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Stars of the Movies and Featured Players

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hollywood, The Hollywood Publicity Company, Inc.: (c.1927)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22633

Condition: Poor


[pretty beat-up, suitable for reference/research use only; rear cover detached, paper loss at corners of front cover and also corners of first few pages, water-staining to the rear endpapers (and affecting to some degree the last one-third or so of the book); on the bright side, there do not appear to be any missing pages]. (B&W photographs) Full-page portraits of 250 actors and actresses of the late silent era, arranged alphabetically. View more info

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The Hollywood Reporter (March 30, 1935, Section 2): 4th Annual Writers Number 1935

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Hollywood, The Wilkerson Daily Corp., Ltd.: 1935

Edition: (Vol. XXVI, No. 23)

Seller ID: 22636

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[minor edgewear to covers, slight fading along bottom edge of front cover]. (advertisements) This special "Writers Number" of the erstwhile Hollywood trade paper features 22 short pieces of various types -- stories, playlets, mini-essays, anecdotes, humorous jibes, etc. -- contributed by both prominent and not-so-prominent screenwriters (or, in some cases, regular writers in town to scoop up some of that easy movie money). Featured writers include Philip Wylie, Nunnally Johnson, Edward Chodorov, Ralph Block, Melvin Levy, George Seaton & Robert Pirosh, Dwight Taylor, and Edwin Knopf. ... View more info

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2nd Annual Festival of Preservation / July 7-30, 1989

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10220

Condition: Near Fine


[very minor handling wear, tiny tear at base of spine]. (B&W/color photographs) Program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities. Includes several pages of information about the Archive, and about film and TV preservation generally. The remainder of the book is devoted to program notes on the individual films in the festival, including: HELL'S ANGELS (1930); THE QUIET MAN (1952); THE SIGN OF THE CROSS (1932); THE BAT (1926); VIENNESE NIGHTS (1930); UNDER A TEXAS MOON (1930); THE SMILING LIEUTENANT (1931); THE SCOUNDREL (1935... View more info

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The Ninth Festival of Preservation / Aug. 1-29, 1998

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10225

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, faint edgewear]. (B&W photographs) Nicely-produced program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities, containing program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: JOAN OF ARC (1948); STAGECOACH (1939); DARK COMMAND (1940); THE FRESHMAN (1925); MACBET (1948); THE MYSTERIOUS DR. FU MANCHU (1929); DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY (1934); LILIOM (1930); THUNDERBOLT (1929); SHOCK CORRIDOR (1963): HOLLOW TRIUMPH (1948); LOST HORIZON (1937); BALL OF FIRE (1941); THE SOUTHERNER (1945); many others. There were ... View more info

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The Tenth Festival of Preservation / July 28 - August 26, 2000

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10226

Condition: Fine


[very nice copy, clean and bright with no discernible wear] (B&W photographs) Nicely-produced program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities, containing program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK (1984); THE POWER AND THE GLORY (1933); DAUGHTER OF THE DRAGON (1931); MOLLY O' (1921); FEET FIRST (1930); THE NAKED KISS (1964); THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (1937); CHEERS FOR MISS BISHOP (1941); HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (1941); THE INFORMER (1935); NOAH'S ARK (1928); BODY AND SOUL (1947)... View more info

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The Eighth Annual Festival of Preservation / June 27 - July 20, 1996

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10454

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, mild edge & surface wear]. (B&W photographs) Program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities, containing program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: GILDA (1946; the cover image is also from this film, with Rita Hayworth); DESIGN FOR LIVING (1933); FEAR AND DESIRE (1953, Stanley Kubrick's first film); ROMOLA (1924); THE UNHOLY THREE (1930); ONE TOUCH OF VENUS (1948); SPEEDY (1928); SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET WEAPON (1942); and numerous others. There was also a program devoted to... View more info

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The Fifth Annual Festival of Preservation / April 9 - May 8, 1993

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10455

Condition: Near Fine


[very minor handling wear]. (B&W photographs) Program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities, containing erudite program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: THE GUNS OF NAVARONE (1961); LIFE WITH FATHER (1947); AROUND THE WORLD VIA GRAF ZEPPELIN (1929); HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940); THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES (1941); PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1943); A DOUBLE LIFE (1948); two films by Edgar G. Ulmer, DAMAGED LIVES (1933) and STRANGE ILLUSION (1945); THAT HAMILTON WOMAN (1941); and numerous others. There were also... View more info

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The Sixth Annual Festival of Preservation / April 7 - May 1, 1994

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14322

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, very minor fingertip creases in front cover]. (B&W photographs) Program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's preservation activities, containing program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: THE SEA HAWK (1924); two features by Cecil B. DeMille (THE PLAINSMAN and THIS DAY AND AGE); THE SPIDER (1931), co-directed by William Cameron Menzies; APPLAUSE (Rouben Mamoulian, 1929); two Frank Capra features, MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939) and SUBMARINE (1928); a program of early TV films featuring James Dean; THE JUNG... View more info

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The 12th Festival of Preservation / July 22 - August 21, 2004

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14341

Condition: Fine


[very nice copy, clean and bright with no discernible wear] (B&W photographs) Program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities, containing program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: PATHS OF GLORY (Stanley Kubrick, 1957); THE SCARLET LETTER (1926 and 1934 versions); WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (Billy Wilder, 1957); PENNY SERENADE (George Stevens, 1941); TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE (Mack Sennett, 1914); A NIGHT IN CASABLANCA (The Marx Brothers, 1946); two Mary Pickford films, REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM ... View more info

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Fourth Annual Festival of Preservation / July 10-27, 1991

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17009

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


[light handling wear, slightly warped/bent]. (B&W photographs) Program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities, containing erudite program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: DR. MABUSE, THE GREAT GAMBLER (1922); THE INFORMER (1935); LOVE AFFAIR (1939); HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT (1937); STRANGE IMPERSONATION (1946); CHAMPION (1949); VAGABOND KING (1930); DOCTOR X (1932); HOLIDAY (1938); and numerous others. There were also special programs devoted to: the Hearst Metrotone News Collection; animated film... View more info

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The 13th Festival of Preservation / July 20 - August 19, 2006

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22907

Condition: Fine


[very nice copy, clean and bright with no discernible wear] (B&W photographs) Program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities, containing program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: OF MICE AND MEN (Lewis Milestone, 1939); BABY DOLL (Elia Kazan, 1956); GOD'S LITTLE ACRE (Anthony Mann, 1958); THE RED KIMONA (Walter Lang, 1925); CLOAK AND DAGGER (Fritz Lang, 1946); WAY OUT WEST (with Laurel & Hardy, 1937); TOPPER (Norman Z. McLeod, 1937); THE BIG COMBO (Joseph H. Lewis, 1955); MACBETH (Orson Welles, 194... View more info

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Walt Disney Magic Moments

By: Arseni, Ercole, Leone Bosi and Massimo Marconi, eds.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Milan, Arnoldo Mondadori Editions: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13660

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


(pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued) [minor shelfwear, very light soiling to covers, tiny stain near top of front cover, one page in middle of book has come loose]. (B&W/color frame enlargements, photos) Following a very brief history of Disney's career, the book presents frame blow-up versions of ten Disney cartoons: PLANE CRAZY (1928); THE GALLOPIN' GAUCHO (1929); FLOWERS AND TREES (1932); ORPHANS' BENEFIT (1934); PLUTO'S JUDGMENT DAY (1935); MICKEY'S RIVAL (1936); DON DONALD (1936); DONALD'S NEPHEWS (1938); BRAVE LITTLE TAILOR (1938); FERDINAND THE BULL (1938) View more info

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Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Buster Keaton

By: Bengtson, John

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Santa Monica CA, Santa Monica Press: (c.2000)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22040

ISBN: 1-891661-06-X

Condition: Very Good


[some edgewear and surface rubbing/scratching to covers, brief gift inscription on inside front cover] Trade PB (B&W photographs, maps) "A unique visual history of early Hollywood and other vintage locations as depicted in Buster Keaton's classic movies. Combining images from Keaton's films with archival photographs, historic maps, and scores of dramatic 'then' and 'now' photos, [this book] reveals dozens of movie locations that lay undiscovered for nearly 80 years. Part time-machine, part detective story, [the book] presents a fresh glimpse of Hollywood's most romantic era. More than ... View more info

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Histoire en 1000 images du cinema; collection dirigee par Robin Livio

By: Bessy, Maurice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions Du Pont Royal: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3039

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


(illustrated boards; no dust jacket) [heavily worn at corners; spine repaired with clear tape (binding of pages is solid)]. (B&W photographs) 1,000 images (they're numbered) illustrating the development of the cinema from Egyptian wall paintings through LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD; text and captions in French. View more info

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Les Truquages au Cinema

By: Bessy, Maurice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Paris, Les Editions Prisma: (c.1951)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5080

Condition: Very Good


(tan decorated buckram; no dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear, bottom corner of front cover bumped and slightly fraying, top corners slightly bumped; mild soiling to covers; binding solid, text clean,previous owner's signature on title page]. (B&W photographs, drawings) Profusely-illustrated treatise on the history and techniques of special effects in the cinema; text in French. Preface (also in French) by Orson Welles. The last section, "Les Films a Trucs," discusses how certain special effects were achieved in KING KONG, THE INVISIBLE MAN, THE THIEF OF BAGDAD, TOPPER, DOCTOR CYCLOPS, T... View more info

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The Art of Film Music [*SIGNED*]

By: Burt, George

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Northeastern University Press: (c.1994)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18139

ISBN: 1-55553-193-8

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[lightly bumped at bottom corners (both book and jacket), no other significant wear]. (musical examples) INSCRIBED ("Dear Richard / With admiration / and much gratitude for / your help") and SIGNED (first name only) by the author on the ffep. The author, a music professor and film composer, "explores music's significant role and powerful effect by analyzing several scenes in classic films produced from the 1930s through the 1980s. His thorough examination of the practical and aesthetic aspects of scoring a film is richly illustrated by the personal perspectives of such renowned c... View more info

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All That Hollywood Allows: Re-reading Gender in 1950s Melodrama

By: Byars, Jackie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill/London, University of North Carolina Press: (c.1991)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14589

ISBN: 0-8078-1953-0

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean copy, extremely light shelfwear to book; very minor surface wear to jacket (others would call it Fine/Fine without blinking, but I'm picky)]. (Gender & American Culture) Series (B&W photographs) This book "explores the representation of gender in popular Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s, the last decade in which film enjoyed a pivotal cultural position. Both a work of feminist film criticism and theory and an analysis of popular culture, this provocative book examines from a cultural studies perspective the top-grossing film melodramas of that decade, including A STREETCAR N... View more info

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Chilean Cinema

By: Chanan, Michael, ed.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, British Film Institute: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21974

ISBN: 0851700586

Condition: Near Fine


[nice clean copy, extremely light handling wear]. Trade PB Issued in conjunction with a BFI retrospective of Chilean cinema. Following an introduction discussing the historical background of the cinema in Chile, there are interviews with four filmmakers: Raul Ruiz, Helvio Soto, Miguel Littin, and Armand Mattelart. There are appendixes presenting a document, "Manifesto of the Film Makers' Committee of Support for Popular Unity," and three press reports; plus a filmography, and a bibliography. View more info

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Report on Blacklisting - I - Movies

By: Cogley, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: (n.p.), The Fund for the Republic, Inc.: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14842

Condition: Good


[moderately worn but clean copy, small tear at top of front cover]. Trade PB Volume I of a report on blacklisting in the entertainment industry (Volume II dealt with TV and radio), conducted by a civil liberties thinktank funded in large measure by the Ford Foundation. Its "staff of ten reporters and researchers collected facts in Hollywood and New York. They spent the next eight months interviewing persons on both Coasts who had first-hand knowledge of the situation. In all, almost five hundred persons were interviewed." This systematic approach yielded the first documented and wi... View more info

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The Hollywood Screenwriters; a Film Comment Book

By: Corliss, Richard, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Avon Books (Discus Books): 1972

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 21975

Condition: Very Good


[solid copy, mild browning to page edges, a little soft creasing to front cover, abrasions on title page from erasure of previous owner's name]. Mass Market PB An essential collection of essays, interviews and filmographies, this was a seminal work (and a precursor to Corliss's 1974 manifesto, Talking Pictures) in terms of bringing the screenwriter out from under the director's shadow, following a decade of auteurist criticism run rampant. There are essays on Anita Loos, Jules Furthman, Ben Hecht, Preston Sturges and Dudley Nichols; a memoir by Howard Koch about working with Max Ophuls on LETT... View more info