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Image for Mother Jones [magazine] (December 1989) [cover: Bart Simpson]

Mother Jones [magazine] (December 1989) [cover: Bart Simpson]

By: (Foster, Douglas, ed.)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Foundation for National Progress: 1989

Edition: (Vol. 14, No. 10)

Seller ID: 22708

Condition: Near Fine


[nearly as new, with just a touch of wear at the spine ends; no address label, nor any sign that there ever was one]. The cover story of this magazine about "people, politics and other passions" is about the early career and rise to fame of cartoonist Matt Groening, who was just then poised for even more phenomenal success. The contents-page description of the article reads "The cartoonist who made angst-ridden bunnies funny brings his hostile humor to the tube" -- the "bunnies" line being a reference to the main character in the strip that first brought wide recognit... View more info

Image for Mother Jones [magazine] (September 1989) [cover: Spike Lee]

Mother Jones [magazine] (September 1989) [cover: Spike Lee]

By: (Foster, Douglas, ed.)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Foundation for National Progress: 1989

Edition: (Vol. 14, No. 7)

Seller ID: 22739

Condition: Near Fine


[nearly as new, extremely minor wear to the extremities; no address label, nor any sign that there ever was one]. (B&W and color photographs, ads, graphics) The cover story is about film director Spike Lee, and includes a long discussion and analysis of his then-current film was DO THE RIGHT THING. Also in this issue: a photo-essay, "Rites of Man," by Polly Brown; a tribute to journalist I.F. Stone; an article about Florida murderer Tom F. Sawyer; an article about the George H.W. Bush Administration's "too little, too timid, and too late" response to Tiananmen Squarecartoonis... View more info

Image for Esquire: The Magazine for Men (December 1959)

Esquire: The Magazine for Men (December 1959)

By: (Hayes, Harold, ed.) [contributions by William Faulkner, Arthur Miller, Carson McCullers, Dorothy Parker, and others]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, Esquire, Inc.: 1959

Edition: (Vol. LII, No. 6; whole no. 313)

Seller ID: 22663

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[rubbing to covers, small tear in right edge of front cover, another small tear and just a bit of paper loss at bottom of rear cover adjacent to spine]. (B&W/color photographs, ads, etc.) An exceptionally rich issue of this generally exceptional magazine. For starters, there are six pieces of fiction in English ("Mink Snopes" by William Faulkner; "End of a Relationship" by Alberto Moravia; "I Don't Need You Any More" by Arthur Miller; "Wake Before Bomb" by Wright Morris; "The Man Who Looked Like Jesus" by Howard Fast; "Actress with Red Garters"... View more info

Image for Auction [magazine] (February 1971) [cover: Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine]

Auction [magazine] (February 1971) [cover: Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine]

By: (Rosenkrantz, Linda, ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Auction Communications, Inc.: 1971

Edition: (Vol. IV, No. 6)

Seller ID: 23357

Condition: Very Good+


[very light external wear, approximately a 1/2" split at bottom of binding]. (B&W photographs, ads) In this issue: "Going, Going West," an article about the current auction market in Southern California, with special mention of the opening of Sotheby-Parke-Bernet's first permanent auction house in Los Angeles (their first venture of which was the 1971 sale of props from 20th Century-Fox); "The Hazards of Collecting Chinese Paintings, and How to Avoid Them," by Wango Weng; "Collecting Period Furniture [Part] 2: The Golden Age of Cabinet Making," by John Smith; "... View more info

Image for Show, the Magazine of the Performing Arts (November 1961) [cover: Harpo Marx]

Show, the Magazine of the Performing Arts (November 1961) [cover: Harpo Marx]

By: (Wool, Robert M., ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Hartford Publications, Inc.: 1961

Edition: (Vol. I, No. 2)

Seller ID: 22431

Condition: Good


[edgewear and possible slight insect-nibbling to covers, a bit of cracking/splitting at both top and bottom of spine (but binding fully intact), moderate creasing to covers]. (B&W and color photographs, ads, etc.) The second issue of publisher Huntington Harford's ambitious attempt at creating a Life-type magazine devoted exclusively to the performing arts, including movies and TV; never a huge success, it ended its initial, large-format run in 1965. (An equally short-lived resuscitation, from 1970 to 1973, was a lesser publication in every way.) During its brief heyday, though, the magazi... View more info

Image for "The Night Johnny Ace Died" [in Esquire magazine, March 2007] [cover: Robert Downey Jr.]

"The Night Johnny Ace Died" [in Esquire magazine, March 2007] [cover: Robert Downey Jr.]

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Hearst Communications, Inc.: 2007

Edition: (Vol. 147, No. 3)

Seller ID: 15262

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine


[light handling/reading wear, minor soft finger-creasing to covers; printed subscription address block on front cover]. (B&W/color photographs, ads, etc.) Contains Burke's short story about a honky-tonk singer. Magazine also includes: profiles of Robert Downey Jr. and film director David Fincher; short features on Iggy Pop ("What I've Learned") and Christina Ricci; article, "The American Way of Justice," by Lt. Commander Charles Swift, about the Guantanamo Bay detention center. View more info

Image for Ladies' Home Journal (November 1932)

Ladies' Home Journal (November 1932)

By: Schuler, Loring A., ed.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Curtis Publishing Company: 1932

Edition: (Vol. XLIX, No. 11)

Seller ID: 22720

Condition: Good


[presents very well, nice clean covers, just a tiny pinky-nail-size chunk out of the right edge of the front cover -- BUT NOTE that pp. 17/18 and pp.109-114 are missing]. (B&W and color illustrations and ads) Oversize vintage magazine (in those days the LHJ was approx. 11"x14", about the same size as The Saturday Evening Post and like publications), largely devoted to numerous "ladies'" features, grouped under useful headings such as "How to Cook," "How to Keep House," etc. Some of the vital topics covered are "Fitting Your Face to the Fashions," "P... View more info

Image for Stage: The Magazine of After-Dark Entertainment - June 1936 [cover: W.C. Fields in the Motion Picture "Poppy"]

Stage: The Magazine of After-Dark Entertainment - June 1936 [cover: W.C. Fields in the Motion Picture "Poppy"]

By: {Fields, W.C.}

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Stage Publishing Company, Inc.: 1936

Edition: (June 1936)

Seller ID: 10229

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[moderate wear at edges/corners, front cover clean and bright, very light dampstain at bottom of rear cover extending through about the last one-third of the magazine; no labels or exterior markings]. (B&W photos, other illus.) Oversize magazine (too big for my scanner!) with a terrific front cover color photo of W.C. Fields in POPPY; there is also a full-page ad for the movie, featuring a caricature of Fields, on page 11. The magazine gives a thorough rundown of what was happening in all the arts (mostly in New York), and includes articles, criticism, etc. by Marcia Davenport, Norris Houghto... View more info

Image for People Weekly [magazine] (August 17, 1987)  [Elvis Presley cover story]

People Weekly [magazine] (August 17, 1987) [Elvis Presley cover story]

By: {Presley, Elvis}

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Time Inc.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9714

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


[minor wear at corners/edges, light surface wear to covers, half-inch separation at bottom of spine]. (B&W photographs) Cover story: "Ten Years Later: Elvis: Private scenes from the life of Rock's most enduring legend." Also includes articles on Lee Ermey, Roy Rogers, Lou Diamond Phillips, Eric Bogosian, Carly Simon, many others. View more info

Image for Punch (issue of May 4, 1966) [includes "Genesis of a Novel" by Wodehouse]

Punch (issue of May 4, 1966) [includes "Genesis of a Novel" by Wodehouse]

By: {Wodehouse, P.G.} (Hollowood, Bernard, ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Punch Publications Limited: 1966

Edition: (Vol. 250, No. 6556)

Seller ID: 22740

Condition: Very Good+


[light to moderate handling wear; a good sound copy]. (cartoons, photos and graphics; B&W and color ads) Mid-1960s issue of the venerable British humor (sorry, humour) magazine, with numerous cartoons, satirical articles, cultural commentary (including capsule comments on current films and plays; there's a full review of David Lean's DOCTOR ZHIVAGO elsewhere in the magazine). The most notable piece in this issue is Wodehouse's "Genesis of a Novel," in which the then-75-year-old author gives a tongue-in-cheek description of how he set about writing his 1934 book "Thank You, Jeeves,... View more info