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1 ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY Little Men
Chicago Goldsmith 1935 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the Mascot picture film version of Alcott's classic starring Frankie Darro and David Durand. Pages tanned as usual, else about fine in a bright dust jacket with a couple tiny chips and one short tear. The front panel and spine are paintings with scenes from the film. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 ALEXANDER, RUTH, & CLIFFORD GREY The Rome Express
London Readers Library 1932 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the British release of the early talkie starring Conrad Veidt, Esther Ralston, and Harold Huth. Very good plus lightly used copy in a very good bright dust jacket with some very minor dust soiling to the rear panel and some small tears and tiny chips. A mystery-thriller about a group of passengers aboard a train and their various criminal activities. The front panel of the dust jacket shows Veidt and Ralston discovering a dead body in one of the sleeping berths. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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3 BARRIE, JAMES M The Little Minister. Illustrated with Scenes from the Motion Picture
New York A.L. Burt 1934 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the film starring Katharine Hepburn, John Beal, and Donald Crisp. Fine in a dust jacket with a few tiny nicks and tears and very slight rubbing. The front panel of the dust jacket is a charming large color painting of Hepburn's head. One of the more attractive photoplays. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 BEACH, REX Flowing Gold. Illustrated With Scenes from the Motion Picture
New York A.L. Burt 1924 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the silent film adventure drama set against the background of a Texas oil boom town starring Anna Q. Nilsson, Milton Sills, and Alice Calhoun. Ownership inscription, near fine in a bright fresh dust jacket. The front is a color picture of the lovely Nilsson shaking her fist toward the heavens. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 BRONTE, CHARLOTTE Jane Eyre
Cleveland Tower Books 1946 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of classic film version starring Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, and Margaret O'Brien. Pages tanned as usual, else very good plus with some slight wear to the corners and top and bottom of the spine in a very good dust jacket with some medium-sized chips at top and bottom of spine and a couple of small ones at the outer edges. The dust jacket shows photographs of Welles and Fontaine in a loving embrace on the front cover and on the spine. 
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6 BROWN, BETH Applause
New York Horace Liveright 1928 
First Edition. Fine in a bright dust jacket with one small chip and a few tiny tears. The basis of one of the first great talking films starring Helen Morgan directed by Rouben Mamoulian in his first film as a director. The tale of a burlesque queen. Kitty Darling. With a wonderful colorful art deco dust jacket of a huge red spotlight trained on the lovely burlesque queen. Rare in dust jacket. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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7 BROWN, BETH Applause. Illustrated with Scenes from the Motion Picture
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1929 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the one of the first great talking films starring Helen Morgan directed by Rouben Mamoulian in his first film. The tale of Kitty, a burlesque queen who rises to fame at the expense of her child. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few tiny chips and tears and light dust soiling. The front panel of the dust jacket is a color portrait of Morgan, who manages to look haughty and sexy in one cool glance. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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8 BUCK, PEARL S The Good Earth
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1937 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the MGM classic film starring Paul Muni and Luise Rainer. Ownership inscription, else fine in a bright slightly used dust jacket. The endpapers show scenes from the film and the front panel of the jacket is a color painting of Muni and Rainer in the rice fields. Winner of two Academy Awards including one for Rainer as Best Actress. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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9 BURKE, THOMAS Twinkletoes
London Readers Library 1926 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the British release of the silent film starring Colleen Moore, Warner Oland, Kenneth Harlan, and Tully Marshall. Moore stars as an impoverished young girl in London's Limehouse district who is a talented dancer who manages to find love with a prize fighter who saved her from a suicide attempt. Very good plus copy with a hint of use in a very good bright dust jacket with a trace of darkening to the spine and some small chips and tears. The jacket has a lovely wraparound color illustration of Twinkletoes dancing outside for an audience of children, a sweet dog, and a piano player on the front panel while an assortment of other adult neighbors look on at the rear panel. 
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10 BURNETT, W.R Nobody Lives Forever
Cleveland Forum Books 1946 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the crime film starring John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Walter Brennan, and Faye Emerson. Pages tanned as usual, very good in a lightly chipped dust jacket. Con man Garfield takes advantage of widow Fitzgerald. The front panel shows Garfield and Fitzgerald embracing and the rear panel shows a series of photographs from the film. 
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11 BYRNE, DONN Hangman's House. Illustrated with Scenes from the Motion Picture
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1926 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the silent film directed by John Ford starring Victor McLaglen, June Collyer, Larry Kent, and Earle Foxe. A tale of Ireland with the lovely Conaught O'Brien, whose father is the serve Judge O'Brien, he is know as Jimmy the Hnagman and his grat home is known as Hangman's House. Near fine in a very good lightly used dust jacket. The front panel of the dust jacket shows a color painting of June Collyer, Larry Kent, and Earle Foxe in an intense encounter. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 CAIN, JAMES M The Postman Always Rings Twice
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1946 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the MGM classic starring Lana Turner and John Garfield in the classic tale of love and murder. Very good in a chipped dust jacket and a faded spine. The front and rear panel of the dust jacket shows sexy portraits of Turner with Garfield. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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13 CARLISLE, HELEN GRACE Mothers Cry. Illustrated with Scenes from the Motion Picture
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1931 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the classic early talking film starring Dorothy Peterson, Helen Chandler, David Manners, and Sidney Blackmer. A widowed mother tries to raise four children with one becoming a hoodlum and winding up in the electric chair. Very good in a lightly used dust jacket with tiny tears and nicks. The front panel of the dust jacket is a painting of the mother trying to shield her wayward son. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 CLARKE, DONALD HENDERSON The Housekeeper's Daughter
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1939 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the film starring Joan Bennett, Victor Mature, and Adolphe Menjou. A murder mystery in which Bennett solves a homicide. Mature's first film. Fine in a bright dust jacket with a few tiny tears. The front panel of the dust jacket shows Bennett and Menjou in embracing on a sofa. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 COOLIDGE-RASK, MARIE La Boheme. Illustrated with Scenes from the Motion Picture
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1926 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the silent film starring Lillian Gish and John Gilbert directed by King Vidor. Ownership inscription. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chipping. The front panel of the dust jacket shows a painting of a beautiful Gish in costume sitting on some steps. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 COWAN, SAM K Sergeant York and His People
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1941 
Movie edition issued to coincide with the release of the film drama starring Gary Cooper, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of a pacifist drafted into WWI. Pages tanned as usual, else very good in a very good dust jacket with a couple tiny tears and a lightly sunned spine. The front panel of the dust jacket is a photograph of Cooper in a pensive moment sitting on a rock in his uniform, his hat carelessly laid aside, as he holds a Bible. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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17 DAIL, HERBERT The Singing Fool. Illustrated with Scenes from the Motion Picture
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1929 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the film starring Al Jolson, Betty Compson and child star David Lee. After the massive success of The Jazz Singer, Warner Brothers quickly turned around and created another vehicle to showcase their star. The Singing Fool, like its predecessor, is part silent film and part talkie. The film introduces the song “Sonny Boy”. Very good in dust jacket with a few small nicks and tears. The front panel is a portrait of Jolson being hugged by the boy David Lee. Striking cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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18 DE HAAS, ARLINE My Man
London Readers Library 1928 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the British release of the early talkie starring Fanny Brice (“Funny Girl”), Guinn Williams, and Edna Murphy in a musical drama about Brice eventually being discovered for the Broadway stage. Near fine bright copy in a very good plus dust jacket with a touch of edge wear and a couple of tiny nicks. The dust jacket is a wraparound color painting showing Fanny Brice in a wedding dress being horrified at finding Williams kissing Murphy. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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19 DE HAAS, ARLINE Say It With Songs. Illustrated with Scenes from the Motion Picture
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1929 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of early talking film starring singer Al Jolson, Davey Lee, Marian Nixon, Holmes Herbert, Kenneth Thompson, and Fred Kohler. Jolson plays a radio singer who gets in tossed in prison leaving behind his wife and young son. Jolson sings “Used to You”, “I'm In Seventh Heaven” and, the classic song “Little Pal.” The front panel of the dust jacket is an excellent color painting of Jolson embracing his wife and son. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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20 DEEPING, WARWICK Sorrell and Son. Illustrated with Scenes from the Motion Picture
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the silent film starring H.B. Warner, Anna Q, Nilsson, and Carmel Myers. A father sacrifices pride to give his son a chance at a better life. Front hinge cracked, else about fine in a bright dust jacket with a few small tears. The front panel of the jacket is a rich color painting of Sorrell looking intently into his young son's eyes. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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