Film & TV
BEATON, Cecil. The Face of the World. An International Scrapbook of People and Places.
London : 1957First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the artist "To Michael Brown, with all good wishes, & kindest regards, from Cecil Beaton, 62". In Beaton's own words, this is a "potpourri" of pictures and texts, recording his impressions of some of the decade's most talented people and significant places. Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 145340
BROOKS, Louise. Lulu in Hollywood.
New York : 1982First edition, first printing, of the actress's seven autobiographical essays on the Hollywood Golden Age. Laid in is a clipping from Focus on Film magazine with a review of David Thomson's America in the Dark which remarks on Orson Welles mirroring "the self-nurtured loneliness of the fantasist" which Brooks has marked and annotated "What would these... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 143466
COASE, Ronald H. British Broadcasting.
London : 1950First edition, first impression. Coase, then Reader in Economics at the University of London, sets out to answer three questions: "(1) How is it that broadcasting in Great Britain came to organised on a monopolistic basis? (2) What has been the effect of the monopoly on the development of, and policy towards, competitive services such as wireless broadcasting... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 143655
GORDON, Max; with Lewis Funke. Presents.
New York : 1963First edition, first printing, of the autobiography of the successful theatre and film producer. Inscribed by the author on two stickers: one to the verso of the half-title, "To Maurice Chevalier who understands the business of acting and the show business. There are few like you. Best always, Max Gordon"; and to the contents page, "To Maurice Chevalier... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 49985
HANDLEY, Tommy - KAVANAGH, Ted. Tommy Handley.
London : 1949First edition, first impression. "The life-story of Britain's beloved comedian" says the dust jacket. Tommy Handley (1892-1949) was the star of the enormously popular radio show ITMA; this is probably the first biography of him. With an autograph letter signed and an inscribed studio photo of Jack Train, fellow ITMA star and the creator of Colonel Chinstrap.... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 97240
HEFNER, Hugh - ANOBILE, Richard J. (ed.) The Film Classics Library: Casablanca.
New York : 1974First edition, first printing, the copy of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, with his posthumous bookplate to the front pastedown. The book presents each shot of Casablanca with a caption of script.
Hefner's wrote in his Little Black Book (2001) that "Casablanca is my favorite film for many reasons. It has everything - lost love, redemption, friendship,... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 142323
HEFNER, Hugh - KOCH, Howard. Casablanca.
New York : 1973Book Club edition of the script of Casablanca, the copy of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, with his posthumous bookplate to the front pastedown.
Hefner's wrote in his Little Black Book (2001) that "Casablanca is my favorite film for many reasons. It has everything - lost love, redemption, friendship, patriotism, humor, adventure, and a great musical... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 142322
HEFNER, Hugh - ROONEY, Darrell, & Mark A. Viera. Harlow in Hollywood: The Blonde Bombshell in the Glamour Capital, 1928-1937.
Santa Monica, CA : 2011First edition, first printing, presentation copy to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, inscribed by both authors on the half-title: "To Hugh Hefner with all good wishes Mark A. Viera", & "To Hef - a man who knows a few things about beautiful women! Best - Darrell Rooney". Hefner has inserted paper clips at several pages, his method of marking notable places... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 142329
PINTER, Harold. No-Man's Land.
No place : [c.1974]Inscribed by the author in blue pen at the head of the title "To Nic Roeg from Harold Pinter!" An excellent association: Roeg was Director of Photography on Clive Donner's 1963 film of The Caretaker, Pinter's first big critical and commercial success, still his most popular and frequently performed play.
Someone has sketched a pencilled route... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 142221
RIEFENSTAHL, Leni. Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf.
Berlin : 1937First edition, first printing, an exceptional copy retaining the rare glassine and card slipcase. This photobook was produced alongside Olympia, Riefenstahl's landmark documentary of the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Olympia was immediately recognised as truly innovative, experimenting with cutting-edge shooting and editing techniques, winning the Best... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 141073
ROEG, Nicolas - OSBORNE, John. The World of Paul Slickey [pre-performance copy typescript]
London : 1958From the library of the film director and cinematographer Nicolas Roeg (1928-2018), with a pencilled note to that effect by his wife Harriett Roeg.
John Osborne's The World of Paul Slickey, a musical satire of the tabloid press, premiered at the Palace Theatre on 5 May 1959 and proved one of the most resounding flops in modern theatrical history.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142168