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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

Condition: Very Good +


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

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Book

By: Goldberg, Whoopi

Price: $3.85

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1997

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 010322

ISBN: 068815252X

Condition: Very Good


240 pp. Light rippling of textblock, but no dampstains or markings. Edgewear on jacket spine. Written in first person, lots of humorous anecdotes about her life and career. Note: Some catalogs list the title as "Whoopi Goldberg Book" but half-title page presents it as only "Book." Head closeup on front jacket panel, rear panel shows Whoopi winking. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In. View more info

Ladies and Gentlemen -- Lenny Bruce !!

By: Goldman, Albert

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1974

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 004749

Condition: Very Good


565 pp. Light fading along top edge of front cover. A 2-inch rip on rear panel of dj. and dampstain on lower front corner. No markings in text or endpapers. Binding firm. 8 pp. glossy b&w photos. A detailed, in-your-face biography of Lenny Bruce, whose definat profane political humor of the 1950s set the stage decades later for the x-rated monologues of Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Howard Stern and the many lesser lights such as Andrew Dice Clay. Although an overdos... View more info

The Life and Loves of Cary Grant

By: Guthrie, Lee

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Drake Publishers: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004203

ISBN: 0847316130

Condition: Very Good


239 pp., 16 pp. b&w glossy photos. A few whitish dots on royal blue cover, else very clean, no markings. Moderate rubbing n dj edges, corners. Quarter inch tears on lower front edge and rear upper edge of dj. Guthrie traces Cary Grant back to his boyhood years as Archibald Leach in Bristol England, his efforts to become an acrobat and music hall performer, his move to U.S. vaudeville and then the movies after being discovered by Mae West. Detailed annotated filmography a... View more info

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The 100 Greatest Stars of All Time: Editor, Alison Gwinn ; Senior Writer, Ty Burr

By: Gwinn, Alison, et. Al., Eds.

Price: $4.35

Publisher: NY, Entertainment Weekly Books (Time Inc. Home Entertainment): 1997

Edition: Likely First Edition.

Seller ID: 004761

ISBN: 1883013178

Condition: Near Fine


159 pp. on glossy stock. Nearly new, slight bump on upper right corner. No. markings. A collection of vignettes of 100 film stars, including some from the early years of talkies, but mostly from the 30s onward. Many striking full page b&w photos, many of them unusual, not widely distributed poses; a few are in color. Includes the film highlights of each star. A quirky "100 best" ranking is included, with Arnold Schwarzenegger inexplicably outranking great talents... View more info

Gable and Lombard

By: Harris, Warren G.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1974

Edition: Possible BCE

Seller ID: 003618

Condition: Very Good


182 pp., index. Light rubbing on foot of spine. Slight slant. Text clean, no markings. The tale of a Hollywood romance that ended in tragedy. View more info

Our Best Years

By: Hayes, Helen (with Gladney, Marion Glasserow)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday & Co.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001831

ISBN: 0385194072

Condition: Near Fine.


178 pp. Price clipped, no markings. binding firm. Stain on lower spine of dj. Slight chipping. Hayes at 83 speaks about the joys of old age. View more info

Me: Stories of My Life

By: Hepburn, Katherine

Price: $4.35

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1991

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC).

Seller ID: 000923

ISBN: 0679400516

Condition: Very Good +


420 pp., with 165 b&w photos. Hepburn at 80-plus uses a breezy conversational style to relate many anecdotes of her life and career. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Mothers: The Moms Behind the Celebrities

By: Holt, Georgia and Quinn, Phyllis (with Sue Russell)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000218

ISBN: 0671645102

Condition: Good +


417 pp., 20 pp. excellent b&w photos of stars and their mothers, index. Holt, mother of Cher, and Quinn, head of the Motion Picture Mothers organization, tell of what it's like to mother a show business celebrity. Rear e.p. has small dot stain. Dj slightly curled along top edge. Otherwise very good condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Behind the Scenes of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

By: Horowitz, Jordan

Price: $2.45

Publisher: NY, Scholastic Inc.: 1992

Seller ID: 000479

ISBN: 0590457209

Condition: Good


38 pp. numerous color photos from the movie "Home Alone 2." 38 pp. Children's book (wrriten at 10-12 age level) about the making of the first "Home Aloe" sequel. View more info

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Sinatra: A Life Remembered

By: Irwin, Lew

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Courage Books (Running Press): 1997

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002164

ISBN: 0762403977

Condition: Fair


120 pp. on coated stock. Minor rippling from dampness along top margin of most pages, water stain on dust jacket, slight scuffing along top of front cover. Book bowed. Text and photos OK. . With bibliography, recording history and filmography. A photographic history of the career of Frank Sinatra, with emphasis on his early and mid-life years. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

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Don't Block the Blessings

By: Labelle, Patti (with Randolph, Laura B.)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Riverhead (G.P. Putnam's): 1996

Seller ID: 009537

ISBN: 1573220396

Condition: Good +


305 pp., discography (1962-91), 24 pp. b&w glossyl photos. Text clean; vertical indented crease in first half of text book. Boards OK. No markings. First person memoir of Patti LaBelle's music career and her longtime fear of dying prematurely (her 3 sisters all died before 44). Many anedcotes about rival girl groups, including the Shirelles and the Supremes. Size: 8vo --8.5 In Tall View more info

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Natalie Wood: A Life (Random House Large Print Biography)

By: Lambert, Gavin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 2004

Edition: Home Library Edition.

Seller ID: 009222

ISBN: 0375433155

Condition: Very Good +


641 pp. large type edition. Nearly new, no markings. 78 b&w photos interspersed throughout text. Lambert, British author and critic, offers a biography based on his 20-year personal friendship with the actress. Includes extensive source notes, index. Dust jacket blurb asserts it is the the "richest portrait" of Wood in print. Size: 8vo -- -- 9.5 In Tall View more info

King of the Night: The Life of Johnny Carson

By: Leamer, Laurence

Price: $2.70

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001487

ISBN: 0688074049

Condition: Near Fine


448 pp., with 20 pp. b&w photos, notes. Previous owner's name on front endpaper, otherwise clean and nearly new.A biography of Carson, including frank reminiscences by his wives. View more info

Dance While You Can

By: MacLaine, Shirley

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Bantam: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002255

ISBN: 0553076078

Condition: Near Fine


303 pp. with 32 pp. b&w photos. Nearly new, binding firm, no markings. MacLaine talks of coming to terms with her parents and their influence at mid-life. View more info

My Life

By: Marlene Dietrich

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Oxford, UK, Isis Large Print Books: 1989

Seller ID: 010214

ISBN: 1850893713

Condition: Fine


358 pp. Previous owner's name in ink in corner of endpaper. No other markings. Clean text in large print. Square, fresh, gift quality. Dietrich says she decided to write her autobiography because none of her unauthorized biographies was factual (issuing that complaint four years before her daughter wrote about her.) Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In. View more info

Glory Days: Bruce Springsteen in the 1980s.

By: Marsh, Dave

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon Books: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001630

ISBN: 0394546687

Condition: Very Good +


478 pp. Nearly new, no markings. A few dots on top edge. with 48 pp. b&w photos. Rolling Stone editor dissects the Boss's rise to music stardom. View more info

Jackie, Oy

By: Mason, Jackie (with Ken Gross)

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1988

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000207

ISBN: 0316549339

Condition: Good


290 pp., 16 pp. b&w photos. Some dampness staining. Text OK. Comedian Jackie Mason gives a humorous but poignant account of his early years as a rabbi and how he found his way into show business, including a falling out with Ed Sullivan. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader

By: McDonough, Yona Zeldis

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Touchstone (Simon & Schuster): 2002

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 009453

ISBN: 0684873923

Condition: Very Good +


227 pp. Remainder slash mark on bottom edge. No other markings, appears unread. No spine creasing. A variety of observations and reminiscences about MM the person and MM the phenomenon. Contributors include Joyce Carol Oates, Sir Laurence Olivier, Kate Millett, Gloria Steinem, Clare Booth Luce, Richard B. Woodward, Albert Mobilo and others. Includes chronology and notes. Cover photo in b&w shows Marilyn in a bathrobe during filming of "The Seven Year Itch." Size:... View more info

Comfort from a Country Quilt

By: McEntire, Reba

Price: $3.75

Publisher: NY, Bantam: 1999

Seller ID: 001281

ISBN: 0739404423

Condition: Fine


213 pp. Small tear at bottom of dj. Otherwise clean. Reba writes about her homespun appraoch to life. Subtitle: Finding new inspiration and strength from old-fashioned values. View more info