Category: Cinema: History

Sort

Showing 41-60 of 94

Image for Motion-Picture Work; a general treatise on picture taking, picture making, photo-plays, and theater management and operation

Motion-Picture Work; a general treatise on picture taking, picture making, photo-plays, and theater management and operation

By: Hulfish, David S.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Chicago, American School of Correspondence: 1913

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 15009

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket, as issued) [solid copy, moderate overall wear, hinges and binding fully intact, 1-1/2-inch rip in spine cloth at bottom front hinge, cloth frayed exposing boards at 3 of 4 corners; internally very clean, despite some very light dampstaining to the last 80 pages or so]. (B&W photographs, halftones, diagrams) This massive work, first issued in 1911 (as "A Cyclopedia of Motion Picture Work," in two volumes), is really a gigantic how-to manual, with ... View more info

Image for British Film Music

British Film Music

By: Huntley, John

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Skelton Robinson: [1947]

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20203

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[slight bumping to spine ends, pages somewhat age-browned due to cheap paper stock employed, small bookstore stamp on ffep; jacket has some paper loss at top corners and bottom corner of rear panel, moderate soiling and general wear]. (B&W photographs) "A complete survey of Film Music in Great Britain from the earliest days of the silent picture to the present day -- how it all began, the films that mark the milestones along the road of development, a meeting with t... View more info

Image for The Rise of the American Film: A Critical History

The Rise of the American Film: A Critical History

By: Jacobs, Lewis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: (c.1939)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 13595

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


(price-clipped) [solid copy, small black marks at bottom edges of endpapers (from former jacket protector), also some minor markings to book covers from same source; jacket itself is rather heavily worn along the top and bottom edges, with wrinkling, various small tears, etc., all attributable to its long-time "protection" by one of those old-fashioned jacket covers with the gunky black strips at the edges (now removed and replaced)]. (B&W photographs) The first... View more info

Image for Univers du Cinema

Univers du Cinema

By: Jacques, Pierre

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions Felix Touron: (c.1966)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8320

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(original clear mylar jacket) [very mild handling wear, faint soiling to bottom edge; mylar jacket shows some surface wear, no tears]. (B&W/color photographs) Profusely illustrated history of world cinema; text in French, but still a visual feast despite the language barrier. [Note: big fat heavy book; extra shipping charges may apply.] (++) View more info

Image for Motion Picture Empire

Motion Picture Empire

By: Jobes, Gertrude

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hamden CT, Archon Books: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17593

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[a solid clean copy, with the slightest trace of wear to bottom edge; white paper jacket is moderately soiled and unevenly browned, especially at spine]. (B&W photographs) "A well-documented and psychologically penetrating study of one of the largest industries in the United States. ... [the author] loses nothing of the irony, humor, pathos and acrimony that have characterized the growth of the industry, yet her touch is a light one and the intricacies of high financ... View more info

Image for The Dark Page: Books That Inspired American Film Noir [1940-1949] [*SIGNED*]

The Dark Page: Books That Inspired American Film Noir [1940-1949] [*SIGNED*]

By: Johnson, Kevin

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New Castle DE, Oak Knoll Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18727

ISBN: 158456217X

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[lovely, as-new book, no wear whatsoever to either book or jacket]. (color photographs) SIGNED and DATED by the author on the title page. Gorgeously-produced bibliographic/pictorial survey covering 156 books (plus a handful of "secondary" titles), each of which served as the basis for an American film adaptation during the 1940s. For each book, the author presents detailed bibliographic information on the first edition, and a little background data on the book a... View more info

Image for Hollywood on Trial: The Story of the 10 Who Were Indicted

Hollywood on Trial: The Story of the 10 Who Were Indicted

By: Kahn, Gordon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Gaer: (c.1948)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24141

Condition: Very Good in Poor dj


[decent sound book, moderate wear to extremities, light soiling and age-toning to edges of text block; jacket heavily chipped at and around spine ends, paper loss at several corners, old internal masking-tape repairs to various tears/splits, all in all kind of a mess]. "What were you doing on September 13, 1947? On that day some of Hollywood's most distinguished authors, stars, directors and producers were commanded to appear befor the House un-American Activities C... View more info

Image for A Cast of Killers [*SIGNED*]

A Cast of Killers [*SIGNED*]

By: Kirkpatrick, Sidney D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.: (c.1986)

Edition: 3rd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14660

ISBN: 0-525-24390-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[minor shelfwear, top front corner bumped; jacket shows almost no wear, "Autographed Copy" label on front panel (which can be removed at buyer's request)]. (B&W photographs) SIGNED by the author on the title page. "The Sensational True Story of Hollywood's Most Scandalous Murder--Covered Up for Sixty Years and Solved at Last by the Great Film Director King Vidor." Well, true enough that the long-unsolved 1922 murder of director/ playboy William Desmond ... View more info

Image for A Separate Cinema: Fifty Years of Black-Cast Posters

A Separate Cinema: Fifty Years of Black-Cast Posters

By: Kisch, John, and Edward Mapp

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18890

ISBN: 0-374-26101-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[previous owner's name in ink at top of ffep, otherwise Fine, with no significant wear to book; jacket slightly scuffed in one small area at right edge of front panel]. (color reproductions; B&W photographs) Preface by Spike Lee; introduction by Donald Bogle. Beautiful color reproductions of more than 200 posters dating from 1915 to 1965, providing "a unique glimpse of another era and of the extraordinary energy and spirit that characterized early black film." View more info

Image for A Long Look at Short Films: An A.C.T.T. Report on the Short Entertainment and Factual Film

A Long Look at Short Films: An A.C.T.T. Report on the Short Entertainment and Factual Film

By: Knight, Derrick, and Vincent Porter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford/London/etc., Association of Cinematograph, Television and Allied Technicians, in association with Pergamon Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14940

Condition: Good+


[moderate wear, light soiling to page edges, minor rubbing/creasing to covers; binding sound, text unmarked]. Trade PB "The authors provide a penetrating study of the short film industry in Great Britain and present suggestions as to ways in which the British film industry can be restored to energetic and profitable life by concentration on development of the short film." (Hm. Wonder how that worked out?) "The contents are grouped under four main headings:... View more info

Image for 50 Super Stars

50 Super Stars

By: Kobal, John, comp.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Bounty Books: (c.1974)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19045

ISBN: 0-517-515911

Condition: Very Good


(stiff card covers) [light overall wear, bumped at a couple of corners, small bump/tear at top edge front cover, small bookstore stamp at bottom corner of half-title page]. (B&W & color photographs, movie ad reproductions) Attractive oversize album (12"x17"), essentially a kind of scrapbook with entries for fifty great movie stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood, from the silent era (Theda Bara, Chaplin, Keaton, Valentino, Clara Bow) to the 1960s (the most "... View more info

Image for Great Film Stills of the German Silent Era: 125 Stills from the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek

Great Film Stills of the German Silent Era: 125 Stills from the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek

By: Kobal, John, comp. and ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications, Inc.: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22210

ISBN: 0-486-24195-5

Condition: Very Good+


[slight curling to front cover, light surface wear to covers]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) A collection of stunning still images from the apex of the German silent cinema, reproduced one or two on a page, including scenes from films by Robert Wiene, Fritz Lang, G.W. Pabst, Ernst Lubitsch, F.W. Murnau, Joe May, E.A. Dupont, and others. Features an introduction by the eminent German film historian Lotte Eisner, plus a brief essay on the Gerhardt Lamprecht collection, from... View more info

Image for Hemingway and the Movies

Hemingway and the Movies

By: Laurence, Frank M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Jackson, University Press of Mississippi: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19189

ISBN: 0-87805-115-5

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


(price-clipped) [a bit of wear to book at spine ends, light dust-soiling to top edge; jacket is bright and almost like new, the price-clipping being the only significant flaw]. (B&W photographs) Comprehensive analysis (sometimes including production history) of all fifteen of the Hollywood films based on Ernest Hemingway's books or stories. Includes individual chapters devoted to THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, A FAREWELL TO ARMS, TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT, THE KILLERS and FOR WHO... View more info

Image for Behind the Motion-Picture Screen

Behind the Motion-Picture Screen

By: Lescarboura, Austin C.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Benjamin Blom, Inc.: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 15414

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice copy, with just a bit of soiling to the bottom edge]. (B&W photographs) "How the Scenario Writer, Director, Cameraman, Scene Painter and Carpenter, Laboratory Man, Art Director, Property Man, Electrician, Projector Operator and Others Contribute Their Share of Work Toward the Realization of the Wonderful Photoplays of Today; and How the Motion Picture is Rapidly Extending Into Many Fields Aside from that of Entertainment." Beau... View more info

Image for Screening Spaces: Women and Motion Pictures in America, 1908-1917

Screening Spaces: Women and Motion Pictures in America, 1908-1917

By: Lindsey, Shelley Stamp

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor MI, UMI Dissertation Services: 1995 (c.1994)

Edition: Unstated ed

Seller ID: 14904

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[a little soiling to bottom edge, some minor annotations in first 25 pages of text, a couple of diagonally-creased page corners]. Doctoral dissertation from NYU (printed from microfilm), describing "how cinema helped shape the social maps of modern America by investing three sites crucial to the transfiguration of gendered domains in the pre-War era: the home, a space with which women remained deeply associated; city streets, where women now congregated; and the pol... View more info

Image for Universal City -- North Hollywood: A Centennial Portrait: An Illustrated History

Universal City -- North Hollywood: A Centennial Portrait: An Illustrated History

By: Link, Tom

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatsworth CA, Windsor Publications, Inc.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20088

ISBN: 0-89781-393-6

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[lovely copy, no discernible wear to book at all; the slightest bit of wrinkling to jacket at top edge of front panel]. (B&W and color photographs) The author "explores the area's rich history -- from the early days of the dons to the era of the 'Home of the Peach,' to the recent years so dramatically influenced by the entertainment industry." Although truly a local history, a substantial part of the book is of course devoted to Universal Pictures, which first s... View more info

Image for It's a Gift

It's a Gift

By: Louvish, Simon

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, British Film Institute/BFI Publishing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15043

ISBN: 0-85170-472-7

Condition: Very Good+


[nice clean copy, light handling wear, minor bumping to bottom corners of a few pages]. (BFI Film Classics) Series Trade PB (B&W photographs) Critical and historical discussion of W.C. Fields's great 1934 film IT'S A GIFT, including "tracing back the origins in Fields's stage work of the wonderful set pieces from which the film is constructed." (Carl LaFong ... capital L, small a, capital F, small o, small n, small g...) View more info

Image for Cinema Verite in America: Studies in Uncontrolled Documentary

Cinema Verite in America: Studies in Uncontrolled Documentary

By: Mamber, Stephen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge & London, The MIT Press: (c.1974)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21959

ISBN: 0-262-13092-0

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[spine a bit turned, slight bumping at top of spine, a little fading to cloth at base of spine, internally nice and clean; jacket edgeworn and rubbed, small closed tear at top front hinge]. (B&W photographs) The first full-length critical study of the style of documentary filmmaking that arose during the 1960s, the hallmark of which was filmmakers' innovative (and sometimes aggressive) use of special lightweight cameras and portable tape recorders. "The author outli... View more info

Image for Romance and the "Yellow Peril": Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction

Romance and the "Yellow Peril": Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction

By: Marchetti, Gina

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 15983

ISBN: 0-520-08495-0

Condition: Very Good


[good clean copy, slight bends to top corners of both covers; text unmarked in any way]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) This examination of the depiction of Asians and interracial sexuality in Hollywood films shows "how fantasy-dramas of interracial rape, lynching, tragic love, and model marriage are powerfully evident in American cinema. [She] brings the theoretical perspective of recent writing on race, ethnicity, and gender to her analyses of film and television and... View more info

Image for The Ohio Theatre 1928-1978

The Ohio Theatre 1928-1978

By: Marsico, Jim, and Alan Woods, editors/writers

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [Columbus OH], Columbus Association for the Performing Arts: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12385

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dj


[very light soiling to top/bottom edges, otherwise a beautiful copy; jacket rubbed/scuffed, a few small tears, moderate edgewear]. (B&W/color photographs, other illus.) Sumptuously-produced book celebrating the saving and restoration of the Ohio Theatre (originally Loew's Ohio) in Columbus, a 2,779-seat baroque movie palace designed by Thomas H. Lamb, which opened in March 1928 and was about to be demolished in 1969 when a preservation effort was launched, culminating i... View more info