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

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 Johnson, Thomas R. Cripps, Robert Benchley, Edward Mapp, Melvin Van Peebles, Charles Michener, and Pauline Kael. Selected F... 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 bitter factionalism of the era of the Hollywood blacklist and its efforts to protect its members as television radically change... View more info

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The Promotion and Distribution of U.S. Latino Films

By: Puente, Henry

Price: $15.00

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 publications, newspaper articles, and websites, centering on marketing strategies, release dates, and box office figures. One of the ... View more info

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

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, although not stated as such in the book's front matter.) 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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The Hollywood Writers' Wars

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

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1983

Edition: 3rd printing

Seller ID: 24647

ISBN: 0-07-055791-8

Condition: Very Good+


[very slight curling to fore-edge of front cover, a touch of dog-earing to front cover corners]. Trade PB (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

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

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 horror as Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, Ira Levin's Rosemary's Baby, William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist and St... 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 half a century of American cinema -- from the audience's point of view." 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 book is a lively chronicle of all the way Americans have enjoyed going to the movies." Bibliography; index. View more info

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In the Realm of Pleasure: Von Sternberg, Dietrich, and the Masochistic Aesthetic

By: Studlar, Gaylyn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Urbana/Chicago, University of Illinois Press: (c.1988)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20014

ISBN: 0-252-01536-3

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[book is tight and clean, no discernible wear; jacket shows only light surface wear, slight fading to spine, short diagonal crease at top of rear flap]. (B&W photographs) This "close textual analysis of the six Paramount studio films directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich probes the source of their visual and psychological complexity [and] represents a major revision of current feminist-psychoanalytic theories of film pleasure and sexual difference." View more info

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The Ruby Slippers of Oz

By: Thomas, Rhys

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Tale Weaver Publishing: (c.1989)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18079

ISBN: 0-942139-09-7

Condition: Very Good-


[moderately worn copy, diagonal crease at bottom corner of front cover, slight curling to covers]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) This tale of the iconographic power (and great value) of the original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film classic "The Wizard of Oz" exposes "the clandestine and often treacherous underground of movie memorabilia, [and] may be the film industry's most bizarre account of ambition, greed, obsession, and deception. [It] opens the vault doors of studio treasure troves and also reveals an unbelievable account of marauders, thieves, innocent 'sol... View more info

Image for Catalogue de Mentay: Histoire du cinéma mondial sur les timbres

Catalogue de Mentay: Histoire du cinéma mondial sur les timbres

By: Utepbergenov, Mentay S.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: [Kazakstan], Sur Tur Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18146

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, very light handling wear, short diagonal crease at bottom right corner of front cover]. (color reproductions) A "history of world cinema on stamps," apparently the catalogue of the personal collection of movie- and entertainment-themed stamps assembled by the author, a Kazakstan-born actor who had at the time appeared in 47 films, primarily Russian, but had also been a stamp collector for thirty years (it sez here, in French), exercising his dual passion for both cinema and philately. I don't know whether this guy is world-renowned in stamp-collecting circles or not... View more info

Image for Paramount in Paris: 300 Films Produced at the Joinville Studios, 1930-1933, with Credits and Biographies

Paramount in Paris: 300 Films Produced at the Joinville Studios, 1930-1933, with Credits and Biographies

By: Waldman, Harry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Lanham MD/London, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20033

ISBN: 0-8108-3431-6

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [faint soiling to front cover, otherwise virtually as new with no discernible wear]. A history of this French facility, which turned out foreign-language versions of Paramount's films for European distribution. The text is arranged into chapters discussing the films by nationality: French, Spanish, Swedish, German, Italian, Polish, Czech, Portuguese, Hungarian, Dutch, and Romanian. View more info

Image for Scenes Unseen: Unreleased and Uncompleted Films from the World's Master Filmmakers, 1912-1990

Scenes Unseen: Unreleased and Uncompleted Films from the World's Master Filmmakers, 1912-1990

By: Waldman, Harry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Jefferson NC/London, McFarland & Company, Inc.: (c.1991)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20739

ISBN: 0-89950-601-1

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket, as issued) [lovely copy with no discernible wear; would be Fine but for previous owner's inked initials at top of ffep]. (B&W photographs) Examines the uncompleted or unreleased projects of 64 filmmakers, from the famous (Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Chaplin, John Ford, Orson Welles) to the more obscure (Gaston Modot, Laszlo Ranody, Wolfgang Staudte). You'll find all the well-known usual suspects here -- Josef von Sternberg's I, CLAUDIUS, George Cukor's SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE, Erich von Stroheim's QUEEN KELLY, Welles's DON QUIXOTE and others, etc. -- but also a lot of equally ... View more info

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Delmar Watson's Goin' Hollywood 1887-1987

By: Watson, Delmar, ed.; written by Paul Arnold

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hollywood CA, Delmar Watson Publisher: (c.1987)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14883

Condition: Very Good


[moderate edge/corner wear; binding solid, inside clean]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) The author grew up in Hollywood -- his father was an actor, and he and his brothers were one of the best-known kid thespian clans during the Thirties and Forties. (The Watsons played four of Governor "Happy" Hopper's kids in the memorable dinner-table scene in MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, for instance.) Once his acting days had passed, Delmar took up photography and became one of the town's most prominent lensmen. Although this book does not use his photos exclusively, it does present a nice mix o... View more info

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The Man and His Wings: William A. Wellman and the Making of the First Best Picture [*SIGNED*]

By: Wellman, William Jr.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Westport CT/London, Praeger: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 21262

ISBN: 0-275-98541-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book, very slight bump to top corners; jackets shows only a bit of surface handling wear]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. The story of the production of WINGS (1927), told by the director's son as, essentially, a long episode in his father's life story. "Augmented with personal correspondence from Wellman's own World War I tour of duty as a fighter pilot, on-set photographs from WINGS and other classic Hollywood films, and anecdote from the back lots of the early studio system, this unique work traces the way in which the first B... View more info

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Filming San Diego: Hollywood's Backlot, 1898-2002 (The Journal of San Diego History, Spring 2002)

By: Williams, Gregory L. (Hennessey, Gregg R., ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Diego, San Diego Historical Society: 2002

Edition: (Vol. 48, No. 2)

Seller ID: 15193

ISBN: 0-918740-24-X

Condition: Near Fine


[minor handling wear only]. (B&W photographs) A special issue of The Journal of San Diego history, devoted to the city's history on the silver screen. The primary article is accompanied by an introduction, "San Diego Film Town," by Welton Jones, and a chronological listing (compiled by Mr. Williams) of 752 films (including TV productions) that have been filmed in San Diego or have plots concerning the city, beginning in 1898. View more info