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La Mouette

By Tchekhov, Anton

Gallimard, 1973. La Mouette a set of plays by Tchekhov in French, 511pp, less than 500g Plays are > Ce fou de Paltonov, Ivanov, La Mouette & lastly Les Trois Soeurs.. Paperback. Good/None issued. 17.5cm.

$4.18

One Hundred Non-Royalty One- Act Plays

By Kozlenko, William (compiler)

USA: Greenberg, 1940. One Hundred Non-Royalty One- Act Plays compiled by Kozlenko is well over the 500g at some 802pp, A selection of 100 performance pieces for children, young adults & adult thespians. Amateurs may perform & reproduce the scripting. Plays are a mix of drama, psychological thriller, farce, comedy, poetic play, fantasy and radio plays. Published by Greenberg (1940) . Hardcover. Good to Very Good/No Jacket. 24 Cm.

$24.38

Performance: Live Art, 1909 to the Present

By Goldberg, Roselee

Thames & Hudson, 1979. Performance: Live Art, 1909 to the Present by Goldberg is 128 crisp pp & under 500g to post. Surveys the performance work of the Italian Futurists, the Dadaists, the Russian Constructivists, the Surrealists, the Bauhaus and other European and American work into the Seventies.. Card Cover. Very Good/None issued. 28cm.

$13.93

PLAY PARADE

By Coward Noel

Double Day, 1934. Very good condition, 639pp, over 500g to post Clean pages and compressed page edge. Name in pencil 1st blank page. Contents: Design for living -- Cavalcade -- Private lives -- Bitter sweet -- Post-mortem -- The vortex -- Hay fever.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$19.50

Audrey Hepburn

By Paris, Barry

UK: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997. review first >>> "Barry Paris has written the model of a movie biography, and very movingly" Daily Express. 454 crisp pp, just over a kilo, 2 photo sections, only fault is beginnings of a crease on dj, text block hunkydory. Really wonderful snaps of Hepburn complement this treasure of bio writing. With the insights of family and friends who never before spoke to a Hepburn biographer-and never-before-published photographs-Paris has created an in-depth portrait of the actress, from her childhood in Nazi-occupied Europe, through her legendary career, and into her UN ambassadorship. A charming, very personal review >>> My uncle once mockingly asked "Why do you want to read about her?". I said that I learned so much about this beautiful woman, her love for people and peace, and I think I am a better and more caring person as a result of this.. 2nd Impression. Hardcover. Excellent/Good. 24 Cm.

$16.02

Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years

By Nourmand, Tony

UK: Boxtree, 2006. Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Funny Face, Paris When It Sizzles, Breakfast at Tiffany's; these early films established Audrey Hepburn as the epitome of stylish grace and playful elegance. This collection of legendary and never-before-seen Paramount poster art, lobby cards, magazine covers, costume sketches, stills, and fashion photographs celebrates the golden era of Hepburn's career. Illuminating the more than 200 photos and illustrations are short essays on Hepburn's lasting influence, as well as a primer on collecting her memorabilia, offering a unique look at the woman who redefined Hollywood glamour and became one of the most enduring icons of fashion and film.. 168 gorgeous pp, just on a kilo to post. review >>> The text is amazing, the photos are rich.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 28.5cm.

$32.04

Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years

By Nourmand, Tony

UK: Boxtree, 2006. 168 crisp pp, a kilo to post. faults? upper right corners bumped. Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Funny Face, Paris When It Sizzles, Breakfast at Tiffany's; these early films established Audrey Hepburn as the epitome of stylish grace and playful elegance. This collection of legendary and never-before-seen Paramount poster art, lobby cards, magazine covers, costume sketches, stills, and fashion photographs celebrates the golden era of Hepburn's career. Illuminating the more than 200 photos and illustrations are short essays on Hepburn's lasting influence, as well as a primer on collecting her memorabilia, offering a unique look at the woman who redefined Hollywood glamour and became one of the most enduring icons of fashion and film.. 168 gorgeous pp, just on a kilo to post. review >>> The text is amazing, the photos are rich.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 28.5cm.

$31.34

MAURICE CHEVALIER The Authorised Biography

By Bret David

London: Robson Books, 2002. David Bret tells the full, colourful story of Chevalier's extraordinary life and career. Bret evokes the early years of French music hall with finesse and describes the extraordinary collection of weird and wonderful stars that formed Chealier's first family. In all Bret does true justice this warm, generous professional artiste, thirty years after his death.. 1st Edition. Card Cover. Good. 21cm.

$9.75

Eel Pie Island

By Dan Van Der Vat, Michele Whitby

UK: Frances Lincoln, 2009. 112pp, masses of photo memorabilia, 850g packed for post, gift inscription 1st p top. About this book - Eel Pie Island, the only inhabited island on the River Thames, has been described as "120 drunks clinging to a mudbank." A tiny place, just 600 yards long, 150 feet at its widest, and home to a few dozen homes and businesses, the island has enjoyed two periods of special fame: in the 19th century, it was a popular resort for Charles Dickens and other Londoners who came by newfangled steamboats to spend the day at the grand hotel that dominated the island till 1969. In the 1950s and 1960s, it became a hip venue for England's hottest jazz, R&B, and rock bands. All over Britain and beyond, Eel Pie Island and its famous concerts are remembered with a nostalgic, and sometimes knowing, smile. This book tells the island's story from the Stone Age to The Rolling Stones and beyond, illustrating every period with a wealth of rare images and atmospheric contemporary photographs.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good/Very Good. 27.5cm.

$16.72

Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years

By Nourmand, Tony

UK: Boxtree, 2006. 168 crisp pp, a kilo to post. Book's fault is a bump/ding right near the edge of the front cover (we do have a better copy 011487). Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Funny Face, Paris When It Sizzles, Breakfast at Tiffany's; these early films established Audrey Hepburn as the epitome of stylish grace and playful elegance. This collection of legendary and never-before-seen Paramount poster art, lobby cards, magazine covers, costume sketches, stills, and fashion photographs celebrates the golden era of Hepburn's career. Illuminating the more than 200 photos and illustrations are short essays on Hepburn's lasting influence, as well as a primer on collecting her memorabilia, offering a unique look at the woman who redefined Hollywood glamour and became one of the most enduring icons of fashion and film.. 168 gorgeous pp, just on a kilo to post. review >>> The text is amazing, the photos are rich.. Hardcover. Good/Good. 28.5cm.

$29.25

Scott Fitzgerald A Biography

By Meyers, Jeffrey

London: Macmillan, 1994. Scott Fitzgerald, a romantic and tragic figure who embodied the decades between the two world wars, was a writer who took his material almost entirely from his life: "My characters are all Scott Fitzgerald. Even the female characters are Scott Fitzgerald." In this much-needed new biography, Jeffrey Meyers offers a perceptive interpretation of both the life and the work of one of America's finest novelists. Despite his early success with The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald's life became a battle against failure and disappointment. Struggling for artistic integrity, he compromised his talent to support his extravagant way of life. His friend and lifelong hero, Ernest Hemingway, was a harsh critic of both his behavior and his novels. reviews >>> This book is a cross between a biography and a history textbook. It takes each chapter and focuses on his life and its comparison with a book he wrote. and >>> This is truly one of the saddest books I have ever read, but I loved it. What a flawed, gifted man. 900g 400pp photo section amidships.. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 24 Cm.

$13.93

Travels With Cole Porter

By Howard, Jean

Boston: Harry N Abrams, 1991. Small sticker on front,over 9¾" - 12" tall. A fabulous gift for music lovers. This gorgeous, oversized volume is profusely illustrated in b/w. It tells the story in pictures of Porter's two "Grand Tours" in 1955 and 1956, as documented by Jean Howard who was long for the ride. With this book, readers are treated to a uniquely different view of Cole Porter as they accompany Jean Howard on two "Grand Tours" she made with Porter and others, in 1955 and 1956 The legendary sights, the parties, and the illustrious circle in which they journeyed evoke images of glamour and beauty as well as nostalgia for a style of travel, and a way of life, that no longer exist. A wonderful collection of scenes, local characters & famous gliterati in this large format book. Approx 2kgs packed for post.. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 30.5cm.

$27.16

Handling Edna the Unauthorised Biography

By Humphries, Barry

Australia: Hatchette, 2009. 260+ pp in great order - all pp clean white & tightly bound as a possum could be. contents/review > This is a difficult book to categorise – is it an autobiography? A memoir? Fictionalised truth? Here, Barry Humphries tells us of his discovery of Moonee Ponds (i.e. Melbourne suburbia) housewife, Edna Everage in 1950s Melbourne and how that young woman became one of the grandest dames of history. Barry lays the rumours to rest that he and Edna are one and describes his tumultuous relationship with Edna through death, alcohol, bankruptcy and gladioli.. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 25 Cm.

$14.63

Legends on the Screen The Narrative Film in Australia 1919-1929

By Tullooch, John

Australia: Legends on the Screen The Narrative Film in Australia 1919-1929, 1981. 448pp with dozens of bw illus & photos, a truly remarkable body of research on this important era in Aust media. Tulloch examines professional, economic & ideological constraints.. Card Cover. Very Good/None Issued. 20.5cm.

$10.45

THE MEMOIRS OF SARAH BERNHARDT
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THE MEMOIRS OF SARAH BERNHARDT

By Bernhardt Sarah Edited By Sandy Lesbert

Peebles Press, New York, 1977. These Memoirs include Sarah Bernhardt's early childhood through the first American Tour. and also include her novella "In the Clouds". The books is edited and includes an Introduction by Sandy Lesberg. Includes many b/w photographs of the era.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good in Protective Cover. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$14.63

THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN MY Life in Theatre

By WHERRETT RICHARD

Sceptre, Australia, 2000. An insiders view of theatre and the mysteries behind the velvet curtain.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.41

PENGUIN PLAYS: THREE EUROPEAN PLAYS

By Anouilh, Betti and Sartre

Penguin Very Good/Good condition. Includes: "Ring Round the Moon" by Jean Anouilh, "The Queen and the Rebels" by Ugo Betti, and "In Camera" by Jean-Paul Sartre.. Paperback. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$6.27

TOPSIDE OR THE FUTURE OF ENGLAND: A DIALOGUE

By Priestly J.B

Heinemann, 1958. Very Good condition. Clean pages and tight binding. No inscription. Clean and unmarked boards. Dustjacket is protected in removable mylar sleeve. Clean compressed page edge. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.38

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL

By Sheridan Richard Brinsley

The Shakespeare Head Reading copy. Inscription on first page. Cover loosely connected, a little yellowed on edges of spine. Clean pages.. Soft Cover. Good/Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall.

$6.27

SELECTED PUPPET PLAYS

By Various

Allman & Son, 1958. Good condition. Clean pages and tight binding. No inscription. Clean cover, a little yellowed. Includes Illustrations, introduction and six puppet plays. . Paperback. Good. Illus. by Arthur B. Allen. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$66.17

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