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  • RICARDO: DIARY OF A MATINEE IDOL. by Alfieri, Richard.
    Alfieri, Richard.
    RICARDO: DIARY OF A MATINEE IDOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: John Daniel & Co., 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in the Hollywood of the 1920s and 1930s during the era of silent films, the story of a Jewish-Italian boy from the Bronx, presented to the public as a new Latin lover, Paramount's answer to Valentino. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-936784652.

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

    Book ID: 68024
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  • WHACKED. by Asner, Jules.
    Asner, Jules.
    WHACKED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Weinstein Books, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Funny first book by this Hollywood insider. "Dani Hale is obsessed with Hollywood murders, from Marilyn Monroe's suspicious death to the killings she writes about for the TV crime series Flesh and Bone. Smart, sexy, savvy, but not a little unsure of herself, Dani is determined to carve a place among the Los Angeles entertainment elite - becoming a creditcard-carrying member of the very world whose rituals and absurdities she loves to satirize." SIGNED on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. 294 pp. ISBN: 1602860173.

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

    Book ID: 42648
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  • COLDHEART CANYON. by Barker, Clive.
    Barker, Clive.
    COLDHEART CANYON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "Hollywood ghost story" - a novel which mingles "an insider's view of modern Hollywood with a wild streak of visionary fantasy," SIGNED on the title page. 676 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0182970.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61243
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  • THE REVENGE OF KALI-RA. by Beck, K.K.
    Beck, K.K.
    THE REVENGE OF KALI-RA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Super-bankable, way-hot movie star Nadia Wentworth has found her dream role: the all-powerful, eternally beautiful Kali-Ra, Queen of Doom-one of pulp fiction's most famous characters. Even better, no one stands between Nadia owning all the rights to the Kali-Ra novels. As far as Nadia's assistant, Melanie, can tell, Kali-Ra's creator, dissolute 1920 s novelist Valerian Ricardo, left no heirs. So, it seems that no power on earth can stop the return of Kali-Ra-or prevent Nadia from gaining untold profits and worldwide mega-stardom...That is, until a cast of mysterious characters descend on Nadia's exotic Beverly Hills mansion." INSCRIBED on the title page and dated 3-13-99, in the month of publication. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-89296670X.

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

    Book ID: 68553
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  • DEATH BY HOLLYWOOD. by Bochco, Steven.
    Bochco, Steven.
    DEATH BY HOLLYWOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel - a darkly comic crime novel about a screenwriter, a billionaire's wife, a murder and a cop - by this Emmy and Edgar award winning writer of Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue and more. 274 pp. ISBN: 1400061563.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 63534
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  • Cameron, Sue
    HONEY DUST

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Warner, 1993. First edition - Hollywood novel by a journalist and agent for some of entertainment's top names.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 6082
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  • Dunne, John Gregory
    PLAYLAND

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 1994. Story of Blue Tyler, a child movie star who diasappeared from Hollywood in disgrace, and reappears, 45 years and 11 marriages later, in a trailor park outside Detroit - written by a novelist and screenwriter who really knows Hollywood.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 5942
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  • Dunne, John Gregory
    PLAYLAND

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 1994. Story of Blue Tyler, a child movie star who diasappeared from Hollywood in disgrace, and reappears, 45 years and 11 marriages later, in a trailor park outside Detroit - written by a novelist and screenwriter who really knows Hollywood.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. This edition includes a letter to the publisher from Dunne at the front of the book.

    Book ID: 24387
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  • Dunne, John Gregory
    PLAYLAND

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Story of Blue Tyler, a child movie star who diasappeared from Hollywood in disgrace, and reappears, 45 years and 11 marriages later, in a trailor park outside Detroit - written by a novelist and screenwriter who really knows Hollywood. INSCRIBED on the title page "for.... with best wishes." 494 pp. ISBN: 0-679-42427x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39105
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  • Field, Rachel and Pederson, Arthur.
    TO SEE OURSELVES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1937. dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon Hollywood novel - the story of a young couple from Idaho who arrive in town sure that they will quickly get a screen writing contract.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. Extensive fading to green cloth binding, and a little fading to the spine of the dj. Overall a very attractive copy of this book. Interesting dustjacket design by Vera Bock.

    Book ID: 19867
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  • HAPPINESS IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE. by Hochman, Sandra.
    Hochman, Sandra.
    HAPPINESS IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1976.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this award winning poet - the story of a woman who wakes up one morning and finds herself the head of the world's largest film studio. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-399-116389.

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

    Book ID: 54213
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  • HAPPINESS IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE. by Hochman, Sandra.
    Hochman, Sandra.
    HAPPINESS IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1976.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by this award winning poet - the story of a woman who wakes up one morning and finds herself the head of the world's largest film studio. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-399-116389.

    Condition: Ex-library with 'salvage' stamps, but overall tight and clean in a very good, unmarked, dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54214
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  • THE TICKET OUT. by Knode, Helen.
    Knode, Helen.
    THE TICKET OUT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2003.) dj. SIGNED first edition - Her first novel, a Hollywood mystery, dedicated to her husband, writer, James Ellroy. "Ann Whitehead is sick of her job. She's a movie critic for a counterculture rag in Los Angeles and she needs a break badly. Instead of a break, she gets a murder. A woman dies in Ann's bathtub: the victim is a film school grad and Industry hopeful. It's the kind of story Ann was born to write, but the disgraced LAPD detective leading the investigation is determined to stop her. The search for the killer turns into a search for the victim's missing script, the story of another woman murdered in 1944. Suddenly there are…

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    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2003.) dj. SIGNED first edition - Her first novel, a Hollywood mystery, dedicated to her husband, writer, James Ellroy. "Ann Whitehead is sick of her job. She's a movie critic for a counterculture rag in Los Angeles and she needs a break badly. Instead of a break, she gets a murder. A woman dies in Ann's bathtub: the victim is a film school grad and Industry hopeful. It's the kind of story Ann was born to write, but the disgraced LAPD detective leading the investigation is determined to stop her. The search for the killer turns into a search for the victim's missing script, the story of another woman murdered in 1944. Suddenly there are two killers, and a complicated conspiracy spanning decades. Ann is smack in the middle and everyone she meets wants into the film business--whatever the price." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 352 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1001847.

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

    Book ID: 60903
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  • Knode, Helen.
    THE TICKET OUT.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2003.). SIGNED first edition - Her first novel, a Hollywood mystery, dedicated to her husband, writer, James Ellroy. "Ann Whitehead is sick of her job. She's a movie critic for a counterculture rag in Los Angeles and she needs a break badly. Instead of a break, she gets a murder. A woman dies in Ann's bathtub: the victim is a film school grad and Industry hopeful. It's the kind of story Ann was born to write, but the disgraced LAPD detective leading the investigation is determined to stop her. The search for the killer turns into a search for the victim's missing script, the story of another woman murdered in 1944. Suddenly there are two…

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    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2003.). SIGNED first edition - Her first novel, a Hollywood mystery, dedicated to her husband, writer, James Ellroy. "Ann Whitehead is sick of her job. She's a movie critic for a counterculture rag in Los Angeles and she needs a break badly. Instead of a break, she gets a murder. A woman dies in Ann's bathtub: the victim is a film school grad and Industry hopeful. It's the kind of story Ann was born to write, but the disgraced LAPD detective leading the investigation is determined to stop her. The search for the killer turns into a search for the victim's missing script, the story of another woman murdered in 1944. Suddenly there are two killers, and a complicated conspiracy spanning decades. Ann is smack in the middle and everyone she meets wants into the film business--whatever the price." SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated in 2002, before the publication date of this book. 352 pp

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    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in light green printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 30508
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  • BLACK IS THE FASHION FOR DYING. by Latimer, Jonathan.
    Latimer, Jonathan.
    BLACK IS THE FASHION FOR DYING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1959) dj. Hardcover first edition - Murder, Hollywood and movie-making, as told in his usual sardonic fashion by a prolific screen writer. 240 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, small chip to upper edge of front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 59536
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  • BE COOL. by Leonard, Elmore.
    Leonard, Elmore.
    BE COOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An insider's look at Hollywood. Chili Palmer is back and now he is trying to make it in the music business. Basis for the film of the same name starring John Travolta. SIGNED on the title page. 282 pp. ISBN: 0-385-333919.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71858
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  • BE COOL. by Leonard, Elmore.
    Leonard, Elmore.
    BE COOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An insider's look at Hollywood. Chili Palmer is back and now he is trying to make it in the music business. Basis for the film of the same name starring John Travolta. INSCRIBED on the title page. 282 pp. ISBN: 0-385-333919.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73874
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  • FLEUR DE LEIGH'S LIFE OF CRIME. by Leslie, Diane.
    Leslie, Diane.
    FLEUR DE LEIGH'S LIFE OF CRIME.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1999.). First edition - The author's first novel, a coming of age story set in late 1950s Hollywood. Praise from Carolyn See (who said "this novel's hilarious facade conceals a bitter, shocking, viciously true story"), Allan Gurganis and others. 301 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 52431
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  • ANCIENT HIGHWAYS. by Lott, Bret.
    Lott, Bret.
    ANCIENT HIGHWAYS.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 2008. First edition - A novel weaving together stories from three generations of a family whose lives are shaded by dreams of stardom - a novel of early Holywood and the hopefuls who came there. 241 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy printed wrappers. Letter from a literary agent to a Beverly Hills agency laid in.

    Book ID: 65112
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  • Lurie, Alison.
    THE NOWHERE CITY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Coward-McCann, (1966.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The Pulitzer prize winning author's rather uncommon second novel - a domestic satire and an incisive look at Hollywood (the 'nowhere city' of the title) and the effect of its surface glitz on the attitudes and lives of the young married couple who move there from the more restrained Harvard-dominated city of "Cambridge-on-the-Charles." Cover praise from Louis Simpson, Robert Creeley and more. 276 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon.

    Condition: Just about fine in a good only dustjacket (fading to the spine of the spine, small chip to lower edge of front cover, closed tear to back cover, other minor edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 36735
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  • NIAGARA FALLS ALL OVER AGAIN. by McCracken, Elizabeth
    McCracken, Elizabeth
    NIAGARA FALLS ALL OVER AGAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised author's second novel, third book, the story of the 'flawed passionate friendship' between two halves of a comedy team, spanning 30 years from the waning days of vaudeville to the golden age of Hollywood. 308 pp. ISBN: 0-385-318375.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55054
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  • MURDER IN A HOT FLASH: A Charlie Greene Mystery. by Millhiser, Maryls.
    Millhiser, Maryls.
    MURDER IN A HOT FLASH: A Charlie Greene Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Otto Penzler Books / Simon & Schuster, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - Edwina, the biologist mother of Hollywood literary agent Charlie Greene finds herself in trouble in the middle of two warring film crews in the high desert country of Utah. 252 pp. ISBN: 1883402298.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63736
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  • TELL-ALL. by Palahniuk, Chuck.
    Palahniuk, Chuck.
    TELL-ALL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2010). Hardcover first edition - A humorous short novel by the author of "Fight Club," Described as "Soaked, nay, marinated in the world of vintage Hollywood, Tell-All is a Sunset BoulevardÐinflected homage to Old Hollywood when Bette Davis and Joan Crawford ruled the roost." 179 pp,. ISBN: 978-0385526357.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69724
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  • POOL. by Sahgal, Ajay.
    Sahgal, Ajay.
    POOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a satirical skewering of the culture of Hollywood - the story of a young star who walks off the set of a multi-million dollar movie to join a group of exiles in Vermont. Small format. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-5590.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36498
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  • POOL. by Sahgal, Ajay.
    Sahgal, Ajay.
    POOL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a satirical skewering of the culture of Hollywood - the story of a young star who walks off the set of a multi-million dollar movie to join a group of exiles in Vermont. SIGNED on the title page. Small format. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-5590.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73000
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  • MAN EATER. by Shannon, Ray (pseudonym of Gar Anthony Haywood)
    Shannon, Ray (pseudonym of Gar Anthony Haywood)
    MAN EATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An LA Noir thriller - a fast and furious novel - sometimes violent, sometimes funny - set in Hollywood, featuring Ronnie Deal, who finds her career detoured when she intervenes in a drug deal gone bad. SIGNED on the title page. The first book written by award-winning writer Gar Anthony Haywood under this pseudonym. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-399-149767.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62317
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  • CHILDREN OF LIGHT. by Stone, Robert.
    Stone, Robert.
    CHILDREN OF LIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Andre Deutsch, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of Hollywood, of disintegration, and of the lure of cocaine and alcohol - reportedly based upon Stone's own experiences there and in Mexico when he was working on the screenplay for the movie based on his award-winning 'Dog Soldiers.' Although the copyright page for this UK edition says "first published in the US ...by Knopf" this actually preceded the US edition, and was issued in a much smaller number - 4,500 versus 40,000 - of copies. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-233-978844.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (some spine slant and light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 59020
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  • Stone, Robert.
    CHILDREN OF LIGHT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of Hollywood, of disintegration, and of the lure of cocaine and alcohol - reportedly based upon Stone's own experiences there and in Mexico when he was working on the screenplay for the movie based on his award-winning 'Dog Soldiers.'. ISBN: 0-394-525736.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket - an attractive copy.

    Book ID: 25390
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  • CHILDREN OF LIGHT. by Stone, Robert.
    Stone, Robert.
    CHILDREN OF LIGHT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of Hollywood, of disintegration, and of the lure of cocaine and alcohol - reportedly based upon Stone's own experiences there and in Mexico when he was working on the screenplay for the movie based on his award-winning 'Dog Soldiers.' SIGNED on the title page. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-394-525736.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket - an attractive straight copy, appears unread, but with a remainder dot on bottom edge..

    Book ID: 59333
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  • THE PLAYER. by Tolkin, Michael.
    Tolkin, Michael.
    THE PLAYER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, set in Hollywood and basis of the critically acclaimed movie of the same name, directed by Robert Altman and featuring Tim Robbins. SIGNED on the title page. 193 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-2281.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder line, corner of front endpaper clipped.)

    Book ID: 20142
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