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THE STORY OF THE MISFITS

By James Goode

New York: Bobbs-Merrill. Fair in Fair dust jacket. 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex-library book in fair condition, laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Not collectible as it has some wear and tear - reading or study copy only. Pages are all intact, several pages have some spotting/soiling and soiling to outer edge of pages, a few earmarks seen. Jacket, which is attached to book is scuffed and rubbed with light soiling and rubbing wear to edges of jacket and hardcover. The making of the seminal 60's movie that starred a trio of great stars: Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift. Also, featured wonderful performances by Thelma Ritter and Eli Wallach. Directed by John Huston and written by Arthur Miller. Illustrated with 16 pages of memorable photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dennis Stock, Eve Arnold, Ernst Haas & Inge Morath.... (570,0814) ; 8vo .

$15.50

3-D FILMMAKERS  Conversations with Creators of Stereoscopic Motion Pictures
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3-D FILMMAKERS Conversations with Creators of Stereoscopic Motion Pictures

By Zone, Ray

The Scarecrow Press, Inc.. Very Good+. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 0810854376 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight, small amount of spotting outer edge of pages, light scuffing to covers. ; Scarecrow Filmmakers Series, No. 119; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 192 pages; Although numerous books about conventional filmmaking exist, none has solely addressed the challenges and production requirements of making stereoscopic motion pictures--until now. Stereographer and film historian Ray Zone presents the insights of twenty-one professionals who have worked in this specialized field. In this unique collection of interviews, Zone explores the art and craft of 3-D filmmaking with producers, screenwriters, directors, and cinematographers. [444-osl] .

$19.95

THE JAMES DEAN STORY

By Ronald Martinetti

Pinnacle Books. Good+. 1975. First Edition. Softcover. 0523006330 . Pages are clean and unmarked other than small light stain first page/cover, light age tanning to interior. One partial split at spine but no loose pages. Cover has creasing & light edgewear. B/w photos. (115os) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 185 pages; .

$4.50

FREDERICK WISEMAN
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FREDERICK WISEMAN

By Atkins, Thomas R.

Monarch Press. Very Good. 1976. First Edition. Softcover. 0671081012 . Very good condition. Cover has light edge and corner wear, some edge rubbing, light soiling outer edge of pages. Pages clean and intact. B/w photos. "The films of Frederick Wiseman, unparalleled as social and artistic documents of U. S. Institutional life, have earned him international acclaim and generated continued controversy. The films - Tilicut Follies, Juvenile Court, Primate & Welfare are covered in this book in a series of critical essays, interviews, filographies etc. " [os]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$13.50

BOGART'S FACE
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BOGART'S FACE

By Stanyan Books

Stanyan Books / Random House. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. HC/DJ - very good/good. Hardcover is clean and intact, only markings are previous owner's name very small inside cover and small light stamp on endpage. Light wear to cover edges. Dustjacket has fairly heavy scuffing, wear to edges and several small edge tears, not price clipped. . Non-paginated, approx. 50 pages. A Book used by Philadelphia's Bogart's Restaurant as a publicity item. An assortment of stills from Bogey's films, chosen to accentuate his character. Interesting study of an often underated actor. (160os) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$9.95

CALENDAR GIRL
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CALENDAR GIRL

By Stewart, Tricia

London: Pan Books. Very Good. 2003. Softcover. 0330427385 . Only light wear overall, light shelfwear/scuffing to covers, no markings, b/w photos. 273 pages. (400noto) ; 8vo .

$4.95

SIDNEY POITIER, THE LONG JOURNEY

By Ewers, Carolyn H.

Signet/Nal. Very Good. 1969. First Edition. Softcover. 0451097327 . Signet/NAL 1969 edition. The dramatic story behind a great star's rise to fame.... 24 pages b/w photos, 126 pages. Very good, light edge & corner wear, creasing to spine & edge. Light age tanning to cover & pages. Interior clean & unmarked. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; (*lower shipping avail to all locations) [130-osl] .

$4.55

SADDLE ACES OF THE CINEMA
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SADDLE ACES OF THE CINEMA

By Rainey, Buck

A. S. Barnes. Good. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 0498023419 . A. S. Barnes edition 1980, same ISBN. Ex-library book with laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Laminate on cover has a couple of small peels and looseness around spine. Cover is scuffed/lightly soiled. Light soiling inside front cover and moderate soiling outer edge of pages. Pages are intact and clean other than the occasional small spot. B/w photos. 307 pages. What a wonderful bit of nostalgia! " A cavalcade of cowboy stars who thrilled generations of Saturday matinee moviegoers.. With more than 299 illustrations and the most complete filmographies ever compiled. " ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (*Note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required) .

$15.50

IMAGINARY PEOPLE A Who's Who of Modern Fictional Characters
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IMAGINARY PEOPLE A Who's Who of Modern Fictional Characters

By David Pringle

New York: World Almanac Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. 0886873649 . Ex-libary book, still in quite good condition, laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages all intact and clean other than moderate soiling and library stamps to top/bottom edge of pages. These are marked out partially with black ink. Jacket has light edgewear and some scuffing and light scratches. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "....this is a catalog of fictional characters from 1719 to the present. Coverage includes characters from novels, poems, plays, short stories, opera, ballet, comic strips, songs, films, radio, television, and computer games. Coverage is limited to English-language characters or foreign characters well known in the English-speaking world.... " b/w photos. (920) .

$11.95

SCIENCE FICTION FILMS

By Cross, Robin

Gallery Books. Fine in Very Good dust jacket;. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0831777133 . Hardcover is clean & tight, like new. Jacket has light edgewear, scuffing & two taped edge tears. Science Fiction films are almost as old as the cinema itself. This well illustrated book is a must for all sci-fi fans. Contents: The Great Pioneers; Vision of Things to Come; The Golden Age of the 1950s; Galactic Megastars. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$12.95

DESIRE UNLIMITED The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar
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DESIRE UNLIMITED The Cinema of Pedro Almodovar

By Smith, Paul Julian

London: Verso. Very Good. 1994. First Edition. Softcover. 0860916626 . Verso, London 1994 1st ed. Light corner & edge wear, light creasing/scuffing of cover, internal pages clean and tight, old price first page. Illustrated. Pedro Almodovar is the most successful Spanish film director of all time. This is an exploration of the myriad contradictions inherent in Almodovar's cinema. [465]; 8vo .

$13.95

LUCKY MAN
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LUCKY MAN

By Fox, Michael J.

Hyperion. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2002. First Edition; Third Printing. Hardcover. 0786867647 . Excellent condition. Hardcover clean & unmarked. Jacket has very light edgewear & a little scuffing. "....This readable, witty autobiography reminds you why it was generally a pleasure to watch Fox onscreen: he's a nice guy with an edge, and you don't have to feel embarrassed about liking him. "; 8vo .

$8.55

LOITERING WITH INTENT The Child
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LOITERING WITH INTENT The Child

By O'Toole, Peter

London: Pan Books. Good+. 1993. First Edition. Softcover. 0330331388 . Moderate edge & corner wear, creasing to covers, edge rubbing. Internal pages are clean and tight other than some writing inside front cover. B/w photos. Review: "You should know going in to Peter O'Toole's "Loitering with Intent" that it is intended less as a full autobiography (it ends with his teenage years shortly after the end of WWII) and more as an impressionistic canvas of growing up in Europe during 20th century wartime. Bearing this in mind, you will find this both immensely enjoyable and hauntingly well-written.....It stops shortly after the war and we must all hope that he soon writes a follow-up volume. Had he not been an actor, Peter O'Toole could have made a splendid career as a writer. Thoroughly enjoyable!" (*Shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) ; 8vo .

$9.05

AFRICA TAKE ONE
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AFRICA TAKE ONE

By Hacker, Carlotta

Toronto: Clarke, Irwin & Co.. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. 0772007160 . HC/DJ - near fine/fine. First edition 1974. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, a little age tanning to page edges, light wear to corners and edges. Jacket has very light scuffing, age tanning to edges. For some reason, DJ is doubled so there are 2 jackets. The purpose of the author's expedition was to make documentary films in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Botswana, Liberia and the Ivory Coast. In the course of their safari, the film-makers discovered modern Africa right alongside with old Africa - a discovery highlighted, throughout the book, by the extraordinary adventures of the early women explorers - Bebe Bwana, Meg Gehrts, Mary Kingsley & Elizabeth Lees Price.... ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$19.95

GWYNETH PALTROW Grace and the Girl Next Door
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GWYNETH PALTROW Grace and the Girl Next Door

By Tkach, Glenn

Folklore Pub. New. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 1894864247 . New book, no markings. One copy has a tiny tear to spine top. 144 pages. This entertaining biography explores the private world, the remarkable talent, and the graceful public persona of this rising Hollywood Star. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; (*lower shipping avail to all locations) [140-osl] .

$6.55

THE CHAPLIN ENCYCLOPEDIA
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THE CHAPLIN ENCYCLOPEDIA

By Glenn Mitchell

London: B. T. Batsford. Very Good+. 1997. First Edition. Softcover. 0713479388 . Ex-library book, still in very good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages clean and intact other than small ink marking and light soiling upper edge of pages. Light wear to cover corners. From the author of the acclaimed Marx Brothers and Laurel and Hardy Encyclopedias, here is the ultimate A-Z guide to the cinema's greatest comedian. Featuring scores of entries and 250 photos and illustrations. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; This outstanding A-Z reference offers rare treasures for all Charlie Chaplin fans, from seldom-seen film footage to a wealth of previously unpublished anecdotes. As well as intriguing esoterica, the Encyclopedia presents a full account, with detailed credits, of all of Chaplin's films, from the earliest silents to ``The Great Dictator, '' ``Limelight, '' and other classics. There is also in-depth information on Chaplin's ``lost'' movies, newsreels, stage work, collaborators, and much, much more..... (900) .

$15.95

THE VAMPIRE CINEMA

By Pirie, David

Crescent Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. 0517205912 . Ex-library with mylar cover and a few stamps/stickers. Interior pages clean & tight, a couple pages show light soiling. Three pages were seen with small tears to bottom edge, 2 of which have been taped, light wear/scuffing to jacket and bottom edge of hardcover. 176 pages. (*Book is oversize & will incur addt'l shipping charges)Illustrated with almost 200 unusual stills from all the major and many of the minor vampire films, many rare posters in colour, lobby cards and campaign sheets. This book is a unique and fascinating account of the most exciting and chilling moments from the fantasy cinema. ; 000981; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$16.50

The Films of Mae West

By Jon Tuska

Seacaucus, NJ: The Citadel Press. Good+. 1975. First Edition. Softcover. 0806505028 . Very good interior with good cover. Cover has moderate wear to edges, edge rubbing and a few tiny peeled areas on front, several light creases. Pages clean and intact. B/w photos. This intensively researched book covers every aspect of Mae West's appearences in vaudeville, on the stage & screen, on radio, in night clubs, wherever- including her Las Vegas act. Hundreds of rare photographs document this first complete record of her career, along with stills from all the films. The author's first published book. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall .

$12.50

RUSSELL CROWE Maverick with a Heart
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RUSSELL CROWE Maverick with a Heart

By Wallace, Stone & Carriere, Nicholle

Folklore Pub. New. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 1894864190 . As new condition, no damage or markings. 144 pages. Russell Crowe has been compared to Marlon Brando, Errol Flynn, Spencer Tracy and Humphrey Bogart. He demonstrates a versatility as an actor rarely seen among today's generation of Hollywood stars. This biography reveals his larger than life personality.... (*Shipping will be reduced on this lighter book) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$6.80

BRAD PITT, RELUCTANT LEADING MAN
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BRAD PITT, RELUCTANT LEADING MAN

By Lees, Sophie

Icon Press. New. 2005. First Edition. Softcover. 1894864441 . New book, no markings. Illustrated. Brad's down home qualities have made him an adored Hollywood icon. Physically, he's the ultimate leading man - blonde, tall, lean, muscular, with an angelic face and smile. What's more, he's determined to be taken seriously as an actor....; 8vo; (*lower shipping avail to all locations) [150-osl] .

$7.05