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1 (Chekhov, Anton). Logan, Joshua THE WISTERIA TREES
New York: Random House, (1950). First edition. Hardcover. Lightly faded cover edges, and mildly bumped lower corners, else near fine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with price shadow to front flap, wear, nicks, creases, and tiny tears to the edges, and chipping to the upper rear panel. Production credits. 
Frontispiece, title-page, two additional b&w production photos by Vandamm. Logan reworks Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, setting it in a Louisiana plantation. The play premiered in NY in 1950, in a production directed by Logan and starring Helen Hayes. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 (Kelly, George). Hirsch, Foster GEORGE KELLY
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1975). 0805771581 / 9780805771589 First edition. Twayne USAS #259. Hardcover. A near fine copy in blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration; no dust jacket. 138 pages, frontispiece photograph of Kelly, chronology, notes and references, selected bibliography, index. 
A volume in the Twayne United States Authors Series. The biography of the vaudeville actor and author of the plays THE TORCH-BEARERS and the Pulitzer Prize-winning CRAIG'S WIFE. Hirsch examines the plays to reveal the progression of the popular writer. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Merrick, David). Kissel, Howard DAVID MERRICK: The Abominable Showman, the Unauthorized Biography
New York: Applause, (1993). 1557831726 / 9781557831729 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Kissel, chief theater critic for the New York Daily News, investigates the producer of such Broadway successes as GYPSY, HELLO, DOLLY, and 42ND STREET, and reveals an eccentric genius who has worked and feuded with the stage's biggest stars. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 (Simon, Neil). McGovern, Edythe NOT-SO-SIMPLE SIMON: A CRITICAL STUDY
(Van Nuys, California): (Perrivale Press), (1978). 0912288116 / 9780912288116 First edition: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Hint of a spine crease, a whisper of wear, else a fine, virtually unread copy in illustrated wraps. With an introduction by Simon. Indexed. 
Very early, serious (McGovern invokes Aristotle and Artaud in the first paragraph!) study of the record-breaking hitmeister's first dozen Broadway plays, augmented with production credits, photos and Hirschfeld caricatures. Scarce! 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Goulart, Ron GROUCHO MARX AND THE BROADWAY MURDERS
New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, (2001). 0312265980 / 9780312265984 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket with Hirschfeldian portrait of Groucho by Hal Just. 
Slouching sleuth Groucho Marx agrees to star in a Broadway play and he and his writer Frank Denby board an eastbound train only to bump into murder and mayhem at every stop; the fourth in the cheeky comic mystery series. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Kerr, Jean LUNCH HOUR
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., (1981). Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine in an age-toned illustrated dust jacket. Jacket by Bob Korn. Production credits, list of characters, four production photographs. 
A comedy set on Long Island, that premiered on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theater, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Sam Waterston and Gilda Radner. Kerr is the wife of critic Walter Kerr, and the author of PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Krasna, Norman JOHN LOVES MARY
New York: Dramatists Play Services, Inc. (1947). First edition. Hardcover. Utterly pristine, fresh, bright, fine copy in clay-colored cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; in undecorated printed dust jacket that shows very mild age-toning and edgewear, and a tiny patch of dampstain to spine tail. 
Tom Ewell and Nina Foch starred in the original Josh Logan-helmed Broadway production--which ran for 423 performances. Ronald Reagan and Patricia Neal appeared in the 1949 film, adapted by Henry and Phoebe Ephron, parents to writers Delia, Amy and Nora! 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8 Laurents, Arthur ORIGINAL STORY BY: A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. 0375400559 / 9780375400551 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A memoir by the author of Broadway musicals including GYPSY and WEST SIDE STORY, and of films like THE TURNING POINT, examines his life from his homosexuality to his friendships with some of the key theatre and film artists of the 20th Century. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Lindsay, Howard & Crouse, Russel THE GREAT SEBASTIANS: A Melodramatic Comedy
New York: Random House, (1956). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine, with paste-on inset production photo to front cover; in a dust jacket with tanning to the spine panel, and very minor wear to the shelf edges. Production credits, frontispiece and two additional production photos. 
Lindsay and Crouse wrote LIFE WITH FATHER, the Pulitzer Prize-winning STATE OF THE UNION, and the books for ANYTHING GOES and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. The premiere of this comedy was in 1956 at the Anta Theatre, starring Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 O'Brien, Liam THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER
New York: Random House, (1954). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine, with b&w production photo to the cover; in an illustrated dust jacket with mild wear to the edges, and a tiny closed edge tear to the upper front panel. Double-spread frontispiece and title-page b&w photo, two additional b&w production photos. 
A comedy in three acts that opened at the Coronet Theatre in New York with Burgess Meredith in the title role. O'Brien wrote the screenplay HERE COMES THE GROOM, directed by Frank Capra, and produced the television shows "Police Story" and "Miami Vice." 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Osbourne, Richard BORN ON BROADWAY
Burlingame, California: Bock Publishing, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in blue cloth, in a shelf-worn, rubbed, and nicked illustrated dust jacket. 
Osbourne chronicles his life from the early days of summer stock waiting for that "lucky break" to being in Miami during the Cuban missile crisis, and includes tales of stars like Lauren Bacall, Jack Benny and Kirk Douglas. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Simon, Neil THE STAR-SPANGLED GIRL
New York: Random House, (1967). First edition. With production photos featuring original stars Anthony Perkins, Connie Stevens and Richard Benjamin. Hardcover. Tiny bump to upper front cover edge, else near fine in cloth-backed boards; in dust jacket that shows mild edgewear and rubbing, a miniscule grease mark, faint age-toning, a few tiny nicks and very short closed edge tears with attendant light creasing. 
Simon was just beginning to hit his astonishing pace when this smash hit comedy joined BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, ODD COUPLE, and SWEET CHARITY, all running on Broadway at the same time! Uncommon in the first. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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