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SCREEN ACTING, Its Requirements and Rewards, with the assistance and advise of Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Colleen Moore, Mabel Ballin, Mae Murray, William S. Hart, Ruth Roland and many other distinguished motion picture players, directors, camera-men and make-up experts.  Particular thanks is due Arch Reeve of the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation who supplied much valuable data
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SCREEN ACTING, Its Requirements and Rewards, with the assistance and advise of Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Colleen Moore, Mabel Ballin, Mae Murray, William S. Hart, Ruth Roland and many other distinguished motion picture players, directors, camera-men and make-up experts. Particular thanks is due Arch Reeve of the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation who supplied much valuable data

By Klumph, Inez and Helen.

New York: Falk Publishing Co, (1922). Illustrated by b/w frontis and preface (Lillian Gish) and 29 plates of stills. Assumed first edition. Used as a Supplementary Text in New York Institute of Photography. Crimson blind-stamped cloth printed gilt. Royal 8vo. pp. 243, [2] Ads, [5] blank. Very Good/No jacket, as issued. Several faint cover stains, toned paper against white plates, tiny chip to bottom of last and ad pages. Important first work on silent film acting..

$50.00

SOPRANOS: THE BOOK, Special Collector's Edition, The.
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SOPRANOS: THE BOOK, Special Collector's Edition, The.

By Martin, Bret.

New York: Time, Inc. (HBO), May 2007. Illustrated by photographs throughout. Stated First Printing (1) of First edition. Gloss pictorial card wraps. 4to. pp. 126, [2]. Near Fine. Light edge wear to cover. Contains 6 chapters. ISBN 10: 10933821876; ISBN 13: 9781933821870..

$20.00

Liberty Theatre program for "Tip-Toes" and laid in broadside.
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Liberty Theatre program for "Tip-Toes" and laid in broadside.

By Bolton, Guy and Fred Thompson (book), George Gershwin (music), Ira Gershwin (lyrics).

New York: Liberty Theatre, 1926. Illustrated by Color cover/period ads for Djer-Kiss, Melachrino Cigarettes and Kelly-Springfield Flexible Cord tires, multiple b/w period ads throughout. first thus edition. 2 volumes. Stapled wraps. 8vo. pp. 40; [1]. Near Fine. Satire of the Florida land boom which opened at the Liberty Theatre on 12/28/25 and ran for 194 (confirmed) performances, this being the 4/26/26 program with the original cast listed. Laid in is a folded undated broadside (also pictured). Famous Broadway Theatre 1904-33 built by Klaw and Erlanger partnership by architect Henry Beaumont Herts (rebuilt in 2011 as a movie theater) ..

$75.00

DRAMA EX LIBRIS, Part 2 Of the Edwin Francis Edgett Library, The Stage.
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DRAMA EX LIBRIS, Part 2 Of the Edwin Francis Edgett Library, The Stage.

By Edgett, Edwin Francis 1867-1946.

Roxbury, MA: Nathaniel Dame & Co, n.d.. Stated first edition. Japanese Stab bound in Acid Free (AF) cloth, AF marbled eps, printed AF parchement topboard label. Signed by "First Ed. First Issue, Nat Dame". 4to. pp. [36]. Good. 514 entries on washed and archival repaired foxed brittle paper, some pages edge chipped. Scarce typed entries of part two of the extensive stage library of the Editor of the Boston Transcript. [We rebind and restore books and manuscripts]..

$50.00

COWBOY DANCES: A Collection of Western Square Dances with a foreword by Sherwood Anderson.
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COWBOY DANCES: A Collection of Western Square Dances with a foreword by Sherwood Anderson.

By Shaw, Lloyd.

Caldwell: Caxton Printers Ltd, 1939. Illustrated by Janet Vallis blue and white endpapers; B/W frontis and photographs throughout. First (SD edition. Decorative cloth. Small 4to. pp. 375. Index, Glossary. Near Fine/Lacks jacket. Overall page toning, no ownership..

$35.00

"HELL"S ANGELS" Directed by Howard Hughes.

By Neilan, Marshall and Joseph Moncure March, story by.

Los Angeles: Western Lithography Co, n.d. Illustrated by b&w stills and ports. Assumed only edition. Cloth backed illustrated gold and black paper covered boards, illustrated black and gray eps. 12mo (17cm). pp. [32]. Very Good/No jacket, as issued. Rusted staples have been removed and pages laid in cover; rust has tarnished paper about staples on most pages and is heaviest at the center. Promotional book for 1930 silent war film starring Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, James Hall and a cast of "20,000". Includes articles entitled "Hell's Angels" A Revelation of Realism; War Authorities Laud "Hell's Angels"; Cast; Pilots; Cameramen; The True Story of the Filming of "Hell's Angels"; shorts on Ben Lyon, James Hall and Jean Harlow with news reviews..

$35.00

FIRST AMERICAN PLAY-BILL known to be in existence announcing a Performance of The Orphan at the Theatre in Nassau Street, New York on Monday evening, March 26th, 1750 given to the Harvard College Library by the Late Evert Jansen Wendell, The.
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FIRST AMERICAN PLAY-BILL known to be in existence announcing a Performance of The Orphan at the Theatre in Nassau Street, New York on Monday evening, March 26th, 1750 given to the Harvard College Library by the Late Evert Jansen Wendell, The.

By Winship, George Parker 1871-1952.

Boston: Club of Odd Volumes, Feb. 18, 1920. Illustrated by Broadside reproduction of playbill with tissue guard. Limited thus edition. Folded folio sheets with oval Italia watermark (bull) in blue printed folder with oval Roma watermark (tiger). Folio (39x29cm). pp. 4, plate leave. Very Good. Joint and short tears to folder. Included is reproduction of New York Gazette and Weekly Post Boy of 2 April 1750 with a Nota Bene: "Neither of the dates on the first page of this folder is correct. Shaw's talk was postponed from February until May; and the performance of Thomas Otway's "The Orphan" announced on the playbill was probably that given on April 2 instead of March 26, 1750"...the playbill was saved by someone who pasted it on the wooden back of an old mirror, with a later owner preserving it with a layer of varnish! Scan bed smaller than leave. Scarce complete copy as issued in folder with tissue guard..

$150.00

KOSTUMENTWURFE FUR DIE BUHNE, Moderne Figurinen von F. Troster und Mitarbeitern.
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KOSTUMENTWURFE FUR DIE BUHNE, Moderne Figurinen von F. Troster und Mitarbeitern.

By Lukes, M. und L. Vachtovd.

Czechoslovakia: Artia Praha, (1962. Illustrated by F. Troster in b&w and color throughout. First edition. Decorated white linen, orange end papers. Square 4to. pp. 180. Very Good/In like jacket/No price in mylar. Shallow edgewear and chipping to jacket, lightly soiled boards with two rear stains, no ownership. Costume Designs for the Buhne, Modern Figurines of F. Troester and colleagues..

$30.00

Spemanns goldene Buch Des Theaters. Eine Hauskunde fŸr Jedermann. Herausgegeben unter Mitwirkung von Rudolph GenŽe, Max Grube, Robert Hessen, Paul Lindau, Victor Ottmann, Ernst V. Possart, Gotthilf Weisstein, Eugen Zabel u.a.
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Spemanns goldene Buch Des Theaters. Eine Hauskunde fŸr Jedermann. Herausgegeben unter Mitwirkung von Rudolph GenŽe, Max Grube, Robert Hessen, Paul Lindau, Victor Ottmann, Ernst V. Possart, Gotthilf Weisstein, Eugen Zabel u.a.

Berlin & Stuttgart: Verlag W. Spemann, 1902. Illustrated by ports, plates, text illustrations and reproductions. First edition. (Series) Spemann's Hauskunde Band V. Gold and burgundy illustrated cloth, beveled edges, marbled edges, orange printed endpapers, double column format. Thick 18mo (18cm). pp. [viii], Nrs.1217, [13] Register (index), [12] Ads with color covers for other 4 titles in series, [2] and original perforated "Das Museum" ad. About Very Good. Marbling on edges faded, light cover stain, toning to non-glossy pages. Biographical section by Eugen Zabel has actor thumb-nail ports on gloss paper. History and handbook of German stage and theaters to 1902. [First 5 in "Golden Book of" series: I. Musik (Music), II. Kunst (Art), III. Weltlitteratur (Literature of the World), IV. der Sitte (Book of Rites), V. Theaters...five additional titles would follow in series]..

$40.00

PUPPETRY JOURNAL. 17 Miscellaneous Issues and 1963 Membership Directory Puppeteers of America, The.
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PUPPETRY JOURNAL. 17 Miscellaneous Issues and 1963 Membership Directory Puppeteers of America, The.

By Michael, Vivian, Ed.

Ashville, OH., 1960-1963. Illustrated by b&w 8-page centerfold photographs in 15/17 issues (not in Membership Directory or issues with annual meeting event). First edition. 18 volumes. Stapled wraps, color printed card covers. 8vo (23cm). pp. about 36 each. VG+ to F. Light soil, stain and/or small dots of foxing to several covers, all internally fine. Volume XII, Nos. 3-6; Volume XIII, Nos. 1-4 and 6; Volume XIV, Nos. 2-3, 4/5, 6; Volume XV, Nos. 1-3. The Puppeteers of America initially issued yearbooks from 1930-48. The Puppetry Journal, starting with bimonthly July/August 1949 issue, was published in this state until Summer of 1982 when the Journal assumed the current larger format issued quarterly. There are also period membership applications inserted sporadically throughout. Photo highlights: Shari Lewis, Bob Baker Productions, Bil Baird, UNIMA, Bunraku Doll Theatre of Japan, Sergei Obratsov, George Latshaw, Lanchester Puppets. Available as single issues (15.00 each)..

$270.00

PUPPET Do-It-Yourself Book, A Handbook for beginners and teachers with three-handed puppet plays [and] Puppets For Pleasure and Profit by Higginbotham, The.
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PUPPET Do-It-Yourself Book, A Handbook for beginners and teachers with three-handed puppet plays [and] Puppets For Pleasure and Profit by Higginbotham, The.

By Pratt, Lois H.

London: Stanley Paul, (1959). Illustrated by b&w line drawings and [4] pages of photographs. First thus edition. c.1957. Blue paper covered boards, white spine print. 12mo. pp. 78, [2]. Near Fine/Good/Unclipped price in mylar. Three tears and shallow edgewear and chipping to jacket. Includes three hand puppet plays: Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Little Bear tries to see Santa Claus and The Pirate's Treasure Chest. Includes VG copy of Puppets for Pleasure and Profit by C & L Higginbotham. Dallas: Dealey & Lowe. 1936. First Edition. Illustrated, 8vo. "This volume is divided into four parts: a short history of puppetry; a manual for the making of marionettes; suggestions for adaptation of stories; and a guide for public-school teachers who wish to conduct a unit in marionettes". Foreword by Harold Brenholtz. Informative beginner perspectives on both puppets and marionettes from both sides of the pond..

$20.00

PUPPETRY [and] Puppets For Pleasure and Profit by Higginbotham.
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PUPPETRY [and] Puppets For Pleasure and Profit by Higginbotham.

By Evec, Janet.

London: W. & G. Foyle, (1954). Illustrated by 34 b&w figures. Second edition. c.1952. Foyle's Handbooks. 2 volumes. Boards covered with extended jacket. 12mo. pp. 88; [xii], 45, [3] blank. Near Fine/Very Good. Edgewear to edges and joints, boards bow out slightly, rippling at pastedowns; front flap has old creases. Internally fine contents with several spots of stain to ffep. Evec describes making a variety of marionettes and puppets in plaster, wood, paper and cloth including a variety of movement devises and clothing. Offering includes VG copy (toned cover with several dots of stain, internally fine) of Puppets for Pleasure and Profit by C & L Higginbotham. Dallas: Dealey & Lowe. 1936. First Edition. Illustrated, 8vo. "This volume is divided into four parts: a short history of puppetry; a manual for the making of marionettes; suggestions for adaptation of stories; and a guide for public-school teachers who wish to conduct a unit in marionettes". Foreword by Harold Brenholtz. Informative beginner perspectives on puppets and marionettes from both sides of the pond..

$20.00

ACTING RHYMES: Introductory Book and Book One.
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ACTING RHYMES: Introductory Book and Book One.

By Sansom, Clive, Ed 1910-81.

London: A. & C. Black Ltd., 4,5, 6 Soho Square (Morrison and Gibb Ltd.), n.d. [1948]. Illustrated by b&w author line drawings throughout. unspecified edition. I412EE, 0606EG. Illustrated stitched wraps. 12mo (18cm). pp. 48; 48. Teacher's Notes. Near Fine. Light edgewear, faint old rear crease to Introductory Book. Period publisher order postcard laid in for Great Britain and Northern Ireland..

$10.00

PUPPETRY JOURNAL, Volume XIV, No. 3, with two inserts, The.
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PUPPETRY JOURNAL, Volume XIV, No. 3, with two inserts, The.

By Michael, Vivian, Ed.

Ashville, OH., Nov/Dec 1962. Illustrated by b&w 8-page centerfold photographs of Tamara Nijinsky, Those Versatile Gourds (Patricia Platt), El Teatro Nahual, Shari Lewis, Bob Baker Productions, Hollywood's Turnabout Theatre, The Brother's Grimm, George Latshaw, UNIMA. First edition. 3 volumes. Stapled wraps, green color printed card cover. 8vo (23cm). pp. 36; [2]; [4]. Near Fine. Sunned spine, internally fine. The Puppetry Journal started with the bimonthly July/August 1949 and is currently published quarterly in a larger format by The Puppeteers of America. Laid in is period membership application (fine folded 4to p. [2]) and illustrated promotional flyer for Tickle-Um Theatre Marionettes of Gordon P. Bennett of Sturbridge, MA (fine folded 4to, p. [4])..

$25.00

LOYALTIES [playbill] presented by The Debating Society of King George V School, Southport, In the Assembly Hall of the School on December 12th, 13th & 14th, at 7-30 p.m.
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LOYALTIES [playbill] presented by The Debating Society of King George V School, Southport, In the Assembly Hall of the School on December 12th, 13th & 14th, at 7-30 p.m.

By Galsworthy, John, O.M. 1867-1933.

Southport: (Guardian), (1929). Illustrated by thumbnail port. First edition. Stapled wraps. 8vo. pp. [8]. Near Fine. Special author 1929 performance preface. A drama in three acts, cast, synopsis. Produced by Mr. G. L. Cooper. Incidental music by the school orchestra under the direction of Mr. C. Thompson (Dunhill, Elgar, Ketelby, Lind, Tschaikowsky), scenery and furniture credits, chairman and secretary. Ads: Galsworthy Plays and Works (to 1929)..

$30.00

THREE PENNY OPERA (Theater de Lys Program) signed by Jerry Orbach. English adaptation of book and lyrics by Marc Blitzstein, Music by Kurt Weill, The.
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THREE PENNY OPERA (Theater de Lys Program) signed by Jerry Orbach. English adaptation of book and lyrics by Marc Blitzstein, Music by Kurt Weill, The.

By Brecht, Bert, original text.

Greenwich Village, New York: Theater de Lys, n.d. [ca. 1959-60]. Illustrated by b&w line drawings, reproductions and period ads for recordings and establishments. unspecified edition. Stapled illustrated wraps. Signed by Jerry Orbach in pen on p. [5]. 8vo. pp. [20]. About Very Good. Several old creases and scrapes. Carmen Capulbo & Stanley Chase in association with Lucille Lortel presented a total of 2,707 performances in this adaptation starting with Lotte Lenya as Jenny. In this performance with Jerry Orbach (Streetsinger), Christiane Felsmann (Jenny), Edward Asner (Mr. J.J. Peachum), Rosemary O'Reilly (Mrs. Peachum), Gerald Price (MacHeath), Ronald Weyand (Tiger Brown), Ann Mitchell (Lucy Brown), Judith Paige (Polly Peachum)...period ads, author bios, recordings, about production..

$150.00

PAST AND PRESENT OF THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Together with an Account of its Conductors and Activities, 70th Anniversary Edition, The.
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PAST AND PRESENT OF THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Together with an Account of its Conductors and Activities, 70th Anniversary Edition, The.

By Munch, Charles 1891-1968, Music Director.

Boston: BSO, n.d.[1950-1 Season]. Illustrated by b/w ports & photos, blue conductor cameos and cover by C.R.C. Only edition. Stapled pamphlet, BLUE pictorial cover. small 4to (25,5x18,5cm). pp. 10. Fine. Conductors from Higginson to Munch, History of buildings, typical concert season, facsimile of first program, ports of Munch and Fiedler, photo of Monteux, Koussevitzsky and Munch together, full (panoramic) orchestra shots at Symphony Hall, Pops, Esplanade Concerts at the Hatch Memorial Shell, aerial of Tanglewood in the Berkshires..

$15.00

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Seventy-fifth Anniversary Season 1955-1956, The.
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BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Seventy-fifth Anniversary Season 1955-1956, The.

By Munch, Charles 1891-1968, Music Director.

(Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire): BSO (Hunt Barnard & Co. Ltd.), 1956-57. Illustrated by b/w ports, cameos and photos, full orchestra and Tanglewood centerfolds including a photo of Albert Schweitzer at a Children's Concert at the Hatch. First edition. Second issue with rear RCA Baton Ad presented by Frank Folsom (President RCA) to Munch and Fiedler. Red pictorial wraps (front program logo). Large Post 4to. pp. [i], [24], [1] schedule of concerts, [1] rear RCA ad. Near Fine. Light cover wear, internally fine. Featuring European Tour, History and Conductors, Current members, Concert schedule: Symphony Hall Season, Pops (Arthur Fiedler), Charles River Esplanade, Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood, Charles River Esplanade. (Multiple copies and scan of front available)..

$15.00

GLORIOUS ONES, Classical Music's Legendary Performers, The.
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GLORIOUS ONES, Classical Music's Legendary Performers, The.

By Schonberg, Harold C.

New York: Times Books, (1985). Illustrated by B/W text photos. First printing and stated edition. Blue boards, gray quarter cloth, gilt print spine. Thick 8vo. pp. xviii, 509, [1] Photo credits. Bibliography, Index. NF/NF/Unclipped price in mylar. Previous owner bookplate,,traces of edgewear, several tiny nicks at jacket folds. Author is recipient of 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Critism. ISBN: 081297789X..

$25.00

Fond Memories Number of STAGE.

By Broun, Parker, Mantle, Benchley, Woollcott, Wodehouse, et al.

New York: Stage Publishing, August 1937. Illustrated by color cover, ads, b/w photos and reproductions. First edition. Binding sheet with special numbered edition for...is blank. Pale brown velvet with brass plate clasp. Folio. pp. 196. Very Good. Velvet is rubbed and hinges weak, but magazine cover and contents near fine and brilliant. Reproduced articles including wonderful ads ca. 1900 on. Postage as 2 books..

$35.00

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