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1 (BOGDANOVICH, PETER) WHITTER, GAIL D Insular Position. A Series of Connected Poems. Edited by Maidie Hilmo
Coquitlam, BC Trabarni Productions 1991 
First Edition of the Author's First Book. Paperbound. Signed and inscribed by the author Gail D. Whitter to director Peter Bogdanovich with his ownership stamp. Inscribed: To Peter, This too a heavy read! Gail D. Whitter, New Year's Eve 1995.” Fine copy in printed wrappers. A collection of poems. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 (BOGDANOVICH, PETER) WHITTER, GAIL D. & OWEN NEILL She Said, He Said. Act II, Scene II. The Dialogue Continues
Port Perry, Ontario Trabarni Productions 1995 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author Gail D. Whitter to director Peter Bogdanovich with his ownership stamp on the front cover. Inscribed: To Peter, With many thanks for the 1996 Diary / Calendar - perfect for my haikus (one a day!). Gail D. Whitter, New Year's Eve 1995.” 17 pages, staplebound. Fine copy in printed wrappers. A collection of haikus. 
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3 ABBEY, EDWARD The Brave Cowboy
Salt Lake City/Santa Barbara Dream Garden Press/Santa Teresa Press 1993 
Limited Definitive Edition. One of 500 deluxe numbered copies signed by Kirk Douglas, who has written an introductory essay. Kirk Douglas produced and starred in the 1962 motion picture adaptation of the novel released as Lonely Are the Brave, and the book is illustrated with photographs from the film. As new in dust jacket in an as new dust jacket. The book is printed on acid-free paper and bound in full linen. This is the definitive edition of The Brave Cowboy containing all of Abbey's final corrections and additions. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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4 ANDERSON, MAXWELL Bad Seed - A Play by Maxwell Anderson Based On the Novel by William March
New York Dodd Mead 1955 
Later printing. Signed by actress Patty McCormick, who starred as the evil child, the “bad seed”, both on Broadway and in the acclaimed film version for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Touch of edge wear, else fine in a very good used and worn dust jacket which has chipping and tears. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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5 ANDERSON, MAXWELL Bad Seed - A Play by Maxwell Anderson Based On the Novel by William March
New York Dodd Mead 1955 
First Edition. Signed by actress Patty McCormick, who starred as the evil child, the “bad seed”, both on Broadway and in the acclaimed film version for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a faint dampstain to the top edge of the rear panel, a few tiny chips, creases, and small tears. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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6 ANDERSON, MAXWELL Bad Seed - A Play by Maxwell Anderson Based On the Novel by William March
New York Dodd Mead 1955 
First Edition. Signed by actress Patty McCormick, who starred as the evil child, the “bad seed”, both on Broadway and in the acclaimed film version for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Former ownership inscritption. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some slight rubbing, a few tiny chips and tears. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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7 BARASCH, NORMAN & MOORE, CARROLL Send Me No Flowers. A Comedy in Three Acts
New York Samuel French 1961 
First Edition Thus. Signed by actor Gene Barry in pencil on the front cover. Paperbound, 5” x 7 1/4”. Lightly used copy with some minor dust soiling and spotting to the covers and with a few small tears. The original Broadway production of ‘Send Me No Flowers' was directed by James Dyas and starred Nancy Olson, David Wayne, Michael Miguel O'Brien, Frank Merlin, Heywood Hale Broun, and Peter Turgeon. It was made into a film in 1964, directed by Norman Jewison, and starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, and Paul Lynde. The dapper and suave actor, Gene Barry, worked in film, television, and on the stage. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his on Broadway role in ‘La Cage aux Folles,' but is best known for his television work in such popular shows as ‘Bat Masterson,' ‘Burke's Law' (for which he won a Golden Globe award), and ‘The Name of the Game.' 
Price: 45.00 USD
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8 BENCHLEY, ROBERT Original Printed Contract for Robert Benchley's Film, “‘The Courtship of the Newt” Hand-Signed by Robert Benchley
Los Angeles Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2 pages, 11 x 8 1ŕ2 inches, August 10, 1938 
Printed and typed MGM contract handsigned in ink “Robert Benchley”, 11” x 8 1ŕ2.” File holes at top, Robert Benchley sells all of the rights to his short film to MGM. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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9 BLANKFORT, MICHAEL (WILDER, BILLY) Take the A Train (ISBN: 0525213600 / 0-525-21360-0)
New York Dutton 1978 
First Edition. From the library of the great film director Billy Wilder, signed and inscribed by the author Michael Blankfort to Mr. Wilder. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “For Billy - Not only for the hours of pleasure you gave me over the years, but also for getting on The Train, liking it, and saying so. Gratefully, Mike. July 1978.” Fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some fading to the spine and a bit of edge wear, mostly to the top of the rear panel. A novel set in Harlem just after the end of World War II. Michael Blankfort wrote many screenplays, including ‘Lydia Bailey,' additional dialogue for ‘The Caine Mutiny,' ‘See How They Run,' 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. 
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10 BLOCH, ROBERT The Couch
Greenwich, CT Gold Medal 1962 
First Edition. Paperback original. Signed by the author, Robert Bloch. A novelization of the screenplay written by Bloch for the Warner Brothers film from an original story by Blake Edwards and Owen Crump. Very good in wrappers with one small tear to rear cover and a light crease. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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11 BROYLES, WILLIAM, JR Brothers in Arms. A Journey From War to Peace
New York Knopf 1986 
First Edition. From the library of novelist Kent Anderson signed by him with his ownership signature. Fine in a fine fresh dust jacket. Kent Anderson wrote the classic Vietnam War novel, Sympathy For the Devil (1987), considered one of the key books in Vietnam War literature. He went to Vietnam in 1969, where he served as a Sergeant in the Special Forces Green Beret. His service earned him the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars, one with Oakleaf Cluster for valor. While not supporting the war philosophically, he certainly was and is an ardent supporter of his fellow veterans. After his tour in Vietnam he was a uniformed police officer in Portland, Oregon and in Oakland, California. These experiences formed the basis of Night Dogs, his acclaimed novel of the intensity of police life. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 BUCKLEY JR,. WILLIAM F. & CHARLES CHAPLIN Airborne - A Sentimental Journey - By William F. Buckley, Jr
New York Macmillan 1976 
First Edition, First Printing. From the library of the great actor, writer, and director Charles Chaplin. Signed presentation copy to Charles Chaplin and his wife Oona. Inscribed “For Charles & Oona Chaplin - With warm regards, Bill Buckley” on a specially printed label affixed to the flyleaf. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some tiny tears. Illustrated with photographs. A very interesting association and friendship as Buckley, one of America's most noted political conservatives and found of the magazine National Review, and Chaplin whose liberal political views got him exiled from America during the McCarthy Era.”Airborne is how William F. Buckley, Jr., describes his sail across the wide Atlantic with this son and five friends. The trip, for fifteen years a cream, for fifteen months a planned operation always at risk: one doesn't set out haphazardly in a small sailboat across 4,400 miles of ocean....” 
Price: 750.00 USD
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13 CARVER, RAYMOND Short Cuts - Selected Stories. Introduction by Robert Altman
New York Vintage 1993 
First Edition. Paperbound. Signed by the author of the introduction and the director of the film Short Cuts, Robert Altman, also signed by Frank Barhardt who co-wrote the screenplay with Robert Altman, Raymond Carver's wife, poet and writer, Tess Gallagher, and by the stars of the film - Jennifer Jason Leigh, Lili Taylor, and Chris Penn. Near fine copy with just a hint of use in printed wrappers. Robert Altman was nominated for an Oscar for Best Director, and the terrific cast won a special Golden Globe for Best Ensemble Cast, which included Andie MacDowell, Bruce Davison, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Anne Archer, Fred Ward, Robert Downey, Jr., Madeleine Stowe, Tim Robbins, Tom Waits, Frances McDormand, Peter Gallagher, Lori Singer, Jack Lemmon, Lyle Lovett, Buck Henry, and Huey Lewis. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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14 CASTLE, WILLIAM & ROBERT JOSEPH Hero's Oak. Introduction by Orson Welles
New York Readers Press 1945 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author, : “For Peggy, ‘Big oaks from ? grow' Very fondly, Bill. Nov. 17, 46. And if you don't understand this turn to page 58. B.C.” On page 58 Castle has underlined “she was beautiful and breathtaking.” Pages browned as usual. Very good in a dust jacket with a couple of internal and external repairs, and a few tiny chips. A novel by William Castle who went on to be the great director of gimmick related horror or exploitation films of the 1950s. Scarce in dust jacket, especially inscribed. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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15 CHAPLIN, CHARLES & JAMES ALDRIDGE I Wish He Would Not Die - By James Aldridge
London Bodley Head 1957 
First Edition, First Printing. From the library of the great actor, writer, and director Charles Chaplin. Signed presentation copy to Charles Chaplin and his wife Oona. Inscribed: “To Oona & Charlie (via Ella [Winter]) for the pleasure of knowing them. James Aldridge, Jan. 1958”. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. A novel of the British in Egypt during World War II. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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16 CHAYEFSKY, PADDY (EDWARD G. ROBINSON, GENA ROWLANDS) Middle of the Night. A Play by Paddy Chayefsky
New York Joshua Logan 1956 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from actor Edward G. Robinson to actress and co-star, Gena Rowlands, affectionately inscribed: “To Gena dear - I cherish you - I cherish you like - you were a diamond. Eddie Robinson, Nov. ‘56.” This was Gena Rowlands' personal copy, custom bound in full light brown gilt stamped leather with raised bands on the spine, marble endpapers, and with her name gilt-stamped to the lower right corner of the front board. 80 pages. With three dialogue corrections in the first scene, hand-written in blue ink, in an unknown hand. Bound in is the playbill for the original Broadway production of the play, Middle of the Night, which was produced and directed by Joshua Logan, and which starred Edward G. Robinson, Gena Rowlands, Effie Afton, Martin Balsam, Joan Chambers, and Anne Jackson. The front cover of the playbill has a black & white photograph of Mr. Robinson from the production and there is a photo of Mr. Robinson and Miss Rowlands from the set of the play inside the playbill. The playbill is in fine condition. Mr. Robinson and Miss Jackson were both nominated for Tony Awards, as was Jo Mielziner for Best Scenic Design and Larry Bland for Stage Technician. Harry Green won a Tony for his work as Stage Technician. The play served as the basis for the film version with the same title, which was directed by Delbert Mann, written by Paddy Chayefsky, and starred Fredric March and Kim Novak in the roles developed by Robinson and Rowlands on Broadway. Fredric March was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama. 
Price: 1650.00 USD
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17 CLURMAN, HAROLD (CHANNING, CAROL) The Naked Image: Observations on the Modern Theatre
New York Macmillan 1966 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author / theatre director and critic Harold Clurman to the legendary Broadway actress Carol Channing: “To Carol Channing with admiration & a great smile of appreciation. From Harold Clurman, March 17, ‘66.” Miss Channing is mentioned in the book and a glowing review of her 1964 Broadway performance in Hello Dolly! is included. Clurman writes: “Though ‘Hello Dolly!' is extremely lavish in sets and costumes and is put together with exemplary skill by Gower Champion, what impresses me most in this new musical is the personality of Carol Channing...She is not an unknowing performer, but I venture to say that she is barely conscious of what gives her performance its particular appeal. Even her audience may not realize why they like her so much. Goggle-eyes shining, mouth agape glistening with a multitude of teeth, her voice crackling, Miss Channing makes us believe she finds this the best of possible worlds despite a never-declared but always evident heartbreak. She is the most credulous girl in the world.” Clearly smitten, Clurman raves on, holding nothing back, and we lucky readers are the better for it. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with a hint of fading to the spine and trace of edge wear. A collection of writings about the modern theatre, with pieces on Albee, Beckett, Giradoux, Ionesco, LeRoi Jones, John Osborne, Pinter, Tennessee Williams, and many others. At the time of this inscription Carol Channing was married to her third husband Charles Lowe. The lovely Carol Elaine Channing (born January 31, 1921) is an American singer and actress with a fine sense of comedic timing, a distinctive smile and voice, and a generous spirit. She is the recipient of three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best remembered for originating, on Broadway, the musical-comedy roles of bombshell Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and matchmaking widow Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly! 
Price: 450.00 USD
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18 COLLINS, JACKIE American Star (ISBN: 0671666258 / 0-671-66625-8)
New York Simon & Schuster 1993 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy by by the author, Jackie Collins to film and theater producer Allan Carr, inscribed: “Dear Allan, I miss & love you. Have fun with Nick Angel! [the superstar actor in the novel] XXX's, Jackie. April 1993.” Allan Carr was the flamboyant Hollywood and Broadway producer of such film and stage productions as Grease, La Cage Aux Folles (for which he won a Tony Award), Can't Stop the Music, etc. Before becoming a producer he managed the careers of The Village People, Peter Sellers, Cass Elliot, Herb Alpert, Melina Mercouri, Peggy Lee, Marlo Thomas, Dyan Cannon, Paul Anka, and others. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a minor scratch on the front panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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19 CONROY, PAT The Great Santini (ISBN: 0395242975)
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1976 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Pat Conroy, and by Colonel Don Conroy, the author's father and the book's dedicatee, as well as the inspiration for the novel's title character. Signed: “Donald Conroy, Col. USMC Ret. ‘The Great Santini.'” Top corners slightly bumped, else a fine bright copy in a lightly dust soiled dust jacket with a few tiny tears. The basis of the acclaimed film starring Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, and Michael O'Keefe. The film received several Oscar nominations, including Best Actor in a Leading Role (Robert Duvall) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Michael O'Keefe). 
Price: 700.00 USD
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20 CRAIG, EDWARD GORDON Index to the Story of My Days. Some Memoirs 1872-1907
New York Viking Press 1957 
First Edition - American. With a presentation gift inscription signed by the author, actor, film director actor,writer Orson Welles to writer Fletcher Markle inscribed: “For Fletcher from Orson with his love.” Illustrated. Fine in dust jacket. Welles' autograph is very scarce in book form. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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