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1 (Lacy, Ed). Zinberg, Len WHAT D'YA KNOW FOR SURE
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1947. B0007ENL8C First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Minor creasing to the spine, mild soiling to the covers, bookseller's name and address faintly stamped to the lower front pastedown, else about near fine, in beige cloth with green spine titles; lacking the dust jacket. 
A "tough and tender novel of Hollywood" by the author best known for the pseudonymous Touissaint Moore mystery series which he wrote as "Ed Lacy." As Lacy, Zinberg won an Edgar for ROOM TO SWING (1957). Jacket by Bill English. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Abbott, Megan THE SONG IS YOU
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Simon & Schuster, (2007). 0743291719 / 9780743291712 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The Edgar Award-finalist uses a less-celebrated real-life crime, the disappearance of actress Jean Spangler from Los Angeles in 1949, as her hook to spin a downbeat tale about a journalist-turned-studio-flack, Gil "Hop" Hopkins. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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REMEMBER VALERIE MARCH, Albert, Katherine
3 Albert, Katherine REMEMBER VALERIE MARCH
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1939). B0006AOJFG First edition, first printing. Mauve cloth with black lettering against cream title ovals to front and spine, grey-black upper page edge tint; jacket. Hardcover. Fine, a beautiful, fresh, virtually as-new example; in a very good jacket, rubbed and with some separation at the folds, a bit darkened, nicked at spine ends. Publisher's response card laid in. 
Albert was "a minor Hollywood actress who was obviously well acquainted with the local scene."--Anthony Slide. "A good reflection of an unrestrained element in Hollywood life."--R.G. Doyle, quoted in Slide. Scarce Hollywood novel! 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 Albert, Katherine REMEMBER VALERIE MARCH
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1939). B0006AOJFG First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good only: spine cocked, fading and soiling to spine; offsetting to inner margin of first few leaves and to endsheets; lacking dust jacket. 
"Director Conrad Powers recalls the title character actress whom he helped raise to stardom and then destroyed."--Anthony Slide. Inscribed and SIGNED by the actress/author; Albert also co-wrote the screenplay for Bette Davis's THE STAR. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 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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6 Bagshawe, Tilly ADORED
Boston and New York: Warner Books, (2005). 0446576883 / 9780446576888 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Bagshawe delivers an unabashedly glitzy first novel...This guiltiest of pleasures is a racy scandalous, tryst-filled romp that chronicles a highly dysfunctional Hollywood family. A modern-day...page-turning sexfest...unapologetically glamorous."--E.W. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7 Barker, Clive COLDHEART CANYON
(New York, N.Y.): HarperCollinsPublishers, (2001). 0060182970 / 9780060182977 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A savage, poignant ghost story set in Hollywood. "Acclaimed horror writer Clive Barker takes us to the dirty secret of ageless sexual power and half-understood contracts with evil that lies at the heart of Hollywood."--Roz Caveney. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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8 Barker, Clive COLDHEART CANYON
(New York, N.Y.): HarperCollinsPublishers, (2001). 0060182970 / 9780060182977 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in a photo-pictorial dust jacket that is mildly crimped at the spine crown and shows a very very short closed tear to the upper rear panel. 
"Mingling an insider's view of modern Hollywood with a wild streak of visionary fantasy, COLDHEART CANYON is a book without parallel: an irresistible and unmerciful picture of Hollywood and its demons." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Barker, Clive COLDHEART CANYON
(New York, N.Y.): HarperCollinsPublishers, (2001). 0060182970 / 9780060182977 First U.S. edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in textured black over slate-gray boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. (No remainder mark). 
Barker's Hollywood ghost story. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Baxt, George THE BETTE DAVIS MURDER CASE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1994). 0312109393 / 9780312109394 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine, virtually as-new, in a very mildly edgeworn, very nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket art by Honi Werner. 
"Baxt does a mean Bette Davis, and the rest of the gang has silver-screen quality as well. Fans of Christie's cozy mysteries are the logical audience for this meeting of sweet Agatha and tough Bette."--Ilene Cooper. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Baxt, George THE TALKING PICTURES MURDER CASE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1990). 0312050437 / 9780312050436 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket showing the customary St. Martin's mild rubbing and light edgewear. 
"'My God,' said Norma Shearer to her husband, Irving Thalberg, 'this is Nineteen twenty-nine. You'd think we'd be civilized by now."' So it goes, in this cheeky Hollywood mystery about the transition to the talkies, from the quite civilized Mr. Baxt. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Bellak, George COME JERICHO
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1981. 0688001254 / 9780688001254 Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"A stunning portrait of the new breed of Hollywood genius...Action as fast as the camera's eye...riveting...revealing. I couldn't put it down."--Fred Mustard Stewart. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 Berg, Adam W. THE TWISTED WAY
New York: Carlyle, (1979). 0503070416 / 9780503070410 First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Mass market paperback. Fine, a bright, fresh, as-new, unread copy; in illustrated wraps. 
"Fame, burning passion and love painfully entwine three lovers gripped by Hollywood's spell." Scarce Hollywood novel. Issued as a paperback original. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Blatty, William Peter DEMONS FIVE, EXORCISTS NOTHING: A Fable
New York: Donald I. Fine Books, (1996). 1556115016 / 9781556115011 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Minor bumping to lower corner tips, else fine, as-new, in a fine, pictorial dust jacket. 
An allegorical farce about contemporary movie-making that chronicles the descent of an acclaimed screenwriter; by the Academy Award-winning screenwriter and bestselling author of THE EXORCIST. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Bloch, Jon P. MURDER BY DESIGN
New York: St. Martin's Minotaur, (2004). 0312313128 / 9780312313128 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Second mystery featuring gay Hollywood gossip columnist Rick Domino, who must solve the murder of a consulting designer for a popular cable TV show, with the assistance of Terry Zane, a sweet but savagely unstylish police detective. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Bochco, Steven DEATH BY HOLLYWOOD
New York: Random House, (2003). 1400061563 / 9781400061563 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Debut novel by the co-creater of HILL STREET BLUES, L.A. LAW, and NYPD BLUE. Down-on-his-luck screenwriter Bobby Newman tries to turn a brutal murder into his next movie payday. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Bogarde, Dirk WEST OF SUNSET
(London): Allen Lane, (1984). 071391632X / 9780713916324 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages mildly age-toned, as expected, else very nearly fine, in hot-pink boards with gilt spine lettering; in a fine, if faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket, with artwork by the author. 
Hugo Arlington, a celebrated young writer, had come from England to Los Angeles to research his latest book. He is killed in a tragic road accident. Or was it a deliberate act of suicide? By the gifted actor/author. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Brenner, Leslie GREETINGS FROM THE GOLDEN STATE
New York: Henry Holt and Company, (2001). 0805065644 / 9780805065640 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
The author's clever debut novel has a quirky ancedotal style that follows the exploits of the dysfunctionally funny Kelbow family of Hollywood, from the election of JFK through the Bush administration. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 Cameron, Sue HONEY DUST
(New York, N.Y.): Warner Books/A Time Warner Company, (1993). 0446515132 / 9780446515139 Second printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
"Cameron, former columnist for the Hollywood Reporter...makes her fiction debut with a saga about three generations of Hollywood women."--PW. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Cameron, Sue LOVE, SEX, AND MURDER
(New York, NY): Warner Books/A Time Warner Company, (1996). 0446518522 / 9780446518529 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very close to fine, in a like illustrated dust jacket. 
"Cameron comes on like Jackie Collins on smart drugs in this glitzy slice of California sleaze. The murder of the title arrives first, when Nikki Easterly, six, finds her celebrated actress mother bound to the bedposts, dead."--PW. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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