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Image for Ballantine Books presents Marilyn Monroe as The Girl; the candid picture-story of the making of "The Seven Year Itch."  Photographs by Sam Shaw.  Foreword by George Axelrod.

Ballantine Books presents Marilyn Monroe as The Girl; the candid picture-story of the making of "The Seven Year Itch." Photographs by Sam Shaw. Foreword by George Axelrod.

By: (Shaw, Sam, photographs)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books: (c.1955)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18022


[quite a decent copy, a bit of edgewear to the covers; the binding is intact and the spine uncreased, although about 7/16" of the spine surface has peeled off at the base and there's a one-inch closed tear along the bottom rear hinge]. Mass Market PB (B&W photographs) A paperback original, and a wonderful photo-essay by Sam Shaw of the production of Billy Wilder's THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH. As the cover promises, there are "over 100 exclusive photographs," not sce... View more info

Image for 2nd Annual Festival of Preservation / July 7-30, 1989

2nd Annual Festival of Preservation / July 7-30, 1989

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10220


[very minor handling wear, tiny tear at base of spine]. (B&W/color photographs) Program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities. Includes several pages of information about the Archive, and about film and TV preservation generally. The remainder of the book is devoted to program notes on the individual films in the festival, including: HELL'S ANGELS (1930); THE QUIET MAN (1952); THE SIGN OF THE CROSS ... View more info

Image for The Ninth Festival of Preservation / Aug. 1-29, 1998

The Ninth Festival of Preservation / Aug. 1-29, 1998

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10225


[nice clean copy, faint edgewear]. (B&W photographs) Nicely-produced program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities, containing program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: JOAN OF ARC (1948); STAGECOACH (1939); DARK COMMAND (1940); THE FRESHMAN (1925); MACBET (1948); THE MYSTERIOUS DR. FU MANCHU (1929); DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY (1934); LILIOM (1930); THUNDERBOLT (1929); SHOCK CORRI... View more info

Image for The Tenth Festival of Preservation / July 28 - August 26, 2000

The Tenth Festival of Preservation / July 28 - August 26, 2000

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10226


[very nice copy, clean and bright with no discernible wear] (B&W photographs) Nicely-produced program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities, containing program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK (1984); THE POWER AND THE GLORY (1933); DAUGHTER OF THE DRAGON (1931); MOLLY O' (1921); FEET FIRST (1930); THE NAKED KISS (1964); THE PRISONER OF ZENDA (1937)... View more info

Image for The Eighth Annual Festival of Preservation / June 27 - July 20, 1996

The Eighth Annual Festival of Preservation / June 27 - July 20, 1996

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10454


[nice clean copy, mild edge & surface wear]. (B&W photographs) Program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities, containing program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: GILDA (1946; the cover image is also from this film, with Rita Hayworth); DESIGN FOR LIVING (1933); FEAR AND DESIRE (1953, Stanley Kubrick's first film); ROMOLA (1924); THE UNHOLY THREE (1930); ONE TOUCH OF VENUS (... View more info

Image for The Fifth Annual Festival of Preservation / April 9 - May 8, 1993

The Fifth Annual Festival of Preservation / April 9 - May 8, 1993

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10455


[very minor handling wear]. (B&W photographs) Program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities, containing erudite program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: THE GUNS OF NAVARONE (1961); LIFE WITH FATHER (1947); AROUND THE WORLD VIA GRAF ZEPPELIN (1929); HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940); THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES (1941); PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1943); A DOUBLE LIFE (1948); two films by Edgar ... View more info

Image for The Sixth Annual Festival of Preservation / April 7 - May 1, 1994

The Sixth Annual Festival of Preservation / April 7 - May 1, 1994

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14322


[nice clean copy, very minor fingertip creases in front cover]. (B&W photographs) Program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's preservation activities, containing program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: THE SEA HAWK (1924); two features by Cecil B. DeMille (THE PLAINSMAN and THIS DAY AND AGE); THE SPIDER (1931), co-directed by William Cameron Menzies; APPLAUSE (Rouben Mamoulian, 1929); two Frank Capra f... View more info

Image for The 12th Festival of Preservation / July 22 - August 21, 2004

The 12th Festival of Preservation / July 22 - August 21, 2004

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14341


[very nice copy, clean and bright with no discernible wear] (B&W photographs) Program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities, containing program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: PATHS OF GLORY (Stanley Kubrick, 1957); THE SCARLET LETTER (1926 and 1934 versions); WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (Billy Wilder, 1957); PENNY SERENADE (George Stevens, 1941); TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANC... View more info

Image for Fourth Annual Festival of Preservation / July 10-27, 1991

Fourth Annual Festival of Preservation / July 10-27, 1991

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17009


[light handling wear, slightly warped/bent]. (B&W photographs) Program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities, containing erudite program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: DR. MABUSE, THE GREAT GAMBLER (1922); THE INFORMER (1935); LOVE AFFAIR (1939); HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT (1937); STRANGE IMPERSONATION (1946); CHAMPION (1949); VAGABOND KING (1930); DOCTOR X (1932); HOLIDAY (... View more info

Image for The 13th Festival of Preservation / July 20 - August 19, 2006

The 13th Festival of Preservation / July 20 - August 19, 2006

By: (UCLA Film and Television Archive)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], UCLA Film and Television Archive: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22907


[very nice copy, clean and bright with no discernible wear] (B&W photographs) Program book for the annual festival held at UCLA to highlight their film/TV archive's recent preservation activities, containing program notes for the individual films in the festival, including: OF MICE AND MEN (Lewis Milestone, 1939); BABY DOLL (Elia Kazan, 1956); GOD'S LITTLE ACRE (Anthony Mann, 1958); THE RED KIMONA (Walter Lang, 1925); CLOAK AND DAGGER (Fritz Lang, 1946); WAY OUT WEST (w... View more info

Image for Nabokov's Dark Cinema

Nabokov's Dark Cinema

By: Appel, Alfred Jr.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18851


[remainder mark on bottom edge, slight bumping to top corners; jacket shows some wear at spine ends, spine slightly faded]. (B&W photographs) In this wide-ranging criticval work, "drawing on personal conversations with Nabokov, whom he has known for twenty years, and illustrating his argument with a wealth of brilliantly chosen photographs, Appel shows how Nabokov's writings are thoroughly steeped in film; that film has in fact become for Nabokov a whole mythology, a... View more info

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Walt Disney Magic Moments

By: Arseni, Ercole, Leone Bosi and Massimo Marconi, eds.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Milan, Arnoldo Mondadori Editions: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13660


(pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued) [minor shelfwear, very light soiling to covers, tiny stain near top of front cover, one page in middle of book has come loose]. (B&W/color frame enlargements, photos) Following a very brief history of Disney's career, the book presents frame blow-up versions of ten Disney cartoons: PLANE CRAZY (1928); THE GALLOPIN' GAUCHO (1929); FLOWERS AND TREES (1932); ORPHANS' BENEFIT (1934); PLUTO'S JUDGMENT DAY (1935); MICKEY'S RIVAL (... View more info

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The Star Machine

By: Basinger, Jeanine

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17810


(price-clipped, else Near Fine) [nice tight clean copy, very slight sticky residue on front pastedown (from removed bookplate); jacket shows only very light surface wear]. (B&W photographs) An examination of the Hollywood star-making machinery in its heyday, "an immensely entertaining look into the 'star machine,' examining how, at the height of the studio system, from the 1930s to the 1950s, the studios worked to manufacture star actors and actresses." View more info

Image for The 50 Greatest Cartoons; as selected by 1,000 animation professionals [*SIGNED*]

The 50 Greatest Cartoons; as selected by 1,000 animation professionals [*SIGNED*]

By: Beck, Jerry, ed.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Atlanta, Turner Publishing, Inc.: (c.1994)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22390


[nice clean copy, no significant wear but a slight bump to the top rear corner]. (B&W and color photos and other illustrations) SIGNED by the editor on the half-title page. "A portrait of each winning cartoon includes a plot summary, the production history, and a critical analysis that explores the unique qualities that have earned the cartoon a place in film history." (The analysis/commentary is provided by such luminaries of animation history as Leonard Malti... View more info

Image for Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Buster Keaton

Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Buster Keaton

By: Bengtson, John

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Santa Monica CA, Santa Monica Press: (c.2000)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22040


[some edgewear and surface rubbing/scratching to covers, brief gift inscription on inside front cover] Trade PB (B&W photographs, maps) "A unique visual history of early Hollywood and other vintage locations as depicted in Buster Keaton's classic movies. Combining images from Keaton's films with archival photographs, historic maps, and scores of dramatic 'then' and 'now' photos, [this book] reveals dozens of movie locations that lay undiscovered for nearly 80 years... View more info

Image for Histoire en 1000 images du cinema; collection dirigee par Robin Livio

Histoire en 1000 images du cinema; collection dirigee par Robin Livio

By: Bessy, Maurice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions Du Pont Royal: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3039


(illustrated boards; no dust jacket) [heavily worn at corners; spine repaired with clear tape (binding of pages is solid)]. (B&W photographs) 1,000 images (they're numbered) illustrating the development of the cinema from Egyptian wall paintings through LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD; text and captions in French. View more info

Image for Les Truquages au Cinema

Les Truquages au Cinema

By: Bessy, Maurice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Paris, Les Editions Prisma: (c.1951)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5080


(tan decorated buckram; no dust jacket) [moderate shelfwear, bottom corner of front cover bumped and slightly fraying, top corners slightly bumped; mild soiling to covers; binding solid, text clean,previous owner's signature on title page]. (B&W photographs, drawings) Profusely-illustrated treatise on the history and techniques of special effects in the cinema; text in French. Preface (also in French) by Orson Welles. The last section, "Les Films a Trucs," discus... View more info

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The Parade's Gone By...

By: Brownlow, Kevin

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18096


[a good solid copy, previous owner's rubber-stamped signature at top of front pastedown, faint trace of foxing to bottom page edges and on the half-title page, top edge a bit dust-soiled and with some fading to black cloth at tops of covers, but the binding is solid and the actual wear to the book is minimal; the jacket has just one tiny closed tear and associated small crease at top of the rear panel, is lightly faded at the spine (typical for this title), has some ligh... View more info

Image for The Art of Film Music [*SIGNED*]

The Art of Film Music [*SIGNED*]

By: Burt, George

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Northeastern University Press: (c.1994)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18139


[lightly bumped at bottom corners (both book and jacket), no other significant wear]. (musical examples) INSCRIBED ("Dear Richard / With admiration / and much gratitude for / your help") and SIGNED (first name only) by the author on the ffep. The author, a music professor and film composer, "explores music's significant role and powerful effect by analyzing several scenes in classic films produced from the 1930s through the 1980s. His thorough examination o... View more info

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All That Hollywood Allows: Re-reading Gender in 1950s Melodrama

By: Byars, Jackie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill/London, University of North Carolina Press: (c.1991)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14589


[nice clean copy, extremely light shelfwear to book; very minor surface wear to jacket (others would call it Fine/Fine without blinking, but I'm picky)]. (Gender & American Culture) Series (B&W photographs) This book "explores the representation of gender in popular Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s, the last decade in which film enjoyed a pivotal cultural position. Both a work of feminist film criticism and theory and an analysis of popular culture, this provocati... View more info