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    The Pilates Body by Brooke Siler

    Brooke Siler is the co-owner of re:AB, the renowned studio for Pilates® training in New York City, where her clients include Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow, and Liv Tyler. Hailed as the "trainer to the stars," she trained under Joseph Pilates' protégé, Romana Kryzanowska, and has been recognized by Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, and the New York Observer as one of the country's leading fitness gurus. She lives in New York City.


    A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel

    When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet of three hundred people. Nicknamed "Zippy" for the way she would bolt around the house, this small girl was possessed of big eyes and even bigger ears. In this witty and lovingly told memoir, Kimmel takes readers back to a time when small-town America was caught in the amber of the innocent postwar period--people helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept barnyard animals in their backyards. Laced with fine storytelling, sharp wit, dead-on observations, and moments of sheer joy, Haven Kimmel's straight-shooting portrait of her childhood gives us a heroine who is wonderfully sweet and sly as she navigates the quirky adult world that surrounds Zippy.From the Trade Paperback edition.


    Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das

    Lama Surya Das, the most highly trained American lama in the Tibetan tradition, presents the definitive book on Western Buddhism for the modern-day spiritual seeker.The radical and compelling message of Buddhism tells us that each of us has the wisdom, awareness, love, and power of the Buddha within; yet most of us are too often like sleeping Buddhas. In Awakening the Buddha Within, Surya Das shows how we can awaken to who we really are in order to lead a more compassionate, enlightened, and balanced life. It illuminates the guidelines and key principles embodied in the noble Eight-Fold Path and the traditional Three Enlightenment Trainings common to all schools of Buddhism:Wisdom Training: Developing clear vision, insight, and inner understanding -- seeing reality and ourselves as we really are.Ethics Training: Cultivating virtue, self-discipline, and compassion in what we say and do.Meditation Training: Practicing mindfulness, concentration, and awareness of the present moment.With lively stories, meditations, and spiritual practices, Awakening the Buddha Within is an invaluable text for the novice and experienced student of Buddhism alike.From the Trade Paperback edition.


Broadway Books & Ephemera


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    Signed Playbill -- "Where's Charley? by BOLGER, Ray (1904 - 1987)

    New York, 1950. pamphlet. His signature on the front cover of an attractive 1950 Playbill for the Broadway play "Where's Charley?" which depicts a wonderful three-quarters-page caricature of Bolger in character. Additionally signed by co-star Byron Palmer. This issue of Playbill features some great vintage ads including the Copacabana featuring Frank Sinatra (with full course dinner for $2.50) and a full back cover ad for Chesterfield Cigarettes with Kirk Douglas. Two small water-spot stains on the front cover; otherwise very good condition. American dancer and actor remembered for his portrayal of The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.


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    Typed Letter Signed on personal letterhead by RODGERS, Richard (1902 - 1979)

    New York, 1976. unbound. 1 page, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, New York, May 19, 1976, accompanied by the original post-marked envelope. Signed "Dick" to acclaimed Broadway actress Marilyn Cooper, unsure of plans, in full: "I was delighted to get the opening night card. At the moment we don't know what we are going to do about the show but we'll find out soon." Horizontal folds; near fine condition.


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    The Producers - The Book, Lyrics, and Story behind the Biggest Hit in Broadway History!; How We Did It by BROOKS, Mel; MEEHAN, Tom

    New York: Roundtable Press, 2001. First. hardcover. near fine/good. Paul Kolnik. Illustrated (color). 224 pages. Oblong 4to. Grey stamped boards, first edition, dust wrapper shows 2" tear near top right front corner. New York: Roundtable Press, (2001). A near fine copy in a good wrapper. Inscribed on title page: "To [...] Tom Meehan Mel Brooks


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    Signed Playbill by the cast of "Benefactors by CLOSE, Glenn, et al

    New York, 1985. pamphlet. Scarce autographed cast edition of Playbill for the Broadway production of "Benefactors" at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, December 25, 1985. Each member of the cast has signed in silver ink on the cover adjacent to their images. In addition to Close, Sam Waterston, Mary Beth Hurt, and Simon Jones have also signed it. Fine. American actress of stage and screen who has been the recipient of every major award.


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    Signed Limited Edition Lithograph by HIRSCHFELD, Al (1903 - 2003)

    Montblanc, 1992. unbound. 17 x 14 inches, No. 31 of 100, published by Montblanc on March 3, 1992 and titled "Montblanc de la Culture: The 1992 Jury of Artists." This piece depicts Helen Frankenthaler, Karen Kain, Seiji Ozawa, Isaac Stern, Dame Joan Sutherland, Robert Wilson, and Al Hirschfeld. Hirschfeld has signed and numbered the lithograph in pencil, but has customized it by drawing a pair of hands in ink from the caricature of Seiji Ozawa to his name, then adding the date 4/21/92. Exceptional in every manner and offered in the same condition as issued by Montblanc in 1992. American caricaturist best known for his black-and-white portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars.


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    Signed Playbill -- "Slapstick Tragedy by WILLIAMS, Tennessee (1911 - 1983)

    New York, 1966. pamphlet. 52 pages, 9 x 6 inches, scarce signed Playbill for the opening-night performance of "Slapstick Tragedy" on February 22, 1966, at the Longacre Theatre, starring Margaret Leighton and Kate Reid. The critics were very harsh and Williams' easily-bruised ego kept him away from the theatre after opening night. "Slapstick Tragedy" closed four days later yielding just seven performances. Boldly signed on the credits page with the additional signature of actor Zoe Caldwell. Near fine condition.


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    Typed Letter Signed on personal letterhead by ROME, Harold (1908 - 1993)

    New York, 1969. unbound. 1 pages, 10.25 x 7 inches, New York, March 27, 1969. Brief letter signed "Harold" to Carl Miller, thanking him for the copies of "Wish you Were Here." The letter says, in part: "...It's a lovely job and I still marvel at how much you're able to do in that small office..." Two horizontal folds; one tiny spot on the bottom portion of the page. Very good condition.


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    Autographed Letter Signed to Broadway producer John Golden by HEPBURN, Katharine (1907 - 2003)

    Beverly Hills, 1939. unbound. 1 page, 5 x 4 inches, Beverly Hills, no date, circa 1939, in part: "...I shall be glad to read the script which you wrote me about..." Very good(+) condition.


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    Still Talking by RIVERS, Joan; MERYMAN, Richard

    New York: Random House, 1991. First. hardcover. near fine/near fine. Eight illustrated end pages. 293 pages. 8vo. White cloth backed gold-stamped white boards, d.w., first edition. New York, Random House, 1991. A near fine copy in a near fine d.w. Inscribed on title page by the author: "To [...] - with all good wishes! Joan Rivers '92


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    Rebecca (Set of 3 original photographs from the 1945 Broadway play) by Derwent, Clarence (director); Daphne du Maurier (novel, playwright); Margaret Bannerman, Diana Barrymore, George Baxter, Bramwell Fletcher (starring)

    N.p.: N.p., 1945. Set of three vintage photographs from the short-lived Broadway production of Du Maurier's play, adapted from her novel, produced following the success of the 1940 film. The play ran at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre from January 8 to February 3, 1945, for a total of 20 performances. Each of the photographs is rubber stamped with a unique number, and each is stamped at the verso: "Daphne Du Maurier's / REBECCA / ORIGINAL NEW YORK PRODUCTION," with Bramwell Fletcher's name in ribbon copy type just below. All three photos are portraits of Bramwell Fletcher, who played the lead role of Maxim De Winter. One is double weight, with stamp of photographer on verso. All three have the stamp of the production on verso. The play ran for only 20 performances, and ephemera related to it is rare. The first, and to date only Broadway performance of any play written by Du Maurier. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Very Good to Near Fine. Complete collation details available on request.


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    One More Time: A Memoir by BURNETT, Carol

    New York: Random House, 1986. hardcover. near fine/very good. Illustrated. 308 pages. 8vo. Grey and red boards, slightly edgeworn d.w. New York: Random House, (1986). A near fine copy in a very good wrapper. Inscribed on half-title page: "For [...] with love Carol Burnett


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    Archive of seven original photographs of the Center Theatre, New York City by [Archive]

    N.p.: N.p., 1940. Archive of seven vintage photographs showing both the interior and exterior of the Center Theatre in Rockefeller Center in New York City. The theatre was demolished 1954, the only one of the original buildings at Rockefeller Center to have been removed since its construction. The exterior shots show include the marquee, advertising the 1939 Broadway play "The American Way," starring Frederic March, and "Hats Off to Ice," which ran for 889 shows from 1944 to 1946, making it the most popular of several ice shows produced for the theatre by Sonja Henie and Arthur M. Wirtz. The remaining photographs are of the interior of the theatre, showing the lobby, seats, stage, and one of the famed chandeliers, with one of the photographs of the stage showing a rehearsal, complete with sets, for an unknown production. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). About Near Fine.


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    Gideon (Original script for the 1961 play) by Chayefsky, Paddy (playwright); Douglas Campbell, Fredric March, Eric Berry, Lorraine Egypt (starring)

    New York: Fred Coe & Arthur Cantor, 1961. Draft script for the 1961 play. Brief notations in holograph pencil and ink on the title page. Chayefsky's play previewed on Broadway on November 8, 1961, opened the following day, an for over 200 performances, and closed on June 2, 1962. He was nominated for a Tony Award, as were producers Coe and Cantor. Gideon (Campbell) witnesses the Angel of the Lord (March), who enlists him to perform a miracle in battle, and to kill an idolatrous Hebrew. Gideon refuses and suggests that his pity for man is above God's law. God begrudgingly concedes. Basis for Wilhelm Semmelroth's West German film (1966), and for George Schaefer's Emmy nominated television movie (1971). Black titled wrappers, with paper title label on the spine. Title page present, undated, with a credit for playwright Chayefsky. 114 leaves, with last page of text numbered 2-2-41 (Act 2, Scene 2, Page 41). Mimeograph. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two silver brads.


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    Framed Inscribed Photograph with an Autographed Musical Quotation by SONDHEIM, Stephen (1930 - )

    1984. unbound. 9.25 x 7-inch black-and-white photo of the composer/lyricist, wearing a shirt and tie and smiling -- no place, June 28, 1984. Inscribed in the upper right corner below an original musical quotation: "For Howard Moliff, with best wishes from Stephen Sondheim 6/28/84." Matted in white and set in a silver and black frame (several faint scuff marks) measuring 15.75 x 13.5 inches. Near fine condition.


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    Program signed by ten actors by BLACK BROADWAY (THE PRODUCTION)

    New York, 1980. unbound. Extremely scarce Playbill-sized signed program, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, for "Black Broadway," a retrospective musical revue that featured songs by black and white composers from the golden jazz age including Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and Fats Waller, performed at Town Hall, New York City, May 1 - 24, 1980. Boldly signed on the cover by the starring cast: "John W. Bubbles," "Nell Carter," "Honi Holmes," "Adelaide Hall," "Gregory Hines," "Bobby Short," "Elisabeth Welch," "Edith Wilson" & special guests "Charles Cookie Cook" & "Leslie Bubba Gaines." Near fine condition.


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    Framed Typed Note Signed on personal stationery by SHUBERT, Lee (1871 - 1953)

    New York, 1947. unbound. 1 page, 7.25 x 5.5 inches, New York, January 3, 1947, in part: "I take pleasure in enclosing you herewith season pass to our theatres for 1947." One faint horizontal fold and a small crease in the lower right corner. Float-mounted, matted in light yellow, and set in a brown wooden frame (several scuff marks) measuring 11 x 9.25 inches. Very good(-) condition. Prominent theater owner and producer.


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    Typed Letter Signed on personal stationery by RODGERS, Richard (1902 - 1979)

    New York, 1950. unbound. 1 page, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, New York, May 22, 1950. Gracious note to a program director at NBC, in part: "...I can't begin to tell you how pleased I was by your two programs of my music and how much I enjoyed it and how flattered I was by the whole proceedings..." Several folds and light brown spots; very good(-) condition.


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    Ring Bells! Sing Songs! Broadway Musicals of the 1930's by GREEN, Stanley

    New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1971. hardcover. very good(+). Illustrated. 385 pages. 4to., black cloth covered boards, missing wrapper. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, (1971). A very good(+) copy. Inscribed to Irving Berlin by the author on flyleaf: "To Irving Berlin - with my sincere respect and admiration - and my appreciation for your help and encouragement - Stanley Green


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    Guys and Dolls (Original script for the 1965 play) by Kaufman, George S. (director); Damon Runyon (story); Frank Loesser (music and lyrics); Jo Swerling, Abe Burrows (book); Robert Alda, Isabel Bigley, Sam Levene, Vivian Blaine, Stubby Kaye, Pat Rooney, B.S. Pully, Tom Pedi, Johnny Silver (starring)

    New York: Music Theatre, Inc, 1960. Draft script for the 1965 play. Revival run at New York City Center April 28 to May 9, 1965 for a total of 15 performances. Props and costume plot bound in. Based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure", two short stories by Damon Runyon. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. Won five Tony Awards in 1951, including Best Musical. 1965 production starred Alan King as Nathan Detroit, Sheila MacRae as Adelaide, Jerry Orbach as Sky and Anita Gillette as Sarah. Set in Broadway, Save-a-Soul Mission, Havana, Cuba, and The Hot Box Club. Black titled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for story writer Damon Runyon, music and lyricist Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. 141 leaves, with last page of text numbered 2-7-50. Mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.


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    Signed Playbill -- "Venus Observed by HARRISON, Rex (1908 - 1990)

    New York, 1952. pamphlet. Playbill signed "Rex Harrison" on the cover, along with the signature of actress Lilli Palmer (next to their image), for their appearance in the 1952 Broadway play "Venus Observed" at the New Century Theatre. Very light vertical fold; otherwise very good condition. English actor who is best remembered for his role as Professor Higgins in the stage and film versions of "My Fair Lady.


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    Framed Signed Playbill with two ticket stubs for "Biloxi Blues by SIMON, Neil (1927 - )

    New York, 1985. unbound. 8.5 x 5.5 inches, Neil Simon Theatre, August 22, 1985. Inscribed "To Judith, Neil Simon." The ink has faded, but otherwise fine condition. Matted in white beside two ticket stubs each measuring 2 x 4 inches; set in a black frame measuring 12.75 x 14.75 inches.


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    BROADWAY by Brooks Atkinson

    New York: Macmillan and Co., 1970. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. 6 x 9 in. Red cloth boards. Numerous B&W illus. Condition is NEAR FINE ; covers like new but one corner is bumped. Binding tight and text spotless. DJ is VERY GOOD ; not price-clipped. very clean two small closed tears ar spine head. Drama. Stax.


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    Broadway by Atkinson, Brooks (1894-1983)

    New York, MacMillan, 1974. Revised edition - first printing. An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new. ; 564 pages; Description: ix, 564 p. Illus. 24 cm. Subjects: Theater--New York (State) --New York--History. Broadway (New York, N. Y. ) --History..


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    Typed Letter Signed by KAZAN, Elia (1909-2003)

    1966. unbound. very good(+). T.L.S. 4to. 1 page, personal letterhead, March 16, 1966, complying with a request, in full: "Thank you for your very nice letter of March 9th. Yes, you can send my (sic) your book. I shall be pleased to autograph it for you." Fine condition. Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor. Some of his most notable successes include 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (1951), 'On the Waterfront' (1954), and 'East of Eden' (1955).


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