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A Handbook for Modern Educational Dance

By Preston, Valerie

London: MacDonald & Evans 1963. (Hardcover) 187pp. Very good in good dust jacket. The last pages are uncut. Diagrams, tables, index. The dust jacket is faded on the spine and rubbed, top edge of the dust jacket and the top edge of the back cover are dampstained, and there is a previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. "The aim of Modern Educational Dance is to make the body a versatile instrument capable of being used at will. Each dancer creates his own movements and is himself a creative artist, not only an interpretive one. This book, by a well-known lecturer on modern educational dance, is intended for all who are interested in the subject and wish to know more about it". Book about Movement. (Dance, Dance, Education, Entertainment, Handbook).

$26.25

Big Bad Wolves; Masculinity in the American Film

By Mellen, Joan

New York: Pantheon Books [0-394-49800-3] 1977. (Small 4to) 365pp. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket. Black and white photographs, index. Remainder mark, the dust jacket is lightly edgeworn and chipped. "Big Bad Wolves is a stunning, provocative, and highly entertaining account of how Hollywood's myth-making factory has created the image of the indomitable male and, in the process, shaped and distorted our understsanding of male sexuality. Joan Mellen shows how from its inception Hollywood has sought to create a male larger than life, superior to women, defiant, violent, utterly fearless". (Movies, Film, Gender Issues, Hollywood, Masculinity, Movies--United States, Sexuality).

$26.25

Sticky Fingers; The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine
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Sticky Fingers; The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine

By Hagan, Joe

New York: Alfred A. Knopf 978-0-345-81505-7 [978-0-345-81505-7] 2017. (Hardcover) 547pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Illustrations, photographs, notes, index. "Sticky Fingers is the story of how one man's ego captured the 1960s youth culture of rock and roll and turned it into a hothouse of fame, power, politics, and riches that would last for fifty years. Drawn from dozens of hours of interviews with Wenner, who granted Joe Hagan exclusive access to his vast personal archive of correspondence, rare documents, recordings, and never-before-seen images, and featuring conversations with many of the greatest superstars of our time, this biography tells the story of how Wenner partnered with such rock luminaries as John Lennon, Mick Jagger, and Bob Dylan to manufacture an unforgettable cultural mythology in words and iamges every other week for five decades". Book about Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, John Lennon, Rock and Roll, Rolling Stone Magazine & Jann Wenner. Time Period 1960's. (Music, Entertainers, Magazines, Music, Music Appreciation, Rolling Stone Magazine).

$26.25

Radical Hollywood; The Untold Story Behind America's Favorite Movies
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Radical Hollywood; The Untold Story Behind America's Favorite Movies

By Buhle, Paul (With Dave Wagner.)

New York: New Press [1-56584-819-5] 2002. (Trade paperback) 460pp. Very good plus. Notes, photographs, index. "In Radical Hollywood, the first comprehensive book about the Hollywood Left, Paul Buhle and Dave Wagner trace the political and personal lives of the screenwriters, actors, directors, and producers on the Left from the dawn of sound movies to the early 1950s". Book about Film History, Hollywood Left. Time Period 1900's & 1950's. (Movies, Art, Film Criticism, Hollywood, Movies, Politics).

$23.63

Slow Motion Riot
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Slow Motion Riot

By Blauner, Peter

New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc [0-688-10068-6] 1990, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 431pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. "This startling and gritty novel about crime and race in New York City is already one of the most talked-about books of the year. In his grungy cubicle, a young white probation officer tries to hold on to the last shreds of his idealism. Steve Baum's office is swamped by the whole range of criminal humanity - thieves, drug addicts, and white-collar criminals - but even in his troublign and sometimes dangerous world, he manages to locate a glimmer of hope". Winner of: Edgar for Best First Mystery Novel. Locale: Harlem--New York City; New York City. (Thrillers, Fiction, Mystery, Thrillers).

$26.25

Practical Modern Educational Dance with Suggested Studies

By Collins, Claudette

London: MacDonald & Evans [0-7121-1625-7] 1969. (Hardcover) 83pp. Very good plus in very good dust jacket. Exercises, diagrams, index. The dust jacket rubbed and chipped at the top of the spine. "This book is based upon Rudolf Laban's conceptions of the advantages of creative dance in the scheme of general education, and its purpose is to aid student teachers and instructors by presenting them with suggestions for a simplified dance curriculum. Thus the author has planned a series of studies, related to Laban's movement themes, which will be suitable for implementation in class by infant, junior and secondary age-groups". Book about Curriculum. (Dance, Dance, Dance Instruction, Entertainment, Teaching).

$26.25

Place; 13 Essays; 13 Filmmakers; 1 City

By Araneda, Cecilia (editor) (Contributor Jonathan Ball; Miye Bromberg; Sean Carney; Jonas Chernick; Danishka Esterhazy; Larissa Fan; Ioannis Mookas; Solomon Nagler; Caelum Vatnsdal.)

Winnipeg: Winnipeg Film Group 978-1-926665-01-6 [978-1-926665-01-6] 2009, 1st edition. (Oblong 4to paperback) 135pp. Near fine. Photographs, illustrations, references. "Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In the early 1970s a group of aspiring prairie filmmakers came together with the intent to encourage and develop raw ralent to create independent films. Over the years this growing community of filmmakers has ignited controversy, sparked dialogue, and paved the way for those who would come next". Book about Filmmaking. Contributors include Jonathan Ball, Miye Bromberg, Sean Carney, Jonas Chernick, Danishka Esterhazy, Larissa Fan, Ioannis Mookas, Solomon Nagler, Caelum Vatnsdal. Locale: Manitoba--Canada; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada; Winnipeg--Manitoba. (Movies, Essays, Film Criticism, Film Studies, Movies).

$26.25

Writing the Short Film, Second Edition
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Writing the Short Film, Second Edition

By Cooper, Pat (With Ken Dancyger.)

Boston: Focal Press [0-240-80369-8] 2000. (Trade paperback) 308pp. Very good plus. Notes, appendices, index. The last page of the book is creased. "The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, also requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process - from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue - teaching them how to create a dramatic narrative that is at once brief and complete". Book about Short Films. (Movies, Film, Guidebooks, Screenwriting, Storytelling, Writer's Reference).

$26.25

Singing Mennonite; Low German Songs Among the Mennonites

By Klassen, Doreen Helen

Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press [0-88755-132-7] 1989. (4to) 330pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Maps, musical notation, sources, bibliography, discography, index. The spine is slightly cocked, minor marginal notation in pencil, price in ink on the front endpaper. Locale: Manitoba; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada. (Music, Mennonites--Canada, Music, Songs--Low German).

$52.50

Video Culture; A Critical Investigation
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Video Culture; A Critical Investigation

By Hanhardt, John G. (editor) (Contributor Louis Althusser; David Antin; Jean Baudrillard; Walter Benjamin; Bertolt Brecht; Stanley Cavell; Nam June Paik.)

New York: Peregrine Smith [0-87905-279-1] 1986. (Trade paperback) 296pp. Very good. Bibliography, contributors, index. Lightly worn at the corners and a previous bookseller's sticker on the back cover. "Video culture brings together a wide range of critical, theoretical, and historical essays on film, video, and television. The essays address issues pertaining to art and technology and, taken together, define a 'video culture' as it is determined by the distinctive features of the medium and the forces acting on its history". Contributors include Louis Althusser, David Antin, Jean Baudrillard, Walter Benjamin, Bertolt Brecht, Stanley Cavell, Nam June Paik. (Movies, Art Theory, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Digital Media, Essays, Literary Theory, Technology, Television, Video).

$26.25

Film & Politics in the Third World
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Film & Politics in the Third World

By Downing, John D. H. (editor)

Brooklyn: Autonomedia [0-936756-31-4] 1987. (Trade paperback) 317pp. Very good. Notes. The spine is lightly creased and there is a previous owner's name in ink on the half-title page. "The only anthology of its kind in English, this book offers crucial treatments of the best-known individuals and leading national cinemas from all over the Third World. Contributing chapters range from analyses of a number of critical single films and interview with well-known directors to studies of national film industries and to political / aesthetic manifestoes". Locale: Algeria; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; China; Cuba; India; Iran; Morocco; Philippines; Turkey. (Movies, Critical Theory, Film Criticism, Film Studies, Movies, Politics, Third World).

$26.25

Global Television (Publisher series: Wedge--Magazine--Global Television; Wedge--Magazine.)
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Global Television (Publisher series: Wedge--Magazine--Global Television; Wedge--Magazine.)

By Schneider, Cynthia (editors) (With Brian Wallis.)

New York: Wedge Press [0-262-69123-X] 1988. (Trade paperback) 320pp. Very good plus. Illustrations, photographs, diagrams, notes, contributors. There is a previous bookseller's sticker on the back cover and a previous owner's name in ink on the half-title page. "Today, particularly with the introduction of new technologies and the expanding of existing ones, to assert that television is global is to utter a commonplace. To speak of 'global television' however is quite another thing. Global television refers not only to the international dissemination of television images, but also to the radical restructuring of television as a geopolitical concept. For television has created a space of its own through a unique merger of entertainment and information technologies. Allied with home computers, satellites, and conventional communications systems, television introduces more than just new signs and representations, it also establishes an important new political formation: a class structure based not on wealth, but on access to information" - from the Introduction. Publisher series: Wedge--Magazine (9 / 10 Global Television). (Movies, Communications Industry, Computers, Critical Theory, Digital Media, Essays, Film Criticism, Globalization, Information, Information Technology, Satellites, Television).

$26.25

Technologies of Truth; Cultural Citizenship and the Popular Media (Publisher series: Visible Evidence--Technologies of Truth; Visible Evidence.)
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Technologies of Truth; Cultural Citizenship and the Popular Media (Publisher series: Visible Evidence--Technologies of Truth; Visible Evidence.)

By Miller, Toby

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press [0-8166-2985-4] 1998. (4to paperback) 304pp. Near fine. Photographs, bibliography. "In a world ever more complex and media-saturated, what is the value of the truth? Here, Toby Miller provides a pithy and clear-sighted examination of how television, magazines, film, and museums influence the way our society conceptualizes such issues as citizenship, democracy, nationhood, globalization, truth, and fiction". Publisher series: Visible Evidence #2 Technologies of Truth). (Movies, Citizenship, Cultural Studies, Democracy, Film Studies, Globalization, Magazines, Museums, Technology, Television, Truth).

$28.88

Silent Players; A Biographical and Autobiographical Study of 100 Silent Film Actors and Actresses
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Silent Players; A Biographical and Autobiographical Study of 100 Silent Film Actors and Actresses

By Slide, Anthony

Lexington: University Press of Kentucky [0-8131-2249-X] 2002. (4to) 439pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. There is a 2-inch long dampstain to the bottom corner of the first twenty pages. "Silent Players makes you sorry silent pictures ever ended. The book contains the pictures of the faces Gloria Swanson called to mind with her line in Sunset Boulevard, 'We had faces then.' Slide's biographies that accompany the pictures of the players are gems, filled with fascinating information hiterto unknown. He has given us a book to cherish. Bravo!" - Norman Lloyd. (Movies, Actors, Actresses, Autobiography, Biography, Film Criticism, Film Studies, Silent Movies).

$36.75

French Christmas Carols (English and French Text) (Publisher series: Boston Music Company Octavo Church Music--French Christmas Carols; Boston Music Company Octavo Church Music.)

By Norman, Wayne (editor) (Arranged by Wayne Norman.)

Boston: Boston Music Company [circa 1938]. (Folded sheet) 18pp. Very good plus. Illustrations, musical notation. There is a previous bookseller's stamp on the top right corner. Includes "A Minuit Fut Fait un Reveil" (As now the midnight hour draws near); "Dans Cette Etable" (Here in a stable); "Dors, Ma Colombe" (Sleep, little Dove); "Il Est NE le Divin Enfant" (Now is born this divine Christ-child) and others. Arranged by Wayne Norman. Publisher series: Boston Music Company Octavo Church Music #2132 French Christmas Carols). Text in English and French. (Music, Choir, Choral Music, Christmas Carols, Music, Singing).

$18.38

The Bridge; A Folk Opera

By Wiebe, Esther (Also known as What's Wrong with Jim McKenzie?) (With Diana Brandt.)

Esther Wiebe 1973. (4to coil binding) 256pp. Very good plus. Includes a program from the performance with ink markings. Musical notation. Minor fading and creasing to the covers, and there is a mark to the top left corner of the front cover. "Commissioned by the Manitoba Mennonite Historical Committee in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the coming of the Mennonites from Russia to North America 1874-1974". Also known as What's Wrong with Jim McKenzie?. Book about Folk Opera. Time Period 1874-1974. (Music, Centennial, Mennonites, Musical Scores).

$44.63

Master Musicians; A Book for Players, Singers & Listeners

By Hadden, J. Cuthbert

Edinburgh: T. N. Foulis 1909. (Hardcover) 254pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Orange cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and device on the cover. Illustrated plates. The front hinge is loose and the covers are lightly rubbed. "The only thing requiring to be said by way of preface to this book is, that it does not pretend to be critical. Technicalities have been expressly avoided. It is about the men themselves rather than about their music that I have chosen to write. Further, I have had in view the amateur rather than the professional, and the young reader rather than the adult; though I would fain hope that the book may interest all who love and practise the art of Bach and Beethoven" - from the Preface. Book about J.S. Bach & L. Van Beethoven. (Music, Music Appreciation, Music History, Musicians).

$26.25

Modern Musicians; A Book for Players, Singers & Listeners

By Hadden, J. Cuthbert

Edinburgh: T. N. Foulis 1913. (Hardcover) 263pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and cover. Photographic plates. The front hinge is cracked and there is a previous owner's name in ink on the front endpapers. "This is a companion volume to the writer's Master Musicians, published in 1909. Like that work, it concerns itself rather with the musicians themselves than with their compositions or their achievements. It does not profess to be technical: indeed, it explicitly avoids the technical, though there is a perhaps excusable suggestion of the technical in the opening chapters" -from the Preface. Companion volume to the Master Musicians. (Music, Music Appreciation, Musicians).

$26.25

Israel Before Israel; Silent Cinema in the Holy Land

By Tryster, Hillel

Jerusalem: Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive 1995. (Oblong 4to paperback) 226pp. Very good plus. Signed with an inscription by the author. Photographs, illustrations, appendices, notes, sources, index. The corners are lightly creased. "Israel Before Israel surveys the history of silent cinema as it was developed by Zionists in Ottoman and British Mandatory Palestine. It is the first such history to be published and contains many new facts established through extensive archival research. The book explores the political motivations and methods behind many of the productions, the main personalities involved, the early attempts to create an industry based on commercial, rather than ideological, interests, and many of the plans that were never realized". Book about Film Industry & Zionists. Locale: Holy Land; Israel; Jerusalem. (Movies, Archives, Films, Politics, Silent Movies).

$52.50

Traditional Dancing in Scotland

By Flett, J. F. (With T. M. Flett.)

London: Routledge and Kegan Paul 1964, 1st printing. (4to) 313pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Musical notation, notes, diagrams, illustrations, notes, references, index. The spine is lightly cocked, there is minor soiling to the bottom edges of the covers, the dust jacket is price-clipped and the endpapers are toned. "Weddings, kirns, ceilidhs, hiring fairs - these were some of the occasions on which Scots danced before 1914. In the larger towns dancing-masters' schools flourished, and in the countryside peripatetic dancing-masters made their annual circuits. In remote crofting districts the young people gathered during the long winter nights in fiddlers' or pipers' houses, where they danced Reel after Reel after Reel". Locale: Nova Scotia--Canada; Scotland. (Dance, Dancing, Social History, Tradition).

$34.13

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