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On the Air, the Encyclopedia of Old Time Radio

by Dunning, John

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Published
1998
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First Edition
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New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. First Edition. Thick Small Quarto. Signed by the author. Dunning gives over 1500 radio shows presented in alphabetical order. He provides a complete broadcast history with the timeslot, the network, and the name of the show's sponsors. He list major cast members, announcers, producers, directors, writers, and sound effects people, even the show's… Read more
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Making Life Worth While

by Fairbanks, Douglas

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$85.00

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New York,(1918): Britton Publishing Co. 12mo. Fairbanks made very successful early social comedies, then highly popular swashbucklers during the 'twenties. He was married to Mary Pickford and was one of the founders of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He almost always did his own stunts. 157pp., 16 photo illustrations with decorations by Harold A. Van Buren. His… Read more
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N.l.: Longacre Corp, 1929. Quarto. [36]p. . D.W. Griffith's silent film with music added in the transition to the talkie. The story stars William Boyd (five years before he began making his Hop-a-long Cassidy series), Lupe Velez, and Jedda Goudal. When Boyd who plays Lieutenant Karl Von Arnim finds his fiancé the countess in the arms of Napoleon Bonaparte… Read more
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$65.00
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With a Feather on My Nose

by Burke, Billie

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First Edition
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$90.00

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New York; (1949): Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc. First Edition. Octavo. 9th printing, inscribed by the author dated 1949. 272pp.bound in decorative black cloth lettered and decorated in yellow and pink. A very good copy in very good pictorial dust jacket showing light edge wear.
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While the premiere of Command Decision took place on December 25, 1948, it did not go into general release until February 1949. Rated as one of the ten best films of 1949, it had a stellar cast led by Clark Gable (who himself flew fix missions as a tail gunner in 1943 and won the Distinguished Flying Cross). The… Read more
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Your Kids and Mine (Signed By Joe E. Brown)

by Brown, Joe E.

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Published
1944
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Near Fine
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New York: Doubleday, 1944. Cloth/hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Capt. Raymond Creekmore. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 192p. Boldly signed. A remarkable firsthand account of Joe E. Brown's entertaining of the servicemen in World War II after his own son Don was killed. While he later became famous for the closing… Read more
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Photograph

by Oberon, Merle

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7 1/2" x 9 1/2" A stunning photograph signed by Merle Oberon, film star from 1928 to 1973. She was nominated for an Academy award for best actress in The Dark Angel. Signed, Sincerely/Merle Oberon.
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Ben-Hur, a metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Production

by Wallace, Lew, Fed Niblo (director), June Mathis

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Published
1926
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New York: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer /the Gordon Press, 1926. Quarto. General Lew Wallace's immortal story directed by Fred Niblo by special arrangement with Abraham L. Erlanger, Charles B. Dillingham and Florenz Ziegreld, Jr., adaption by June Mathis, produced from scenario by Cary Wilson. A short history of this might production with many scenes from the photodrama and with portraits of the… Read more
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Hollywood, CA; Nd(ca.1940): Columbia Pictures. First Edition. 0blong Quarto. 35 pages. A unique copy of which a handful were bound in thin copper plate supplied by Phelps Dodge Corporation of Globe, Arizona. The movie was William Holden's first major film and the movie was made in Tucson. Sadly, the old movie sets burned down and have… Read more
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$475.00
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Khudozhniki Sovetskogo Mul'tfil'ma

by Invanov-Vano, I.P.; A. Volkov

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Published
1978
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Fine
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$95.00

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Moscow: Sov. Huudodnik, 1978. Cloth. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 127p. profusely illustrated many in color. A very nice book on the animated films in Russia.
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Latina in the Land of Hollywood and Other Essays on Media Culture

by Valdivia, Angharad N.

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Near Fine
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First Edition
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Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2000. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. Ocatvo. 203pp., index.
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1937. Near Fine. 4p. measuring 5" x 3" advertises Talking Pictures and Dancing at the Memorial Hall in Wolfeboro, Pineland (Center Ossipee) and at the Opera House in Sanbornville. Besides advertising dancing at these places and the Wolfeboro Casino there were a list of the talking movies of the time starring Shirley Temple, Spencer Tracy,… Read more
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$35.00
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Helen Hayes: A Bio-Bibliography

by Murphy, Donn B. and Stephen Moore

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Published
1993
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Near Fine
Edition
First Printing
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Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1993. First Printing. Cloth. Near Fine. Octavo (7¾" - 9¾" tall). 8vo., 354, (3)pp. Biography, with annotated checklist of Helen Hayes' roles, each with synopsis, reviews, cast list... With checklist of published references to Ms. Hayes; awards. Index. Bound in red cloth boards, with gold titles in black fields.… Read more
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Iz Istorii Lenfil'ma. Stat'i, Vospominaniia, Dokumenty, 1920-e Gody

by Gornitskaia, N. S.

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Published
1968
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Near Fine
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Leningrad: Iskosstvo, Leningr. Otd-nie, 1968. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Russian text. 8vo., 277p.. Film history and criticism in the Soviet Union, 1920 to 1968. Illustrated with several suites of b&w photographs of movie scenes. In green cloth boards, with silver lettering; Printed dust jacket (minimal wear… Read more
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Puti Khudozhestvinnoso Fil'ma, 1919-1934

by Iezuitov, Nikolafi, Mikhafilovich

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Published
1934
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Very Good
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Moscow: Kinofotoizdat, 1934. Stapled Wraps. Very Good/No Dust Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Russian text. 12mo., 150pp. Illustrated with photos of great actors their in memorable film roles. A great treatise on the early years of Russian cinema. In printed wraps.
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