Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


On the Air, the Encyclopedia of Old Time Radio
seller photo

On the Air, the Encyclopedia of Old Time Radio

By Dunning, John

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 theme song and more. Bound in white paper covered boards backed in maroon cloth, spine lettering gilt. A handsome copy, near fine in near fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket.

$60.00

Making Life Worth While
seller photo

Making Life Worth While

By Fairbanks, Douglas

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 previous work was titled Laugh and Live. Fairbanks states "this books contains everything in general--and nothing in particular--just such things as came to mind that seemed worth while". The Khaki edition for the boys going to the front. An inspirational work. bound in khaki cloth lettered and stamped in black, spine lettering black, small cloth blemish fro front board, a very good copy in original dust jacket with portion of rear panel torn away, chip to head and separation to upper joint of jacket.

$85.00

Joseph M. Schenck Presents D.W. Griffith's "Lady of the Pavements";  At foot of title: "With William Boyd, Jetta Goudal, Lupe Velez, George Fawcett & Albert Conti, from the story by Karl Volmoeller, adapted for the screen by Sam Taylor
seller photo

Joseph M. Schenck Presents D.W. Griffith's "Lady of the Pavements"; At foot of title: "With William Boyd, Jetta Goudal, Lupe Velez, George Fawcett & Albert Conti, from the story by Karl Volmoeller, adapted for the screen by Sam Taylor

By United Artists Corporation

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 he cries out: "I'd rather marry a woman of the streets". In order to deceive him, the countess has a friend find a woman of the streets and disguises her as an innocent virgin from a comment. The film introduces in film for his first song Irving Berlin's composition written for this film: "Where is the Song of Songs for Me?" Previous owner's name. A good copy with original ties and wear along edges.

$65.00

With a Feather on My Nose
seller photo

With a Feather on My Nose

By Burke, Billie

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.

$90.00

"Command Decision"; a Collection of 10 8"X10" Black and White Promotional Photographs at the Loews Theatres Where it Was Shown

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 cast included Walter Pigeon, Van Johnston, Brian Donlevy, Edward Arnold and Cameron Mitchell (who like Gable flew a number of missions). These photographs show the various Loews theatres where the film opened in each city. The United States Army Air Force Band entertains on opening night in St. Louis (also showing advance lobby display--(2 photographs); Window Displays at the Loews in Pittsburgh (2 photographs); a special Parade with the military at Harford (2 photographs), Toledeo's Loews Valentine Theatre lobby display [ note the planes hanging from the ceiling] (2 photographs) and one at the Tampa Loews in front of an actual 1-80 jet engine from Mitchell field. Incidentally, the photographer has included a photograph in a store window of 3 Godfathers with several pictures of John Wayne amidst children's shoes. All are in very good condition with no identification on the back.

$135.00

Your Kids and Mine (Signed By Joe E. Brown)
seller photo

Your Kids and Mine (Signed By Joe E. Brown)

By Brown, Joe E.

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 line in Billy Wilder's Some Like it Hot, he traveled 150,000 miles all over the world to entertain the troops in the Aleutians, New Guinea, China and India. He would sometimes do six shows a day and in one case he gave his whole show to one dying soldier. A very readable book by one of the great entertainers of the 20th Century.

$50.00

Photograph
seller photo

Photograph

By Oberon, Merle

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.

$85.00

Ben-Hur, a metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Production
seller photo

Ben-Hur, a metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Production

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

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 characters, bound in color pictorial wraps. a fine bright copy.

$90.00

Wesley Ruggles' Arizona; Starring Jean Arthur, with William Holden ...and a Cast of Thousands (bound in copper)
seller photo

Wesley Ruggles' Arizona; Starring Jean Arthur, with William Holden ...and a Cast of Thousands (bound in copper)

By Ruggles, Wesley

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 been replaced with a much more modest one. Book measures 31 x 36 cm and is full of photographs with scenes from the movie and excerpts from the script. It was originally from a novel by Clarence Budington Kelland and issued in serial form in the Saturday Evening Post. Claude Binyon wrote the screenplay and Wesley Ruggles directed the film. Covers just a bit bowed, a few spots of staining and the name "Pedro in pencil to upper board. A very good copy.

$375.00

Khudozhniki Sovetskogo Mul'tfil'ma

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

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.

$95.00

Latina in the Land of Hollywood and Other Essays on Media Culture

By Valdivia, Angharad N.

Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2000. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. Ocatvo. 203pp., index.

$40.00

"For Your Entertainment: Talking Pictures and Dancing" New Hampshire 1937 Movie and Dance Events

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, Fred MacMurray and many others. dances were 10 cents an unusual piece of ephemera.

$35.00

Helen Hayes: A Bio-Bibliography

By Murphy, Donn B. and Stephen Moore

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.

$50.00

Iz Istorii Lenfil'ma. Stat'i, Vospominaniia, Dokumenty, 1920-e Gody

By Gornitskaia, N. S.

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 to upper edge).

$40.00

Puti Khudozhestvinnoso Fil'ma, 1919-1934

By Iezuitov, Nikolafi, Mikhafilovich

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.

$50.00