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Sixteen Famous American Plays

By Cerf, Bennett and Cartmell, Van H.

Garden City, N.Y.: Garden City Publishing, 1941. Book. Fair. Hardcover. 8vo - 8.25 in Tall. over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Front board hinge partly deteached, rubbing and outer soil to scarlet cloth boards. Light pencil notes on endpaper and half title page. Spine darkened. Text lightly toned but clean. OK as reading or reference copy. An anthology of hit pre-war plays, many of them later made into films. Includes "The Front Page, Green Pastures, Ah, Wilderness; Our Town, Little Foxes, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Time of your Life, Life with Father and more. Has 9-page introduction by critic Brooks Atkinson..

$3.80

The Modern American Novel and the Movies

By Peary, Gerald; Shatzkin, Roger

NY: Frederick Ungar, 1982. Book. Good. Soft cover. 2nd Printing.. 8vo -8 in tall.. Rippling of front endpaper, front cover curled, thumbed. Spine uncreased. Text clean. No markings. An overview of film adaptations of US novels in the 1930-75 time period. Includes works by John Steinbeck, Erskine Caldwell, James Dickey and many others. Filmographies classified by author and film title. Also, index and bibliography. .

$5.23

Who Played Who in the Movies: An A-Z

By Pickard, Roy

NY: Schocken Books, 1981. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Light wear, edge wear, spine creasing. Text clean. A handy reference book showing character's name and various actors who played that role, and a paragraph of detail. Numerous b&w vintage still shots included from better known films. Comprehensive for films produced prior to 1981, but doesn't include Made for TV movies. Reveals that almost any historical figure has been featured in movies several times. For example, Abraham Lincoln, as of 1981, had been portrayed in 17 movies..

$5.70

Elizabethan Drama: Marlowe, Shakespeare

By Eliot, Charles W., Ed

Danbury, Connecticut: PF Collier, 1985. Book. Very Good. Faux Leather. Reprint. 8vo. Upper edge of spine bumped.. Former library copy, with card envelope on endpaper, shelf tag on spine. . Front hinge cracked. Light wear. dark green faux leather cloth, gilt intact. Text clean and bright, no markings. Pebbled ochre endpapers. Part of the Harvard Classics series. Selected works, including Edward the Second, Hamlet, King Lear, MacBeth and The Tempest. Brief introductory note for each play. .

$6.65

A Breeze from the Gulf

By Crowley, Mart

NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1974. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Moderate wear, rubbed edges of spine, remainder stamp on bottom edge. Text clean. Title page gives Farrar, Straus and Giroux as publisher, but rear cover credits Noonday Press, No. 464 in catalog. Script of the 1973 family drama written by the author of The Boys in the Band. In this play, 3 characters depict a son dealing with two addicted parents in Mississippi in the 1950s..

$8.08

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

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

Accidental Death of an Anarchist
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Accidental Death of an Anarchist

By Fo, Dario

London: Methuen Drama/Bloomsbury, 2009. Textbook. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. Student Edition 8th Printing.. 102 pp. plus18 pp. of preliminary commentary, timeline of Fo's career and other study aids. Nearly new, no spine creases or markings. Script of a modern Italian satirical play about the fatal plunge of a railway worker from a police headquarters. Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall.

$6.18

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

Bram Stoker's Dracula: A Francis Ford Coppola Film
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Bram Stoker's Dracula: A Francis Ford Coppola Film

By Saberhagen, Fred; Hart, James V.

NY: Signet, 1992. Book. Fine. Cloth Strip and Boards. First Edition.. 190 pp. Tight, square, clean, virtually new. Novel version of the screenplay used for the Francis Ford Coppola film, "Bram Stoker's Dracula." Promoted as "the most erotic Dracula ever!" Includes afterword by Coppola. Plus 6 pp. of glossy color stills from the movie. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In. Tall.

$5.23

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

A Sleep of Prisoners

By Fry, Christopher

New York: Oxford University Press, 1952. Book. Good. Cloth. 3rd Printing.. 49n pp. Spine ends heavily rubbed, Jacket split at spine into two sections, awaiting repair. Inscription and 1952 date on endpaper. Text clean and fairly bright. Binding good. A play about 4 prisoners of war being held in a church, and having dreams with Biblical themes. Size: 12mo -- 7.5 In Tall.

$3.80

The American Musical Theater: A Consideration

By Engel, Lehman

NY: CBS/Macmillan, 1967. Book. Good. Cloth. First Edition.. 236 pp. on coated stock. White cloth boards with decorated with thumbnail photos of stage characters has a 3-inch band of yellow discoloration along the spine, front and back. Rest of cover and text clean. Foreword by Brooks Atkinson. A popular history of American musicals by a longtime Broadway director, along with dozens of historical b&w photos of memorable musicals and their casts. Size: 4to -- 9.75 in High.

$28.50

Neil Simon Monologues: Speeches from the Works of America's Foremost Playwright
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Neil Simon Monologues: Speeches from the Works of America's Foremost Playwright

By Simon, Neil; Karshner, Roger, Ed.

Rancho Mirage, Calif.: Dramaline Publications, 1996. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 190 pp. Thumbed, but still close to new. Spine uncreased. No markings. Excerpts of dialogue taken from 20 different Neil Simon comedies. Includes debut dates, original cast members, stage directions for the selected scenes. Foreword by Jack Lemmon. Size: 8mo -- 8.5 In Tall.

$5.70

The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult
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The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult

By Walker, Alice

NY: Scribner, 1996. Remainder. Very Good. Cloth & Boards. First Edition.. 300 pp. Marker slashes on top and bottom edges. Inner dust jacket affixed to boards. Close to new. Alice Walker documents how The Color Purple novel and movie affected her life. Includes original screenplay written by Walker (not used by director Steven Spielberg). letters to Spielberg, Quincy Jones, Danny Glover. Size: 8vo -- 9.75 in Tall.

$5.23

The Visit: A Tragi-Comedy
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The Visit: A Tragi-Comedy

By Friedrich Durrenmatt

NY: Grove Press, 2006. Book. Good =. Trade Paperback. 44th Printing.. 109 pp. Textblock rippled but clean. Binding firm. Thumbed. Spine uncreased A macabre parable about a rich lady who promises to enrich a Central European town.Originally published in 1956. Translated by Patrick Bowles. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall.

$4.28

Hollywood Be Thy Name: The Warner Brothers Story
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Hollywood Be Thy Name: The Warner Brothers Story

By Sperling, Cass Warner; Millner, Cork

Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky, 1998. Book. Good. Trade Paperback. 2nd Printing.. 365 pp. Dampstain on bottom edge and bottom margin of most pages, but text clean. OK as reading copy. Binding firm. Several pages of glossy b&w photos of Warner family. Spine uncreased. Fascinating tale of the Warner family, and rise of the studio system in Hollywood, presented as a sort of movie script. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$2.85

Him: A Play

By Cummings, E.e.

NY: Liveright Publishing Corp., 1955. Book. Good +. Cloth. Later Printing.. 145 pp. Former library book with stampings and book plate. Mylar protector over jacket. Text clean, binding still fairly strong and square. Modernistic art squiggles in gilt on front cover. Subtitled: An imaginary dialogue between an author and a public as imagined by e.e. cummings. Critic Edmund Wilson wrote: "He reveals an astonishing faculty for reproducing and caricaturing the way different sorts of people talk; his soap-box orator, his barker and his American ladies in Paris all speak with the trule lifelike relief of comic genius." Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in..

$14.25

The Pleasure of Their Company: A Reminiscence
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The Pleasure of Their Company: A Reminiscence

By Taubman, Howard

Portland, Oregon: Amadeus Press, 1994. Book. Very Good. Boards. 342 pp. Numerous b&w photos. Light dampstain on rear endpapers, else clean. Lightly bowed outward. No markings. Index. Taubman recalls his 40-plus years as a music and drama critic for the NY Times. Filled with humorous and touching anecdotes about dozens of prominent musicians, composers and actors. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in..

$4.28

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