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1 ALTON, JOHN Painting with Light
New York Macmillan 1949 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, John Alton to Conrad Prag Kahn, the great sound recorder for many Hollywood films produced from the 30's through the 60's, inscribed: “Every once in a while one meets a real human being who is also an artist, a thinker, a creator. This one happens to be my good friend Conrad Kahn. Good Luck Conny!, John. Hollywood, 1956.” Laid in are two interesting items. One is a 9” x 6” page from a sketchbook with an original charcoal sketch by John Alton of Conrad Kahn in profile wearing headphones, inscribed: “To the Great Khan. John Alton. Hollywood 1956.” The other item is an original black and white photograph, 5” x 3”, taken on the set of a film showing Mr. Kahn sitting wearing headphones operating his sound equipment. Conrad Kahn was in charge of sound for so many classic films, including The Wizard of Oz, Ninotchka with Greta Garbo, Frank Capra's State of the Union, Preston Sturges' Fort Bravo, Teahouse of the August Moon, as well as many of the Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy films, William Powell-Myrna Loy pictures, several Fred Astaire films, and many others. From its listing in 100 Books on Hollywood & the Movies: “An exceptional book on cinematography, especially the use of film noir lighting, by one of its most adept practitioners, responsible for T-Men and The Big Combo and winner of an Academy Award for An American in Paris” . Corners slightly bumped, else very good plus in a very good plus dust jacket with a couple of tiny chips and tears. A wonderful association copy. Listed in 100 Books on Hollywood & the Movies. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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2 DISNEY, WALT & JACK KINNEY Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney By Jack Kinney
New York Harmony Books 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Jack Kinney and with a large original color ink drawing of the cartoon character of Dumbo the elephant on his circus stand wearing his hat. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Extensively illustrated. Jack Kinney started working with Disney as an animator in 1931 working on Mickey Mouse cartoons and eventually had major roles in working on Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Peter Pan. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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3 DISNEY, WALT & JACK KINNEY Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney By Jack Kinney
New York Harmony Books 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Jack Kinney, and with a large original humorous color ink self-portrait drawing. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Foreword by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Extensively illustrated. Jack Kinney started working with Disney as an animator in 1931, working on Mickey Mouse cartoons and eventually had major roles working on ‘Pinocchio', ‘Dumbo,' and ‘Peter Pan.' He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for ‘Der Fuhrer's Face.' 
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4 DISNEY, WALT & JACK KINNEY Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney By Jack Kinney
New York Harmony Books 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Jack Kinney, and with a large original humorous color ink full face self-portrait drawing. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Foreword by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Extensively illustrated. Jack Kinney started working with Disney as an animator in 1931, working on Mickey Mouse cartoons and eventually had major roles working on ‘Pinocchio', ‘Dumbo,' and ‘Peter Pan.' He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for ‘Der Fuhrer's Face.' 
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5 DISNEY, WALT & JACK KINNEY Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney By Jack Kinney
New York Harmony Books 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author / illustrator, Jack Kinney, and with a large original self-portrait drawing captioned “Thanks, Jack ‘Banana Nose' Kinney, Luv.” Kinney has drawn himself wearing a Mickey Mouse hat and with a fountain pen tied to his nose with a ribbon as if he's just signed his name with it. Kinney has colored in his face with a reddish orange colored pencil. Foreword by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Extensively illustrated. Jack Kinney started working with Disney as an animator in 1931, working on Mickey Mouse cartoons and eventually had major roles working on ‘Pinocchio', ‘Dumbo,' and ‘Peter Pan.' He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for ‘Der Fuhrer's Face.' 
Price: 175.00 USD
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6 DISNEY, WALT & JACK KINNEY Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney By Jack Kinney
New York Harmony Books 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author / illustrator, Jack Kinney, and with a large original self-portrait drawing captioned “Thanks, Jack ‘Banana Nose' Kinney, Luv.” Kinney has drawn himself wearing a Mickey Mouse hat and with a fountain pen tied to his nose with a ribbon as if he's just signed his name with it. Foreword by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Extensively illustrated. Jack Kinney started working with Disney as an animator in 1931, working on Mickey Mouse cartoons and eventually had major roles working on ‘Pinocchio', ‘Dumbo,' and ‘Peter Pan.' He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for ‘Der Fuhrer's Face.' 
Price: 150.00 USD
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7 DISNEY, WALT & JACK KINNEY Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney By Jack Kinney
New York Harmony Books 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author / illustrator, Jack Kinney, and with a large original drawing signed,“Thanks, Jack Kinney.” The drawing is of Mr. Magoo standing outside leaning in close to read a sign which says “Keep off the grass.” while he says, “Confound it I want to buy a book!” In the background is a sign reading “To Lowry's Books” pointing in the opposite direction. Foreword by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Extensively illustrated. Jack Kinney started working with Disney as an animator in 1931, working on Mickey Mouse cartoons and eventually had major roles working on ‘Pinocchio', ‘Dumbo,' and ‘Peter Pan.' He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for ‘Der Fuhrer's Face.' 
Price: 125.00 USD
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8 DISNEY, WALT & JACK KINNEY Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney By Jack Kinney
New York Harmony Books 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author / illustrator, Jack Kinney, and with a large original self-portrait drawing captioned “Thanks, Jack ‘Banana Nose' Kinney, Luv.” Kinney has drawn himself wearing a Mickey Mouse hat and polka-dotted bow tie and has a fountain pen tied to his nose with a ribbon as if he's just signed his name with it. “Luv” and Kinney's face are both colored in with a reddish orange pencil. Foreword by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Extensively illustrated. Jack Kinney started working with Disney as an animator in 1931, working on Mickey Mouse cartoons and eventually had major roles working on ‘Pinocchio', ‘Dumbo,' and ‘Peter Pan.' He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for ‘Der Fuhrer's Face.' 
Price: 200.00 USD
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9 DISNEY, WALT & JACK KINNEY Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney By Jack Kinney
New York Harmony Books 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author / illustrator, Jack Kinney, “To _____, Thanks, Jack Kinney and Stromboli an Evil Puppeteer.” and with a large original drawing of the villainous Disney character, Stromboli, from the film ‘Pinocchio.' In the drawing Stromboli is standing on a stage, looking very upset, while holding a puppet in each hand. Foreword by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Extensively illustrated. Jack Kinney started working with Disney as an animator in 1931, working on Mickey Mouse cartoons and eventually had major roles working on ‘Pinocchio', ‘Dumbo,' and ‘Peter Pan.' He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for ‘Der Fuhrer's Face.' 
Price: 275.00 USD
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10 DISNEY, WALT & JACK KINNEY Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney By Jack Kinney
New York Harmony Books 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author / illustrator, Jack Kinney, and with a large original drawing of Mickey Mouse. In the drawing Mickey is wearing a Tyrollean style hat as he climbs up a steep incline saying to himself, “There's no top to this mountain!” Foreword by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Extensively illustrated. Jack Kinney started working with Disney as an animator in 1931, working on Mickey Mouse cartoons and eventually had major roles working on ‘Pinocchio', ‘Dumbo,' and ‘Peter Pan.' He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for ‘Der Fuhrer's Face.' 
Price: 250.00 USD
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11 DISNEY, WALT & JACK KINNEY Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney By Jack Kinney
New York Harmony Books 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author / illustrator, Jack Kinney, “From Jack Kinney,” and with a large original ink drawing with some color pencil of the Disney character Goofy surfing wearing a striped old-fashioned swim suit. Foreword by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Extensively illustrated. Jack Kinney started working with Disney as an animator in 1931, working on Mickey Mouse cartoons and eventually had major roles working on ‘Pinocchio', ‘Dumbo,' and ‘Peter Pan.' He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for ‘Der Fuhrer's Face.' 
Price: 185.00 USD
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12 DISNEY, WALT & JACK KINNEY Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney By Jack Kinney
New York Harmony Books 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author / illustrator, Jack Kinney, and with a large original drawing of Mickey Mouse and the Disney character, Pete, arch-nemesis of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. In the drawing both Mickey and Pete are dressed in a Western costume (cowboy hats, boots, and spurs) and Mickey is pointing two pistols at Pete while saying, “Reach for the sky Pete!” Pete has a worried look on his face and has both of his arms raised above his head in surrender. Foreword by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Extensively illustrated. Jack Kinney started working with Disney as an animator in 1931, working on Mickey Mouse cartoons and eventually had major roles working on ‘Pinocchio', ‘Dumbo,' and ‘Peter Pan.' He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for ‘Der Fuhrer's Face.' 
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13 DISNEY, WALT & JACK KINNEY Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney By Jack Kinney
New York Harmony Books 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author / illustrator, Jack Kinney, and with a large original drawing of Goofy holding an open book which is upside down and has been inscribed: “To ____, from Jack Kinney.” Goofy is scratching his head as he looks at the book with the caption, “Hmmm...Something wrong here!” written above his head. Foreword by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Extensively illustrated. Jack Kinney started working with Disney as an animator in 1931, working on Mickey Mouse cartoons and eventually had major roles working on ‘Pinocchio', ‘Dumbo,' and ‘Peter Pan.' He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for ‘Der Fuhrer's Face.' 
Price: 125.00 USD
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14 DISNEY, WALT & JACK KINNEY Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney By Jack Kinney
New York Harmony Books 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author / illustrator, Jack Kinney, and with a large original self-portrait drawing captioned “Thanks Jack ‘Banana Nose' Kinney, Luv Ya.” Kinney has drawn himself wearing a Mickey Mouse hat and with a fountain pen tied to his nose with a ribbon as if he's just signed his name with it. Foreword by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Extensively illustrated. Jack Kinney started working with Disney as an animator in 1931, working on Mickey Mouse cartoons and eventually had major roles working on ‘Pinocchio', ‘Dumbo,' and ‘Peter Pan.' He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for ‘Der Fuhrer's Face.' 
Price: 185.00 USD
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15 DISNEY, WALT & JACK KINNEY Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney By Jack Kinney
New York Harmony Books 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author / illustrator, Jack Kinney, and with a large original drawing by him of Mickey Mouse in the grip of an angry giant while saying “Hi Ya!” Foreword by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Extensively illustrated. Jack Kinney started working with Disney as an animator in 1931, working on Mickey Mouse cartoons and eventually had major roles working on ‘Pinocchio', ‘Dumbo,' and ‘Peter Pan.' He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for ‘Der Fuhrer's Face.' 
Price: 275.00 USD
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16 DISNEY, WALT & JACK KINNEY Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney By Jack Kinney
New York Harmony Books 1988 
First Edition. Signed by the author / illustrator, Jack Kinney, and with a large original drawing by him of Mickey Mouse swinging on a trapeze with a nervous expression on his face. Kinney's inscription next to the drawing reads: “The Mouse on the Flying Trapeze, Jack Kinney.” Foreword by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Extensively illustrated. Jack Kinney started working with Disney as an animator in 1931, working on Mickey Mouse cartoons and eventually had major roles working on ‘Pinocchio', ‘Dumbo,' and ‘Peter Pan.' He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for ‘Der Fuhrer's Face.' 
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17 DISNEY, WALT & KINNEY, JACK Original Ink & Pencil Drawing Signed by Disney Animation Artist Jack Kinney
10 1/2” x 10 1/2” c. 1988 
Original ink & pencil drawing signed by Disney animation artist Jack Kinney titled ‘The Background Department' depicting two Disney animators: Emil Flohri sitting at his desk with a paintbrush in hand working on a piece with Carlos Manriquez standing in front of him flexing his arm and smiling. The accompanying text on the drawing reads: “Emil Flohri was at one time the editor of Life Magazine.” and “Carlos played hand ball - so one arm was larger than the other.” With a printed authentication certificate from Cartoons & Comics of Burbank, CA hand-signed by Howard Lowery, the internationally known Walt Disney and cartoon art expert, authenticating the drawing as “an original work of art by the distinguished Walt Disney animator and director Jack Kinney. It was created as an illustration for his book ‘Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney' (Harmony Books, 1989).” This drawing appeared in the final published version of the book in Chapter 1, ‘Off the Street, into the Trenches' on page 19 and both men are mentioned in ‘Notes on the Characters' section at the end of the book. Near fine condition with just a trace of handling. Jack Kinney (1909 - 1992) was hired by Walt Disney in 1931, the early days of the Depression, to work at the Walt Disney Studio on Hyperion Avenue in East Hollywood. His beginning career includes his work on several shorts, including Santa's Workshop (1932), The Band Concert (1935), and Moose Hunters (1937). He went on to become a director of cartoons, working on the features Pinocchio and Dumbo, but he really shined in the shorts department, where his Goofy cartoons are among the best to come out of the Disney Studios. He received five Academy Award nominations and won an Oscar for the 1943 cartoon ‘Der Fuhrer's Face,' the only Donald Duck film to win an Academy Award.  In 1959, Jack left Disney to start (with his brother Dick) Jack Kinney Productions, an independent animation studio. In his book ‘Walt Disney and Assorted Other Characters. An Unauthorized Account of the Early Years at Disney,' Kinney recounts the highs and lows of daily life as a member of the creative department at Disney, where the staff referred to themselves as ‘inmates' and the practical jokes and camaraderie provided rich material for the gags and scenes that they created for the screen. Working for Walt Disney could be as inspiring as it could be frustrating and his book presents an insider's perspective with great humor and candor. He puts it best in his introduction: “These are my personal recollections of the Disney Studio where I worked for more than a quarter-century. It is the story of the little people, the strivers, the doers. It is about the pranks, the gags, the human foibles we remember so lovingly, and about the growing pains suffered by all involved. The Golden Age of Animation was a glorious experience.” 
Price: 400.00 USD
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18 DUNCAN, DAVID DOUGLAS (WILDER, BILLY) Goodbye Picasso (ISBN: 0449116197 / 0-448-11619-7)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1974 
First Edition. From the library of the great film director Billy Wilder, signed and inscribed by the author / photographer David Douglas Duncan to Billy Wilder and his wife at the behest of their mutual friends Anne & Kirk Douglas. Inscribed: “For Audrey and Billy Wilder, Merry Christmas 1974, from Anne and Kirk and David Douglas Duncan.” Oversized art book. Fine copy without dust jacket. A book of photographs by David Douglas Duncan comprising the artist Pablo Picasso's private collection of his own work. With many candid images of Picasso, his family, home, friends, dogs, and more. Billy Wilder's legendary status in Hollywood as a director, screenwriter, and producer includes such classic films as Ninotchka, Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Stalag 17, Some Like it Hot, The Seven Year Itch, The Apartment, and The Fortune Cookie. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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19 KARSH, YOUSUF (WILDER, BILLY) Karsh - American Legends (ISBN: 0821219065 / 0-8212-1906-5)
Boston Little Brown 1992 
First Edition. From the library of the great film director Billy Wilder, signed and inscribed by the author / photographer Yousuf Karsh: “For Billy Wilder, whose portrait graces this book. Yousuf Karsh.” Laid in is a note written by Billy Wilder with Mr. Karsh's address in Canada. On page 135 is Karsh's photographic portrait of Mr. Wilder, with the following caption: “Billy Wilder, Film Director. On the long shelf holding his leather-bound movie scripts and six Oscars spanning a fifty-year career as writer-director-producer, the Winged Victory bronze presented to him by the ‘divine director Rene Clair' was especially meaningful.” Oversized art book. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A collection of Karsh's photograph portraits of American artists, authors, newsmakers, and celebrities, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Cesar Chavez, Martha Graham, Al Hirschfeld (who contributed a caricature drawing of Karsh on page 10), Jasper Johns, Billie Jean King, Jessye Norman (which is also on the front panel of the jacket), Jonas Salk, Charles Schulz, Stephen Sondheim, Kurt Vonnegut, Andy Warhol, Elie Wiesel, Tom Wolfe, etc. Billy Wilder's legendary status in Hollywood as a director, screenwriter, and producer includes such classic films as Ninotchka, Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Stalag 17, Some Like it Hot, The Seven Year Itch, The Apartment, and The Fortune Cookie. 
Price: 8500.00 USD
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20 KATZENBERG, JEFFREY, DREAMWORKS ANIMATION & RAMIN ZAHED The Art of Dreamworks Animation - Celebrating 20 Years of Art - Foreword by Jeffrey Katzenberg. Introduction by Bill Damaschke
New York Abrams 2014 
First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the DreamWorks Animation film studio co-founder, Jeffrey Katzenberg, on a special bookplate affixed to the front pastedown with the DreamWorks logo of a young boy sitting on a crescent moon while fishing and the printed text: “THANK YOU FOR SHARING 20 YEARS OF ENTERTAINMENT WITH DREAMWORKS ANIMATION!” A large heavy coffee table book, 10 1/4” x 12 1/4”, 323 pages. Extensive color-illustrated history of the studio and its productions. Fine copy in decorative printed boards without dust jacket, as issued. The story of DreamWorks Animation, the film studio which released such classic and celebrated animated feature films as Antz (their first release, 1998), Shrek (2001), Madagascar (2005), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Rise of the Guardians (2012), and Home (2015). With a 5 page section on Awards and Nominations. DreamWorks Animation SKG was founded in 2004 by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen, the trio who created DreamWorks SKG in 1994, the phenomenally successful studio which produced the Oscar-winning films American Beauty, Gladiator, and A Beautiful Mind. From Katzenberg's foreword: “For me - a guy who started in live-action film production - I discovered my love for animation in an unusual way. Back in 1984, I was named chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. On my first day on the job, Disney's CEO, Michael Eisner, called me into his office and pointed out the window to a building across the lot. He asked, ‘Do you know what they do over there?' I answered, ‘I've no idea.' He said, ‘That's where they make the animated movies...and you're now in charge.” With fitting serendipity, thus began Jeffrey Katzenberg's stewardship of animated films. And aren't we all such fortunate recipients for what followed. 
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