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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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  • [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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  • ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S TALES TO MAKE YOUR HAIR STAND ON END. by Hitchcock, Alfred; Eleanor Sullivan, editor.
    Hitchcock, Alfred; Eleanor Sullivan, editor.
    ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S TALES TO MAKE YOUR HAIR STAND ON END.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Davis Publications / Dial Press, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 24 stories by August Derleth, Bill Pronzini, Clark Howard, Helen Neilson, John Lutz, Margaret Maron and others. Includes the Alfred Hitchcock Photo Quiz by Peter Christian. 349 pp. ISBN: 0-803700288.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78768
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  • THE HORNES: An American Family by [Horne, Lena] Buckley, Gail Lumet
    [Horne, Lena] Buckley, Gail Lumet
    THE HORNES: An American Family

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Both the biography of her mother, Lena Horne (from her first appearances at the Cotton Club and New York Cafe Society to her departure for Hollywood, where she became the first true black movie star) and the story of several generations of her family, from the matriach who was able to buy her own freedom from slavery, to the to Frank Horne, Lena's uncle, a poet during the Harlem Renaissance and a member of FDR's "Black Cabinet" and to Lena herself. This is also the story of the influential black bourgeoisie - what Du Bois called 'the talented tenth' - from emancipation to the civil rights movement. Photographs. xii. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-394513061.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (short closed tear to back cover of dj, other light edgewear.)

    Book ID: 79073
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  • JOHN HUSTON: King Rebel. by [Huston, John] Nolan, William F
    [Huston, John] Nolan, William F
    JOHN HUSTON: King Rebel.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, (1965.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by Nolan on the title page. Biography of the controversial and award-winning director, covering the entire span of his career. Illustrated with photographs. Two appendixes: The Projects of John Huston: Films and Plays 1931-1965, and A Huston Bibliography. 247 pp, Review copy with publisher's slip laid in.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (short closed tear to lower corner in dj.)

    Book ID: 40839
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  • Jones, Gerald.
    MEN OF TOMORROW: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fascinating book: "This history of the birth of superhero comics highlights three pivotal figures. The story begins early in the last century, on the Lower East Side, where Harry Donenfeld rises from the streets to become the king of the 'smooshes'-soft-core magazines with titles like French Humor and Hot Tales. Later, two high school friends in Cleveland, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, become avid fans of 'scientifiction,' the new kind of literature promoted by their favorite pulp magazines. The disparate worlds of the wise guy and the geeks collide in 1938, and the result is Action Comics #1, the debut of Superman. For Donenfeld, the comics were…

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    New York: Basic Books, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fascinating book: "This history of the birth of superhero comics highlights three pivotal figures. The story begins early in the last century, on the Lower East Side, where Harry Donenfeld rises from the streets to become the king of the 'smooshes'-soft-core magazines with titles like French Humor and Hot Tales. Later, two high school friends in Cleveland, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, become avid fans of 'scientifiction,' the new kind of literature promoted by their favorite pulp magazines. The disparate worlds of the wise guy and the geeks collide in 1938, and the result is Action Comics #1, the debut of Superman. For Donenfeld, the comics were a way to sidestep the censors. For Shuster and Siegel, they were both a calling and an eventual source of misery: the pair waged a lifelong campaign for credit and appropriate compensation." (The New Yorker) SIGNED by the authro on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Photographs. Notes on sources, index. xv, 384 pp. ISBN: 0-465036562.

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

    Book ID: 66847
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  • JAMES EARL JONES: VOICES AND SILENCES. by Jones, James Earl and Penelope Niven.
    Jones, James Earl and Penelope Niven.
    JAMES EARL JONES: VOICES AND SILENCES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of the African American actor, James Earl Jones, who came from a family of farmers and sharecroppers in Mississippi who lived twelve to a house, but went on to became one of the great actors of our time. Photographs, chronology of his career and roles, index. xxii 393 pp. ISBN: 0-684195135.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65725
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  • THE PERFECT AMERICAN. by Jungk, Peter Stephan
    Jungk, Peter Stephan
    THE PERFECT AMERICAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Other Press (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fictionalized biography of the last days of the life of Walt Disney, narrated by Wilhelm Dantine, an Austrian-born animator who worked for Disney in the 1950s. Translated from the German by Michael Hofmann. Dust jacket praise from Peter Everett who described it as 'at once a generous and frightening picture of an American idol. Jungk's Walt Disney embodies what makes the American character special and grotesque, friendly and xenophobic, kind and ruthless. Avery smart work of fiction.' 186 pp. ISBN: 1590511158.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33856
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  • SHAMUS IN THE GREEN ROOM. by Kandel, Susan.
    Kandel, Susan.
    SHAMUS IN THE GREEN ROOM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow (imprint of Harper Collins), (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third mystery - Biographer and amateur sleuth Cece Caruso's book on Dashiell Hammett is headed for the big screen. SIGNED on the title page. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-060581093.

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

    Book ID: 67125
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  • HOW TO HEPBURN : Lessons on Living from Kate The Great by Karbo, Karen.
    Karbo, Karen.
    HOW TO HEPBURN : Lessons on Living from Kate The Great

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Part guidebook and part biography, this is a wonderfully offbeat look at femininity and empowerment in 20th century America as embodied in the career of Katherine Hepburn. INSCRIBED "For--Turtlenecks rock, as we know. enjoy!" 193 pp. ISBN: 13579108642.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59649
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  • Lasky, Jesse Jr.
    SINGING IN THUNDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ives Washburn Publishers, 1934. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of poetry by the son of early movie mogul, Jesse Lasky (among other things, co-founder of Paramount Pictures), who was himself a very sucessful screenwriter. Presentation copy INSCRIBED "To Julius and 'Hattie' Evans - in memory of the merry mornings at 'Mother Lubin's' - Best of luck." 59 pp.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (some staining to the spine and the edges of the boards), lacking the dj.

    Book ID: 39734
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  • RED INK: A Native American Student Publication Volume Three (3) Number Three (3), Spring 1995 by Lomayesva, Frederick; Adrienne King, Annetta Sapier and others.
    Lomayesva, Frederick; Adrienne King, Annetta Sapier and others.
    RED INK: A Native American Student Publication Volume Three (3) Number Three (3), Spring 1995

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona, American Indian Studies Program, 1995. First edition - Red Ink was a literary journal focused on the stories, art, poetry, and essays of Native American students, and which was published for 25 years, from 1990-2015. This issue includes articles on American Indian identity by Frederick Lomayesva, on films by Brent Michael Davids. Words of the Wind by Adrienne King, photo essay by Annetta Sapier, book reviews, notes on contributors and more. Large format. 46 pp.

    Condition: Fine in stapled illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78455
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  • London, Jack.
    THE MUTINY OF THE ELSINORE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1914. Hardcover first edition - A novel partially based on London's voyage around Cape Horn in 1912 - it is unfortunately marred by overt racism and the concept of white supremacy (those in command on the ship are fair-skinned, while those who toil are of the 'swarthy races.' Color frontispiece. Basis for three films. 378 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a contemporary or early half leather binding - blue cloth with tan leather, gilt titling on the spine and tooling to the edges of the leather, bluegreen marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. (other Jack London first editions in matching binding available). Some rubbing to the corners and sides of the spine, previous owner's name, but overall a sturdy and attractive copy.

    Book ID: 73047
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  • THE SEPIA SIREN KILLER by Lupoff, Richard A.
    Lupoff, Richard A.
    THE SEPIA SIREN KILLER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Hobart Lindsay / Marvia Plum mystery, set in the world of early independent black film-making. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note, 264 pp. Dust jacket art by Earl Keleny. ISBN: 0-312-113323.

    Condition: Fine in a very good dust jacket (tight copy, appears unread, small chip to upper edge of back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 21281
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  • THE SEPIA SIREN KILLER by Lupoff, Richard A.
    Lupoff, Richard A.
    THE SEPIA SIREN KILLER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Hobart Lindsay / Marvia Plum mystery, set in the world of early independent black film-making. SIGNED on the title page. Author's note, 264 pp. Dust jacket art by Earl Keleny. ISBN: 0-312-113323.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some minor wear at ends of spine.)

    Book ID: 44017
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  • THE BESSIE BLUE KILLER. by Lupoff, Richard A.
    Lupoff, Richard A.
    THE BESSIE BLUE KILLER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third Hobart Lindsay / Marvia Plum mystery, set in Oakland, California and involving the making of a movie about black World War II pilots - the Tuskegee airmen. Introduction by Jane Langton SIGNED by the author. Author's note, 272 pp. Dust jacket art by Earl Keleny. ISBN: 0-312-113323.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 44610
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  • BORN STANDING UP: A Comic's Life. by Martin, Steve.
    Martin, Steve.
    BORN STANDING UP: A Comic's Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of his eighteen years as a stand-up comedian - and why he walked away from it. Photographs. 207 pp. ISBN: 1416553649.

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

    Book ID: 57678
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  • BORN STANDING UP: A Comic's Life. by Martin, Steve.
    Martin, Steve.
    BORN STANDING UP: A Comic's Life.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Scribner, (2007.). First edition - An account of his eighteen years as a stand-up comedian - and why he walked away from it. Photographs. 207 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59522
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  • SOUTHERN DAUGHTER: The Life of Margaret Mitchell. by [Mitchell, Margaret] Pyron, Darden Asbury
    [Mitchell, Margaret] Pyron, Darden Asbury
    SOUTHERN DAUGHTER: The Life of Margaret Mitchell.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, (1991). Hardcover first edition - Biography of the author of "Gone With the Wind" - one which explores how her Southern upbringing, in which she was imbued from childhood with tales of the Civil War, affected the novel. Overall a sympathetic and perceptive look at a woman who in many ways defied the cultural expectations of her time. Photographs. Notes, index. xix, 533 pp. ISBN: 0-195052765.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70230
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  • THE FOUR FINGERS OF DEATH. by Moody, Rick.
    Moody, Rick.
    THE FOUR FINGERS OF DEATH.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, (2010.). First edition - The ninth book by this award winning writer - a hilarious novel which 'vividly imagines a low-down darkly comic future, as inspired by a drive-in movie classic.' 725 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51386
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  • THE FOUR FINGERS OF DEATH. by Moody, Rick.
    Moody, Rick.
    THE FOUR FINGERS OF DEATH.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, (2010.). First edition - The ninth book by this award winning writer - a hilarious novel which 'vividly imagines a low-down darkly comic future, as inspired by a drive-in movie classic.' 725 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (crease on front cover, tear to lower edge of back cover at side of spine).

    Book ID: 51387
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  • HERE COMES TROUBLE: Stories from My Life. by Moore, Michael.
    Moore, Michael.
    HERE COMES TROUBLE: Stories from My Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grand Central, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Not exactly your usual autobiography, this contains 24 far-ranging and stranger than fiction vignettes mostly from his early life but up through his controversial Oscar acceptance speech. Funny and thought-provoking. Illustrated with photographs. 427 pp. . ISBN: 9780446532242.

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

    Book ID: 52123
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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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  • BLACK FILMS AND FILM-MAKERS: A Comprehensive Anthology from Stereotype to Superhero. by Patterson, Lindsay, editor.
    Patterson, Lindsay, editor.
    BLACK FILMS AND FILM-MAKERS: A Comprehensive Anthology from Stereotype to Superhero.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1975) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects articles and and essays from the 1920s to the 1970s on films and movies by many writers, including Albert Johnson, Thomas R. Cripps, James Baldwin, Robert Benchley, Edward Mapp, Melvin Van Peebles, Charles Michener, and Pauline Kael and many others. Among the films discussed in depth are The Birth Of A Nation, Hearts In Dixie, Carmen Jones, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, Sounder And Book Of Numbers. Selected Filmography, Bibliography, Index. 298 pp plus 16 pages of inserted glossy black and white photographs. ISBN: 0-39606843X.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (corners slightly bumped, dust jacket is price-clipped with tape repaired short tears on the upper edge.).

    Book ID: 65724
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  • PANTHER: A Pictorial History of the Black Panthers and the Story Behind the Film. by Peebles, Mario Van, Ula Y. Taylor and J. Tarika Lewis.
    Peebles, Mario Van, Ula Y. Taylor and J. Tarika Lewis.
    PANTHER: A Pictorial History of the Black Panthers and the Story Behind the Film.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    New York: Newmarket Press, (1995). First edition - Both an illustrated history of Black Panther movement which - from 1966 to 1982 - helped change civil rights history in America, and a recordo f the director's experience making the film. "Drawing from original interviews and newly declassified government documents, historian Ula Y. Taylor and former Panther Party member J. Tarika Lewis, give us the most inclusive phot pictorial history published to date." Prologue by Melvin Van Peebles. Over 200 illustrations, with more than 50 in full color. Chronology, sources, index. Large format. 192 pp. ISBN: 1-557042276.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76599
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  • [Poitier, Sidney] Lester J. Keyser & Andre H. Ruszkowski.
    THE CINEMA OF SIDNEY POITIER: The Black Man's Changing Role on the American Screen.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: A.S. Barnes, 1980. dj. Hardcover first edition - Large format, profusely illustrated with scenes from the different movies Poitier appeared in. Index. 192 pages. ISBN: 0-498-022838.

    Condition: Good only in a good dustjacket (crinkling from dampness/water to edges of pages, edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 21808
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  • SCIENCE FICTION OF THE 20TH CENTURY: An Illustrated History by Robinson, Frank M.; Boris Vallejo, signed.
    Robinson, Frank M.; Boris Vallejo, signed.
    SCIENCE FICTION OF THE 20TH CENTURY: An Illustrated History

    Edition: First printing.

    Portland, OR: Collectors Press, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An oversized and lavishly full color illustrated history of 20th-century science fiction - "with images of film posters, magazines, and books - many shown here for the first time [this book] offers an insider's view of the prophetic writers, illustrators and editors who made science fiction the most popular form of entertainment in the 20th century." SIGNED on the title page by both the author Frank Robinson and one of the illustrators whose work is featured in the book - Boris Vallejo. Large heavy folio. Index. 256 pp. ISBN: 1888054298.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corners slightly bumped). While there was a fairly large signed limited edition of this title, signed trade editions are uncommon - especially with the additional signature of Vallejo.

    Book ID: 56145
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  • SCIENCE FICTION OF THE 20TH CENTURY: An Illustrated History by Robinson, Frank M. wth technical assistance by John Gunnison.
    Robinson, Frank M. wth technical assistance by John Gunnison.
    SCIENCE FICTION OF THE 20TH CENTURY: An Illustrated History

    Edition: First thus- a large trade paperback.

    Portland, OR: Collectors Press for Barnes and Noble, (1999.). An oversized and lavishly full color illustrated history of 20th-century science fiction - "with images of film posters, magazines, and books - many shown here for the first time [this book] offers an insider's view of the prophetic writers, illustrators and editors who made science fiction the most popular form of entertainment in the 20th century." Large folio. Index. 256 pp. ISBN: 1888054298.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self flaps.

    Book ID: 56631
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  • RED INK: A Native American Student Publication Volume FIVE (5) Number ONE (1), FALL 1996 by Rose, Nantiki; Jessica Estrada, Robert Morin and others.
    Rose, Nantiki; Jessica Estrada, Robert Morin and others.
    RED INK: A Native American Student Publication Volume FIVE (5) Number ONE (1), FALL 1996

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona, American Indian Studies Program, 1996. First edition - Red Ink was a literary journal focused on the stories, art, poetry, and essays of Native American students, and which was published for 25 years, from 1990-2015. This issue includes articles on Indian gaming by Robert Morin, on memories of memories of Eskimo culture by Mary Jane Litchard. archeology on the rez by Al Livingston, poetry by Nantiki Rose, Cindi Landrum, E. K Kim Caldwell, art by Jessica Estrada, book reviews, notes on contributors and more. Large format. 98 pp. Cover art by Leonard Chana.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78456
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  • Rovin, Jeff.
    ALIENS, ROBOTS, AND SPACESHIPS.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. A large format trade paperback.

    New York: Facts On File, Inc., 1995. A reference to the creatures of science fiction. The ultimate encyclopedia of the unimaginable, featuring over 100 illustrations and a user-friendly format. Includes accounts of superheroes and spacecraft from places and times unknown. Introduction, Guide for the Reader, 5 Appendices, Index. 372 pgs. ISBN: 0-8160-31134.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight, some creasing to front wrapper.

    Book ID: 19008
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