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  1. 116335comp
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    La Stupenda.

    A Biography of Joan Sutherland.
    First edition, third impression (first 1980). Inscribed by Sutherland on the title page, "To Den, best wishes, Joan Sutherland". Sutherland, dubbed "La Stupenda" after a performance of Handel's Alcina in Venice, worked with Adams over the course of a year during his filming of the television documentary, Joan Sutherland: A Life On The Move. Learn More

    Regular Price: £625

    Special Price £250

    Date of Publication: 1982

    Published: Victoria

    Stock Code: 116335

    Signed: Yes

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  2. 116304

    Gerald McBoing Boing.

    Based on United Productions of Americas Academy Award-Winning Motion Picture.
    First edition, first printing. Based on United Productions of America’s short film, which was adapted from Dr Seuss’s original story and given wide release by Columbia Pictures in 1950. It won the 1950 Academy Award for Best Animated Short. Learn More
    £400

    Date of Publication: 1952

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 116304

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    Andy Warhol Films and Paintings.

    First edition, first impression. Signed by Warhol in purple felt-tip pen on the title page. Learn More
    £800

    Date of Publication: 1971

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116263

    Signed: Yes

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  4. 116241comp
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    If.... a film.

    Modern Film Scripts.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy. Inscribed on the title page by Lindsay Anderson to Ben Travers, "For Ben - another egotistical gift I'm afraid: but with my warmest affection and gratitude for the honour of this happiest of collaborations, From Lindsay. A lucky man indeed to have directed The Bed Before Yesterday, and no [If...]s about it! [A film by] Lyric Theatre Company ‘75'. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1969

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 116241

    Signed: Yes

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  5. Joan Mir.
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    Joan Mir.

    First edition. Inscribed by the artist (in Catalan) at the request of Pere Portabella, “a Christopher Lee, amb afecte i admiracio, Miró, 11/iv/72” on the front free endpaper, with an original drawing. With a laid-in facsimile of a typed letter from Portabella, dated 27 April 2015, together with a facsmile of a covering letter from his assistant. Learn More
    £3,000

    Date of Publication: 1970

    Published: Barcelona

    Stock Code: 115482

    Signed: Yes

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  6. Antoni Tàpies. O, l'Escarnidor de Diademes.
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    Antoni Tàpies. O, l'Escarnidor de Diademes.

    First edition. Inscribed by the artist at the request of Pere Portabella “A Christopher Lee, Souvenir amical [sic] de Tapies, Barcelona, Avril 1970” on the half title. With a laid-in typed letter from Portabella, dated 27 April 2015 with his signature, reading: “I, Pere Portabella, Director and Producer of Films 59 in Barcelona, Spain, certify that many years ago I purchased two art books. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1967

    Published: Barcelona

    Stock Code: 115479

    Signed: Yes

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    Typed letter signed concerning the Hollywood film The Beginning or the End (1947), a docudrama about the development of the atomic bomb.

    Addressed to Loew’s Incorporated (the distribution arm of MGM), based in Culver City, CA.
    The great Italian-American physicist gives permission for his depiction in the 1947 MGM docudrama The Beginning or the End: "Gentlemen: In connection with the motion picture you are about to produce concerning the atomic bomb project and its ramifications, tentatively called The Beginning or the End, I now authorise you to depict me by name as a character in this motion picture and to use my name in connection therewith, my impersonation to be by an actor selected by you. Learn More
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: 10-Apr-46

    Published: Chigago?

    Stock Code: 114629

    Signed: Yes

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  8. Catch22 Screenplay: 2nd Draft.
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    Catch22 Screenplay: 2nd Draft.

    Signed by Heller on the title page. Henry Buck's screenplay, based on Heller's book of the same title, was close to completion at this point; a copy of the final revised screenplay, dated just a month later on 29 July 1968, is held by the Carter Burden Collection of American Literature. The film, directed by Mike Nichols, was released in 1970. The present copy is taken from the typescript held by Sherwood Oaks Experimental College, Hollywood. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 19-Jun-68

    Published: Hollywood, CA

    Stock Code: 114482

    Signed: Yes

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  9. Don't Tell Dad.
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    Don't Tell Dad.

    A Memoir.
    First edition, signed limited issue. Out-of-series publisher's copy from an edition of 1,250 copies signed by Fonda on the limitation page. This copy also inscribed by the author "To Dink, with love, Peter Fonda, ‘98" on the title page. The recipient was Benjamin "Dink" Bruce, a cult figure in Key West, Florida, where Fonda bought a house in the 1970s after his marriage to Becky Crockett, first wife of Tom McGuane. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1998

    Published: Norwalk, CT

    Stock Code: 114046

    Signed: Yes

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  10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland .

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland .

    Illustrated by Hume Henderson.
    First UK photoplay edition, published to coincide with the release of the 1933 Paramount Pictures film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. With the scarce jacket featuring Charlotte Henry, who played Alice in the film. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: [1933]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 112676

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  11. To Catch A Thief.

    To Catch A Thief.

    First edition, first printing. Basis for the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock film starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Learn More
    £975

    Date of Publication: 1952

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 112438

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  12. Winnie the Pooh.

    Winnie the Pooh.

    A celebration of the Silly Old Bear.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 2000

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 112287

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  13. Fantasia.

    Fantasia.

    With a foreword by Leopold Stokowski.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Walt Disney, "To David Von Kessell sincerely Walt Disney." David was the son of Disney Imagineer, Glendra Von Kessel. Learn More
    £6,000

    Date of Publication: 1940

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 111964

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  14. Hollywood Babylone.

    Hollywood Babylone.

    First edition, first impression, preceding the US edition. The jacket is rarely found with such a bright spine panel. Learn More
    £875

    Date of Publication: 1959

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 111708

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  15. Suppressed proof copy of The Making of The African Queen.

    Suppressed proof copy of The Making of The African Queen.

    or, How I Went to Africa With Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind.
    Uncorrected proof copy of Hepburn's first book. Though unmarked as such, this copy is from the library of Hepburn's agent, Freya Manston, who, together with Hepburn, prevented the publication of the book in this form, as they were unhappy with the quality of the typography and the lack of illustrations. It was published later the same year in a more handsome form, with numerous photos. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1987

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 111433

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  16. The Corpse Came C.O.D.
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    The Corpse Came C.O.D.

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Starr on the front flyleaf and additionally inscribed by him on the front free endpaper: To Bonita Porter the first of my new fan club. Best wishes, Jimmy Starr. March 19 1980. Starr was an American screenwriter and columnist active in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. The present novel was the basis for the 1947 Columbia Pictures film (of the same title) starring George Brent and Joan Blondell. Learn More
    £675

    Date of Publication: 1944

    Published: Hollywood:

    Stock Code: 110379

    Signed: Yes

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  17. The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew. A Biography.
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    The Divine Comedy of Pavel Tchelitchew. A Biography.

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Parker Tyler to American actress and model Ruth Ford, the sister of Charles Henri Ford, who was Pavel Tchelitchew's partner. A paperclip marks the double-sided plate which bears the reproductions of Portrait of Charles Henri Ford in Blue (1933) and Portrait of Ruth Ford (1937). Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: 1967

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 108824

    Signed: Yes

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  18. It Came from Outer Space.
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    It Came from Outer Space.

    Edited by Donn Albright.
    First edition, signed limited issue. This is copy "Y" of 52 lettered copies, signed by Bradbury, together with a print by Bradbury, signed by him and mounted to the inner front cover of the solander box. Released in 1953, the first 3D film It Came from Outer Space was based on Ray Bradbury's original story treatment. Bradbury did not write the final screenplay, but wrote four treatments and received story credit. Learn More
    £475

    Date of Publication: 2004

    Published: Pennsylvania

    Stock Code: 107676

    Signed: Yes

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  19. A Cast of Friends.
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    A Cast of Friends.

    With Tom Ito.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "Best wishes, Bill Hanna to Sylvie Mast". Bill Hanna, co-creator with Joe Barbera of legendary cartoon characters Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo and the Flintstones, shares his stories of the golden age of Hollywood animation. With a foreword by Barbera. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1996

    Published: Dallas, TX

    Stock Code: 107650

    Signed: Yes

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  20. Cinderella.

    Cinderella.

    Illustrations by the Walt Disney Studio adapted by Retta Scott Worcester. Story adapted by Jane Werner from the Walt Disney Motion Picture.
    First edition, first printing. "The Golden Book of Cinderella was illustrated by Retta Scott Worcester, one of the few women who reached positions of importance in the male-dominated world of animation. She animated the hunting dogs that attack Faline in Bambi, and brought a strong personal style to the illustrations. Up producer Jonas Rivera comments, ‘I've always loved the Retta Scott Cinderella because it doesn't look like the movie, but somehow it feels like the movie'"(Charles Solomon, The Art of the Disney Golden Books). Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1950

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 107428

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