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1 Biro, Lajos and Wimperis, Arrthur; Betts, Ernest, Ed. The Private Life of Henry VIII
London Methuen & Co. 1934 First Edition. Cloth Good + No Jacket Book 
108 pp., plus 8 pp. advertising matter. Frontispiece of Charles Laughton in role as king. Some soil to orange cloth, small rubbed areas at top of spine and upper right front cover. Light foxing to end papers. shadow of artistic bookplate. Editor's introoduction states it is the "first complete script of a British film to be published in book form. Text slightly toned but still bright. No markings. Spine darkened. Size: 12mo --7.5 In Tall 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Bland, Alexander The Nureyev Valentino: Portrait of a Film
NY Delll Publishing 1977 0440564786 / 9780440564782 First Printing. Trade Paperbakc Near Fine No Jacket Book 
120 pp. Close to new, light thumbing. Scores of color and B&W stills from the set of the Ken Russell film in which ballet star Rudolf Nureyev portrays film legend Valentino. Text gives summary of the screenplay, plus additional background on the life of Valentino. front cover is a color closeup of Nureyev costumed as The Sheik; rear cover shows Russell on the set, in a heavy gray fur coat. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 Cohen, Daniel and Cohen, Susan Screen Goddesses
NY Exeter Books 1984 0671068172 / 9780671068172 First Edition Boards Very Good + Good Book 4to -- 12.25 in Tall 
128 pp. on glossy stock, includes many full-page color photos. Small one-inch tear at lower right front corner of dj. DJ has Marilyn Monroe on front, Bo Derrick on rear. A survey of 20 female movie stars of today and yesteryear, from Greta Garbo and Mae West to Sophia Loren and Raquel Welch. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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4 Coveney, Michael Maggie Smith: A Biography
NY St. Martin's Press 2015 1250081483 / 9781250081483 First US Edition. Boards Good + Very Good Book 
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 
Price: 4.50 USD
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5 Coward, Noel Future Indefinite
NY Da Capo Press (Plenum Publishing) 1980 0306801264 / 9780306801266 Reprint Trade Paperback Very Good Book 8vo -- 8,25 in. Tall 
352 pp., 7 pp. b&w photos, index. Light rubbing of spine. A few rippled pages but still firm, bright and generally new looking. Previous owner's signature and date on copyright page, no other markings. A sequel to "Present Indicative." This part of the playwright's autobiography covers World War 2 years, including his stint in Paris when he directed the British propaganda office. Coward died in 1973. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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6 Cummings, E.e. Him: A Play
NY Liveright Publishing Corp. 1955 Later Printing. Cloth Good + Very Good Book 
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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Delaney, Shelagh A Taste of Honey
NY NY: Grove Press, 1959 1959 Book Club Cloth Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Very Good/No Jacket. Book Club. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 87 pp. Pale green cloth, slight fading of spine, light foxing of endpapers. No markings. Sturdy binding. The popular play about the romantic midadventures of an English working class girl and her boozey mum. First produced in London in 1958. 
Price: 5.85 USD
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8 Ehrenstein, David Open Secret: Gay Hollywood--1928-1998
N William Morrow 1998 0688153178 / 9780688153175 First Edition Stated. Boards Good + Very Good Book 
372 pp., bibliography, 8 pp. glossy b&w photos of actors. Index. Mylar protector on jacket. Ex-library with discard markings; text gently read. A readable narrative of how Hollywood kept its gay actors and actresses in the closet publicly, but allowed them some latitude in their private lives. The book details how the secrecy barriers are being worn down. An entire chapter is devoted to Tom Cruise's orientation. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall 
Price: 5.50 USD
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9 Eliot, Charles W., Ed Elizabethan Drama: Marlowe, Shakespeare
Danbury, Connecticut Grolier Enterprises 1985 Reprint Faux Leather Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo 
Close to new, square, fie corners, dark green faux leather cloth, gilt intact. Slight wrinkling in spine (production error). Text clean and bright. Part of the Harvard Classics series. Selected works, including Edward the Second, Hamlet, King Lear, MacBeth and The Tempest. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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10 Eliot, Marc Cary Grant : A Biography
NY Harmony Books (Crown Publishers) 2004 140005026X / 9781400050260 First Edition Stated. Boards Very Good + Very Good + Book 
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 
Price: 8.00 USD
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11 Engel, Lehman The American Musical Theater: A Consideration
NY CBS/Macmillan 1967 First Edition. Cloth Good No Jacket Book 
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 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Fo, Dario
12 Fo, Dario Accidental Death of an Anarchist
London Methuen Drama/Bloomsbury 2009 0413772675 / 9780413772671 Student Edition 8th Printing. Trade Paperback Near Fine Textbook 
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 
Price: 6.50 USD
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13 Frank, Rusty E. Tap!: The greatest tap dance stars and their stories, 1900-1955
NY W. Morrow 1990 0688089496 / 9780688089498 Firsrt Edition. Cloth & Boards Fine Near Fine Book 
331 pp. Beautiful gift-quality copy. Tiny quarter-in chip on bottom edge of dust jacket. Text clean. Colored endpapers. Comprehensive overview of the glory days of tap dancing, from vaudeville to movies and TV shows. B&W photos, mostly quarter page, on most pages. Filmography of important movies with tap routines. Glossary of tap dance terms. 11-page appendix listing greatest tap dancers in the 1900-1950 period. Introd. by Gregory Hines. Among the great dancers presented are Biill Robinson, Flash McDonad, Nicholas Brothers, Ann Miller, Donald O'Connor, Ruby Keeler, Lee Dixon, Shirly Temple, Sammy Davis, Reed & Bryant and scores more. Text covers W Size: 4to -- 10 in Tall 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Visit: A Tragi-Comedy, Friedrich Durrenmatt
14 Friedrich Durrenmatt The Visit: A Tragi-Comedy
NY Grove Press 2006 0802130666 / 9780802130662 44th Printing. Trade Paperback Good = Book 
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 
Price: 4.50 USD
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15 Fry, Christopher A Sleep of Prisoners
New York Oxford University Press 1952 3rd Printing. Cloth Good Fair Book 
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 
Price: 4.00 USD
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Now Showing: Unforgettable Moments from the Movies, Garner, Joe; Hoffman, Dustin
16 Garner, Joe; Hoffman, Dustin Now Showing: Unforgettable Moments from the Movies
Kansas City Mo. Andrews McMeel Publishing 2003 0740738364 / 9780740738364 1st Edition. Glossy Color Boards Fine Near Fine Book 
160 pp. on coated stock; DVD narrated by Dustin Hoffman in sealed plastic envelope. Close to new, slight edge crinkling on dj. Numerous color and b&w still shots from movies. Summaries of 25 hit movies from the Wizard of Oz onward, plus brief entries on similar movies. Among the films discussed: The Graduate, On the Waterfront, E.T., Rocky, The Lord of the Rings, Jaws, The Godfather Part II. Size: 4to -- 11 in Tall By 9.25 in Wide 
Price: 7.50 USD
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17 Garnett, David Aspects of Love
London Hogarth Press 1989 0701208368 / 9780701208363 Reprint Trade Paperback Good + Book 8vo -- 8 in Tall Possily Signed By Author
137 pp. Light creasing of cover corner. Some rubbing at foot of spine. Title page has an inscription to Marilyn in green ink and dated March 1989. Illegible sig appears to start with an oversized "G" and end with a "t" A novella about a young boy, an actress and an aged aristocrat, traveling through Europe. Basis for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical produced by the Really Useful Theatre Co. and directed by Trevor Nunn. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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18 Goldberg, Isaac The Story of Gilbert and Sulllivan Ior the 'Compleat' Savoyard
NY Crown Publishers 1935 Revised. Cloth Very Good + No Jacket Book 
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 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Hemming, Roy The Melody Lingers on: The Great Songwriters and Their Movie Musicals
NY Newmarket Press 1988 1557040176 / 9781557040176 First Edition Stated. Trade Paperback Very Good + No Jacket Book 
388 pp., with bibliography, Academy Awards list, index. 166 b&w photos, mostly movie stills. Close to new light thumbing Text clean. Light crease in spine. Note: Copyright page has an ISBN different from one on rear cover -- 0937858579. Profiles, critiques and career summaries of 10 major songwriters from the Golden Age of Hollywood, (1930-60) and briefer mentions of six others. Chapters on Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kerrn, Jimmy McHugh, Cole Porter, Ralph Rainger, Richard Rodgers, Harry Warren and Richard Whiting. Size: 4t6o -- 11 in Tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Houseman, John Run-through 1902-1941
NY NY: Touchstone (Simon & Schuster), 1980 1980 0671413902 / 9780671413903 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Good Book 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Trade Paperback. Good. 1st Paperback Edition. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 507 pp., with 32 pp. glossy b&w photos. Corners creased, rubbed on spine, but still sturdy, text clean. Moderate wear overall. Bookstore stampings on inside front cover. Houseman recounts his career in theater and film production. Back cover blurb mentions the book is "full of stories -- sad, funny, ribald, admiring -- of such figures as Orson Welles, Archibald MacLeish, Alfred Hitchcock, Marc Blitzstein, Ingrid Bergman, Leslie Howard, Martha Graham, Richard Wright" et al. Also an admiring blurb from Christopher Isherwood. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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