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  • Barry, Iris and Eileen Bowser.
    D. W. GRIFFITH: American Film Master

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Museum of Modern Art, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A reissue of Barry's landmark work on the importance of Griffith as a film-maker (first published in 1940). This new edition, published in conjunction with a new exhibit at the Museum, has added an annotated list of GriffithÕs films written by Eileen Bowser, which more than doubles the size of the first edition. Illlustrated with many black and white photographs. Slightly oversized square format. 88 pp. Errata slip laid in.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 29659
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  • KATE REMEMBERED. by Berg, A. Scott.
    Berg, A. Scott.
    KATE REMEMBERED.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover - More than just a biography of the Academy Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn, this is also a chronicle of twenty years of friendship and many intimate conversations. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs. 370 pp. ISBN: 0-399-15164-8.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58827
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  • KATE REMEMBERED. by Berg, A. Scott.
    Berg, A. Scott.
    KATE REMEMBERED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - More than just a biography of the Academy Award winning actress Katharine Hepburn, this is also a chronicle of twenty years of friendship and many intimate conversations. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs. 370 pp. ISBN: 0-399-15164-8.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58635
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  • WITH POWDER ON MY NOSE. by Burke, Billie (1886-1970) with Cameron Shipp.
    Burke, Billie (1886-1970) with Cameron Shipp.
    WITH POWDER ON MY NOSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Coward-McCann, (1959.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "For an old girl, I'm in darn good shape right now and I'll tell you how I've kept it that way." Advice, humorous in tone but essentially very sensible, interspersed with snippets from her life, from the stage and film actress best remembered as Glinda, the Good Witch in the 1939 film 'The Wizard of Oz' and who was also Mrs. Florenz Ziegfeld. Presentation copy warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page. "To Dear Dorothy, You don't have to read this dear - but it is Cam and my latest effort - give us your blessings. Love, Billie" and dated Oct 9, 1959. Illustrations by Vassilu. 249 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55019
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  • Butler, Brett.
    KNEE DEEP IN PARADISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of the comedian and televison star - but also quite a bit more - a portrait of the South, the story of a woman who survived a 'gothic childhood,' teenage years of exploring sex, drugs and alcohol and an abusive first marriage. It begins "I spent the first twenty years of my life waiting for two men I was reasonably certain would never come back - my daddy and Jesus Christ.". Photographs, 295 pp. ISBN: 0-786861363.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34634
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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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  • THE LAST HERO: A Biography of Gary Cooper. by [Cooper, Gary, 1901-1961] Swindell, Larry.
    [Cooper, Gary, 1901-1961] Swindell, Larry.
    THE LAST HERO: A Biography of Gary Cooper.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first major biography of this Montana-born movie star - Hollywood's "quintessential cowboy." Author's note. Illustrated with photographs, includes a list of his films, index. 343 pp. ISBN: 0-860511324.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some spine slant, remainder spray bottom edge).

    Book ID: 74686
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  • COOPER'S WOMEN. by [Cooper, Gary, 1901-1961] Wayne, Jane Ellen.
    [Cooper, Gary, 1901-1961] Wayne, Jane Ellen.
    COOPER'S WOMEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Prentice-Hall, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of this Montana born movie star which focuses on his relationships with women - "During the Golden Age of Hollywood he lived the life of a film Adonis, bedding the screen's most stunning starlets: Carole Lombard, Tallulah Bankhead, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, Merle Oberon, Clara Bow, Lupe Velez, and, of course, Patricia Neal." Photographs. Chronology of Gary Cooper's films, index. xvi, 190 pp. ISBN: 0-13172438X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (usual light toning to pages)

    Book ID: 74610
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  • BLUE ANGEL: The Life of Marlene Dietrich. by [Dietrich, Marlene] Spoto, Donald.
    [Dietrich, Marlene] Spoto, Donald.
    BLUE ANGEL: The Life of Marlene Dietrich.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of one of the most enigmatic and glamorous actresses of the 20th century: Marlene Dietrich went from cabarets of Berlin in Germany during the 1920's to Hollywood in the 1930's, to being an entertainer in World War II (and receiving the Medal of Freedom) - the title refers to Josef von Sternberg's film that catapulted here to fame. Photographs, bibliography, index, notes, 333 pp. ISBN: 0-385-425538.

    Condition: Fine in very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52873
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  • Feld, Kenneth.
    BARNUM'S KALEIDOSCAPE.

    Edition: First edition.

    Vienna, VA: Feld Entertainment Production, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A hardcover souvenir book, illustrated in full color throughout, with many doublepage spreads. SIGNED BY 4 PERFORMERS at their photographs: David Larible, Sylvia, Istvan, and Fanny (with the word "kiss"). The clown Larible was one of the star attractions of this production, which only lasted one season - from 1999-2000 - introducing the acts in lieu of a ringmaster. Although critics described it as "extraordinary' and Clive Barnes stated "This is the kind of show for which God invented the circus" the fact that it was produced in a tent with just one ring and a small audience, made it difficult to be profitable. Includes a list of…

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    Vienna, VA: Feld Entertainment Production, (1999). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A hardcover souvenir book, illustrated in full color throughout, with many doublepage spreads. SIGNED BY 4 PERFORMERS at their photographs: David Larible, Sylvia, Istvan, and Fanny (with the word "kiss"). The clown Larible was one of the star attractions of this production, which only lasted one season - from 1999-2000 - introducing the acts in lieu of a ringmaster. Although critics described it as "extraordinary' and Clive Barnes stated "This is the kind of show for which God invented the circus" the fact that it was produced in a tent with just one ring and a small audience, made it difficult to be profitable. Includes a list of all the players and several pages discussing how the production was created. Tall format, unpaginated. Final page is an ad for Diner's Club.

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    Condition: Near fine in illustrated gold boards with a red spine (a bit of rubbing to the covers)

    Book ID: 69780
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  • THE INNOCENT EYE: The Life of Robert J. Flaherty. by [Flaherty, Robert J., 1884-1951] Calder-Marshall, Arthur (based on research by Paul Rotha and Basil Wright.)
    [Flaherty, Robert J., 1884-1951] Calder-Marshall, Arthur (based on research by Paul Rotha and Basil Wright.)
    THE INNOCENT EYE: The Life of Robert J. Flaherty.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    New York: Penguin, (1970.). Biography of this filmmaker who directed and produced the first commercially successful feature length documentary film, the classic silent film 'Nanook of the North,' in 1922. He sought out adventures which inspired his movies.Illustrated with scenes from the films and photographs of the director at work. Several appendices, index. 304 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0211438.

    Condition: Very good (usual toning to the pages, some rubbing to the covers.)

    Book ID: 47530
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  • HURRICANE BILLY: The Stormy Life and Films of William Friedkin. by [Friedkin, William] Segaloff, Nat.
    [Friedkin, William] Segaloff, Nat.
    HURRICANE BILLY: The Stormy Life and Films of William Friedkin.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which "chronicles the career of William Friedkin from his early documentaries to his major films ( The Boys in the Band ; The French Connection ; The Exorcist ), which have made him a dominant, controversial figure. Basing much of the book on interviews with the director and his friends and associates, the author attempts to understand Friedkin's fascination with sex, violence and murder, the sensational qualities that have made his films so shocking and so commercially successful." (PW). Photographs, filmography, bibliography, index. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-688078524.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (appears unread, but with a remainder line)

    Book ID: 75034
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  • GOLDWYN: A Biography. by [Goldwyn, Samuel] Berg, A.Scott.
    [Goldwyn, Samuel] Berg, A.Scott.
    GOLDWYN: A Biography.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. Hardcover - A massive and well-researched biography of one of the most powerful and influential men in Hollywood, from his days as a poor Polish immigrant through his steady climb to prominence. Photographs, notes, and sources, index. 579 pp. ISBN: 0-394-510593.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65105
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  • THIS YOU WON'T BELIEVE! by Griffith, Corinne.
    Griffith, Corinne.
    THIS YOU WON'T BELIEVE!

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Frederick Fell, Inc., (1972). First edition - A light hearted and lively book by this actor and star of Warner Brothers and Paramount movies, who had a long and legendary career. It is "full of what she calls 'true tall tales' of the adventures, and misadventures, of herself and her circle of celebrities." Set in Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Washington. Frontispiece photograph of President Nixon with Griffith inside the front cover. President Nixon's private room at the White House." 115 pp. ISBN: 0-811902064.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy yellow and green wrappers.

    Book ID: 71298
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  • ZUZU'S WONDERFUL LIFE IN THE MOVIES. by [Grimes, Karolyn.] Brunell, Christopher.
    [Grimes, Karolyn.] Brunell, Christopher.
    ZUZU'S WONDERFUL LIFE IN THE MOVIES.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Seattle: Artful Dragon Press, (2001.). SIGNED - The life and career of the child actress Karolyn Grimes who is best known for her role as James Stewart's little girl, Zuzu, in "It's A Wonderful Life" (and for her memorable line in that movie "Look, Daddy, teacher says, 'Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.') INSCRIBED by both Grimes (as Karolyn Grimes and as Zuzu) on the title page with "To.... Have a wonderful life!' and also SIGNED by author Brunell on the "About the Author" page. Large oblong format illustrated throughout with many photographs and stills from her movies. Promotional postcard and bookmark laid in. 102 pp. ISBN: 0-970971001.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 39957
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  • FILM: BOOK 2: FILMS OF PEACE AND WAR. by Hughes, Robert, editor.
    Hughes, Robert, editor.
    FILM: BOOK 2: FILMS OF PEACE AND WAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1962) dj. Hardcover first edition - Discusses the difficulties of making films during a time of war. Includes the scripts for 2 films "banned" then, but subsequently released: John Huston's "Let There Be Light" and Alain Resnais' "Night and Fog". Focuses also on Huston's 1944 "The Battle of San Pietro" which too accurately pictured the war in Italy. Includes contributions from Norman McLaren, Herbert Gold, Herbert Read, Jean Renoir, Dore Schary, a composite interview with Alain Resnais commenting on his film "Hiroshima Mon Amour", and more. Illustrated with stills from the movies. 255 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72286
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  • MY MOVIE BUSINESS: A Memoir. by Irving, John.
    Irving, John.
    MY MOVIE BUSINESS: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - While Irving starts this memoir with an account of his obstetrican grandfather, and includes an essay on the politics of abortion, this is primarily an account of his involvement with the movies, from thirteen years of working on the screenplay for The Cider House Rules (which of, course, has as its central focus the issues surrounding abortion, and for which he won an Oscar) to the unsucessful attemtpts to get his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, made into a movie. Interesting discussion on the differences between a novel and making a film. 170 pp plus 32 pp of photographs. ISBN: 0-374-503684.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 29389
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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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  • MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA: A Portrait of the Film. by Marshall, Rob. and Arthur Golden. introduction.
    Marshall, Rob. and Arthur Golden. introduction.
    MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA: A Portrait of the Film.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Newmarket Press, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - Photographs and text from the Stephen Spielberg film 'Memoirs of a Geisha.'Photographs by David James, with text by Peggy Mulloy. Introductions by Rob Marshall, the director, and Arthur Golden, the author who wrote the novel upon which this film was based. 147 full color photographs, large oblong format144 pp. ISBN: 1557046832.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59671
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  • EITHER YOU'RE IN OR YOU'RE IN THE WAY: Two Brothers, Twelve Months, And One Filmmaking Hell-ride To Keep A Promise To Their Father. by Miller, Logan and Noah Miller.
    Miller, Logan and Noah Miller.
    EITHER YOU'RE IN OR YOU'RE IN THE WAY: Two Brothers, Twelve Months, And One Filmmaking Hell-ride To Keep A Promise To Their Father.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - When their homeless father died alone in a jail cell twin brothers Logan and Noah vowed to make a film in his honor - this is the story of how they succeeded despite all obstacles. INSCRIBED on the title page " Dear . . . Enjoy the ride" and SIGNED by both authors. 281 pp. ISBN: 978-0061763144.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.) Promotional book mark laid in.

    Book ID: 45579
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  • O'Connor, Carroll.
    I THINK I'M OUTTA HERE: A Memoir of All My Families.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pocket Books, 1999. dj. Hardcover first edition - Actor writes eloquently and intimately about his triumphs and tragedies, from growing up in Depression-era NY to a career immortalized in TV history. Includes his recollections of classic 'All in the Family' moments & the cocaine addiction and suicide of his son. Photographs. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-671-017586.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 25726
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  • RIN TIN TIN: The Life and the Legend. by Orlean, Susan.
    Orlean, Susan.
    RIN TIN TIN: The Life and the Legend.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - Spanning more than ninety years, this is an account of "Rin Tin Tin's journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon.It begins on a battlefield in France during World War I, when a young American soldier, Lee Duncan, discovered a newborn German shepherd in the ruins of a bombed-out dog kennel." Photographs. Notes on sources. 324 pp. ISBN: 978-1439190135.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64124
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  • TIMMY'S IN THE WELL: The Jon Provost Story. by Provost, Jon and Laurie Jacobson.
    Provost, Jon and Laurie Jacobson.
    TIMMY'S IN THE WELL: The Jon Provost Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Set against the backdrop of 1950s and 1960s Hollywood, this is the story of one of the first child superstars of television. Provost was just 7 years old when he began a 7 year stint as Timmy on the Lassie show. INSCRIBED on the title page by Provost. Illustrated with photos throughout. Index. Slighly oversized format. 328 pp. ISBN: 978-1581826197.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (light crease on front cover of dj).

    Book ID: 72583
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  • THE THING HAPPENS: Ten Years of Writing About the Movies. by Rafferty, Terrence.
    Rafferty, Terrence.
    THE THING HAPPENS: Ten Years of Writing About the Movies.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1993). Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays and reviews by this long time critic. Includes a long piece on Renoir's 1939 film "The Rules of the Game", briefer essays on 12 directors including John Huston, Martin Scorsese, Brian de Palma, Stanley Kubrik, Satyajit Ray and Mike Leigh, and reviews of 53 films. Index. xv, 399 pp. ISBN: 0-802114857.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 74679
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  • ALANIS OBOMSAWIN: The Vision of a Native Filmmaker by Randolph Lewis
    Randolph Lewis
    ALANIS OBOMSAWIN: The Vision of a Native Filmmaker

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, (2006). First edition - The first book devoted to any Native American filmmaker. "In more than twenty powerful films, Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin has waged a brilliant battle against the ignorance and stereotypes that Native Americans have long endured in cinema and television." Illustrated with black and white photographs.Includes filmography, list of Native American documentaries, notes, bibliography, index. xxvi, 260 pp. ISBN: 0-803280459.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63130
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  • VIC AND SADE: The Best Radio Plays of Paul Rhymer . by Rhymer, Paul (1905-1964); Edited by Mary Frances Rhymer.
    Rhymer, Paul (1905-1964); Edited by Mary Frances Rhymer.
    VIC AND SADE: The Best Radio Plays of Paul Rhymer .

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: The Seabury Press, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of the verbatim scripts for these gently humorous plays about small-town life in mid-America in the years after the Depression. Foreword by Jean Shepherd. xiii, 238 pp. ISBN: 0-816492840.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some offsetting to front endpaper, short closed tear to dj, price on dj flap has been punched out).

    Book ID: 72324
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  • U-TURN: THE SHOOTING SCRIPT. by Ridley, John (screenplay and foreword) Stone, Olive (introduction)
    Ridley, John (screenplay and foreword) Stone, Olive (introduction)
    U-TURN: THE SHOOTING SCRIPT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Newmarket Press, 1997. First edition - Screenplay for the film based on Ridley's first novel, 'Stray Dogs.' Published as a trade paperback original. Includes a facsimile of the shooting script, a foreword by Ridley and an introduction by the director, Oliver Stone. Illustrated with stills from the movie. 145 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (corners slightly curled).

    Book ID: 59151
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  • SHOOTING WATER. by Saltzman, Devyani.
    Saltzman, Devyani.
    SHOOTING WATER.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Newmarket Press, (2007.). SIGNED - Saltzman, the daughter of Toronto filmmaker and the acclaimed Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, tells the story of how she reunited with her mother during the shooting of the controversial film "Water;" about the fate of Hindu widows in India in 1938. SIGNED on the title page. Maps, photographs. Afterword by Deepa Mehta. Reading group guide. Index. 287 pp. ISBN: 9781557047854.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 53700
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  • SHOOTING WATER. by Saltzman, Devyani.
    Saltzman, Devyani.
    SHOOTING WATER.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Newmarket Press, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - Saltzman, the daughter of Toronto filmmaker and the acclaimed Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta, tells the story of how she reunited with her mother during the shooting of the controversial film "Water;" about the fate of Hindu widows in India in 1938. INSCRIBED and dated in October 2007 on the title page. Maps, photographs. Afterword by Deepa Mehta. Reading group guide. Index. 287 pp. ISBN: 9781557047854.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 53701
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  • TELEVISION: A Biography. by Thomson, David.
    Thomson, David.
    TELEVISION: A Biography.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Thames and Hudson, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "a critical history, or 'biography' of the six-decade television era" organized thematically. A large and heavy book, befitting the enormous amount of material in it, illustrated with photographs in both black and white and full color. SIGNED on the half title page. Notes on sources, index. 412 pp. ISBN: 978-0500519165.

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

    Book ID: 68458
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