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1 Cinema List ‘65-1966
Hollywood Larry Edmunds Bookshop 1966 
First Edition. Paperbound. 249 page catalogue with prices of cinema material issued by Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Hollywood, California, featuring biographies, criticism, directories, signed and autographed books and photographs, photoplays, screenplays, programs, shooting scripts, etc. Illustrated. Very good copy with some rubbing and minor creases to the covers and light edge wear. The front cover is illustrated with a dramatic still of Theda Bara holding a poised dagger from the film Carmen. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Cinema. Vol. 7, No. 1. Fall, 1971
Northridge, CA Spectator International, Inc. 1971 
First Edition. Paperbound magazine. Film director Peter Bogdanovich's copy with ownership stamp. Near fine barely used copy in printed wrappers. With an interview by Peter Bogdanovich with film director Joseph H. Lewis. This issue also includes an article, ‘The Television Films of Alfred Hitchcock' by Steve Mamber, a cover story about Nicholas Roeg's film Walkabout, an article about Roberto Rossellini by Roberto Rossellini, and a series of reviews (including the Rolling Stones film Gimme Shelter) and articles by film director Paul Schrader. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Descriptive Catalogue of Kodascope Library Motion Pictures
New York Kodascope Libraries, Inc. 1927 
Second Edition. Paperbound. A detailed descriptive catalogue for subscribers to Kodascope Libraries, listing the many films available for viewing, including such diverse subjects as travel, sports, industry, agriculture, science, natural history, comedies (starring Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, etc.), animated cartoons, and dramas. Very good copy with a touch of edge wear in printed wrappers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Film Culture, No. 58-59-60
New York Film Culture 1974 
First Edition. Paperbound magazine. Very good lightly used copy with a bit of edge wear in printed wrappers. Includes articles by directors Peter Bogdanovich and Edgar Ulmer, film critic Seymour Stern, William Moritz on animator Oskar Fischinger, actress Louise Brooks, Jay Leyda on director Sidney Meyers, and more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Film Library. The Museum Of Modern Art. Bulletin 1938-1939
New York The Museum Of Modern Art Film Library 1938 
Program for a six part film series shown at the Museum including a survey of American film from 1895-1930, films from Germany, France, and Sweden, as well as Post-War American film, the work of D.W. Griffith and more. Paperbound. Original staples which had rusted and with some offsetting to the interior pages, were removed and replaced by a sewn binding with minor repair, else very good in wrappers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 Film Lovers' Annual
London Dean & Son, Ltd. 1932 
First Edition. Illustrated. Very good lightly used bright copy with some edge wear without dust jacket as issued. A film book featuring such noted film stars as Janet Gaynor, Sylvia Sidney, Dolores Del Rio, Irene Dunne, William Powell, Leslie Howard, Jean Harlow, Frederic March, Helen Hayes, Marlene Dietrich, Claudette Colbert, Greta Garbo, Wallace Beery, etc. The front cover is illustrated with a color image of the very glamorous Clark Gable and Joan Crawford from their film Possessed. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 Film Lovers' Annual
London Dean & Son, Ltd. 1930s 
First Edition. Illustrated. Very good lightly used copy with some edge wear without dust jacket as issued. A film book featuring such noted film stars as Janet Gaynor, Sylvia Sidney, Dolores Del Rio, Irene Dunne, William Powell, Leslie Howard, Jean Harlow, Frederic March, Helen Hayes, Marlene Dietrich, Claudette Colbert, Greta Garbo, Wallace Beery, etc. The front cover is illustrated with a color illustration of Clark Gable and Joan Crawford from their film Possessed. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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8 Film Pictorial Vol IV. No. 84. All-Star Souvenir Number
London The Amalgamated Press, Ltd. Sept. 30, 1933 
First Edition. Large format film magazine with a photograph of Leslie Howard on the front cover and Norma Shearer on the back. Near fine copy with a couple of very tiny tears. Includes articles by and about Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, Laurel & Hardy, Ronald Colman, Jackie Cooper, Walt Disney & Mickey Mouse, and Lupe Velez, as well as many beauty tips from the stars and some terrific ads. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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9 Issue #2 of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Players Directory Bulletin, April 1937
Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 1937 
First Edition of the Second Issue of the 150 volume series of the Academy Players Directories. Paperbound, oversize format, 8 3/4” x 12”. 266 pages. Illustrated. Ownership signature at the front cover. Good copy with some spotting and dust soiling to the covers, some minor creases, and a few short tears in printed wrappers. The Academy Players Directory was initiated in 1937 as a reference book for casting directors and production companies, as well as a resource for theatrical agents trying to present both their new and established actors, and for anyone interested in learning about the movie industry. Includes black & white photographs of the actors, an alphabetical index with the phone numbers of the players, and listings of studio casting personnel and artists' representatives. A wonderful showcase of some of the brightest stars of that time, including Gracie Allen, Fred Astaire, Mary Astor, Lucille Ball, Humphrey Bogart, Harry Carey, Joan Crawford, Dorothy Lamour, Myrna Loy, William Powell, Rosalind Russell, Mae West, Loretta Young, etc. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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10 Original Deluxe Souvenir Program Book for the Film, Jerusalem
Denmark SVT Drama 1996 
First Edition. An oversize promotional book made in a very small quantity for film reviewers for the film Jerusalem, directed by Billie August (Les Miserables, Smilla's Sense of Snow, House of the Spirits). Includes a synopsis of the story and much production information. Paperbound. Illustrated. Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Original Deluxe Souvenir Program Book For the Film, There's Something About Mary
Los Angeles Twentieth Century Fox 1998 
First Edition. Collection of promotional material including photographs and production information for the hit comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers starring Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, and Matt Dillon. Creatively enclosed in an elaborately designed portfolio which is patterned after Stiller's prom pants costume in beige cloth, edged in brown velvet, with a working zipper. Oversize. Made in a very small quantity for film reviewers. Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 Original Issue of Daily Film Renter Magazine from Republic Pictures
London Republic Pictures January, 1954 
First Edition. A special New Year Edition of the British film magazine, Daily Film Renter, published for the film industry and trade, with articles and interviews related to the business of film production. Illustrated throughout with color and black & white photos, and with many great ads from film companies such as Kodak, Polaroid, Western Electric, etc. Very good slightly used copy with some minor dust soiling and edge wear in printed wrappers. The front cover has an impressive raised gold image of the Republic Pictures logo of an eagle standing on top of a globe. Featured in this issue are promotional articles for many popular films of the day, including Hell's Half Acre with Wendell Corey, Evelyn Keyes, and Elsa Lanchester, Johnny Guitar with Joan Crawford and Sterling Hayden, The Outcast with Dorothy McGuire, The Fortune Hunter with John Derek, The Shanghai Story with Ruth Roman and Edmond O'Brien, etc. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 Original Program for the 3rd Annual Visual Effects Society Awards
Los Angeles The Visual Effects Society 2005 
First Edition. Paperbound, 8 1/2” x 11”. Original illustrated program for 3rd annual Visual Effects Society Awards, honoring Don Shay - Board of Directors Award, Bob Abel - George Melies' Award, and Robert Zemeckis - Lifetime Achievement Award. Very slight use in printed wrappers. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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14 Premier Plan - Nouveaux Cineastes Polonais
Lyon Premier Plan 1963 
First Edition. Paperbound. Text in French. Illustrated. Very good lightly used copy with a touch of edge wear in printed wrappers. A study of Polish cinema, including films by Wadja, Munk, Kawalerowicz, A. Ford, Kutz, Has, Konwicki, and very early Roman Polanski. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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15 Preview 1947
London World Film Publications, Ltd. 1947 
First Edition. Paperbound. Lightly used and worn copy with some edge wear and slight darkening to the spine in printed wrappers. An illustrated overview of popular films from 1946 and 47, including Duel in the Sun, Notorious, The Bells of St. Mary's, Gilda, Cluny Brown, Great Expectations, The Killers, etc. Also profiled are actors James Mason and his wife Pamela Kellino, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Jennifer Jones, Ray Milland, Rex Harrison, and more. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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16 Preview 1950
London World Film Publications, Ltd. 1950 
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good lightly used copy in a bright dust jacket with some minor dust soiling and a few chips and tears with a color photo of Tyrone Power and Margaret Lockwood on the front panel. An illustrated overview of popular films, including Little women, The Third Man, The Fountainhead, etc. Also featured are actors James Mason, Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, Greer Garson, Anna Neagle and Michael Wilding, Louis Jordan, Jane Wyman, James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Dorothy Lamour, Margaret Leighton, Deborah Kerr, and more. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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17 Souvenir Program Book for the British Film, Just William's Luck
London D. McKenzie 1948 
First Edition. Paperbound. The souvenir program book sold at first run showings of the charming British film comedy Just William's Luck directed by Val Guest who co-wrote the screenplay with Richmal Crompton, as an adaptation from Crompton's popular novel. The film stars Garry Marsh, Jane Welsh, Hugh Cross, Kathleen Stuart, Hy Hazell, and William Graham as the young William. Laid in is a small printed note from the publisher clarifying that this booklet is unrelated to the forthcoming publication of the book Just William's Luck by Richmal Crompton which is part of the famous “William” series published by Messrs. George Newnes & Co. With text and illustrated throughout with black & white stills from the film and photos from the set. Near fine bright copy in printed wrappers with just a faint trace of ageing and wear to the front panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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18 Special Edition - 1937 Academy Players Directory Bulletin
Beverly Hills, CA Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 1981 
Reprint edition of the first issue of the 150 volume series of the Academy Players Directories. Paperbound, oversize format, 9” x 12”. 248 pages. Illustrated. Very good plus copy with some minor edge wear and a hint of rubbing in printed wrappers. The Academy Players Directory was initiated in 1937 as a reference book for casting directors and production companies, as well as a resource for theatrical agents trying to present both their new and established actors, and for anyone interested in learning about the movie industry. Includes black & white photographs of the actors, an alphabetical index with the phone numbers of the players, and listings of studio casting personnel and artists' representatives. With ‘A Brief History of the Academy Players Directory (1936 - 1981)' by Patricia L. Miele, an introductory essay by the then President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Fay Kanin, and a preface by the editor, Marjories Elizabeth Blye. The front cover is a full-color collage illustration showing some of the brightest stars of that time, including Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Spencer Tracy, Boris Karloff, Mae West, W.C. Fields, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Errol Flynn, Laurel and Hardy, John Wayne, Basil Rathbone, Humphrey Bogart, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Claudette Colbert, Mickey Rooney, and Jean Harlow. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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19 Ten Original Issues of Movies Magazine in a Bound Volume, January 1946 - October 1946
Mount Morris, IL Ideal Jan - Oct. 1946 
First Edition. A ten month run of Movies magazine, from January through Oct., 1946 with each issue fully represented. Bound in red cloth with gilt-stamping on the spine. Near fine with just a hint of spotting to the spine. A terrific collection of these movie magazines, featuring all of the glamorous stars and films of the time, including June Allyson, William Holden, Glenn Ford, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Tyrone Power, Ray Milland, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, Gloria de Haven, Jeanne Crain, Van Johnson, Betty Hutton, Ingrid Bergman, Esther Williams, Lauren Bacall, Alan Ladd, Jimmy Stewart, Robert Mitchum, Danny Kaye, Maureen O'Hara, Joan Fontaine, June Haver, and many more. Illustrated throughout with color and black & white photos, and with many great ads. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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20 The Premiere Issue of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Players Directory Bulletin, January 1937
Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences 1937 
First Edition of the First Issue of the 150 volume series of the Academy Players Directories. Paperbound, oversize format, 8 3/4” x 12”. 248 pages. Illustrated. Ownership signature at the front cover. Very good copy with some loosening at the binding, some tape reinforcements to the edges, a few short tears and spotting in printed wrappers. The Academy Players Directory was initiated in 1937 as a reference book for casting directors and production companies, as well as a resource for theatrical agents trying to present both their new and established actors, and for anyone interested in learning about the movie industry. Includes black & white photographs of the actors, an alphabetical index with the phone numbers of the players, and listings of studio casting personnel and artists' representatives. A wonderful showcase of some of the brightest stars of that time, including Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Spencer Tracy, Boris Karloff, Mae West, W.C. Fields, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Errol Flynn, Laurel and Hardy, John Wayne, Basil Rathbone, Humphrey Bogart, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Claudette Colbert, Mickey Rooney, and Jean Harlow. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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