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1 English & American First Editions and Other Books Americana Relating to California and the West Collected by Jean Hersholt, Beverly Hills, Calif. & Sold By His Order
New York Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. 1954 
First Edition. Auction catalogue for the library of actor Jean Hersholt, including Robinson Crusoe, Poe's Al Aaraaf, Tamarlane and Minor Poems, and a Shakespeare Second Folio and many others. Hersholt is best known for his kindly-country-doctor role of Dr. Paul Christian from radio and film. Near fine with a trace of edge wear in printed wrappers with the prices realized penciled in next to the items. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 Original Program For the Advance Press Screening of the Film Elmer Gantry
Los Angeles United Artists 1960 
Film director Peter Bogdanovich's copy given to him when he was a film critic. With Bogdanovich's ownership stamp. 8 pages, creased from folding. Illustrated. With cast and production information. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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3 Publicity Book for Louisa M. Alcott's Little Women a RKO Radio Picture
Los Angeles RKO Pictures 1933 
8 page large format publicity book for the release acclaimed film directed by George Cukor and starring Katharine Hepburn. Prints pictures from the film, short articles, suggested advertising copy, posters & accessories, cast and production information. Laid in is a 8 page “newspaper” advertising the film. Staple bound in printed wrappers. Very good. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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4 (BAUM, FRANK L.) FRANK GABRIELSON The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Adapted by Frank Gabrielson. With Music and Lyrics of the Screen Version by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
N.p n.d 
First Edition. Original 76 page mimeographed script for a musical play version of “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, adapted for the stage by Frank Garielson, with music and lyrics from the film by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Bradbound. Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 ACKERMAN, FORREST J The Frankenscience Monster
New York Ace 1969 
First Edition. Paperback original. Forrest J. Ackerman's tribute to Boris Karloff, with interviews, pictures and appreciations from Robert Block, Vincent Price, Lon Chaney, Christopher Lee, and more. About fine in pictorial wrappers. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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6 ADLER, WARREN The War of the Roses
New York Warner Books 1981 
First Edition. The basis of the acclaimed black comedy motion picture starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. Fine in a bright fresh dust jacket with a crease to the rear inner flap. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 ALLEN, WOODY Death - A Comedy In One Act
New York Samuel French 1975 
First Edition, First Issue with the $1.00 price printed on the front cover, most copies have the later issue $1.75 stamped on the cover. Paperbound. Minor toning to paper wrappers, else fine. Very scarce in the first issue and one of the most difficult of the Woody Allen first editions. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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8 ALLEN, WOODY Without Feathers
New York Random House 1975 
First Edition. A collection of comic writings by Woody Allen, including selected New Yorker articles and previously unpublished one-act plays. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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9 ANDREWS, FRANK A Dirigible. Illustrated with Scenes from the Motion Picture
New York A.L. Burt 1932 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the early talking picture directed by Frank Capra starring Fay Wray, Jack Holt, Ralph Graves, and Hobart Bosworth. An exciting tale of the U.S. Navy's use of dirigibles in exploring Antarctica. Ownership inscription. Near fine bright copy in a very good lightly dust soiled dust jacket with a few tiny chips and tears. The front panel of the dust jacket is a spectacular painting of a huge Navy dirigible in the clouds with an airplane flying around it. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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10 ARTAUD, ANTONIN & ABEL GANCE Original Photogravure Vintage Photograph from the Classic Abel Gance Directed Film, Napoleon, Showing Antonin Artaud
(Paris) 24.4 X 33 cm (9 1/2 X 13") 1927 
This excellent oversize vintage presentation sepia photogravure photograph shows Antonin Artaud playing French revolutionary Marat, Alexandre Koubitzky as Danton, and Edmond Van DaĎle as Robespierre. Very good state. Left white edge has some very minor dust-soiling. Original material from the great Abel Gance directed, Napoleon, is rare. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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11 AXELROD, GEORGE Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter
New York Random House 1956 
First Edition. Near fine in a worn dust jacket which is heavily chipped, torn, creased, and with internal tape repairs. Jayne Mansfield created her signature role of sexy blonde bombshell Rita Marlowe in the Broadway debut opposite Walter Matthau and Orson Bean, and then repeated her success in the acclaimed film adaptation directed by Frank Tashlin and co-starring Tony Randall. The book has photograph illustrations including one of Jane receiving a massage, and her photo is on the front panel of the book's binding as well as on the front of the dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 AXELROD, GEORGE Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter
New York Random House 1956 
First Edition. Advance review copy with the publisher's dated notice laid in. Illustrated with scenes from the Broadway production of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter staged by George Axelrod. Jayne Mansfield created her signature role of sexy blonde bombshell Rita Marlowe in the Broadway debut opposite Walter Matthau and Orson Bean, and then repeated her success in the acclaimed film adaptation directed by Frank Tashlin and co-starring Tony Randall. The book has photograph illustrations including one of Jane receiving a massage, and her photo is on the front panel of the book's binding as well as on the front of the dust jacket. Near fine copy with a trace of edge wear in a very good plus bright lightly used dust jacket with a small tear to the front panel and a bit of fading to the spine. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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13 BAKER, DOROTHY Young Man With a Horn
New York Houghton Mifflin 1938 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Dorothy Baker to her friend Eleanor Lyman. Inscribed: “For Nell, Hommage de l'auteur, Dorothy. Recipient's bookplate. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbed areas inked in and a few tiny nicks and tears. A novel based on the life of the great coronet player Bix Beiderbecke who died of alcoholism in 1931 at age 28. Made into an acclaimed motion picture starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, and Hoagy Carmichael. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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14 BARRIE, JAMES M Sentimental Tommy. The Story of His Boyhood
London Macmillan 1896 
First Edition. From the library of Harpo Marx, the great clown of the Marx Brothers comedy team, and his wife actress Susan Fleming Marx, former member of the Ziegfeld Follies and star of early talking films like Million Dollar Legs with W.C. Fields. With a charming bookplate illustrated by Susan Marx with a drawing of Harpo in his comic character which reads: “FROM THE LIBRARY OF HARPO & SUSAN MARX.” Bound in green gilt-stamped and tooled leather by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Spine faded, very good. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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15 BARRIS, CHUCK You and Me, Babe
New York Harpers Magazine Press 1974 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, television game-show producer and presenter, Chuck Barris, to actress Lois Nettleton: “To Lois, Hope you like it. Chuck Barris.” Near fine copy with a touch of edge wear in a very good dust jacket with some minor dust soiling to the spine. You and Me, Babe is said to have been inspired by Chuck Barris's marriage to Lyn Levy, the niece of one of the founders of CBS, which led to her disinheritance from her family. Chuck Barris is the creative force behind such classic television game shows as The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game, and The Gong Show. In his 1984 ‘unauthorized autobiography' Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Barris claimed to have been an assassin working for the CIA in the 60s and 70s, and in 2002, George Clooney directed the film based on the book, starring Sam Rockwell as Barris. Lois Nettleton (1927 - 2008) was a lovely, versatile, and gifted actress and is perhaps best known for her film work in the 1960s and 70s, and later enjoyed a long career as a character actress in television and in film. Miss Nettleton was crowned Miss Chicago in 1948 and went on from there to develop an acting career, first on stage at Chicago's Goodman Theatre and then in New York at the Actor's Studio, where she made her Broadway debut in the 1949 production "The Biggest Thief in Town" under the stage name Lydia Scott. In 1955 she was Barbara Bel Geddes's understudy in the role of Maggie in the original Broadway production of Tennessee Williams Pulitzer-Prize winning play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," staged and directed by the great Elia Kazan, during which time she was able to appear on stage several times. She received the prestigious Clarence Derwent Award for her acting in the play "God and Kate Murphy." Some of her films include Period of Adjustment (1962), Mail Order Bride (1964), The Man in the Glass Booth (1975), and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). Over the years she made many appearances on television in both dramatic and comedic roles, and won Emmy's for her work on a daytime special "The American Woman: Profiles in Courage" (1977), and for "A Gun for Mandy" (1983), an episode of a religious-themed series "Insight." Her appearance in the classic television series The Twilight Zone, in the episode "The Midnight Sun" is a must-see fan favorite. She was married for a time to the radio and television humorist and writer, Jean Shepherd, and also appeared with him in his off-Broadway play "Look Charlie" in 1959. She wowed critics and audiences with her performance of Blanche DuBois in a 1973 Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire and was nominated for a Tony Award for her work in the 1976 play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard. She last appeared in public at the 2007 Twilight Zone Convention in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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16 BARTOLINI, LUIGI Bicycle Thieves
New York Macmillan 1950 
First Edition - American. The basis of the classic Italian neo-realist film by Vittorio De Sica. Some moisture staining to cloth and the dust jacket which has some chipping and tears. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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17 BEERBOHM, MAX More
London John Lane/The Bodley Head 1899 
First Edition. From the library of Harpo Marx, the great clown of the Marx Brothers comedy team, and his wife actress Susan Fleming Marx, former member of the Ziegfeld Follies and star of early talking films like Million Dollar Legs with W.C. Fields. With a charming bookplate illustrated by Susan Marx with a drawing of Harpo in his comic character which reads: “FROM THE LIBRARY OF HARPO & SUSAN MARX.” Some faint foxing to preliminaries, very good copy in original green cloth with paper label. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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18 BENCHLEY, PETER The Island. Screenplay by Peter Benchley. Based on His Novel
Los Angeles Universal Studios 1979 
First Edition. Original 144 page revised final draft shooting script for the film The Island, written by Peter Benchley - from his book, directed by Michael Ritchie, starring Michael Caine and David Warner. Bradbound in printed studio wrappers, dated April 27, 1979. Near fine copy with a trace of use. The story of a reporter (Caine) whose assignment is to investigate some unusual criminal activity amongst the yachting crowd in the Caribbean, where he discovers a group of modern day pirates (lead by Warner), with predictably dire consequences. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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19 BERGER, THOMAS Little Big Man
New York Dial Press 1964 
First Edition. Fine in a very good lightly rubbed and used dust jacket with some slight dust soiling to the rear panel and a slight trace of fading at spine with couple of small chips. The basis for the acclaimed film starring Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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20 BETUEL, JONATHAN, MCQUAY, MIKE My Science Project. Screenplay by Jonathan Betuel. With the Novel ‘My Science Project' Adapted From the Screenplay by Jonathan Betuel
Los Angeles Walt Disney Productions / Silver Screen Partners / Touchstone Pictures 1984 
First Edition. Original 121 page revised first draft shooting script with color rewrite pages, dated June 1, 1984, for the comedy film ‘My Science Project, written and directed by Jonathan Betuel, starring John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck, Fisher Stevens. Bradbound. With the paperback original novel ‘My Science Project' by Mike McQuay adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Betuel. Both items are in near fine condition with a hint of use. The film tells the story of an out of control high school science project. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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