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1 FERRER, JOSE & WILLIAM MARCHANT Gondolier. A Novel by William Marchant
New York Random House 1961 
First Edition. Signed by the actor Jose Ferrer: “Jose Ferrer, N.Y. 5-61.” With a charming original drawing in blue ink by Mr. Ferrer at a rear blank of a woman sitting at a cafe table upon which is a bottle and several glasses, holding an umbrella in one hand and an open book in the other, wearing a large sun hat, sunglasses, a short dress, and lace-up wedge espadrilles. The drawing is signed with Ferrer's initials “JF” and is dated “5-61.” The rear endpapers have several notes in Ferrer's hand in pencil and ink: “Paul Worth, Library of Congress, Strip-tease, Marine Story, Cherie, Wondrous World,” and some numbers. Very good lightly used copy with some minor dampstains to the cloth and some fading to the spine in a very good bright dust jacket with a trace of edge wear. Jose Ferrer (1912 - 1992) was married to singer Rosemary Clooney (twice) and is perhaps best remembered for his starring role in Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) for which he won an Oscar. He was also nominated for Oscars for his work in the classic films Joan of Arc (1948) and Moulin Rouge (1952). Ferrer also starred as Cyrano in television and stage productions. 
Price: 475.00 USD
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2 FONDA, BRIDGET Typed Document Signed by Actress Bridget Fonda Regarding an Ammendment to Her Contract with Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios for His Film ‘The Godfather: Part III'
Los Angeles 2 pages, 8 1/2” x 11” January 4, 1990 
Typed letter signed by actress Bridget Fonda regarding an amendment to her contract with Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Studios for his film ‘The Godfather: Part III' setting the terms of the use of stills from the film for promotional purposes. The letter is written on the letterhead stationery for the law firm involved in the production of the film. Miss Fonda's signature appears on the second page. Staple to the upper left hand and minor indications of use. Bridget Fonda played the character Grace Hamilton in the film which was adapted from the novel by Mario Puzo, directed by and screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, and Sofia Coppola. It received a host of Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Andy Garcia), Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, and Best Music, Original Song. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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New York Signet Books 1962 
First Edition - Paperback. Signed by the author John Howard Griffin to his publisher: “For Kurt, With warmest regards, John, Oct. 1962”. Near fine bright copy with just a hint of handling. Complete and unabridged. The basis of the 1964 film directed by Carl Lerner, starring James Whitmore, Sorrell Booke, Roscoe Lee Browne, Al Freeman, and Will Geer. From the front cover: “What is it like, really like, to be a negro in the deep south today? Novelist John Howard Griffin darkened his skin and set out to discover by personal experience the night side of American life. This is his startling report. From the library of Dr. Kurt Enoch (1895-1982) who was a noted German publisher, forced to flee the Nazis, landing in New York in 1940. In 1948, Dr. Enoch co-founded and became President of New American Library - Signet Books which became one of the successful and acclaimed post-war publishing houses. Enoch went on to become one of the most highly regarded figures in American book publishing. Signet #D2171 
Price: 650.00 USD
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4 HAYES, JOSEPH The Desperate Hours
New York Random House 1954 
Book Club Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Joseph Hayes, to his Hollywood agent, Tom Shanks. Inscribed: “To Tom Shanks, in friendship and with the hope that our relationship will continue long and jolly and profitable for both of us. Joe Hayes.” Additionally signed and dated by the author: “Joseph Hayes, May 1993.” Very good plus copy with some minor darkening to the endpapers and a touch of edge wear in a very good dust jacket with some minor darkening to the spine, a bit of edge wear, and a few small chips and tears. The story of a group of three escaped convicts who terrorize a quiet suburban family. The Desperate Hours was the basis of two different film versions: the first directed by William Wyler in 1955, starring Humphrey Bogart, Frederic March, Arthur Kennedy, and Martha Scott. The second was released in 1990 and was directed by Michael Cimino, and starred Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Mimi Rogers, and Lindsay Crouse. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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5 KOCH, HOWARD In Time to Come. A Play About Woodrow Wilson by Howard Koch
New York Dramatists Play Service 1942 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author Howard Koch: “For Mr. George Devor, Cordially, Howard Koch, Nov. 30, 1943”. A lightly handled copy with some dust soiling and a bit of spotting to the cloth without dust jacket. Howard Koch was one of the co-writers of the classic film Casablanca, the writer of the radio script for Orson Welles' classic radio show The War of the Worlds, and one of the blacklisted screenwriters in Hollywood during the McCarthy hearings. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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6 MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET Theatre. A Novel
Garden City Doubleday, Doran 1937 
Early printing. From the library of legendary actor Cary Grant, with his signature, “Cary Grant,” on the front free end paper. Earlier gift inscription from a previous owner. Near fine copy without dust jacket. Cary Grant epitomized style, charm, wit, and charisma, appearing in many classic films, including She Done Him Wrong with Mae West, Topper, Bringing Up Baby, Penny Serenade, None But the Lonely Heart, The Awful Truth, Gunga Din, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Philadelphia Story, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, The Bishop's Wife, To Catch of Thief, North by Northwest, That Touch of Mink, Charade, Father Goose, and his last film role in 1966 in Walk Don't Run. Once told by an interviewer: "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant", Grant is said to have replied, "So would I." 
Price: 650.00 USD
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7 MILES, SARAH A Right Royal Bastard, Serves Me Right, and Bolt from the Blue
London MacMillan and Orion 1993, 1994, 1996 
First Editions. Three volume set of memoirs by the acclaimed British actress. Each volume is either signed or signed and inscribed by author, Sarah Miles. Starting with a challenging childhood marked with a precocious intelligence and rebellious spirit - the very qualities which brought her initial attention as an actress. A turning point was a meeting with Laurence Olivier, her ‘secret love' since age 11, and soon to be ‘real love'. A chaotic personal life strikes a precarious balance with Miles' growing success as an actress with starring roles in Term of Trial (with Olivier), The Servant, and Ryan's Daughter among others. The final volume concentrates on her relationship with her late husband, writer, Robert Bolt, whom she married twice. With her characteristic humor and candor, Sarah Miles shares her richly lived story. Illustrated. All volumes are fine in fine dust jackets. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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New York Random House 1941 
First Edition, First Issue. Signed presentation copy, inscribed by the author Budd Schulberg to film director Billy Wilder: “If I were Billy Wilder I would be thinking of something very funny instead of just. Sincerely, Budd Schulberg. March 28, 1941.” With Wilder's bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. Very good lightly used copy with some fading to the cloth and flaking to the gilt lettering at the spine in a very good lightly dust soiled dust jacket with a few small chips and tears. Enclosed in a handsome custom clamshell box. Generally considered by critics and aficionados of the genre to be the finest Hollywood novel. Listed in 100 Books on Hollywood & the Movies. Billy Wilder's legendary status in Hollywood as a director, screenwriter, and producer includes such classic films as Ninotchka, Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Stalag 17, Some Like it Hot, The Seven Year Itch, The Apartment, and The Fortune Cookie. 
Price: 25000.00 USD
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New York South Pacific Enterprises, Inc. 1959 
First Edition. Signed by the stars of the classic film musical, South Pacific - Rossano Brazzi, John Kerr, France Nuyen, and Ray Walston, and by the cinematographer Leon Shamroy, and the head set director Walter Scott. With the bookplate of a Hollywood publicist. A look at the making of the classic film musical South Pacific, based on the novel by James Michener, and adapted from the Broadway musical play by Joshua Logan, music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, directed by Joshua Logan, starring Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston, Juanita Hall, and France Nuyen. Illustrated with scenes from the film, behind the scenes photos of the actors and production staff, drawings, and sketches. Hardbound, 8 1/2” x 12 1/4”. Very good copy with a touch of wear to the top and bottom of the spine and with some slight wear to the corners. The film won an Oscar for Best Sound, and was nominated for Best Cinematography, Color (Leon Shamroy) and Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture. It also received Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture - Musical and Best Motion Picture Actress - Comedy / Musical (Mitzi Gaynor). 
Price: 475.00 USD
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10 STONE, ANDREW L Cry Terror
New York Signet Books 1958 
First Edition - Paperback Original. Signed by the author Andrew L. Stone to his publisher: “To Mr. Kurt Enoch, Andrew Stone”. Near fine bright copy with some light handling and edge wear. A movie tie-in edition issued to accompany the release of the film Cry Terror! written and directed by Mr. Stone, starring James Mason, Rod Steiger, and Inger Stevens. With scenes from the film on the rear cover. From the library of publisher Dr. Kurt Enoch (1895-1982) who was a noted German publisher, forced to flee the Nazis, landing in New York in 1940. In 1948, Dr. Enoch co-founded and became President of New American Library - Signet Books which became one of the successful and acclaimed post-war publishing houses. Enoch went on to become one of the most highly regarded figures in American book publishing. Signet #1508 
Price: 70.00 USD
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