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WELLES, ORSON

WELLES, ORSON

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1 CANTRIL, HADLEY The Invasion From Mars. A Study in the Psychology of Panic. With the Complete Script of the Famous Orson Welles Broadcast
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1940 
First Edition. Signed by the author, screenwriter Howard Koch who wrote the radio script for Welles' War of the Worlds 1938 Mercury Theatre broadcast, which was adapted from H.G. Wells' classic science fiction novel, and is published here in its entirety for the first time. Near fine copy with some very minor edge wear in a very good dust jacket with a touch of darkening to the spine and rear panel and a few tiny edge nicks and small tears. The fascinating story of how Welles' fictional radio broadcast of a Martian invasion sparked widespread panic and social disturbance across the nation, including information derived from interviews of 135 people who had listened to the broadcast, with over 100 of them having become significantly upset as a result. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 MCBRIDE, JOSEPH Orson Welles
New York Viking Press 1972 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy inscribed by the author, Joseph Mcbride, dated 1994. Illustrated critical study of the work of Orson Welles. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Issued largely as a trade paperback, this is one of the few copies issued hardbound. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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