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21 (Mix, Tom). Birchard, Robert S. KING COWBOY: Tom Mix and the Movies
Burbank, California: Riverwood Press, (1993). 1880756056 / 9781880756058 First edition, first printing: an oversized paperback original. Quarto. Mass market paperback. Fine in color-illustrated wraps. This copy SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 289 pages, including index. 
Studded with rare stills and candids, this is the definitive, eminently readable survey of the film career of the screen's greatest Western star: all 270 films with full production credits, contemporary reviews and plot summaries. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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22 (Polanski, Roman). Butler, Ivan THE CINEMA OF ROMAN POLANSKI
New York/London: A.S. Barnes & Co./A. Zwemmer Limited, (1970). 0498077128 / 9780498077128 First edition: U.S. issue. In the International Film Guide Series. Trade Paperback. A hint of edgewear, bookseller's discreet rubber-stamp to half-title, a suggestion of age-toning to the pages, else fine in color photo-pictorial wraps. A square trade paperback. 
Illustrated critical study of the Polish director, who--at the time of publication, had recently come into the forefront, both for his sensational U.S. breakthrough film, ROSEMARY'S BABY, and for the brutal and tragic murder of his wife, Sharon Tate. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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23 (Rasputin). Napley, Sir David RASPUTIN IN HOLLYWOOD
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1990). 0297810383 / 9780297810384 First edition. Hardcover. Pages mildly tanned, else fine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. Includes eight pages of black-and-white photographic illustrations. 
The strange story of how the neice of one of Rasputin's accused murderers sued MGM for libel over the film "Rasputin the Mad Monk." The case turned out to be quite influential as its topics ranged from rape to the influence of the press. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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24 (Rogers, Will). Rollins, Peter C. WILL ROGERS: A Biobibliography
Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (1984). 0313226334 / 9780313226335 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in tan cloth with black stamping; no dust jacket, as issued.a solid biography of the entertainer-philosopher. 
"Solid biography" with "reference material, ranging from a filmography and an annotated radio log to a comprehensive bibliography, a listing of available commercial recordings, and a detailed description of the major archival holdings."--Choice. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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25 (Russell, Ken). Phillips, Gene D. KEN RUSSELL
Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1979. 080579266X / 9780805792669 First edition. In the Twayne Theatrical Arts Series. Hardcover. Bookseller's discreet rubber stamp to front free endpaper, else a near fine copy in beige buckram stamped in gilt-against-black to the spine. 
Early critical biography of the iconoclast filmmaker, director of THE MUSIC LOVERS, THE DEVILS, and WOMEN IN LOVE. With chronology, notes, introduction by Warren French, filmography, bibliography, and index. Illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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26 (Sayles, John). Ryan, Jack JOHN SAYLES, FILMMAKER
Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (1998). 0786405295 / 9780786405299 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in burgundy cloth stamped in silver; no dust jacket, as issued. Illustrated. 
A Critical Study of the Independent Writer-Director; With a Filmography and a Bibliography. 271 pages, including index. Sayles' key works include EIGHT MEN OUT, MATEWAN, and THE SECRET OF ROAN INISH. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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27 (Shakespeare, William). Buchman, Lorne M. STILL IN MOVEMENT: Shakespeare On Screen
New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. 0195065417 / 9780195065411 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Tall octavo. 171 pages; photo-film-still illustrations; notes; select bibliography; and index. 
Buchman focuses on key moments in the films of Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Grigory Kozintav, Roman Polanski, and Peter Brooks, and examines how these films clarify the theatre-to-film process according to spatial and temporal structures of the medium. 
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28 (Stone, Oliver). Toplin, Robert Brent, editor OLIVER STONE'S USA: Film, History and Controversy
(Lawrence, Kansas): University Press of Kansas, (2000). 0700610359 / 9780700610358 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs printed on coated stock. 
Historical overview of Stone's work, followed by a film-by-film critical response to the maverick filmmaker's ouevre from a variety of film commentators, and, as a coda, Stone's response to the responses. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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29 (Wasserman, Lew). Bruck, Connie WHEN HOLLYWOOD HAD A KING: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence
New York: Random House, (2003). 0375501681 / 9780375501685 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 512 pages; source notes, index. 
A biography about the man who began humbly as a movie-theater usher and eventually became the president of MCA. Wasserman revolutionized Hollywood and played a great part in transforming the entertainment business into what it is today. 
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30 (Welles, Orson). Cowie, Peter A RIBBON OF DREAMS: The Cinema of Orson Welles
South Brunswick and New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, (1973). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in purple cloth with gilt spine titles; a near fine dust jacket with very light wear and soiling to extremities, mild rubbing to spine, and tiny closed edge tears. An attractive copy. 
Over 100 photos in b&w. This is an exciting analysis of all the director's films, from CITIZEN KANE and THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS to THE IMMORTAL STORY, pointing out his cinematic style, the inventiveness of his technique and his own charisma on screen. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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31 (Wells, H.G.). Wykes, Alan H.G. WELLS IN THE CINEMA
London: Jupiter, (1977). 0904041174 / 9780904041170 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Quarto. [176] pages.
Presented with more than one-hundred stills, Wykes has written a nostalgic and entertaining history of the films of H.G. Wells, taking us through the major films; the earliest experiments in the filming of stage productions, and the British triumphs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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32 (Wilder, Billy). Crowe, Cameron CONVERSATIONS WITH WILDER
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. 0375406603 / 9780375406607 Second printing. Quarto. Hardcover. Fine, in black cloth over black boards, illustrated endsheets, printed on coated stock; in illustrated dust jacket with tiny, insignificant crease to lower edge of front panel. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by Crowe to the double-spread title-page. 
Smartly designed, lavishly illustrated with over 650 photos in glorious black-and-white (many never before published), this is a marvelous record of writer/director Crowe's historic interviews with the legendary Hollywood filmmaker. Essential. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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33 (Woo, John). Hall, Kenneth E. JOHN WOO: The Films
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (1999). 0786406194 / 9780786406197 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with white lettering; no dust jacket, as issued. Illustrated. 
Both richly analytic and appealingly anecdotal, this is a literate, readable and perceptive study of the dynamic Hong Kong action director who has made the leap into helming big-budget, top-star Hollywood blockbusters. 239 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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34 Adler, Renata A YEAR IN THE DARK: Journal of a Film Critic 1968-69
New York: Random House, (1969). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in black cloth with ''thumbs up/thumbs down'' device to the front cover, in a dust jacket. 
A collection of one hundred and thirty reviews and fifty essays from Adler, who was a New York Times film critic from January, 1968 to March, 1969. She looks at work ranging from THE PLANET OF THE APES to Godard's LES CARABINIERS. With an introduction. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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35 Baker, Rick and Russell, Toby, compiled by; edited by Lisa Baker THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DEADLY CHINA DOLLS
(Hinckley, Leicestershire): Eastern Heroes Publications, (1996). 1899252029 / 9781899252022 First edition, first printing: quarto-sized paperback original. Mass market paperback. Mild production pressure crease to front cover, else fine, in slick, stiff, color photo-pictorial wraps, with flaps. With a special introduction by Jonathan Ross. 258 pages. 
Jammed with color and b&w photos of Chinese actresses, from traditional heroines like Angela Mao, Judy Lee, Plolly Shang Khan, Yeung Pan Pan to femme fatale action babes like Moon Lee, Yukari Oshima, Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh, more. Scarce! 
Price: 100.00 USD
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36 Baldwin, James THE DEVIL FINDS WORK
New York: The Dial Press, 1976. 0803719167 / 9780803719163 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, unread in maroon boards; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 122 pages. 
Baldwin reacts to films he has seen in his life, from childhood memories watching Joan Crawford in Harlem, to provocative interpretations of the biggest hits of the sixties and seventies. He asks us to confront what the films reveal about our culture. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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37 Barbour, Alan G. CLIFFHANGER: A Pictorial History of the Motion Picture Serial
New York: A & W Publishers, (1977). 0891040706 / 9780891040705 First edition, first printing. Introduction by Linda Stirling. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 248 pages, including index. 
The classic illustrated study of this shortlived but fascinating pop-culture phenomenon, with 391 illustrations (many of which had never before seen print) from the author's extensive collection. A labor of love, and a fount of information. Quarto. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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38 Barr, Charles EALING STUDIOS
Woodstock, New York: The Overlook Press, (1980). 0879511478 / 9780879511470 First paperback edition: a trade-sized softcover. Minor corner crease to lower front cover, thus nearly fine, unread; in photo-pictorial wraps. Tall octavo. 198 pages, including index. 
The definitive book on the most significant studio in the great age of English filmmaking, the people who ran it, and the films they made. "Very careful and nuanced reading of the Ealing spirit."--Michael Korda. With 152 stills; filmographies. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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39 Barratier, Christopher; photographs by Yves Prince LE CHORISTES: Le Journal de Clement Mathieu
(France): Seuil, (2004). 2020658232 / 9782020658232 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, clothbacked color photo-pictorial boards; no dust jacket. Lavishly designed ''scrapbook'' of the fictional character Mathieu, with many color photos from the film, and mottoed acetate guards; CD of songs from the film in pastedown plastic sleeve. 
In the critically lauded French film, Gérard Jugnot played Mathieu, "a failed musician and composer who takes a low-level teaching job in Fond de L'Etang, a school for abandoned or delinquent boys run by a brutal martinet headmaster."--Michael Wilmington. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New York: Crown Publisher, Inc., (1988). Reprint. Hardcover. Booksellers small rubber-stamped address on the half-title page, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Quarto. The history of the studio and its 1,581 films up to 1985 with over 1050 illustrations; an indispensable look at a unique studio adorned with a feast of stills from the movies themselves. 352 pages including appendices and indexes. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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