Category: Fiction: Hollywood


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Cast of Characters

By: Morgan, Al

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7352


Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Very Good+ in Very Good dj [good solid copy, minor soiling at edges of endpapers, top edge browned; jacket mildly edgeworn, soiling to rear panel and edges of jacket flaps]. Hollywood novel which takes place during a premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater (depicted on front panel of jacket), with alternate chapters telling the stories of various individuals in attendance. View more info

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Tom Mix Died for Your Sins; a novel based on his life

By: Ponicsan, Darryl

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: (c.1975)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2619

ISBN: 0440059690

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj

[spine a bit turned, shelfwear to bottom of book, a few small dents in bottom edges of boards; DJ wrinkled across top edge]. (B&W photographs) "A brilliantly color evocation of the life and times of Tom Mix, as based on fact but told in fiction," narrated by Mix's fictional buddy Kit Bandera. Rather unsually for a work in this vein, it's illustrated with photos of the actual Tom Mix. View more info

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Go West Young F*cked-Up Chick

By: Resnick, Rachel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8824

ISBN: 0-312-19889-2

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

[tight clean copy, NO remainder mark, minor wear to bottom edge, a couple of tiny spots on top edge; jacket very slightly edgeworn]. "Rebecca Roth blows the Northeast, fleeing the ghost of her dead mother. Dreaming of fame as a filmmaker, hungry for love and sex, Rebecca drives to Edge City L.A., where, still haunted, her dreams mutate into nightmares. Hilarious, heart- blisteringly disastrous love affairs and degrading film jobs, encounters with stars and transients, a midget stuntwoman, a sacrificial cow. With relentlessly cinematic, jarring, and alluring prose straight out of the Holl... View more info

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The Vipers' Club [*SIGNED*]

By: Richardson, John H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: (c.1996)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14041

ISBN: 0-688-12672-3

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj

[nice tight copy, very minor shelfwear; jacket a little rubbed and scuffed (mostly on rear panel)]. SIGNED boldly by the author on the title page. "Peter James is a rising star of the academic film world, feted in obscurity, when one Max Fischer calls. Max is THE biggest producer in Hollywood, the king of action flicks, and he wants Peter. So Peter burns his bridges all the way from New York to L.A., tossing out his tweeds and books and gleefully shopping for his new Left Coast lifestyle. It takes less than a week of running out at midnight to pick up pickles from Max's favorite deli f... View more info

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Flicker [Advance uncorrected proofs]

By: Roszak, Theodore

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Summit Books: (c.1991)

Edition: Advance Uncorrected Proofs

Seller ID: 14318


Condition: Near Fine

[in printed illustrated wraps, with minor soiling to the bottom edge]. Advance copy of Roszak's tale of an Sixties/Seventies-era L.A. film buff who develops "a lifelong obsession with the mysterious Max Castle, a nearly forgotten genius of the silent screen who later became the greatest film noir director -- only to vanish in the 1940s, at the height of his powers." His quest for the truth behind Castle's mysterious disappearance takes him "from Hollywood's Poverty Row into the shadowy lore of ancient religious heresies. He encounters a cast of exotic characters, including Orson W... View more info

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Hollywood Detective: Garrison

By: Rovin, Jeff

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Manor Books Inc.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8180

ISBN: 0552113131

Condition: Very Good

[moderate edgewear, reading crease in spine, slight browning to pages]. Mass Market PB Murder mystery set in Hollywood in 1927; the title character is a private eye who works as a troubleshooter for the studio bosses, and winds up investigating the murder of one of them. The author, who's written quite a number of show-biz biographies and reference volumes, is pretty good with the background and general historical ambiance, and the narrative is peppered with the usual number of film-buffy references (a second unit director named "B. Reeves Canutt," that sort of thing), but the whole en... View more info

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The Rat Factory

By: Ryan, J.M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: (c.1971)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14009

ISBN: 013753079X

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj

[solid copy, light soiling/spotting to page edges; jacket worn and soiled, with various tears and general scrunching at spine extremities, ragged tear (internally tape-repaired) at upper corner of rear panel, spine scuffed and moderately faded]. A wonderfully savage satire of Walt Disney, here fictionally rendered as rampaging egomaniac Wade Ezekial Sampson, "creator of Ricky Rat, Dizzy Duck, Dirty Dog, Halfwit Hog, and a host of America's other favorite little cartoon animals." The action takes place during the 1930's, as the protagonist -- an ambitious young inbetweener named Ambros... View more info

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The Broadbelters [on cover: The Broad-Belters]

By: Schnall, Maxine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, M. Evans and Company / J.B. Lippincott: (c.1970)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17015


Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj

[spine slightly turned, light shelfwear; jacket is bright and attractive despite some laminate-puckering on the front panel and scuffing/rubbing to rear panel; it is, however, about 1/8" shorter than the book itself, for some reason]. "Can an ex-Hollywood starlet find happiness writing a dirty book?" asks the cover blurb. It's "the story of what happened when Bonnie Erlich signed a contract with Dave Shmeer, publisher of bestsellers, and made use of his formula C = 2BS+N (Chapter = 2 Bedroom Scenes + Narrative)." This was the author's second book, and apparently her only ... View more info

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What Makes Sammy Run?

By: Schulberg, Budd

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1941)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 20028


Condition: Very Good

(blue cloth; no dust jacket) [solid book, moderate wear, an excellent reading copy]. Schulberg's classic tale of a Hollywood heel. [This is likely a book club printing, with a Random House imprint, but with "CL" on the copyright page. Be aware that anybody attempting to pass off a "CL" printing as a first edition is seriously misinformed.] View more info

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The Velvet Knife [*SIGNED*]

By: Shulman, Irving

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12580

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

[solid copy, light shelfwear, mild browning to page edges, previous owner's possession stamp on front pastedown; jacket edgeworn, minor paper loss at top of spine (no text affected)]. SIGNED by the author (signature only) on the ffep. The novelist-and-sometime-screenwriter's only Hollywood novel -- although some think his 1960s biographies of Jean Harlow and Rudolph Valentino have their share of fictional content -- "built around the fascinating, complex character of an evil genius," and informed by the novelist-screenwriter's "intimate knowledge of how producers, directors, writ... View more info

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Three Short Biers

By: Starr, Jimmy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hollywood, Murray & Gee, Inc.: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14131

Condition: Near Fine

(no dust jacket) [nice clean copy, very light wear at extremities]. Second (and last) Hollywood-set mystery novel by this author featuring the "Martini-gargling, cutie-chasing, fast-talking reporter and super-sleuth" Joe Medford, introduced in "The Corpse Came C.O.D." In this story, he investigates the homicides of a trio of midgets. Starr (1904-1990) was a noted Hollywood gossip columnist and radio commentator. View more info

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The Star of Hollywood

By: Stilgebauer, Edward (translated from the German by E.E. Wilson)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cleveland/New York, International Fiction Library: (c.1929, 1927)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 8011

Condition: Very Good

(no dust jacket) [minor soiling to red cloth, a few tiny tears in cloth at spine ends, but generally in better shape than this cheaply-produced volume is usually found]. "This story tells of a young film actress at Hollywood, who, in taking the part of the slave attendant on Cleopatra, has to apply the poisonous snake to the breast of a famous star. In doing so, she pierces her with a syringe containing a deadly dose of morphia. Breathless incidents follow...." First published in 1927. I personally have always cherished this book for the hysterical (and geographically-challenged) o... View more info

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The Player

By: Tolkin, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: (c.1988)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3567

ISBN: 0-87113-228-1

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dj

[book is Fine but for remainder mark; jacket has some laminate wrinkling at edges]. Modern classic of the Hollywood novel, memorably filmed by Robert Altman in 1992, from a screenplay by Tolkin. View more info

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Glory Road [*SIGNED*]

By: Traube, Shepard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1935)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10637


Condition: Very Good

(no dust jacket) [ex-library book with minimal interior markings (library stamp on front pastedown and copyright page, pencilled call number on copyright page) but a big white call number label glued to spine; some dust-soiling to top edge, minor fraying at spine ends, generally a tight solid copy]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author, in the year of publication. Much better known as a Broadway producer/director, active from the 1930's through the 1970's, Traube spent time intermittently in Hollywood, although his handful of credits are all subsequent to the publication of this book, which wo... View more info

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A Tough Act to Follow

By: Wilk, Max

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co.: (c.1985)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3053

ISBN: 0393022196

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

[tight & apparently unread, but one page has a diagonal crease due to slight binding/trimming error; DJ just mildly rubbed]. "A live, flesh-and-blood, on-stage, real novel about the wild and woolly early days of TV, when bloopers went out over the air and bad words could not be bleeped." View more info

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Talking Oscars

By: Williams, Simon

Price: $4.00

Publisher: London, Mandarin Paperbacks: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 10558

ISBN: 0-7493-0145-7

Condition: Fine

[very nice copy, tight/clean/unread, like new but with the slightest bit of edgewear]. Mass Market PB "Two actors, one American and one British, are determined to star in the film of the award-winning novel 'Stratagems and Spoils.' Both are convinced they 'could be talking Oscars.' The dirty fight for film rights and stardom begins." View more info