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  • RALLYING CRIES: Three Plays: Are You Now or Have You Ever Been; The Recantation of Galileo Galilei; From the Memoirs of Pontius Pilate. by Bentley, Eric.
    Bentley, Eric.
    RALLYING CRIES: Three Plays: Are You Now or Have You Ever Been; The Recantation of Galileo Galilei; From the Memoirs of Pontius Pilate.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: The New Republic Book Company, Inc., (1977.). Hardcover first edition - Omnibus edition of two out-of print plays of Bentley and one new one. 'Are You Now' deals with the House Un-American Activities Committee investigation of show business between 1947 -1958 and has dialogue drawn from actual testimony. Each play is prefaced by an explanatory essay and this volume also includes a new foreword and afterword. 235 pp. ISBN: 0-915220-237.

    Condition: Very good in red boards, lacking the dust jacket (remainder line, corners bumped.) Rather uncommon in the true hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 51965
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  • REEL POLITICS: American Political Movies from Birth of a Nation to Platoon. by Christensen, Terry.
    Christensen, Terry.
    REEL POLITICS: American Political Movies from Birth of a Nation to Platoon.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Oxford: Basil Blackwell, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - A survey of over 200 films from the age of silent films through two World Wars, the McCarthy era, the counterculture, Vietnam and to the present, which reveals the ways in which the genre has changed to reflect the changes in our culture, and which demonstrates that even ostensibly liberal films are essentially conservative. Illustrated with photographs, notes at the end of each chapter. Political Filmography, index. x, 244 pp. ISBN: 0-631-158448.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some rubbing and edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 58095
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  • KILL ME AGAIN: A Scott Elliott Mystery. by Faherty, Terence.
    Faherty, Terence.
    KILL ME AGAIN: A Scott Elliott Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's fifth mystery,and the first in the Scott Elliott series - "Scott Elliott, a former actor and decorated World War II veteran, takes a job as studio security for the filming of a colossal screen epic, but the filming is interrupted by the government's Communist witch hunts and the murder of a writer and supposed Red sympathizer. INSCRIBED on the title page to the late noted Oklahoma collector Larry Owens. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-684826887.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 67685
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  • Hellman, Lillian.
    SCOUNDREL TIME.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1976.) dj. Memoir of the witch-hunting, blacklisting era of the 1950's. Introduction byt Garry Wills. Illustrated with photographs. 155 pp. ISBN: 0-316-355151.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 35655
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  • Hellman, Lillian.
    SCOUNDREL TIME.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Bantam, 1977. Memoir of the witch-hunting, blacklisting era of the 1950's. Photographs. 150 pp. ISBN: 0-553-102826.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 24204
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  • [Hellman, Lillian, 1906-1984] Wright, William.
    LILLIAN HELLMAN: The Image, The Woman.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A balanced and thoroughly researched biography of this woman, who was one of the most prominent screenwriters and playwrights of the 20th century, but is perhaps even better known for her 30 year long affair with detective story writer Dashiell Hammett and her left-wing politics, and her literary memoirs. Notes, index. 507 pp, plus 16 pp of photographs. ISBN: 0-671526871.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 37219
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  • CONVERSATIONS WITH LILLIAN HELLMAN. by [Hellman, Lillian] Bryer, Jackson R.
    [Hellman, Lillian] Bryer, Jackson R.
    CONVERSATIONS WITH LILLIAN HELLMAN.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, (1986.). Twenty-seven conversations with Lillian Hellman, arranged chronologically and ranging from early newspaper interviews on the occasions of the Broadway openings of her plays through longer talks with her which originally appeared in various journals, including the Paris Review, Esquire, and Rolling Stone. Among the interviewers were Rex Reed, Nora Ephron, Lucius Beebe, Dan Rather, Bill Moyer and many others. Topics ranged from playwriting to women's liberation, porno writer and her appearance before the House UnAmerican Committee. List of her books, chronology, index. xxvi, 298 pp. ISBN: 0-87805-2941.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 42932
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  • LEAVING BERLIN. by Kanon, Joseph.
    Kanon, Joseph.
    LEAVING BERLIN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atria (Simon & Schuster), (2015). First edition - A complex and literate thriller by this Edgar award winning writer, set in post World War II East Berlin, in 1949. A Jewish writer fled the Nazis to the US, but now, with the beginning of McCarthy's and HUAC's rise to power, he is threatened with deportation unless he agrees to return to Berlin as a spy for the CIA. A New York Times Notable Book, named one of the best books of 2015 by both NPR and the Wall St, Journal. 371 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72703
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  • ELIA KAZAN: A Biography. by [Kazan, Elia.] Schickel, Richard.
    [Kazan, Elia.] Schickel, Richard.
    ELIA KAZAN: A Biography.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2005.) dj. Hardcover - A biography of one of the most towering figures in film and theater history - born in 1909 to Greek parents in Istanbul, Turkey, by the 1950s he was the most important and influential director in the nation, dominating both theater and film. ... His films -- notably 'On the Waterfront' - brought a new realism to the movies. More than just a biography of one more, this detailed and comprehensive books casts a new light on six decades of American history. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. xxxi, 510 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 41800
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  • [Miller, Arthur] Gotfried, Martin.
    ARTHUR MILLER: His Life and Work.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Da Capo Press, (2003.). First edition - First full-length biography of this noted playwright, based on interviews, his voluminous correspondence, and on the annotated scripts that reveal his creative process -published just one month before Miller turned 88. Chronology, notes, bibliography. 466pp.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 30374
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  • A MAN WITHOUT SHOES. by Sanford, John.
    Sanford, John.
    A MAN WITHOUT SHOES.

    Edition: First edition, second issue.

    Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, (1982) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Originally privately printed for publication by the Plantin Press, Los Angeles in 1951 (after being rejected by many publishers because of the controversy over the topic, and because Sanford was blacklisted by the House for Unamerican Activities Committee for refusing to name names), this was reissued by Black Sparrow with a new tipped-in title page and a new five page introduction by Sanford. A novel concerned with an American attempting to discover the America of his time...The period of 1909-1938." Includes the original SIGNED colophon page showing that this is Copy 1162 of 2000. 452 pp. In the original printed beige dust jacket with the Plantin Press publisher information crossed out and Black Sparrow Press added. ISBN: 0-876855443.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (corners bumped, edgewear and several small tears on dust jacket).

    Book ID: 55772
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