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Republic Confidential: Volume 2: The Players

By: Mathis, Jack

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Barrington IL, Jack Mathis Advertising: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18844

ISBN: 0-9632878-0-X

Condition: Fine


(pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued) [lovely, as-new condition]. (B&W photographs) An exhaustive, fully-indexed catalog of every actor and actress who ever received screen credit for an appearance in a Republic Pictures movie, with additional documentation regarding the studio's contract players. Includes a photograph, it seems, of just about every one of them -- many more for the contract players, which included Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, although with numerou... View more info

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Underworld U.S.A.

By: McArthur, Colin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1972

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: 17008

ISBN: 0-670-01953-4

Condition: Very Good


[moderate external wear; binding solid, text clean]. (Cinema One) Series Trade PB (B&W photographs) "A two-part book dealing with the history and development of the Hollywood gangster film (and its offshoot during the forties, the thriller or film noir)." The first section explores the genre's "characteristic themes, patterns, iconography, and actors," while the second section discusses the work of notable filmmakers who have worked within the genre: Fri... View more info

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"They're Here...": Invasion of the Body Snatchers: A Tribute [*SIGNED* by McCarthy]

By: McCarthy, Kevin, and Ed Gorman, eds.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Berkley Boulevard Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22643

ISBN: 0-425-16527-2

Condition: Near Fine


[minor edgewear to rear cover, short diagonal crease at bottom right corner of front cover, some discoloration to inside front and rear covers]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED "To the very attractive / _______ family!" and SIGNED on the ffep by McCarthy (co-editor of this book and star of the original 1956 movie). This book "explores the enduring power and popularity of the BODY SNATCHERS phenomenon. Filled with photographs, interviews, personal comm... View more info

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Winchester's Screen Encyclopedia

By: Miller, Maud M., ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Winchester Publications Limited: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10321

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fair


(no dust jacket) [Fair condition only, front hinge broken and front cover hanging in place by the webbing; considerable exterior wear, light browning to pages (cheap paper), vintage bookseller's label (Foyle's!) on front pastedown]. (B&W photographs, color plates) Reference book focusing largely on British films, but including numerous American stars in its "Who's Who in Films" section, with short biographies and credits for each. Also includes numerous short ar... View more info

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Motion Picture Directing: The Facts and Theories of the Newest Art

By: Milne, Peter

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Falk Publishing Co.: (c.1922)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22034

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [light wear to extremities, bookplate on front pastedown; gilt lettering still bright on front cover, a little dulled on spine]. (B&W photographs) "Used as a Supplementary Text in New York Institute of Photography." Directors whose work is discussed or whose views are expressed include D.W. Griffith, William De Mille, Cecil B.DeMille, Rex Ingram, Frank Borzage, Thomas H. Ince, Ernst Lubitsch, Joe May and Marshall Neilan. Also includes chapters ... View more info

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The Stars

By: Morin, Edgar (translated by Richard Howard)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/London, Grove Press / Evergreen Books: 1961

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 21608

Condition: Near Fine


[some creasing in spine, minor edgewear to covers, light stain at left edge of rear cover]. (Evergreen Profile Book 7) Series Trade PB (B&W photographs) Originally published in France in 1957, this book is described on the cover as "an account of the star-system in motion pictures," but that makes it sound a good deal dryer and more purely "historical" than it actually is. While it certainly touches the major historical trends (and even throws in a two-... View more info

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Back of Beyond: Discovering Australian Film and Television

By: Murray, Scott (ed.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: North Sydney, Australia, Australian Film Commission: (c.1988)

Seller ID: 15540

ISBN: 0-7316-4390-9

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, minimal handling wear, slight bumping/bending to top corners affecting first one-quarter or so of the book]. (B&W photographs) Catalog for "the most extensive programme of Australian film and television ever presented ... [offering] a unique opportunity to explore the depth and diversity of Australian drama and documentary production within a thematic context." The program was presented by the Australian Film Commission and the UCLA Film and Tel... View more info

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The First Twenty Years: A Segment of Film History

By: Niver, Kemp R. (edited by Bebe Bergsten)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Locare Research Group: (c.1968)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18060

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[moderate shelfwear to bottom edge, otherwise a clean, sound copy, with tiny bookstore rubber-stamped name on ffep, bookstore label on copyright page; light soiling and handling wear to mostly-white jacket, a few tiny tears at spine ends]. (B&W photographs) Using frame blow-ups from film prints in the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection (which he was instrumental in saving from destruction), the author provides an illuminating look at the cinema in its infancy. View more info

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Mary Pickford, Comedienne [*SIGNED*]

By: Niver, Kemp R. (edited by Bebe Bergsten)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Locare Research Group: (c.1969)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18853

ISBN: 091398602X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, top front corner bumped; jacket lightly soiled and a little age-toned, minor wrinkling near top of front panel]. (B&W photographs, facsimiles) INSCRIBED ("To Sydney [sic] Solow") and SIGNED by the author on the title page. Essentially a "films-of-Mary Pickford" chronicle, but limited to only those films in which she "appeared as a comedienne, either as the principal actress, or in a supporting role" for the Biograph Company from... View more info

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Black Films and Film-makers: A Comprehensive Anthology from Stereotype to Superhero

By: Patterson, Lindsay, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: (c.1975)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20909

ISBN: 0-396-06843-X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear, minor soiling to bottom edge, shallow dent in top edge of rear cover; jacket lightly rubbed, with a bit of wer to edges and extremities, minor paper loss at top of spine]. (B&W photographs) Selected articles and essays from the 1920s to the 1970s. Individual films to which entire pieces are dedicated include THE BIRTH OF A NATION, HEARTS IN DIXIE, CARMEN JONES, SWEET SWEETBACK'S BAADASSSSS SONG, SOUNDER and BOOK OF NUMBERS. Contributors include Albert... View more info

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Aviation in the Cinema

By: Pendo, Stephen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Metuchen NJ/London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17081

ISBN: 0-8108-1746-2

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean copy, very light wear to book extremities, minor scuffing to front cover]. (B&W photographs) Comprehensive history of "feature motion pictures, made-for-television films, and television series that feature some aspect of aviation." Includes an extensive bibliography and full name/title index. View more info

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The Politics of Glamour: Ideology and Democracy in the Screen Actors Guild

By: Prindle, David F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Madison WI, University of Wisconsin Press: (c.1988)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14149

ISBN: 0-299-11810-X

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear to book; jacket a bit rubbed/scuffed]. (B&W photographs) "Drawing upon interviews, film rchives, press reports, and the documents of the Guild itself, [the author] examines the founding and growth of the Screen Actors Guild in the union battleground of the 1930s, when craft and industrial unions struggled for national dominance and organized crime attempted to muscle in on Hollywood. He analyzes its politics during the bi... View more info

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The Promotion and Distribution of U.S. Latino Films

By: Puente, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Peter Lang: (c.2011)

Edition: 1st Edition (pb issue)

Seller ID: 19046

ISBN: 1433113279

Condition: Fine


[bright and clean, essentially as new, with no discernible wear]. (Intersections in Communication and Culture, Vol. 28) Series (tables, charts) "This book documents the barriers to success encountered by U.S. Latino films over the past three decades, as their proponents sought to secure distribution deals and prove the films' worth as commodities. [It] includes interviews with marketers, publicists, and producers, and secondary research material from trade publicati... View more info

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Russians in Hollywood, Hollywood's Russians: Biography of an Image

By: Robinson, Harlow

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, Northeastern University Press: (c.2007)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19051

ISBN: 1-55553-686-7

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book, tiny scrunch-indentation to bottom page edges, slight bump to top of spine, no other significant wear; jacket slightly dog-eared at top of spine, a trace of shopwear to top corners]. (B&W photographs) "This is the first look at the colorful yet largely unknown story of Russian emigres who worked in the American film industry [and] also an informed and entertaining analysis of the representation of Russians and Soviets in American cinema." View more info

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Women's Reflections: The Feminist Film Movement

By: Rosenberg, Jan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor MI, UMI Research Press: (c.1983, 1979)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14503

ISBN: 0-8357-1400-4

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice clean book, top corners slightly bumped but no other significant wear]. (Studies in Cinema, No. 22) Series View more info

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Documentary Film

By: Rotha, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1938

Edition: Revised ed.

Seller ID: 9310

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [solid copy, moderate wear at corners (light fraying), a bit of soiling to rear cover, light mottling on spine]. (B&W photographs) The first major history of documentary films, "written [per the author's foreword] to replace the theoretical discussions in [his earlier general history of the cinema] The Film Till Now." Preface by John Grierson. (This, the first American edition, is actually a revised edition of the earlier (1935) British book, a... View more info

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The Hollywood Writers' Wars

By: Schwartz, Nancy Lynn (completed by Sheila Schwartz)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18333

ISBN: 0-394-41140-4

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[light dust-soiling to top edge, otherwise a solid clean copy with only light shelfwear; jacket has several surface-scraped spots at bottom right-hand corner of front panel, a bit of wear at spine ends]. (B&W photographs) Indispensible, well-researched story of the formation of the Screen Writers Guild (later re-named the Writers Guild of America), based on diaries, letters, newspaper clippings and hundreds of interviews with the participants. View more info

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More Things Than are Dreamt Of: Masterpieces of Supernatural Horror - from Mary Shelley to Stephen King - in Literature and Film

By: Silver, Alain, and James Ursini

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Limelight Editions: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18106

ISBN: 0-87910-177-6

Condition: Near Fine


[slight curling to covers, but no other significant wear; clean inside and out]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) "The sweep of the book encompasses almost two centuries as it reconsiders in detail such classics of literature as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, tales of Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Henry James' The Turn of the Screw and Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, right up to such contemporary novels of ho... View more info

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American Audiences on Movies and Moviegoing

By: Stempel, Tom

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Lexington, The University Press of Kentucky: (c.2001)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18028

ISBN: 0-8131-2183-3

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book itself is tight and clean, with no significant wear; jacket the same, except for soft vertical crease in front flap and diagonal crease at lower corner of rear flap]. The author draws on his more than fifty years' experience of "watching movies and his fellow filmgoers [and] listening to their comments and reactions," as well as "the results of a survey on movies and moviegoing in the respondents' own words," to present "a unique perspective on... View more info

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America Goes to the Movies: 100 Years of Motion Picture Exhibition

By: Stone, Barbara

Price: $20.00

Publisher: North Hollywood CA, National Association of Theatre Owners: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22062

ISBN: 0-9638653-0-7

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book nice and clean with no discernible wear; jacket shows only minor wrinkling here and there along edges, tiny tears at rear corners]. (B&W and color photographs) "Spiced with the personal anecdotes of motion picture exhibitors, [this book] captures the broad sweep of American moviegoing with a highly readable and engaging style. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and memorabilia culled from the personal scrapbooks of veteran movie showmen and others, this bo... View more info