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41 Birchard, Robert S. EARLY UNIVERSAL CITY
Arcadia Publishing, 2009 0738570230 / 9780738570235 First edition, first printing. Trade softcover. New! Paperbound. Tall octavo. Photo-illustrated. SIGNED by the author!
Known as much today for its theme park, Universal City is also the largest and the longest continuously operating movie studio in “Hollywood.” The Universal Film Manufacturing Company was formed by a dozen independent producers in 1912, and Universal City was designed to provide a single facility in which to make their films. Since its official opening on March 15, 1915, Universal City has served as a training ground for great directors such as John Ford, William Wyler, and James Whale and as home to stars like Hoot Gibson, Deanna Durbin, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Sr. and Jr., and Tom Mix. This evocative volume explores the studio that brought The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Dracula (1930), Frankenstein (1931), and 100 Men and a Girl (1936) to the screen. Author Robert S. Birchard is an award-winning film and video editor and noted film historian whose books include Cecil B. De MilleÂ’s Hollywood, King Cowboy—Tom Mix and the Movies, and Silent-Era Filmmaking in Santa Barbara. Birchard has appeared on televisionÂ’s History Detectives and in the documentaries Cecil B. De Mille: American Epic and The Woman With the Hungry Eyes—The Life and Films of Theda Bara. 
Price: 21.99 USD
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42 Bogle, Donald TOMS, COONS, MULATTOES, MAMMIES, AND BUCKS: An Interpretative History of Blacks in American Films
New York: The Viking Press, (1973). 0670719358 / 9780670719358 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in silver-stamped black cloth shelfback over silver star-debossed boards; in an age-toned, otherwise fine dust jacket. Large octavo. 
"A well-researched and lively romp....Far more inclusive and informative than previous books on the subject."--New York Times. "Mr. Bogle continues to be our most noted black-cinema historian."--Spike Lee. 260 pages, including index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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SOMBRAS VERDES, BALLENA BLANCA  (Green Shadows, White Whale), Bradbury, Ray
43 Bradbury, Ray SOMBRAS VERDES, BALLENA BLANCA (Green Shadows, White Whale)
(Buenos Aires): Emece Editores, (1993). 9500412705 / 9789500412704 First edition: Argentinian issue. In the Grandes Novelistas series. One of 10,000 copies printed. Fine in slick, illustrated flap-fold wraps. Cover design by Eduardo Ruiz. 
The novelization of the author's experiences in Ireland while writing the screenplay of MOBY DICK for director John Huston, translated into Spanish by Rolanda Costa Picazo. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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44 Brady, John THE CRAFT OF THE SCREENWRITER: Interviews with Six Celebrated Screenwriters
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1981). 0671252291 / 9780671252298 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Very very nearly fine, in gilt-lettered red cloth shelfback over pale peach boards; in a very good plus dust jacket with significant fading to the spine panel, light wear, mild riffling. [463] pages, including index. 
"Master interviewer John Brady induces six master screenwriters to tell all. Writing hopefuls and plain movie nuts will find it fascinating."--Bob Thomas. Paddy Chayefsky; William Goldman; Ernest Lehman; Paul Schrader; Neil Simon; Robert Towne. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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45 Brownlow, Kevin THE PARADE'S GONE BY...
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1968. B000EMJZRI First edition, first printing, with original errata slip laid in. Hardcover. Light wear to lower spine edges, very good plus in black linen with blind embossed illustration to the front cover and white titles to the spine; in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with very short tears to the upper spine edge. Royal octavo. 
Brownlow brings silent film era to splendid life through interviews, and well-researched unusual details. A bountiful history chock-full of striking black-and white photos of movies being made and the personalities that made them. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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46 Bull, Clarence & Lee, Raymond THE FACES OF HOLLYWOOD
South Brunswick and New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, (1968). 0498068447 / 9780498068447 Second printing. Introduction by Hedda Hopper. Hardcover. Bookshop address rubber-stamped to the front endpaper, near fine in fresh cream linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a slightly rubbed, photo-pictorial dust jacket with very short shelf-edge tears and mild age-toning to the spine panel. Quarto. 
Memoir of one of the premier Hollywood glamour photographers, with a gallery of his portraits and a technical explanation detailing the exposures, papers, light source, films, stops and developers used for the hundreds of movie star stills showcased here. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Watkins, Glen, New York: Century House, (1953). First edition. Illustrated with stills. Hardcover. A sharp, fine copy in a mildly rubbed illustrated dust jacket that shows some very slight edgewear (reinforced at spine head with a tiny piece of cellotape), and two quite innocuous, narrow vertical stripes of pale stain to rear panel. A sweet copy! 
"Songs From The Soundtracks and The Stars Who Sang Them Since the Birth of the Talkies." Burton's quite irreplaceable reference book, tirelessly and lovingly compiled. Very scarce, especially in jacket. 296 pp, including index, errata. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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48 Byrge, Duane; and Miller, Robert Milton THE SCREWBALL COMEDY FILMS: A History and Filmogoraphy 1934-1942
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (1991). 0899505392 / 9780899505398 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in orange linen with titles in black to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket, as issued. 
Meticulously researched history and film synopses of screwball comedies. 146 pages; photos; cast and film credit lists; plot summaries; notes; bibliography; and index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New York: Clarion Books/Ticknor & Fields: A Houghton Mifflin Company, (1982). 089919074X / 9780899190747 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in black over red-textured boards with silver titles to the spine; in a very good plus, rubbed dust jacket. Octavo. 118 pages; 21 photo-illustrations; 2 pen-and-ink illustrations; and index. 
An easy-to-read history that defines the horror movie and discusses the behind-the-scene details and influences of the most outstanding horror films from 1920 to 1980. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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50 Collier, Jo Leslie FROM WAGNER TO MURNAU: The Transposition of Romanticism from Stage to Screen.
Ann Arbor/ London: UMI Research Press, (1988). 0835718433 / 9780835718431 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in beige cloth; without dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 174 pages; notes, bibliography, and an in
Studies in Cinema, No. 45. A study that traces the influence of late nineteenth-century theater artists on the early twentieth-century filmmaker. Scarce! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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51 Compiled and Edited by Suzanne Clark McClory, THE JESTER: The Masquers Golden Anniversary 1925-1975
Hollywood, California: The Masquers Club, 1976. First edition, Special Souvenir issue: one of 50 numbered copies with tipped-in autograph page SIGNED by 23 Masquers members. Hardcover. Fine, in black binding with paste-on illustration to front cover by George McManus, and paste-on ad to rear cover from Elizabeth Taylor; no dust jacket as issued. Typed autograph legend laid in. Quarto. 
Photo-studded history of the Hollywood actors' club. SIGNERS: Astaire, Kelly, Matthau, Warner, Head, Glenn Ford, Joe Pasternak, Beulah Bondi, Joan Blondell, George Burns, Jack Lemmon, Ryan and Taum O'Neal, Walter Pidgeon, Pat O'Brien, Fifi D'Orsay, more. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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New York: Random House, (1990). 0394569741 / 9780394569741 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages very faintly age-toned, else fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, if very faintly age-toned color photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"Roger Corman's autobiography employs the same successful techniques as his films: it's fast-paced, and it tells a great story."--LA Times. Illustrated with photographs. 237 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Braintree, MA: The Organ Literature Foundation, [undated]. 0913746339 / 9780913746332 Trade Paperback facsimile edition. Trade Paperback. Nearly fine: unread, but with some mild soiling to page edges, minor bumping to lower corner tips; in slick, cardstock wraps. 
Facsimile reprint of a 1946 issue from Tucker and Oxley: everything you ever wanted to know about cinema organists: capsule biographies of the artists, appreciations, how-tos, reminiscences, photo-portraits, etc. [217] pages, plus ads. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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54 Crowe, Cameron BY CAMERON CROWE
[No place]. (DreamWorks Distribution), (2000). First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Square quarto. Large format softcover. Fine in white-on-white debossed wraps, with die-cut peekaboo front cover revealing photoportrait of Crowe on the title-page. With photographs by Neal Preston. SIGNED by Crowe to the front cover. 
Graphically elaborate photo-illustrated collection of Crowe's rock-n-roll pieces for Rolling Stone (and the San Diego Door) from 1972-1979, produced by DreamWorks to promote Crowe's film ALMOST FAMOUS, based upon his prodigal career as a rock journalist. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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55 Crowe, Cameron; Preston, Neal ELIZABETHTOWN
[no place]. Vinyl Films, (2005). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in color photo-pictorial boards; housed in clear plastic slipcase decorated with film logo. Large square folio. Printed throughout on coated stock. 
Elaborately produced photo-book documents the making of the film ELIZABETHTOWN, with commentary by writer/director Crowe and onset color and b&w photos by Preston. Inscribed and SIGNED by author Crowe. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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56 Crowther, Bosley THE LION'S SHARE: The Story of an Entertainment Empire
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1957. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild foxing to page edges and endsheets, thus very good plus; in a lightly worn, somewhat age-toned very good plus dust jacket, with a few tiny spots of faint stain to spine panel. 
"A history of the glory that was once Metro Goldwyn Mayer by the New York Times critic."--Kenneth Turan. 320 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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57 Darby, William and Jack Du Bois AMERICAN FILM MUSIC: Major Composers, Techniques, Trends, 1915-1990
Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (1990). 089950468X / 9780899504681 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with titles stamped in silver; no dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 623 pages; Photographs, appendix, bibliography, and index. 
From the neighborhood pianist of silent movie days to the synthesized effects and "music video" sequences of the 1980s: the great and not-so-great moments in film scoring. "...a well-researched and thoroughly documented treatise...." --Soundtrack. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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58 de Coulteray, George SADISM IN THE MOVIES
New York: Medical Press, 1965. B0007E3PMO First U.S. edition, first printing. Translated by Steve Hult. Hardcover. Fine, in charcoal gray cloth with silver spine lettering; in a lightly worn, mildly age-toned, near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Tall octavo. 256 unidentified full-page stills. 
Notorious photo-study, a genuine oddity in the annals of film history, claims to describe "every form of torture shown in all movie houses, and the bizarre effects these have had on spellbound audiences." Some themes: Cold Steel; Rape; Bride of Gorilla. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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59 Dick, Bernard F. THE STAR-SPANGLED SCREEN: The American World War II Film
(Lexington, Kentucky): The University Press of Kentucky, (1985). 0813101549 / 9780813101545 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in red cloth, in a photo-pictorial dust jacket that has light general edge wear, small light abrasions and indentations to the front panel, and a slightly faded spine panel. 
An in-depth study of American WWII films, focusing mainly on films made during the war itself. With filmographies, notes, biographical essays and two indexes. Illustrated with black-and-white film stills. 294 pgs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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60 Dickerson, Gary E. THE CINEMA OF BASEBALL: Images of America, 1929-1989
Westport/London: Meckler, (1991). 0887367100 / 9780887367106 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in gilt-lettered blue cloth binding; no dust jacket as issued. Illustrated intext with b&w stills; 178 pages, including index. 
Scholarly analysis of America's pasttime as seen through the filter of the silver screen during the sound era, 1929 through 1989. Dickerson launches his study with an interesting discussion of PRIDE OF THE YANKEES as the baseball biopic prototype. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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