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1 FORD, JOHN Guide to the John Ford Papers in the Lilly Library
Bloomington, IN Lilly Library 2002 
Revised Edition. Paperbound. A well-produced work detailing the collection of materials in the Lilly Library related to the great motion picture director and recipient of six Academy Awards, John Ford, best known for the classic films The Iron Horse, Fort Apache, Rio Grande, The Informer, How Green Was My Valley, The Grapes of Wrath, The Quiet Man, and many more. Included in this massive archive are approximately 2500 items in the correspondence files, many film scripts and production materials (1915 - 1971) with some items from his early silent films and television programs; hundreds of legal materials (1917 - 1974) including studio contracts, production agreements, and non-film matters; a miscellaneous section related to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Bel Air Association, the Field Photo Home, membership cards and awards, and various personal items. Also included are preparation notes and tape recordings of interviews for his son, Dan Ford's biography, Pappy: The Life of John Ford; approximately 3500 photographs and movie stills from his personal collection - many of which are from other people's films; and a selection of John Ford's films, including an undated home movie. As noted in the catalogue, the LIlly Library holds other collections related to John Ford not outlined here. Staplebound. Fine condition. An essential addition to the library of any John Ford admirer or collector. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 FOX, BRIAN The Wild Bunch
New York Award Books 1969 
First Edition. Paperback original of this novel issued to coincide with the release of the Sam Peckinpah directed western film starring William Holden, Robert Ryan, and Ernest Borgnine. Near fine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 KINGSLEY, SIDNEY Dead End. A Play in Three Acts
New York Random House 1936 
First Edition. This copy was Samuel Goldwyn Pictures' copy with their “Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.” stamp on various pages throughout the book. Samuel Goldwyn produced the film version of this play which introduced the Dead End Kids and was directed by William Wyler, starring Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrae, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie, Claire Trevor, and Marjorie Main. The screenplay was written by Lillian Hellman. This copy has some pencil marking and scoring in the text in an unknown hand. Illustrated with three terrific wood engravings by Julian Wehr. Very good in a very good dust jacket with some internal repairs, some tiny chipping, small tears, and a little aging mainly at spine. An historic copy used to help create a classic Hollywood film. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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4 KINGSLEY, SIDNEY Dead End. A Play in Three Acts
New York Random House 1936 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author: “For my star witness, Love, Sidney Kingsley, New York - Mar. 10, 1937.” A little bit of darkening at spine, else fine in a lightly used dust jacket with some darkening and with some tiny chips and small tears. The film version of this play which introduced the Dead End Kids and was directed by William Wyler, starring Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrae, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie, Claire Trevor, and Marjorie Main. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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5 KIPLING, RUDYARD The Light That Failed
London Macmillan 1940 
Photoplay edition issued to coincide with the British release of the film based on Kipling's classic tale starring Ronald Colman, Walter Huston, and Ida Lupino. With a small spot of orange paint on the front free endpaper and pages tanned as usual, else very good in a very good lightly dust soiled dust jacket with some interior tape reinforcement, tearing at the spine, and a couple of small chips and tears. The front panel of the jacket is a graphic drawing of a swashbuckling Ronald Colman involved in an intense sword fight with Arabs. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 MAC LIAMMOIR, MICHAEL All For Hecuba. An Irish Theatrical Autobiography
London Methuen 1946 
First Edition. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with just the slightest wear. Mac Liammoir gave Welles his first professional acting job at age 16 in Dublin and eventually played Iago in Welles' film version of Othello. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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7 MARX, HARPO, GRACIE ALLEN, & ED WYNN How We Laughed! University of Southern California -- April 2, 1978
Los Angeles Friends of the USC Libraries 1979 
First Edition. A finely and privately printed transcript of an evening of memories and tributes by the friends and co-workers of three classic comedians: Ed Wynn, Harpo Marx, and Gracie Allen. Fine in printed wrapper. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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8 SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD The Millionairess
London Penguin 1960 
First Edition Thus. Paperback Original. Very good plus without dust jacket. The front cover is illustrated with a photograph of Sophia Loren and Peter Sellers in their roles as the millionairess and the doctor from the romantic comedy film. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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9 SHUMATE, HAROLD Roué the Fourth
New York Macaulay 1934 
First Edition. A Hollywood novel involving a family of great actors named the Danas (loosely based on the Barrymore family) showing the ins and outs of the Hollywood studio system during the 1930s. The jacket describes the novel as being alive with real studio characters and their parasites: “the crude but shrewdly understanding producer, the woman who knew how to write Dana's parts for him, the director able to build up or break down any actor, the young girl who adored a screen myth, the dangerous woman, wise in the ways of resisting desertion, even desertion in the grand manner of a Dana.” Bookstore stamp. Very good in a slightly chipped dust jacket. The front panel of the dust jacket shows a Gary Cooperish looking film star on a movie set being fawned over by a group of starlets. Very scarce. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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10 STEINBECK, JOHN Two Original Black & White Photographs of John Steinbeck on the Set of Motion Picture Production,The Pearl
The photographs shows John Steinbeck on the outdoor location in Mexico of the film adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel, The Pearl. One photograph shows Steinbeck with the cast Elena Marques, Emilio Fernandez, Pedro Armendariz, Joe Noriega, all in their Mexican costumes, flanked by producers Oscar Dancingers, and N. Peter Rathvon. The other photograph shows Steinbeck with the film's star, Elena Marques, in her Mexican costume, flanked by N. Peter Rathvon. Near fine. Each photograph is 6 1/2 by 5 inches. Rare photographs and charming. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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11 [MITCHELL, MARGARET]. MURPHY, PAT Looking Back On Gone With the Wind. By Pat Murphy
Montecito, California Montecito Journal March 28 - April 10 2002 
First Edition. An interesting original interviews by Pat Murphy with actresses Ann Rutherford and Evelyn Keyes on the making of the film of Gone With the Wind. Printed in an issue of the Montecito Journal, the little newspaper for the small affluent town adjacent to Santa Barbara, California, which has the distinction of having more millionaires per square mail than any other place in America. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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