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1 (Baker, Josephine). Baker, Jean-Claude and Chase, Chris JOSEPHINE: The Hungry Heart
New York: Random House, (1993). 0679409157 / 9780679409151 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. [535] pages. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on a coated-stock insert gallery. Indexed. 
"The 13th member of Josephine's famous Rainbow Tribe of adopted children from all nations and colors--did all the research here (some 2,000 interviews and 3,000 letters), while Chase put his French into better-than-passable English."--Kirkus. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 (Bergman, Ingmar). Cohen, Hubert I. INGMAR BERGMAN: The Art of Confession
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805793127 / 9780805793123 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Thick octavo. 507 pages; notes and references, selected bibliography, filmography, and an index. 
"Examining Bergman's films as confessional art, Hubert Cohen's... biographical-analytical study is a comprehensive and perceptive overview of the Swedish director's oeuve, filled with insights into individual films and the relationship among them." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Brooks, Mel). Crick, Robert Alan THE BIG SCREEN COMEDIES OF MEL BROOKS
Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (2002). 0786410337 / 9780786410330 First edition, first printing. Royal octavo. Hardcover. Mild soiling to page edges, else fine in slick, laminated, color photo-pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as issued. 263 pages. 
Film-by-film critical study of the irrepressible Mel, from 1968's THE PRODUCERS to 1995's DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT. Appendix of Brooks's other work, bibliography, index. Illustrated. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 (Chaplin, Charlie). Gehring, Wes D. CHARLIE CHAPLIN: A Bio-Bibliography
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, (1983). 0313232881 / 9780313232886 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in silver-stamped red cloth; no dust jacket, as issued. 227pp, including index. 
Scholarly illustrated biography of the film legend with comprehensive bibliographical essay and checklist, a chapter on Chaplin's enduring influence and the proliferation of his image ("Chaplinitis"), filmography, checklist of musical compositions. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 (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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6 (Cocteau, Jean). Knapp, Bettina L. JEAN COCTEAU: Updated Edition
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805782397 / 9780805782394 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A study of Cocteau and his avant-garde influence through his poetry, plays, novels, films, and graphic arts. Knapp uses information culled from interviews with Cocteau and her knowledge of his works and life to describe this very original artist. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 (Cole, Nat King). Cole, Maria; with Louie Robinson NAT KING COLE: An Intimate Biography
London and New York: W.H. Allen, 1972. 0491007825 / 9780491007825 First U.K. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Owner's blind-embossed stamp to front free endpaper, else fine, in brown boards with gilt spine-titling; in a lightly edgeworn, very good plus color photo-pictorial dust jacket with several closed tears to rear panel. 
Biography by the wife of the late vocalist, recording artist and screen star whose popularity has never waned. With photographs and discography. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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8 (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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9 (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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10 (Craven, Wes). Robb, Brian J. SCREAMS & NIGHTMARES: The Films of Wes Craven
Woodstock/New York: Overlook Press, (1998). 0879519185 / 9780879519186 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in black boards; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Printed throughout on coated stock; quarto. 191 pages. Illustrated in black-and-white. 
"Through personal interviews, secondary sources, and a wealth of photos, film-idol biographer Robb provides a sometimes worshipful picture of the Ohio-born, Fundamentalist-raised director" of SCREAM and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 (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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12 (Flynn, Errol). Casella, Frank THE GIRLS, ERROL FLYNN AND ME
Alhambra, California: Anthony Press, 1981. 0960685006 / 9780960685004 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Fully illustrated with photographs. 
"Flynn in his many fascinating aspects -- lover, friend, prankster, even introspective loner. He is seen through the eyes of a young American sailor, looking back over the years with insight and renewed wonder."--Barbara Bumford. Scarce memoir. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 (Ford, John). Inaba, Shinpei JOHN FORD: Life Story
(Japan): Media Factory, Inc., (1992). 4889912630 / 9784889912630 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in illustrated glossy boards; in a clear plastic printed dust jacket (lightly rubbed). Small octavo. 
Japanese language biography of the Academy Award-winning director. 135 pages; bibliography, chronological history, and a filmography. Extensively illustrated with stills and photos. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 (Ford, John). Jones, Herbert G. OLD PORTLAND TOWN
Portland, Maine: The Machigonne Press, 1938. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Light wear to the blue cloth covers, faint foxing to the endsheets, tiny area of dampstain to front free endsheet, thus very good plus; no dust jacket. 
Collection of Jones's pieces on Portland, Maine, written primarily for radio broadcast, but here set down by popular demand. SIGNED by the author with an inscription to filmmaker John (Jack) Ford, who was born in Maine and lived in Portland as a child. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 (Hecht, Ben). Fetherling, Doug THE FIVE LIVES OF BEN HECHT
(Toronto, Canada): Lester and Orpen Limited, (1977). 0919630855 / 9780919630857 First edition. Dated in the year of publication and SIGNED by the author to the title-page, with an inscription to producer-director Fletcher Markle. Hardcover. Fine in blue boards stamped in gilt to the spine; frontis-photo of Hecht; in a very faintly rubbed illustrated dust jacket that shows a hint of crimping to spine crown, tiny tear to spine heel. 228 pages; Hecht bibliography, Hecht filmography, index. 
The journalist, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, from his days as a Chicago reporter in the 1920s to his reign as the highest paid scenarist in Hollywood. Laid in: SIGNED note from the author to Markle, thanking him for sharing his memories of Hecht. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 (Hepburn, Katherine). Britton, Andrew KATHERINE HEPBURN: Star as Feminist
New York: Continuum, (1995). 082640801X / 9780826408013 First U.S. edition, first printing. Tall octavo. Hardcover. Remainder stripe to lower page edges, else fine, in black boards with gilt spine titling; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. 
In this scholarly study, Britton proposes a feminist reading of Hepburn's films, arguing that her persona raises problems about class, female sexuality, and women's oppression. 256 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs and film stills. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 (Jolson, Al). Kiner, Larry F., compiler THE AL JOLSON DISCOGRAPHY
Westport, Connecticut/London: Greenwood Press, (1983). 0313239010 / 9780313239014 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in light blue cloth with spine titles gilt; issued without dust jacket. Octavo. 195 pages. Indexes, bibliography, and addenda. Contains many black-and-white illustrations of album covers. 
An updated version of the author's original discography published in the late 40's. Includes chronologically listed recordings (1910-1950) with annotations; indexes of 78 RPM singles, 10" LPs and 12" LPs; motion pictures; radio series; song titles; more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 (Karloff, Boris). Barbour, Alan G.; Marill, Alvin H.; Parish, James Robert KARLOFF
(Kew Gardens, N.Y.): (Cinefax), (1969). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in glossy illustrated stapled wraps featuring a cover drawing of Karloff by Al Kilgore. Quarto. [64] pages. 
An assemblage of portraits and in-scene stills from Boris Karloff's films, with a short two-page introduction and a complete checklist of the motion pictures of Karloff, including his serials, his narrations, his "voiceovers," and his guest "bits." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 (Karloff, Boris). Lindsay, Cynthia DEAR BORIS: The Life of William Henry Pratt a.k.a. Boris Karloff
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. 0394475798 / 9780394475790 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild abrasion and bumping to shelf edges, thus near fine, in gilt-lettered brown cloth shelfback over tomato-red boards, with brown upper-edge tint; in a price-clipped, otherwise fine, photo-pictorial dust jacket. Square octavo. [272] pages; filmography. 
"This chatty biography, written with the cooperation of the late actor's family, is crammed with anecdotes, personal opinions, and warm humor."--LJ. The text is buttressed with 150 photos and a complete filmography. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 (Karloff, Boris). Underwood, Peter KARLOFF: The Life of Boris Karloff
(New York, N.Y.): Drake Publishers, Inc., (1972). 0877492581 / 9780877492580 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Upper spine edge slightly bumped, near fine in terra-cotta boards with gilt spine titles; in a rubbed and slightly edgeworn, very good to near fine, photo-pictorial dust jacket. Frontispiece photo of Karloff. 
Breakthrough biography of the horror icon, illustrated with b&w photos reproduced on coated stock inserts, and with an appendix of the films in which he appeared. 238 pages, indexed. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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