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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 12mo --7.5 In Tall 
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. 
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 
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 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 Coward, Noel Future Indefinite
NY Da Capo Press (Plenum Publishing) 1980 0306801264 / 9780306801266 Reprint Trade Paperback Very Good  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: 4.50 USD
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5 Cummings, E.e. Him: A Play
NY Liveright Publishing Corp. 1955 Later Printing Cloth Good + Very Good Ex Library 8vo -- 8.25 in. 
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." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Delaney, Shelagh A Taste of Honey
NY Grove Press 1959 Book Club Cloth Very Good  No Jacket 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: 5.26 USD
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7 Ehrenstein, David Open Secret: Gay Hollywood--1928-1998
N William Morrow 1998 0688153178 / 9780688153175 First Edition Stated Boards Good + Very Good Ex Library 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall 
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. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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8 Eliot, Charles W., Ed Elizabethan Drama: Marlowe, Shakespeare
Danbury, Connecticut Grolier Enterprises 1985 Reprint Faux Leather Near Fine No Jacket Collector's Edition 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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9 Engel, Lehman The American Musical Theater: A Consideration
NY CBS/Macmillan 1967 First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket Photo Book 4to -- 9.75 in High 
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. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Visit: A Tragi-Comedy, Friedrich Durrenmatt
10 Friedrich Durrenmatt The Visit: A Tragi-Comedy
NY Grove Press 2006 0802130666 / 9780802130662 44th Printing Trade Paperback Good = 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall 
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. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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11 Fry, Christopher A Sleep of Prisoners
New York Oxford University Press 1952 3rd Printing Cloth Good Fair 12mo -- 7.5 In Tall 
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. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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Now Showing: Unforgettable Moments from the Movies, Garner, Joe; Hoffman, Dustin
12 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 4to -- 11 in Tall By 9.25 in Wide 
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. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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13 Garnett, David Aspects of Love
London Hogarth Press 1989 0701208368 / 9780701208363 Reprint Trade Paperback Good + 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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14 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 Photo Book 4t6o -- 11 in Tall 
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Herman, Jerry Showtune
NY Donald J. Fine Books (Penguin) 1996 1556113024 First Edition Cloth & Boards Near Fine. Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
277 pp, with 16 pp. b&w photos. Nearly new, no markings. Broadway musical composer/lyricist Jerry Herman gives the story behind such hit productions as Hello Dolly, Mame and La Cage Aux Folles. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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16 Houseman, John Run-through 1902-1941
NY Touchstone (Simon & Schuster) 1980 0671413902 / 9780671413903 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Good  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: 3.60 USD
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17 John Boswell; Jay David Duke: The John Wayne Album
NY Ballantine Books 1979 0345280881 / 9780345280886 First Edition Stated Trade Papeback Very Good Photo Book 4to -- 11 in High 
160 pp. More than 200 photos, including 8 pp. of color photos. Light toning glossy cover with color photo of Wayne. Main flaw is a 2 inch square of velco affixed to front cover, partly blocking the title and photo. Text clean, no markings. Light spine crease. A detailed chronology of Wayne's life and film career, including a chapter on earliest years of cowboy films. Extensive filmography. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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18 Jones, LeRoi Dutchman; The Slave: Two Plays
NY William Morrow 1964 Good + Good Ex Library 8vo--8 in Tall 
88 pp. Preliminary page excised. Colored endpapers. Library card from a military base in Mississippi. Stampings on rear endpaper. Mylar protector on dj. White cloth cover. Light foxing. Brown endpapers. Bar code on protector. "Dutchman" first presented in 1964 won an Obie award for best Off Broadway play for 1963-64. Both plays deal with the racial tensions in America as the Black Power movement began to take shape. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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19 Kopit, Arthur Indians
NY Hill & Wang Pub 1969 First Edition Cloth Good + No Jacket 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
81 pp. Library discard stampings, shelf tag on spine. Else very good, no other markings, light toning. A play about the American West, first performed in London in 1968, then in the United States. Characters include Buffalo Bill, Sitting Bull and Wild Bill Hickock. With photos from the NY production, showing actor Stacy Keach and others. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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20 Lindsay, Howard, and Crouse, Russel The Prescott Proposals
NY Random House 1954 Fireside Theatre Book Club Edition. Cloth Very Good + Very Good Play 8vo -- 8 in High 
168 pp. Gift inscription in ink on front endpaper, dated July 1957. Text clean. Jacket spine darkened, rear jacket panel chipped. B&W photo of actress Katharine Cornell pasted as centerpiece of front cover. Text also has a glossy photo of Cornell. A play about United Nations intrigue and romkance during the Cold War, starring Cornell as the US ambassador to the UN. Directed on Broadway by Howard Lindsay, it ran for 125 nights. Cast also included Ben Astar as the Soviet delegate, Lorne Greene as a television commentator and Robert Culp as a press attache. . 
Price: 10.00 USD
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