Here are  78 books that have been catalogued and available on our shelves as of January 2, 2011 that are about Hollywood, film and the movies, and their stars. Enjoy browsing through, make a note of the order number(s) just before the price, and place your order at any time with Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire. Thank you, Ray

1. Abel, Richard, THE CINE GOES TO TOWN: FRENCH CINEMA 1896-1914 - UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION, University of California Pr., Berkeley, CA, (1998), B&W illustrations, 568pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0520079361 "...offers fresh insights into an exciting and adventurous period of filmmaking.", (Order No: 54721 ), $11.50

2. Ackerman, Forrest J., THE FRANKENSCIENCE MONSTER, Ace Publishing Company, New York, (1969), B&W illustrations, 191pp, very good+, wraps (softcover) -- a "Collector's Copy", "Everything you could possibly wish to know about the late, great Boris Karloff." With observations by Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Lon Chaney, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, and many, many more., (Order No: 22178 ), $45.00

3. Ackland, Rodney and Grant, Elspeth, THE CELLULOID MISTRESS: OR THE CUSTARD PIE OF DR. CALIGARI, Allan Wingate, London, (1954), B&W illustrations, 264pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), acidic yellowing paper, (Order No: 31216 ), $10.00

4. Adler, Irene, I REMEMBER JIMMY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JIMMY DURANTE, Arlington House Publishers, New York, (1980), B&W photographs, 189pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0870004832, (Order No: 8481 ), $8.00

5. Allen, Rex (as told to Paula Simpson Witt and Snuff Garrett), THE ARIZONA COWBOY: REX ALLEN - "MY LIFE SUNRISE TO SUNSET", RexGarRus Press, Scottsdale, AZ, (1989) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 126pp, very good, wraps (softcover), Contents include: Early Days in Willcox; On the Radio in Chicago; The Hollywood - Republic Years; Synopses of Rex Allen Movies; Ridin' the Rodeo Circuit - Rex Allen Days; Family and Friends; and, I love you Arizona., (Order No: 58237 ), $85.00

6. Anketell, Michael, HEAVENLY BODIES: REMEMBERING HOLLYWOOD AND FASHION'S FAVORITE AIDS BENEFIT, Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, TX, (1999) 1st ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 192pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by the author, ISBN 08788332472 Step behind the scenes at some of the most exclusive, opulent fashion shows ever staged., (Order No: 38800 ), $7.00

7. Baker, Aaron, CONTESTING IDENTITIES: SPORTS IN AMERICAN FILM, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL, (2003) 1st ptg, 162pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) lacks front free endpaper, ISBN 0252028163 An analysis of how race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class are represented in feature sports films., (Order No: 57127 ), $12.00

8. Beck, Marilyn, MARILYN BECK'S HOLLYWOOD: A PENETRATING INSIDE LOOK AT TODAY'S FILM WORLD ... ITS PEOPLE AND TRENDS, Hawthorn Books, Inc., New York, (1973) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 258pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), signed by the author, (Order No: 32701 ), $7.50

9. Bergman, Ingmar (translated by Keith Bradfield), BERGMAN: PERSONA AND SHAME - THE SCREENPLAYS OF INGMAR BERGMAN, Grossman Publishers, New York, 1972, B&W illustrations, 191pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670158658, (Order No: 55196 ), $7.50

10. Biberman, Herbert, SALT OF THE EARTH - THE STORY OF A FILM, Beacon Press, Boston, MA, (1965), B&W illustrations, 373pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Herbert Biberman, one of the "Hollywood Ten" who were jailed in 1947 and blacklisted by the movie industry for failing to "cooperate" with the House UnAmerican Activities Committee's investigation eventually formed an independent company to make this movie about real-life people., (Order No: 56746 ), $10.00

11. Bissette, Stephen R. (created and edited by), GREEN MOUNTAIN CINEMA I - A JOURNAL OF VERMONT AND NEW ENGLAND FILM AND VIDEO, Black Coat Press, Encino, CA, (2004) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 223pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1932983295, (Order No: 58745 ), $17.50

12. Brown, John Gracen, O SHENANDOAH! AND CROMWELL AND FOX, Published by the author, n.p., (2003) 1st ed, 374pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Brown's writings: for film - O SHENANDOAH! (an American Civil War epic of the Shenandoah Valley); and for stage - CROMWELL AND FOX (the rise of the Quaker faith under Oliver Cromwell)., (Order No: 46715 ), $12.50

13. Brunsdon, Charlotte (edited by), FILMS FOR WOMEN, British Film Institute, Pub., London, (1986), B&W illustrations, 236pp, very good++, wraps (softcover) owner's name, ISBN 0851701558, (Order No: 53073 ), $4.50

14. Cahn, William (with an introduction by Harold Lloyd), THE LAUGH MAKERS: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN COMEDIANS, Bramhall House, New York, (1957), B&W illustrations, 192pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), A nostalgic and lively picture and text survey of the traditions of American comedy, the laugh makers themselves, and the forms and media that have shaped American humor., (Order No: 18113 ), $5.00

15. Crowdus, Gary (edited by) (foreword by Edward Asner), POLITICAL COMPANION TO AMERICAN FILM, Lakeview Press, n.p., (1994), 524pp, very good, black cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, ISBN 0941702375, (Order No: 57024 ), $12.50

16. Curtis, James, BETWEEN FLOPS: A BIOGRAPHY OF PRESTON STURGES, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, (1982) 1st ed, 50 B&W ill., 339pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0151119325 This book recounts with compassion and wit the story of Preston's wild, shoot-the-rapids life., (Order No: 26097 ), $6.00

17. Debord, Guy (translated and edited by Ken Knabb), GUY DEBORD: COMPLETE CINEMATIC WORKS - SCRIPTS, STILLS, DOCUMENTS, AK Press, Oakland, CA, (1994), B&W illustrations, 258pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) slight bow boards, ISBN 1902593731 Guy Debord, founder of the Situationist International and fomenter of the May 1968 revolt in France, was also the creator of six tantalizingly inaccessible films., (Order No: 59157 ), $20.00

18. DiBattista, Maria, FAST-TALKING DAMES, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (2001) 3rd ptg, B&W illustrations, 365pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300088159 The thesis of FAST-TALKING DAMES is that the special invention of the '30s comedy is the verbal sass of its female characters and the wit, the speed, and the freedom peculiar to the way these women talk that set them apart from the vamps and victims and hoydens of the silent period of films., (Order No: 55562 ), $5.00

19. Donohoe, Joseph I. (editor), ESSAYS ON QUEBEC CINEMA, Michigan State Univ. Press, East Lansing, MI, 1991, B&W illustrations, 195pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0870132946 How well Quebec cinema has fared in the struggle to produce and market films which continue to reflect the genius of French North America is a strong implicit subject of the international collection of essays gathered in this volume., (Order No: 13486 ), $6.00

20. Druxman, Michael B., MAKE IT AGAIN, SAM - A SURVEY OF MOVIE REMAKES, A. S. Barnes and Company, South Brunswick, NJ, (1975), B&W illustrations, 285pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) closed tear on jacket, ISBN 0498014703, (Order No: 46157 ), $5.00

21. Edwards, Anne, THE DEMILLES - AN AMERICAN FAMILY, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, (1988), 132 ill., inc. 32 color plts, 248pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0810911442, (Order No: 8485 ), $5.00

22. Ehrenstein, David, OPEN SECRET - GAY HOLLYWOOD 1928-1998, William Morrow and Company, New York, (1998) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 372pp, fine, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 56576 ), $4.00

23. Field, Mary and Miller, Maud M. (introduction by John Mills), THE BOYS' & GIRLS' FILM BOOK, Burke Publishing Co., Ltd., UK, (1948) rev ed, B&W and color illustrations, 192pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) repair to spine of dustjacket, How scenes are made; the lives and the jobs of the people who do the making, and the many adventures which have led to the creation of the movies as everybody's entertainment is the story of this book., (Order No: 50941 ), $12.50

24. Film-Makers' Cooperative, FILM-MAKER'S COOPERATIVE CATALOGUE NO. 6, Film-Makers' Cooperative, New York, (1975), 287pp, good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 59180 ), $30.00

25. Flaherty, Frances Hubbard, THE ODYSSEY OF A FILM-MAKER: ROBERT FLAHERTY'S STORY, Beta Phi Mu, Urbana, IL, 1960, 47pp, good+, wraps (softcover), The text in this small book grew out of a number of talks which Frances Flaherty gave, during which film clips from the great Flaherty films were used to accompany her remarks. No one else knew Robert Flaherty as well as Frances Hubbard, who became his wife in 1914 and shared with him the triumphs and frustrations of his creative years., (Order No: 40085 ), $8.50

26. Fullerton, John (editor); Koszarski, Richard (editor-in-chief), FILM HISTORY - AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, VOLUME 17, NUMBER 1, 2005 -- LOCAL FILM ISSUE, John Libbey Publishing, Eastleigh, UK, 2005, B&W illustrations, 160pp, very good, wraps (softcover), This issue of FILM HISTORY focuses on three concerns: local film, the local context of reception and local exhibition., (Order No: 47460 ), $5.00

27. Gerlach, John C., and Gerlach, Lana, THE CRITICAL INDEX: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ARTICLES ON FILM IN ENGLISH, 1946-1973, ARRANGED BY NAMES AND TOPICS, Teachers College Press, New York, (1974), 726pp, good++, light brown cloth (hardcover), Some light soiling to foreedge of bookblock., (Order No: 52083 ), $12.00

28. Gilmore, Michael T., DIFFERENCES IN THE DARK: AMERICAN MOVIES AND ENGLISH THEATER, Columbia University Press, New York, (1998) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 188pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231112246 A look at the meaning of America's fascination with movies and movie stars, and the way the soul of Britain is reflected in its tenacious love affair with the stage., (Order No: 29966 ), $6.00

29. Godfrey, Lionel, CARY GRANT: THE LIGHT TOUCH, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1981) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 224pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0312123094 The author charts the remarkable transformation of Archie Leach into Cary Grant., (Order No: 30157 ), $5.00

30. Green, Stanley and Goldblatt, Burt, STARRING FRED ASTAIRE, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, (1973), B&W illustrations, 501pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0396068774 First complete text-and-photo book dealing with the career of the most acclaimed dancer ever to appear on stage and screen., (Order No: 36476 ), $8.50

31. Greenberger, Howard, BOGEY'S BABY, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1978), B&W illustrations, 216pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, ISBN 0312087403 This is the story of two strong personalities determined to be themselves; two people with a tremendous sense of fun whose extraordinary chemistry and charisma attracted friendships with such luminaries as Katherine Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Gary Cooper., (Order No: 12338 ), $7.50

32. Hamilton, John R. (photographs by); Batchelor, John Calvin (text by), THUNDER IN THE DUST - CLASSIC IMAGES OF WESTERN MOVIES, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, (1987) 1st ptg, color illustrations, 160pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1556700067 For the past thirty years, photographer Hamilton has worked on the sets of Westerns, and captured the myths of the West., (Order No: 49112 ), $9.50

33. Hart, John, LIGHTING FOR ACTION: PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR SHOOTING VIDEO AND FILM, Amphoto, New York, (1992) 1st ptg, B&W and color ill., 144pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0817442251 If you've been taking still photographs and want to start shooting videos and films, this book will show you how to use familiar techniques and teach you new ways to light moving images., (Order No: 35455 ), $10.00

34. Hendricks, Gordon, BEGINNINGS OF THE BIOGRAPH, Beginnings of the Amer. Film, New York, 1964, B&W illustrations, 78pp, very good+, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, "The Story of the Invention of the Mutoscope and the Biograph and Their Supplying Camera." The technical, commercial and theatrical beginnings of the company which furnished the milieu for D.W. Griffith and those who followed in giving shape and direction to the art of the American film., (Order No: 3581 ), $30.00

35. Hollis, Pat and Stevenson, Jack (editors), FREAKS, MAGICIANS & MOVIE STARS ISSUE - PANDEMONIUM THIRD ISSUE - 3, Living Color Publications, Cambridge, MA, 1989, B&W illustrations, 193pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0962223905, (Order No: 59109 ), $30.00

36. Jarvie, I. C., MOVIES AS SOCIAL CRITICISM - ASPECTS OF THEIR SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Metuchen, NJ, 1978, B&W illustrations, 207pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0810811065 In the preface the author states, "Popular movies are a rich source of ideas about information concerning, and criticism of society. By and large, their makers do not intend them to be sources of information and criticism. But the unintended consequences of social phenomena are very interesting.", (Order No: 48436 ), $7.50

37. Johnson, Nora, FLASHBACK: NORA JOHNSON ON NUNNALLY JOHNSON, Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY, 1979 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 369pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0385134061 Here is an entertaining, moving, and often hilarious life of Nunnally Johnson--newspaperman, short-story writer, playwright, screenwriter, movie producer and director., (Order No: 26242 ), $4.00

38. Jones, Ken D.; McClure, Arthur F.; and Twomey, Alfred E., THE FILMS OF JAMES STEWART, Castle Books, New York, (1970), B&W illustrations, 256pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), A great tribute to a great star!, (Order No: 34599 ), $5.00

39. Laws, Frederick (edited by) (contributions by Stonier, G. W.; Brunel, Adrian; Hill, Ralph; Goldie, Grace Wyndham; et al), MADE FOR MILLIONS: A CRITICAL STUDY OF THE NEW MEDIA OF INFORMATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, Contact Publications Limited, London, (1947), B&W ill., 116pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A guide to the great modern techniques of communicating with a mass public., (Order No: 34016 ), $15.00

40. Leyda, Jay (edited by) (research by Doug Tomlinson and John Hagan), VOICES OF FILM EXPERIENCE: 1894 TO THE PRESENT, Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, (1977) 1st ptg, 544pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 002571600X Actors - Writers - Composers - Designers - Producers - Directors Talk About Films." Over 600 voices of film experience past and present, from all film-producing countries, in film jobs of every kind speak directly about the art of cinema., (Order No: 16294 ), $5.00

41. Luhr, William and Lehman, Peter, AUTHORSHIP AND NARRATIVE IN THE CINEMA: ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY AESTHETICS AND CRITICISM, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1977), ill. by Stuart Auld, 320pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0399117857 A critical study in which specific films are discussed in relation to the authors' primary contention--that a film should be viewed on its own terms without judgments based on extraneous matters., (Order No: 26515 ), $7.50

42. Luhr, William (edited by), WORLD CINEMA SINCE 1945, Ungar, New York, (1987), B&W ill., 708pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0804430780 This volume lets us follow what has been happening in the United States and in other major national or regional cinemas since the mid-1940s, to see how other cinemas responded to the long dominating presence of Hollywood, and whether the alternatives some attempted have been able to make their own way., (Order No: 32897 ), $40.00

43. Maddock, Brent (nachwort von Gertrud Koch), DIE FILME VON JACQUES TATI, Raben Verlag, Munchen, (1984), B&W illustrations, 212pp, very good+, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 3922696139 "Aus dem Amerikanischen von Karola Gramann u. York v. Wittern.", (Order No: 34270 ), $25.00

44. Mann, Ron, GRASS: THE PAGED EXPERIENCE, Autonomedia, New York, (2001), color illustrations, 149pp, fine, wraps (softcover) signed by the author, ISBN 1894020960 Banned for a brief period in advance of its release in Ontario, the film GRASS by documentary film maker Ron Mann is as controversial as it is humorous., (Order No: 58815 ), $12.00

45. McFarlane, Brian and Mayer, Geoff, NEW AUSTRALIAN CINEMA: SOURCES AND PARALLELS IN AMERICAN AND BRITISH FILM, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, (1992), B&W illustrations, 259pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) UNDERLINING 2pages, ISBN 0521383633 This book represents a new way of thinking about Australian cinema as it asks where the origins of the new films lie., (Order No: 44628 ), $8.50

46. Mekas, Jonas (editor), FILM CULTURE: AMERICA'S INDEPENDENT MOTION PICTURE MAGAZINE - NO. 24 - SPRING 1962, Film Culture, New York, 1962, B&W illustrations, 93pp, ads, good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 60237 ), $15.00

47. Mekas, Jonas (editor), FILM CULTURE: AMERICA'S INDEPENDENT MOTION PICTURE MAGAZINE - NO. 26, WINTER 1962, Film Culture, New York, 1962, B&W illustrations, 77pp, ads, good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 60238 ), $15.00

48. Mekas, Jonas (editor), FILM CULTURE: AMERICA'S INDEPENDENT MOTION PICTURE MAGAZINE - NO. 29, SUMMER 1963 - SPECIAL ISSUE: AMERICAN DIRECTORS, PART 2, Film Culture, New York, 1963, B&W illustrations, 122pp, ads, good, wraps (softcover) some light edgewear, (Order No: 60239 ), $20.00

49. Morella, Joe; Epstein, Edward Z.; and, Clark, Eleanor, THE AMAZING CAREERS OF BOB HOPE: FROM GAGS TO RICHES, Arlington House, New Rochelle, NY, (1973), 109 B&W photographs, 256pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0870001914 For Forty Years a Smash Hit From Vaudeville to TV. Here's Why!, (Order No: 20092 ), $4.00

50. Naremore, James and Brantlinger, Patrick (edited by), MODERNITY AND MASS CULTURE, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, (1991), 278pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0253206278 This volume is a wide-ranging analysis of the relationship between industrialization, democracy, and art in the twentieth century., (Order No: 30448 ), $7.00

51. Nourmand, Tony and Marsh, Graham, X-RATED ADULT MOVIE POSTERS OF THE 60S AND 70S - VOLUME ONE, Snoeck Publishers, Ghent, Belgium, (2003), B&W and color illustrations, 160pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover) faint corner bumps, ISBN 9053494332, (Order No: 60475 ), $60.00

52. Parish, James Robert (edited by T. Allan Taylor), THE SLAPSTICK QUEENS, Castle Books, New York, (1973), B&W ill., 298pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), An in-depth study and appraisal of the professional work of Marjorie Main, Joan Davis, Martha Raye, Judy Canova, and Phyllis Diller., (Order No: 31796 ), $5.00

53. Portuges, Catherine, SCREEN MEMORIES: THE HUNGARIAN CINEMA OF MARTA MESZAROS, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, (1993), B&W illustrations, 190pp, fine, wraps (softcover), inscribed by the author, ISBN 0253207827 A fascinating exploration of the culture of post-Stalinist Eastern Europe through a detailed study of the achievements of its foremost woman director., (Order No: 28497 ), $5.00

54. Radosh, Ronald and Radosh, Allis, RED STAR OVER HOLLYWOOD - THE FILM COLONY'S LONG ROMANCE WITH THE LEFT, Encounter Books, San Francisco, CA, n.d., 309pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1893554961, (Order No: 58342 ), $7.50

55. Ringgold, Gene; Bodeen, Dewitt (foreword by Rouben Mamoulian), CHEVALIER: THE FILMS AND CAREER OF MAURICE CHEVALIER, The Citadel Press, Secaucus, NJ, (1973) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 245pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0806503548, (Order No: 46167 ), $5.00

56. Rocchio, Vincent F., CINEMA OF ANXIETY: A PSYCHOANALYSIS OF ITALIAN NEOREALISM, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX, (1999) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 190pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0292771010 The author combines Lacanian psychoanalysis with narratology and Marxist critical theory to examine the previously neglected relationship between Neorealist films and the historical spectators they address., (Order No: 30797 ), $6.00

57. Ryan, Michael and Kellner, Douglas, CAMERA POLITICA: THE POLITICS AND IDEOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY HOLLYWOOD FILM, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, (1988) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 328pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, ISBN 0253313341, (Order No: 58401 ), $12.50

58. Schickel, Richard (designed by Allen Hurlburt), THE STARS: THE PERSONALITIES WHO MADE THE MOVIES, The Dial Press, New York, 1962, approx. 400 B&W ill., 287pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), An extraordinary union of arresting pictures and discerning text, this book distills and enlivens the essence of more than one hundred star personalities., (Order No: 18478 ), $5.00

59. Schickel, Richard, MOVIES: THE HISTORY OF AN ART AND AN INSTITUTION, Basic Books, Inc. Publishers, New York, (1964), B&W illustrations, 208pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), This is a lively yet scholarly account of the incredible career of the twentieth century's most indigenous art form, most peculiar business, and most popular cultural institution., (Order No: 34022 ), $7.50

60. Schwartz, Nancy Lynn (completed by Sheila Schwartz), THE HOLLYWOOD WRITERS' WAR, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1982 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 334pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394411404 "How the formation of the Screen Writers Guild - and the political passions it aroused among Hollywood's writers, actors, directors, and producers in the 1930s and 40s - shattered the closely knit movie community and led to the blacklist years.", (Order No: 58892 ), $4.50

61. Sennett, Ted, GREAT MOVIE DIRECTORS, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, (1986), B&W and color illustrations, 320pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0810907186 Lavishly illustrated with 327 pictures, this volume covers the careers of more than 200 directors, mostly American, from the first silent movies up to the present., (Order No: 38305 ), $8.50

62. Shales, Tom (foreword by Gregory Peck), THE AMERICAN FILM HERITAGE: IMPRESSIONS FROM THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE ARCHIVES, Acropolis Books Ltd., Washington, D.C., (1972), 190 photos w/11 in color, 184pp, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover) original glassine cover, ISBN 0874913357 A collection of 34 short pieces touch on a wide range of films, and on the people who made them, acted in them or technically improved them--from silents to shorts to animation, to the advent of color and sound, the Warner Musicals, the "B" Westerns, to the Black film experience., (Order No: 16289 ), $7.50

63. Sklar, Robert, CITY BOYS: CAGNEY, BOGART, GARFIELD, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1992) 1st ptg, 40 B&W illustrations, 311pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0691047952 Often presented as a gangster, newspaper reporter, or private eye, the "city boy" seemed the quintessential product of urban America, although he was more a model for his audience than a mirror of social actuality. While blending the stories of the professional and political lives of Cagney, Bogart, and Garfield into one narrative, the author probes the cultural forces that produced this vivid cultural icon and examines its power over masculine self-definition., (Order No: 16418 ), $7.50

64. Smith, John M. and Cawkwell, Tim (associate editors), THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE FILM, Galahad Books, New York, (1972), over 500 B&W photographs, 444pp, very good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0883651335 A truly comprehensive reference work on the film containing over 2,000 biographical entries on all the notable artists who have worked in the cinema: directors, producers, writers, cinematographers, actors and actresses, composers, designers, and others great and small., (Order No: 15771 ), $8.50

65. Spears, Jack, THE CIVIL WAR ON THE SCREEN AND OTHER ESSAYS, A.S. Barnes and Company, Cranbury, NJ, (1977), B&W illustrations, 240pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0498017281 Here Hollywood's colorful treatament of the most tragic period in American history is traced in fascinating detail. From D. W. Griffith's monumental THE BIRTH OF A NATION to Clark Gable's picaresque Captain Rhett Butler of GONE WITH THE WIND, Jack Spears nostalgically recaptures the romance of dozens of Civil War movies. Contains a treasury of rare stills and photographs, as well as complete filmographies of one hundred Civil War motion pictures and the films of Alla Nazimova and Louis Wolheim., (Order No: 16074 ), $12.00

66. Springer, John (introduction by Gene Kelly), ALL TALKING! ALL SINGING! ALL DANCING!: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE MOVIE MUSICAL, The Citadel Press, New York, (1966) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 256pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The story of the movie musical, as told by John Springer in pictures and text., (Order No: 18479 ), $5.00

67. Steen, Mike, HOLLYWOOD SPEAKS!: AN ORAL HISTORY, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1974), 379pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 039911162X Here is the real world of Hollywood from the dazzling star to the highly skilled craftsman, from the director to the set designer, from the leading lady to the makeup man: the complete story of the making of the movies., (Order No: 26095 ), $6.00

68. Strickland, A. W. and Ackerman, Forrest J., A REFERENCE GUIDE TO AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION FILMS, VOLUME 1, T.I.S. Publications, Bloomington, IN, (1981), 397pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0899172687 This volume covers films from 1897 to 1929., (Order No: 38415 ), $20.00

69. Tuska, Jon, A VARIABLE HARVEST: ESSAYS AND REVIEWS OF FILM AND LITERATURE, McFarland & Company, Inc., Jefferson, NC, (1990), 371pp, very good+, lt. tan cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket as published, ISBN 089950454X Author provides history and criticism in several subject areas: Motion Pictures; Western Stories; and, Detective and Mystery stories., (Order No: 55069 ), $22.50

70. Vallee, Eleanor with Jill Amadio, MY VAGABOND LOVER: AN INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY OF RUDY VALLEE, Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, TX, (1996) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 260pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0878339183 Eleanor Vallee was married to America's first heartthrob, Rudy Vallee, for over thirty years., (Order No: 54866 ), $7.00

71. Waller, Gregory A., MAIN STREET AMUSEMENTS: MOVIES AND COMMERCIAL ENTERTAINMENT IN A SOUTHERN CITY, 1896-1930, Smithsonian Institution Pr., Washington, (1995), B&W illustrations, 342pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1560985046 The first full-length study of the emergence and reception of cinema in the American South, this book retrieves the history of silent film and other leisure-time activities in the small biracial city of Lexington, Kentucky., (Order No: 22486 ), $7.00

72. Watt, Harry, DON'T LOOK AT THE CAMERA, Paul Elek, London, (1974), B&W illustrations, 198pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0236177176 The irreverent memoirs of the maker of 'Night Mail' "Target for Tonight' etc., (Order No: 44305 ), $10.00

73. Webster, Nicholas, HOW TO SLEEP ON A CAMEL: ADVENTURES OF A DOCUMENTARY FILM DIRECTOR, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, NC, (1997), B&W illustrations, 216pp, very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, ISBN 0786403497, (Order No: 57382 ), $6.00

74. Weightman, John (intro by); Clair, Rene; Renoir, Jean; Ophuls, Max & Clouzot, Henri-Georges, MASTERWORKS OF THE FRENCH CINEMA: THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT, GRAND ILLUSION, LA RONDE, THE WAGES OF FEAR, Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, (1974) 1st US, B&W illustrations, 350pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0064353311 The subjects of the scenarios of the four films included in this volume vary from bedroom farce to international tragedy. Together, they span a quarter of a century of French cinema. What they have in common is that they are all supreme examples of the brilliance and skillful craftsmanship of the cinema in France., (Order No: 14032 ), $6.50

75. Wiley, Mason and Bona, Damien (edited by Gail MacColl), INSIDE OSCAR: THE UNOFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE ACADEMY AWARDS, Ballantine Books, New York, (1987), B&W illustrations, 869pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0345344537 UP-TO-DATE Includes the 1986 Awards. Every Oscar year is here, complete with the stories about the sensational newcomers, the Hollywood veterans, and the has-beens making comebacks, all vying for the golden statuette., (Order No: 34641 ), $10.00

76. Willis, John, SCREEN WORLD 1973 - VOLUME 24, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, 1973, B&W illustrations, 255pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517504154, (Order No: 41018 ), $7.00

77. Wilson, David (edited by); Hillier, Bevis (introduction by), PROJECTING BRITAIN: EALING STUDIOS FILM POSTERS, BFI Publishing, London, (1982), color illustrations, 67pp, very good+, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0851701221 The film posters produced by Ealing Studios are exceptional., (Order No: 58818 ), $15.00

78. Wintonick, Peter and Achbar, Mark, MANUFACTURING CONSENT: NOAM CHOMSKY AND THE MEDIA - THE COMPANION BOOK TO THE AWARD-WINNING FILM - [WITH TRADING CARDS], Black Rose Books, Montreal, Quebec, (1994), B&W illustrations, 264pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1551640023 Explores the full range of Chomsky's thought, from his pioneering work in linguistics, to his radical politics, to his analysis of professional sports., (Order No: 57740 ), $8.50

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