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1 “American Journal: The Duke's Gone West” By Peter Bogdanovich. New York Magazine, June 25, 1979 - Vo, 12 No. 26
New York New York Magazine Co. 1979 
One of the last published interviews with the legendary actor John Wayne by film director Peter Bogdanovich with Bogdanovich's autograph signature on the cover and on the article itself and with his ownership stamp. Near fine in wrappers. Illustrated. A fascinating piece that truly conveys both a sense of John Wayne as a man and as an irreplaceable figure in cinematic history, having worked with great directors as John Ford, Howard Hawks, and Raoul Walsh, and appearing in such classic films as Stagecoach, Fort Apache, The Searchers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Typed Document Signed by the Attorney Representing Director John Ford
Los Angeles 1 Page, Quarto May 9, 1936 
A typed one page document signed by the attorney representing director John Ford to RKO Studios, Inc. confirming an agreement between the studio and Mr. Ford to the wording of the producer's credit for his film ‘Mary of Scotland' as “Produced by Pandro Berman” instead of “A Pandro Berman Production” as well as Ford's terms and circumstances of two weeks of his vacation time in connection to the the film. Near fine with two folds and two tiny holes from a removed staple. ‘Mary of Scotland' was based on the play by Maxwell Anderson with a screenplay by Dudley Nichols, directed by John Ford, and starred Katharine Hepburn in the title role, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Douglas Walton, Alan Mowbray, and John Carradine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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3 Walt in Wonderland: The Silent Films of Walt Disney
Pordenone, Italy Le Gionate del Cinema Muto/Edizioni Biblioteca dell' Immagine 1992 
First Edition. This copy has been specially signed by the author - actress Virginia Davis who starred in the 1920s as “Alice” in the young Walt Disney's combination live action and animated modern Alice in Wonderland series of cartoons. Dual text in English and Italian. The definitive and only book on Walt Disey's silent cartoons from his Laugh-O-Grams in Kansas City to the creation of Mickey Mouse in Hollywood (1921-1928). Folio. 235 pages. Handsomely designed and printed. Extensively illustrated in color and black & white. The superb filmography is very detailed. Fine in stiff wrappers 
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 ADAMS, JOEY Cindy and I - The Real Life Adventures of Mr. & Mrs. Joey Adams
New York Crown 1957 
Later printing. Signed by the author / comedian Joey Adams. Illustrated. Thin split to the front hinge, else near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips and tears. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 ANDREWS, DANA Autograph Signature of Actor Dana Andrews

Original autograph signature of actor Dana Andrews on a 5 7/8” x 3” sheet from an autograph album. Fine. Dana Andrews (1909 - 1992) worked with directors as Otto Preminger, Fritz Lang, William Wyler, William A. Wellman, Jean Renoir, and Elia Kazan and starred in such classic films as ‘The Westerner,' ‘The Ox-Bow Incident,' ‘Laura,' ‘The Best Years of Our Lives,' ‘My Foolish Heart,' etc. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 ANOBILE, RICHARD (STAN LAUREL & OLIVER HARDY) A Fine Mess! Verbal and Visual Gems From the Crazy World of Laurel & Hardy
New York Crown 1975 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by Raymond Rohauer in the year of publication: “November 29, 1975, New York, From one Laurel & Hardy fan to another, as always, Raymond Rohauer”. Large format, 9” x 11 1/4”, 256 pages, illustrated with over 1,000 photos. With a comic drawing by Al Hirschfeld of Laurel & Hardy illustrating the front cover. A slightly dust soiled copy with some minor fading to the cloth in a lightly dust soiled dust jacket with fading to the spine and some small chips and tears. Raymond Rohauer (1924 - 1987) was a film curator at the Gallery of Modern Art in New York. Beginning his collection at a young age, Mr. Rohauer went on to found the Hollywood Film Society whose members included such notables as D.W. Griffith, Fritz Lang, and Jean Renoir. Rohauer also established meaningful partnerships with Buster Keaton (rescuing some of Keaton's silent films from being lost), Mrs. Harry Langdon, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and others committed to the distribution and restorations of features and shorts that went unseen for many years. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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7 ANOBILE, RICHARD J. (BUSTER KEATON) The Best of Buster. The Classic Comedy Scenes Direct from the Films of Buster Keaton. Introduction by Raymond Rohauer
New York Darien House / Crown 1976 
First Edition. Paperbound. Signed and inscribed by Raymond Rohauer to American editor, publisher, and designer Dean Mullaney whose Eclipse Enterprises, founded in 1977, was one of the earliest independent comic-book companies. Inscribed: “To Dean Mullaney, From one true Keaton lover to Another. All my best, Raymond Rohauer, October 2, 1981”. With Mullaney's bookplate. Illustrated with over 1,000 frame-by-frame blow ups from Keaton's films, with each photo taken directly from his original films. Oversize format, 8 1/2” x 10 5/8”, 256 pages. A slightly dust soiled copy with some edge wear and minor creasing to the spine in wrappers. Raymond Rohauer (1924 - 1987) was a film curator at the Gallery of Modern Art in New York. Beginning his collection at a young age, Mr. Rohauer went on to found the Hollywood Film Society whose members included such notables as D.W. Griffith, Fritz Lang, and Jean Renoir. Rohauer also established meaningful partnerships with Buster Keaton (rescuing some of Keaton's silent films from being lost), Mrs. Harry Langdon, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and others committed to the distribution and restorations of features and shorts that went unseen for many years. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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8 ANOBILE, RICHARD J. (ED.) Buster Keaton's The General. Starring Buster Keaton and Marion Mack
New York Darien House 1975 
First Edition. Richard J. Anobile's own copy, signed and inscribed by the author: “Personal copy, Richard J. Anobile.” Oversized format. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A lavish recreation of the classic Keaton film using hundreds of frame enlargements and text; perhaps the first film to star a steam train. Includes an interview with Keaton's co-star, Marion Mack. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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9 ANOBILE, RICHARD J. (ED.) Buster Keaton's The General. Starring Buster Keaton and Marion Mack
New York Darien House 1975 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed the author - actress Keaton's co-star Marion Mack on a tipped in notecard at the half-title: “To Dan Bursih, Best wishes. Marion Mack in ‘The General'. 6/9/81.” A lavish recreation of the classic Keaton film using hundreds of frame enlargements and text, perhaps the first film to star a steam train. Includes an interview with Marion Mack. Fine copy with a tiny trace of edge wear in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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10 ARLETTY (FAIRBANKS, DOUGLAS) “Je Suis Comme Je Suis...” Avec la Collaboration de Michel Souvais
Paris Vertiges du Nord/Carrere 1987 
First Edition. Text in French. From the library of actor Douglas Fairbanks. Signed and inscribed by the author, Arletty, the famous French actress and star of the film classic The Children of Paradise to fellow actor Douglas Fairbanks: “To Douglas, Mon tout nouvel ami! Arletty.” A volume of memoirs. Illustrated. Very good slightly used copy in printed wrappers. The son of silent film's swashbuckling idol 'Douglas Fairbanks', Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (1909 - 2000) began his acting career at the age of 13 when he was signed by Paramount Pictures. Some of his most memorable films include Little Caesar (1931), The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), and Gunga Din (1939). Fairbanks was married at one time to Joan Crawford. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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11 ASTAIRE, FRED Chrysler Corporation Presents Musical Excerpts from An Evening with Fred Astaire
New York Chrysler 1958 
Signed by Fred Astaire to actress & comedienne Betty White and her husband, Allen Ludden, host of the game show Password. Inscribed in the upper left hand of the front of the album cover: “For Lud and Betty, from Fred Astaire.”   A 12 inch 33 1/3 vinya LP record album “Chrysler Corporation Presents Musical Excerpts From An Evening with Fred Astaire” that was broadcast on October 17, 1958 on NBC-TV, The album cover is in very good plus condition (the back cover is chipped along the open edge and the front and back covers are starting to separate along the top edge by about one inch).  The record appears to be in excellent condition, never being played, in its original paper sleeve. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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12 BAKEWELL, WILLIAM Hollywood Be Thy Name: Random Recollections of a Movie Veteran From Silents to Talkies to TV. Filmmakers, No. 25
Metuchen, NJ Scarecrow Press 1991 
First Edition. Signed by the author. Inscribed presentation copy: “Here's to ___! William Bakewell. 5/22/91.” Bakewell appeared in such films as All Quiet on the Western Front, Zenobia, and Gone With The Wind, etc. The late actor's autobiography. Illustrated. Fine without dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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13 BALLARD, KAYE How I Lost 10 Pounds in 53 Years. A Memoir by Kaye Ballard with Jim Hesselman
Backstage Books 2006 
First Edition. Advance reader's edition. Paperbound. Signed and inscribed at the half-title by the author, actress Kaye Ballard: “Judith, Love, Kaye Ballard, X”. Ms. Ballard has drawn a smiley face within the letter ‘a' of ‘Kaye'. Fine in printed wrappers. Comedic actress Kaye Ballard (1925 - 2019) starred in many popular television series, including The Patty Duke Show, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, The Mothers-In-Law, The Doris Day Show, Love American Style, Trapper John, M.D., and in the feature films The Girl Most Likely (1957), Cinderella (1957), Freaky Friday (1976), and Eternity (1990). 
Price: 65.00 USD
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14 BALTAKE, JOE, JACK LEMMON The Films of Jack Lemmon. Signed by Jack Lemmon
Secaucus, NJ Citadel 1975 
First Edition. Signed by actor Jack Lemmon at the half-title. Introduction by film critic Judith Crist and a tribute by actor Walter Matthau. Oversize format, 8 3/4” x 11 1/4”, 255 pages, illustrated throughout. Near fine bright copy with some very minor shelf wear, a slight bump to the outer bottom corner of the front board, and some faint spotting to the front free endpaper in a near fine slightly handled dust jacket with a trace of edge wear. The last of Lemmon's films profiled in this book is Airport ‘77 co-starring Lee Grant, Brenda Vaccaro, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland, Darren McGavin, and Christoher Lee. Some of Lemmon's most memorable films include Mister Roberts (1955) - winner of Best Supporting Oscar, Some Like It Hot (1959) - nominated for Best Actor, The Apartment (1960) - nominated for Best Actor, Days of Wine and Roses (1962) - nominated for Best Actor, Irma La Douce (1963), The Fortune Cookie (1966), The Out of Towners (1970), Save the Tiger (1973) - winner of Best Actor Oscar, The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975), The China Syndrome (1979) - nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Tribute (1980) - nominated for Best Actor, Missing (1982) - nominated for Best Actor, and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). The list of awards and nominations goes on and on for this beloved and terrific actor. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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15 BARKER, FELIX The Oliviers - A Biography
London Hamish Hamilton 1953 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from Laurence Olivier to George Crawford, the stuntman who performed a dangerous stunt for Olivier in his film version of Hamlet. Inscribed at the bottom of the frontispiece photograph portrait of Olivier and Vivien: “To George Crawford. Every good wish & kind and most grateful remembrance. L. Olivier.” Slightly cocked, the book is very good in a very good dust jacket, chipped at bottom of spine, and with tears and creases. Crawford's work for Olivier is discussed in the book: “The dramatic scene in which Hamlet leapt from the balcony to kill Claudius at the end of the duel was not filmed until the very last day, as Olivier had privately planned something in the great heroic and acrobatic tradition which was becoming his trade mark, and in the performance of which he might very easily get hurt. Basil, who was playing the King, shared the apprehension of the rest of the unit about this leap, and was not reassured by Olivier's promise that he would hardly notice it. When he heard that his back would be to the camera in the scene Sydney firmly said he thought it would be better if he had a stand-in. A professional strong-man name Geroge Crawford was brought down to the studios, fitted into the robes of Claudius and, as Olivier changed from the jump he had planned which would have meant he landed only half on the King. With the cry of ‘The venom to thy work' he back his arms and performed a complete swallow dive on to the stand-in. Even strong men have their limits, this one was knocked unconscious and lost two teeth. Crawford's sacrifice also went without honour, for the publicity department, unwilling to divulge the secret of the stand-in was forced to pretend to the world that scene went off “without mishap.' 
Price: 1650.00 USD
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16 BARTHELMESS, RICHARD Typed Letter Signed, 1 Page
New York March 7, 1963 
Signed by the author, “Richard Bathelmess”. Actor Richard Barthelmess was best known for his work in silent films and early talkies such as Tol'able David, D.W. Griffith's Way Down East, and Broken Blossoms, as well as The Patent Leather Kid, Noose, The Dawn Patrol, etc. “Dear Mr. Kearns: ...I am glad that you found ‘Tol'able David' to your liking. It was my favorite. Due largely to the fact that I promoted the whole film, from a meeting with Joseph Hergesheimer, after which I formed a producing company (as a very young man), put the script together, and had the happy result of having the whole voted the best picture of that year--1921!...Sincerely Richard Barthelmess”. Evidence of the letter having been removed from an album with a piece of paper taped over, some show through, very good. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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17 BARTY, BILLY Autograph Signature of Actor Billy Barty

Original autograph signature of actor Billy Barty, “Best wishes to Violet, Billy Barty” on a 3 5/8” x 5 5/8” sheet from an autograph album. Minor age toning and tiny staple holes, else fine. Billy Barty (1924 - 2000) is best known for his television work and for his films Legend (1985), Masters of the Universe (1987), Rumpelstiltskin (1987), and Willow (1988) with Val Kilmer. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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18 BASQUETTE, LINA Lina - DeMille's Godless Girl (ISBN: 0877140820)
Fairfax, VA Denlinger's 1990 
First Edition. Signed by the author. Inscribed presentation copy: “To Robert, With best regards, Lina Basquette, 1991.” The autobiography of the silent film and early talkie star who married Sam Warner, cofounder of Warner Brothers Pictures, and starred in Cecil B. DeMille's epic silent film The Godless Girl. Illustrated. Fine in a near fine bright dust jacket with a tiny trace of edge wear. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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19 BAXTER, MEREDITH Untied. A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering
New York Crown Archetype 2011 
First Edition. Signed by the author / actress Meredith Baxter. Illustrated. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. The engaging and candid memoirs of actress Meredith Baxter, best known for her work on the classic television series, the drama, Family, with Sada Thompson and James Broderick and the sit-com, Family Ties, with Michael J. Fox and Michael Gross. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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20 BENNETT, BRUCE , HERMAN BRIX, MIKE CHAPMAN Please Don't Call Me Tarzan - The Life Story of Herman Brix - Bruce Bennett by Mike Chapman
Newton Culture House 2001 
First Edition. Signed on the title page by the noted actor Bruce Bennett as Bennett and again with his real name Herman Brix. A biography of the film star who appeared in such film as The Treasure of Sierra Madre and Mildred Pierce as well as being one of the most memorable screen Tarzans in The New Adventures of Tarzan, and Tarzan and the Green Goddess. In addition to his life in films, Brix/Bennett was an outstaning athelete of the 1920s playing in the 1926 Rose Bowl footbasll game for the University of Washington, winning six national title in the shot, and a silver medal at the 1928 Olympics. Illustrated. Very fine in a very fine dust jacket. Illustrated. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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