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  1. The Pleasure Dome. The collected film criticism 1935

    The Pleasure Dome. The collected film criticism 1935

    Edited by John Russell Taylor.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £85

    Date of Publication: 1972

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 90518

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  2. Metropolis.

    Metropolis.

    First edition, first impression. Based on the original screenplay written by German director Fritz Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou in 1924, this novelization was published before the release of the film version on 10 January 1927. The film Metropolis is a classic both of German expressionism and of silent-era science fiction; it remains the most expensive silent film ever made, costing approximately 5 million Reichsmark. Learn More
    £3,500

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: Berlin

    Stock Code: 90076

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  3. Film Music: A Summary of the Characteristic Features of its History, Aesthetics, Technique; and Possible Developments.

    Film Music: A Summary of the Characteristic Features of its History, Aesthetics, Technique; and Possible Developments.

    Translated by Eric S. Besinger. With a foreword by Constant Lambert.
    First edition, first impression. The first book written on the subject of musical scores, Film Music was first published in the UK as Kurt London, a music composer and film critic who had established a sound recording studio in Germany, had to take exile from his country in 1933. Kurt London originated the "idea that music might initially have been used in silent film to cover the sound of the projectors". Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1936

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 89754

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  4. The Pagemaster.

    The Pagemaster.

    First edition, first printing. Young adult fantasy novel of a young boy escaping a storm stumbles into a library, only to go on an adventure of a lifetime, thanks to The Pagemaster. Through his journey he encounters Moby Dick, Long John Silver, Dr. Jekyll and many others. Macaulay Culkin starred in the live action/animated 1994 film. Learn More
    £75

    Date of Publication: 1993

    Published: Atlanta

    Stock Code: 89688

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  5. The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me.
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    The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me.

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Lillian Gish on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1969

    Published: Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    Stock Code: 89424

    Signed: Yes

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  6. Barefoot in the Park.

    Barefoot in the Park.

    A New Comedy.
    First edition, first printing. Review copy with the publisher's slip loosely inserted. The theatre play Barefoot in the Park premiered at the Biltmore Theatre in New York on 23 October 1963, starring Robert Redford and Elizabeth Ashley. Neil Simon also wrote the screenplay of the famous film adaptation in 1967, with Redford reprising his role and Jane Fonda replacing Elizabeth Ashley. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1964

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 89014

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  7. The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me.
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    The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me.

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by Lillian Gish to Otto Preminger on the half-title: "This, dear Otto Preminger, with deepest thanks for your kindness to my beloved sister. And fondest wishes to you and your family. Lillian Gish". Preminger directed Lillian Gish's sister Dorothy in the 1946 musical Centennial Summer. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1969

    Published: Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    Stock Code: 88156

    Signed: Yes

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  8. Book of Practical Television.

    Book of Practical Television.

    First edition, first impression. A lovely copy, rare in the dust jacket. This detailed and copiously illustrated volume covers in-depth the early history and technology of the television, with numerous practical examples and instructional diagrams. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 87832

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  9. Karate Is a Thing of the Spirit.
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    Karate Is a Thing of the Spirit.

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to Sean Penn and Madonna on the title page, "For Sean and Madonna - In many ways this is the one closest to my heart. All best, Harry Crews". Crews and Sean Penn were good friends, having met when Penn bought the film rights to The Knockout Artist. Crews later played a minor role in Penn's 1991 film The Indian Runner, and dedicated his book Scar Lover to Penn. Learn More
    £2,000

    Date of Publication: 1971

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 87332

    Signed: Yes

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  10. The Late Child. A Novel.
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    The Late Child. A Novel.

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to actress Cybill Shepherd on the front blank, "For Cybill, with love, L". Shepherd starred in the 1971 film adaptation of McMurtry's The Last Picture Show, and the two collaborated on a screenplay based on the Shelby Foote novel September, September, which was never produced. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1995

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 87323

    Signed: Yes

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  11. The African Queen.
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    The African Queen.

    Presentation copy inscribed by the author to the literary agent responsible for the film adaptation on the front free endpaper, "To Shirley, - a copy of a book which is as old as our friendship but not nearly as precious to me. With love from C. S. Forester". Shirley Palmer Collier was a well-known Los Angeles literary agent who began her career as a silent film actress, starring in at least twenty-three films between 1923 and 1934. Learn More
    £3,500

    Date of Publication: 1950

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 86970

    Signed: Yes

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  12. Monkey Planet.

    Monkey Planet.

    Translated from the French by Xan Fielding.
    First English language edition, first impression. Originally published as La Planète des Singes in Paris in 1963, this novel was the basis for the 1968 film Planet of the Apes. A lovely copy. Learn More
    £625

    Date of Publication: 1964

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 86483

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  13. More About All About Eve.

    More About All About Eve.

    A colloquy by Gary Carey with Joseph L. Mankiewicz, together with his screenplay.
    First edition, first printing of this book on the making of All About Eve and director Joseph Mankiewicz's career in Hollywood. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1972

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 85849

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  14. Paul Robeson.

    Paul Robeson.

    First edition, first printing of this key biography of Robeson, the first written with full access to the singer's manuscript archive. It is, according to the New York Times, "history written in the grand narrative tradition. The story of a man who did so much to break down the barriers of a racist society, only to be brought down by the controversies sparked by his own radical politics, is at once an American triumph and an American tragedy". Learn More
    £45

    Date of Publication: 1988

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 85093

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  15. Changing.
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    Changing.

    Copy 23 of an edition of 300 "printed on special paper and specially bound", signed by Ullman. An excellent copy of this attractively produced limited edition of Ullmann's autobiography, described by film critic Roger Ebert as "brilliant and disturbing"., Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1977

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 84011

    Signed: Yes

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  16. Paul Robeson: The Great Forerunner.

    Paul Robeson: The Great Forerunner.

    Illustrated with Photographs.
    First edition, first printing. A collection of articles, poems, and tributes to the great American actor, musician, and Civil Rights activist Paul Robeson, along with extracts from his writings and speeches. Learn More
    £25

    Date of Publication: 1978

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 83629

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  17. Negro.

    Negro.

    First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US in the same year. The biography of the great American actor, musician, and Civil Rights activist Paul Robeson, written by his wife Eslanda. Learn More
    £75

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 83627

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  18. Dark Star.
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    Dark Star.

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Jean Hersholt, a great artist, from the author of this book, Lorna Moon". With the bookplate of the Motion Picture Country House tipped-in above the inscription and two MPCH ink stamps to the front pastedown. The author, Nora Low, grew up in Aberdeenshire but eventually moved to the US and became a Hollywood screenwriter, working on a number of hits in the 1920s, including Mr. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1929

    Published: Indianapolis, IN

    Stock Code: 82794

    Signed: Yes

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  19. James Dean. A Biography.
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    James Dean. A Biography.

    First edition, first printing; scarce hardbound edition, of James Dean's posthumous biography written (as his first book) by his close friend William Bast, who he met rehearsing for a student theatre production of Macbeth at UCLA in 1950. This is the copy of Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause" co-star Steffi Skolsky (who played Mil under the stage-name Steffi Sidney), with her owl bookplate stamp to the front pastedown, and her occasional ink annotations in the text. Learn More
    £950

    Date of Publication: 1956

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 82039

    Signed: Yes

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  20. King of Comedy.

    King of Comedy.

    As told to Cameron Shipp.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy signed by Sennett and inscribed by Shipp on the front free endpaper, "For Wally and Joan Meier, keep laughing! Mack Sennett, Cameron Shipp". Mack Sennett (1880-1960) was a Canadian-American actor and director, an Academy Award winner and the innovator of slapstick comedy in Hollywood. Learn More
    £650

    Date of Publication: 1954

    Published: Garden City, NY

    Stock Code: 81753

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