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Image for American Cinematographer - 50th Anniversary Issue, January 1969

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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This is Television

By: Carrickford, Richard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1967

Seller ID: 016001


Third, revised edition (1967) of Ralph Steadman's first book appearance. The first edition was published in 1958 and is quite scarce. VG-Near fine copy; some erased pencil marks on end-paper and some very light foxing in upper right corner of title page. In VG d/w with a few small nicks and some light spotting on back cover. View more info

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e Vere's Negro Sketches and Endmen's Gags

By: De Vere, William

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Charles T. Powner Co: 1946

Seller ID: 111511


The 1946 reprint of a minstrel book first published in 1924. Fine copy; no chops or tears -- just some very light age-toning to the news pulp pages. View more info

Devere's Negro Sketches / Recitations and End-Men's Gags

By: Devere, William

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Charles T. Powner: 1946

Seller ID: 111102


1946 reprint of a book first issued in 1924. 8vo illustrated wrappers. 130 pp. A collection of minstrel gags, jokes, and speeches 'adapted to the use of amateurs and professionals.' Fine copy; no chips or tears - mild age-toning to the news pulp pages. 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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Knight's Gambit

By: Faulkner, William

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1948

Seller ID: 042404


1st ed., 8vo in dustjacket. This copy from the library of Hollywood film producer Jerry Wald, and bearing his inked signature on the front end paper. Wald produced the Faulkner films The Sound and the Fury and The Long Hot Summer. The book is very good-near fine with just some light discoloration in the top right front corner of the binding. The dust jacket is good only. No large tears but has a 1/2" closed tear at front lower spine, a 1/2" open tear at upper spine, a 1/4" chipped from top of spine and assorted edge wear and rubbing. View more info

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The Art of Walt Disney . From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms

By: Finch, Christopher

Price: $110.00

Publisher: New York, Abrams: 1973

Seller ID: 10502


The true first edition (1973) with the original 3-dimensional applique of Mickey Mouse and acetate dustjacket. The book itself is in fine condition, with the white cloth still bright on the front and with just some minor soiling along the top and bottom edges of the back cover (from shelf-wear). The acetate d/w has some scuffs and a few crayon marks and has two 3" closed tears on the back a 1/2" closed tear on the front. View more info

The Law on Horseback and Other Stories

By: Hart, William S.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Times-Mirror Press: 1935

Seller ID: 122902


1st ed. (1935) in dust-jacket, inscribed to western film actor Guinn "Big Boy" Williams. (Dodge City, Santa Fe Trail, the Comancheros). A good copy; interior is clean and tight. Front hinge is a little loose at top, but fully intact. A few stains inside front cover where the inked signature bled when the book was apparently closed before the ink dried. 1/2" light stain on front cover, otherwise exterior has average wear but no significant defects. Only the front panel of the dust jacket is present. View more info

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The Rat Race

By: Kanin, Garsin

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Dramatists Play Service: 1950

Seller ID: 081404


1st ed., (1950) in dust-jacket. Inscribed by Kanin to Academy Award winning Hollywood producer-director Jerry Wald. [The Roaring Twenties (1939), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), Destination Tokyo (1943), Mildred Pierce (1945), Peyton Place (1957), An Affair to Remember (1957). The book itself is in fine condition with no defects other than some light discoloration from the dust jacket resting inside back cover. The dust jacket has no large tears, but is chipped along top edge, a 1/2" closed tear at top rear of back flap, and some light foxing on the back cover and spine. View more info

Dead End

By: Kingsley, Sidney

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1936

Seller ID: 081403


A 1936 copy, but not the first printing. In dust jacket with $2 price inside front flap and notation of 245 titles in the Modern Library on back flap. With three wood-engravings by Julian Wehr. This is the book that inspired the "Dead End Kids" films. The book itself is in fine condition with no defects other than very light age-toning along top edge. The jacket is good only with a 1" open tear on back, several smaller nicks along top edge and bottom of spine, darkened spine with several small chips and rubs, and light soiling to back. 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 poem tells the story of two lovers who live in a decadent style that March depicts as unique to Hollywood. They decide to have one of their parties, complete with illegal bathtub gin and the couple's colorful, eccentric friends, but the party does not unfold without more tumultuous goings-on than planned. A new hardcover edition wa... View more info

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Nel Paese Delle Meraviglie: I Cartoni Animati Muti Di Walt Disney = Walt In Wonderland : The Silent Films Of Walt Disney (Italian And English Edition)

By: Merritt, Russell & J. B. Kaufman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Edizioni Biblioteca dell'immagine: 1992

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k18022501

Condition: Near fine.


1st ed. 4to, softcover. Signed on title page by actress Virginia Davis, who played Alice in Disney’s short film/animated feature “Alice’s Wonderland” [1923]. English and Italian text. Near fine; no tears or chips but some shelf-wear to bottom edge and lightly cocked to right. View more info

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All My Sons / A Play in Three Acts

By: Miller, Arthur

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock: 1947

Edition: First

Seller ID: 021804


8vo, beige cloth. The true first edition of Miller's first published play, but without dust-jacket. The book is clean and tight internally with no chipping, rubbing, or noticeable shelf-wear and with no markings inside or out. There are several very light 'rust' spots on the front cover and gutter and some light sunning on back panel. If only it had the jacket. View more info

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The Valley / Original Screenplay about migrant farmworkers in California, 1972

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $2,800.00

Publisher: Sagaponack NY, 1972

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622t

Condition: fine.


First draft, original typescript for an unpublished and unproduced screenplay about migrant farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley of California. A fictional treatment exploring some of the labor issues Matthiessen explored in his sojourns with Cesar Chavez and his 1969 nonfiction book Sal Si Puedes. 86 typescript pages, with a duplicate final page containing two holographic corrections by Matthiessen and handwritten delivery instructions to his Hollywood agent. Together with a brief handwritten note two decades later about the possibility that the screen-play might still be optioned. This... View more info

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The Snow Leopard - Unproduced screenplay for a proposed film

By: Peter Matthiessen and Waldemar Korzeniowsky

Price: $500.00

Publisher: The Jones Kenner Picture Company: 1982

Seller ID: s180622y

Condition: Near fine


125 pp. Original screenplay for a proposed film based on the National Book Award winning memoir - cowritten by Matthiessen and the Polish producer/director Korzeniowsky. Nearly fine in studio wrappers bound with 3 posts, as issued. The screenplay is an original studio photocopy; the title page typed on production company letterhead. We are aware of no other copies having come on the market. Near fine: light wear to covers, internally fine. Unusual in that PM is a cowriter of the script; most proposed screenplays of his works were adapted by others. View more info

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NOW, VOYAGER

By: Prouty, Olive Higgins

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1941

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190220g

Condition: Good


First edition, 8vo, olive green cloth with gilt decoration and titles. . One of the author's best-known works -- about a repressed woman who sets out on a cruise to discover freedom and life. Basis for the 1943 Bette Davis movie film co-starring Claude Rains and Paul Henreid. CONDITION: Good; covers clean and bright, lightly bumped at corners. Tape residue on front and rear endpapers where the dustjacket was taped some time in the past; tape remnants still on the jacket flaps. Front hinge week at front flyleaf but still intact. Text block is clean and reasonably tight. Ink stamps for the “... View more info

The Mummy

By: Riley, Philip (Ed.)

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Magic Image FilmBooks: 1989

Seller ID: 1706194


1st ed. thus. 4to, black cloth. Facsimile of the original script for the 1932 Boris Karloff film -- originally entitled "Im-Ho-Tep", screenplay by John Balderston. With 54 pages of introductory essays and photos from the film and promotional materials. Volume 7 in the Universal Filmbooks series, This is the special limited edition of 100 copies signed by the editor, the publisher, contributor Forrest Ackerman, Researcher Gregory Man, Egyptologist Walter Daughterty, and Zika Johann -- Boris Karloff's co-star in the 1932 film who contributes one of the essays. A fine copy but with a yellowed s... 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

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The Little French Girl. [Extremely scarce first state; one of 3 copies]

By: SEDGWICK, Anne Douglas

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, Constable : 1924

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190118f

Condition: Fine


1st ed., 8vo. 378 pp. Lower edge of text block untrimmed; Green cloth; spine & upper cover lettered in black. Lower edge of spine lightly rubbed, otherwise fine. Laid in is the following note. “This is a copy of the very rare first issue of The Little French Girl having “A” in the title on the spine [and cover] instead of “The” this is one of only three advance copies. This information is given on the authority of Mr. Michael Sadlier (a director of Constable, who published the book.)” The tale of a young French traveling to England in quest of a suitable marriage, and her struggle... View more info