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The Heart is a Muscle (First Edition, 1 of 15 copies with print signed by Hal Hartley)

by Hartley, Hal

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Published
2010
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9789186269234
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$750.00

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Stockholm: Libraryman, 2010. First Edition. First Edition. One of 15 unnumbered copies with a chromogenic print SIGNED by director Hal Hartley affixed to the last leaf. A collection of selected film still photographs from the noted independent filmmaker's oeuvre, beginning with his 1988 debut "The Unbelievable Truth" up to the 2011 film "Meanwhile", with stills from "Amateur"… Read more
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The Heart is a Muscle (First Edition, one of 300 numbered copies)

by Hartley, Hal

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Published
2010
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9789186269234
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$375.00

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Stockholm: Libraryman, 2010. First Edition. First Edition. One of 300 copies (this being No. 177) numbered in silver marker on the rear panel. A collection of selected film still photographs from the noted independent filmmaker's oeuvre, beginning with his 1988 debut "The Unbelievable Truth" up to the 2011 film "Meanwhile", with stills from "Amateur" (1994), "Flirt" (1995),… Read more
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Star Turn (First UK Edition)

by Clair, Rene

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Published
1936
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$600.00

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London: Chatto and Windus, 1936. First UK edition, and first English-language edition. The film director's first novel, the only English language edition, and with no US equivalent. The story involves a film star who becomes lost in his own character, and devises a scheme to make a film with God as a means of escape. … Read more
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$600.00
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Kings of the Road (In the Course of Time) (First Edition)

by Wenders, Wim and Fritz Muller-Scherz

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Published
1976
Edition
First Edition
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$375.00

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Munich: Filmverlag der Autoren, 1976. First Edition. First Edition. Introductory text in English and German. A photobook that tells the story of the film in sequence with no narrative accompaniment, and including at the rear the full script in English, along with several pages of interviews with cast and crew members, illustrated with photographs from the set of… Read more
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The Rise of the American Film (First Edition, copy belonging to Jacques Tourneur)

by Jacobs, Lewis

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Published
1939
Edition
First Edition
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$2,000.00

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New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1939. First Edition. First Edition. Copy belonging to director Jacques Tourneur, with his name in holograph red pencil on the front endpaper. Published the same year as Tourneur's directorial debut, "They All Come Out." Tourneur would go on to direct 70 films over a 40 year career, including the first three horror films for… Read more
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$2,000.00
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The Celluloid Paper Trail: Identification and Description of Twentieth Century Film Scripts (Signed First Edition)

by Johnson, Kevin R. (author); Tony Bill (foreword)

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Published
2019
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781584563792
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$65.00

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New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2019. First Edition. First Edition. Hardcover, illustrated boards. SIGNED by the author on the title page. "The Celluloid Paper Trail: Identification and Description of Twentieth Century Film Scripts" is the first book ever published on film script identification and description. Lavishly illustrated and detailed, designed for any book scholar, including collectors, archivists,… Read more
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N.p.: N.p.. Master copy for the 1977 novel. The story of Paul Kohner, famed agent and producer of mostly foreign films for Universal Pictures, due to his ability to speak a few European languages. This novel was written by someone who knows him very well, his own brother. Set in Hollywood. Brown… Read more
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$75.00
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British Crime Cinema (First Edition, hardcover)

by Chibnail, Steve and Robert Murphy (editors)

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Published
1999
ISBN
9780415168694
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$75.00

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London and New York: Routledge, 1999. Hardcover with no dust jacket as issued. As New.
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$75.00
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Cineaste (Volume 1, Issue 1)

by Crowdus, Gary (editor); Paul Glushanok, M.R. Doolittle, Phil di Franco, Andrew Lugg, Donald G. Jackson (contributors)

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Published
1967
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$150.00

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New York: Cineaste, 1967. Volume One, Issue One of the long running and influential "Cineaste" magazine. Published quarterly, "Cineaste" publishes reviews, criticism, and interviews, and continues to be published today. Early issues of the magazine are difficult to find. 8.5 x 11 inches. Side-stapled. Very Good plus, with light toning and soil.
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$150.00
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Cineaste (Volume 1, Issue 4)

by Crowdus, Gary (editor); Barry Prince, Andrew M. Lugg, Noe Goldwasser, Will Hindle, Nicholas J. Zeoli, Robert Steele (contributors)

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Published
1967
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$125.00

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New York: Cineaste, 1967. Volume One, Issue Four of the long running and influential "Cineaste" magazine. Published quarterly, "Cineaste" publishes reviews, criticism, and interviews, and continues to be published today. Early issues of the magazine are difficult to find. 8.5 x 11 inches. Side-stapled. Very Good plus, with light toning and soil.
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Cineaste (Volume 1, Issue 3)

by Crowdus, Gary (editor); Richard D. Carreno, Robert Steele, Andrew M. Lugg, Raymond Fielding, Pat McKenna, Pamela Crawford, Nicholas J. Zeoli, Paul Sawyer (contributors)

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Published
1967
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New York: Cineaste, 1967. Volume One, Issue Three of the long running and influential "Cineaste" magazine. Published quarterly, "Cineaste" publishes reviews, criticism, and interviews, and continues to be published today. Early issues of the magazine are difficult to find. 8.5 x 11 inches. Side-stapled. Very Good plus, with light toning and soil.
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What Makes Sammy Run (First Edition, inscribed to a fellow screenwriter in 1941)

by Schulberg, Budd

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Published
1941
Edition
First Edition
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$6,500.00

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New York: Random House, 1941. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Schulberg in the year of publication, almost certainly to a fellow Paramount house screenwriter, on the front endpaper: "For Charley / With affectionate regards / From the guy in the adjoining cell. / Budd / March 29, 1941." Regardless of whether the inscribee is Charles Brackett,… Read more
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Alain Resnais, or the Theme of Time (First Edition, Joseph Losey's copy)

by [Alain Resnais][Joseph Losey] Ward, John

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Published
1968
Edition
First Edition
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$1,500.00

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1968. First Edition. First Edition. Copy belonging to director Joseph Losey, with his name and home address written in holograph ink on the first leaf: "Joseph Losey / Hanover, NH / '70." Additional underlining and bracketing throughout, in the same fountain pen ink as the inscription, mostly to the opening chapters of the text. … Read more
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$1,500.00
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Hitchcock (First French Edition)

by [Hitchcock, Alfred] Eric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol

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Published
1957
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$25.00

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Paris: Editions Universitaires, 1957. First French Edition, with text in French. True first edition, preceding the American by nearly 20 years. Rohmer and Chabrol's classic study of Hitchcock's early-to-mid career films, one of the most important books on cinema printed in the twentieth century. A wonderful section of high-resolution stills from the Hitchcock films discussed ends the… Read more
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Preliminary Report of the Committee on Film and Television Resources and Services (First Edition)

by Humphrys, Barbara; Seth Feldman (editors); Jonas Mekas, Daniel Taradash, et al (contributors)

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Published
1975
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$200.00

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New York: Committee on Film and Television Resources and Services, 1975. First Edition. First Edition, noted as "Not for review or quotation / Draft" on the front wrapper. A series on reports on various aspects of film culture in the United States, including "Filmmaking," "Preservation," "Distribution," "Exhibition," and "Study," complete with historical background information and recommendations. The… Read more
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$200.00
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New York: Bonhams Auctions, 2017. Fine and unread in illustrated wrappers. Perfect bound. Illustrated profusely in color throughout. Includes items for early cinema films, including appearances by Charlie Chaplin, Katharine Hepburn, Clara Bow, Mae West, and many more.
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Dictionnaire des films Francais pornographiques and erotiques: 16 et 35 mm

by Bier, Christopher

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Published
2011
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9782363200013
Item Price
$185.00

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Paris: Serious Publishing, 2011. First Edition. First Edition. Massive, intensely specific and heavily researched guide devoted excusively to the history of French erotic and pornographic cinema. 1194 pages, covering 1813 films. With a set of appendices including a chronology, a film index, and a name index. Near Fine in illustrated boards as issued.
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The Movie World of Roger Corman (First softcover edition, inscribed by the author to Peter Bogdanovich)

by [Corman, Roger] di Franco, J. Philip

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Published
1979
Edition
First Edition
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$200.00

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New York: Chelsea House, 1979. First Edition. First Edition in softcover. With Peter Bogdanovich's ownership signature on the title page, along with his library stamp. Additionally INSCRIBED by the author to Peter Bogdanovich on the title page: "February 1983 / Dear Mr. Bogdanovich / Thank you for your help and best of luck with your creative film career. /… Read more
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$200.00
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Daily Variety (Collection of twelve original entertainment magazines, for 1962)

by Silverman, Sime (founder, publisher); Thomas Pryor (editor)

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Published
1962
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$275.00

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Hollywood: Daily Variety, 1962. Twelve original entertainment trade magazines, all from July 1962, focusing on film, radio, and television, with book reviews, job postings, ads for local California restaurants and real estate, and a consistent coverage of happenings in Mexico. Many issues here report on the MCA film studios antitrust lawsuit of the year, when the company dissolved its… Read more
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$275.00
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The Hollywood Reporter (Collection of twelve original entertainment magazines, for 1962)

by Wilkerson, W.R. (publisher); Don Carle Gillette (editor)

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Published
1962
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$275.00

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Los Angeles: The Hollywood Reporter, 1962. Twelve original entertainment trade magazines, all from July 1962, focusing on film, radio, and television, with book reviews, job postings, ads for local California restaurants and real estate. Many issues also featured color centerfolds advertising contemporary films, that in effect acted as mini pullout posters. Rear wrappers often portrayed attractive film star portraits.… Read more
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