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Equal to Princes: A Hollywood Novel

By: Gregory, Mary Lawrence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Co.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5930

ISBN: 0-385-19802-7

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[spine turned, but otherwise a nice clean copy with minimal wear; jacket has a couple of tiny tears at bottom corners]. A novel about the three Diamond brothers -- Sheldon, Mel, and David -- who came of age during Hollywood's Golden Era, and occupy positions of prestige and influence within the business, as an executive, a fast-living lawyer, and a passionately committed writer, respectively. The author (aka Mollie Gregory) is also a noted screenwriter and documentary f... View more info

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16 Bananas

By: Gross, Hugh

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Mid-List Press: (c.1995)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4784

ISBN: 0922811210

Condition: Near Fine


[tight and bright, with just a touch of edgewear here and there; spine slightly color-shifted from green to blue]. Trade PB "A contemporary satire about making movies and making money, though not necessarily in that order." View more info

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My Fellow Devils

By: Hartley, L.P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, British Book Centre: 1959

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 8267

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[solid copy, moderate wear at extremities, top edge a little darkened; jacket moderately edgeworn, some chipping and a little paper loss at top of spine]. "Hollywood" novel, of sorts (British sub-genre), about the turbulent marriage of a young woman, "a civic pillar in her small, suburban English community," to a famous movie star, known for his "bad man" image on-screen. And as if that weren't bad enough, she' s a Protestant and he's a Roman Ca... View more info

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Artistic Differences [*SIGNED*]

By: Hauck, Charlie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: (c.1993)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17791

ISBN: 0-688-12152-7

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dj


[nice clean copy, a touch of shelfwear to bottom edge, spine very slightly turned; jacket is bright and attractive, with no significant wear]. INSCRIBED ("To ___ and ___, / a good book / for great / people.") and SIGNED by the author on the title page, additionally dated 6/27/93 in his hand. Hauck's first novel, about two ambitious sitcom writers who achieve their dream of a successful network series, but then find themselves at the mercy of their stunning but v... View more info

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West Wind

By: Heimer, Mel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Trident Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14028

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[solid copy, spine very slightly turned, lower front corner faintly bumped; jacket is edgeworn, rubbed, tiny tears at a couple of corners]. "When Richard Fletcher and Wilhelmina Stevens went to Rome together to make a motion picture, newspaper readers on two continents, already titillated by rumors that they were having an affair, avidly followed their every move. Then Fletcher, the most highly regarded actor of his day, was mercilessly set upon in an alley by unkno... View more info

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Misadventures in the (213) [*SIGNED*]

By: Hensley, Dennis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Rob Weisbach Books/William Morrow and Company: (c.1998)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13406

ISBN: 0-688-15452-2

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, very light shelfwear, slighty bumped at top of spine, spine a little turned; jacket shows only light handling wear]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. "What 'Tales of the City' did for San Francisco, [this novel] does double for Los Angeles in this tale of a struggling screenwriter, his circle of celebrity-seeking friends, and their madcap attempts to make it in the biz. Packed with Hollywood life lessons and more B-level... View more info

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Souls for Sale [Photoplay Edition]

By: Hughes, Rupert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, A.L. Burt Company: [1923] (c.1922)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 20086

ISBN: NO

Condition: Fair


(no dust jacket) [reading/research copy ONLY, with heavy fading to edges of both covers, water-staining on endpapers; for all that, though, it's a solid copy (hinges and binding intact) with only moderate shelfwear, and internally clean]. (4 B&W film stills) An early Hollywood novel -- one of the first, in fact, by a writer who could legitimately be called a "major author" of his day, although his style has not aged well and he is little read today. The story c... View more info

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Whistle for Me

By: Jackson, Michael

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17539

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[a little discoloration to cloth at joints, light staining to gutters and both pastedowns, slight bumping to several corners; jacket is edgeworn and lightly soiled, with various small tears (including 1-1/2" split at bottom front hinge), a bit of paper loss at both ends of spine (no loss of text)] The author's first (and only) novel, about a quartet of young people, two of whom are ambitious musical performers: Paul, a talented and popular pianist with a dance orches... View more info

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The Last Believers

By: Karp, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1965 (c.1964)

Edition: 1st U.K. edition

Seller ID: 20076

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean book, slight bumping to top corners; jacket shows just a bit of wrinkling around base of spine and at top edge of rear panel]. Novel about a successful playwright who attempts to prevent his son from renouncing his citizenship by relating the story of his own life: "his youth in the 'thirties; his rebellion against his unschooled father; his discovery of the Communist Party and the Party's manipulation of him; and his eventual painful awakening and ... View more info

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Stars Screaming

By: Kaye, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: (c.1997)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20015

ISBN: 0-87113-691-0

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book with no discernible wear and NO remainder mark; jacket shows just a trace of rubbing to the rear panel]. Modern-day Hollywood novel about "a network censor struggling to break into The Business as a screenwriter," who spends "entire days in his car, circling Los Angeles on an endless path." (Some of us call that "commuting.") Per the jacket blurb, the author's "vision of Hollywood does not convey the alluring promise of star... View more info

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My Lucky Star [*SIGNED*]

By: Keenan, Joe

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York/Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16130

ISBN: 0-316-06019-4

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very slight bumping to bottom corners, otherwise a clean tight copy, appears unread; jacket shows just a teensy bit of handling wear]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. "P.G. Wodehouse meets Preston Sturges" [it sez here] in this "laser-sharp Hollywood comedy," by this Emmy-winning writer-producer (his third "Philip and Gilbert" book, narrated by the former, a writer). Frankly, it really just makes me wonder if Wodehouse eve... View more info

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The Movie House

By: Knight, Steven

Price: $6.50

Publisher: London/New York, Penguin Books: 1994

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 12956

ISBN: 0-14-023174-9

Condition: Very Good


[moderate edgewear, minor creasing at left edge of front cover, the word "pulp" stamped on bottom edge (looks like this one made a break for it!)]. Mass Market PB "A wildly original thriller from the Florida Badlands," this novel concerns a down-at-the-heels comedy scriptwriter who is "adopted" by a Hollywood producer, who whisks him off to Key West and ensconces him in the title structure "to hammer out the movie script that will change his l... View more info

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That Man is Here Again: The Adventures of a Hollywood Agent

By: Kober, Arthur

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1946)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3267

Condition: Very Good in Poor dj


(price-clipped) [moderate wear to book, top corners bumped; jacket is missing large pieces at several corners, and about 1/4 of the top of the rear panel (front panel illustration is mostly unaffected)]. 18 humorous stories of Hollywood agent "Benny Greenspan," most of which had originally appeared in The New Yorker, and an introduction which discusses the place of the agent in the movie business, with particular reference to screenwriters. (The author had done a... View more info

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Marquee Ballyhoo: An American Novel

By: Kusell, Maurice L., and M.S. Merritt

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Los Angeles-San Francisco, Arthur H. Chamberlain: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1769

Condition: Very Good-


(no dust jacket) [dent at bottom of front cover, moderate edgewear, minor water-spotting at spine top and bottom rear, spine turned, a little dusty on top; inside clean, pages white]. View more info

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The Slide Area: Scenes of Hollywood Life

By: Lambert, Gavin

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1959

Edition: 1st (U.S.) edition

Seller ID: 15169

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dj


[nice solid book, minimal shelfwear, very faint dampstain at top left-hand corner of front cover, small bookseller's label at bottom of rear pastedown (Brown Book Shop, Houston TX); jacket has matching dampstain (internal) at upper left of front panel, moderate wrinkling along top edge (front and rear panels), triangular chip at top of spine (taking away part of first T in book's title)]. Not quite a novel -- really six individual stories, "interlinking" per the... View more info

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Casablack

By: Leopold, Christopher

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Co.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7698

ISBN: 0-385-14388-5

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[nice tight copy, remainder spray bottom edge, minor spotting on top edge; jacket has a couple of small edge-tears, moderate soiling to rear panel, small chip at top of rear panel, some soiling at top of rear jacket flap]. An "outrageous, gritty sequel" to the beloved film CASABLANCA, the book is also (it sez here) "a brilliant parody and a top-notch World War II thriller in its own right." In this alternate meta-fictional universe -- "The Real Story ... View more info

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If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home By Now [*SIGNED*]

By: Loh, Sandra Tsing

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Riverhead Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8973

ISBN: 1-57322-068-X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight copy, NO remainder mark, mild shelfwear; jacket is nearly flawless, with just a tiny bit of surface rubbing]. SIGNED boldly by the author on the title page. Comic novel about a pair of hapless twentysomethings who cherish their dreams of Hollywood success, despite being "stranded in a dreary tract house with chain-link fencing, so far from the actual city of Los Angeles that they may as well be on Mars." The author's third book (and first novel), f... View more info

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The Beggars are Coming

By: Loos, Mary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books (X8540): 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12577

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


[decent clean copy, spine creased, a little spine roll, mild edgewear]. Mass Market PB A paperback original, a novel of Hollywood's "golden age," spanning the years 1913-1947. The author was the niece of famed pioneer screenwriter/novelist Anita Loos, and was herself a screenwriter (at one time married to novelist/screenwriter/director Richard Sale). View more info

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Studio

By: Maremaa, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14061

ISBN: 0-688-03300-8

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[nice tight copy, apparently unread, fading to boards at top/bottom edges, light browning to top page edges, no significant shelfwear; jacket has minor wear along top edge, light paper-clip indentation at top of front panel]. Hollywood meta-fiction, you might say: "A major Hollywood studio decides to make a movie about itself. The studio is a city unto itself and will be its own movie set. It has its tyrants and courtiers, fools and pretenders, its glamour and deb... View more info

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Rough Cut

By: McCullough, Andrew

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13427

ISBN: 0-688-03066-1

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good tight copy, tiny dents at top and bottom of rear cover, minor smudging to bottom edge, minor diagonal crease at bottom corner of one page, previous owner's address label on ffep; jacket shows light surface wear, minor wrinkling and one tiny tear at top of rear panel, wrinkling at top of rear flap]. "This novel rips the lid off modern Hollywood in presenting the day-to-day drama of the making of a television series. It is a story that no one has told before [o... View more info