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Going Home: The Runrig Story
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Going Home: The Runrig Story

By Morton, Tom

Mainstream Publishing, 1991. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8" x 11. H/B. 222 pages, condition is very good. Profusely illustrated with over 200 photographs. Going Home ranges from Waternish Hall to Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, from a single-figure audience in Dornoch to 40,000 at Loch Lomond. More than a band, Runrig are a phenomenon. Their unique songs have become the soundtrack of tens of thousands of Scottish lives, and more and more people throughout the world are discovering this mighty music, spawned on the island of Skye and now threatening to become a worldwide force. Who are the six men who make up Scotland's most successful and yet enigmatic band? How did a good-time Skye ceilidh ensemble metamorphose into today's supergroup? And what exactly is it that makes Runrig so special to so many people? The big issues - politics, the Gaelic language, the land, nationhood - are covered in Tom Morton's book GOING HOME: THE RUNRIG STORY. But the Runrig story is about a lot more: hilarious anecdotes from the past and the present, the long hard road to success which saw tragedy and crisis hit the band and most of all music, and its players. GOING HOME will take you on a unique journey to the heart of Runrig. It is an indispensable guide for the fan, and sets the band in a much wider cultural context for the less committed reader. Profusely illustrated with over 200 photographs, most never before published, GOING HOME ranges from Waternish Hall to Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, from a single-figure audience at Dornoch to 40,000 at Loch Lomond. It is the Runrig story.

$64.71

Stone: A Biography of Oliver Stone
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Stone: A Biography of Oliver Stone

By Riordan, James

Aurum, 1996. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 6.5" x 9.25. H/B 574 pages, condition is very good. A biography of controversial American film director Oliver Stone, based on interviews with family and friends, actors, and with Stone himself. Discusses Stone's early screenplays, and delves into the dark forces that drive him to make such films as Natural Born Killers and Nixon.

$12.94

More Puppet Plays
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More Puppet Plays

By Nancy Henry

UK: Scottish Savings Committee, 1000. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 6.5" x 8.25. p/b 40 pages, condition is very good, minor edge wear. No publication date but probably 1950's.

$25.88

Forever Francie : My Life with Jack Milroy
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Forever Francie : My Life with Jack Milroy

By Lee, Mary

Black & White Publishing, 2005. Soft cover. Very Good. 6.25" x 9.25. P/B 210 pages, condition is very good. When Mary Lee first met Jack Milroy it wasn't exactly love at first sight. She was an established star and had sung with Britain's biggest big bands and he was just starting to make his name on his return from the Second World War. But, after a rocky beginning, Mary and Jack became firm friends and romance was soon to follow... Mary Lee and Jack Milroy were both brought up in ordinary working-class families in the Glasgow tenements and went on to achieve fame and fortune on the stage and screen. But, while Mary decided to put family life ahead of showbiz for a time, Jack established himself as one of Scotland's biggest stars, most memorably as Francie to Rikki Fulton's Josie. And they were so popular that if you wanted the kids to come in for their tea, all you had to do was shout, 'Francie & Josie are on the television!' Forever Francie tells the story of Mary Lee and Jack Milroy's life and career together and is an intimate and nostalgic account of one of Scotland's most prominent showbiz couples. It is also the story of how their marriage endured through good times and bad and of the genius that was Jack Milroy, a natural born performer who will be, for Mary Lee, Forever Francie.

$7.77

Pictures Will Talk: The Life and Films of Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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Pictures Will Talk: The Life and Films of Joseph L. Mankiewicz

By Geist, Kenneth L.

Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Scribner, 1978. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 6.25" x 9.25. H/B 443 pages, condition is very good, the DJ has several small tears and some edge wear. Joseph L. Mankiewicz is best known the screenwriter-director of All About Eve, the award-winning film that displays his talents for bitch-wit dialogue and canny direction. But in a career that has spanned nearly half a century. Mankiewicz's name as screen­writer, producer, and director has appeared on over sixty films, including such classics as The Philadelphia Story. A Letter to Three Wives, and Five Fingers. In Pictures Will Talk, Kenneth Geist provides the first full-length, behind-the-scenes study of Mankiewicz and his films. Illuminating the very private life of a covert Casanova and capturing the gUttering wit of a distinctive American filmmaker. Joe Mankiewicz first worked for Paramount, where his brother Herman was already a legend and where he collaborated on the wacky W.C. Fields comedy Million Dollar Legs. When Mankiewicz moved to MGM he was made a producer, and his output there ranged from Fury. Fritz Lang's first American film, to A Christmas Carol to Woman of the Year, the first picture to team Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. It was at Twentieth Century-Fox, however, that Mankiewicz reached the peak of his fame, and in successive years he won dual Academy Awards for A Letter to Three Wives and All About Eve, an achievement as yet unequaled by any other writer-director. Mankiewicz's films also include his and Marlon Brando's first and last attempts at both Shakespeare (Julius Caesar) and musical comedy (Guys and Dolls): Suddenly, Last Summer, with Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor; and Cleopatra. the most expensive and notorious movie ever made, which severely damaged Mankiewicz's reputation. Although his status was restored in 1972 when he directed Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier in Sleuth, he has yet to make another film. Until now, Mankiewicz's fame as a raconteur of Hollywood graffiti, mostly ribald, and as the lover of such stars as Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, and Linda Darnell was known only to inner circles. In Pictures Will Talk, Kenneth Geist provides a wider public with a revealing portrait of this complex, gifted man and offers a wealth of movie lore and gossip.

$11.00

Greasepaint Monkey: An actor on acting (Signed by the author)
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Greasepaint Monkey: An actor on acting (Signed by the author)

By cairney, john

UK: Luath Press Limited, 2010. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Very Good. 6" x 9.25. p/b 155 pages, condition is Very good, Signed by the author on the flyleaf. A book for actors, for would-be actors and for everyone who has a curiosity about theatre as it is on the inside. The bareback performance of the histrionic art as it has been since the Greeks. This is one actor's experience over 60 years as a professional, including roles in The Avengers, Dr Finlay's Casebook, Jason and the Argonauts and This Man Craig.

$25.88

Marlon Brando
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Marlon Brando

By Bosworth, Patricia

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2001. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 7.8 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches. H/B 216 pages, condition is Very good. Patricia Bosworth's stirring biography of the disaffected young boy from a broken home who emerged as one of the most important figures in modern theatre and film paints a compelling portrait of a complex man and the life and times which were to shape his extraordinary style and image. From moody Omaha teenager to Method-trained star with the face of a poet to eccentric recluse in his later years, Marlon Brando offers a penetrating look at Brando's evolving persona and legendary roles: the volcanic Stanley Kowalski of A Streetcar Named Desire, the sensitive rebel of The Wild Ones, and the iconic Don Corleone of The Godfather. Achieving unparalleled critical acclaim for his many memorable characters, Bosworth probes the influence of Brando's alcoholic parents on his acting, his decades of psychoanalysis, and his tumultuous personal relationships. Here, from rebellious unknown to reluctant idol to falling star, is the complex, charismatic genius who changed the face of acting. Patricia Bosworth is an acclaimed biographer whose work includes A Portrait of Montgomery Clift, praised by Newsweek as 'the best film star biography in years.' Her first-hand knowledge of the entertainment industry infuses her writing -with an intimacy and vividness: in Marlon Brando she evokes the magnetic sexuality, passion, and vulnerability of the icon and the man.

$7.77

Gilbert O'Sullivan
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Gilbert O'Sullivan

By CONNOLLY, ANDREW BAILEY (EDITOR) RAY (EDITOR)

UK: MUSIC SALES LIMITED, 1972. Soft cover. Very Good. 11" x 8.5. Music score with lyrics and biography. Bye Byee, Doing The Best I Can, Houdini Said, If I Dont Get You, ndeneath The Blanket Go, January Git, Permissive Twit, Matrimony, Susan Van Heusen, Thunder and Lighting, Too Much Attention, No Matter How I Try, Nothing Rhymed, We Will, Independent Air.

$25.88

The Very Merry Widow Moira (Signed)
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The Very Merry Widow Moira (Signed)

By Lister, Moira

United Kingdom: Hodder & Stoughton, 1970. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 5.5" X 8.75. Signed inscription by the author to the reverse of the flyleaf. h/b 189 pages, condition is Very good. MOIRA LISTER, was born in Cape Town and made her stage debut there at the age of six. Since settling in England during the war, she has acted all over the world: she has been Bob Hope's leading lady and has appeared with John Gielgud in the controversial 1955 Lear, designed by Isamu Noguchi. She has played Juliet, Desdemona, Olivia and Kate Hardcastle, and co-starred with Peter Ustinov,, Rex Harrison, Tyrone Power, Noel Coward, Yul Brynner and Derek Nimmo. She has been the inspiration of her own television comedy series, The Very Merry Widow. The Very Merry Moira is the story of this glittering and marvellously versatile career, but because it is Moira Lister's own story it is a charming and light-hearted confession of the life and opinions, the interests and aspirations of the wife, the mother, the artist-the dazzling public personality and the real woman behind the publicity.

$22.65

Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control
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Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control

By Friendly, Fred W

Random House, 1967. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 6.25" x 9.5. h/b 325 pages, condition is very good, some wear, small nicks and tears, to the DJ. "Because television can make so much money doing its worst, it often cannot afford to do its best." This paradox summarizes the dilemma of commercial television today, and is the theme of this "occupational memoir" of Fred Friendly's sixteen years at the Columbia Broadcasting System. During that period he produced hundreds of documentaries and public-service programs-more than any other individual in the history of television. In partnership with Ed Murrow, or with others, he was responsible for such award-winning series as See It Now and CBS Reports, and for such single broadcasts as "The Case Against Milo Radulovich," the report on Senator McCarthy, "Harvest of Shame" and "Biography of a Bookie Joint." During his last two years with CBS, Mr. Friendly was president of the news division, and it was from this position that he resigned on February 15, 1966, in a dispute with the management over its decision to broadcast a fifth rerun of I Love Lucy instead of Ambassador George Kennan's testimony in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's hearings on Vietnam. Of that disagreement in principle, which made headlines across the country and which polarized the conflict between television's best and worst instincts, Mr. Friendly writes: ". . . whether it was I who lost my head or the television industry which lost its way is something each reader may decide for himself. If it is the former, no action is required; if the latter, a possible course of action is outlined. . ." This "possible course of action" has produced fresh headlines and controversy. Shortly after his departure from CBS, Mr. Friendly joined the Ford Foundation as a television consultant, and together he and McGeorge Bundy have created a "people's dividend," a radical proposal for a new public-service network. The author's withering evaluation of much of the networks' current programing, his penetrating analysis of the enormous profits garnered by broadcasters, and his condemnation of the FCC's failure to police an industry using airwaves belonging to all the people, are shocking and persuasive arguments for fresh guidelines and principles to give birth to a new golden age of television. This provocative and disturbing book is a first small step postulating "circumstances within our control" that can enlarge and enrich not only the viewing habits of millions of Americans, but their knowledge, vision and way of life.

$12.94

Theatre Lethbridge : A History of Theatrical Production in Lethbridge, Alberta (1885-1988)
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Theatre Lethbridge : A History of Theatrical Production in Lethbridge, Alberta (1885-1988)

By Mann, George

Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Detselig Enterprises, 1993. 1st Edition . Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 7.25" x 9. Signed p/b 439 pages, condition is very good. Signed inscription to the title page. Theatre Lethbridge is a study of the growth and development of theatre in the City of Lethbridge, Alberta for the period 1885-1988. The book presents an historical analysis of the theatre societies and companies which performed in Lethbridge during this time. In addition, it illustrates the activities and contributions of the numerous participants in the art. Complementing this discussion is a review of the ever-changing theatre facilities that were constructed or devised to meet the needs of the community for live theatre. Both amateur and professional theatre are documented. Various internal and external technological, social and organizational forces have combined to influence the type, quality and quantity of theatre presented in a community such as Lethbridge. Regional, national and international developments in the theatre which have influenced local theatre are also discussed. An extensive set of appendices documents the various professional and amateur productions presented in Lethbridge.

$25.88

Charmed Lives - a Family Romance
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Charmed Lives - a Family Romance

By Korda, Michael

UK: Allen Lane, 1980. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 6.25" x 9.5. h/b 498 pages, condition is very good. A gift inscription to the flyleaf. Alexander Korda lived a life other men only dream about. The rich, the famous, the beautiful, crowded its pages as if playing roles in one of his own lavish films. Churchill (who secretly wrote film scripts for him), H. G. Wells, Lord Beaverbrook, Brendan Bracken, were among his lifelong friends; Olivier, Laughton, Ralph Richardson, Dietrich, Vivien Leigh, Merle Oberon (whom he married) among those he brought to stardom. As he rose to power, wealth and fame to become Sir Alexander Korda, one of the most legendary and flamboyant of all film tycoons, making and losing fortunes, engaging in vast and costly enterprises, charming all around him and living in boundless luxury, his two brothers, often unwillingly and quarrelsomely accepting his dominant role, rose with him: Zoltan, mercurial and eccentric, a director of genius whose The Four Feathers and Cry, the Beloved Country are film classics; and Vincent, whom Alex shanghai'd from a career as a painter to be artistic director of his vast new motion picture empire. And while Charmed Lives is 'A Family Romance, as in life, it is Alex who stands at the centre of it. lt was he who led the brothers from a remote Hungarian peasant village into the early silent-film world of Budapest, Vienna, Berlin and Paris and, finally, into the great studios of Hollywood and London as talking pictures swept the world. lt was he who, with his unique flamboyance, brought the British cinema to an unparalleled height of international success and who received the first knighthood for services to the cinema. And it is his story - a story more poignant than those around him could have guessed or his most gifted screen writers could have imagined-that dominated the family's life. For Alex, along with an incredible flair for success, had an equally powerful impulse towards destruction. And this impulse finally prevailed.

$9.71

Rebel Males: Brando, Clift and Dean
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Rebel Males: Brando, Clift and Dean

By McCann, Graham

UK: Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1991. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 6" x 9.5. h/b 214 pages, condition is very good, the DJ is only fair with edge wear and small tears/nicks to the edges. Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando and James Dean, the three male stars of the 1950s, were richly talented. They were symbols of masculinity, yet they reflected a new appreciation of the ambiguities of sexual identities, they were the heroes of a generation of young people, but compared to Hollywood's traditional idols, they were anti-heroes. This book features the three men, revealing the shared concerns that dominated their personal and professional lives. It explores the social and cultural reasons for their emergence and their continuing influence. Clift, Brando and Dean remain mythic stencils, against whom many people's ideas and ideals of their youth, adolescence and adulthood - images of masculinity and individuality - are patterned. They invoke American individualism, acting, politics and sexuality. They were culturally ravenous young men, testing everything that was new and exciting in the society around them. To study them is to study much of the popular culture of the time.

$9.71

The Owl and the Pussycat - Screenplay
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The Owl and the Pussycat - Screenplay

By Friedman, Bruce J

California, USA: Rastar Productions/Columbia Pictures, 1969. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8.5" X 11.0. h/b screenplay bound in Red boards, gilt lettering to the spine. Third Draft - July 14th, 1969. Screenplay for the 1970 Romantic Comedy film directed by Herbert Ross starring Barbara Stresiand and George Segal.

$129.42

The Art of Flamenco, Updated Edition
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The Art of Flamenco, Updated Edition

By D.E., Pohren

UK: Society of Spanish Studies, 1990. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches. PREFACE "I have written this book in an attempt to cast a little light on the little-understood (and, more frequently, badly misunderstood) art of flamenco. To date flamenco has been the only internationally acclaimed art without so much as a basic English-language guide for its many enthu siasts. Until recently, little more has been available in Spanish This dearth of information has led to the general acceptance, both in and- out of Spain, of a cheap, commercial brand of flamenco only remotely similar to the authentic article. I have hopes that this book will help correct the situation. THE ART OF FLAMENCO arranged itself into four sections. The first, entitled «The Philosophy of Flamenco», consists of experiences and brief essays intended to help the reader to some sort of understanding of the creators and perpetuators of flamenco - the flamencos themselves. The next three sections get into the meat of the subject, and cover all but the most advanced or specialized facets of flamenco, upon which I intend to elaborate in future works. Parts of the second section will seem painfully haste to the initiated aficionado, particularly portions of the section entitled «What is fla menco?» Bear in mind that the book is designed for readers ranging from the neophyte, who still vaguely knows flamenco as «flamingo», to the most advanced aficionado. Throughout this book the reader will find constant reference to two basic poles of flamenco, the authentic-traditional and the popular-com mercial. The main difference between these opposite poles lies in the types of innovations and creations that make them up; those of the authentic-traditional school always fall within certain well-defined hounds of good flamenco; those of the popular-commercial school arc nearly always catchy and worthless, eagerly accepted by the popular public, and then quickly forgotten. In other words, the authentic-traditional flamenco has lasting value, the popular-commercial little to no value." ....

$51.77

Icelandic Documentaries Shorts and Animated Films 1966-1991
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Icelandic Documentaries Shorts and Animated Films 1966-1991

By Thorsteinsson, Eirikur

Reykjavik, Iceland: Kvikmyndasjodur Islands (The Icelandic Film Fund), 1991. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 225mm x 105mm. INTRODUCTION DOCUMENTARIES One of the major problems that all Icelandic film makers have had to face is a small scale home market. Always eager cinema goers, Icelanders appear to have an insatiable appetite for foreign films, and many Hollywood productions arc premiered in Iceland long before they are released on the European mainland. But even with one of the highest rates of cinema attendance in the world, Iceland remains too small to guarantee the financial success of any home production. Documentary film making in Iceland dates from the years after the first world war when two Reykjavik cinemas began showing local newsreels with their main features. Independent documentary films would soon follow and the first full-length documentary dates from 1924. As was customary in those days, documentary film makers would tour the country with their films, often attracting entire villages to their screenings. While early pioneers such as Loftur Gudmundsson, Oskar Gislason, Osvaldur Knudsen and others gained recognition both at home and abroad, they often worked under extremely difficult conditions and with very little support from outside sources. A major surge of activity came in 1966 with the establishment of the Icelandic State Television (RUV), which brought both a new demand for documentary films and the resources to produce them; a large number of film makers suddenly had a working budget. However, increased activity in the area of television documentaries also caused a rift between television production and independent film making, a distinction which was further emphasized by the foundation of the Icelandic Film-Makers Association (F61ag kvikmyndagerdarmanna) that same year. Most of the demand for filmed documentation was now met by RUV which produced a large number of documentary programmes which often took the form of talk shows and travellogues (as opposed to documentary films). Although RUV was never an opu-.....

$64.71

Cecil B. DeMille and the Golden Calf
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Cecil B. DeMille and the Golden Calf

By Louvish, Simon

Faber and Faber, 2007. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 6.25" x 9.5. h/b 507 pages, condition is very good. Cecil B. DeMille is Hollywood's most enduring legend, remembered, and often reviled, for his grandiose Biblical sagas, such as Samson and Delilah and his 1956 version of The Ten Commandments, with its cast of tens of thousands before computer graphics made the modern epic mundane. Simon Louvish tells the tale of Cecil B. DeMille through his work: a major re-examination of Hollywood's most monumental founder.

$22.65

B.B. King: There is Always One More Time
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B.B. King: There is Always One More Time

By McGee, David

UK: Backbeat Books, 2005. Soft cover. As New. 6" x 9.25. p/b 352 pages, conditions is As New. The Lives in Music series meshes biography with discography. This debut title profiles the legendary King of Blues, B.B. King. An opening essay charts his life from childhood in the Mississippi Delta up to his first studio session. The author then takes an inside look at his distinguished career, album by album, offering a critical appraisal of each recording and a portrait of the making of each album. First-hand interviews with B.B. King, as well as producers, engineers, arrangers, and key musicians, bring these sessions to life and provide readers a context for understanding B.B. King's recordings in light of his career and life events that shaped them. This definitive book also includes a complete history of every B.B. King session.

$12.94

Korda: Britain's Movie Mogul
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Korda: Britain's Movie Mogul

By Drazin, Charles

UK: p/b 411 pages, condition is very good, a long tear to the top edge of the rear cover, taped., 2011. Soft cover. Very Good. 6" x 9. p/b 411 pages, condition is very good, a long tear to the top edge of the rear cover, taped. The producer behind such celebrated films as The Four Feathers and The Third Man is one of the most colourful and important figures in the history of the British cinema. This gripping biography tells how with extraordinary ambition, enterprise and showmanship, Alexander Korda established in Britain a film industry that rivalled Hollywood, built Europe's biggest studio, and created world-class stars, including Charles Laughton and Vivien Leigh. The biography traces Korda's path from his rural childhood in a remote part of Hungary to a British knighthood. Korda's legacy, it argues, was a film industry that dared to dream on the largest possible scale. But he also exemplified the pattern of boom and bust that dogged the British cinema ever since he first came into the limelight in 1933 with the international success of The Private Life of Henry VIII. To understand his often turbulent career is to gain a profound insight into the nature of the British cinema both then and now.

$16.18

And God Created Burton
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And God Created Burton

By Rubython, Tom

UK: Myrtle Press, 2011. 1st Edition . Hardcover. As New/As New. 6.25" x 9.5. h/b 812 pages, condition is As New. From the Inside Flap A sweeping saga spanning 1898 to 1984 stretching from the mining fields of South Wales to the film sets of Hollywood and from the playhouses of Cardiff to the grand theatres of Broadway - this new and far reaching biography rakes over the coals of the life of Britain's greatest ever actor, Richard Burton. And how one extraordinary man had three fathers, three mothers, seven brothers, six sisters and four wives, and how he loved them all. And how that man earned US$75 million from the start of his career in 1951 to when he died in 1984; the equivalent of US$1.5 billion in today's money, making him the highest-paid actor in Hollywood history.

$19.41

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