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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
    £625

    Date of Publication: 1982

    Published: Victoria

    Stock Code: 116335

    Signed: Yes

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  2. 116263comp
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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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  3. 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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  4. 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
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1970

    Published: Barcelona

    Stock Code: 115482

    Signed: Yes

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  5. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. The Last Words of Dutch Schultz. A Fiction in the Form of a Film Script.
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    The Last Words of Dutch Schultz. A Fiction in the Form of a Film Script.

    First edition thus, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Allen Ginsberg, all the best, from the Dutchman, William S. Burroughs." The front free endpaper has an inscription, partly erased, in Ginsberg's hand, ending "bought 2'nd Hand 1982 sometime". Two scenarios suggest themselves: either Ginsberg found the book in a second-hand shop in 1982 and had Burroughs inscribe it retrospectively, or Burroughs inscribed the book for him on publication, Ginsberg lost it (or gave it away), and then bought it back. Learn More
    £4,250

    Date of Publication: 1975

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 107276

    Signed: Yes

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  14. Pinocchio production cel of a Dutch milk maid from the
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    Pinocchio production cel of a Dutch milk maid from the

    An original Pinocchio production cel, with an early inscription. Blue pencil signature and inscription, "To Peggy Fox, from Walt Disney," (possibly studio hand) on a brown 4.25 x 2 inch card affixed to the mat of an original production cel featuring a little Dutch milk maid, who was one of the carved characteras featured on the clock in Geppetto's workshop during the "Give a Little Whistle" sequence from the 1940 Walt Disney Studios film Pinocchio, trimmed and applied to a detailed airbrush background done by the Courvoisier Gallery. Learn More
    £5,000

    Date of Publication: 1940

    Published: Burbank

    Stock Code: 102774

    Signed: Yes

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  15. Walt Disney: the Art of Animation.
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    Walt Disney: the Art of Animation.

    The story of the Disney Studio contribution to a new art.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Walt Disney on the verso of the front free endpaper, "To Vita Best Wishes Walt Disney." Additionally it is inscribed by Roy Disney and contains the signatures of more than 100 other people in the Walt Disney Studio, including seven of "The Nine Old Men" who were the key animators of the studio, this copy with the signatures of Eric Larson, Frank Thomas, Milt Kahl, Ollie Johnston, Marc Davis, and Woolie Reitherman. Learn More
    £8,750

    Date of Publication: 1958

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 98030

    Signed: Yes

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  16. The Blue Angel.
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    The Blue Angel.

    An authorized translation of the German continuity.
    First edition thus; the authorised translation of the film (itself an adaptation of a novel by Heinrich Mann), which was shot in Berlin during the winter of 1929 and was the first sound film shot in Germany, as well as being the film that launched the career of Marlene Dietrich. Learn More
    £75

    Date of Publication: 1968

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 97295

    Signed: Yes

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  17. On The Waterfront.
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    On The Waterfront.

    A Screenplay.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by Schulberg on the front free endpaper: "With heartiest congratulations to the most prodigious moviegoer in Drama 50 - from Apocalypse Now to Waterfront - With all good wishes, Budd Schulberg." From the 1954 film starring Marlon Brando. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1980

    Published: Carbondale

    Stock Code: 95785

    Signed: Yes

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  18. Merton of the Movies.
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    Merton of the Movies.

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author, "To George R. Hyde, Striving for ‘something better and finer'—Harry Leon-Wilson." Basis for several film adaptations, the first adaptation is a "lost" film also adapted for a Broadway play by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly. Listed in 100 Books on Hollywood and the Movies. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: Garden City, NY

    Stock Code: 95746

    Signed: Yes

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  19. Bind and Other Things.
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    Bind and Other Things.

    First edition, first printing, of the actress's first memoir of three on her life with Bing Crosby. Presentation copy inscribed by the author and signed by Bing Crosby on the front free endpaper, "To Chris, Merry Christmas 1969 and best wishes - Kathryn Crosby, Bing Crosby". Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1967

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 92018

    Signed: Yes

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  20. The Politics of Ecstasy.
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    The Politics of Ecstasy.

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to Otto Preminger on the half-title, "Hope is charity... Otto is faith... Please continue... Timothy Leary" and with a loosely inserted card signed by Preminger, "Otto Preminger, New York 1945". In the late sixties Otto Preminger enlisted the help of Timothy Leary to try LSD. The result of the great Hollywood director's experiment was the 1968 comedy Skidoo, in which Groucho Marx made his last appearance as "God". Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1968

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 91858

    Signed: Yes

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