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Rare first editions, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to all aspects of film, cinema, and television.

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  1. The Autobiography.
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    The Autobiography.

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Rebecca, a formidable girl, a wonderful person, an adorable friend, Franco Zeffirelli. Hamlet 1990". Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1986

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 81200

    Signed: Yes

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  2. 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 first launched Marlene Dietrich to fame as Lola-Lola. This copy has been inscribed by the actress on the title page, "To Joseph, Dietrich" - it is tempting to think of this inscription as being to the director himself, since he was still alive, and living in America where this book was distributed, until 1969, though the unGermanic spelling makes this unlikely. Learn More
    £650

    Date of Publication: 1968

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 80952

    Signed: Yes

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  3. The Prisoner.

    The Prisoner.

    First hardcover edition, first UK edition; originally published in wrappers by Ace Publishing Corporation, New York, 1969, and based on Patrick McGoohan's TV show of the same year. Contains the famous line, "I am not a number, I'm a free man!" Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1979

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 80827

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  4. The New Spirit in the Cinema.

    The New Spirit in the Cinema.

    An Analysis and Interpretation of the Parallel Paths of the Cinema, which have led to the Present Revolutionary Crisis forming a Study of the Cinema as an Instrument of Sociological Humanism.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 79259

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  5. Expressionismus und Film.

    Expressionismus und Film.

    Mit 73 Abbildungen und 5 farbigen Tafeln. Den Einband zeichnete Paul Leni.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: Berlin

    Stock Code: 77954

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  6. Marilyn a Biography.
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    Marilyn a Biography.

    Pictures by the World’s Foremost Photographers.
    First edition, second printing. Limited issue signed by Norman Mailer and Lawrence Schiller. From the library of the photographer Arnold Newman with his paper label and three red paint dots to the spine of the box. Newman contributes three portraits of Marilyn to this publication. Learn More
    £650

    Date of Publication: 1973

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 76330

    Signed: Yes

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  7. Dime Novels: or, Following an Old Trail in Popular Literature.

    Dime Novels: or, Following an Old Trail in Popular Literature.

    First edition, with the extremely stylish Paul Iribe-designed phoenix and sun-disc bookplate of the film-maker Cecil B. de Mille. Iribe went out to Hollywood in 1915, and worked as designer on numerous movies, becoming in time "a valued member of de Mille's staff" (Birchard, Cecil B. de Mille's Hollywood), most famously creating the fantastical Egypt for the 1923 Ten Commandments. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1929

    Published: Boston

    Stock Code: 76012

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  8. The Year of the Sex Olympics and other TV plays.
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    The Year of the Sex Olympics and other TV plays.

    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 100 numbered and specially bound copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. The Year of the Sex Olympics was originally broadcast on the BBC in 1968. The story of a dystopia in which the ruling class mollify the underclasses by providing a steady diet of low quality television, it is often cited as having anticipated the development of reality television. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1976

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 74693

    Signed: Yes

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  9. The Private Life of Greta Garbo.
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1931

    Published: Garden City, NY

    Stock Code: 73620

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  10. Rotha on the Film. A Selection of Writings About the Cinema.

    Rotha on the Film. A Selection of Writings About the Cinema.

    First edition, first impression. A collection of writings spanning Rotha's career from the 1920s to the 50s, including essays and film reviews. Learn More
    £75

    Date of Publication: 1958

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 72778

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  11. Hits, Runs and Social Errors. Choice Cartoons from Sports Illustrated.
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    Hits, Runs and Social Errors. Choice Cartoons from Sports Illustrated.

    Selected by Charles Preston,
    First edition, first impression, of this amusing collection of cartoons. From the library of Laurence Olivier, inscribed to him by Elizabeth Taylor on the front free endpaper, "Dear Sir Laurence, Thank you for always being so kind. Love, Elizabeth. Sept 14, 1960". Olivier had been good friends with Richard Burton for some years, and it was Burton who hosted the party at which Olivier's marriage to Joan Plowright (which had taken place quietly earlier the same day) was announced. Learn More
    £875

    Date of Publication: 1956

    Published:

    Stock Code: 68795

    Signed: Yes

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  12. A collection of original Laurel and Hardy scenarios and scripts from the files of the Hal Roach studio.

    A collection of original Laurel and Hardy scenarios and scripts from the files of the Hal Roach studio.

    A superb collection of original script material from the golden age of the most successful comic partnership in film history. In 1926, under contract to Hal Roach Studios for the third time, the English-born comedian Stan Laurel (Arthur Stanley Jefferson) reworked an old sketch of his father's into a two-reel comedy, Home from the Honeymoon, featuring a pair of hobos posing as a respectable homeowner and a maid. Learn More
    £45,000

    Date of Publication: 1927

    Published: [Los Angeles]

    Stock Code: 65988

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  13. The Demi-Widow.

    The Demi-Widow.

    First edition, first printing of the only novel by silent film star Mary Pickford. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published: Indianapolis & New York

    Stock Code: 65378

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  14. Mission San Juan Bautista.

    Mission San Juan Bautista.

    One of a series of photos taken by William Amos Haines (1877-1953), who travelled through the United States in the first decades of the 20th century making early panoramas with a rotating Kodak Cirkut camera. He was particularly interested in California's Spanish missions, and took photographs of a number of these sites around 1910. Mission San Juan Bautista was founded in 1797 by Father Fermín Lasuén. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: [c. 1910]

    Published:

    Stock Code: 64948

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  15. Movie Merry-Go-Round.
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    Movie Merry-Go-Round.

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Jimmie Starr good wishes! From - Paddy Carstairs, 1937". Learn More
    £325

    Date of Publication: 1937

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 63184

    Signed: Yes

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  16. Fantasia.

    Fantasia.

    With a foreword by Leopold Stokowski.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1940

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 62233

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  17. Entertaining Mr. Sloane.

    Entertaining Mr. Sloane.

    Working screenplay for the film version of the comedic play by Joe Orton. With the ownership signature of make-up artist Betty Blattner to the upper wrapper and her markings across several pages of the contents. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1969

    Published:

    Stock Code: 60989

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  18. The Third Man. Second Draft Script.

    The Third Man. Second Draft Script.

    Second draft script. The in-house mimeographed script of the American adaptation as produced by David O. Selznick. Greene originally developed The Third Man as a film treatment in association with Alexander Korda and Selznick. Friction between the parties led to battles which would impact considerably on the finished film. These arguments were mostly due to Selznick's somewhat paranoid views regarding homosexuality, anti-Americanism and perversely Greene's casting of the central characters as British. Learn More
    £1,200

    Date of Publication: 1948

    Published: [Culver City

    Stock Code: 60949

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  19. Stanley Kubrick Directs.
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    Stanley Kubrick Directs.

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Kubrick on the front free endpaper "December 3, 1971, Merry Christmas, Stanley Kubrick". Learn More
    £5,500

    Date of Publication: 1971

    Published:

    Stock Code: 60264

    Signed: Yes

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  20. 200,000 Feet on Foula.

    200,000 Feet on Foula.

    First edition, first impression. A book on the making of The Edge of the World, a 1937 film on the depopulation of the Scottish islands, by director Michael Powell. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1938

    Published:

    Stock Code: 59607

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