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Florence Foster Jenkins; Theinspiring Story Of the Worldl's Worst Singer

By Martin, Nicholas & Rees, Jasper

New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2016. "People may say that I couldn't sing. But no one can say that I didn't sing." Despite lacking pitch, rhythm or tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, celebrated for her unique recordings and her sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Born in 1868 to wealthy Pennsylvanian parents, Florence was a talented young pianist but her life was thrown into turmoil when she eloped with Frank Jenkins, a man twice her age. The marriage proved a disaster and, in order to survive, Florence was forced to abandon her dreams of a musical career and teach the piano. Then her father died in 1909 and, newly installed in New York, she used a considerable inheritance to fund her passion. She set up a prestigious amateur music club and began staging operas. Aided by her English common-law husband, St Clair Bayfield, she worked tirelessly to support the city's musical life. Many young singers owed their start to Florence, but she too yearned to perform and began giving regular recitals that quickly attracted a cult following. And yet nothing could prepare the world for the astonishing climax of her career when, at the age of seventy-six, she performed at the most hallowed concert hall in America. In Florence Foster Jenkins, Nicholas Martin and Jasper Rees tell her extraordinary story, which inspired the film starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, and directed by Stephen Frears . 1st US Edition. Softcover. As New.

$5.00

Skipping Christmas / Christmas With The Kranks
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Skipping Christmas / Christmas With The Kranks

By Grisham, John

New York: Dell, 2004. Tie in with movie "Christmas with the Kranks" released in 2004. First Thus. Pbk. Very Good.

$6.00

To Chreos : Autobiographia Tomos A - He Antistasi 1967-1970

By Theodorakis, Mikis

Iraklion: Panepistemiakes Ekdoseis Kretes/ Ekdoseis Ethnos, 2014. Autobiography by Theodorakis describing his activities 1967-1970 and the effects of the supression of his music and imprisonment under the Junta . Volume 1 of 4. Re-issue. Softcover. As New.

$30.00

Ill Met By Moonlight

By Moss,W.Stanley

London: Buchan & Enright, 1985. On 26 April 1944, Generalmajor Karl Kreipe, commanding the German forces occupying Crete, left H Q at Heraklion for his perisonal quarters. He never arrived. Instead, he was driven past 24 of his own guard posts, acknowledging the sentries'salutes while a hidden British officer pressed a gun into his side. 20 days later Kreipe and his chief abductors - Major Patrick Leigh-Fermor and the author - reached British-held Cairo. One of the finest true adventure stories of the last war, this justly famous book describes the secret landings, the plan, the stalking and victim. Moss's sharp eye brings to life the national characteristics of thw German solider, the British officer, and the Cretan andarte - characteristics which often showed themselves all too strongly during the day of "monotony, and sweat, and thirst, and sickening fear' in the mountains, hiding from a huge Nazi manhunt. The tale (based on Moss's own diaries) is told with humour and tolerance and, the fear and discomfort forgotten, is today remembered as one of romantic valour. The exploit earned even the Germans' grudging admiration, and showed them that their most exalted commanders were not safe from death or capture. 192p. illus. Withdrawn from the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Ex-Library with usual marks. Solidly rebound with original paper wraps laminated to boards.. Reprint. Rebound Copy. Very Good. Ex-Library.

$12.00

Hullabaloo in Old Jeypore : Making of the "Deceivers"

By Merchant, Ismail

London: Viking, 1988. Ismail Merchant is today one of the most distinguished film producers in contemporary cinema; his films were the first to use the abundant material of the Indian sub-continent as a subject aimed at an international audience. At the end of 1987 Merchant realized two long-cherished wishes: to film the John Masters novel 'The Deceivers' and to work with new collaborators. He had to face conflicts with his new collaborators, internal feuding, the complexities of the Indian legal system, local politics and, finally, arrest. 156p. illus.. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

Ill Met By Moonlight

By Moss,W.Stanley

London: George G Harrap & Co Ltd, 1950. On 26 April 1944, Generalmajor Karl Kreipe, commanding the German forces occupying Crete, left H Q at Heraklion for his perisonal quarters. He never arrived. Instead, he was driven past 24 of his own guard posts, acknowledging the sentries'salutes while a hidden British officer pressed a gun into his side. 20 days later Kreipe and his chief abductors - Major Patrick Leigh-Fermor and the author - reached British-held Cairo. One of the finest true adventure stories of the last war, this justly famous book describes the secret landings, the plan, the stalking and victim. Moss's sharp eye brings to life the national characteristics of thw German solider, the British officer, and the Cretan andarte - characteristics which often showed themselves all too strongly during the day of "monotony, and sweat, and thirst, and sickening fear' in the mountains, hiding from a huge Nazi manhunt. The tale (based on Moss's own diaries) is told with humour and tolerance and, the fear and discomfort forgotten, is today remembered as one of romantic valour. The exploit earned even the Germans' grudging admiration, and showed them that their most exalted commanders were not safe from death or capture. 249p. Hardcover. Reissue. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$55.00

Vathy Laryngi 2 (Deep Throat II)

By Perkins, Donald M.

Athens: Obeliskos / Pleias , 1983. Greek translation of the movie/book sequel made ofter the success of the X-Rated movie "Deep Throat" starring Linda Lovelace. . 1st Greek Ed.. Pbk. As New.

$20.00

How Green Was My Valley

By Llewellyn, Richard

New York: Macmillan, 1940. "Magnificent novel of life in a Welsh mining town" An Oscar wiining movie was based on this best seller.Nice vintage copy. BCE. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$10.00

The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay & Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film
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The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay & Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film

By Thompson, Emma; Austen, Jane

New York: Newmarket Press, 1996. First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$17.50

Gladiator: The Making of the Ridley Scott Epic
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Gladiator: The Making of the Ridley Scott Epic

By Landau, Duana (ed)

New York: Newmarket Press, 2000. Ilustrated guide to the making of the movie - Actors, locations, sets etc. 160p.. First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. As New.

$20.00

The Once and Future King

By White, T.H.

London: Collins/Fontana, 1967. Re-issed to coincide with the release of the movie starring Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave (film stills on front and back covers) . Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$6.00

The Last Temptation (The Last Temptation of Christ)

By Kazantzakis,Nikos

London: Faber & Faber, 1988. Trade Pbk. 519p. Condition : V.Good. Reprint. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Trans. Peter A.Bien.

$7.50

The Last Temptation (The Last Temptation of Christ)

By Kazantzakis,Nikos

New York,: touchstone/simon & Schuster Trade Pbk. 519p. Condition : V.Good. Reprint. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. Illus. by Trans. Peter A.Bien.

$12.50

The Once and Future King

By White, T.H.

London: Fontana, 1973. Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$5.00

The Once and Future King

By White, T.H.

London: Fontana, 1974. Reprint. Pbk. Very Good.

$5.00

Zorba , a Gorog (IN HUNGARIAN)

By Kazantzakis,Nikos (Kazantkakisz, Nikosz)

Budapest: Europa Konyvkiado, 1968. "Everyman with a Greek Accent ...a long,lean fierce mustached Greek whose 65 years have neither dimmed his hawk eyes or dulled his pagan laughter ." [see English language editions under the title " Zorba the Greek"]. First Thus. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket.

$25.00

The Trojan Women

By Euripides

New York: Bantam, 1971. Plus Edith Hamilton's article "A Pacifist in Periclean Athens" (and) a special introduction by Michael Cacoyannis. Re-issue of the play to coincide with the reelase of the Cacoyannis movie. 166p. plus 16 pages of stills from the movie starring Katherine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Genevieve Bujoldm, Irene Papas.. First Thus. Pbk.. Fine. Illus. by Trans. Edith Hamilton,Screenplay By Michael Cacoyannis .

$12.50

Captain Corelli's Mandolin : The Illustrated Film Companion
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin : The Illustrated Film Companion

By Clark, Steve

London: Headline, 2001. The island of Cephallonia is now familiar as the setting of the novel, "Captain Corelli\s Mandolin". This book explores the turbulent history of the island, focusing on the World War II years of Italian occupation, as well as telling the behind-the-scenes story of how the film version was made.;As most buildings on Cephallonia fell to rubble in a 1953 earthquake, the way it would have looked in World War II had to be recreated by sets built for the filming of Louis de Bernieres\ now legendary "Captain Corelli\s Mandolin". But do not expect the novel to be reproduced so faithfully because that is not the film-makers\ style. They add their own visions, carefully explained here in an official companion to the movie, and de Bernieres\ introduction shows how he anticipated that. All he could do to ensure respectful treatment of his novel was insist it should not be sold to Hollywood. The history of the filming is itself fascinating - the search for the cast, the locations, even the guns for the massacre of the Italians by the Germans and the other battle sequences. Film journalist Clark has done a good job here, aided and abetted by the stunning Greek island setting and ample action and character stills from the film. . 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. New/New.

$25.00

The Day the Fish Came Out

By Cicellis, Kay & Michael Cacoyannis

New York: Bantam Books, 1957. Issued with the release of the film directed by Michael Cacoyannis. he back cover has scenes from the movie starring Tom Courtenay, Sam Wanamaker, Colin Blakely and Candice Bergen.. First Thus. Pbk. Very Good.

$10.00

A Kid for Two Farthings

By Mankowitz, Wolf

London: Andre Deutsch, 1953. "A Kid for Two Farthings is a 1953 novel by the British writer Wolf Mankowitz, based on the author's experiences of growing up within a Jewish community in London's East End. It was translated into a film by Carol Reed in 1955. Mankowitz himself wrote the screenplay. First UK edition. 120p. illus. Front hinge starting, name on ffep, else fine. Dj is price clipped with minor chips and tears, now in plastic sleeve.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slightly Scuffed. Illus. by Boswell, James.

$30.00

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