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  • THE BARRYMORES. by [Barrymore, Ethel, Lionel, John] Alpert, Hollis.
    [Barrymore, Ethel, Lionel, John] Alpert, Hollis.
    THE BARRYMORES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1964. dj. Hardcover first edition - An important theatrical biography, one which ties the threads together. "The full, fascinating story of Ethel, Lionel and John Barrymore - the royal family of the American theater." Illustrated with photographs, index. 397 pp.

    Condition: Fine in blue cloth with white and gold lettering in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, some rubbing on the folds).

    Book ID: 78130
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  • ALL EARS: Cultural Criticism, Essays and Obituaries. by Cooper, Dennis.
    Cooper, Dennis.
    ALL EARS: Cultural Criticism, Essays and Obituaries.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Soft Skull Press, (1999). First edition - Includes essays on AIDS, youth culture, drugs, films and contemporary art as well as "stoic, unsentimental and bracing" obituaries for Kurt Cobain, River Phoenix and William Burroughs and more. Issued as a trade paperback original. 146 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71887
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  • HE DREAMS WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE HIS HEAD: Ten Years of Writing. by Cott, Jonathan.
    Cott, Jonathan.
    HE DREAMS WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE HIS HEAD: Ten Years of Writing.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, (1973). First edition - Includes interviews with John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Jean-Luc Bertrande and others, essays on Bob Dylan, Leonard Crow Dog, The Last Poets, Randy Newman, the Fillmore, Yoko Ono, Igor Stravinsky, Jean Genet, Ingmar Bergman, Francois Truffaut, Frank O'Hara, film reviews, and a selection of Cott's poetry and more - a great picture of the late 1960s, early 1970s! Illustrated with black and white photographs. 349 pp plus final photograph. ISBN: 0-87932-0656.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff gold wrappers.

    Book ID: 62460
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  • HE DREAMS WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE HIS HEAD: Ten Years of Writing. by Cott, Jonathan.
    Cott, Jonathan.
    HE DREAMS WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE HIS HEAD: Ten Years of Writing.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, (1973). First edition - Includes interviews with John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Jean-Luc Bertrande and others, essays on Bob Dylan, Leonard Crow Dog, The Last Poets, Randy Newman, the Fillmore, Yoko Ono, Igor Stravinsky, Jean Genet, Ingmar Bergman, Francois Truffaut, Frank O'Hara, film reviews, and a selection of Cott's poetry and more - a great picture of the late 1960s, early 1970s! Illustrated with black and white photographs. 349 pp plus final photograph. ISBN: 0-87932-0656.

    Condition: Very good in stiff gold wrappers (some sunning to the spine).

    Book ID: 74287
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  • ECOLOGY OF FEAR: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster. by Davis, Mike.
    Davis, Mike.
    ECOLOGY OF FEAR: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1998). Hardcover first edition - A fascinating and still relevant look at the culture of Los Angeles - both in reality and how it is depicted in films, where LA has been destroyed by everything from lava to nukes to aliens. As he states "For generations, market-driven urbanization has transgressed environmental common sense. Historic wildfire corridors have been turned into view-lot suburbs, wetland liquefaction zones into marinas, and floodplains into industrial districts and housing tracts. Monolithic public works have been substituted for regional planning and a responsible land ethic. As a result, Southern California has reaped flood, fire, and earthquake tragedies that were as avoidable, as unnatural, as the beating of Rodney King and the…

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    New York: Henry Holt, (1998). Hardcover first edition - A fascinating and still relevant look at the culture of Los Angeles - both in reality and how it is depicted in films, where LA has been destroyed by everything from lava to nukes to aliens. As he states "For generations, market-driven urbanization has transgressed environmental common sense. Historic wildfire corridors have been turned into view-lot suburbs, wetland liquefaction zones into marinas, and floodplains into industrial districts and housing tracts. Monolithic public works have been substituted for regional planning and a responsible land ethic. As a result, Southern California has reaped flood, fire, and earthquake tragedies that were as avoidable, as unnatural, as the beating of Rodney King and the ensuing explosion in the streets." Illustrated with photographs. Davis has been awarded the McArthur "genius" award - and he still leaves in Los Angeles area. Notes, index. 484 pp. ISBN: 0-805051066.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76444
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  • ECOLOGY OF FEAR: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster. by Davis, Mike.
    Davis, Mike.
    ECOLOGY OF FEAR: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fascinating look at the culture of Los Angeles - both in reality and how it is depicted in films, where LA has been destroyed by everything from lava to nukes to aliens. As he states "For generations, market-driven urbanization has transgressed environmental common sense. Historic wildfire corridors have been turned into view-lot suburbs, wetland liquefaction zones into marinas, and floodplains into industrial districts and housing tracts. Monolithic public works have been substituted for regional planning and a responsible land ethic. As a result, Southern California has reaped flood, fire, and earthquake tragedies that were as avoidable, as unnatural, as the beating of Rodney King and the ensuing explosion…

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    New York: Henry Holt, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fascinating look at the culture of Los Angeles - both in reality and how it is depicted in films, where LA has been destroyed by everything from lava to nukes to aliens. As he states "For generations, market-driven urbanization has transgressed environmental common sense. Historic wildfire corridors have been turned into view-lot suburbs, wetland liquefaction zones into marinas, and floodplains into industrial districts and housing tracts. Monolithic public works have been substituted for regional planning and a responsible land ethic. As a result, Southern California has reaped flood, fire, and earthquake tragedies that were as avoidable, as unnatural, as the beating of Rodney King and the ensuing explosion in the streets." Illustrated with photographs. Davis has been awarded the McArthur "genius" award - and he still leaves in Los Angeles area. SIGNED on the title page. Notes, index. 484 pp. ISBN: 0-805051066.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70017
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  • Haskell, Molly.
    LOVE AD OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at life, and at love, when her husband was suffering from a strange and terrifying illness.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dj (tear and associated creasing.)

    Book ID: 11455
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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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  • BLUE SKIES FALLING. by Knight, Arthur Winfield.
    Knight, Arthur Winfield.
    BLUE SKIES FALLING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Sam Bonner is on a journey.He and his young wife, Sara, are traveling through the Southwest, visiting the sights that Sam himself immortalized as one of Hollywood's premier directors of a genre of film that captured a generation of viewers: the Western. There was a day when Sam ruled the industry, and death was but a far-off rumor" - but now the films are fading, and the end Sara is facing is coming inexorably closer. 283 pp. ISBN: 0-31287779X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 63885
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  • THE DANGEROUS EDGE. by Lambert, Gavin.
    Lambert, Gavin.
    THE DANGEROUS EDGE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Grossman Publishers -The Viking Press, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - "An Inquiry Into the Lives of Nine Masters of Suspense" - an exploration of the events that shaped the minds and inspired the classic works of mystery and crime by nine writers: Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, John Buchan, Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, Georges Simenon, Raymond Chandler and Alfred Hitchcock. Bibliography. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-670255815.

    Condition: Fine in a good only dust jacket (large chip to back cover of dj.).

    Book ID: 42511
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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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  • LUCK BE A LADY, DON'T DIE. by Randisi, Robert J.
    Randisi, Robert J.
    LUCK BE A LADY, DON'T DIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second Rat Pack Mystery with Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Sam Giancana and other mobsters on the scene in 1960's Las Vegas, where the film "Oceans 11" is about to have its premiere. Fast moving and fun. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. 262 pp. ISBN: 9780312360436.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56397
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  • YOU'RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY KILLS YOU. by Randisi, Robert J.
    Randisi, Robert J.
    YOU'RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY KILLS YOU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth Rat Pack Mystery with Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, and more. In this one, Eddie G.Õs services have been enlisted again, this time to help Marilyn Monroe, who thinks sheÕs being followed. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note. bibliography. 278 pp. ISBN: 978-0312376437.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56398
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  • Wells, Herbert George) Haining, Peter (editor).
    THE H. G. WELLS SCRAPBOOK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Clarkson Potter, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Subtitled "Articles, Essays, Letters, Anecdotes, Illustrations, Photographs, and Memorabilia about the Prophetic Genius of the Twentieth Century." While Wells was noted as a historian, educator, social philosopher, supporter of women's rights and much more, this is a book dedicated to documenting the life and times of Wells, the writer - the inventor - of science fiction and fantasy. Includes essays on Wells by Jorge Luis Borges and Basil Copper, critical reviews, articles on films based on Wells's fiction, three early pieces of fiction and prophecy by Wells, a parody, "The Island of Professor Menu," by James F. Sullivan, George Cruikshank drawings to Marvel comics covers, and much more. Foreword…

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    New York: Clarkson Potter, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Subtitled "Articles, Essays, Letters, Anecdotes, Illustrations, Photographs, and Memorabilia about the Prophetic Genius of the Twentieth Century." While Wells was noted as a historian, educator, social philosopher, supporter of women's rights and much more, this is a book dedicated to documenting the life and times of Wells, the writer - the inventor - of science fiction and fantasy. Includes essays on Wells by Jorge Luis Borges and Basil Copper, critical reviews, articles on films based on Wells's fiction, three early pieces of fiction and prophecy by Wells, a parody, "The Island of Professor Menu," by James F. Sullivan, George Cruikshank drawings to Marvel comics covers, and much more. Foreword by Jack Williamson. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings and reproductions of old newspapers and magazines on every page. Large format. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-517-537222.

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

    Book ID: 34892
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