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Film Flashes:  The Wit and Humor of a Nation in Pictures
1 Film Flashes: The Wit and Humor of a Nation in Pictures
NY The Leslie-Judge Company 1916 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, one quarter-sized smudge on front boards, pages slightly toned. 
Pictorial brown boards with green cloth backstrip. A collection of gossipy, humorous articles, jokes, poems, cartoons and other bits culled from "Film Fun" magazine by various authors about the early days of cinema and features about different starlets and other silent film stars. Many reproductions of photographs and movie stills and eight color plates. Unpaginated (approximately 150 pp). Articles by Linda A. Griffith (noted as wife of D. W. Griffith in first article, later as ex-wife) , Elizabeth Sears, F. Gregory Hartswick, and Fred Schaefer. Shots of Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, Fatty Arbuckle, Douglas Fairbanks, Violete Mersereau, Howard Estabrook, Grace Cunard, Jane Bernoudy, J. W. Cardin, William S. Hart, Lucile Brown, Ford Sterling, Ivy Close, Mable Normand, Tom Mix, Bessie Love, Lillian Gish, Alice Howell, for movie stills from a silent film version of Alice in Wonderland (one inch tear in center of page) , Harry Gribbon, the Happifat dolls, Norma Talmadge, Jack Barrymore, and Rozsika Dolly, plus many more. Eight full-page color plates include several images of Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle, a cheesecake portrait of Marguerite Clayton by Flohri, and a James Montgomery Flagg print "The Director". ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Grand Illusion:  A Film by Jean Renoir
2 Grand Illusion: A Film by Jean Renoir
NY Simon and Schuster 1968 First Printing Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Sticker on front cover. 
Many film stills. Credits and cast listing. Essay by Erich von Stroheim. Translated from the French by Andrew Sinclair and Marianne Alexandre. Ev; Classic Film Scripts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 104 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Ivan the Terrible:  A Film by Sergei Eisenstein
3 Ivan the Terrible: A Film by Sergei Eisenstein
NY Simon and Schuster 1970 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers lightly soiled. 
Many film stills. Credits and cast listing. Several essays by Rostislav Yurenyev, Mikhail Romm and Nikolai Cherkasov. Ev; Classic Film Scripts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 265 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Program for the 1977 English Language Release of Our Hitler
4 Program for the 1977 English Language Release of Our Hitler
Zoetrope Studios 1977 Softcover Very Good 
Program for the 1977 English language release of Hans-Jurgen Syberberg's "Our Hitler", his seven hour film cycle that is an"intellectually and physically demanding film that calls into question the relationship of the German Romantic tradition, the German intellectual condition and the German imagination and spiritual hunger, to the phenomenon of Hitler". Presented by Francis Ford Coppola and released by Zoetrope Studios. Pictorial stapled wraps. Introduction by David A. Ross and Stephen M. Goldstine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Secret Life: the New Magazine of Romance and Revelation
5 Secret Life: the New Magazine of Romance and Revelation
1955 Magazine Very Good with no dust jacket; Pages toned, covers moderately worn. 
Vol. 1, No. 2, December 1955. Published bimonthly by Secret Life Publications, New York City. Measures 28 x 21 cm. Many black and white photos and vintage ads. Titillating articles include an extramarital romance between Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal, a scoop speculating why Susan Hayward killed herself with sleeping pills, Zsa Zsa Gabor's love life, a starlet's explanation of why she posed for nude photos, "Why Hollywood Hates James Mason", confessions of a teen heroin addict, as well as a true crime tell-all. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Superstars for Rent
6 Superstars for Rent
Contemporary Films/McGraw-Hill Ephemera Very Good with no dust jacket; One staple missing. 
An interesting bit of 1970s Warner Brothers Film Ephemera: "Superstars for Rent": A printed tri-fold card folder from Contemporary Films/McGraw-Hill with stapled postpaid ordering cards for theater owners to send in if they wished to rent any of the 19 Warner Brothers 16 mm films described. Each ordering cards lists the film's stars, director, a short blurb and rental rate. One could order a copy of Bonnie and Clyde or Klute (most expensive at $100) or other films ranging from $35 (Horror of Dracula) to $75 (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter). Graphics nice and bright. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Burr-McIntosh Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 1903
7 The Burr-McIntosh Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 1903
NY Burr McIntosh 1903 Softcover Good with no dust jacket; Covers heavily worn and creased, first photo loose, lower half of printed tissue guard describing internal illustrations missing. 
Color printed card covers bound with brown cord. Measures 30 x 15 cm. Unpaginated. The inaugural issue of the monthly magazine featuring the work of the publisher's New York City photography studio, principally portraits of stage performers and society types. Contains the following prints after photographs: Madame Camille Seygard as Caren (color) , Maxine Eliott (Goodwin) , Marie Doro (in theatre costume) , Maude Adams, Clara Bloodgood, Edna Wallace Hopper, F. P. Dunne ("Mr. Dooley") , Bonnie Maginn, and two other women (one dressed in a saucy Gypsy costume with deck of cards in her hands) , Ardsley (NY) Club House, Yale-Harvard Football Game Kick-Off, and Spring landscape scene. Also contains pages with editorial comment, jokes, photos of damsels exercising, poetry, illustrations, advertisements, photo of Moses King ("world-famous publisher") and an intriguing page of photos featuring a little white girl and black boy being friends, eating turkey dinner and holding hands, entitled "Tillman's nightmare". ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Seventh Seal:  A Film by Ingmar Bergman
8 The Seventh Seal: A Film by Ingmar Bergman
NY Simon and Schuster 1960 First Printing Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Sticker on front cover. 
Many film stills. Credits and cast listing. Introduction by Ingmar Bergman. Translated from the Swedish by Lars Malmstrom and David Kushner. Ev; Classic Film Scripts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 82 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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The Third Man:  A Film by Graham Greene and Carol Reed
9 The Third Man: A Film by Graham Greene and Carol Reed
NY Simon and Schuster 1968 First Printing Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Covers foxed, sticker ghost on front free endpaper. 
Many film stills. Credits and cast listing. Introduction by Andrew Sinclair. Ev; Classic Film Scripts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 134 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Two Patriotic Pageants: Planned and Written by Classes in the English and History Departments of the New Jersey State Normal School, in Trenton
10 Two Patriotic Pageants: Planned and Written by Classes in the English and History Departments of the New Jersey State Normal School, in Trenton
Boston Walter H. Baker Co. 1921 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Pages tops and front cover label foxed, boards rubbed, else a clean, tight copy. 
Brown hardcover binding with paper label on front boards. Contains "Columbus: A Dramatic Festival", and "Three Centuries of American Democracy: A Patriotic Festival". ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 132 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Vietnam on Film: from the Green Berets to Apocalypse Now, Adair, Gilbert
11 Adair, Gilbert Vietnam on Film: from the Green Berets to Apocalypse Now
NY Proteus 1981 0906071437 / 9780906071434 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Numerous movie stills. Jacket wrinkled. 
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; 190 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Tragedies of Aeschylus:, Aeschylus; Buckley, Theodore Alois (translator)
12 Aeschylus; Buckley, Theodore Alois (translator) The Tragedies of Aeschylus:
Vietnam Harper and Brothers 1859 Later Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and scuffed, foxing throughout, liftoff scars on endpapers. 
Literally Translated, with Critical and Illustrative Notes, and an Introduction, by Theodore Alois Buckley. "To Which is Added an Appendix, Containing the New Readings of Hermann's Posthumous Edition" translated and considered by George Burges. Gray blindstamped cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. xx, 394 pp + 12 pp of publisher's ads at rear. ; Harper's New Classical Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Film Firsts:  The 25 Movies That Created Contemporary American Cinema, Alter, Ethan
13 Alter, Ethan Film Firsts: The 25 Movies That Created Contemporary American Cinema
Santa Barbara, CA Praeger Publishers 2014 1440801878 / 9781440801877 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Index, bibliography, notes. From Jaws to The Matrix to Avatar, the author describes why these classic American films define the innovations that have transformed movie entertainment from the 1970s to the present. ; 271 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Anderson, Madge The Heroes of the Puppet Stage
NY Harcourt, Brace & Company 1923 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards grubby and worn. 
Blue cloth binding. Many plates and drawings by the author, including a color frontispiece. A treasury of history, lore, and stories about puppetry in various cultures and eras, including Punch and Judy, Japanese puppets, Italian puppets, and shadow puppets. ; 420 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Plays and Other Dramatic Writings by W. H. Auden, 1928-1938, Auden, W. H. ; Isherwood, Christopher; Mendelson, Edward (editor)
15 Auden, W. H. ; Isherwood, Christopher; Mendelson, Edward (editor) Plays and Other Dramatic Writings by W. H. Auden, 1928-1938
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1988 0691067406 / 9780691067407 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket very lightly scuffed, heel of spine worn. 
xxxiii, 680 pp., index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Voysey Inheritance:  A Play, in Five Acts, Barker, Granville
16 Barker, Granville The Voysey Inheritance: A Play, in Five Acts
Boston Little, Brown 1909 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly rubbed, else a clean, tight copy. 
Brown cloth binding. Includes cast of characters from the play's first performance at the Court Theatre on Nov. 7, 1905.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 131 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Wide Angle Vol. 17, Nos. 1-4 (1995):  The Flaherty: Four Decades in the Cause of Independent Cinema, Barnouw, Erik (editor) ; Zimmerman, Patricia (editor)
17 Barnouw, Erik (editor) ; Zimmerman, Patricia (editor) Wide Angle Vol. 17, Nos. 1-4 (1995): The Flaherty: Four Decades in the Cause of Independent Cinema
Ohio University 1995 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A special issue of the Quarterly Journal of Film History, Theory, Criticism and Practice published by Ohio University School of Film. Photos by Bruce Harding. Documents the first forty years of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, including essays, seminar transcripts, reminiscences and other information. ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 465 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Biography, Behrman, S. N.
18 Behrman, S. N. Biography
NY Guild Theatre 1932 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A Theatre Guild Program for this play performed at the Guild Theatre, located at 52nd Street, West of Broadway, New York City. Contains numerous ads for cigarettes, hotels, fashions, cars, hosiery, etc. ; Guild Theatre Program; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 26 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Landscape and Desire:  Bread and Puppet Pageants in the 1990s, Bell, John
19 Bell, John Landscape and Desire: Bread and Puppet Pageants in the 1990s
Glover, VT Bread and Puppet Press 2004 Third Printing Softcover Very Good; Wraps rubbed. 
Photographically illustrated stapled wraps. Many black and white photos by Ronald Simon. Endnotes. A look at the grand spectacles that the Bread and Puppet Theater performed during this decade, which involve their massive puppets, usually a political or social theme, and a performance marathon. Sometimes a bonfire at the end. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 24 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Forty Years On, Bennett, Alan
20 Bennett, Alan Forty Years On
London Faber and Faber 1969 0571090982 / 9780571090983 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Jacket rubbed, else a clean, tight copy. 
The acclaimed author's first stage play. Photo of John Gielgud in character on front cover. Softcover with French Flaps. ; 78 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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