seller ID: 8694

Condition: Very Good+


(vory-colored cover with gold embossed highlights; no dust jacket, as issued) [solid copy, binding firm, minor shelfwear, mild spotting/tanning to page edges, spine a little darkened, ffep corner-clipped, some scuffing to raised lettering on fron cover]. (photos, advertisements) Complete trade directory to the American (and to a somewhat lesser extent, international) motion picture business. Directory listings for every imaginable facet of the business, biographical information, data on the previous year's film releases, listings of companies and personnel, articles about the current state of... View more info

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The 1933 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

By: Alicoate, Jack, ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, The Film Daily: (c.1933)

Edition: 15th Annual

Seller ID: 13608

Condition: Good


(red cover with black & gilt embossed highlights; no dust jacket, as issued) [binding broken/separated at front hinge, some soiling to page edges, but otherwise quite a servicable copy, complete and internally clean]. (photographs, advertisements) ***NOTE: Additional shipping charges for this heavy book may apply for non-U.S. customers, or for Priority Mail shipping within the U.S.; if this causes you concern, please inquire before placing your order.*** View more info

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The 1938 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

By: Alicoate, Jack, ed.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The Film Daily: (c.1938)

Edition: (20th Annual)

Seller ID: 13610

Condition: Very Good+


(silver cover with copper/turquoise embossed highlights; issued without dj) [good solid copy, nicer than usually found on volumes of this vintage; binding intact, with just some moderate shelfwear; internally clean; this copy belonged to "E.A. Schiller" (whoever he was), whose name is stamped on the front cover; the spine is a uniform golden color, although it may have been silver originally -- if it's discolored, however, it's not at all unattractive]. (photographs, advertisements) At a whopping 1280 pages, this is the thickest volume ever issued in this series, making the solidity o... View more info

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The 1946 Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

By: Alicoate, Jack, ed.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Film Daily: (c.1947)

Edition: 29th Annual

Seller ID: 21976

Condition: Very Good


(dark brown cover with gold embossed highlights and lettering; no dust jacket, as issued) [front hinge cracked (but not separated), rear hinge a little weak, one-time owner's name at top of ffep, moderate bumping to several corners, vertical crease in middle of spine covering]. (photos, advertisements) Complete trade directory to the American (and to a somewhat lesser extent, international) motion picture business. Directory listings for every imaginable facet of the business, biographical information, data on the previous year's film releases, listings of companies and personnel, articles ab... View more info

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The Stunt Guide: Third Edition

By: Cann, John, ed.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Canyon Country CA, Action P.A.C. International: (ca.1993)

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 21108

ISBN: 0-9629292-1-2

Condition: Very Good+


(plastic-comb binding) [minor wear at extremities, a little surface wear to covers, dog-earing and creasing to the section tabs; plastic-comb binding fully intact]. (B&W photographs, ads, diagrams, etc.) Third (and apparently final) edition of this "comprehensive stunt reference book for the entertainment industry." And comprehensive it certainly is, containing all the information that a working stunt performer might need, organized into four tabbed sections: Contracts and General Info; Articles; Listings; Personnel and Support. Apart from its practical-reference aspects (now largel... View more info

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Directory of Members 1998

By: Costume Designers Guild

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Sherman Oaks CA, Costume Designers Guild: 1998

Edition: Annual edition

Seller ID: 22506

Condition: Near Fine


(stiff card covers) [minor bumping and edgewear to covers]. (costume sketch reproductions) Membership directory of the Costume Designers Guild, a reference guide providing contact and selected credit information for its members in the following categories: Costume Designers; Assistant Costume Designers; Costume Illustrators; Commercial Designers; Inactive Members. There is also a directory of IATSE signatory costume houses, information on the Guild's executive board and committee members, an advertising section, and a film title index for quick reference to the costume designers of several t... View more info

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Directory of Members 1999

By: Costume Designers Guild

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Sherman Oaks CA, Costume Designers Guild: 1999

Edition: Annual edition

Seller ID: 22507

Condition: Near Fine


(stiff card covers) [minor bumping to extremities, a few of the divider tabs somewhat dog-eared]. (costume sketch reproductions) Membership directory of the Costume Designers Guild, a reference guide providing contact and selected credit information for its members in the following categories: Costume Designers; Assistant Costume Designers; Costume Illustrators; Commercial Costume Designers; Inactive Members. There is also a directory of IATSE signatory costume houses, information on the Guild's executive board and committee members, an advertising section, and a film title index for quick r... View more info

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Directory of Members 2001

By: Costume Designers Guild

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Sherman Oaks CA, Costume Designers Guild: 2001

Edition: Annual edition

Seller ID: 22508

Condition: Near Fine


(stiff card covers) [a couple of bumped corners, no other significant wear]. (costume sketch reproductions) Membership directory of the Costume Designers Guild, a reference guide providing contact and selected credit information for its members in the following categories: Costume Designers; Assistant Costume Designers; Costume Illustrators; Commercial Costume Designers; Inactive Members. There is also information on the Guild's executive board and committee members, a list of the 2000 Costume Designers Guild Award winners, and an advertising section. Beautifully reproduced in color through... View more info

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An Index to Films in Review, 1950-1959

By: Fawcett, Marion

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, National Board of Review: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 317

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket, as issued) [minor shelfwear; binding solid, inside very clean]. A very detailed index to the first ten years of one of the most information-rich of all film periodicals. Indispensible for researchers using Films in Review, since even the letters column (which contains many additions and corrections to published articles) is indexed! View more info

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An Index to Films in Review 1960-1964

By: Fawcett, Marion

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, National Board of Review: 1966

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 9247

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


(no dj, as issued) [mild shelfwear, faint foxing to top edge]. Typically meticulous index to five years' worth of articles and letters. View more info

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The Book of Movie Lists: An Offbeat, Provocative Collection of the Best and Worst of Everything in Movies

By: McBride, Joseph

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Chicago, Contemporary Books: (c.1999)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14124

ISBN: 0-8092-2891-2

Condition: Near Fine


[virtually as new, tight and clean with just a couple of tiny black marks on front cover]. Trade PB "From the best to the worst, and including everything in between, this fun and fascinating compendium of offbeat movie lore and information will delight both die-hard movie buffs and casual weekend multiplexers." (Including ten pages of trivia about the making of ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL, for which the author was one of the screenwriters. Gabba Gabba Hey!) View more info

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The Shoot-Em-Ups Ride Again: A Supplement to Shoot-Em-Ups

By: Rainey, Buck

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Metuchen NJ/London, The Scarecrow Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6679

ISBN: 0-8108-2132-X

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [minor wear to top/bottom edges]. (B&W photographs) Includes not only new material, updating this indispensible genre filmography through 1989, but also additions/corrections to the previous volume. ***NOTE: Additional shipping charges for this heavy book may apply for non-U.S. customers, or for Priority Mail shipping within the U.S.; if this causes you concern, please inquire before placing your order.*** View more info

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American Film Personnel and Company Credits, 1908-1920

By: Spehr, Paul C., with Gunnar Lundquist

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC/London, Mcfarland & Company: (c.1996)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6681

ISBN: 0-7864-0255-5

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket, as issued) [moderate shelfwear, slight dent in front cover, contents clean, binding solid]. (B&W photographs) "Filmographies Reordered by Authoritative Organizational and Personal Names from Lauritzen and Lundquist's American Film-Index" (which is a fancy way of saying that it's an index to the filmographical information in the Lauritzen/Lundquist books). Invaluable work, providing a single alphabetical index to the equally invaluable American Film-Index volumes by personal name, company name, and literary source title. ***NOTE: Additional shipping charges for this... View more info

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John Willis' Screen World 1975 (Volume 26)

By: Willis, John, ed.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers Inc.: (c.1975)

Edition: (Volume 26)

Seller ID: 21041

ISBN: 0-517-521024

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book with no discernible wear; jacket shows light surface wear, minor dog-earing at top of spine]. (B&W photographs) Provides cast/production credits for all films released in the U.S. during 1974. Front jacket panel illustrations of Paul Newman, Lee Remick, Glenda Jackson, Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Charlton Heston, Jack Lemmon, Dyan Cannon. "Promising New Actors" include William Atherton, Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Blair, Valerie Perrine, Martin Sheen [hey, wait a minute--he was "Promising" back in 1969, too!], Sam Waterston, Bernadette Peters. This year's volume d... View more info