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HOWARD HAWKS: THE GREY FOX OF HOLLYWOOD. Todd McCarthy. Grove
Press, New York, 1997. Hard Cover. Interior Pristine, Unmarked.
Hard cover has minor discolorations, 1 small mark on bottom page
edge. Dust Jacket Condition: Pristine, As N. First Edition,
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ix, 756 pp., illus., biblio., index;
24 cm. Very slightly shaken binding. PARTIAL
CONTENTS of this life of the director of John Wayne's RIO BRAVO.
: Introduction: The engineer as poet; Origins; Boy of Privilege;
Rich kid in Hollywood; Showtime; The sound barrier; A new dawn;
The Criminal Code; Tough guys: Hughes, Hecht, Hays, and Scarface;
Back to Warners: The Crowd Roars; Tiger Shark; Sidetracked at
MGM: Faulkner, Thalberg and Today We Live; Viva Villa!;
Screwball: Twentieth Century; Barbary Coast; Flying high:
Ceiling Zero; The Road to Glory; Include me out: Come and Get
It; Big spender: RKO, Gunga Din, and Bringing Up Baby; Only
angels; His Girl Friday; Slim, Hemingway, and An Outlaw;
Sergeant York; Catching fire; Air Force; The Bel-air front; Not
in the script: To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep; The urge
to independence: Red River; Slim walks, money talks; Skirting
trouble: I Was A Male War Bride; An old boss, a new mate; The
fox at fox: Monkey Business and Gentlemen Prefer Blonds; In the
land of the pharaohs; Sojourn in Europe; Bravo; Fun in the bush:
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HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN YEAR, 1939: A
50th Anniversary Celebration. SCARCE
COLLECTIBLE. Ted Sennett. Hardbound. Stated First
Edition, 1989. NY: St. Martin's Press. Very Fine in Fine+ Dust
Jacket. Unmarked, with no chips, rips or bends. Profusely
illustrated with detailed "making of" the great films of 1939,
including GONE WITH THE WIND; MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON;
WUTHERING HEIGHTS; GUNGA DIN; DARK VICTORY; YOUNG MR. LINCOLN;
STAGECOACH; THE WIZARD OF OZ and many more. Large coffee-table
volume (9x12). 270pp.
THE MAKING OF THE AFRICAN QUEEN, OR HOW I WENT TO AFRICA WITH
BOGART, BACALL AND HUSTON AND ALMOST LOST MY MIND.
COLLECTIBLE. KATHERINE HEPBURN. N. Y: Alfred A. Knopf.
Hardbound. Stated First Edition. Hepburn's first book.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with candid b/w
shots, many full-page, of Bogart, Huston and Hepburn with film
crew in Africa. Unmarked other than Christmas 1987 inscription
on front blank end page. Not price-clipped; no stickers. 129 pp.
MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD: A LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD. Stanley Kramer with
Thomas M. Coffey. Forward by SIDNEY POITIER. Stated FIRST
EDITION. Hardbound. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 4to - over 9¾"
- 12" tall. Interior Unmarked, AS NEW. 251 pp.
TONY CURTIS, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Tony
Curtis with Barry Paris.
NY: William Morrow, 1993.
Stated First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine in
Fine Dust Jacket. Almost As New; brief gift inscription first
blank end page; otherwise unmarked. Around 50 photographs, many
full-page, of the Tony Curtis (Bernard Schwartz) life, including
those with first wife Janet Leigh and childhood and recent shots
of daughter Jamie Lee Curtis. 352 pages.
THE FRIENDS COOKBOOK: "COOKING WITH
Out of Print. Nashville: Rutledge
Press in conjunction with Warner Bros. 1995. All the Recipes
from the Show and more, and including over 50 color photographs,
many full-page, of the entire cast with quotable "food" and
"coffee" lines from the FRIENDS scripts as spoken by JENNIFER
ANISTON, MATTHEW PERRY, DAVID SCHWIMMER, LISA KUDROW, COURTNEY
COX, and MATT LEBLANC. By Amy Lyles Wilson. Recipes by
Jack Bishop. Fine Condition in Very Fine Dust Jacket. No
marks, rips, or creases; Unnoticeable 2" clip from top of front
blank end page only. 128 pp. plus complete recipe Index.
TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL: THE MAKING
OF A MOVIE STAR, by TAB HUNTER with EDDIE MULLER. Chapel
Hill NC/NY: Algonquin - Workman. Hardbound in Very Fine Dust
Jacket. First Edition. Almost As New. Pages unmarked,
pristine. The 1950s matinee idol whose later comebacks include
POLYESTER and LUST IN THE DUST writes on his life and close
associations with DEBBIE REYNOLDS, ROCK HUDSON, JOAN COHN,
NATALIE WOOD, ANTHONY PERKINS, JOHN WATERS, ALAN GLASER and many
others. Includes his scandals, successes, sacrifices and love of
horses he experienced as the pin-up boy for millions of teenage
girls (and boys) and how he dealt with the reality of hiding his
homosexuality after being renamed (from Arthur Gelien) and made
a star by DICK CLAYTON and HENRY WILLSON. 378 pp.
THE SHEIK by E. M. Hull. NY: A. L.
True First Edition prior to
the A. L. Burt "Photoplay" edition. This rare collectible is the
basis for the classic silent film starring Rudolph Valentino,
which was (very loosely) patterned after the Arabian adventures
of T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") in World War I which
had ended only three years earlier. Boards, spine, pages, and
hinges are in Good/Good+ condition. Hardbound. No dust jacket.
Tight and unmarked other than 1/2" pencil notation inside front
cover. Age-toning throughout. 296 pp. Contact for Photos.
||FLASH GORDON IN THE WATER
WORLD OF MONGO. RARE
COLLECTIBLE. Alex Raymond.
Racine: Whitman (a BIG
LITTLE BOOK) 1937 Hardbound. First Edition. Cover Good/Interior. Good+ -- only 1 small
price mark on front blank endpage. Mid-binding page
unglued--spine starting but holds. (Contact for Photos)
||THE FILMS OF MARLON BRANDO.
Tony Thomas. RARE
COLLECTIBLE. [N.Y./Secaucus NJ: Citadel Press
. Stated First Edition. Very Fine/Fine+ Condition.
Hardbound Elephant Volume. Appx. 9"x12". (246 pp). Photo-filmography
of BRANDO's work from "THE MEN" to "LAST TANGO IN PARIS."
Introductory article by Pauline Kael. Many BW photos for each
film as well as plot, cast and shooting notes for THE GODFATHER;
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE; VIVA ZAPATA; ON THE WATERFRONT and all
others. Hundreds of half-tone photos, many full-page. Unmarked
ex-library volume under mylar protective cover; tight and clean
inside and out other than two 3" "Withdrawn" stamps on end pages
and card slot rear end page. Small lib. numbers at bottom of
SCRIPTWRITING.Dwight Swain.1979.373pp.Soft. Exc. Text.Taped.
THEY FALL. Budd Schulberg. RARE
COLLECTIBLE. Signed FIRST EDITION,
STATED FIRST PRINTING. NY: Random House, 1947. Hardbound, no
dustwrapper. Very.Good+ condition. The prize-winning boxing
novel which became Bogart's final film. Photos.
ROYALE. Ian Fleming. Basis for the James Bond film. Softbound.
Signet,1953. 144 pp. As New, unmarked. Slight age-toning to
pages. (Contact for Photos).
The true story of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack by Sinatra's
valet George Jacobs. Anecdotal material on JFK, Marilyn Monroe,
Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Greta Garbo, Yul Brynner, Marlene
Dietrich, Noel Coward, Laurence Harvey, Lauren Bacall, Swifty
Lazar. NEW. Very Fine cover, dustjacket and interior.
RHETT, AND A CAST OF THOUSANDS: The Filming of Gone With The
Wind. Roland Flamini.Collier,1978.355p. Oversized Softbound.
More than 100 BW location stills. Excellent condition, minor
corner bends on cover, text unmarked, pristine.
||THE LONE RANGER
AT THE HAUNTED GULCH Fran Striker. RARE COLLECTIBLE. First Edition.
Fiction. Hardbound in good dust jacket. Good+. 1941..
BURTON, MY BROTHER.Graham Jenkins. Intro. by Elizabeth Taylor.
Harper&Row,1988.First U.S. Edition.347 p. More than 20 personal
BW photos. Hardbound.Very fine cover, dust jacket,interior.
Inscription on front end page.
W.D.Richter screenplay novelized by William Harrison. Basis for
Robert Redford , Yaphet Kotto film. Ballantine, 1980.First
Edition.Softbound. 8 p. of BW photos.152 p.
WARNER BROTHERS: 1935-1951. Rudy Behlmer.Fireside,1987.343 p.
Oversized Softbound. More than 20 BW location stills, production
memos & letters..Excellent condition,minor corner bend on
cover,text unmarked, pristine.
THE WIND: The Screenplay. Sidney Howard, F. Scott Fitzgerald,
Ben Hecht et al. Includes momorandi Selznick to director(s)/cast/writers
with commentary on production difficulties. Collier First,1980,
originally written 1936.416 p. Oversized Softbound.More than 100
BW location stills.Very Good+ condition,minor corner bends on
cover, small water stain front blank pages only, text unmarked,
THE CAMERA.Tony Barr.1982.309pp.Soft.Very Good.
ACTING.James Hindman+.1979.193pp.Soft.Very Good,Min. Writing.
ACTORS.Steve Vineberg.1991.364pp.Hard.Very Good.Inscrip.
CLIFT. Patricia Bosworth.1978.397pp.Hard.Unmarked.
BOOK OF SCENES. Eric Lane+.1988.424pp.Hard.Excellent.
BOOK OF MOVIE MONOLOGUES.Marisa Smith+.1986.101 pp.Hardbound.
MASTER DIRECTOR DISCUSSES HIS FILMS. Jeff Young. 1999. 368 pp.
Memoirs and analysis by Elia Kazan, the director of STREETCAR,
WATERFRONT, VIVA ZAPATA and many other classic American films.
The making of each film and and reflective opinions given in
intimate detail by "Gadge" (1909-2003). Hardbound 1ST EDITION in
dj. AS NEW.
OF INGMAR BERGMAN.Janus Films.1975.c.60pp.Soft.Pix.
SCRIPT WRITING.Norton Parker.1968.330pp.Soft.As new
TELEVISION.Stuart Kaminsky+.1988.211pp.Soft.As new.
AN INTRODUCTION TO TELEVISION WRITING. Coles
Trapnell.1974.245pp.Soft. Very good condition. Inscription.
IN THE SUN (Faulkner,Agee,Fitzgerald+).Tom
Dardis.1976.245pp.Hardbound.Very good. Text Unmarked.
ELECTRONIC MEDIA: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION. Peter
Orlik.1992.487pp.Manual included. Hard. Excellent Condition.
Inscription, with minor TOC marks.
PLANNING: POSITIONING AND DEVELOPING SCRIPTS FOR TV AND
FILM.Tony Zaza.1992.248pp.Soft. AS NEW, Unmarked.
AND THE SCREEN. Wolf Rilla. Foreward by Carl
||HOW TO SELL
YOUR IDEA TO HOLLYWOOD.Robert Kosberg.1991.207pp.Hardbound.Text
||I WAKE UP
SCREENING: Everything You Need To Know About Making Independent
Films. Frank D. Gilroy.1993.360pp.Soft.Very good, inscription.
AMERICAN SCREENPLAYS: First Series. Sam Thomas, Editor.
(Includes WESTERN FRONT, REBEL, BONNIE/CLYDE, ARTHUR,
CANDIDATE). 1986. 538pp. Hard. Excellent, unmarked text,
LEGEND: The Life and Times of John Ford. Scott Eyman. 1999.
656pp. Hardbound. Interior unmarked, As New. Cover bit spotted.
||CELEBRITY YEARBOOK: The World's
Largest Collection of High School Yearbook Photos of Hollywood's
Greatest Stars. SCARCE COLLECTIBLE. Arcadia,
Calif.: Del Rey Enterprises, 1977. Soft Cover. No Jacket as
issued. First Edition. VG+/Fine. Interior clean, tight. 30
(oversized) pp. Stapled Paper Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" -
12" tall. Contains 143 high school yearbook photographs with
stars' real names, birthdates and birthplaces, school name,
city, state and graduating year and extra-curricular activities.
Includes Presidents Johnson, Nixon, Carter and Ford and the
infamous O.J. Simpson and Robert Blake. 30+ oversized pages,
uncoated paper covers printed in red and black with a Star Quiz
on rear cover. Among many other star high school
photo-descriptions are Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Henry
Winkler, Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Marilyn
Monroe, Sal Mineo, Johnny Mathis, Elvis Presley, Mel Brooks,
Chubby Checker, Johnny Carson, Bing Crosby, Bob Dylan, Farrah
Fawcett, Mick Jagger, Liberace, and Carole King. (Contact for Photos).
AMERICAN SCREENPLAYS 2. Sam Thomas, Editor. (Includes STING,
SIERRA MADRE, CITIZEN KANE, JULIA, ENDEARMENT, SOME LIKE IT
HOT).1990. 612 pp. Hardbound. AS NEW, Unmarked.
Rebel Hero in Films. Joe Morella+. Citadel, 1971. COLLECTIBLE. 210pp.
Hardbound Elephant Volume. Hundreds of BW Photos (CLIFT, DEAN,
BRANDO, NEWMAN, GARFIELD, McQUEEN+ are analyzed). Interior
Pristine, As New. Minor cover wear. Contact for Photos.
Liv Ullman. SIGNED with drawn
"Heart" by Ullman.1978 (3rd printing Bantam Softbound edition).
Fine/Very Fine Interior. Contact for Photos.
TELEVISION REPORTING (WORKBOOK). Roy Gibson.1990.94pp.Oversized
softbound.Very good,TOC marked.
ACTORS: The Craft of...Performing (In-depth technique of 11
Stars including Harry Hamlin, Jack Gilford, Katherine Helmond,
Robert Guillaume+). Richard Blum.1989.153pp. Soft.Excellent cond.
BURTON: A LIFE. Melvyn Bragg & Sally Burton.1988. 533 pp.
Color/BW Photos. Interior Very Fine, Unmarked. Small cover
The Mutant King. David Dalton. 1974. 396 pp. Dell Softbound. 100
BW Pix. Interior Pristine, Unmarked. Minor coverwear.
WELLES: Actor and Director. Joseph McBride. 1977. 159pp.
Softbound.Over 60 BW Photos.Very Fine.Inscription.
THALBERG:The Last Tycoon. Roland Flamini.(Uncorrected Proof
POWER...The New Hollywood. Mark Litwak. 1986. 336pp. Oversized
Softbound.Cover, Interior AS NEW. Minor edge spotting.
||P.S. I LOVE
YOU: An Intimate Portrait of PETER SELLERS. Michael
Sellers+.1982. 238pp.Hardbound with DJ (Mylar).VF/VF, Unmarked.
Making & Marketing of Independent Films. David Rosen/Peter
Hamilton (Sundance/IFP). 1990. 326pp. Oversized Softbound.Cover/Interior
AS NEW, Unmarked.Minor spotting on edges.
NICHOLSON: Face to Face (Interviews: HOPPER- HELLMAN- ASHBY-
DERN- CORMAN- EVANS- RUSH+). BW photos.Robert Crane/Christopher
Fryer.M.Evans,1975.192pp.Oversized Softbound.Cover Good+,
Interior Clean. Written notes on end pp. Contact for Photos.
HOLLYWOOD MURDERS. Ellery Queen.
"Omnibus" containing 3 Queen tales: "THE DEVIL TO PAY;" "THE
FOUR OF HEARTS;" "THE ORIGIN OF EVIL." First Edition. Lippincott,
1951. 480 pp. Hardbound. Dust jacket has minor watermark and is
chipped/small tears edges only. Cover/Interior Pristine,
Unmarked. Slight yellowing of pages due to age.
(Contact for Photos)
ENCYCLOPEDIA. Ephraim Katz. First Edition. "The most
comprehensive encyclopedia of World Cinema in a single volume."
HarperCollins,1994.1,496pp.Oversized Softbound. AS NEW,
Films of Humphrey Bogart. Clifford McCarty. COLLECTIBLE. Cadillac,
1965. 189 pp. 100+ BW photos. Hardbound Elephant Volume. Minor
bumping to cover corners, Interior Pristine, Unmarked. Slight
yellowing of pages due to age.
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CHRISTMAS CAROL, 1843
THE CHIMES, 1845
London: Chapman and Hall
Illustrated by Leech and Linton
Signed by Jack London
DI GIOVANNI FLAXMAN SULLA DIVINA COMMEDIA DI DANTE
INFERNO, PURGATORIO E PARADISO
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THE WEARY BLUES
Signed Presentation Copy
First Edition, 1935
Dedication to Josephine Johnson
IS A HARSH MISTRESS
Signed by Robert & Virginia Heinlein
First Edition, 1966
H. G. Wells
MEN IN THE MOON
Signed Presentation Copy
First Edition, 1901
RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
Edward Fitzgerald Translation
Elihu Vedder Illustrations
THE DIVINE CHARACTER VINDICATED
Underwritten by P. T. Barnum
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Robert A. Heinlein
A STRANGE LAND
First Edition, 1961
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