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1 (Coward, Noel). Hadfield, John, editor A LAST ENCORE: Words by Noel Coward, Pictures from his Life and Times
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1973). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Some very minor bumping to the lower edge of the yellow cloth cover, else a fine, bright copy in an age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. Quarto. 
The witty words of Noel Coward combined with images, both illustrations and photographs, that are culled from archives of newspapers and press agencies from the appropriate time period. The result is a very amusing concept, well realized. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 (Coward, Noel). Lesley, Cole REMEMBERED LAUGHTER: The Life of Noel Coward
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. 039449816X / 9780394498164 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine with corner tips very very lightly bumped; in a mildly age-toned and price-clipped dust jacket, that shows some very minor edgewear, and a tiny closed edge tear to the lower spine panel. 
Lesley, Coward's secretary, companion, and friend from 1936 till the playwright's death in 1973, provides an intimate biography, rich in personal anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes stories of some of the greatest theatre comedies of the 20th Century. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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3 (Coward, Noel). Levin, Milton NOEL COWARD: Updated Edition
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805769781 / 9780805769784 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Twayne English Authors series #73. Update of the 1968 study adds analysis of posthumous publications and new biographical information about this fascinating playwright, actor, composer and celebrated wit. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 (Coward, Noel). Payn, Graham; with Barry Day MY LIFE WITH NOEL COWARD
New York/London: Applause, (1994). 1557831904 / 9781557831903 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine color photo-pictorial dust jacket. Includes "Coward on Theatre"--never before published essays, interviews, commentary. 
"At last we have the missing chapters of the Coward chronicle...a touching, loving but honest and very revealing account."--Sheridan Morley. "Graham Payn knew Noel Coward better than anyone."--Lauren Bacall. 402 pages, indexed. Illustrated. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 (Kern, Jerome). Freedland, Michael JEROME KERN: A Biography
New York: Stein and Day/Publishers, (1981). 0812827767 / 9780812827767 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in a lightly age-toned dust jacket. 
Biography of "the key composer of the American musical theatre in the 20th century."--New York Times. Illustrated with photos. 182 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 (Sherlockiana). Coopersmith, Jerome BAKER STREET: A Musical Adventure of Sherlock Holmes
No place: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, [1965]. First edition. SE-7000-OC (stereo). Fine and unopened in the original shrinkwrap. 
The original cast soundtrack LP album for the stage production directed by Harold Prince and adapted from the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Music and lyrics by Marian Grudeff and Raymond Jessel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Adams, Edie and Windeler, Robert SING A PRETTY SONG: The "Offbeat" Life of Edie Adams including the Ernie Kovacs Years
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1990). 0688073417 / 9780688073411 First edition. Hardcover. Very mild identations to the front cover, else near fine in orange cloth over apricot boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with minor wear and nicks to the upper spine edge. 366 pages; 42 photographs; and index. 
Half-title page warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the Tony-Award-winning Broadway and movie musical star. The stunning beauty and charismatic performer was an early television pioneer in collaboration with her husband, the wild and wonderful Ernie Kovacs. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Aleichem, Sholom COLLECTED STORIES OF SHOLOM ALEICHEM: Tevye's Daughters
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., (1949). Fourth printing. Hardcover. Near fine; lacking the dust jacket. 
A deluxe illustrated edition of some of Aleichem's many renditions of Jewish folktales, which provided the basis for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, including a glossary of terms. Translated by Julius and Frances Butwin. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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9 Barrett, Raina FIRST YOUR MONEY, THEN YOUR CLOTHES: My Life and Oh! Calcutta!
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1973. 0688000347 / 9780688000349 First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus with fading to the upper and lower edges of the boards, minor wear to the lower corners, and a few dots of stain to the top edge, in a very lightly age-toned near fine dust jacket. 
An autobiography by one of the stars of the infamous Broadway production of OH! CALCUTTA!. This memoir traces Barrett's transition from wife, mother, and schoolteacher in surburbia to appearing naked in the seminal late-sixties nudie musical. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Burton, Jack THE BLUE BOOK OF HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS
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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11 Coward, Noel; devised and directed by Roderick Cook OH COWARD!
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974. 038508445 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Faint darkening at the inner hinges, else fine, unread, in blue-gray cloth with silver spine stamping; in a lightly age-toned, and mildly worn near fine dust jacket. 
Libretto for the successful musical comedy revue derived from the Master's songs, sketches, plays and memoirs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Ganzl, Kurt GANZL'S BOOK OF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL: 75 Favorite Shows, from H.M.S. PINAFORE to SUNSET BOULEVARD
New York: Schirmer Books/An Imprint of Simon & Schuster Macmillan, (1995). 0028708326 / 9780028708324 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket. Printed throughout on heavy coated stock. Quarto. 488 pages, lavishly illustrated in sepia tones with many rare photographs, some never before published. 
Full production information, casts, plot synopses, notes about each production. An appendix listing cast recordings on compact disc is followed by an index of names and song titles. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Garrett, Betty w/Rapoport, Ron BETTY GARRETT AND OTHER SONGS: A Life on Stage and Screen
Lanham/New York/Oxford: Madison Books, (1998). 1568330987 / 9781568330983 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. SIGNED and dated by the author, Betty Garrett to the title page. 
With 16 photographic black-and-white plates. Garrett details her life as an entertainer--singing with Sinatra, dancing with Kelly, acting with Welles--and the struggles she and her husband, Larry Parks, experienced as victims of the Hollywood blacklist. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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14 Isherwood, Christopher THE BERLIN STORIES: THE LAST OF MR. NORRIS; GOODBYE TO BERLIN
(New York): A New Directions Book published by James Laughlin, (1945). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Owner's name and address to front pastedown, else a solid very good plus copy; in a quite substantially browned pictorial dust jacket which also shows some rubbing, and shallow chipping at the extremities. 
"I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. Recording the man shaving at the window opposite and the woman in the kimono washing her hair. Some day, all this will have to be developed, carefully printed, fixed." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 Kreuger, Miles SHOWBOAT: The Story of a Classic American Musical
New York: Oxford University Press, 1977. 0195022750 / 9780195022759 First edition. With errata slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new; in a bright, fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Nice! With scores of rare illustrations. Quarto. 
Kreuger's accomplishment here in studying every aspect of a classic American musical is simply unmatched. The show's inspiration, inception, production, revivals, radio and film adaptations and discography are thoroughly and entertainingly documented. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Kreuger, Miles SHOWBOAT: The Story of a Classic American Musical
New York: Oxford University Press, 1977. 0195022750 / 9780195022759 First edition. With errata slip laid in. Hardcover. Some mild wear to the extremities, else very good plus in a lightly edgeworn illustrated dust jacket. With scores of rare illustrations. Quarto. 
An in-depth investigation of the American musical theatre classic in all its incarnations which is unsurpassed. This copy fondly inscribed and SIGNED by the author to a colleague from the laser disc recording of the 1936 film adaptation of SHOW BOAT. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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17 Laurents, Arthur ORIGINAL STORY BY: A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. 0375400559 / 9780375400551 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A memoir by the author of Broadway musicals including GYPSY and WEST SIDE STORY, and of films like THE TURNING POINT, examines his life from his homosexuality to his friendships with some of the key theatre and film artists of the 20th Century. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Rodgers, Richard; Hammerstein, Oscar, 2nd; Logan, Josh SOUTH PACIFIC
New York: Random House, (1949). First edition, second state (lacks Logan's name on copyright page). Illustrated with three production photos reproduced on coated stock. Hardcover. A trifle dust-soiled to edges, a trace of age-darkening to top edge, tiny bump to lower edge, else about near fine; in rubbed, edgeworn pictorial dust jacket; spine panel is significantly darkened, lettering faded, the ends lightly nicked and edgetorn. 
Pulitzer Prize-winning musical adaptation of James Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Tony Awards went to stars Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, Myron McCormick, Juanita Hall, director Logan, and also to the book, the score, the show and Jo Mielziner's set. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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19 Sendak, Maurice; music by Carole King MAURICE SENDAK'S REALLY ROSIE STARRING THE NUTSHELL KIDS
New York/Evanston/San Francisco/London: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1975). 060255374 First edition, first printing: an oblong quarto trade paperback. Trade Paperback. Faint corner crease to front cover, else fine, in illustrated wraps. Scenario, lyrics and pictures by Sendak. The music, included here, is by King. 
In collaboration with King, Sendak combined his THE SIGN ON ROSIE'S DOOR and THE NUTSHELL LIBRARY into a 27-minute CBS musical about the ten-year-old director, producer and star of her Brooklyn block. Expanded and performed off-Broadway in 1980. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 Taylor, John Russell & Jackson, Arthur THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICAL
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1971). 070629536 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Light bumps to lower edges and upper corner tips and a bookstore label to the front free endpaper, else nearly fine; in a like photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows minor edge wear. 
A comprehensive look at the musical film with 1,443 films listed and 275 detailed entries. Many black-and-white and color photographs, indexes of names, songs and titles, selected filmographies and a history of the genre. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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