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1 (Brecher, Irving). THE LIFE OF RILEY
Waltham, Mass.: Waverly House, 1949. First edition. Movie Readers Library edition. Dust jacket decorated with multiple stills from the picture. Hardcover. Textblock uniformly age-toned, as expected, else a fine copy in grey textured boards with green spine lettering; in a price-clipped photo-pictorial dust jacket that is lightly edgeworn and rubbed. A superb example of an elusive movie tie-in. 
Extraordinarily scarce novelization of Brecher's screenplay for his film starring William Bendix and Rosemary DeCamp, based, of course, on the hit radio series; twice adapted as a TV sitcom--first with Jackie Gleason and then, memorably, with Bendix. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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2 (Chayefsky, Paddy). Considine, Shaun MAD AS HELL: The Life and Work of Paddy Chayefsky
New York: Random House, (1994). 0679408924 / 9780679408925 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in near fine, faintly age-toned, photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows a hint of fading to the spine panel. Illustrated with photographs. 
Biography of American playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky, the finest writer to emerge from the golden age of television, and the only individual to win three Academy Awards--for MARTY, HOSPITAL, and NETWORK. 426 pages, including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Correll, Charles). Hart, William S. MY LIFE EAST AND WEST
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. First edition. Illustrated with sepia-tone photographs printed on coated stock inserts. Hardcover. Very light edgewear, flecking to top edge coloring, else a quite nice very good plus copy, lacking the dust jacket. Marie Correll has signed her name and address to the front pastedown. 
This copy of the silent star's memoirs SIGNED by Hart, and inscribed "To my dear friends Charlie & Marie / from Bill Hart / 1930 / Hello Andy!" Charlie was Charlie Correll, Andy of radio's legendary AMOS 'N' ANDY, Marie his wife. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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4 Adams, Douglas THE ULTIMATE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE
New York/Avenel, New Jersey: Wings Books, (1996). 0517149257 / 9780517149256 Second printing of this omnibus edition. Hardcover. Text tanned, else fine, in sky-blue boards with gilt spine titling; in a near fine, illustrated dust jacket with minor edge wear. 
Five complete novels: THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY; THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE; LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING; SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH; MOSTLY HARMLESS; plus "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Adams, Douglas THE ULTIMATE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE
New York/Avenel, New Jersey: Wings Books, (1996). 0517149257 / 9780517149256 Reprint of this six story omnibus edition. Hardcover. Text tanned, as usual, else fine, in sky-blue boards with gilt spine titling; in a fine, if lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
Five complete novels: THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY; THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE; LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING; SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH; MOSTLY HARMLESS; plus "Young Zaphod Plays It Safe." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Allman, Kevin HOT SHOT
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1998). 0312168667 / 9780312168667 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"A worthy successor to TIGHT SHOT [Edgar nominated] (1995), Allman's insider view of the seamier side of Hollywood is not only hip and entertaining but also has something serious to say about our insatiable hunger for tabloid thrills."--Stuart Miller. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Baldwin, Faith GIVE LOVE THE AIR
New York/Toronto: Rinehart & Company, Incorporated, (1947). B000H0VVJM First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very close to fine in blueish composition binding; in an about near fine illustrated dust jacket, lightly worn, a bit age-darkened, hint of spine-fading, with a pair of small chips to upper edge of spine panel. 
"Gay and rollicking" tale of a couple whose marriage is on the rocks but who must portray a loving and devoted husband and wife on a radio program. SIGNED by the author with an inscription to noted radio producer and soap opera creator Ted Corday. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 Bruce, Lenny HOW TO TALK DIRTY AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE: An Autobiography
(Chicago, Illinois): Playboy Press, (1965). B0006BN9AG First edition, first printing. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. Hardcover. Diagonal crease to rear free pastedown, else fine, in black cloth with silver lettering; in a price-clipped dust jacket with some wear at the spine ends and corner tips, a few short creased edge tears. 
Unabashed memoir by the influential comic, whose work was "a dissent from a world gone mad."--Ralph Gleason. "For anyone who wants to understand our comedy and culture, HOW TO TALK DIRTY AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE is well worth reading."--Michael Gerber. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9 Burns, George; written with David Fisher ALL MY BEST FRIENDS
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1989). 0399134832 / 9780399134838 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine color photo-pictorial dust jacket. 320 pages; illustrated with photographs. 
ALL MY BEST FRIENDS is the history of modern show business as the late comedian George Burns lived it. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author (George Burns) to the half-title page. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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10 Carroll, Carroll NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS: Or My Life with J. Walter Thompson (Confessions of a Renegade Radio Writer)
New York: Cowles Book Company, Inc., (1970). 0402120396 / 9780402120391 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Some faint damp-spotting to fore-edge, thus near fine, in maroon cloth with silver spine lettering; in a very good, age-toned, edgeworn dust jacket, showing some mild nicking and creasing. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Memoir by the veteran radio comedy writer who worked with all the broadcast giants, including Crosby, Sinatra, Jolson, Cantor, Field, Lahr, Bergen, Hope, Burns and Allen and more. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 Director, Roger A PLACE TO FALL
New York: Villard, (1996). 0679447873 / 9780679447870 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"A writhing snake pit of venal egos sits at the center of America's biggest cultural empire--network television. Director knows the snakes and the snake handlers and delivers the whole venomous mess in a sharply written, hilarious tale."--Eric Bogosian. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Dunning, John TWO O'CLOCK, EASTERN WARTIME
New York: Scribner, (2001). 0743201957 / 9780743201957 First edition, first printing: Uncorrected Proof/Special Advance Reader's Copy. Dated and SIGNED by the author in the year of publication. Proof. Fine in photo-pictorial wraps. 
The author of TUNE INTO YESTERDAY and ON THE AIR: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio turns to the world of World War II era radio for this mystery of two on-air personalities searching for a missing man. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Ellison, Harlan STALKING THE NIGHTMARE
Huntington Woods, Michigan: Phantasia Press, (1982). 0932096166 / 9780932096166 Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine, illustrated dust jacket with artwork by Jane Mackenzie. 
Collection of Ellison tales and essays, with a foreword by Stephen King. Among the selections is "a wickedly anecdotal history of the ill-starred TV series, THE STARLOST he created for NBC, 'Somehow, I Don't Think We're in Kansas Anymore, Toto."' 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Erickson, Hal SYNDICATED TELEVISION: The First Forty Years, 1947-1987
Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (1989). 0899504108 / 9780899504100 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. From the collection of Jack Haley, Jr., with his private library pocket neatly affixed to front free endsheet; otherwise, a fine copy in green, gilt-stamped cloth; no dust jacket, as issued. 
The story of the first forty years of first-run TV syndication, from 1947's PUBLIC PROSECUTOR to 1987's STAR TREK: The Next Generation. Broken down by decade and by genre. Bibliography and index. 418 pages. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15 Fitzhugh, Bill RADIO ACTIVITY
(New York, N.Y.): William Morrow/HarperCollinsPublishers, (2004). 0380977591 / 9780380977598 First edition, first printing. Dated and SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. Artwork by Bill Mayer. 
"Fast, funny, fabulous. This is Fitzhugh's finest--and that's saying a lot!"--Jill Conner Browne. The author of PEST CONTROL and CROSS DRESSING inaugurates his first series character, FM rock radio DJ and amateur sleuth, Rick Shannon. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Flagg, Fannie WELCOME TO THE WORLD, BABY GIRL!
New York: Random House, (1998). 0679426140 / 9780679426141 First edition, fourth printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A comic drama by the award-winning author of FRIED GREEN TOMATOES that centers its tale around Dena Nordstrom's ambitious rise to fame in 1970s television and the cast of eclectic characters in the small town where she lives. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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17 Frost, David THE AMERICANS
New York: Stein and Day/Publishers, (1970). 0812813340 / 9780812813340 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild crimp to spine heel, else about fine; in a near fine, somewhat age-darkened photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Frostean interviews with a gaggle of famous Yanks, from Capote, Carson, Welles, and Armstrong to Nader, Goldwater, and Agnew. Inscribed, SIGNED twice by author Frost, and additionally SIGNED by Diahann Carroll, who left Frost at the altar! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 Goldberg, Lee BEYOND THE BEYOND
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1997). 0312150644 / 9780312150648 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. SIGNED by the author. 
"A dark, comic thriller about television."--Dean Hargrove. "A full-tilt Hummer romp through TV's plaster garden of egos and icons."--Richard Barre. "Uproariously funny, equal parts Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiassen, and wicked TV satire."--Joyce Burditt. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 Goldberg, Lee BEYOND THE BEYOND
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1997). 0312150644 / 9780312150648 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"If Carl Hiassen crossed with Dave Barry is your idea of an optimum hybrid, buy BEYOND THE BEYOND."--Jeremiah Healy. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the half-title page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Handley, Alan KISS YOUR ELBOW
Washington Square/Philadelphia: David McKay Company, (1948). B0006ARM7I First edition, first printing. An Armchair Mystery. Hardcover. Fine, in textured tan composition binding with blue publisher's emblem to front, reversed lettering against blue panels and russet circles to spine; in an about near fine price-clipped dust jacket, with nicking to spine ends, mild fading to spine panel. 
Only mystery from the actor and radio director is set against a show business backdrop. Also published as TERROR IN TIMES SQUARE. Clever jacket art shows a mask of comedy juxtaposed against a skull! 
Price: 20.00 USD
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