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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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  • PATSY CARROLL IN THE GOLDEN WEST, #3 in the series. by Gordon, Grace (pseudonym of Elsie Duncan Yale, 1873-1956)
    Gordon, Grace (pseudonym of Elsie Duncan Yale, 1873-1956)
    PATSY CARROLL IN THE GOLDEN WEST, #3 in the series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1920). Hardcover - The third book in this four book series described by the publisher as "permeated with the vibrant atmosphere of the great outdoors. The vacations spent by Patsy Carroll and her chum, the girl Wayfarers, in the north, east, south, and west of the wonderland of our country, comprise a succession of tales unsurpassed in plot and action." In this, the girls travel by ship to New Orleans and then by train to California, where they reside in the dream city of the Movie World and become involved with a famous silent film drama. The geography - and the Native Americans who play a role in this - seem to be…

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    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1920). Hardcover - The third book in this four book series described by the publisher as "permeated with the vibrant atmosphere of the great outdoors. The vacations spent by Patsy Carroll and her chum, the girl Wayfarers, in the north, east, south, and west of the wonderland of our country, comprise a succession of tales unsurpassed in plot and action." In this, the girls travel by ship to New Orleans and then by train to California, where they reside in the dream city of the Movie World and become involved with a famous silent film drama. The geography - and the Native Americans who play a role in this - seem to be a bit scrambled but the story is interesting. Illustrated with by Thelma Gooch with a frontispiece and three glossy internal plates. 308 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads. Ad lists all 4 titles in this series.

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    Condition: Very good in light blue cloth with a small pasted on illustration, gilt lettering (minor wear to the covers, but overall sturdy and attractive)

    Book ID: 83969
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  • PIRATE KING. by King, Laurie R.
    King, Laurie R.
    PIRATE KING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2011,) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes and set in the world of England's young silent film industry. SIGNED on the title page. 300 pp. ISBN: 9780553807981.

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

    Book ID: 72245
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  • PIRATE KING. by King, Laurie R.
    King, Laurie R.
    PIRATE KING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2011,) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes and set in the world of England's young silent film industry. SIGNED on the title page. 300 pp. ISBN: 9780553807981.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67866
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  • PIRATE KING. by King, Laurie R.
    King, Laurie R.
    PIRATE KING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes and set in the world of England's young silent film industry. SIGNED on a book plate tipped onto the half title page. 300 pp. ISBN: 9780553807981.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (toning to edges of textblock).

    Book ID: 82919
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  • PIRATE KING. by King, Laurie R.
    King, Laurie R.
    PIRATE KING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2011,) dj. SIGNED bookplate, hardcover first edition - A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes and set in the world of England's young silent film industry. SIGNED on a book plate tipped onto the half title page. 300 pp. ISBN: 9780553807981.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73561
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  • THE CHAPERONE. by Moriarty, Laura.
    Moriarty, Laura.
    THE CHAPERONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2012. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in 1922 and inspired by the life of silent film star Louise Brooks. SIGNED on the title page. 367 pp. ISBN: 9781594487019.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56500
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  • Moy, James S.
    MARGINAL SIGHTS: Staging the Chinese in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    Iowa City: University of Iowa Press (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the history and prevalence of stereotypes in depicting the Chinese in films and theatre, from Bret Harte and Mark Twain's play 'Ah Sin' to O'Neill's Marcos Millions and the contemporary Broadway hit 'Miss Saigon' and from early silent films to modern pornography. The stereetypes range from Charlie Chan to Fu Manchu to Madame Butterfly. Includes a chapter on the photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown by Arnold Genthe. A title in the 'Theatre History and Culture' series. 158 pp. with notes and bibliography. ISBN: 0-87745-4272.

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

    Book ID: 26466
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  • TOM MIX DIED FOR YOUR SINS: A Novel Based on His Life. by Ponicsan, Darryl.
    Ponicsan, Darryl.
    TOM MIX DIED FOR YOUR SINS: A Novel Based on His Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth novel by the author of 'Cinderella Liberty.' Although written as fiction, this is based on fact, the story of a larger than life cowboy in the early 1900s, who brought his incredible stunts to silent films. Illustrated with 14 pages of photographs. 300 pp. ISBN: 0-440059690.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67990
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