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Image for MEXICAN HOUSES a book of photographs & measured drawings - 1st ed., signed by Oscar-winning set designer

MEXICAN HOUSES a book of photographs & measured drawings - 1st ed., signed by Oscar-winning set designer

By: GARRISON,RICHARD AND GEORGE W RUSTAY

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Architectural Book Publishing: 1930

Edition: 1st edition

Inscription: Signed by Oscar-winning set designer Walter Scott

Seller ID: k200312b

Condition: Good


1st ed, folio, black cloth, gilt titles. Xv [3] 173 pp. A look at the architecture and landscape architecture of early Mexico. From 1925-1929, Garrison and Rustay set out to record a select number of examples of the 'minor domestic architecture' of Mexico. They recorded a limited number of individual buildings through a mixed presentation of photographs, perspective and measured drawings, elevations, floor plans and details to produce a highly useful tool for architects designing Hispanic buildings. Profuse photographic plates, line drawings, and plans. While the book is still in print, the fi... View more info

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American Cinematographer - 50th Anniversary Issue, January 1969

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, American Cinematographer Magazine: 1969

Seller ID: 1301


Small 4to, embossed hardcover. Presentation copy from film editor Herb A. Lightman to the Watts Training Center. Very good. View more info

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The Temptation Of Don Volpi [Inscribed Association Copy]

By: Alfred Hayes

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Atheneum, New York: 1960

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190126s

Condition: Fine


8vo, ¼ cloth, maroon boards. Stated First Edition. Alfred Hayes was a British-born screenwriter, television writer, and novelist. He wrote the screenplays for Clash by Night [ Fritz Lang], Island in the Sun, and was a co-writer on Roberto Rossellini's Paisan in 1946 for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He received another nomination for the film Teresa in 1951. In television he wrote for the Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Mannix, Logan’sRun, and Nero Wolfe. This copy is inscribed on the front end paper to Hollywood film producer/director Jerry Wald. “It isn’t any shorter than ’... View more info

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Los Angeles A.R.P.U., 1940

Program Book: American Racing Pigeon Union Convention, Los Angeles 1940 Los Angeles A.R.P.U., 1940

By: American Racing Pigeon Union

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, ARPU: 1940

Seller ID: k180315d

Condition: Near fine.


4to, blue and silver embossed boards. 116 p. Progam book for the 1940 ARPU [American Pigeon Racing Union] held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Many advertisements, including welcomes from Hollywood stars and LA politicians. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos. Near fine copy with moderate rubbing to back cover. Front cover a delight to behold. A two page advertisement features a scene from Edward G. Robinson’s “A Dispatch from Reuters”, where racing pigeons were used to establish the world’s first news agency. Many of the other advertisements are messages from Warner Brothers ... View more info

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Complete Set of Five 1970 MGM Studio Auction Catalogs

By: David Weisz Co./MGM Studios

Price: $650.00

Publisher: David Weisz Co./MGM Studios: 1970

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k200111g

Condition: Very good


“A treasure of motion picture memorabilia.” A complete set of five David Weisz Co./MGM auction catalogs. Quarto, stapled wrappers, 8-1/2”x11”, 50-225 pp. each. The MGM auction was the most famous and legendary sale in the history of Hollywood memorabilia, and took place over thirty-two sessions beginning Sunday, May 3, 1970. The five catalogs include “Miniatures, Weaponry, Vintage Cars”; “Star Wardrobe”, as well as three volumes of general furniture and set pieces. This auction was a watershed moment for film scholars and collectors. MGM sold the contents of seven sound stages,... View more info

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They All Sang

By: Edward B. Marks

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Viking Press: 1935

Seller ID: 081507


3rd printing (1935) but warmly inscribed by author Edward Marks to Hollywood writer/producer Jerry Wald on the birth of Wald's son. Walk wrote and produced several classic films, including the musical Stars Over Broadway and the Bogart classics Dark Passage and Key Largo. The inscription is on the front free endpaper and is dated 1942. The book itself is in fine condition except for some yellowing on the front and rear-paste-downs where the dust wrapper flaps rested against the book. The dust jacket is present but is yellowed at the back and has about a dozen chips and tears along the edges. View more info

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Film treatment -- Giant Woman: An Original Story Idea [Attack of the 50-ft Woman]

By: George Beck, Russell Birdwell

Price: $350.00

Publisher: 1957

Seller ID: k190126m


8-1/2x1, typed carbon, yellow paper. 12 looseleaf sheets in three post paper folder with typed titles; dated May 28, 1957. Completely different from the 1958 film Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, but you have to wonder whether it gave someone at the studio the brilliant idea. “Think of Esther Williams; now think of Anita Ekberg. Think of them both -- physically. Then after turning them both slowly over [in your mind, of course] dwell on the most luscious attributes lavished on each by a bountiful Nature. …Take that result and multiply IT by about twenty. Now you have Gigante. She’s something... View more info

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Krazy Kat (Inscribed.)

By: Herriman, George.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY:, Henry Holt & Co.: 1946.

Edition: 1st. ed.

Seller ID: A0005

Condition: Very good;


The first comprehensive anthology of Herriman's classic comic strip. Introduction by e.e. Cummings. This copy is inscribed inside the front cover with several original pen and ink drawings and cartoons by Kelly Kimball, daughter of Walt Disney animator Ward Kimball, and two friends Greg & Larry who have appropriated the Herriman signature as their own. Apparently signed while the three were in art school together. Kimball later became a Hollywood costume designer. Film credits include Coming to America, The Prince of Egypt, and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Email us if you would like better... View more info

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Horst / His Work and His World

By: Lawford, Valentine

Price: $265.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1984

Seller ID: 040503


1st. edition, INSCRIBED by Horst and author Valentine Lawford to Connie Wald, the wife of Hollywood producer/writer Jerry Wald. A very good copy overall, but with spotting on the back cover and a half-page unrelated gift inscription on the front end-paper. Dust jacket is good only, with two 1/2-inch closed tears near the spine and several smaller nicks View more info

Image for An original Dead End Kid presents: dead end yells, wedding bells, cockle shells, and dizzy spells

An original Dead End Kid presents: dead end yells, wedding bells, cockle shells, and dizzy spells

By: Leo B Gorcey

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Vantage Press: 1967

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k191208b

Condition: Near fine


NY: Vantage Press, 1967. 1st ed., 8vo. 111 pages. Maroon cloth with silver lettering to spine in original dj. A near fine review copy in fair dust-jacket. The book has a ½” hairline crack at the bottom of the frontgutter and some very minor shelf-wear on bottom edge. The dustjacket is not price-clipped but has two open tears on front [1” & ½”], wear to edges, and a large damp-stain on the back not affecting the book. A hilarious autobiography by this "unique" actor. Illustrated with 32 b/w photographs. Laid in is a publisher’s review slip and press release “This is not a great bo... View more info

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The Wild Party

By: March, Joseph Moncure

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 042405


1st ed.(1928, 8vo without dustjacket. Privately published in an edition of 200 copies, this copy unnumbered. The Wild Party is a book-length, jazz-age narrative poem. It was widely banned but a publishing success nevertheless perhaps because of the controversy. The recognized first edition was published by Covici-Friede in 1928 in an edition of 750 copies. March wrote the poem in 1926. It is unknown whether he published this prior to Covici, or privately published in 1929 after the book was banned in some areas. The poem tells the story of two lovers who live in a decadent style that March ... View more info

Image for ALS, Ronald Reagan [President of the Screen Actors Guild] to Hollywood producer Jerry Wald -- personally signed as “Ronnie”, [1959]

ALS, Ronald Reagan [President of the Screen Actors Guild] to Hollywood producer Jerry Wald -- personally signed as “Ronnie”, [1959]

By: Ronald Reagan

Price: $1,800.00

Publisher: 1959

Seller ID: k181228b


A one-page handwritten letter from Reagan to his close friend, film producer Jerry Wald, thanking him for his televised production of the 31st annual Academy Awards [1959]. 7-1/2”x11”, 1 page, on Reagan’s personal letterhead, dated March 27 [1959] “Dear Jerry / It is the “morning after” and my only regret is that I did not make a speech to a loud and large audience of our contemporaries. Subject of my speech would have been “Jerry Wald and how grateful we should all be because he made us look like ‘big leaguers.” In 1938 we knew we were “big leaguers” but in 1958 we ... View more info

Image for The Talmadge Sisters / By Their Mother. An Intimate Story of the World’s Most Famous Screen Family.

The Talmadge Sisters / By Their Mother. An Intimate Story of the World’s Most Famous Screen Family.

By: Talmadge, Margaret L.

Price: $1,350.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1924

Edition: 1st ed

Inscription: Inscribed by Norma and Constance Talmadge and Bust

Seller ID: k190719b

Condition: Fine


1st ed., 8vo, blue cloth. 245 pp. 39 photographic plates A fine, bright copy in a very good d/w and inscribed by sisters Norma and Constance as well as Buster Keaton, who was married to their sister Natalie. Norma and Constance were two of the most beloved stars of the silent era. Norma is something of an enigma today. Though most of her films survive, they are rarely screened. Constance has fewer surviving films, but is more familiar to modern audiences through her leading role in D. W. Griffith’s Intolerance (1916). The third sister, Natalie, worked as a secretary to her sisters as well ... View more info

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Arriving in Hollywood / Letters 1929

By: Whale, James

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Santa Teresa Press: 1989

Seller ID: 040602


1st ed., softcover. limited to 300 copies signed by James Whale and publisher James Pepper. A tiny bit of wear adjacent to the staples on the spine; otherwise a pristine copy. View more info

Image for Thought control in USA; Complete proceedings of the Conference on Thought Control, Hollywood ASP-PCA in the US

Thought control in USA; Complete proceedings of the Conference on Thought Control, Hollywood ASP-PCA in the US

By: [ASP-PCA] Salemson, Harold J., ed

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The Council, Beverly Hills: 1947

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200128a

Condition: Fine


1st ed., limited to 250 numbered copies. 8vo, black cloth/gilt titles. 432pp. In 1947, as anti-Hollywood sentiment ran high, ASP-PCA—Progressive Citizens of America—sponsored a massive public meeting protesting HUAC and the increasing use of loyalty oaths. They provided important public and financial support to the Hollywood Ten, a subset of the nineteen originally subpoenaed who were held in contempt and subsequently blacklisted by the Hollywood film industry. ASP-PCA also worked on intellectual freedom issues beyond the confines of Hollywood. In 1947, it organized “Thought Control ... View more info

Image for Catalog of "The World's Finest" Riding Equipment, Accessories, and Silver and Leather Goods from the Bohlin Shop of Edward H. Bohlin

Catalog of "The World's Finest" Riding Equipment, Accessories, and Silver and Leather Goods from the Bohlin Shop of Edward H. Bohlin

By: [Catalog] BOHLIN, Edward H.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Edward H. Bohlin, Hollywood: 1937

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: k190121b

Condition: Good


1937 edition. First edition thus. Octavo. 232 pp. with photographic illustrations of Bohlin products on every page. Publisher's printed tan wrappers, front cover with illustration of a bucking bronco by Fed Harmant. Bohlin was born in Sweden in 1895 and ran away from home at age 15 working his way to America. Once here, he worked cattle drives around Montana before opening his first saddle shop in Cody, Wyoming where he also performed rope tricks. He tried his hand with vaudeville and met cowboy film star Tom Mix while performing at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Mix convinced Bohlin to... View more info