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1 EISNER, MICHAEL Work In Progress
New York Random House 1998 
First Edition, First Issue. Signed presentation copy of his autobiography from Disney Company CEO Michael Eisner to Robert J. Schiffer, head of the Disney Studios Makeup Department. The book is inscribed: “Bob, You make me look and feel and be great! Thanks, Michael, Sept. 21, 1998." The book was signed in the month and year of publication Eisner remarked on Schiffer passing: "Bob was one of the quiet talents who made Hollywood great. He worked with the legendary stars, who we all know by single names Astaire, Bogart, Welles, Hepburn, Hayworth, Lancaster, Midler, and Hanks. But, among people behind the cameras, Bob was a legend himself. It was my privilege to work with him throughout my 21 years with the company. He is very much a part of the Disney legacy." Starting in 1932 with makeup work on the Marx Brothers's Horsefeathers, he had a 69 year career in Hollywood and worked on over 200 films. Schiffer (1916-2005) arrived at Disney Studios in 1968, and personally worked on such films as Tron, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Splash, Escape to Witch Mountain, and many others. When Michael Eisner started appearing on television to introduce sequences as spokesperson for the company, Schiffer personally supervised Eisner makeup. Hardound. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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2 IRWIN, WILL The House That Shadows Built. The Story of Adolph Zukor and His Circle
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1928 
First Edition. Deluxe issue in blue with the special presentation page with a presentation inscribed by the author -film producer, Adolph Zukor to silent film actress Bebe Daniels. Zukor was the founder of Paramount Pictures and this book relates the rise of the studio during the silent era. Bebe Daniels was one of Paramount's most popular stars of the silent period and was paired with some of the era's brightest leading men including Rudolph Valentino and Wallace Reid. Some of her film appearances include early roles in two-reel Hal Roach comedies with Snub Pollard and Harold Lloyd, Spring Fever, An Ozark Romance, Captain Kidd's Kids, The Dancin' Fool, Miss Brewster's Millions, Senorita, and many more. Very good plus copy with some very slight mottling to the spine and some wear to the extremities with the gilt-stamping still bright in a lightly dust soiled dust jacket with some chipping and small tears. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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3 IRWIN, WILL The House That Shadows Built. The Story of Adolph Zukor and His Circle
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1928 
First Edition. Deluxe issue in blue with the special presentation page signed and inscribed by the author, Adolph Zukor to film actress Nancy Carroll. Zukor was the founder of Paramount Pictures and this book relates the rise of the studio during the silent era. Nancy Carroll was a star at Paramount in the late twenties and whose career really took off with the advent of talkies when her bubbly personality as light comedienne and alternately her ability as a dramatic actress was able fully to be shown. Some moisture staining to front board and extremities rubbed. Very good copy. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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4 MOREHOUSE, WARD & PEGGY WOOD Miss Quis. A Play in Three Acts
New York Random House 1937 
First Edition. One of 150 copies reserved for friends of the authors. Signed and inscribed by the author, Ward Morehouse to movie mogul Carl Laemmle, Jr., head of Universal Studios: “Junior, with esteem, Ward Morehouse”. About fine in a dust jacket with a few tiny chips and tears. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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5 SELZNICK, DAVID O. (GONE WITH THE WIND) The Producer Prince: A Celebration of David O. Selznick. University of Southern California - April 6, 1975 - (Gone With the Wind)
Los Angeles Friends of the USC Libraries 1976 
First Edition. Rare. A finely and privately printed transcript of an evening of memories and stories of working with Selznick. Among the speakers printed in the text are such Gone With the Wind alumni as Olivia de Havilland, Ann Rutherford, George Cukor, Hal C. Kern (the film's editor), Lee Garmes (the cinematographer), and Lyle Wheeler (the art director) plus other s various Selznick productions including Fred Astaire, Lauren Bacall, Robert Carson, John Frankenheimer, Jennifer Jones, Dorothy McGuire, Alan Pakula, Gregory Peck, King Vidor, William Wellman, etc. Fine in printed wrappers. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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6 THOMAS, BOB Clown Prince of Hollywood. The Antic Life and Times of Jack L. Warner
New York McGraw-Hill 1990 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Bob Thomas: “To Elaine, Kind regards,Bob Thomas, 7/19/90.” Illustrated. Near fine copy with a hint of use in a near fine dust jacket with a trace of edge wear and one 1/4” tear to the top of the rear panel at the spine fold. The story of Jack Warner, head of Warner Brothers Pictures. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 WARNER, JACK The Colonel: An Affectionate Remembrance of Jack L. Warner. University of Southern California - March 4, 1979
Los Angeles Friends of the USC Libraries 1980 
First Edition. A finely and privately printed transcript of an evening of memories and stories of working with Warner. Among the speakers printed in the text are William Conrad, Mervyn LeRoy, Olivia de Havilland, Sammy Fain, Julius Epstein, Dennis Morgan, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Irving Rapper, Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Buttram, etc. Fine in printed wrappers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 ZANUCK, DARRYL F Zanuck. University of Southern California - February 22, 1981
Los Angeles Friends of the USC Libraries 1981 
First Edition. A finely and privately printed transcript of an evening of memories and stories of working with Zanuck. Among the speakers printed in the text are Richard Widmark, Philip Dunne, David Brown, Frank McCarthy, Richard Murphy, Jane Withers, John Payne, Cesar Romero, Sammy Cahn, Jean Peters, Roddy McDowall, etc. Fine in printed wrappers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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