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Actor John Qualen Signed Photo, With John Wayne In "The Searchers"
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Actor John Qualen Signed Photo, With John Wayne In "The Searchers"

, . 8" x 10" glossy silver gelatin photograph of celebrated character actor John Qualen (1899-1987) together 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 films and played more than 1,000 television roles throughout his lifetime. His face and trademark Scandinavian dialect are known to moviegoers everywhere. A tiny sampling of his credits includes Grapes Of Wrath, Casablanca, The Long Voyage Home, His Girl Friday, The High and The Mighty, The Sons Of Katie Elder, Anatomy Of A Murder, Elmer Gantry, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence. Nicely inscribed and signed at the top by Qualen, "To Ann & Leo as a reminder of Santa Barbara. Your Friend, John Qualen." Fine condition. Clean, bright, crisp, and glossy.

$175.00

Eleanor Powell Signed Photograph
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Eleanor Powell Signed Photograph

, . 8" x 10" glossy silver gelatin photograph of dancer/actress Eleanor Powell, whose lightning footwork quickly earned her the title of "The Queen Of Tap." Powell had inauspicious beginnings, having been forced by her mother to enroll in dance classes as a way of overcoming her shyness. Much to her own surprise she soon excelled, and at age twelve was opening dinner shows in Atlantic City for night club owner Gus Edwards. While performing for private social events she met Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, the two immediately clicked, and Robinson quickly became her mentor in tap. From 1935 to 1945 Powell partnered with Fred Astaire, Buddy Ebsen, George Murphy, and others in such memorable movies as, Born To Dance, Rosalie, Broadway Melody of 1936, Honolulu, Broadway Melody of 1938, and Broadway Melody of 1940, which featured the legendary dance routine Begin The Beguine, widely accepted as the greatest tap number in film history. When asked about Powell, Fred Astaire once commented, "She put ‘em down like a man, no ricky-ticky sissy stuff with Ellie. She really knocked out a tap dance in a class by herself." After her marriage to actor Glen Ford in 1943 Powell relinquished her career in favor of becoming a devoted housewife and mother, and not until after her painful divorce from Ford in 1953 did she return briefly to the silver screen. In addition to being recognized for her dedication and ability, Powell was known and loved both professionally and privately for her kindness, generosity, and humility. Her commitment to her work was total. She once said, " I’d rather dance than eat." Very Good Plus, clean, bright, no chips, tears, or staining.

$175.00

Tallulah Bankhead, Darling Of The Gods
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Tallulah Bankhead, Darling Of The Gods

By Tunney, Kieran

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.

$45.00

American Cinematographer Manual, Fourth Edition
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American Cinematographer Manual, Fourth Edition

By American Society Of Cinematographers

American Society Of Cinematographers, Hollywood, 1973; Fourth Edition; 12mo, 656 pages; profusely illustrated. The ASC’s professional and technical manual for 1973. Fine.

$30.00

8"x10" Original Studio Publicity Photograph, Lionel Barrymore and Laraine Day  in Calling Dr. Kildare, 1939
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8"x10" Original Studio Publicity Photograph, Lionel Barrymore and Laraine Day in Calling Dr. Kildare, 1939

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 a position to report on his progress as a diagnostician at an inner city clinic. Excellent condition, no creases, chips, or tears.

$30.00

8"x10" Original Studio Publicity Photograph, Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres, Laraine Day in Calling Dr. Kildare, 1939
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8"x10" Original Studio Publicity Photograph, Lionel Barrymore, Lew Ayres, Laraine Day in Calling Dr. Kildare, 1939

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, clean, crisp, bright, glossy, no creases, chips, or tears.

$30.00

Original 1927 Jed Dooley Vaudeville Comedy Act Manuscripts, Signed
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Original 1927 Jed Dooley Vaudeville Comedy Act Manuscripts, Signed

By Dooley, Jed

, 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 known as "The Three Dooleys." Included are eight typed gag registration sheets, annotating additions and changes to Dooley’s comedy act. The sheets are dated June 19 through December 12, 1927, and begin, "Original gags added to my act since my last registration, Nov. 16th, 1926." They are all hand-typed and original-signed by Dooley in numerous places. Also included are two original handwritten versions of one of Dooley’s acts which featured standup, cycling, saxophone playing, and rope tricks, all with accompanying patter. One is the full-length act from the late twenties, nine pages in length, and the other a condensed three-page version labeled "Short Version of Act As Done at Coast-Guard, Feb 22, 1943." This latter was no doubt performed as part of the show business WWII war effort, well after vaudeville had fallen into decline. The long version of the act is written on both sides of engraved letterhead stationery from the old Hotel George Washington in Jacksonville, Florida. The short version is inscribed on the backs of engraved stationery from the Forrest Hotel on 49th Street, West of Broadway, New York City. All material in excellent condition, clean and bright. There is a short closed tear on one of the sheets, repaired on the verso with japan paper. A unique archive from one of America’s greatest entertainment eras.

$225.00

Ziegfeld (Signed Association Copy)
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Ziegfeld (Signed Association Copy)

By Higham, Charles

Henry Regnery, Chicago, 1972; First Edition; 8vo, 245 pages; photo Illustrated. Biography of America’s greatest showman, Florenz Ziegfeld, creator, among other things, 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 of the Ziegfeld Empire. Very Good, in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean, crisp, and bright.

$75.00

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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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.

By (Cowley, Hannah and George Coleman, Jr.)

The Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, CA, . 9" by 15 3/4". Huntington Library facsimile reprint of a playbill announcing two comedies, plus singers and a tumbling act, to be performed in Philadelphia by Thomas Wade West and John Bignall’s American theatrical troupe The Virginia Company Of Comedians Friday evening, August 3rd, 1792. The first work, "More Ways Than One," was authored by successful 18th century English dramatist Hannah Cowley, author of many major plays of the period, who once famously accused playwright Hannah More of plagiarism. The second, "Ways And Means," is by George Coleman Jr., popular London dramatist who was later made Examiner Of Plays by the British Crown, but whose perceived double standard and severity of censorship with the works of others resulted in his being decidedly unpopular with his colleagues. Tickets for the event are advertised as available at Prichard’s Book Store, thus fixing the location of this production in Philadelphia, but the theater itself remains unidentified, though it was almost certainly the Southwark. A check with Seilhamer’s "History Of American Theater" shows Hallam and Henry’s Old American Company not engaged at the Southwark until September, a month later, giving plenty of time for the staging of this visiting Virginia Company show. Of added interest is the appearance of eminent early American painter Thomas Sully (1783-1872) as a boyhood tumbler in the production. Sully, noted for his portraits of such worthies as Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, and John Quincy Adams, as well as for the historic oil of Washington’s "Passage Of The Delaware," was the son of actors Matthew and Sarah Sully (nee Chester), who emigrated from England with their children, arriving at Charleston, South Carolina in March of 1792, only five months previous. Matthew Sully’s sister Margaret had earlier married Thomas Wade West, thus providing the connection to Charleston and the Virginia Company troupe. The nine-year-old Thomas appears on the bill here identified simply as "Master Sully," together with his father Matthew ("Mr. Sully Sen.") and brother ("Mr. Sully Junior"). His mother ("Mrs. Sully"), and two of his sisters ("Miss Sully" and "Miss E. Sully") are billed as actors in "Ways And Means," the second comedy performed that night. Thomas Sully’s home in Philadelphia is today a National Historic Landmark. Reproduced by the Huntington Library and Art Gallery from the original in its collection, stamped as such on the back. Printed on double-weight laid paper parchment. Fine condition.

$125.00

The Avid Assistant Editor’s Handbook, The Go-To Guide For Assistant Editors Learning About Avid And Their Jobs
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The Avid Assistant Editor’s Handbook, The Go-To Guide For Assistant Editors Learning About Avid And Their Jobs

By Coffie, Kyra

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.

$55.00

8"x10" Original Studio Publicity Photograph Of Mickey Rooney in Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever, 1939
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8"x10" Original Studio Publicity Photograph Of Mickey Rooney in Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever, 1939

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," the 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 condition in all respects, clean, crisp, bright, and glossy.

$30.00

The Technique Of Lighting For Television And Motion Pictures
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The Technique Of Lighting For Television And Motion Pictures

By Millerson, Gerald

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.

$35.00

Great Acting In English (Association Copy)
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Great Acting In English (Association Copy)

By Symons, Arthur

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 by contrast 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 or verse as these two Americans can.... Who is there on our stage who has completely mastered the first two requirements of acting? No one now acting in English except Julia Marlowe and Edward Sothern." Symons goes on to cite examples from the couple’s recent performances in Romeo and Juliet , Hamlet., and Twelfth Night. Very Good Plus, in printed stiff wraps. Edward H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe’s engraved bookplate affixed. Pages unopened. A significant tribute, linking the British and American stages. Rare.

$225.00

Road To Perdition
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Road To Perdition

By Self, David

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, primarily for distribution to cast and crew, 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. A perfect copy.

$35.00

8"x10" Original Studio Publicity Photograph Of Mickey Rooney in Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever, 1939
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8"x10" Original Studio Publicity Photograph Of Mickey Rooney in Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever, 1939

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," the 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 stage with girlfriend Polly Benedict, played by Ann Rutherford. Fine condition, clean, crisp, bright, no creases, chips, or tears.

$30.00

The Ziegfeld’s Girl (Signed)
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The Ziegfeld’s Girl (Signed)

By Ziegfeld, Patricia

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 remarkable life for their daughter. A captivating inside view of the zany lives of two theatrical legends, riotously funny and marvelously told with warmth and affection. Inscribed and signed by the author on f.f.e.p. Very Good Plus in a Very Good dust jacket, clean, bright, corners sharp.

$45.00

Actor, The Life and Times of Paul Muni (Signed)
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Actor, The Life and Times of Paul Muni (Signed)

By Lawrence, Jerome

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 Broadway. Lawrence, a close friend and associate, was regarded by Muni as his adopted son. Warmly inscribed and signed on the f.f.e.p. by Lawrence on date of release, October 21, 1974. Very Good Plus, in a Very Good dust jacket which has a couple of tiny closed edge tears at the extremities of the spine panel. Clean, crisp, bright, and sharp.

$175.00

Writers In Hollywood 1915-1951
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Writers In Hollywood 1915-1951

By Hamilton, Ian

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 often riotous behind the scenes anecdotes. Very Good Plus in a Very Good Plus dustjacket. Clean, crisp, bright, no chip or tears, no ownership names or any other markings of any kind.

$35.00

Schriften: Theater der Zwanziger Jahre
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Schriften: Theater der Zwanziger Jahre

By Jessner, Leopold

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 his use of the stylized staircase in his productions became known in the industry as "Jessnersteppen." Considered on a par with Brecht and Reinhardt, Jessner, fled Germany in 1933 for the safety of Hollywood, where he worked until his death, never achieving in his lifetime what many believe to be his rightful place in the history of German Expressionism. Nicely illustrated with numerous theatrical photographs of the period. Very Good, in a Very Good dust jacket with a small chip at the top edge of the front panel.

$45.00

Platinum Girl, The Life And Legends Of Jean Harlow
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Platinum Girl, The Life And Legends Of Jean Harlow

By Golden, Eve

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 that reveals Harlow to have been both a talented and a caring individual. Illustrated with period photographs. Very Good Plus, in a Very Good Plus dust jacket. Clean, crisp, bright, and sharp. No ownership signatures or any other markings of any kind.

$40.00

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