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1 Cinema List ‘65-1966
Hollywood Larry Edmunds Bookshop 1966 
First Edition. Paperbound. 249 page catalogue with prices of cinema material issued by Larry Edmunds Bookshop in Hollywood, California, featuring biographies, criticism, directories, signed and autographed books and photographs, photoplays, screenplays, programs, shooting scripts, etc. Illustrated. Very good copy with some rubbing and minor creases to the covers and light edge wear. The front cover is illustrated with a dramatic still of Theda Bara holding a poised dagger from the film Carmen. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Descriptive Catalogue of Kodascope Library Motion Pictures
New York Kodascope Libraries, Inc. 1927 
Second Edition. Paperbound. A detailed descriptive catalogue for subscribers to Kodascope Libraries, listing the many films available for viewing, including such diverse subjects as travel, sports, industry, agriculture, science, natural history, comedies (starring Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, etc.), animated cartoons, and dramas. Very good copy with a touch of edge wear in printed wrappers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Film Library. The Museum Of Modern Art. Bulletin 1938-1939
New York The Museum Of Modern Art Film Library 1938 
Program for a six part film series shown at the Museum including a survey of American film from 1895-1930, films from Germany, France, and Sweden, as well as Post-War American film, the work of D.W. Griffith and more. Paperbound. Original staples which had rusted and with some offsetting to the interior pages, were removed and replaced by a sewn binding with minor repair, else very good in wrappers. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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4 Film Pictorial Vol IV. No. 84. All-Star Souvenir Number
London The Amalgamated Press, Ltd. Sept. 30, 1933 
First Edition. Large format film magazine with a photograph of Leslie Howard on the front cover and Norma Shearer on the back. Near fine copy with a couple of very tiny tears. Includes articles by and about Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, Laurel & Hardy, Ronald Colman, Jackie Cooper, Walt Disney & Mickey Mouse, and Lupe Velez, as well as many beauty tips from the stars and some terrific ads. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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5 Original Deluxe Souvenir Program Book for the Film, Jerusalem
Denmark SVT Drama 1996 
First Edition. An oversize promotional book made in a very small quantity for film reviewers for the film Jerusalem, directed by Billie August (Les Miserables, Smilla's Sense of Snow, House of the Spirits). Includes a synopsis of the story and much production information. Paperbound. Illustrated. Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Original Deluxe Souvenir Program Book For the Film, There's Something About Mary
Los Angeles Twentieth Century Fox 1998 
First Edition. Collection of promotional material including photographs and production information for the hit comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers starring Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, and Matt Dillon. Creatively enclosed in an elaborately designed portfolio which is patterned after Stiller's prom pants costume in beige cloth, edged in brown velvet, with a working zipper. Oversize. Made in a very small quantity for film reviewers. Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 Souvenir Program Book for the British Film, Just William's Luck
London D. McKenzie 1948 
First Edition. Paperbound. The souvenir program book sold at first run showings of the charming British film comedy Just William's Luck directed by Val Guest who co-wrote the screenplay with Richmal Crompton, as an adaptation from Crompton's popular novel. The film stars Garry Marsh, Jane Welsh, Hugh Cross, Kathleen Stuart, Hy Hazell, and William Graham as the young William. Laid in is a small printed note from the publisher clarifying that this booklet is unrelated to the forthcoming publication of the book Just William's Luck by Richmal Crompton which is part of the famous “William” series published by Messrs. George Newnes & Co. With text and illustrated throughout with black & white stills from the film and photos from the set. Near fine bright copy in printed wrappers with just a faint trace of ageing and wear to the front panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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8 ABBE, PATIENCE, RICHARD & JOHNNY Of All Places!
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1937 
First Edition. Very good plus copy with a trace of fading to the top and bottom edges of the spine and very minor darkening to the gutters in a very good bright slightly used dust jacket with the front jacket flap detached, a hint of edge wear, and a few shallow chips and tiny tears. Illustrated ‘memoirs' from a young trio of siblings who write of their famous celebrity friends, including Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Eddie Cantor, Bing Crosby, Myrna Loy, Hal Roach, Marion Davies, Robert Taylor, and others, with a special section about Shirley Temple when she was around eight, and time spent as guests of William Randolph Hearst at Hearst Castle. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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9 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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10 CLAIR, RENE A Nous La Liberte with Entr'acte
London Lorrimer 1970 
First Edition. Issued largely as a trade paperback, this is one of the small number issued hardbound in cloth. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket. The screenplays for Rene Clair's two classic films. Illustrated. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 CONNELL, WILL In Pictures. A Hollywood Satire. Story by Nunnally Johnson, Patterson McNutt, Gene Fowler, & Grover Jones
New York Maloney 1937 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Will Connell. Large format photographic satire on Hollywood's studio age, with black & white full page photos by Connell and commentary by screenwriters Johnson, McNutt, Fowler, Jones. Spiral bound. Near fine in stiff wrappers with some small chipping at edges, enclosed in original publishers slipcase which has been expertly repaired by a paper conservationist. Listed in 100 Books on Hollywood & the Movies. Very scarce, especially so in the slipcase. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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12 DICKINSON, THOROLD A Discovery of Cinema
New York Oxford University Press 1971 
First Edition - American. From the library of film director Peter Bogdanovich with his ownership stamp. Fine in in a lightly used dust jacket with a 1/2” tear to the bottom edge of the front panel. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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13 DUNNE, PHILIP Writers Guild Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
Los Angeles Writers Guild Foundation 1991 
First Edition. Bound typeset pamphlet consisting of material presented during an awards ceremony honoring the acclaimed Hollywood screen writer of such memorable films as How Green was My Valley, Forever Amber, and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and director of 10 films including In Love and War andThe Agony and the Ecstasy. A warm tribute to a man who helped elevate the art of film making without sacrificing his love of storytelling. From his memoirs, Take Two: A Life in Movies and Politics , “Never in all my years in this chancy and unstable profession did I ever realize that I was sleepwalking along a precipice. I ignored the fact that the rate of professional mortality among screen writers is extremely high...It wasn't courage or arrogance or insensitivy; I suspect it was the irrascible HoratioAlger in my blood. If I had it to do all over again I would perish of sheer fright.” Illustrated with black & white photos. Includes filmography. Fine in printed wrappers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 EVERSON, WILLIAM K The Detective In Film
New York Citadel Press 1972 
First Edition. With a gift inscription to film director Roman Polanski from a friend inscribed: “A souvenir of ‘Chinatown' From Saul To Roman, Who doesn't make movies like a Chinaman. Jan, ‘74”. Fine in a lightly used price-clipped dust jacket. One of the best books on Hollywood detective films. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 FEYDER, JACQUES & FRANCOISE ROSAY Le Cinema Notre Metier
Paris Skira 1944 
First Edition. Text in French. Signed and inscribed by Francois Rosay, actress of the French and international stage and screen. She was married to director Jacques Feyder, with whom this book of memoirs was written. Paperbound. Slight wear to the edges, else very good in printed wrappers. Illustrated. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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16 FINLER, JOEL W The Hollywood Story
New York Crown 1988 
First Edition. From the library of Peter Bogdanovich with his ownership stamp. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Bogdanovich's films are discussed and illustrated in this large coffee table extensively illustrated history of Hollywood. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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17 GLOVER, GUY McLaren
Montreal National Film Board of Canada 1980 
First Edition. Oversize paperbound format, 11” x 15.” Illustrated throughout. Near fine copy with a touch of edge wear and very minor spotting to the covers in printed wrappers. An overview of the work of noted film animator, Norman McLaren, whose many innovations in the field including developing the technique of drawing directly on film, thus eliminating the need of a camera, and using three-dimensional animation in the conversion of animated drawings. He won an Oscar for his cartoon, Neighbors, in which he moved live actors 24 times a second, resembling the robotic clay-mation technique. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 KOSZARSKI, RICHARD The Astoria Studio and its Fabulous Films. A Picture History with 227 Stills and Photographs
New York Dover 1983 
First Edition, Paperback Original. Oversize. Illustrated throughout. With a foreword by Rochelle Slovin. Near fine copy with some very minor creasing from reading in printed wrappers. A comprehensive history of New York's most famous film studio, Astoria, including work from the silent era (Zaza starring Gloria Swanson; directed by Allan Dwan, Monsieur Beaucaire starring Rudolph Valentino, It's the Old Army Game with W.C. Fields), the talkies (Cocoanuts with the Marx Brothers in their talking-film debut, My Sin starring Tallulah Bankhead and Frederick March, Crime Without Passion with Claude Rains), and more modern films (The Wiz starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, All That Jazz with Roy Scheider, directed by Bob Fosse, The Verdict starring Paul Newman, directed by Sidney Lumet). 
Price: 60.00 USD
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19 KREUGER, MILES Souvenir Programs of Twelve Classic Movies 1927-1941
New York Dover 1977 
First Edition. Paperback original. Reprints the original souvenir programs from such films as The Jazz Singer, Gone With the Wind, All Quiet on the Western Front, Captains Courageous, The Great Dictator, Citizen Kane, and more. Paperbound. Slight water staining to edges, not affecting interior pages, else fine in printed wrappers. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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20 MCGILLIGAN, PAT (ED.) Backstory. Interviews with Screenwriters of Hollywood's Golden Age
Berkeley University of California Press 1986 
First Edition. Illustrated. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A terrific collection of interviews with some of the greatest screenwriters of all time from drama to suspense to comedy, including W.R. Burnett, Philip Dunne, James M. Cain, Niven Busch, etc. With extensive bibliographic material, notes, and indices. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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