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  • Shorris, Sylvia and Marion Abbott Bundy, editor; Foreword by Robert Altman,
    TALKING PICTURES: With the People Who Made Them.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: New Press, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes almost forty interviews with those involved in films - from producers and directors to script girls, stunt woman, screenwriters and film editors and even agents - from Hollywood's golden age. They describe the machinations of such moguls like Louis B. Mayer and Darryl Zanuck, the role of nepotism, the informal working environment in those days, and the wide range of people, from craftsmen to con men, employed. Illustrated with photographs. Includes filmographies at the end of each interview. Foreword by Robert Altman. Bibliography, glossary. xxviii, 372 pp. ISBN: 1-565841751.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease on flap of dj)

    Book ID: 78864
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  • CITY BOYS: Cagney, Bogart, Garfield. by Sklar, Robert L.
    Sklar, Robert L.
    CITY BOYS: Cagney, Bogart, Garfield.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover - The "type" created by James Cagney with "The Public Enemy" in 1931, and later developed by Humphrey Bogart and John Garfield, was that of the urban tough guy - sometimes a gangster, newspaper reporter, or private eye. This book blends the stories of both the professional and political lives of Cagney, Bogart, and Garfield and examines the cultural forces that produced these "city boys." Photographs, notes, sources, index. xiii, 311 pp. ISBN: 0-691047952.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81859
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  • OLIVER STONE'S U.S.A: Film, History, and Controversy. by [Stone, Oliver, signed bookplate] Toplin, Robert Brent, editor.
    [Stone, Oliver, signed bookplate] Toplin, Robert Brent, editor.
    OLIVER STONE'S U.S.A: Film, History, and Controversy.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a trade paperback.

    Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, (2000). SIGNED (bookplate)- A book which combines the views of some of Stone's most thoughtful critics and supporters and allows Stone to respond to their views. Includes contribtions from writers like David Halberstam, Stephen Ambrose, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Walter Lafeber, and Robert Rosenstone, who critique Stone's films to show how they may distort, amplify, or transcend the historical realities they appear to depict. "These essays - on Salvador, Platoon, Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July, The Doors, JFK, Heaven and Earth, Natural Born Killers, and Nixon - enlarge our understanding of Stone's films, while also giving us a fuller appreciation of the filmmaker as artist and intellectual. They reveal how Stone's…

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    Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, (2000). SIGNED (bookplate)- A book which combines the views of some of Stone's most thoughtful critics and supporters and allows Stone to respond to their views. Includes contribtions from writers like David Halberstam, Stephen Ambrose, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Walter Lafeber, and Robert Rosenstone, who critique Stone's films to show how they may distort, amplify, or transcend the historical realities they appear to depict. "These essays - on Salvador, Platoon, Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July, The Doors, JFK, Heaven and Earth, Natural Born Killers, and Nixon - enlarge our understanding of Stone's films, while also giving us a fuller appreciation of the filmmaker as artist and intellectual. They reveal how Stone's experience in Vietnam colors his views of American government and corporate culture and suggest new ways of looking at the complex tensions between art and history that shape Stone's films."
    Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED by Oliver Stone on a bookplate on the half title page. Includes notes, selected bibliography, list of contributors, index. 335 pp. ISBN: 0-700612572.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81412
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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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  • Van Sant, Gus.
    MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO & EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    London & Boston: Faber & Faber, 1993. In addition to the screenplays for the two movies listed in the title, this includes an interview with Van Sant by Graham Fuller, a filmography of the movies he directed, and stills from both films. 199 pp. ISBN: 0-571-169201.

    Condition: Fine in stiff glossy covers.

    Book ID: 26950
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  • [Wood, Natalie] Lambert, Gavin.
    NATALIE WOOD: A Life.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. dj. Hardcover - Biography of this actress, who died of drowning at only 43, by this novelist, screenwriter - and friend of Wood for over 20 years. Photographs. Notes, index. 370 pp. ISBN: 0-375-410740.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 30932
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