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  • THE SAMURAI FILM. by Silver, Alain.
    Silver, Alain.
    THE SAMURAI FILM.

    Edition: First printing.

    South Brunswick & New York / London: A. S. Barnes / The Trinity Press, (1977.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Uncommon first edition of this important study of "the most potent symbol of Japanese film to the Western filmgoer," that of the samurai, especially as exemplified in the films of Akira Kurosawa. Includes chapters on the major themes - the blind - blind swordfighters, rebellion, slayers - and more - Illustrated throughout with photographic stills. Glossary of Japanese terms, bibliography, filmographies and index; 242 pp. ISBN: 0-498-01349-9.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (minor edgewear to dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 43068
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  • ALIAS S. S. VAN DINE: The Man Who Created Philo Vance. by [Van Dine, S. S., pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright ] Loughery, John
    [Van Dine, S. S., pseudonym of Willard Huntington Wright ] Loughery, John
    ALIAS S. S. VAN DINE: The Man Who Created Philo Vance.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fascinating biography of Willard Huntington Wright (1887-1939), a writer who helped create the modern detective novel, although this was not what he wanted to be known for (thus the alias). In his early career, before he turned to popular fiction, he was editor briefly of the "Smart Set," friends with Mencken and Dreiser, and involved in the world of modern art through his brother Stanton MacDonald-Wright. INSCRIBED on the title page "To ___ A special friend of the special aunt of the author" and dated in December 1992, in the year of publication. Photographs. Source notes, bibliography, index. xxii, 296 pp. ISBN: 0-684-193582.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59240
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  • UPPER CUT: Highlights of My Hollywood Life. by White, Carrie.
    White, Carrie.
    UPPER CUT: Highlights of My Hollywood Life.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster - Atria Books, (2011.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Autobiography of one of Hollywood's most successful hairdressers - but also one which talks about being abused by a stepfather as a child, her use of alcohol, cocaine and heroin to fuel the frenetic pace of her life which eventually cost her her home, her career and almost her children - and her struggle to come back. SIGNED on the title page and dated just one month after publication, Illustrated with color photographs,. 386 pp. ISBN: 9781439199091.

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

    Book ID: 52130
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