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Groucho and Me: The Autobiography of Groucho Marx

By Groucho Marx

NY: Fireside (Simon & Schuster), 1989. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. 1st Paperback Edition. 8vo - 8.5 in. tall.. Nearly new, slightly thumbed, no markings except for faint red line on top edge. No spine creasing. Text clean. With 12 pp. glossy b&w photos of Groucho and his family. Intro by James Thurber. Groucho writes humorously about his career in vaudeville, movies and TV. .

$6.18

A Pirate Looks at Fifty
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A Pirate Looks at Fifty

By Buffett, Jimmy

NY: Random House, 1998. Book. Fine. Cloth & Boards. 1st Edition. New, no markings, square. The singer/songwriter takes the reader on an island-hopping flight to various pirate coves and ancient ruins as he marks his 50th birthday. Maps on endpapers..

$3.80

Madonna: An Intimate Biography
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Madonna: An Intimate Biography

By Taraborrelli, J. Randy

NY: Simon & Schuster, 2001. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st US Edtion. 8vo - 9.5 in tall. Clean white boards. 382 pp., plus 16 pp. glossy color photos and 28 pp. b&w photos. Nearly immaculate, remains of sticker on jacket. Square, firm binding. Text clean. With extensive source notes (but no index). Author traces Madonna's career as singer, actress and sex symbol from girlhood up to her marriage to Guy Ritchie. Includes many quotes from the self-made diva. Author claims his book is based on exclusive interviews with hundreds who know Madonna. Originally published in UK..

$8.08

Pieces of My Heart: A Life
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Pieces of My Heart: A Life

By Wagner, Robert W.; Scott Eyman

It Books, 2009. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Paperback Printing. Remainder slash on bottom edge. Corners thumbed. 8 pp. color photos and 16 pp. B&W photos. Text clean. .

$4.75

Cary Grant : A Biography
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Cary Grant : A Biography

By Eliot, Marc

NY: Harmony Books (Crown Publishers), 2004. Book. Fine. Boards. First Edition Stated.. 435 pp., 32 pp. glossy b&w photos. Close to new, No markings. Detailed and frank biography of an actor known mainly for his looks and early successes in comic roles. Although married five times, he maintained a long relationship with Randolph Scott, and Hollywood largely ignored his bisexual private life. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In. Tall.

$8.55

Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good
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Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good

By Newman, Paul and Hatchner, A.E.

NY: NY: Doubleday, 2003, 2003. Book. Fine. Cloth & Boards. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth & Boards. Fine/Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 253 pp., includes an appendix with a dozen recipes selected by Newman. New, unread, with marketing materials laid in. A lighthearted saga of Newman's foray into the salad dressing business. Tells how his business empire sprang from a prank idea into a powerful support engine for Newman's charitable projects, including summer camps for kids. Subtitled: The Madcap Business Adventure by the Truly Oddest Couple..

$11.40

Out of Sync
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Out of Sync

By Bass, Lance

New York: Simon Spotlight Entertainment (Simon & Schuster), 2007. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition. 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall. 195 pp. with 8 pp. of glossy color photos. Lightly read. Upper right corner nicked. No markings. Spine uncreased. Readable, conversational memoir of a boy-band star who hid his homosexuality for several years while he performed with NSync. 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall.

$5.23

Book
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Book

By Goldberg, Whoopi

NY: William Morrow, 1997. Book. Very Good. Spine Tape & Boards. First Edition Stated.. 240 pp. Light rippling of textblock, but no dampstains or markings. Edgewear on jacket spine. Written in first person, lots of humorous anecdotes about her life and career. Note: Some catalogs list the title as "Whoopi Goldberg Book" but half-title page presents it as only "Book." Head closeup on front jacket panel, rear panel shows Whoopi winking. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In..

$3.66

Maggie Smith: A Biography

By Coveney, Michael

NY: St. Martin's Press, 2015. Book. Good +. Boards. First US Edition.. 353 pp., 16 pp. glossy color and b&w photos. Various library discard stampings on preliminary pages and top edge, shelf tag on spine jacket. Text clean, lightly read, no internal markings. Mylar protector. Highly readable account of Maggie Smith's life and career, up through her roles in Downton Abbey and Harry Potter movies. Jacket has appealing photograph of Dame Maggie with a winsome smile, plus rear photo of her with Daniel Radcliffe in a Harry Potter scene Coveney has experence as a UK theater critic and operator of the WhatsOnStage website covering London's West End theater scene. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall.

$4.28

Feel This Book: An Essential Guide to Self-Empowerment, Spiritual Supremacy, and Sexual Satisfaction
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Feel This Book: An Essential Guide to Self-Empowerment, Spiritual Supremacy, and Sexual Satisfaction

By Stiller, Ben; Garafalo, JaneAne

NY: Ballantine Books, 1999. Book. Very Good. Cloth Strip & Boards. First Edition Stated.. 214 pp. Light read, one inch closed tear at top of jacket's front panel. Text clean, binding firm. Tiny red ink line on top edge near spine. Two comedians poke fun at therapists and themselves by writing a satirical self-help guide to relationships. Both say the book idea was hatched by Ballantine, not themselves. Size: 8mvo-- 8.5 In..

$3.80

April 1998 Issue -- Hollywood Homes

By Architectural Digest

NY: Conde Nast, 1998. Magazine. Very Good +. Magazine. 332 pp. Light edgewear, spine uncreased, corner crease on rear cover. Text clean. Historical and contemporary glimpses of the homes of many Hollywood stars, including Jimmy Stewart, Rita Hayworth, Claudette Colbert and Val Kilmer (all shown on front cover), plus Diane Keaton, Joan Blondell & Dick Powell, Boris Karloff, Helen Mirren, Burt Lancaster, Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Laughton, Ann Souther, Gene Autrey and Billy Haines. Other articles include a piece on Sunset Boulevard mansions, landscape architecture by Florence Yoch and film design work for "Meet Joe Black." Size: 4to --11 in Tall.

$7.13

December 1998 Issue -- Frank Sinatra Cover

By Architectural Digest

NY: Conde Nast, 1998. Book. Very Good +. Magazine. 256 pp. on glossy stock. Light wear, thumbed, a few corner creases. Cover story by David McClintick shows interior of Sinatra's Palm Springs compound. 10-page color spread. Other features include a look at Moere-Numa Park, designed by Isamu Noguchi; Author David Guterson's nostalgia for his boyhood in Seattle; feature on Warsaw palace restorations; a tour of the polo plantation owned by developer Neil Hirsch in Wellington, Fl. ; guide to antique hunting in Westchester County and adjacent Connecticut. Size: 4to -- 11 in Tall.

$7.60

The Story of Gilbert and Sulllivan Ior the 'Compleat' Savoyard

By Goldberg, Isaac

NY: Crown Publishers, 1935. Book. Very Good +. Cloth. Revised.. 589 pp. Spine edges slightly rubbed, small rubbed spot along top edge of front board. Spine titling faded. Endpapers have bookplate, previous owners' names and gift inscription dated 1935. Text clean, no markings. With more than 30 glossy b&w historical photographs. A playbill for a College Theatre (Chicago) production of "Tom Cobb" comedy is laid in (not dated, but probably 1930s.) Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In.

$9.50

Liza Minelli Cover -- November 2010 Issue

By The Advocate

Los Angeles: Here Media, 2010. Ephemera. Very Good. Magazine. November 2010.. 56 pp. Corner crease on front cover. Light wear. Cover story features Liza discussing her gay friends and her album, "Confessions." Other features include a look at Republican gay activists (Ken Mehlman, Ted Olson, et al) and an interview with author Michael Cunningham about his new nove "By Nightfall." Size: 8vo --10.75 in.

$4.28

Marlene Dietrich
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Marlene Dietrich

By Riva, Maria

NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. Book. Fine. Cloth & Boards. First Edition.. 789 pp, with 34 pp. b&w photos. No markings, close to new. Gift quality. Binding strong. Light rubbing on dust jacket. An exhaustive biography of the legend and her many romantic conquests, penned by her daughter. Frank but sympathetic account. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.70

My Life

By Marlene Dietrich

Oxford, UK: Isis Large Print Books, 1989. Book. Fine. Glossy Photo Boards. 358 pp. Previous owner's name in ink in corner of endpaper. No other markings. Clean text in large print. Square, fresh, gift quality. Dietrich says she decided to write her autobiography because none of her unauthorized biographies was factual (issuing that complaint four years before her daughter wrote about her.) Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In..

$15.20

Cary Grant : A Biography
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Cary Grant : A Biography

By Eliot, Marc

NY: Harmony Books (Crown Publishers), 2004. Book. Very Good +. Boards. First Edition Stated.. 435 pp., 32 pp. glossy b&w photos. Close to new, slight spine slant, light edgewear to jacket. No markings. Detailed and frank biography of an actor known mainly for his looks and early successes in comic roles. Over the years, he expanded into darker roles, culminating with Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and "North by Northwest." Although married five times, he maintained a long relationship with Randolph Scott, and Hollywood largely ignored his bisexual private life. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In. Tall.

$6.65

Evidence Dismissed: The Inside Story of the Police Investigation of O.J. Simpson
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Evidence Dismissed: The Inside Story of the Police Investigation of O.J. Simpson

By Tom Lange; Philip Vannatter; Dan E. Moldea

NY: Pocket Books, 1997. Book. Very Good. Cloth Strip & Boards. 1st Edition.. 305 pp., 8 pp. glossy b&w photos, including several of crime scene. Some soil to end paper, else near fine. Text clean. Two LAPD detectives give a ghost writer their insider version of the O.J. Simpson murder case and how certain evidence was excluded. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In. Tall.

$5.70

The Sexy Years: Discover the Hormone Connection--The Secret to Fabulous Sex, Great Health, and Vitality, for Women and Men
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The Sexy Years: Discover the Hormone Connection--The Secret to Fabulous Sex, Great Health, and Vitality, for Women and Men

By Somers, Suzanne

NY: Crown Publishers, 2004. Book. Very Good. Boards. First Edition.. 357 pp. Light edgewear, close to new. No markings. Somers presents interviews with several doctors who recommend hormone replacement therapy (using "bioidentical" substances) to ease and slow down the impacts of aging. Aimed primarily at menopausal wormen but also includes chapters for middle-aged men low on their testosterone. Dust jacket has closeup of Somers in touseled hairstyle. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.

$4.75

Rickles' Book: A Memoir
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Rickles' Book: A Memoir

By Don Rickles (with Ritz, David)

NY: Simon & Schuster, 2007. Ex-Library. Good +. Boards. 1st Edition.. 239 pp. with numerous b&w photos interspersed throughout text. Former library book with stampings, but minimal wear. Text mostly clean, a few faiint pencil underlinings, binding firm, mylar protector on jacket. The late Don Rickles recounts his life and career, poking fun at himself all the way. After penning this autobiography, Rickles continued performing as a Vegas headliner for another decade. Lots of nostalgia about breaking into show business in New York. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$4.75

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