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image of Actor John Qualen Signed Photo, Posed With John Wayne In A Scene From  "The Searchers"

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, . 8" x 10" glossy silver gelatin photograph of celebrated character actor John Qualen (1899-1987) with John Wayne in a scene from the 1956 picture The Searchers, one of nine films Qualen did with Wayne as a member of John Ford’s stock company, of which he was a part for 35 years. Qualen appeared in nearly 150 feature… Read more
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, . 8" x 10" glossy silver gelatin photograph of dancer/actress Eleanor Powell, whose pyrotechnic footwork earned her the title of "The Queen Of Tap." As a child, Powell was forced by her mother to enroll in dance classes as a means of overcoming shyness. Much to her own surprise she soon excelled, and at age twelve was opening… Read more
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Tallulah Bankhead, Darling Of The Gods

by Tunney, Kieran

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Published
1973
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E.P. Dutton & Co, NY, 1973; First Edition; 8vo, 228 pages; illustrated. Biography of beguiling actress Tallulah Bankhead, authored by playwright and intimate friend Kieran Tunney. Illustrated with six photo plates. Very Good, in a Very Good dust jacket that has a single 1" closed edge tear. Clean, crisp, bright, and sharp.
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American Cinematographer Manual, Fourth Edition

by American Society Of Cinematographers

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1973
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American Society Of Cinematographers, Hollywood, 1973; Fourth Edition; 12mo, 656 pages; profusely illustrated. The ASC’s professional and technical manual for 1973. Fine.
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image of 8"x10" Original Studio Publicity Photograph, Lionel Barrymore and Laraine Day  in Calling Dr. Kildare, 1939

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Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Hollywood, 1939; Vintage 8"x10" glossy silver gelatin photograph of Lionel Barrymore and Laraine Day in the 1939 film "Calling Dr. Kildare," the second in MGM’s series of Dr. Kildare pictures. Photo shows Dr. Gillespie (Barrymore) speaking to nurse Mary Lamont (Laraine Day) who has been assigned to work with Kildare in order to be in… Read more
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image of 8"x10" Original Studio Publicity Photograph, Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres, Laraine Day in Calling Dr. Kildare, 1939

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Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Hollywood, 1939; Vintage 8"x10" glossy silver gelatin photograph of Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, and Lew Ayres in the 1939 film "Calling Dr. Kildare," the second in MGM’s series of Dr. Kildare pictures. Photo shows Dr. Gillespie (Barrymore) checking the progress of Dr. Kildare (Lew Ayres), as nurse Mary Lamont (Laraine Day) looks on. Fine condition,… Read more
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Original 1927 Jed Dooley Vaudeville Comedy Act Manuscripts, Signed

by Dooley, Jed

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1927
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, 1927; Original manuscripts of Jed Dooley (1884-1973), vaudeville comedian who, before going solo, was partnered with his sister Ethel and brother Billy in a trick cycling act billed as "The Three Dooleys." Included are eight hand-typed gag registration sheets annotating recent additions and changes to Dooley’s comedy act. The sheets are dated June 19 through December 12,… Read more
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Ziegfeld (Signed Association Copy)

by Higham, Charles

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Published
1972
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Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1972; First Edition; 8vo, 245 pages; photo Illustrated. Biography of America’s greatest showman, Florenz Ziegfeld, creator of the famed "Ziegfeld’s Follies." Inscribed and signed on the f.f.e.p. by Matilda "Goldie" Golden, Ziegfeld’s indispensable private secretary, who entered his employ in 1923 and assumed immense importance in his life, acting as confidante and keeper of secrets… Read more
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image of 1792 American Playbill Broadside: By Authority Of The Virginia Company, On Friday Evening, August 3rd, 1792, Will Be Presented A Celebrated Comedy (Written By Mrs. Cowley) Never Performed Here Called MORE WAYS THAN ONE, or A NEW WAY TO CATCH HEARTS, A Song By Mrs. Decker, A Song By Mr. Courtney, To Which Will Be Added A Comedy Of 3 Acts, Written By Mr. Coleman, Jun., Author Of Inkle and Yarrico, Battle Of Hexam, etc, called WAYS AND MEANS, or A TRIP TO DOVER, The Whole To Conclude With Several Surprising Feats Of Activity in LOFTY TUMBLING, By Mr. Sully Junior, Who Was Justly The Admiration Of Britain, Assisted By Master Sully. Clown to the Performance, Mr. Sully Sen.

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The Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, CA, . 9" by 15 3/4". Huntington Library facsimile reprint of a playbill broadside announcing two comedies, plus singers and a tumbling act, to be presented in Philadelphia by Thomas Wade West and John Bignall’s American theatrical troupe The Virginia Company Of Comedians Friday evening, August 3rd, 1792. The… Read more
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Kyra Coffie, San Bernardino, CA, 2011; Large 8vo, 406 pages; illustrated. Complete guide to the Avid system, specifically designed for the assistant editor. Profusely illustrated with color desktop pictures of all tools, procedures and timelines under discussion. Detailed chapters on capturing, file-based media, multigrouping, audio, backgrounds and effects, outputs, import/export, etc. Fine, in illustrated wraps.
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image of 8"x10" Original Studio Publicity Photograph Of Mickey Rooney in Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever, 1939

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Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Hollywood, 1939; Original 8"x10" glossy silver gelatin photograph of Mickey Rooney in MGM’s 1939 movie "Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever," seventh in the Andy Hardy series of pictures. Photo shows Andy with girlfriend Polly Benedict (co-star Ann Rutherford), Andy’s mother, Mrs. Hardy (Fay Holden), and Andy’s Aunt Milly Forrest, played by actress Sara Haden. Fine… Read more
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The Technique Of Lighting For Television And Motion Pictures

by Millerson, Gerald

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Published
1978
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Focal Press, NY, 1978; First Edition, 4th impression; 8vo, 366 pages. Professional guide to the methods and principles of lighting, both technical and creative, for television and motion pictures. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Fine, in a Fine dust jacket that has not been price-clipped. Clean, crisp, bright, and sharp.
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Great Acting In English (Association Copy)

by Symons, Arthur

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Published
1907
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Ballantyne & Co., London, 1907; First Edition Privately Printed; 8vo, 16 pages. Essay by Arthur Symons lamenting the dearth of native acting talent in Britain, reserving his highest praise for visiting Americans Edward H. Sothern and wife Julia Marlowe, whose Shakesperean talents he holds above reproach. "There is no actor on our stage who can speak either English… Read more
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Road To Perdition

by Self, David

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Published
2002
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Dreamworks/ Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Los Angeles, 2002; First Edition; 16mo, unpaginated; illustrated. Special promotional printing of David Self’s film script in miniature, with illustrations by Bill Garland. Measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/2". Fine, in illustrated boards. Clean, crisp, bright, sharp, no ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind.
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Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Hollywood, 1939; Original 8"x10" glossy silver gelatin photograph of Mickey Rooney in MGM’s 1939 movie "Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever," seventh in the series of Andy Hardy pictures. Story involves the summer crush Andy develops for his school play drama teacher after his girlfriend jilts him for a navy man. Photo shows Andy clowning on… Read more
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The Ziegfeld’s Girl (Signed)

by Ziegfeld, Patricia

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Published
1965
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Hutchinson & Co., London, 1965; First Edition; 8vo, 209 pages; illustrated. Autobiography of Patricia Ziegfeld, only child of great impresario of the American theater Florenz Ziegfeld and glittering actress Billie Burke, who were happily married for 18 years and created a most wonderful life for their daughter. A captivating inside view of the madcap lives of two theatrical… Read more
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Actor, The Life and Times of Paul Muni (Signed)

by Lawrence, Jerome

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Published
1974
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G.P. Putnam’s Sons, NY, 1974; First Edition; Signed; 8vo, 380 pages; photo illustrated. Biography of legendary film, stage and television actor Paul Muni, five-time Academy Award nominee and winner of the Oscar in 1936 for his role in "Pasteur." Written by distinguished American playwright Jerome Lawrence, author of, among much else, "Inherit The Wind," which starred Muni on… Read more
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Writers In Hollywood 1915-1951

by Hamilton, Ian

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Published
1990
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Harper & Row, NY, 1990; First Edition; 8vo, 326 pages; illustrated. Fascinating story of Hollywood screenwriters and screenwriting, from earliest beginnings to the post war era and HUAC hearings. Chock full of insider information and thoughtful analysis, liberally seasoned with riotous behind the scenes anecdotes. Very Good Plus in a Very Good Plus dustjacket. Clean, crisp, bright, no… Read more
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Schriften: Theater der Zwanziger Jahre

by Jessner, Leopold

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Published
1979
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Henscheverlag Kunst und Gesellschaft, Berlin, D.D.R., Germany, 1979; First Edition; 8vo, 362 pages; illustrated. The 1920’s writings of Leopold Jessner (1878-1945) on the subject of German Expressionist Theater. Before and during WWI Jessner worked as both an actor and director, becoming manager of the Berlin State Theater in 1919. He was much acclaimed for his innovative style, and… Read more
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Platinum Girl, The Life And Legends Of Jean Harlow

by Golden, Eve

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Published
1991
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Abbeville Press, New York, 1991; First Edition; 8vo, 248 pages; illustrated. Engrossing biography of screen legend Jean Harlow, whose meteoric rise ended suddenly in 1937 at age 26. Authoritatively and absorbingly written, the product of ten years of meticulous research revealing Harlow as both a talented and a caring individual. Illustrated with period photographs. Very Good Plus, in… Read more
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