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Film History and Criticism.

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61 Dunne, John Gregory THE STUDIO
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1969). First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus in black cloth, in a dust jacket that shows general light edge wear, minor age-toning and a 2'' x 1/4'' chip from the lower edge of the rear panel. 
Dunne, a screenwriter and husband of author Joan Didion, wrote this study of Twentieth Century Fox after having extraordinary access to the inner workings of the Hollywood studio at a time when HELLO, DOLLY! and THE BOSTON STRANGLER were in production. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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62 Eames, John Douglas THE PARAMOUNT STORY
(New York): Crown Publishers, Inc., (1985). 0517553481 / 9780517553480 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. A touch of rubbing to the extremities, else fine in a very mildly shelfworn dust jacket. 
Quarto. The history of the studio and its 2,805 films up to 1984 with over 1,000 illustrations. 368 pages including an index of films and an index of personnel. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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63 Eisler, Hanns and [Adorno, Theodor W.] COMPOSING FOR THE FILMS
New York: Oxford University Press, 1947. First edition. Dark grey cloth with with yellow rules and spine lettering. Hardcover. Mild uniform offsetting to the front endpaper, else a fine, fresh copy; in a very nearly fine dust jacket with a hint of fading to the spine. 165 pages; with an appendix. A rare cinema cornerstone work in remarkably nice condition. 
Composer Hanns Eisler collaborated anonymously with his intellectual partner and friend Theodor W. Adorno on this important technical and aesthetic work. Together with Adorno and Brecht, Eisler sought new possibilites for film and theatrical music. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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64 Everson, William K. MORE CLASSICS OF THE HORROR FILM: Fifty Years of Great Chillers
Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, (1986). 080650983X / 9780806509839 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, photo-pictorial dust jacket. Quarto. Illustrated with over 300 stills. 
Supplement to Everson's CLASSICS OF THE HORROR FILM, covers films overlooked in the original volume, including such major rediscoveries as THE THIRTEENTH CHAIR, the reconstitution of the Technicolor version of DR. X, more than 100 more. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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65 Eykes, Allen; Adkinson, Robert; Fry, Nicholas, editors THE HOUSE OF HORROR: The Story of Hammer Films
London: Lorrimer Publishing, (1973). 0856470201 / 9780856470202 First edition: trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Book dealer's discreet rubber-stamp to half-title, a hint of age-toning to the pages, else a fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. 
Early pictorial chronicle of the legendary film studio which infused new blood into the low-budget classical horror film by blending high style and low necklines. Featured: a photo-album of Hammer babes, and lovely color insert gallery of poster designs. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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66 Feikema, Feike BOY ALMIGHTY
St. Paul, Minnesota: The Itasca Press, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus with minor soiling to edges, and corner tips very mildly bumped; previous owner's (and inscribee's) bookplate to front pastedown; lacking dust jacket. 
Inscribed, dated, SIGNED by Feike (who would later Americanize his name to Frederick F. Manfred) to Phyllis and George Seaton; Seaton was a writer/director who won Oscars for MIRACLE ON 34th STREET and COUNTRY GIRL. Was a big screen version in the works? 
Price: 125.00 USD
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67 Fenin, George N. and Everson, William K. THE WESTERN: From Silents to Cinerama
New York: The Orion Press, (1962). First edition, first printing. Square octavo. Hardcover. Very minor age-toning to textblock, else a fine copy in olive pictorial cloth with lettering and illustration in black and cream; in a faintly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows a few tiny nicks. 
Groundbreaking and essential history of the genre, highlighted by superb research, penetrating insights, and sharp, entertaining prose. Smartly designed, with scads of rare b&w photos laid out in a dynamic and witty design. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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68 Finch, Christopher, text; Froud, Brian, designer THE MAKING OF THE DARK CRYSTAL: Creating a Unique Film
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. (1983). 003063332X / 9780030633324 First edition, first printing: an oversized trade paperback. Trade Paperback. Near fine, printed on coated stock, bound in laminated, color-illustrated wraps which shows an insignificant crease. Quarto. Quite nice example of this scarce item. 
From idea to opening, a behind-the-scenes chronicle of the remarkable film created by the late Muppet master Jim Henson. With over 200 photos, most in color, most never published before, as well as production drawings by the film's designer, Brian Froud. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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(California): [No publisher], 1939. Number 2; dated August 14, 1939, and made out to John Ford. 8 1/2'' by 11'' format certificate printed in green, black, and grey with typed details; hand SIGNED by the Secretary and VP. Mild creases from folding, else fine. Among the historic independent film company's earliest existing stock certificates. 
Following the success of STAGECOACH, Ford formed indy Argosy Pictures with producer Cooper. Some of the director's best films were Argosy productions, including THE QUIET MAN, FORT APACHE and SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON. The company was dissolved in 1956. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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New York: George H. Doran Company, (1927). Reprint. Hardcover. Mild fading of spine, corner tips lightly bumped, else very good plus; no dust jacket. 
Illustrated with photographs and diagrams in b&w. Written when motion picture theaters were just becoming big business, this book was written as a guide for anyone interested in going into theater management. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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71 Frundt, Bodo & Lepel, Bernd DREAMS BENEATH THE GOLDEN PALMS: German Films at the International Film Festival at Cannes
(Ebersberg, Germany): Edition Achteinhalb Lothar Just, (1987). First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus in illustrated boards with light rubbing and nicks to the upper, lower and fore-edges and general mild shelf wear. Quarto. Illustrated with black-and-white film stills and photos from the festivals. Text in German and English. 176 pp. 
An overview of Germany's participation at the Cannes Film Festival from 1946 through 1987, published for the festival's fortieth anniversary. With a synopsis of each film, foreword by Wim Wenders, memories from filmmakers and critics and more. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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72 Geer, Andrew THE SEA CHASE
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, (1948). B0007E8IJE First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Lightly worn to the extremities, a bit dust-soiled, minor offsetting to endsheets; in a somewhat worn, age-toned illustrated dust jacket with shallow chipping to upper spine panel. 
Nautical adventure tale, this copy inscribed to film director Allan Dwan and SIGNED by the author. Geer was a consultant on Dwan's SANDS OF IWO JIMA (1949) starring John Wayne; Geer mentions the film in the inscription and nicknames Dwan "The General." 
Price: 150.00 USD
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73 Goodrich, Frances; Hackett, Albert; & Capra, Frank "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE"
(Monterey Park, California): O.S.P. Publishing, Inc., 1994. 1566933021 / 9781566933025 First edition, first printing: an oversized paperbound original. 8.5 x 11 inches. In the Movie Script Library from Premiere: The Movie Magazine. Large format softcover. Fine, as-new, in stiff cardstock, perfect-bound wraps with die-cut window revealing color reproduction of a lobby card. With filmographies and full-color repros of lobby cards and b&w stills bound in at rear. Introduction by Martha Southgate. 
Script for the beloved Capra fantasy, based on the Philip Van Doren Stern short story "The Greatest Gift." Stern was unable to sell the yarn, so he self-published it and sent it out as a Christmas card. A few months later RKO bought the film rights. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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74 Gordner, Orville and Turner, George THE MAKING OF KING KONG: The Story Behind a Film Classic
South Brunswick & New York/London: A.S. Barnes and Company/The Tantivy Press, (1975). 0498015106 / 9780498015106 First edition, first printing. 271 pages, including index. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in black binding with silver spine stamping; in a very good, age-toned, dust jacket that shows some wear and rubbing at the folds and the edges and a short tear and corresponding crease to lower front, repaired with cello-tape. 
Superb, dazzlingly detailed study of the conception and execution of what remains one of the greatest fantasy films of all time. This copy SIGNED by Turner with the salutation, "All the Beast Wishes" and a sketch of Kong! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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75 Gordner, Orville and Turner, George THE MAKING OF KING KONG: The Story Behind a Film Classic
South Brunswick & New York/London: A.S. Barnes and Company/The Tantivy Press, (1975). 0498015106 / 9780498015106 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in black binding with silver spine stamping; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket with a hint of age-toning and a suggestion of rubbing--virtually unavoidable with this fragile jacket. Quarto. 271 pages, including index. 
The conception and production of one of the seminal fantasy films of all time, told lovingly, with astounding detail, and generously illustrated with frame blow-ups, production art, stills and sketches. Unparalleled. Essential for any sf film library. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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76 Greene, Graham THE PLEASURE-DOME: The Collected Film Criticism 1935-40
Oxford/New York/Toronto/Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1980. 0192812866 / 9780192812865 First edition thus. Trade paperback. Fine, as-new, in fine photo-pictorial wraps. 
Packed with film stills, Greene's collection of reviews are filled with insights, quotable phrases, discussions of censorship and propaganda films, anecdotes, and asides on the 1930's. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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77 Harris, Steve FILM AND TELEVISION COMPOSERS: An International Discography, 1920-1989
Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (1992). 0899505538 / 9780899505534 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dark grey cloth, embossed titles and decoration in silver; no dust jacket, as issued. 302 pages; title index. 
Lists composers who have composed music for movies or television, and cites the most accessible recording (vinyl records only) for each work. Focuses on the US, Great Britain, France, and Italy, and on composers who have written for several productions. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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78 Harryhausen, Ray; Introduction by Ray Bradbury FILM FANTASY SCRAPBOOK
South Brunswick & New York/London: A.S. Barnes and Company/The Tantivy Press, (1981). 0498025713 / 9780498025716 Reprint of third edition, revised and enlarged. Fine in glossy illustrated wraps. Quarto. 150 pages. SIGNED by the author, Ray Harryhausen and by Ray Bradbury! 
Early illustrated chronicle of the effects created by Harryhausen and his late mentor, Willis O'Brien. This edition has a color portfolio of photos from CLASH OF THE TITANS reproduced on coated stock inserts. Scarce thus! 
Price: 175.00 USD
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79 Hart, William S.; Illustrated by J. Montgomery Flagg. TOLD UNDER A WHITE OAK TREE by Bill Hart's Pinto Pony
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1922. First edition, first printing. Inscribed and SIGNED by William S. Hart to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Portions of dust jacket have been attached to the front endpaper, newspaper clippings have been attached to several pages or laid in, leaving some offsetting to the text, ink notation to the verso of the frontispiece, else externally fine; no dust jacket. 
A devoted fans copy with newspaper clippings (relating to Hart) laid in, a color photo-pictorial postcard of Hart's Hollywood residence attached to the rear endpaper, and tipped to the rear endpaper is an original typed letter (1922), SIGNED by Hart. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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80 Hischak, Thomas FILM IT WITH MUSIC: An Encyclopedic Guide to the American Movie Musical
Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (2001). 0313315388 / 9780313315381 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in photo-pictorial boards; issued without dust jacket. Octavo. 464 pages; Selected bibliography and an index. 
An encyclopedic reference on the American movie musical from the earliest talkies to the end of the century with entries pertaining to the musicals and the artists who made them. Includes a chronological list of musicals and a list of Academy Awards. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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