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Image for Romantic Movie Stories Magazine Februrary , 1937  (Grace Moore, Myrna Loy, William Powell cover)

Romantic Movie Stories Magazine Februrary , 1937 (Grace Moore, Myrna Loy, William Powell cover)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, New Yok, Fawcett Publications: 1937

Edition: Volume VII; No. 34

Seller ID: 20058

Condition: Near Fine


One of the harder-to-find collectible movie fan magazines of the day. Almost pristine save tiny crease to lower front corner. Pages have evenly toned and there are no labels and no names or writing. Cover features Grace Moore in advance of her new movie with Cary Grant, "Interlude", accompanied by a four page feature with stills inside. Magazine focuses on movies with a look at both female and male leads -- hence oretta Young/Tyrone Power in Love Is News; William Powell/Myrna Loy in After the Thin Man; Victor McLadgen/Ida Lupino in Coast Patrol; Virginia Bruce/Melvyn Douglas in Women o... View more info

WWVA Jamboree Family Album; Pictures of Your Favorite Radio Stars

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Wheeling, West Virginia, WWVA: 1946

Seller ID: 20934

Condition: Very Good


Scarce souvenir of the Wheeling, West Virginia radio phenomenon known as the Jamboree which hit the air waves in January, 1933, broadcast rom the Hawley Building in Wheeling. The show was so popular it grew to live audience performances and a regular Sunday night spot and, ultimately, a Saturday night show. In 1946 they were still going strong. Clean book showcases the current stars which then included Lew Clawson, The Chuckwagon Gang, Big Slim "The Lone Cowboy", The Rangerettes (Millie Wayne and Bonnie Baldwin); Pete Cassell (King of the Hillbillies); Toby Stroud's Blue Mountain Boys;... View more info

Image for Panama Hattie: Playbill for the Forty-Sixth Street Theatre, 1941 Ethel Merman, Arthur Treacher, Betty Hutton)

Panama Hattie: Playbill for the Forty-Sixth Street Theatre, 1941 Ethel Merman, Arthur Treacher, Betty Hutton)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Playbill: 1941

Seller ID: 28135

Condition: Good-plus


Ethel Merman's huge vocals, along with the charms of Betty Hutton and Arthur Treacher made Panama Hattie a hit with 502 performances. The show opened on October 30, 1940 and closed on January 2, 1942. The Playbill is tightly bound and clean with just a few tiny spots of edge wear to spine and a gray stain to back cover (see photo). Measures 6-3/4" x 9-1.4" and has 44 pages. View more info

Image for Mexican Movies in the United States : A History of the Films, Theaters and Audiences, 1920-1960

Mexican Movies in the United States : A History of the Films, Theaters and Audiences, 1920-1960

By: Agrasanchez, Rogelio, Jr.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: MacFarland: 2006

Seller ID: 18254A

ISBN: 0786425458

Condition: New


Crisp, BRAND new copy. Pictorial laminated boards. Illustrated with black and white photos. A detailed look at the rise of Mexican cinema in the U.S. from 1920-1960, partiicularly in areas with a large Hispanic population. Book covers theaters, distributors, audience demographics, popular and citical reception of films, and, of course, the stars. 204 pages. Indexed. View more info

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Strand Theatre The Magazine Programme; 1066 And All That

By: Arkell, Reginald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Picadilly, The Strand Theatre: 1935

Seller ID: 23025

Condition: Very Good


Very nice threatre programme from 1935 issued for the comic musical history play, 1066 And All That, which ran for 387 performances at England's historic Strand. Book and lyrics by Alfred Reynolds. Three acts with orchestra. Great ads, photos of stars, and comic art to cover. Retains original price sticker to side edge. Measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2" . Clean and tightly bound with light foxing to front only. Staples show a bit of rust, but no staining to pages.. Photos include Clarice Hardwicke, Naunton Wayne, Charles Heslop and Hugh E. Wright. View more info

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Carnegie Hall Program; The Philharmonic Symphony Society of New York Program (Featuring John Barbiolli)

By: Barbirolli, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Carnegie Hall: 1941

Seller ID: 16150B

Condition: Fine


Very nice, attractive program from the 1941-42 Centennial season of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York for the April 1 and 2 performances under the direction of John Barbirolli, noted earlier as a cellist and later as a conductor. He served as music director of the New York Philharmonic from 1937-42. This offering consists of the Carnegie Hall program with the explanatory Philharmonic one laid-in. The Carnegie Hall program features Barbiolli's portrait on the cover as well as an ad inside for his recordings on Columbia Records. The performance consisted of Bach's Chorale Prelude "W... View more info

Image for The Playbill for the St. James Theatre Without Love, 1942 Katharine Hepburn)

The Playbill for the St. James Theatre Without Love, 1942 Katharine Hepburn)

By: Barry. Philip

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Playbill Inc.: 1942

Seller ID: 28223

Condition: Very Good


What a great cover graced by a photo of the beautiful Katharine Hepburn and Elliott Nugent who starred in the play "Without Love", a new comedy by Philip Barry. The Playbill was for the week of December 6, 1942. Lots of Christmas ads in this one, the best of which is a two page spread for Camel cigarettes and Prince Albert tobacco. Program measures 7" x 9-1/2" and has 44 pages. Only real fault is small dampstain on the lower margin of the back cover and a small closed tear to front. Overall nice. There also much to read in Paybills while waiting for the curtain. View more info

Image for Performing Opposition: Modern Theater and the Scandalized Audience (SIGNED 1st Ed.)

Performing Opposition: Modern Theater and the Scandalized Audience (SIGNED 1st Ed.)

By: Blackadder, Neil

Price: $40.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Praeger: 2003

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed & Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 27428TB

ISBN: 0275980561

Condition: Fine


Very nice, clean atreactive book with no defect of note. No names or writing other than that of author who SIGNED and inscribed it on front free endpaper thus, "January, 2004. For --- and ----, with much love, Neil." An unusual topic chosen by the author because he shares critic (1930's) Alfred Polgar's fascination with theater scandals. A trendous amount of reseach ensued. 228 pages. Indexed. View more info

Image for Mattress Factory: Installation and Performance, 1982-1989

Mattress Factory: Installation and Performance, 1982-1989

By: Blackman, Susan (editor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mattress Factory Ltd: 1991

Seller ID: 23713

ISBN: 0962329002

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp, clean , beautiful book which appears almost as new. The only fault is tiny spots of edge wear, otherwise it has a tight binding with no creases to spine and pristine pages and page edges. There are also no names or writing. Book measures 8-1/2" x 10-1/2 with 223 pages. This is a very t unusual art book, but it's also quirky, interesting, and fascinating. The title comes from a Pittsburgh building where mattresses had been made at the turn of the 20th century. In 1975 the buildng came alive and in 1977 artists rented studios .The exhbitions came in 1982 titled Factory Installations and ... View more info

Image for The American Songbook: The Singers, Songwriters & The Songs

The American Songbook: The Singers, Songwriters & The Songs

By: Bloom, Ken

Price: $30.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers: 2005

Seller ID: 27177

ISBN: 1579124488

Condition: Fine


Crisp, beautiful book with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. NOT a remainder. Dustacket is crisp and clean with just a small bit of wear to upper back corner. Will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Oversized at 11"x13" with 320 boldly illustrated pages. Many color and black and white photographs throughout. Covers the singers, the big bands and the songnwriters from the 19th century through the 1960's. View more info

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French Colonial Documentary; Mythologies of Humanitarianism

By: Bloom, Peter J.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Minneanoplis, University of Minnesota Press: 2008

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 18322

ISBN: 0816646287

Condition: New


Crisp, BRAND NEW book sans jacket. The author examines the link between French documentary realism and colonial humanitarianism, revealing and anaylzing how remaking the colonies in the image of France was integral to its national identity. A scholarly work on French film making. Photo illustrated in black and white. 265 pages. Indexed. View more info

Image for Laurence Rivers Inc. Presents William Caxton and Kitty Carlisle in Erik Charell's White Horse Inn (Souvenir Program Center Theatre)

Laurence Rivers Inc. Presents William Caxton and Kitty Carlisle in Erik Charell's White Horse Inn (Souvenir Program Center Theatre)

By: Charell, Erik

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Select Printing Company: 1937

Seller ID: 25138

Condition: Very Good


Very handsomely decorated souvenir book which accompanied the 1937 Broadway debut of Erik Charell's German operetta, the White Horse Inn. The extravaganza began in Gerrmany and from there went to England and on to Australia before coming to America where it starred William Caxton and Kitty Carlisle. Wonderful photographs throughout and much text about the play itself. Mrasures 9-3/4"x12-1/2". View more info

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The Magic Nut: A Prologue to the Nutcracker

By: Chemiakin, Mihail

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Milano, Italy, Skira: 2006

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 23430

ISBN: 8876243763

Condition: Fine (as new)


This book is so charming . Every Christmas Nutcracker ballets pop up out of the snow drifts to the delight of theater and ballet buffs. But this book contains a prologue to the beloved Nutcracker and was written by Mihail Chemiakin who has worked with the Russan ballet. There is very little text, but the art is so compelling and with the sporadic introductions the story reveals itself. The book appears to be new and , as such, would make a lovely gift. It's oversized at 9-1/2" x 12-1/2" and has 151 pristine pages. There are also photographs at the back.The dustjacket will also arrive i... View more info

The Cleveland Play House 1915-1990; 75th Anniversary

By: Danforth, Roger T.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Emerson Press: 1990

Seller ID: 20274

Condition: Near Fine


Very clean and surprisingly hard to find booklet published on the occasion of the Cleveland Play House's 75th Anniversary celebration in 1990. Measures 8-1/2" tall and 11" across and is printed on quality coated paper. Amply illustrated with black and white photographs, many of them stills from the plays. There are also photos of the buildings, one of Tennessee Williams, and a great one showing a busload of actors with a sign on the side of the bus that reads "Cleveland Play House Touring Repertory Company". In addition to the history of the Play House, the spotlight shines on ... View more info

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Screen Book Magazine (October, 1938)

By: Daugh, Ralph, Editor

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Lousville, Kentucky, Fawcett Publishing: 1938

Edition: Volume XXIII, No. 3

Seller ID: 27593

Condition: Very Good


Very handsome issue with Myrna Loy and Clark Grable gracing the cover. Magazine is very clean and attractive with just a small loss of paper to bottom of spine, slight edge wear to upper front corner of the front cover, an errant mark over the word magazine on front and a small dampstain to upper corner of first few pages. Otherwise very nice. Stories are as follows: A Hidden Chapter from the Life of Nelson Eddy; Ginger Rogers Writes Her Mother; Why Is Carole Lombard Hiding Out From Hollywood; Jane Arthur Didn't Take It With Her; Jane Withers Raises the Devil; One-Man Women of Hollywood; ... View more info

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Degas and the Dance

By: De Vonyer, Jill; Kendall, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Harry Abrams: 2002

Seller ID: 28207

ISBN: 1885444265

Condition: NEW in Original Shrinkwrap


BRAND NEW book still in original shrinkwrap. The page edges are snow white and there is no defect of note. Book measures 9-1/2 x 11-3/4" and has 303 pages. Degas is best noted for his portrayal of the dance, particularly the ballet, sand this book is a compendium of his work on this topic. It was published earlier as an art catalog to accompany an exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Would make a very nice gift. View more info

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Choral Conducting : A Symposium

By: Decker, Harold A.; Herford, Julius

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall: 1973

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 24116

ISBN: 0131333550

Condition: Very Good


Bright red boards with bold silver printing to face and spine. Small bit of wear to upper front corrner. Pages clean adn tightly bound. Original price from university bookstore stamped lightly at front free endpaper. Measures 6-1/4"x9-1/2". View more info

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Dancessence

By: Eastman, Hal

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Carmel, California, Peregrine Images: 2009

Seller ID: 27745

ISBN: 097238832X

Condition: Very Good


This is an exquisite book which needs no words to describe it. Rather than a static photograph, however beautiful, the ethereal quality of these pictures capture the grace of both dance.and dancer. There is no text to the main body of the work, but the image against back paper is very compelling. At the front the phoographer says this, "Dancessence: the pure art of feminine dance, and the exqusite sculpture of its instrument; soft strong, subtle, fluid, cursive, rhythmic, elegant. i.e. fermale." Book is soft cover with a dustjacket which ocmpletely covers it, including the reverse side... View more info

Image for Theatre Royal Drury Lane Programme; Glamorous Night

Theatre Royal Drury Lane Programme; Glamorous Night

By: Ellis, Mary

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Royal Theatre Drury Lane: 1935

Seller ID: 23024

Condition: Very Good


Very nice vintage program for the the musical play Glamorous Night which opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in May, 1935 where it enjoyed only a short run due to the prebooking of a pantomime at the theatre. In 1936 it ran again at the London Coiliseum and was made into a movie in 1937 starring Mary Ellis reprising her stage role. The program is clean and tightly bound with original price sticker present at side edge. Only fault is light foxing to stapled edge of front cover. Contents clean. Great ads and wonderful black and white photographs and of the stars. Measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2"... View more info

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Cain Park Theatre the Halyon Years

By: Evans, Dina Rees

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Cleveland Ohio, The Halcyon Printing Co.: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23599

Condition: Very Good


Cain Park Theatre is still in business in Cleveland Heights. But this book focuses on the early days when summer crowds came to see the shows under the starsfrom 1934 to 1950. The book is nice with no names or writing and and has pristine pages and page edges. The only fault is some light toning to both pastedowns under the flaps of the jacket. The jacket is clean and handsome in brand new mylar through which you have to look to see a few repaired tears and some tiny chips. The only other defect is very faint toning to edges and a light scrim of foxing to front fold of flap. Book measures 8-... View more info