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Image for John M. Stahl [bilingual Spanish/English edition]

John M. Stahl [bilingual Spanish/English edition]

By: N/A

Price: $60.00

Publisher: San Sebastián/Madrid, Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián / Filmoteca Española: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23818


[very slight bumping to lower extremities, about a 1/2" crack in top of spine (integrity of binding unaffected), no other significant wear]. (B&W photographs) Extensive survey of the career of Hollywood director John M. Stahl, best known for what were once called "women's pictures" (such as BACK STREET, IMITATION OF LIFE, MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION, etc.), but who turned out at least one bona fide, undeniable masterpiece, the delirious 1945 Technicolor melodrama ... View more info

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Cab Calloway's Jive Jubilee of Songs; includes Cab Calloway's Original Jive Dictionary

By: (Calloway, Cab)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Mills Music, Inc.: (c.1942)

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 23797


[Good only, complete but in somewhat rough shape, with quite a bit of creasing and edgewear to the covers, spine roll, light pencil annotation here and there (including in the "Jive Dictionary" on the inside rear cover]. (2 full-page halftone photos in center spread) A collection of music and lyrics for 18 of Calloway's hit songs, including most of the tunes with which his name is usually associated: "Minnie the Moocher," "St. James Infirmary," &... View more info

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Laser Marquee (October-November 1994 issue) [cover: Bing Crosby]

By: (Roan, Cary M., ed.)

Price: $25.00

Edition: (Vol. 1, No. 2)

Seller ID: 23926


[minor creasing along right edge of front cover, no other significant wear]. (B&W photographs, ads) The second (and possibly final) issue of this short-lived periodical, pitched as "the collectors' guide to classic movies on laserdisc" -- although "ill-timed" might be a better descriptor than "short-lived," since by 1994 the handwriting was already on the wall for the laserdisc: the DVD format was introduced the following year. About half of this... View more info

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The Art of Rosaleen Norton, with poems by Gavin Greenlees

By: (Rosaleen Norton; poems by Gavin Greenlees)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Walter Glover: 1982

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 23239


[nice clean attractive book, slight bumping to top corners and top of spine, small bookseller's rubber-stamp at bottom corner of ffep; jacket similarly nice, with slight wrinkling at top of spine]. (B&W illustrations + 4 color plates) Reprint, with some added material, of the original 1952 limited-edition publication of erotic-occult illustrations by this New Zealand-born artist/witch who lived and worked primarily in Australia. Norton was a figure of considerable cont... View more info

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Ms. (August 1973) [cover: Bette Midler]

By: (Steinem, Gloria, et al., eds.)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Ms. Magazine Corp.: 1973

Edition: (Vol. II, No. 2)

Seller ID: 23927


[nice clean magazine, with the faintest bit of external surface wear]. (B&W photographs, color graphics, ads) An early issue of this feminist magazine, co-founded by Gloria Steinem and published for, about, and (mostly) by women. The cover story is "Why Bette Midler?," not a profile but rather a collection of observations about her. Also in this issue: "Mother Right: A New Feminist Theory" by Jane Alpert; a three-page appreciation of Harriet Tubman by M... View more info

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Page One of 1953: Yearbook of New York's Newspaper Men and Women

By: (The Newspaper Guild of New York)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Newspaper Guild of New York: 1953

Edition: "20th Anniversary"

Seller ID: 23577


(pictorial paper label on front cover; no dust jacket, as issued) [shelfwear and bumping to bottom edges, some fraying to cloth at top of spine, a few tiny stains adjacent to spine (on both front and rear covers)] (B&W photographs, cartoons, ads, etc.) Commemorative yearbook, issued to coincide with the "Page One Ball," an annual shindig at which the Big Apple's newspapermen (and probably a few women) gathered to make merry, give themselves awards, and generally ... View more info

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Damn Yankees: A New Musical

By: Abbott, George, and Douglass Wallop (book); Richard Adler & Jerry Ross (music and lyrics)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23942


(no dust jacket; photographic front-cover label) [nice clean book, slight bumping/rounding to top right corner of front cover, no other significant wear]. (B&W photographs) "Faust" re-worked as a baseball musical (derived from Wallop's novel "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant"), which has become a Hardy perennial thanks to the sheer fun inherent in re-staging the Bob Fosse dance numbers (not to mention hating the Yankees). Ray Walston and Gwen Verdon... View more info

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A Delicate Balance

By: Albee, Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23882


[very light shelfwear, the faintest bit of spotting to bottom edge of text block, age-toning to fore-edge for about the first half of the book; jacket lightly rubbed, slightly pushed/scrunched at top of spine, minor soiling to rear panel]. Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama, filmed in 1973 with Katharine Hepburn and Paul Scofield filling the roles essayed by Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn in the original Broadway production. View more info

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The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes [*SIGNED*]

By: Aldridge, Alan

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22430


[lovely copy, no discernible wear to book, the jacket showing only tiny traces of edge- and surface-wear]. (color illustrations, photographs, etc.) INSCRIBED ("For ____") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep, with an additional small drawing of a spider dangling from the last letter of his signature. "This illustrated autobiography charts Aldridge's life as a graphic entertainer, covering his whole exuberant career from 1963 up to the present." The boo... View more info

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Don't Drink the Water

By: Allen, Woody

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23890


[nice clean tight copy with no discernible wear (a review copy, with publisher's slip laid in); the jacket has been slightly insect-nibbled at various points along the top and bottom edges]. (B&W photographs) The Woodman's early theatrical success (and technically his first published book), filmed in 1969 with Jackie Gleason taking over the role played by Lou Jacobi on the stage, as head of an American family trapped behind the Iron Curtain, in an unnamed "Middle-Eur... View more info

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Sexual Blood [*SIGNED*]

By: Amerika, Mark

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boulder CO/Normal IL, Fiction Collective Two / Black Ice Books: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23967


[nice tight copy, just a touch of soiling to the page edges]. Trade PB SIGNED by the author on the title page, with "Santa Monica" written in his hand at the bottom of the same page. "A wild, cybersexual trip through the dark side of America's media-manipulated consciousness. [The author] tracks the bohemian life of his main character, Mal, an alternative rock musician whose strange encounter with the Medicine Woman causes him to hallucinate a fantasy land ... View more info

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Jenny Heysten's Career

By: Ammers-Küller, Jo van (translated from the Dutch by H. van Wyhe)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: (c.1930)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23694


[minor shelfwear, short tape stain at bottom of front pastedown; jacket edgeworn, with some shallow chipping along top and bottom edges, small surface-peel scar on front panel (probably from old price-sticker removal), a somewhat larger surface-peel scar on rear panel, general soiling and scuffing, old tape reinforcement across base of spine "One of the dangers of a stage career -- of how an actress confused her 'role life' with her real life and imperilled both, is... View more info

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Samson in Chains: Posthumous Tragedy

By: Andreyev, Leonid (translated by Herman Bernstein)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Brentano's: (c.1923)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23853


(no dust jacket) [nice-looking copy, light browning to edges of text block, very slight bump to bottom rear corner, pp. 92-93 irregularly opened (no loss of text)]. Drama about Samson and Delilah, an "authorized translation from the original manuscript." The translator has also provided a Preface, explaining his own relationship with Andreyev (who died in Finland in 1919, just at the time that Bernstein was making arrangements for him to visit America for the f... View more info

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Surrender!: The Romance of a Woman's Soul

By: Anonymous

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, The Macaulay Company: (c.1924)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22076


[moderate shelfwear, light age-toning/soiling to edges of text block; jacket edgeworn, tiny bits of paper loss at extremities, a couple of short closed tears]. "Can love be divorced from sex? Is motherhood a part of the marriage contract? The anonymous author of this startling novel asks a question that every woman must answer! -- Has a wife the right to refuse motherhood?" These burning questions are embedded in the story of a "childless by choice" w... View more info

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The Self-Enchanted -- Mae Murray: Image of an Era

By: Ardmore, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23940


[very little actual wear, but with a large light brown stain on the bottom edge of the text block; jacket shows light wear at extremities, spotting to bottom one-third of rear panel]. (B&W photographs) A biography of the silent-film actress Mae Murray, whose life and career are put forth as emblematic of the 1920s, the "era of fabulous nonsense." The author was a longtime Hollywood columnist/journalist who was a popular collaborator; she co-authored books with ... View more info

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Collected Works, Volume Four [includes "The Theatre and Its Double"]

By: Artaud, Antonin (translated by Victor Corti)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Calder & Boyars: 1974

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 23941


[minor bumping to bottom right corner, light surface wear to covers]. (French Surrealism) Series Trade PB "This important volume includes one of Artaud's most seminal texts, 'The Theatre and Its Double,' and his play 'The Cenci.' Also included are appendices, copious notes and his essay, 'Seraphim's Theatre.' 'The Theatre and Its Double,' published here in its entirety, remains the most radical text on performance in print today." View more info

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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

By: Axelrod, George

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23883


[nice clean book (review copy with publisher's slip laid in), minimal shelfwear, light age-toning to top of text block; jacket lightly spotted on spine, one short closed tear at bottom of front panel, very shallow insect-nibbling along bottom edges of both flaps and bottom of front panel, a bit of soiling to edges of rear flap]. (3 B&W photographs) The play that made Jayne Mansfield a star. It was also the basis, after a fashion, for the 1957 film of the same name, alth... View more info

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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

By: Axelrod, George

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam Books (A1653): 1957

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 23961


[nice-looking copy, tight binding, uncreased spine, light surface wear to covers, soft diagonal crease at top corner of rear cover]. Mass Market PB (B&W photographs) The play that made Jayne Mansfield a star, here issued in a movie tie-in edition keyed to the 1957 Twentieth Century-Fox film adaptation, and enhanced with a 14-page photo-illustrated interview with JM that appears at the end of the book. Writer-director Frank Tashlin didn't so much adapt the play for his ... View more info

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Love at the Mission

By: Baptist, R. Hernekin (pseud. for Ethelreda Lewis)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19448


[ex-department store library book, but marked as such only by multiple small library and "withdrawn" stamps on both pastedowns and endpapers, and with so little wear as to suggest that nobody ever actually checked it out and read it; the jacket is a bit edgeworn, with a few small tears, a rough surface-peeled spot near base of spine, a tiny stain on the front panel, and a vintage price-sticker (from City of Paris, San Francisco) on the rear flap]. "To the th... View more info

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Young Woman

By: Barnes, Carman

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Claude Kendall & Willoughby Sharp, Inc.: (c.1934)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23683


[book lightly shelfworn, minor age-toning to edges of text block, spine very slightly turned; jacket is edgeworn, with some paper loss at spine ends, and has been extensively backed with brown paper reinforcing tape, with resultant wrinkling/creasing; front panel illustration still attractive in spite of these depredations]. A sequel to the author's first novel, "Schoolgirl," chronicling the further travails of its heroine, Naomi Bradshaw – now twenty, and hav... View more info