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1 (Chandler, Raymond). Gross, Miriam, edited by THE WORLD OF RAYMOND CHANDLER
New York: A & W Publishers, Inc., (1978). 0894790161 / 9780894790164 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as new; in a fine, as new, publisher price-clipped dust jacket with the new price sticker added. 
Essential examination of Chandler's oeuvre by critics, colleagues and collaborators. Illustrated with dozens of photographs printed on glossy stock. Introduction by Patricia Highsmith. Contributors include Billy Wilder, John Houseman, Julian Symons. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 (Fitzgerald, F. Scott). Graham, Sheila and Frank, Gerald BELOVED INFIDEL: The Education of a Woman
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1958). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very faint crease to spine, mild spine slant, small patch of pale stain to page 244, a very good plus copy; in a price-clipped dust jacket that shows some mild rubbing, faint age-toning. 
The Hollywood columnist's candid and revealing memoir, highlighting her romance with F. Scott Fitzgerald near the end of his life. Illustrated with photos printed on coated stock inserts. Filmed in 1959 with Gregory Peck and Deborah Kerr. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 (Haggard, H. Rider). KING SOLOMON'S MINES: The Book of the Film
London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, [1950]. First edition. Hardcover. Some light wear and tiny areas of abrasion to the extremities, a few tiny dots of stain within, a tiny area of sticker pull to front cover, else a near fine copy in cloth-backed, color photo-pictorial boards. 
Oversized movie tie-in issue with 80 photo-illustrations (8 in color) and novelized text from the MGM Technicolor film based on Haggard's novel. Sensational edition with terrific stills of stars Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger and Richard Carlson. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 (Kaufman, George S.) Mason, Jeffrey D. WISECRACKS: The Farces of George S. Kaufman
Ann Arbor,MI: UMI Research Press, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Critical analysis of one of Broadway's most successful comic muses, author of the classic and perpetually-in-revival YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, as well as gag-writer for the Marx Bros. Appendices, index, production photos. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 (Roland, Gilbert). Ackroyd, Peter THE LAST TESTAMENT OF OSCAR WILDE
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, (1983). 0060151870 / 9780060151874 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tiny dots of stain to fore-edge, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Fictional life of Wilde by the highly regarded biographer and novelist. This copy from film star Gilbert Roland's library, SIGNED by Roland to the pastedown, bearing his blind stamp to the free endsheet, and with a gift note SIGNED by Ann Warner laid in. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 (Sennett, Mack). Fowler, Gene FATHER GOOSE: The Story of Mack Sennett
New York: Covici Friede Publishers, (1934). First edition, first printing. Actor Jean Hersholt's copy, with his SIGNED bookplate to pastedown. Hardcover. A hint of fading to spine, else fine, fresh, a superb example; in a very good dust jacket, showing age darkening to the spine panel, light wear and nicking, some separation and an interior chip at rear spine fold. 
Laid in is a 20th Century Fox preview card, whimsically filled out and SIGNED by author Fowler, who pretends to be reviewing an imaginary film called THE GREAT DANE starring Hersholt (who was born in Denmark). Splendid and funny (!) association copy. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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7 (Sennett, Mack). Fowler, Gene FATHER GOOSE: The Story of Mack Sennett
New York: Covici Friede Publishers, (1934). First edition, first printing. Director John Ford's copy with an original full-page pencil drawing of an unknown character by Ford. Hardcover. Age-toning to the spine, splashes of coffee to the margins of some pages, minor shelfwear, else very good; lacking the dust jacket. Octavo. 407 pages. Illustrated with photographs. 
A dated (Oct. 24, 1934) inscription to the front endpaper reads, "For Jack Ford from his "fraud", SIGNED in an unknown hand "John...." We are unable to decipher the signature. This is one of many books we acquired from John Ford's estate. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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8 (Skelton, Red). Marx, Arthur RED SKELTON
New York: E.P. Dutton, (1979). 052518953X / 9780525189534 First edition, first printing. Author SIGNED, with salutation to actor Vic [Tayback] to the front free endpaper! Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the front panel and title-page adorned with b&w illustration of Skelton. Octavo. 326 pages; indexed. Illustrated with photographs. 
An unauthorized biography of the star of stage, film, and television whose career spanned more than fifty years. Mr. Marx describes the tragic private life of this clown, with behind-the-scenes insights from co-workers from the golden age of Hollywood. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 (Stewart, James). Quirk, Lawrence J. JAMES STEWART: Behind the Scenes of a Wonderful Life
New York/London: Applause, (1997). 155783329X / 9781557833297 First edition, first printing: Advance Reading Copy. Trade paperback. Fine in color illustrated wraps. 
"Prolific celebrity biographer Quirk has done a good job of chronicling Stewart's life, and his discussion of Stewart's films is especially good."--LJ. 342 pages, including index. Illustrated. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 (Tracy, Spencer). Davidson, Bill SPENCER TRACY: Tragic Idol
New York: E.P. Dutton, (1987) 0525246312 / 9780525246312 First U.S. edition. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the front free endpaper. Hardcover. Near fine, in a dust jacket with photos of Tracy, color to front and black-and-white to rear panel. Illustrated with eight pages of b&w photos. 
A biography of the Hollywood star, which explores his long-term relationship with Katherine Hepburn, and exposes the darker side of his life, including bouts with depression, drinking, and a legendary temper. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 (Wasserman, Lew). Bruck, Connie WHEN HOLLYWOOD HAD A KING: The Reign of Lew Wasserman, Who Leveraged Talent into Power and Influence
New York: Random House, (2003). 0375501681 / 9780375501685 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 512 pages; source notes, index. 
A biography about the man who began humbly as a movie-theater usher and eventually became the president of MCA. Wasserman revolutionized Hollywood and played a great part in transforming the entertainment business into what it is today. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 (Wilder, Billy). Crowe, Cameron CONVERSATIONS WITH WILDER
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. 0375406603 / 9780375406607 Second printing. Quarto. Hardcover. Fine, in black cloth over black boards, illustrated endsheets, printed on coated stock; in illustrated dust jacket with tiny, insignificant crease to lower edge of front panel. This copy inscribed and SIGNED by Crowe to the double-spread title-page. 
Smartly designed, lavishly illustrated with over 650 photos in glorious black-and-white (many never before published), this is a marvelous record of writer/director Crowe's historic interviews with the legendary Hollywood filmmaker. Essential. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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13 (Zukor, Adolph). Irwin, Will THE HOUSE THAT SHADOWS BUILT
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus, with some very faint damp staining to bottom edge of a few preliminary pages; lacking dust jacket. 
The classic biography of the pioneering movie magnate. INSCRIBED, SIGNED and dated by Zukor on the half-title to Scotty Fox. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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14 Astor, Mary A PLACE CALLED SATURDAY
New York: Delacorte Press, (1968). B0006BVDI6 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A whisper of use, else fine, in gilt-stamped black cloth shelfback over bright yellow boards with orange sun vignette; in an age-toned, worn, edge-torn, lightly soiled very good dust jacket, with some fading to spine panel. 
Emotionally charged novel of a woman who is raped and refuses, despite the entreaties of her husband, to have an abortion. By the exquisitely beautiful and divinely talented Hollywood actress. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Bacarr, Jina and Cohen, Ellis AVENUE OF THE STARS
New York: Dutton, (1990). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Japanese takeover a major Hollywood studio. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Balio, Tino, General Editor WISCONSIN/WARNER BROS SCREENPLAY SERIES: All 20 titles issued
(Madison, Wisconsin): Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research/University Wisconsin Press, (1979-1984). First editions first printings. Though more were announced, this lot includes all 20 Warners screenplays issued in hardcover in this superb series. Hardcover. Bookplate of author Art Ronnie to front endpaper of all volumes, else all volumes near fine-fine, in like dust jackets. ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD; AIR FORCE; DARK VICTORY; 42nd STREET; GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933; GREEN PASTURES; HIGH SIERRA; JAZZ SINGER; 
I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG; LITTLE CAESAR; MILDRED PIERCE; MISSION TO MOSCOW; MYSTERY OF THE WAXZ MUSEUM; NOW, VOYAGER; PUBLIC ENEMY; SEA HAWK; TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT; TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE; WHITE HEAT; YANKEE DOODLE DANDY. Scarce! 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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17 Barker, Clive THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW: the First Book of the Art
New York: Harper & Row Publishers, (1989). 0060162767 / 9780060162764 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a pictorial dust jacket with creepy wraparound holographic artwork by Kirk Reinert. 
"Succintly put, it's about Hollywood, sex, and Armageddon."--Clive Barker. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Barrett, Wilson THE SIGN OF THE CROSS
New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, [1932]. A photoplay reissue. Endpapers decorated with a collage of stills from the film adaptation. Hardcover. Previous owner's discreet inscription to pastedown, else near fine in pictorial dust jacket with a number of short tears repaired with tape to the reverse of jacket; some rubbing, wear to the edges and spine folds, light creasing and nicking. 
The turn-of-the century novel reprinted as a movie tie-in to coincide with Cecil B. DeMille's lavish Paramount production of the "gripping romance of ancient Rome." The picture starred Fredric March, Claudette Colbert and Charles Laughton (as Nero!) 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Barth, Lewis M. and Nussbaum, editors MAX NUSSBAUM: FROM BERLIN TO HOLLYWOOD: A Mid-Century Vision of Jewish Life
Malibu, California: Joseph Simon/Pangloss Press, (1994). 0934710309 / 9780934710305 First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in glossy blue cloth with a grape tree illustration in gilt to the front cover and gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 328 pages; select bibliography; and an index. 
A selection of speeches, writings and sermons by the passion-provoking Rabbi who began his career in Berlin in 1934, just after Hitler became Chancellor. Nussbaum heightened his influence by blazing a trail for American Jews from a pulpit in Hollywood. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Baxt, George THE MAE WEST MURDER CASE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1993). 0312098642 / 9780312098643 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in very lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
"The year is 1936, and Mae West has all of Hollywood wrapped around her little finger: a place many a man would kill to be. The legendary screen siren has, however, one critic... who is knocking off Mae West impersonators along his way to the real thing." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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