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HOLLYWOOD MEMOIRS

HOLLYWOOD MEMOIRS

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1 BACON, JAMES Hollywood is a Four Letter Town
Chicago Henry Regnery Co. 1976 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, James Bacon: “To Paul-- The human dynamo-- Best, Jim.” Memoirs of Hollywood columnist with chapter titles such as “Welcome to the Naked City”, “ The Night I Made Love to Marilyn Monroe and Joe Schenck Didn't”, and “Marlon Brando--The World's Highest Paid Geek”. About fine in a lightly used dust jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 BAKEWELL, WILLIAM Hollywood Be Thy Name: Random Recollections of a Movie Veteran From Silents to Talkies to TV. Filmmakers, No. 25
Metuchen, NJ Scarecrow Press 1991 
First Edition. Signed by the author. Inscribed presentation copy: “Here's to ___! William Bakewell. 5/22/91.” Bakewell appeared in such films as All Quiet on the Western Front, Zenobia, and Gone With The Wind, etc. The late actor's autobiography. Illustrated. Fine without dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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3 BELLAMY, RALPH When the Smoke Hit the Fan. A Reminiscence of the Theater, Movies and T.V
Garden City Doubleday 1979 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Ralph Bellamy inscribed: “Dear Bob, Thanks for your contribution -- Hope you find a chuckle and a little nostalgia-- Gratefully, Ralph”. Autobiography of the actor best known for his work in such films as His Girl Friday, The Wolf Man, Rosemary's Baby, etc. Illustrated. Fine in a lightly used dust jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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4 HART, WILLIAM S My Life East and West
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1929 
First Edition, First Printing. The autobiography by the noted western star of silent films. Ownership signatures, else fine clean copy without dust jacket. Listed in 100 Books on Hollywood and the Movies. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 KOCH, HOWARD As Time Goes By. Memoirs of a Writer
New York Harcourt 1979 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Howard Koch: “To Connie, a friend who is involved in good causes. With admiration, Howard.” Illustrated. A used and dust soiled copy with some edge wear and faded areas to the front board in a used and torn dust jacket. Howard Koch was one of the co-writers of the classic film Casablanca and was also the writer of the radio script for Orson Welles' classic radio show The War of the Worlds. A fine Hollywood memoir. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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6 MAKOUL, RUDY Hollywood Sight Unseen
Victoria, Canada Trafford Publishing 2004 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Rudy Makoul: “For the delightful Kathleen Burke, with my fondness - Rudy.” Laid-in are copies of various memoir manuscript papers, including a 7 page afterword by Makoul discussing his family, a 5 page short story by Makoul entitled ‘Take a Card,' a letter from the National Federation of the Blind - Writer's Division dated July 31, 2003 to Makoul congratulating him for winning second place in their short story fiction contest for ‘Take a Card,' a couple of xeroxes of newspaper articles mentioning Makoul's work on behalf of anti-Semitism, and 5 xeroxed pages of black & white photographs of Makoul at work with directors and actors (some of which were used in the book itself). Illustrated. Oversized paperbound format. With the recipient's address label affixed to the front cover. Very good plus slightly used copy in printed wrappers. As a child, Rudy Makoul developed a rare retinal condition known as macular degeneration which left him legally blind, but that did not deter him from following his dream of working in the entertainment industry, where he worked as a Hollywood dialogue coach with stars such as Jayne Mansfield, Burt Lancaster, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlton Heston, Katherine Hepburn, Janet Leigh, Cary Grant, and more. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 PHILLIPS, JULIA Driving Under the Affluence (ISBN: 0060173041)
New York HarperCollins 1995 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy, inscribed by the author Julia ‘Joals' Phillips: “For Diane - Thanks for the support, patience & understanding. Your friendship means a lot to me. Love, Joals.” Tiny remainder dot the to bottom edge, else fine in a fine bright dust jacket. The sequel to Julia Phillip's best selling memoir ‘You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again' which detailed her turbulent career as a Hollywood producer. Julia Phillips (1944 - 2002) was the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Picture for ‘The Sting' and produced other great films, including ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind' and ‘Taxi Driver.' 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8 RICH, JOHN Warm Up the Snake - A Hollywood Memoir
Ann Arbor, MI The University of Michigan Press 2006 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author / director John Rich to screenwriter David W. Rintels: “For David Rintels, Exceptionally gifted creative writer and a wonderful friend through the years. With admiration, John, May 12, 2007.” Illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. The engaging memoirs of film and television director John Rich, best known for his work on The Dick Van Dyke Show, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Maude, Good Times, Barney Miller, Newhart, The Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Island, and more. David Rintels wrote the screenplay for the award winning television production Andersonville and has won three Emmy Awards and has three times won Outstanding Script of the Year honors from the Writers Guild of America. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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