Australia: Circa 1950s. Paperback. SCARCE. A promotional souvenir booklet for the film "Northern Safari." 12mo. Grey, black and white illustrated side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Stamp on the inside of front cover lists the show dates and times. Else is clean and bright with black and white photographic illustrations throughout. FILM/061417. Near Fine.
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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990. first American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+ hardcover with Very Good+ illustrated purple dustjacket with yellow title to front panel and white title to faded spine. Interior is clean and bright. First US edition. Includes several photographic illustrations. 262 pages. FILM/7102. Very Good+ / Very Good+.
New York: Ellison B. Greenstone, . Paperback. A promotional booklet about the making of the movie, intended to be sold at theaters for 25 cents per copy. It includes color pictures of the (white) cast, pieces about the making of the movie and the book, a list of cast and production team members, and interviews with Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, Large quarto in soft wraps, with some fading and spotting to the covers. Interior pages are nice. Very good condition. 18 pages. FILM/060713. Very Good.
n.p. Dilletante Press, 2001. Softcover. Dilettante Press is a now defunct independent book publisher dedicated to "challeng[ing] traditional notions of art and culture," focusing its efforts on featuring visionary, outsider, vernacular art in books. Dilettante only published three titles, of which this is one. This unusual book captures the exuberant and interesting history of its subject, with hundreds of color illustrations of posters and informative essays by such figures as Anjelica Huston, Clive Barker, LeVar Burton, and many others. Quarto softcover in stiff black paper wrappers with pictorial covers and red titling to spine and front. Pictorial endpapers. In near fine condition. 305 pages including index. Near Fine.
Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International, (1991). Hardcover. 4to. Near fine in illustrated brown glossy paper covered boards with white title to front board and to spine. Slight fading to spine. Pristine interior filled with both full color and black and white illustrations. 95 pages. FILM/081617. Near Fine.
Rochester: Eastman Kodak Company, No Date. Hardcover. Very good. Several tears to dust jacket, though they have been expertly repaired with archival tape. Dust jacket is in a protective sleeve. Inside is clean and tight. Heavily illustrated, some in color. Explains in layman's terms how to best utilize the home movie camera. 224 pages. Film. FIL/8202. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Stein and Day, (1967). Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good white and grey illustrated dustjacket with red title to front and spine panels. Fading to spine panel. Minor foxing to dust jacket and to end pages. Else is clean and bright with many photographic illustrations. 191 pages. FILM/7112. Very Good / Very Good.
Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1986. Paperback. 8vo. Off-white and black illustrated paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper and to spine. Minor yellowing to wrappers. Previous owner's name to top edge of half title page. Else is clean and bright. Index, 547 pages. FILM/081618. Very Good+.
New York: Crown Publishers, . Hardcover. The complete screenplays for ten important films released in 1945. They include The Lost Weekend, Spellbound, Double Indemnity, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, None But the Lonely Heart, The Southerner, Story of G.I. Joe, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Over Twent-One, and A Medal for Benny. Each screenplay includes a list of the cast, the source of the screenplay, and name of director. There are four black & white photos from each film. Bound in original reddish-brown cloth with title and editor names to spine. Very light bumping but near fine. Interior pages are browning as usual but very good. In grey and dark red dusjacket with title to spine and front cover. Some chipping but still very good. Bookplate of Alan Downer affixed to front pastedown. A very nice copy of this anthology. 648 pages. FILM/102716. Near Fine / Very Good.
New York: A. L. Burt Company, (1921). Hardcover. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED. 8vo. Appears to have belonged to a Rudolph Valentino fan who pasted cut out periodical photos of him to the front and rear of the book Many of which are hand collored in orange. Photograph of him pasted to title page. Red cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor bowing to front board, minor fading to spine and minor bumping to spine ends. Previous owner's name in pen to top corner of title page. Loving phrases written in french with english translations to rear paste down. Minor age toning to pages. Browning to last page due to newspaper clipping pasted on opposite page. Text is bright. 296 pages. LIT/032719. Very Good.
Oak Knoll, 2007. Hardcover. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In black illustrated dust jacket with green title to spine. Pristine. Includes full color photographic illustrations of the first editions of each book discussed. Each entry discusses both the book and the movie giving bibliographic details about each. 380 pages. BOB/071216. Fine / Fine.
Grosset & Dunlap, (1973). Hardcover. 4to. Beige cloth covered boards with brown title to spine. Remnants of bookplate to front past down. Pencil signature of previous owner to front free end page. Interior is clean and bright and filled with both color and black and white photographic illustrations. Beige photographically illustrated dust jacket with back title to spine. Edge wear to jacket including chipping, creasing, browning and a few closed tears. One closed tear has been repaired with tape. Minor rubbing and browing to jacket. 270 pages. FILM/030509. Very Good / Very Good.
San Francisco: San Francisco Book Company, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ in very good green and white dust jacket. Minor rubbing and edgwear to dust jacket as well as minor fading to spine panel. 214 pages. Erudite study of fame and its manifestations, from film and television fame to political fame. Film. FIL110121. Very Good+ / Very Good.
American Film Institute, 2015. Paperback. White paper wrappers with grey title to spine and front cover. Includes complete filmography along with a still from most of Martin's acting / music endeavors. Accompanied by a seperate DVD in unopened plastic wrap, which includes the AFI presentation of the award to Mr. Martin. Size: quarto. 112 pages. FILM/060517. Fine.
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1991. Hardcover. Thick 8vo. Red paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to spine ends and one very small closed nick to head of spine. Interior is clean and bright with black and white photographic illustrations for every star. In very good, price-clipped grey illustrated dust jacket with red and blue title to front and spine panels. Minor fading to spine panel and minor wear to edges of dust jacket. 495 pages. Includes Bibliography. Film. FILM/8213. Near Fine / Very Good.