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1 CHANDLER, RAYMOND ÒOscar Night in HollywoodÓ in The Atlantic Monthly, March, 1948

First Edition. The first appearance of Raymond Chandler's article on the the pomp and circumstance of Hollywood's biggest event, Oscar night. Very good lightly used copy with some chipping to the spine, and a few small tears and creases. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2 GETHERS, STEVEN (ROY CAMPANELLA) It's Good to Be Alive: The Story of Ray Campanella. Screenplay by Steven Gethers. Based on His Book
First Edition. Original 106 page final draft shooting script with color rewrite pages, dated 9/12/73 for the television movie It's Good to Be Alive, directed by Michael Landon, starring Paul Winfield as Roy Campanella, Louis Gossett Jr., and Ruby Dee. This copy was owned by the production's set designer with a postcard written to him, dated September 24, 1973, and various items, including a parking pass to the Mammoth Mountain Inn dated April, 1975, from an apparent trip to Mammoth Mountain, CA laid in. Bound in full black leatherette. The script is in very good slightly used condition and the binding is in fine fresh condition. The film tells the moving story of former Brooklyn Dodger, Roy Campanella, the first black major league catcher, whose promising career was ended due to the loss of the use of his legs from an auto accident in January of 1958. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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3 JACQUES, NORBERT Dr. Mabuse Der Spieler
Berlin Ullstein 1922 
First Edition. Text in German. The basis of the landmark two-part 1922 German silent film classic directed by Fritz Lang. One of the major early works in crime films, and the Dr. Mabuse character was a source of inspiration to Lang throughout his career. His 1933 early sound film, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, lead to his fleeing Germany with advent of the Nazis, and at the end of his film career he returned to his homeland in 1960 after a distinguised career in Hollywood to create his last film, The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse. Ownership signature. Skillfully rebacked a very good copy in black paper-covered boards with a German expressionist portrait of Mabuse. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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4 KING, STEPHEN, WILLIAM GOLDMAN & LAWRENCE KASDAN Dreamcatcher. Screenplay by William Goldman and Lawrence Kasdan. Based On the Novel by Stephen King
Los Angeles Castle Rock Entertainment 2001 
First Edition. Original 126 page shooting script, dated 10/1/01 for the film Dreamcatcher, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis, Timothy Olyphant, Tom Sizemore, and Donnie Wahlberg. Bound in full black leatherette. Fine condition. With 128 additional unbound pages (some of which are double-sided and stapled) of production notes, including call sheets, set lists and schedules, travel information, location maps, crew lists, and various memos and production information. Dreamcatcher tells the story of a group of four childhood friends who are as bound by deep affection as the secrets they keep. While on their annual camping trip in the Maine woods, they experience a mysterious series of events, which ultimately threatens the life on Earth, and heroically rise to the occasion. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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5 LANE, SHELDON (ED.) For Bond Lovers Only.The Files on That Man Examined by Ian Fleming, Sean Connery, Georges Simenon, Allen Dulles, Jack Fishman, Raymond Chandler, Len Deighton, and Others
London Panther 1965 
First Edition. Paperback Original. A close look at James Bond and his creator Ian Fleming, by Fleming himself and a distinguished cast of interviewers and opinionated friends. 48 page illustrated section with sexy photographs of the leading ladies in various states of vamp, and detailing the merits of several guns. With the bookplate of novelist and screenwriter Derek Marlowe. Covers lightly soiled, moisture staining affecting the bottom edge of some pages in the photographic section, one photo page loose, very good in printed wrappers. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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6 LE CARRE, JOHN Original Typescript Manuscript for the Screenplay for The Looking Glass War, Based on the Novel by John Le Carre
N.p. circa 1968 
First Edition. Original 132 page manuscript typescript for the 1969 film The Looking Glass War based on the novel by John Le Carre, written for the screen and directed by Frank Pierson, starring Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Jones, and Ralph Richardson. Bradbound with the title hand-written on the front cover. Near fine copy with some minor spotting to the foreedge and with some occasional margin notes written in an unknown hand regarding various plot and character points. The story is set in the height of the Cold War, when British Intelligence discovers evidence that suggests Soviet missiles are being positioned close to the German border. Retired agent Fred Leiser (Christopher Jones) is brought back into service to travel behind the Iron Curtain to investigate. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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7 LEROUX, GASTON The Phantom of the Opera
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1911 
First Edition - American. Very minor small rubbed spot on the rear board, else a fine fresh copy with the white lettering fully intact and bright. Illustrated with color paintings by Andre Castaigne. A very influential novel and the basis of many film adaptations, firstly with Lon Chaney Senior in 1925, as well of the basis of the Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical - one of the most successful of all time. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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8 MARCH, FREDRIC, FLORENCE ELDRIDGE, STUART CHASE The Proper Study of Mankind...An Inuiry Into the Science of Human Relations
New York Harper 1948 
Later printing. Signed presentation copy from the author to his friends, actors Fredric March and Florence Eldridge, husband and wife. Inscribed: For Florence and Frederic, With love, from, Stuart. October 1949. With the March's decorative bookplate which reads EX LIBRIS - FLORENC AND FREDRIC MARCH. Very good clean copy without dust jacket. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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9 WASHBURN, L.J Wild Night. A Lucas Hallam Mystery
New York TOR 1987 
First Edition. The story of Lucas Hallam, a Texas Ranger turned Pinkerton agent, turned Hollywood P.I. The occasion arose for him to ride with Tom Mix, William S. Hart and other famous movie cowboys of the silent era, but when he enters a ghost town he hopes to turn into a movie set, the shooting starts for real. Paperback original. Fine in printed wrappers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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