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The Private Life of Henry VIII

By: Biro, Lajos and Wimperis, Arrthur; Betts, Ernest, Ed.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1934

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009662


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 View more info

The Nureyev Valentino: Portrait of a Film

By: Bland, Alexander

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Delll Publishing: 1977

Edition: First Printing.

Seller ID: 009199


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. View more info

Screen Goddesses

By: Cohen, Daniel and Cohen, Susan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Exeter Books: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004769


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. View more info

Maggie Smith: A Biography

By: Coveney, Michael

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Press: 2015

Edition: First US Edition.

Seller ID: 010318


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 h... View more info

Future Indefinite

By: Coward, Noel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Da Capo Press (Plenum Publishing): 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004688


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. View more info

Him: A Play

By: Cummings, E.e.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Liveright Publishing Corp.: 1955

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 009892


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 la... View more info

A Taste of Honey

By: Delaney, Shelagh

Price: $5.85

Publisher: NY, NY: Grove Press, 1959: 1959

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 003587


Very Good/No Jacket. Book Club. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 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. View more info

Open Secret: Gay Hollywood--1928-1998

By: Ehrenstein, David

Price: $5.50

Publisher: N, William Morrow: 1998

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009241


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 View more info

Elizabethan Drama: Marlowe, Shakespeare

By: Eliot, Charles W., Ed

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Danbury, Connecticut, Grolier Enterprises: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 0503003816


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. View more info

Cary Grant : A Biography

By: Eliot, Marc

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Harmony Books (Crown Publishers): 2004

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010221


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 privat... View more info

The American Musical Theater: A Consideration

By: Engel, Lehman

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, CBS/Macmillan: 1967

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010133


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 View more info

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Accidental Death of an Anarchist

By: Fo, Dario

Price: $6.50

Publisher: London, Methuen Drama/Bloomsbury: 2009

Edition: Student Edition 8th Printing.

Seller ID: 010304


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 View more info

Tap!: The greatest tap dance stars and their stories, 1900-1955

By: Frank, Rusty E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, W. Morrow: 1990

Edition: Firsrt Edition.

Seller ID: 009708


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... View more info

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The Visit: A Tragi-Comedy

By: Friedrich Durrenmatt

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Grove Press: 2006

Edition: 44th Printing.

Seller ID: 010054


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 View more info

A Sleep of Prisoners

By: Fry, Christopher

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1952

Edition: 3rd Printing.

Seller ID: 010158


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 View more info

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Now Showing: Unforgettable Moments from the Movies

By: Garner, Joe; Hoffman, Dustin

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Kansas City Mo., Andrews McMeel Publishing: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition.

Seller ID: 007078


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 View more info

Aspects of Love

By: Garnett, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Hogarth Press: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Possily Signed By Author

Seller ID: 006060


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. View more info

The Story of Gilbert and Sulllivan Ior the 'Compleat' Savoyard

By: Goldberg, Isaac

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Crown Publishers: 1935

Edition: Revised.

Seller ID: 010288


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 View more info

The Melody Lingers on: The Great Songwriters and Their Movie Musicals

By: Hemming, Roy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Newmarket Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009540


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 Po... View more info

Run-through 1902-1941

By: Houseman, John

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, NY: Touchstone (Simon & Schuster), 1980: 1980

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 003508


Trade Paperback. Good. 1st Paperback Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" 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 Hitchco... View more info