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The Elder Statesman (First UK Edition)

by Eliot, T.S.

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Published
1959
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$15.00

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London: Faber and Faber, 1959. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Book is lightly foxed to the page edges and rear pastedown, with light offsetting to the endpapers. Jacket lightly toned on the spine panel, with a few small nicks to the front and rear panel edges.… Read more
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The Great Chicago Theater Disaster (First Edition)

by Everett, Marshall

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Published
1904
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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US: Publishers Union of America, 1904. First Edition. First Edition. Photo-illustrated throughout. A contemporary account, including eyewitness testimony, of the Iroquois Theatre fire on December 30, 1903, which left 603 people dead, making it the deadliest single building fire in United States history. Very Good lacking the dust jacket. Separate to the hinges, with light… Read more
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$75.00
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Original photograph of actor Fritz Leiber, circa 1930s

by Leiber, Fritz (subject)

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Published
1930
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$15.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1930. Vintage photograph of actor Fritz Leiber, circa 1930s. Not to be confused with science fiction author Fritz Leiber, Jr., who was the son of the actor. 8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, lightly curled, with diagonal creases to the top left corner, and a couple of small chips at the margins.
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Original photograph of Ian Hunter, circa 1935

by Hunter, Ian (subject)

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Published
1935
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$15.00

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Los Angeles: Vitagraph, 1935. Vintage reference photograph of actor Ian Hunter in Elizabethan garb, circa 1935. South African-born Hunter was best known for his character roles in the 1930s and 1940s, including "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938), "The Little Princess" (1939), and "Ziegfeld Girl" (1941). 8 x 10 inches. Very Good, lightly curled, with light dampstaining… Read more
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Bagatelle and Some Other Diversions (First Edition)

by Long, Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell writing as George R. Preedy

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Published
1931
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$325.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1931. First American Edition, preceded by the UK edition published by John Lane, The Bodley Head the previous year. Scarce in or out of dust jacket. Very Good plus in a Very Good price-clipped dust jacket. Faint foxing to the bottom page edges, with a lightly toned spine and the top corner of the… Read more
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Speed-the-Plow (Original script for the 1988 play)

by Mamet, David (playwright); Gregory Mosher (director); Joe Mantegna, Ron Silver, Madonna (starring)

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Published
1987
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$750.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1987. Vintage script for the 1988 play, which premiered on May 3 at the Royal Theatre and ran for 279 performances. David Mamet's incendiary take on the world of Hollywood movie-making, a black comedy that stands alongside Nathanael West's "The Day of the Locust" in the subtlety and accuracy of its indictments. Set in… Read more
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$750.00
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (First Edition)

by Sondheim, Stephen (musical); Hugh Wheeler (book)

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Published
1979
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$125.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1979. First Edition. First Edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs from the 1979 New York production. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Lightly rubbed, with faint foxing to the page edges. Jacket lightly soiled to the front and rear panels, with faint fading to the spine. … Read more
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$125.00
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Tobacco Road (Original 1940 program for the 1933 play)

by Kirkland, Jack (playwright); Erskine Caldwell (novel); Anthony Brown (director); Norman Budd, Sara Perry, John Barton (starring)

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Published
1938
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$300.00

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New York: M. Horowitz, 1938. Vintage program for a 1938 Broadway production of the 1933 play. Six page two-color brown program, with photographs and illustrations throughout, biographies of cast and crew, and history of the play. "Tobacco Road", then the longest-running play on Broadway, opened on December 4, 1933 at the Theatre Masque, moving to the 48th Street… Read more
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$300.00
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Tobacco Road (Original 1938 program for the 1933 play)

by Kirkland, Jack (playwright); Erskine Caldwell (novel); Anthony Brown (director); Norman Budd, Sara Perry, John Barton (starring)

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Published
1938
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$325.00

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New York: M. Horowitz, 1938. Vintage program for a 1938 Broadway production of the 1933 play. Six page two-color red program, with photographs and illustrations throughout, biographies of cast and crew, and history of the play. "Tobacco Road", at the time the longest-running play on Broadway, opened on December 4, 1933 at the Theatre Masque, moving to the… Read more
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The Caretaker (Collection of five original photographs from the 1961 play)

by Pinter, Harold (playwright); Sam Siegel, Michael Boys (photographers); Donald McWhinnie (director); Alan Bates, Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw (starring)

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Published
1961
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$350.00

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New York: Harvey Sabison, 1961. Collection of five vintage borderless photographs from the 1961 play, four by photographer Sam Siegel, and one by Michael Boys. Mimeo snipe on verso of two, "Sam Siegel" stamp on verso of four, and "Michael Boys" and "Theatre World" stamp on verso of one. "The Caretaker" opened at the Lyceum Theatre on October 4,… Read more
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$350.00
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The Entertainer (Original photograph from the 1960 British film)

by Richardson, Tony (director); John Osborne (play); Bert Cann (still photographer); Nigel Kneale (screenwriter); Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey (starring)

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Published
1960
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$275.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Vintage studio still photograph of Laurence Olivier and Brenda de Banzie from the 1960 British film. Annotations in holograph pencil on the verso. Based on the 1957 play by John Osborne. Laurence Olivier portrays Archie Rice, an aging, second-rate star of the fading music halls, desperate for a big comeback to solve… Read more
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The Flowering Peach (Collection of 14 original photographs from the 1954 play)

by Odets, Clifford (playwright, director); Gene Cook, Louis Melacon (photographers); Menasha Skulnik, Berta Gersten, Mario Alcalde (starring)

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Published
1954
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$1,750.00

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New York: The Producers Theatre, 1954. Collection of 14 vintage photographs from the 1954 play. Eleven with "The Flowering Peach" stamps, two with photographer "Gene Cook" stamps, and two with photographer "Louis Melacon" stamps on verso. Laid in is an announcement of the premiere and an invitation to the play, both on Broadway producer and publicist Barry Hyams letterhead,… Read more
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$1,750.00
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The Street Where I Live (Signed First Edition)

by Lerner, Alan Jay

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1978
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780340228388
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$450.00

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1978. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page. A memoir by lyricist and librettist Alan Jay Lerner, who in collaboration with his writing partner Frederick Loewe created some of the most enduring works of the American stage and cinema. Winner of 3 Tony Awards and 3 Academy… Read more
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$450.00
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Breaking the Silence (Original script for the 1984 play)

by Poliakoff, Stephen (playwright)

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Published
1985
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$350.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1985. Draft script for the 1984 play, which premiered at The Pit on May 28th, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. With a small holograph ink annotation to the front wrapper, and a single copied annotation to page 2.II.14A. Loosely based on the life of playwright Stephen Poliakoff's grandfather in post-revolutionary Russia, who harbored a dream… Read more
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The Rivals (Original script for an unproduced play)

by Sheridan, Richard (playwright); June Shannon (adaptation)

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Published
1950
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$1,650.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Ribbon copy typed manuscript for an unproduced play, with essays on the history of the project, the production, casting, and set/costume design written by June Shannon, a drama student at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. With extensive holograph annotations in ink and pencil on virtually every page, and 15 hand painted watercolor sketches of set and… Read more
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Noel Coward in Two Keys: A Song at Twilight and Come Into the Garden Maud (Original script for the 1974 play)

by Coward, Noel (playwright); Vivian Matalon (director); Anne Baxter, Thom Christopher, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy (starring)

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Published
1974
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$575.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1974. Draft script for the 1974 production of two 1966 plays. With a handwritten label to the front wrapper noting the production title "Coward in Two Keys," written in holograph ink on a piece of masking tape that has been placed over the original title, "A Song at Twilight." Laid in with the script are… Read more
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A Conflict of Interest (Original script for the 1972 play)

by Broad, Jay (playwright)

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Published
1972
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$175.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1972. Draft script for the 1972 play, which premiered at the Arena Stage in Washington DC. With copy No. 23 notated in holograph pencil on the title page. Basis for the 1982 television movie directed by Rudi Goldman, about the serpentine network of misdeeds performed by US government officials. Set in Washington, DC. … Read more
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Leaves of Grass (Original script for the 1971 musical play)

by Whitman, Walt (poet); Stanley Harte Jr. (music)

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Published
1971
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$675.00

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New York: New Era Productions, 1971. Draft script for the 1971 musical, which premiered Off-Broadway on September 12 at Theatre Four. Notated in holograph ink as copy No 14A on the title page. An experimental musical based on Walt Whitman's 1855 collection of poetry. Green titled Studio Duplicating Service wrappers. Title page present, with credits for poet… Read more
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$675.00
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Veronica's Room (Original script for the 1973 play)

by Levin, Ira (playwright); Ellis Rabb (director); Eileen Heckart, Regina Baff, Kipp Osborne, Arthur Kennedy (starring)

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Published
1973
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$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1973. Draft script for the 1973 play, which premiered at the Music Box Theatre on October 25. With a single copied holograph annotation to the title page. A vintage script produced internally to the production, but from a master with punch-holes, thus this copy showing copied punch-holes. A taut psychological thriller, wherein an older couple brings… Read more
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No More Dragons (Original script for an unproduced play)

by Levenstein, Alan (playwright)

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Published
1970
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$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1970. Draft script for an unproduced play. With a single holograph annotation (the letter "B") in green pencil to the title page. In the vein of "Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice" (1969), two middle-aged couples navigate the changing social and sexual norms of the 1970s. Set in Chappaqua, New York. … Read more
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