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HOLLYWOOD MYSTERIES

HOLLYWOOD MYSTERIES

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1 FENADY, ANDREW J. (MITCHUM, ROBERT) A. Night in Beverly Hills
Waterville, ME Five Star 2003 
First Edition. First Printing. Signed and inscribed by the author Andrew J. Fenady to the book's co-dedicatee, Dorothy Mitchum (along with Robert Mitchum), at the dedication page with a line drawn from “Dorothy” to the inscription, reading: “The lovely lady who melted the heart of the Ice Man. Best, Andrew J. Fenady.” From the library of Robert and Dorothy Mitchum with the stamp, “From the Estate of Robert Mitchum, Santa Barbara, California” on the inside front cover and with the blindstamp of Dorothy Mitchum. Fine copy in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. A murder mystery set in Hollywood featuring private eye Alex Night by Edgar Award-winning author Andrew J. Fenady. Robert Mitchum (1917 - 1997) was a sleepy-eyed, effortlessly handsome leading man, best known for his work in classic dramas, including film noir, westerns, and war films. Some of his best known films are The Night of the Hunter (directed by Charles Laughton), Out of the Past, Foreign Intrigue, Cape Fear, Farewell My Lovely and The Big Sleep (as private eye Philip Marlowe), El Dorado, The Longest Day, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, The Red Pony, Angel Face, Heaven Knows Mr. Allison, The Sundowners, The Grass is Greener, Two for the Seesaw, Mister Moses, Ryan's Daughter, That Championship Season, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, The Yakuza, and Midway. His later career included a starring role in two big-budget Herman Wouk World War II television mini-series, The Winds of War (1983) and War and Remembrance (1988). Remarkably, his only Oscar nomination came for Best Supporting Actor from his role as Lt. Walker in the 1945 film Story of G.I. Joe, directed by William Wellman, based on the books Brave Men and Here Is Your War by Ernie Pyle. Robert and Dorothy Mitchum were married for 57 years and lived together in Santa Barbara, CA. Dorothy passed away in April, 2014 at the age of 94. Their sons James Mitchum and Christopher Mitchum are actors, as is their grandson Bentley Mitchum. Robert Mitchum's last film was the television biopic James Dean: Race with Destiny (1997) playing Giant director George Stevens. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 SALE, RICHARD Benefit Performance
New York Simon & Schuster 1946 
First Edition. With the ownership signature of Donald A. Yates. About fine copy with a tiny spot to the top edge in a very good plus bright dust jacket with a hint of dust soiling to the rear panel and a few tiny chips and tears. A murder mystery featuring a movie star named Kerry Garth who hears of his own murder while on a retreat from the Hollywood scene. Donald A. Yates is a professor emeritus of Spanish American literature at Michigan State University and the translator of both novels and short stories by many Spanish American authors, including Labyrinths: Selected Writings of Jorge Luis Borges. He has also published his own fiction, poetry, articles, and book reviews, as well as translations, in many periodicals, including the Atlantic, Holiday, the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Washington Post. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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