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HOLLYWOOD NOVELS

HOLLYWOOD NOVELS

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1 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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2 EPSTEIN, LESLIE Pandaemonium
New York St. Martin's Press 1997 
First Edition. Uncorrected proof copy. Fine in specially printed wrappers. A Hollywood novel set in the 1940s narrated by actor Peter Lorre. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 GUILD, LEO The Studio. The Real Story of a Hollywood Bitch
New York Holloway House 1969 
First Edition. Paperback original. An “adult novel” which tells the story: “Guild came into the picture as a press agent who soon found out he had to become a pimp to survive. He watched as the bitch made love in front of him, and then paid her lovers to keep quiet”. Paperbound. Fine in pictorial wrappers. Cover is a photograph of a naked woman in a director's chair, a cigarette holder in one hand and dark sunglasses in the other. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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4 LEE, JAMES Hollywood Agent
New York Macaulay 1937 
First Edition. A madcap story about Joe Flowers, dedicated agent and admirer of Mary Merriweather, a starlet who is also ardently pursued by Mr. Bloomberg the apex of Apex Productions. Dampstaining and a couple water rings to front board, else very good without dust jacket. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 SHAGAN, STEVE A Cast of Thousands
New York Pocket Books 1993 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Steve Shagan on the title page. A novel set in Hollywood “where art is a line at the box office, the closest thing to family is a smile from the maitre d...and fiction takes its cues from the always extravagant truth.” Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 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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7 STONEBRAKER, FLORENCE Love Life of a Hollywood Mistress
New York Quarter Books 1950 
First Edition. Paperback Original. Very good bright copy with some very light creasing and use, with a few small tears to the blank margins of a few pages. Illustrated. The story of Wanda Russell, “a Hollywood harlot whose only faults were an overwhelming yen for money and an insatiable thirst for thrills!” The cover illustration is a color painting of a glamorous readhead in a low-cut fur-trimmed gown smoking a cigarette flashing sexy green eyes, a diamond or two, and a pair of shapely stockinged legs. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 WOOLFOLK, WILLIAM The Beautiful Couple
Cleveland World Publishing 1968 
First Edition. Review copy with the publisher's notice laid in. A child star cum box-office bash and a handsome womanizer play out their relationship against the power-mad, pleasure-hungry background of Hollywood. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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