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81 WALMSLEY, LEO Autograph Signature of British Author Leo Walmsley
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British author Leo Walmsley: “Yours sincerely, Leo Walmsley.” written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Leo Walmsley is the author of ‘Foreigners,' ‘So Many Loves,' ‘Love in the Sun,' ‘British Ports and Harbours,' his Bramblewick trilogy set in Robin Hood's Bay - ‘Three Fevers,' ‘Phantom Lobster' and ‘Sally Lunn,' the first of which was the basis of the film ‘Turn of the Tide,' etc. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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82 WASSERSTEIN, WENDY & JAMIE LEE CURTIS The Heidi Chronicles. Teleplay by Wendy Wasserstein Based on Her Play
Los Angeles Writer's Cinema/Turner Network Television May 1, 1995 
First Edition. Original 179 page combined continuity script prepared towards the end of production of the teleplay version of Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize winning drama which starred Jamie Lee Curtis. This script is signed by the author, Wendy Wasserstein, as well as Jamie Lee Curtis, on the title page. Paperbound in printed studio wrappers. Scarce. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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83 WEAVER, JOHN D As I Live and Breathe. Drawings by David Lunn
New York Rinehart & Co. 1959 
Later printing. Signed and inscribed by the author, John D. Weaver, to film director, Delbert Mann and his wife: “For Del and Ann, who know the joys, sorrows, triumphs, and astonishments of my favorite and somewhat old fashioned institution - marriage. Best wishes, John D. Weaver.” Illustrated with drawings by David Lunn. Fine bright copy in a lightly used dust jacket with some fading to the spine and with a few small tears. The often hilarious and always genuine and warm autobiographical story of the ups and downs of married life. Delbert Mann (1920 - 2007) was an accomplished director who came from the Golden Age of Television ("Philco Playhouse," "Goodyear Television Playhouse," and "Producers' Showcase") and went on to great success in film, and is perhaps best known for his Oscar-winning direction of the classic film Marty. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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84 WEBB, JAMES Fields of Fire
Englewood Cliffs, NJ Prentice-Hall 1978 
Later printing. From the library of novelist Kent Anderson with his ownership signature and handwritten notations and one section of highlighted text. Very good plus with some fading to spine and light creasing to boards in a very good dust jacket with slight fading to the spine and a few small chips and tears. Kent Anderson wrote the classic Vietnam War novel, Sympathy For the Devil (1987), considered one of the key books in Vietnam War literature. He went to Vietnam in 1969, where he served as a Sergeant in the Special Forces Green Beret. His service earned him the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars, one with Oakleaf Cluster for valor. While not supporting the war philosophically, he certainly was and is an ardent supporter of his fellow veterans. After his tour in Vietnam he was a uniformed police officer in Portland, Oregon and in Oakland, California. These experiences formed the basis of Night Dogs, his acclaimed novel of the intensity of police life. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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85 WEBER, LENORA MATTINGLY Wind On the Prairie
Boston Little, Brown 1929 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from Lenora M. Weber to silent film star, Mary Pickford, warmly inscribed by the author on the half-title: “With every good wish from one who ditched many an afternoon at school to see a Mary Pickford picture. Lenora Weber.” Additionally signed by Mary Pickford on the front pastedown: “Best wishes, Mary Pickford.” and including Miss Pickford's stamp on the front free endpaper: “Mary Pickford Studios, Hollywood, Cal.” With an ownership signature. Illustrated by Kurt Weise. Very good copy with a touch of edge wear and very minor rubbing to the cloth at the spine, not affecting the lettering, without dust jacket. The front board is illustrated with a black stamp design of a cute little prairie dog sitting on his haunches whistling playing a small flute. A Western-themed story featuring the adventures of a young girl named Mary Kettering. Mary Pickford was one of the great first ladies of American motion pictures, who in nearly 200 film roles created an amazing body of work in such classics as The Poor Little Rich Girl, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Daddy Longlegs, and more. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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86 WEBLING, PEGGY Autograph Signature of British Author Peggy (Margaret) Webling
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British author Peggy (Margaret) Webling written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Peggy Webling was an actress and author who wrote novels, biographies, essays, stage adaptations and various articles. She is perhaps best remembered for her 1927 play based on the Mary Shelley novel ‘Frankenstein,' which Universal Studios bought in 1930 and used for their production of the film in 1931. She is the author of ‘Strange Enchantment,' ‘Peggy. The Story Of One Score Years And Ten,' ‘Saints and their Stories,' ‘Felix Christie,' etc. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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87 WELLS, CARVETH Autograph Signature of Explorer and Adventure Author Carveth Wells
1930s 
Original autograph signature of explorer and adventure author Carveth Wells written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Wells has added a charming ink drawing of an elephant below his name. Fine. Carveth Wells is the author of ‘Six Years in the Malay Jungle,' ‘Kapoot. From Leningrad to Mount Ararat in Search of Noah's Ark,' ‘In Coldest Africa,' ‘Adventure!,' ‘Panamexico,' ‘Bermuda in Three Colors,' ‘North of Singapore,' etc. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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88 WELLS, H.G The Island of Dr. Moreau
New York Modern Library 1996 
First Modern Library Edition, 100th Anniversary Edition issued to coincide with the release of the motion picture version starring Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer. Signed by the film's director John Frankenheimer. Contains a new introduction by Peter Straub. The jacket front panel shows a color picture of the hand of one of Moreau's creatures seizing a human's neck. As new in dust jacket. John Frankenheimer is the director of such powerful films as ‘The Young Savages,' ‘Birdman of Alcatraz,' the 1962 version of ‘The Manchurian Candidate,' ‘Seven Days in May,' ‘The Iceman Cometh,' ‘The Holcroft Covenant,' ‘Ronin,' and the television films ‘Andersonville,' and ‘George Wallace.' 
Price: 150.00 USD
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89 WHEATLEY, VERA M Autograph Signature of British Author Vera M. Wheatley
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British author Vera M. Wheatley written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Vera M. Wheatley is the author of ‘This My Dreaming,' ‘The Life and Work of Harriet Martineau,' ‘Always the Wetherby Girls,' ‘No Stepping Backward,' ‘Devices and Desires,' ‘Lilias Next Door,' ‘The Time of Roses,' etc. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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90 WHIPPLE, DOROTHY Autograph Signature of British Author Dorothy Whipple
1930s 
Original autograph signature of British author Dorothy Whipple written in vintage fountain pen ink on a 4” x 3” piece of paper. Fine. Dorothy Whipple (1893 - 1966) was described as the "Jane Austen of the 20th Century" by fellow British novelist J. B. Priestley with two of her novels being made into feature films - ‘They Were Sisters' (1945) and ‘They Knew Mr. Knight' (1946). Some of her other works include, ‘High Wages,' ‘The Priory,' ‘The Other Day,' ‘Greenbanks,' etc. 
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91 WILLIAMS, GREGORY PAUL The Story of Hollywood. An Illustrated History
North Hollywood, CA BL Press 2008 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author Gregory Paul Williams to actor Alan Young: “To Alan Young, To Hollywood! Gregory Williams.” Mr. Young is mentioned in the text in reference to the Ham and Eggers restaurant on Vine Street which was a popular hang-out for recording stars and radio personalities in the 40s and 50s. Laid in is a printed letter signed from Mr. Williams to Alan Young, with the publisher's letterhead, dated April 17, 2008, in which Williams presents this copy of his book and inquires if Young would consider an interview regarding his experiences in Hollywood. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of photographs depicting the lively, glamorous, and not infrequently notorious world of Hollywood. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with the most minute hint of use. Alan Young worked with the most famous talking horse, Mister Ed, one of the most beloved television shows of all time. He is also known for his role of Filby, opposite Rod Taylor in the classic film version of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine (1960) directed by George Pal, and has appeared in such motion pictures as Mr. Belvedere Goes to College, Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick, Androcles and the Lion, and has provided the voice for Scrooge McDuck for Walt Disney cartoon films. In 1952 Alan Young received two Emmy's for ‘The Alan Young Show.' 
Price: 275.00 USD
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92 [BLACK PANTHERS]. VAN PEEBLES, MARIO Panther – A Pictorial History of the Black Panthers and the Story Behind the Film. Prologue by Melvin Van Peebles
New York New Market Press 1995 
First Edition. Signed by the author, Mario Van Peebles, the director of the film, as well as such movies as New Jack City and Posse and a film star in his own right. With essays by Dick Gregory, David Hillyer, Preston Holmes, and J. Taika Lewis (the first female member of the Black Panthers). Illustrated with 200 photos. Paperbound. Very fine unread copy. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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93 [HOLLYWOOD PINUPS]. CRAWLEY, TONY, ED CARAEFF, & JOHN KOBAL Screen Dreams - The Hollywood Pinup. Text & Captions by Tony Crawley. Art Direction and Design by Ed Caraeff. Photographs from the Kobal Collection
New York Delilah 1982 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy to Hollywood actress Gwen Seager: “For Gwen - the golden girl of ‘the golden voice' with thanks for being as lovely to be with. John Kobal.” Additionally, signed with five signed presentation inscriptions from film director Bruce Martin and members of the crew of the documentary film, Screen Dreams - The Hollywood Pinup, based on this book of which Gwen Seager appeared in. Laid in is the original letter from the film production company asking her to appear with much information about the production as well as another thanking her for participating in the film. A superb collection of vintage black & white and color photographs of some of the most stunning women to grace the Hollywood screen. Near fine in a very good plus dust jacket with a couple of small tears. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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