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Hollywood, California: The ASC Press, (1989). 0935578009 First edition. Quarto. 298 pages. Contributions by Turner, Rudy Behler, Paul Mandell, Scott MacQueen, George Mitchell, Michael H. Price. Hardcover. Fine in chianti cloth stamped in silver, printed on coated stock, with hundreds of sepia-toned photo-reproductions, pre-production sketches; in a fine pictorial dust jacket with illustration of Lon Chaney as Quasimodo by Turner. 
The production history of 24 classic genre movies, based upon articles published in American Cinematographer, with five pieces written specially for this volume. included: KING KONG, FRANKENSTEIN, TARZAN, GUNGA DIN, LAURA, OUT OF THE PAST, DRACULA, more! 
Price: 100.00 USD
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122 Turner, George E. & Price, Michael H. FORGOTTEN HORRORS: Early Talkie Chillers from Poverty Row
South Brunswick & New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, (1979). First edition. SIGNED and inscribed, with an illustration, by the late George E. Turner to front free endpaper. Hardcover. Mild offsetting to all endpapers, tiny bump to upper corner tip of front cover, else near fine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with a faint hint of darkening to spine and rear panel, light wear and rubbing, faint vertical crease to front panel. 
Illustrated with photo-repros of movie posters, stills and portrait shots, this is the history of shoestring "horror" films during the formative years of talking picture technology, where Poverty Row was a breeding ground for inventiveness and artistry. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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123 Turner, George; E. Orville Goldner; Revised and Expanded by Michael H. Price with Douglas Turner SPAWN OF SKULL ISLAND: The Making of King Kong
Baltimore, Maryland: Luminary Press, (2005). 1887664459 / 9781887664455 Second printing. Foreword by Ray Harryhausen and Ray Bradbury. Fine, a new book, in laminated pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued. [256] pages. 
This copy of Turner and Goldner's updated classic is SIGNED by the author of the foreword, Ray Bradbury. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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124 Turner, George; E. Orville Goldner; Revised and Expanded by Michael H. Price with Douglas Turner SPAWN OF SKULL ISLAND: The Making of King Kong
Baltimore, Maryland: Luminary Press, (2002). 1887664459 / 9781887664455 First edition thus. This is the true first edition under this title and is formatted at 7x10 inches; the second printings went to a smaller format. Hardcover. Fine, in laminated color pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued. 256 pages. Foreword by Ray Harryhausen and Ray Bradbury. 
The definitive primary-source history of an American classic, written with authority and reverence and a sense of wonder. Here amended and expanded by Price and George Turner's son. This copy SIGNED by foreword author Ray Bradbury. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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125 Van Dyke, W.S.; Behlmer, Rudy, editor W.S. VAN DYKE'S JOURNAL: White Shadows in the South Seas (1927-1928) And Other Van Dyke on Van Dyke
Lanham, MD., & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., (1996). 0810830280 / 9780810830288 First edition. Filmmakers, No. 46. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-stamped black cloth; in a fine dust jacket. With comments by Van Dyke's contemporaries, sources, bibliography, index, illustrations. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by Behlmer to fellow film historian Tony Thomas. 
The veteran Hollywood director spent four months in Tahiti filming WHITE SHADOWS--and this is his previously unpublished journal of that experience, along with other autobiographical writings and professional notes; notes and foreword by Behlmer. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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126 Warner, Jack; with Dean Jennings MY FIRST HUNDRED YEARS IN HOLLYWOOD
New York: Random House, (1965). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Quite a nice nearly-fine copy in gilt-lettered black shelfback over red cloth covers decorated with a gilt star; in a very lightly rubbed, mildly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows a dot of stain to the rear flap. 
Autobiography of the picturesque movie mogul, who, with his brothers, not only created an inimitable studio house style, but pretty much helped invent Hollywood. Illustrated with eight-page coated stock insert. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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127 Weaver, John T., compiler TWENTY YEARS OF SILENTS, 1908-1928
Metuchen, N.J. & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1971. 0810804018 / 9780810804012 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in black cloth, spine titles in silver; no dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 514 pages. Indexed. One photo illustration of Rudolph Valentino. 
Separated by three sections: Players; The Directors and Producers; and Silent Film Studio Corporations and Distributors. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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128 Webb, Michael, compiler HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HOLLYWOOD! One Hundred Years of Magic 1887-1987
Hollywood, California: The Motion Picture and Television Fund, (1987). 0961804009 / 9780961804008 First edition: Commemorative Edition. The first blank page of this copy has been SIGNED by Robert Stack, Red Buttons, and Jack Haley, Jr. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in textured blue boards with a color pictorial cover label, cover and spine titles in silver; no dust jacket, as issued. Oblong quarto. 244 pages. Illustrated with color and black-and-white quality photos. 
A decade-by-decade centennial tribute, with a foreword by Clint Eastwood, that captures the rich history of the film industry with a dazzling array of vintage stills, candid behind-the-scenes photos, and many seldom seen production shots. Scarce SIGNED. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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129 Webber, Andrew Lloyd and Joel Schmacher THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA COMPANION
(London): Pavilion Books, (2004). First edition, first printing: Hardcover issue. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. 144 pages. 
Definitive account of the contemporary theater production and film. Includes the complete screenplay and more than 150 photographs from both the film and theater productions worldwide. Very scarce in the hardcover edition! A lavish production! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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130 Weisser, Thomas & Yuko Mihara JAPANESE CINEMA: THE ESSENTIAL HANDBOOK, Featuring Japanese Cult Cinema Since 1955
Miami, Florida: Vital Books/Asian Cult Cinema Publications, (1996). 1889288500 / 9781889288505 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine in color photo-pictorial wraps. Introduction by Max Allan Collins; Appendix A: Kyuoshiro Nemuri; Appendix B: Lone Wolf With Child by Collins; illustrated with film stills. 
A-Z listing with critiques. "If there is anyone... who is a greater authority on Asian Cinema than Tom Weisser, he or she has not presented himself...a crowning achievement."--Harlan Ellison. "The ultimate reference guide."--Scott Nimerfro. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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131 Welles, Orson; with Kodar, Oja THE BIG BRASS RING: An Original Screenplay
Santa Barbara: Santa Teresa Press, 1987. 0944166016 / 9780944166017 First edition. Limited to 1000 copies. Preface by James Pepper and afterword by Jonathan Rosenbaum. Hardcover. Fine in teal colored linen with spine titles gilt; in a fine dust jacket. 
Originally conceived in part as a companion piece to CITIZEN KANE, THE BIG BRASS RING--an original screenplay by Orson Welles, written three years before his death--reveals Welles's brilliance as a writer. SIGNED by James Pepper to the title-page. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Cincinnati, Ohio: ST Publications, (1986). 0911380701 / 9780911380705 Facsimile reprint of the 1934 first edition released by The Signs of the Times Publishing Company. Hardcover. Fine, in black cloth with yellow lettering; no dust jacket, as issued. Printed throughout on heavy coated stock. Quarto. 250 pages. 
Guide to showcard design by one of the acknowledged masters of the medium, compiled during the Golden Age of film poster art. Principles of design wedded to the nuts-and-bolts methods of production, generously illustrated in b&w color. Essential. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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133 Westfahl, Gary and Slusser, George, edited by NURSERY REALMS: Children in the Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
Athens and London: The University of Georgia Press, (1999). 0820320951 / 9780820320953 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in lilac cloth with white spine titling; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Fascinating collection of original essays, most of which were first presented at the 15th Annual Eaton Conference on SF and Fantasy. Topics include ENDER'S GAME, E.T., TERMINATOR II, George MacDonald, I.B. Singer, Peter Pan, Stephen King, Anne Rice, more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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134 Williams, Mark ROAD MOVIES
(New York, N.Y.): (Proteus Publishing CO., Inc.), (1982). 0862760534 / 9780862760533 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. 
An encyclopedia of road movies from the 1920's through the 1970's (with an emphasis on films of the sixties and seventies); introduction by the author. Entries give a synopsis of each film. Illustrated with many black-and-white photos. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Metuchen, N.J. & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1984. 0810817233 / 9780810817234 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in terra-cotta cloth lettered in black; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Includes, in addition to complete-as-possible coverage for the years 1982 and 1983, end-of-year releases from 1981, updatings of entries from earlier volumes, plus rediscoveries from every decade. 335 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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136 Willis, John SCREEN WORLD: 1979
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1979. 0517538350 / 9780517538357 First edition. Hardcover. Upper corner tips lightly bumped, else a fine copy in a lightly age-toned color photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Volume 30. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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137 Willis, John; associate editor, Barry Monush SCREEN WORLD 1999: Volume 50
New York/London: Applause, 2000. 1577834105 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Large square octavo. 
The comprehensive pictorial and statistical record of the 1998 movie season with more than 1000 photographs. 384 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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138 Yasuhiko, Yoshikazu, written, scripted and directed by THE ART OF ARION
[No place]. Animage/Editorial Staff Editions, [No date]. First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Quarto. Text in Japanese. Trade Paperback. Mild rubbing, light spine crease, a hint of soiling, a near fine copy in heavy cardstock covers; 186 pages; 8x11.5 inches. Sensational illustrations in color and black-and-white brilliantly reproduced on coated stock throughout. 
Illustrated script for the anime ARION based upon Yasuhiko's manga, with dynamic cels and backgrounds, scenes and sketches on every page, most in eye-popping full-color. Poorly translated intro states the script is the fifth draft, not the final version! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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139 Young, Victor; composer and conductor THE QUIET MAN/SAMSON AND DELILAH
[New York]: Decca Records, [1957]. DL 8566 Long playing 33 1/3 RPM. Mint LP; in a near mint pictorial sleeve with just a hint of soiling to the white rear cover. 
Double feature soundtrack album featuring themes from John Ford's production of THE QUIET MAN and Cecil B. De Mille's SAMSON AND DELILAH with original musical scores conducted and written by Victor Young. A rare soundtrack in excellent condition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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