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1 (Bartel, Paul). Deitch, Kim EATING RAOUL
(New York): (Mercury Film Dist., Inc.), (1982). First edition. This copy has been SIGNED by Paul Bartel to the top verso of the front cover. Cheap paper tanning, mild creases and wear to the covers, else a near fine copy in colorful stapled wraps. 
Comic book rendition by Kim Deitch of Paul Bartel's black comedy cult film, adapted from the screenplay by Paul Bartel and Dick Blackburn, with art by Kim Deitch, Carol Lay, Warren Greenwood, Rich Chaidlaw and Shawn Kerri. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 (Ford, John). O' Flaherty, Liam FAMINE
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937. First edition. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the front endpaper: ''To Brother Wingate from Brother Liam.'' Hardcover. Good copy only: top page edges display some damp spotting, covers also show some staining, and the upper and lower spine ends have chipped and appear worn, corner tips worn; lacking the dust jacket. 
An association copy of some merit inscribed to Wingate Smith, film director John Ford's brother-in-law, drinking partner, assistant director, and "First Sargeant" of the John Ford stock company. This book was dedicated to John Ford. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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3 (Welles, Orson). Cowie, Peter A RIBBON OF DREAMS: The Cinema of Orson Welles
South Brunswick and New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, (1973). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in purple cloth with gilt spine titles; a near fine dust jacket with very light wear and soiling to extremities, mild rubbing to spine, and tiny closed edge tears. An attractive copy. 
Over 100 photos in b&w. This is an exciting analysis of all the director's films, from CITIZEN KANE and THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS to THE IMMORTAL STORY, pointing out his cinematic style, the inventiveness of his technique and his own charisma on screen. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Ballin, Hugo THE WOMAN AT THE DOOR
Hollywood, California: David Graham Fisher/Authors Publishing Corp., 1925. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Owner's name and address to pastedown, name and date to half-title and to dedication page, hint of dust-soiling to upper page edges, else fine, in gilt-lettered blue cloth; in a lightly edge-worn, mildly soiled dust jacket nicked at the spine crown. 
Inspirational novel of a young woman pursuing a theatrical career; by the painter, theatre producer and film director, whose murals appear in the Wilshire Temple, the Los Angeles Times Building, LA City Hall Council Chambers, and the Griffith Observatory. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Sjoman, Vilgot I WAS CURIOUS: Diary of the Making of a Film
New York: Grove Press Inc., (1968). First edition. Hardcover. Mild dust soiling to the page edges, else a near fine copy in a lightly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with stills from the film and on-set candids. 
Kaleidoscopic chronicle by Swedish filmmaker Vilgot Sjoman of the making of his groundbreaking, sexually explicit, and controversial film (initially banned in the U.S.), I WAS CURIOUS--YELLOW. SIGNED and dated by Sjoman to the front free endpaper. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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6 Welles, Orson; with Kodar, Oja THE BIG BRASS RING: An Original Screenplay
Santa Barbara: Santa Teresa Press, 1987. 0944166016 / 9780944166017 First edition. Limited to 1000 copies. Preface by James Pepper and afterword by Jonathan Rosenbaum. Hardcover. Fine in teal colored linen with spine titles gilt; in a fine dust jacket. 
Originally conceived in part as a companion piece to CITIZEN KANE, THE BIG BRASS RING--an original screenplay by Orson Welles, written three years before his death--reveals Welles's brilliance as a writer. SIGNED by James Pepper to the title-page. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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