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New York: Albert & Charles Boni, (1930). First edition. In red cloth with black and gilt to front cover and spine, illustrated endpapers decorated with gambling motifs. Hardcover. Near fine, with some darkening and splaying to the cover, and age-toning to the pages; lacking dust jacket. Several leaves unopened. Illustrated by Covarrubias, including 15 b&w illustrations and a superb tipped-in color frontispiece. 
A drama by the notable film director/screenwriter, inspired by the famous folk song, (twenty versions follow the text) about the tragic tale of Frankie and how she loved her man, and done him wrong. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Burbank, California: Darwin Publications, (1981). 0933506058 / 9780933506053 First edition, first printing. Brown cloth with gilt titles, illustrated endpapers; in a color-illustrated dust jacket. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Quarto. 257 pages; appendices, bibliography, and an index. 
Rail and film historian Larry Jensen spent years of research to create a unique book--filled with hundreds of photos, stills, movie lists, casts, rail equipment rosters, location maps, promotional posters, etc. A treasure for film and rails fans! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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83 Klastorin, Michael and Hibbin, Sally BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Official Book of the Complete Movie Trilogy
(London): Hamlyn, (1990). 0600570312 / 9780600570318 First edition, first printing: trade paperbound original. Trade Paperback. Faint scratches to the gloss on the rear cover, still fine, tight and clean in color photo-pictorial wraps. Quarto. 80 pages. 
Delightfully spiced with behind-the scene color photos, gadget and design illustrations, and insider production details, this impressive official sourcebook was published in conjunction with the release of the film Back to the Future, Part III. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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84 Kong, King as told to Wager, Walter MY SIDE
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., (1976). 0026224204 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in rose-colored cloth with gilt titles to the spine and a gilt ''KK'' to the front cover; in a near fine, bright and unfaded dust jacket with a mild crease to the rear panel. 
Tongue-and-cheek tribute to the great 1932 horror film classic KING KONG told in the "words" of the 132 foot ape as related through Walter Wager. "My children are entitled to hear my side."--Stanley (King) Kong. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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85 Kuszewski, Stanislaw CONTEMPORARY POLISH FILM
Warsaw: Interpress Publishers, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus with staining to the fore-edges, slightly splayed covers faded at the edges; in dust jacket showing edge wear with small nicks and creases to the crown of the spine and rear panel, and a short closed edge tear to the front and rear. 
An examination of the history of the Polish film industry, generously illustrated with color and black-and-white film stills. With looks at filmmakers and major Polish films including THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT as well as television and animation. 127 pp. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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86 Lahue, Kalton C. LADIES IN DISTRESS
South Brunswick and New York/London: A.S. Barnes and Company/Thomas Yoseloff, Ltd, (1971). 0498076342 / 9780498076343 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint soil-stain to upper page edges, near fine in bright lime-green linen with gilt titles to the spine; in a very good plus dust jacket with mild creases to the upper shelf edge and short tears to the spine ends. Tall octavo. 
The silent film expert selected 40 representative heroines including Mary Pickford, Mary Astor, Greta Garbo, Clara Bow, Norma Shearer, Gloria Swanson and Alice Terry for an historical look at a particular art form of acting. Abundant photo-illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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87 Lee, Spike SPIKE LEE'S GOTTA HAVE IT: Inside Guerilla Filmmaking [with] DO THE RIGHT THING
New York: A Fireside Book/Simon & Schuster, (1987, 1989). First edition, first printing. Two volumes. Hardcover. Near fine in pictorial glossy wraps. 
SPIKE LEE'S GOTTA HAVE IT is inscribed and SIGNED by Spike Lee; DO THE RIGHT THING is also inscribed by Spike Lee to the same person, but not signed. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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88 Levy, Emanuel SMALL-TOWN AMERICA IN FILM: The Decline and Fall of Community
New York: Continuum, (1991). 0826404847 / 9780826404848 First edition. Hardcover. Lower corner tips lightly bumped, else fine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Comprehensive study of the depiction of the small town in American films from the beginning of the sound era to the present; from the Andy Hardy films to BLUE VELVET. From the author of AND THE WINNER IS...: The History and Politics of the Oscar Awards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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89 Lincoln, W. Bruce BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL: The Story of a Thousand Years of Artistic Life in Russia
(New York): Viking, (1998). 0670875686 / 9780670875689 First edition. Hardcover. Tiny tear to the spine tail, and mild wear to the lower shelf edges, else near fine; in an illustrated dust jacket with minor edgewear. Jacket painting ''Ephebus'' by Leon Bakst. 511 pages, notes, and an index. 
A survey of artistic expression over the last ten centuries, including profiles of Russia's greatest novelists, poets, painters, composers, dancers, architects, and filmmakers. Twenty-four color plates and twenty-nine b&w plates on coated stock inserts. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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90 Liszt, Dr. Rudolph G. THE LAST WORD IN MAKEUP
New York City: Dramatists Play Service, (1949). First edition thus, revised edition. Hardcover. Fine, in tan boards lettered and ruled in red; no dust jacket. Illustrated with 45 unretouched photographs (displaying some astounding effects) and 80 drawings by the author. 
"A down-to-earth, simply-written and practical guide book...intended primarily for actors and directors"--author's preface. Liszt was a veteran stage, screen, vaudeville and TV makeup artist. Nifty. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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91 London, Rose ZOMBIE: The Living Dead
New York: Bounty Books, (1976). 0517525976 / 9780517525975 First hardcover edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in black boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Traces the history of the walking dead through their cinematic manifestations in the long, shuffling line of mummy and zombie films that have haunted audiences since the early days of the cinema. Generously illustrated in color and black-and-white. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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92 Lovesey, Peter KEYSTONE
New York: Pantheon Books, (1983). 0394531248 / 9780394531243 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Period puzzler by one of the sub-genre's finest practioners. In a diverting amalgam of film history and pure moonshine, Lovesey weaves tales of Mack Sennett, "Fatty" Arbuckle, and Mabel Normand into a suspense yarn about movie cop, Warwick Easton. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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93 Loynd, Ray THE JAWS 2 LOG
(New York, New York): A Dell Book, (1978). 0440142385 / 9780440142386 First edition: Paperback Original. Dell #14238; cover price, $1.95. Mass market paperback. A hint of edgewear, some lower front corner creases, else a nearly fine, unread copy in color photo-illustrated wraps. 
The making of "the most colossal sequel in movie history!" With eight pages of on-the-scene photos by Susan Ford, plus over 75 other candid photos, diagrams, and a JAWS 2 production storyboard. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1985). 0835716554 / 9780835716550 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in tan illustrated cloth. New in the publisher's unopened shrinkwrap! Octavo. Includes index, bibliography, and filmography. 
"Argues that films made during the Fascist period (1930-1935) did not solely mirror governmental policies but were, in and of themselves, works of artistic merit."--University of Toronto. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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95 Maurer, Joan Howard and Norman Maurer; Foreword by Whoopi Goldberg THE THREE STOOGES Book of Scripts: Volume II
Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press, (1987). 0806510188 / 9780806510187 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Unread! Quarto. [256] pages. 
Includes scripts for: "We Want Our Mummy", "Restless Knights", "Yes Wh Have No Bonana", and "The Three Stooges Meet Hercules". Compiled by Moe Howard's daughter and son-in-law, with previously unpublished black-and-white stills from Moe's collection. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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96 McEachin, James OLD GLORY: A Film Short
Encino, Ca.: The Rhard Publishing Group, (2007). First edition, first printing. New. Fine DVD in tri-fold, color illustrated, glossy card case. SIGNED by the author, actor/director to the front cover, at an event at our bookshop. 
GI Film Festival Award-winner, this superb, patriotic video that honors our military heroes, was inspired by the 2003 film short that McEachin appeared in entitled REVEILLE. OLD GLORY was written, produced, directed and acted by James McEachin. 
Price: 17.76 USD
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97 Miller, Patsy Ruth; Introduction by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. MY HOLLYWOOD: When Both of Us Were Young: The Memories of Patsy Ruth Miller [with] THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME; Reconstructed and edited by Philip J. Riley
(West Hanover, MA.): (O'Raghailligh Ltd., Publishers/MagicImage Filmbooks), (1988). First edition, first printing. Maroon cloth, gilt spine titles; in dust jacket. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Quarto. Part One: 230 pages; indexed. Part Two: 208 pages. Hundreds of photographs, reproductions (some in color) of advertising, sheet music, stills, and posters, a fold-out of a scene from the film. 
Two books combined in one-volume. The first part contains the film memoirs of Patsy Ruth Miller, the American film actress acclaimed for her performance as Esmeralda in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. The second part contains the restored screenplay. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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98 Morley, Robert AROUND THE WORLD IN 81 YEARS
London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows one tiny closed edge tear to the rear flap fold. 
Breezy autobiographical anecdotes from the portly character actor, who graced stages and screens with his witty performances and wickedly cherubic presence for over 60 years. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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99 Nadler, Harry and Maie, edited by L'INCROYABLE CINEMA: The Film Magazine of Fantasy & Imagination, No. 3
Salford, England: Orion Press, 1970. First edition, first printing: a periodical. Magazine. Tiny ''Back Issue Dept'' price sticker to front cover, else fine, virtually as-new, in illustrated wraps. Square octavo. 66 pages. Generously illustrated throughout. 
Third issue of the late editor's highly esteemed sf fanzine, with extended illustrated cover story about STAR TREK, pieces about THINGS TO COME, MAROONED, and TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA. In the letters dept, a letter from Ray Harryhausen about KING KONG. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1967. 0520009479 / 9780520009479 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild stains to the upper and lower outer-page edges, very good plus in green buckram; in a very good lightly soiled dust jacket with a slightly age-toned spine, chips from the upper spine end, one chip from lower shelf edge, and several tears. Quarto. 
Entries for copyright purposes, of around 3,000 foreign and American films with credits, story synopses, and some descriptions of camera and filming techniques make this a valuable source book for film historians. 402 pages; and indexes. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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