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1 Original Program For the Advance Press Screening of the Film Elmer Gantry
Los Angeles United Artists 1960 
Film director Peter Bogdanovich's copy given to him when he was a film critic. With Bogdanovich's ownership stamp. 8 pages, creased from folding. Illustrated. With cast and production information. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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2 Publicity Book for Louisa M. Alcott's Little Women a RKO Radio Picture
Los Angeles RKO Pictures 1933 
8 page large format publicity book for the release acclaimed film directed by George Cukor and starring Katharine Hepburn. Prints pictures from the film, short articles, suggested advertising copy, posters & accessories, cast and production information. Laid in is a 8 page “newspaper” advertising the film. Staple bound in printed wrappers. Very good. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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3 ACKERMAN, FORREST J The Frankenscience Monster
New York Ace 1969 
First Edition. Paperback original. Forrest J. Ackerman's tribute to Boris Karloff, with interviews, pictures and appreciations from Robert Block, Vincent Price, Lon Chaney, Christopher Lee, and more. About fine in pictorial wrappers. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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4 ADLER, WARREN The War of the Roses
New York Warner Books 1981 
First Edition. The basis of the acclaimed black comedy motion picture starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. Fine in a bright fresh dust jacket with a crease to the rear inner flap. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 ALLEN, WOODY Without Feathers
New York Random House 1975 
First Edition. A collection of comic writings by Woody Allen, including selected New Yorker articles and previously unpublished one-act plays. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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6 ANDREWS, FRANK A Dirigible. Illustrated with Scenes from the Motion Picture
New York A.L. Burt 1932 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the release of the early talking picture directed by Frank Capra starring Fay Wray, Jack Holt, Ralph Graves, and Hobart Bosworth. An exciting tale of the U.S. Navy's use of dirigibles in exploring Antarctica. Ownership inscription. Near fine bright copy in a very good lightly dust soiled dust jacket with a few tiny chips and tears. The front panel of the dust jacket is a spectacular painting of a huge Navy dirigible in the clouds with an airplane flying around it. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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7 AXELROD, GEORGE Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter
New York Random House 1956 
First Edition. Advance review copy with the publisher's dated notice laid in. Illustrated with scenes from the Broadway production of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter staged by George Axelrod. Jayne Mansfield created her signature role of sexy blonde bombshell Rita Marlowe in the Broadway debut opposite Walter Matthau and Orson Bean, and then repeated her success in the acclaimed film adaptation directed by Frank Tashlin and co-starring Tony Randall. The book has photograph illustrations including one of Jane receiving a massage, and her photo is on the front panel of the book's binding as well as on the front of the dust jacket. Near fine copy with a trace of edge wear in a very good plus bright lightly used dust jacket with a small tear to the front panel and a bit of fading to the spine. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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8 AXELROD, GEORGE Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter
New York Random House 1956 
First Edition. Near fine in a worn dust jacket which is heavily chipped, torn, creased, and with internal tape repairs. Jayne Mansfield created her signature role of sexy blonde bombshell Rita Marlowe in the Broadway debut opposite Walter Matthau and Orson Bean, and then repeated her success in the acclaimed film adaptation directed by Frank Tashlin and co-starring Tony Randall. The book has photograph illustrations including one of Jane receiving a massage, and her photo is on the front panel of the book's binding as well as on the front of the dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 BAKER, DOROTHY Young Man With a Horn
New York Houghton Mifflin 1938 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Dorothy Baker to her friend Eleanor Lyman. Inscribed: “For Nell, Hommage de l'auteur, Dorothy. Recipient's bookplate. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbed areas inked in and a few tiny nicks and tears. A novel based on the life of the great coronet player Bix Beiderbecke who died of alcoholism in 1931 at age 28. Made into an acclaimed motion picture starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, and Hoagy Carmichael. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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10 BARRIE, JAMES M Sentimental Tommy. The Story of His Boyhood
London Macmillan 1896 
First Edition. From the library of Harpo Marx, the great clown of the Marx Brothers comedy team, and his wife actress Susan Fleming Marx, former member of the Ziegfeld Follies and star of early talking films like Million Dollar Legs with W.C. Fields. With a charming bookplate illustrated by Susan Marx with a drawing of Harpo in his comic character which reads: “FROM THE LIBRARY OF HARPO & SUSAN MARX.” Bound in green gilt-stamped and tooled leather by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Spine faded, very good. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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11 BARTOLINI, LUIGI Bicycle Thieves
New York Macmillan 1950 
First Edition - American. The basis of the classic Italian neo-realist film by Vittorio De Sica. Some moisture staining to cloth and the dust jacket which has some chipping and tears. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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12 BEERBOHM, MAX More
London John Lane/The Bodley Head 1899 
First Edition. From the library of Harpo Marx, the great clown of the Marx Brothers comedy team, and his wife actress Susan Fleming Marx, former member of the Ziegfeld Follies and star of early talking films like Million Dollar Legs with W.C. Fields. With a charming bookplate illustrated by Susan Marx with a drawing of Harpo in his comic character which reads: “FROM THE LIBRARY OF HARPO & SUSAN MARX.” Some faint foxing to preliminaries, very good copy in original green cloth with paper label. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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13 BERGER, THOMAS Little Big Man
New York Dial Press 1964 
First Edition. Fine in a very good lightly rubbed and used dust jacket with some slight dust soiling to the rear panel and a slight trace of fading at spine with couple of small chips. The basis for the acclaimed film starring Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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14 BLATTY, WILLIAM PETER The Exorcist
New York Harper & Row 1971 
First Edition. Ownership signature. Very good copy with some slight edge wear and light rubbing to the spine in a very good lightly used dust jacket with some internal tape reinforcement at the bottom of the spine and some tiny nicks and creases. The basis of the classic horror film directed by William Friedkin, starring Linda Blair, Max Von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, and Jason Miller. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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15 BLOCK, LIBBIE The Hills of Beverly. A Novel of About the Royal Families of the Motion Picture World
Garden City Doubleday 1957 
First Edition. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some tiny chipping and tears. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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16 BRACKETT, LEIGH Rio Bravo
New York Bantam 1959 
First Edition. Paperback original novel written by Leigh Brackett from her own screenplay. Issued to coincide with the release of the Howard Hawks directed classic western starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Rick Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan and Ward Bond. Discreet ink stamp. Very good plus copy. The front cover is a color painting of Wayne, Martin, and Nelson. The rear cover has photographs of all the principals. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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17 BRISTOW, GWEN Tomorrow Is Forever
New York Crowell 1943 
First Edition. Fine in a lightly used dust jacket with a few very tiny chips at extremities and a very slight hint of sunning at spine. Much nicer than usuall found. The basis of the acclaimed 1946 film starring Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert, George Brent, and Natalie Wood. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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18 BURKE, JOHN The Entertainer by John Burke. Based On the Play by John Osborne
London Four Square Books 1960 
First Edition Novelization. Illustrated with scenes from the British film production of John Osborne's (who also co-scripted the film) acclaimed play The Entertainer, directed by Tony Richardson, starring Laurence Olivier, in a recreation of his stage role, Joan Plowright, and Brenda de Banzie, with screen debuts of Albert Finney and Alan Bates. Near fine bright copy with a hint of edgewear in printed wrappers. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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19 BURNETT, W.R The Asphalt Jungle
New York Knopf 1949 
First Edition. The basis for the 1950 film directed by John Huston, starring Sterling Hayden, Marilyn Monroe, Sam Jaffe, and James Whitmore. Very good copy with a bit of edge wear and a 1 1/2” inch triangular dampstain to the top of the spine and a stray pen marking to the middle of the spine without dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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20 CERAM, C.W Archaeology of the Cinema
London Thames and Hudson 1965 
First Edition. Traces the development of the mechanics of the motion picture, from toys demonstrating the “persistance of vision”, to photography and motion studies to the final projection of the moving image. Erasure to inside front board, edges of pages yellowing, else fine in a near fine dust jacket with minor chipping to the edges. Illustrated with almost 300 black and white plates. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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