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Hollywood Italians: Dagos, Palookas, Romeos, Wise Guys, and Sopranos
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Hollywood Italians: Dagos, Palookas, Romeos, Wise Guys, and Sopranos

By [FILM] BONDANELLA, Peter

New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, Inc, 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. A celebration of nearly a century of Italians in American cinema, covering the careers of Rudolph Valentino, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Marisa Tomei, James Gandolfini, and others. First Printing. Octavo (23.25cm); red paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 352pp; illus. Base of spine gently nudged, corners tapped (though still sharp), else Near Fine in a Near Fine, unclipped dustjacket, with corresponding wrinkling to upper corners.

$50.00

The Delinquent, the Hipster, and the Square and Other Plays
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The Delinquent, the Hipster, and the Square and Other Plays

By MINEO, Sal, intro.; Alva I. Cox, Jr., ed

St. Louis: Cooperative Publication Association / Bethany Press, [1962]. First Thus. Paperback. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's decorative card wrappers; 127pp. Minor toning and shelf wear, else Very Good and sound. Collection of one-act plays first aired on the CBS non-denominational religious television show "Look Up and Live."

$20.00

A Very Dangerous Citizen: Abraham Lincoln Polonsky and the Hollywood Left
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A Very Dangerous Citizen: Abraham Lincoln Polonsky and the Hollywood Left

By [HUAC] BUHLE, Paul and Dave Wagner

Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. Biography of author and screenwriter Abraham Polonsky, his accomplishments in Hollywood, and his blacklisting during the McCarthy era. First Printing. Octavo; dark green paper and black cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; x,275,[3]pp; illus. Lower corners gently tapped (though still sharp), else Near Fine in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine dustjacket.

$25.00

Dostoevsky and Soviet Film: Visions of Demonic Realism
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Dostoevsky and Soviet Film: Visions of Demonic Realism

By LARY, N.M.

Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. "Dostoevsky and Soviet Film blends three major motifs with ease and elegance: an analysis of all films produced in the Soviet Union which used Dostoevsky's fiction, as well as those planned but never realised; a history of the Soviet film industry spanning prerevolutionary days to the present; and an exploration of the dual challenge of art and politics which Soviet film has consistently had to face" (from flap text). First Printing. Octavo (23.5cm); full red cloth, blocked and titled in brown and gilt on spine; dustjacket; 279,[1]pp; illus. Fine in a very Near Fine dustjacket, showing some trivial wear.

$35.00

Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture
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Black Like You: Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Popular Culture

By STRAUSBAUGH, John; Darius James, aferword

[New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher / Penguin, 2006]. Uncorrected Proof. Paperback. Octavo (21cm.); publisher's pictorial card wrappers; xii,368pp.; illus. Light soil to upper cover, else Near Fine.

$25.00

Katiba
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Katiba

By MATLOSA, S.

Mazenod, Basutoland: Catholic Centre, [1966]. Paperback. 12mo (18cm.); publisher's photo-illustrated staplebound card wrapeprs; 116pp. A hint of shelf wear and dust-soil, else Fine. Sesotho-language play first published in 1950, though the author is best known for his novel "Mopheme," addressing problems that arise from polygamy while based on the story of "The Scarlet Pimpernel." (See Nhlanhla Maake, "Watermarks in the Sesotho Novels of the Twentieth Century," in "Research in African Literature," Vol. 37, no. 3, Autumn, 2006, pp. 75-6.) OCLC locates three copies of this edition as of June, 2019, NYPL only outside South Africa.

$45.00

Opium: Journal d'une Désintoxication
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Opium: Journal d'une Désintoxication

By COCTEAU, Jean

Paris: Librairie Stock, 1931. First Trade Edition. Paperback. Octavo (20cm.); publisher's pink wrappers; 264pp.; illus. throughout by the author. Shallow chips and a few tiny losses to wrapper extremities, none approaching text, spine toned and cracked, else Good to Very Good, internally fine. Cocteau's journal of opium addiction and rehabilitation.

$85.00

Film Culture - Vol.1, No.1 (January, 1955)
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Film Culture - Vol.1, No.1 (January, 1955)

By MEKAS, Jonas (editor)

New York: Jonas Mekas / Film Culture, 1955. First Edition. Paperback. Debut issue of this long-running avant-garde film magazine published by Jonas Mekas, who produced 79 issues between 1955-1996. Contents include contributions by Edouard L. de Laurot, George Fenin, Hans Richter, William Everson, Orson Welles, Erich von Stroheim, Roger Tilton, and others. Slim octavo (22.5cm); photo-illustrated wrappers, stapled; 64pp; illus. Ink ownership signature of Jonathan Shimkin to verso of front wrapper. Light wear to spine-fold and upper front wrapper, rear wrapper slighlty dusty; contents clean; Very Good+.

$75.00

The Works of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Volume 3
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The Works of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Volume 3

By DUNBAR-NELSON, Alice; Gloria T. Hull, ed

New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. First Thus. Hardcover. 12mo (17cm.); publisher's black gilt-lettered cloth; lx,285pp. A hint of soil, else Fine. Forms part of the Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers. Includes a foreword to the series by Henry Louis Gates Jr., and selected short stories and plays.

$30.00

The Author's Farce; and the Pleasures of the Town. As Acted at the Theatre in the Hay-Market
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The Author's Farce; and the Pleasures of the Town. As Acted at the Theatre in the Hay-Market

By SCRIBLERUS SECUNDUS [pseud. Henry Fielding]

London: J. Roberts, in Warwick-Lane, 1730. First Edition. Hardcover. An early play by Fielding, and his first commercial success, the plot based upon the Theatre Royal's rejection of his earlier attempts at playwriting. ESTC T89855; NCBEL II, p. 927. Octavo (18.5cm.); recent calf-backed marbled boards, red gilt spine label, new endpapers; [8],59,[4]pp.; [A]4 B-E8; variant with headpiece on B1 featuring a head (no priority). Torn title page expertly repaired and laid down, leaves quite closely trimmed at extremities though not quite touching text, textblock a bit soiled, else a Very Good copy in a not uattractive binding.

$1250.00

Me: Stories of My Life [Inscribed Copy]
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Me: Stories of My Life [Inscribed Copy]

By HEPBURN, Katharine

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Hardcover. Tenth printing. Inscribed on half-title, in Hepburn's rather shaky hand, to Broadway actress and dancer Sondra Lee. Signed and dated in year of publication. Tight, Near Fine copy in the original dustwrapper, also Near Fine.

$300.00

The Fruits of Culture: A Comedy in Four Acts [Alt. title "The Fruits of Enlightenment"]
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The Fruits of Culture: A Comedy in Four Acts [Alt. title "The Fruits of Enlightenment"]

By [ANARCHISTS & I.W.W.] TOLSTOÏ, Leo [alt. spelling "Tolstoy"]; George Schumm, trans

Boston: Benj. R. Tucker, 1891. First American Edition. Hardcover. First American edition, and first edition of this translation, of Tolstoy's only comedy, a massively-populated play (thirty-two characters, sixty-two scenes in just the first act) set on a large estate, the upper class members caught up with the "spiritualist" craze, a foible the servants take advantage of in order to ensure that the estate's peasants eventually take possession of the land. Though Tolstoy would not have described himself or his work as "anarchist," he was a perennial favorite of individualist anarchist publisher Benjamin R. Tucker, who had translated and published "The Kreutzer Sonata" the previous year. Presumably the "upstairs-downstairs" (Freeborn) trope, in which the illiterate peasants and house servants manage to use their wits against the ridiculous aristrocracy, would have greatly appealed to Tucker. (For additional information see Richard Freeborn, "Tolstoy's 'Upstairs, Downstairs': Some Thoughts on His Comedy 'The Fruits of Enlightenment,'" Journal of Russian Studies 40 (1981); and Clare R. Goldfarb, "From Hydesville to Yasnaya Polyana: Leo Tolstoy and Modern Spirituality," The Centennial Review, Vol. 33, no. 3 (Summer, 1989)). See also "Bibliography of Russian Literature in English Translation to 1945," p. 40; and Roger E. Stoddard, "'Liberty's Library': Benj. R. Tucker's Imprint, 1875-1912," in Essays in Honor of William B. Todd (1991), p. 167, describing a variant in purple cloth. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's blue gilt-lettered cloth, blue-green endpapers; 185,[4](ads)pp. Boards rather worn along extremities, most notably at spine ends, hinges cracked, front free endpaper separated but present. About Very Good only, though still better than usually encountered.

$75.00

Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1975
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Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1975

By HILL, Andrew, ed.; Albert Johnson, intro

Oakland: [Cultural and Ethnic Affairs Guild of the Oakland Museum Association], 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Slim square quarto (21.5cm.); publisher's gilt pictorial card wrappers; unpaginated; photographic portraits throughout. Light dustiness, crease to bottom fore-edge corner of upper cover, else Very Good, internally fine. Short biographical pieces of twenty-one honorees, including Lorraine Hansberry, Duke Ellington, and Sidney Poitier.

$25.00

inter/VIEW - Vol.1, Nos.1 & 2
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inter/VIEW - Vol.1, Nos.1 & 2

By [FILM] WARHOL, Andy, Gerard Malanga, Paul Morrissey, and John Wilcock (editors)

New York: Poetry On Films, Inc, 1969. First Edition. Paperback. Frustrated over his inability to gain entrance to the New York Film Festival, Warhol started inter/View, which began its life as a film magazine under the direction of Gerard Malanga. John Wilcock, who published the avant-garde paper Other Scenes, agreed to provide typesetting, layout, and editorial advice for the first few issues, resulting in the aesthetic being more of an underground newspaper than a magazine. The paper promoted Warhol's own productions, and proved quickly to be an effective tool to attract the attention of players in the film world that Warhol and Paul Morrisey wanted to meet (see: Mulroney, Lucy. Andy Warhol, Publisher (2018), pp.93-100). Contents include interviews with Michael Sarne, George Cukor, Mark Frechette, Taylor Mead, Agnes Varda, Susan Sontag, Roman Polanski, and others, with coverage of Mick Jagger in performance. An attractive pair of issues. Two tabloid issues (42cm); photo-illustrated newsprint wrappers; [28]pp per issue; illus. Mild toning to wrapper extremities on No.1, else very Near Fine and unfolded; No.2 shows light toning and wear to extremities, with a few closed tears along the edges of the front wrapper; an unfolded, Very Good+ example.

$750.00

[Commemorative Book] The American National Theatre and Academy West and the Antans Present the 1976 National Artist Award to Miss Helen Hayes..
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[Commemorative Book] The American National Theatre and Academy West and the Antans Present the 1976 National Artist Award to Miss Helen Hayes..

By [HAYES, Helen] AMERICAN NATIONAL THEATRE AND ACADEMY WEST

Los Angeles: American National Theatre, 1976. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm.); publisher's silver photo-illustrated card wrappers; unpaginated [approx. 250pp.]; photographic illus. throughout. Light shelf wear, else Very Good or better. Quite a substantial souvenir album devoted to the career of stage and film actor Helen Hayes.

$40.00

Ha, Ha! La Solution Imaginaire

By DWOSKIN, Stephen

Brooklyn: The Smith, 1993. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto. Pictorial card wrappers; 126pp; illus. Inscribed inside frot cover: "To Clare / with the greatest love of Steve Dwoskin," undated but apparently contemporary with publication. Very mild curl to wrappers at corners, else a tight, Near Fine copy, free of markings or wear. Uncommon work by Dwoskin, combining a fictional memoir with his surrealistic nude photo-collages. Dwoskin (1939-2012) was a noted avant-garde filmmaker and photographer; co-founder of the London Film-Makers' Co-op.

$450.00

Christmas on Earth Continued [Inscribed to Israel Young]
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Christmas on Earth Continued [Inscribed to Israel Young]

By [FILM] RUBIN, Barbara

N.p.: S.i., 1965. First Edition. Paperback. Mimeographed script for one of Rubin's unrealized projects, a sequel to her 1963 film Christmas on Earth. The 29-minute 16mm film, originally titled Cocks and Cunts, was shot when Rubin was only 18, using two cameras and featuring a variety of masked and painted performers engaging in both heterosexual and homosexual acts. The script for her unfilmed sequel features settings in heaven and in the New Jerusalem, with a cast of characters including God, Santa Claus, Biblical figures, fairy tale characters, and a variety of literary, cartoon, and comic book superheros. Her list of "Desired States and Heros / Heroines" is a veritable who's-who of sixties literary, film, and musical royalty. Barbara Rubin (1945-1980), in addition to her talents as a filmmaker and performance artist, was arguably among the best-connected individuals in New York's counterculture scene. Scarce; OCLC notes 4 holdings (UC Berkeley, Indiana, Washington University, New Mexico State). Provenance: From the collection of New York hipster impresario Israel "Izzy" Young, proprietor of the Folklore Center on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, an important nexus for Lower East Side bohemia throughout the late 1950s and 1960s. Quarto (27cm); white sheets (measuring 8" x 10"), mimeographed in green on rectos only, side-stapled; [ii],31pp. With a contemporary inscription to Israel Young on verso of terminal leaf: "April 13, 1965 / For Israel Young / Love Barbara." Preliminary and terminal leaves slightly toned, edgeworn, and dust-soiled, with a few faint, scattered stains; terminal leaf showing tears and numerous creases; contents quite fresh; Very Good, complete copy.

$1500.00

Krkavci: Komedie o Trech Dejstvích [The Ravens]

By BARTOŠ, Jan; [Jindrich Štyrsky, cover design]

[Praha: Vydal Devetsil, 1924]. Second Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (22cm.); publisher's white pictorial wrappers, yapp edges; 61pp. Wrappers rather chipped and worn, especially along spine, repaired shallow loss at bottom edge of upper cover, general dust-soil, some foxing to rear cover, textblock slightly toned, else Good to Very Good. Earliest edition of the author's first play to be issued by the leading Czech avant-garde publishing house Devetsil, upper cover designed by the prolific Surrealist artist Jindrich Štyrsky. OCLC locates one copy in the United States as of November, 2018, at the NYPL.

$125.00

Milenci: Hra o Trech Dejstvích [The Lovers]

By BARTOŠ, Jan; [Jindrich Štyrsky, cover design]

[Praha: Vydal Devetsil, 1924]. Second Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (22cm.); publisher's white pictorial wrappers printed in orange, yapp edges; 48pp. Wrappers rather chipped and worn, rear cover separated but present, the whole rather dust-soiled; Good overall, though internally about fine. This edition issued by the leading Czech avant-garde publishing house Devetsil, upper cover designed by the prolific Surrealist artist Jindrich Štyrsky. OCLC locates one copy in the United States as of November, 2018, at the Getty.

$125.00

Vzbourení na Jevi ti: Filosofie Drama Skute nost [Rebellion on Stage]

By BARTOŠ, Jan

Praze: Vydalo Ústredni Studentské Knihkupectví a Nakladatelství, [1925]. First Edition. Paperback. Slim octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's tan pictorial card wrappers printed in blue, illustration signed in image "Remo," French flaps; 59pp. Wear to wrapper extremities with shallow creasing to upper cover fore-edge corners, short splitting to spine foot edges, old pencil scribble to rear cover, else Near Very Good, internally sound. Issued as the third volume of the series "Edice Prazské Saturnalie." The expressionist author's second play, first produced in 1926. OCLC locates two copies in North America as of November, 2018, at the NYPL and the Getty.

$150.00

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