Softcover. Archie Comics, reprint, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 96 pages illustrated in color by Bob Montana. Clean, very good. This volume moves Archie into perhaps the era that Archie is most associated with, especially by early baby-boomers; the era when Rock-n-Roll first made its influence known on Archie and the gang...the era of sock hops, malt shops and cruising. This trade paperback highlights the entire Archie gang in a collection of hilarious and nostalgic stories, brimming with 1950's allure.
Hardcover. US, IDW Publishing, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 157 pages, ribbon marker. Clean, unmarked copy in excellent condition. Continuing the Eisner Award-winning series of the rare Archie newspaper strips by Bob Montana, we turn our attention to his remarkable, full-color Sunday pages. Archie''s Sunday Best is the first-ever collection of the late 1940s and early 1950s Sundays. Montana is approaching the peak of his creative juices in these pages, which feature classic Archie themes and characters.
Hardcover. San Diego, IDW Publishing, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 152 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Color pictures throughout. Dan DeCarlo was the dean of Archie artists. Aside from Bob Montana, no single artist is more associated with the teenagers of Riverdale High. Beginning his career at Archie in the mid 1950s, DeCarlo soon became the main artist on Betty and Veronica, and drew every character at one time or another in his nearly 50-year career with Archie. Dan DeCarlo was also the first artist ever to draw Josie and Sabrina, establishing the visual looks of these two long-running and fondly remembered characters.Reproduced from the original art to ensure the highest possible quality reproduction, the stories in this collection are from what is generally regarded as one of DeCarlo's best periods -- the mid 1950s to the early 1970s. Each story was handpicked by DeCarlo connoisseurs' and has been re-colored to match the flavor of how it was originally published.
Hardcover. New York , G.P.Putnam's Sons, 1st, 1929, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 356 pages, Hardcover with dust jacket. 46 B&W photos and a map. Dust jacket edgeworn, chipped, soiled. Light flecking to cloth blue color. Tight copy. Greenland expedition in the Effie M. Morrissey, commanded by Capt. Bob Bartlett. Streeter's account featuring the Montana Cowboy, Carl Dunrud, who came aboard the arctic exploration vessel, Morrissey, specifically for the purpose of roping and bringing back live polar bears and other Arctic animals. Numerous black and white photographs showing various scenes of Greenland and native Inuit costumes and habits.
Softcover. NY, Atlantic Monthly, Uncorr. Proof wraps, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Paperback. Uncorrected proof. Like new.The book opens with the disappearance of a man named Franko Bradovich in Kosovo. Franko, a native Montanan posing as a local, was a spy of sorts, an operative who was helping the Lucani (a loose affiliation of DEA, FBI, CIA, etc. agents operating outside the law) bust a drug trafficking scheme from Bulgaria through Kosovo and Serbia to Europe. Franko was living with the family of a farmer named Daliljaj (and was in love with the farmer's daughter Fedima) and an apparently helpful American-raised Slav (Bozi Bazok), who's become part of the Serb army's shock troops, has warned Franko that the army was headed toward them with bloodshed in mind. Later, though, Franko, who's been posing as a drug trafficker, is brought in by local police for questioning and is beaten--making Bazok's helpfulness questionable at best. Either way, Franko can't really afford to stick around. Bazok agrees to help him and, reluctantly, Daliljaj, Fedima, and their relatives, escape the sweep, in exchange for the massive quantities of drugs he believes Franko is hiding. But Bazok betrays him and slaughters Daliljaj and all of Fedima's other family while they wait for Franko to return with transport. When Franko returns, Bazok has disappeared, taking Fedima with him.
Hardcover. Hatje Cantz, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 108 pages. "Minnesota-based Chris Larson examines the relationship between humans and machines. In recent works, the artist has used his prodigious woodworking skills to depict large objects colliding--a spaceship nearly flattening a wooden barn, for example, about which Larson has remarked, "I wouldn't go and say this is about this church that was blown up in the 30s. I wouldn't say this is about, like, invading Iraq or some planes crashing into buildings. It's just--there's a lot of two worlds colliding right now, and it doesn't seem like they're colliding real well." Another constructed collision shows the General E. Lee (the 1969 Dodge Charger made famous by the 1970s television show The Dukes of Hazzard) crashing into Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's Montana cabin. This publication features a new film, as well as recent sculpture, drawing and photographic works, evidencing what critic Ken Johnson has termed "a promisingly strange and baroque imagination."
Hardcover. NY, Abrams, 1st, 2022, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The director Michael Cimino (1939-2016) is famous for two films: the intense, powerful, and enduring Vietnam movie The Deer Hunter, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1979 and also won Cimino Best Director, and Heaven's Gate, the most notorious bomb of all time. Originally budgeted at $11 million, Cimino's sprawling western went off the rails in Montana. The picture grew longer and longer, and the budget ballooned to over $40 million. When it was finally released, Heaven's Gate failed so completely with reviewers and at the box office that it put legendary studio United Artists out of business and marked the end of Hollywood's auteur era.Or so the conventional wisdom goes. Charles Elton delves deeply into the making and aftermath of the movie and presents a surprisingly different view to that of Steven Bach, one of the executives responsible for Heaven's Gate, who wrote a scathing book about the film and solidified the widely held view that Cimino wounded the movie industry beyond repair. Elton's Cimino is a richly detailed biography that offers a revisionist history of a lightning rod filmmaker. Based on extensive interviews with Cimino's peers and collaborators and enemies and friends, most of whom have never spoken before, it unravels the enigmas and falsehoods, many perpetrated by the director himself, which surround his life, and sheds new light on his extraordinary career. This is a story of the making of art, the business of Hollywood, and the costs of ambition, both financial and personal.
Hardcover. NY, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2022, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The first biography of critically acclaimed then critically derided filmmaker Michael Cimino--and a reevaluation of the infamous film that destroyed his career. The director Michael Cimino (1939-2016) is famous for two films: the intense, powerful, and enduring Vietnam movie The Deer Hunter, which won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1979 and also won Cimino Best Director, and Heaven's Gate, the most notorious bomb of all time. Originally budgeted at $11 million, Cimino's sprawling western went off the rails in Montana. The picture grew longer and longer, and the budget ballooned to over $40 million. When it was finally released, Heaven's Gate failed so completely with reviewers and at the box office that it put legendary studio United Artists out of business and marked the end of Hollywood's auteur era. Or so the conventional wisdom goes. Charles Elton delves deeply into the making and aftermath of the movie and presents a surprisingly different view to that of Steven Bach, one of the executives responsible for Heaven's Gate, who wrote a scathing book about the film and solidified the widely held view that Cimino wounded the movie industry beyond repair. Elton's Cimino is a richly detailed biography that offers a revisionist history of a lightning rod filmmaker.
NY, Clarion Books, 1st US, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 48 pages. Color photos and illustrations. Illustrated end papers. More than 130 full-color photographs adorn this handsome re-creation of daily life in a Plains Indian village in 1868. Readers will meet Real Bird and his family, part of a Northern Cheyenne tribe in southeastern Montana. Each member has an important role: Men prepare to become warriors and hunters, while women learn to raise crops and build a home-a tipi-from poles and buffalo hides. The clothes the family wears, from elaborate ceremonial headdresses to colorful beaded moccasins; the foods they eat; the games they play; the crafts and jewelry they make; and the spiritual rituals they perform are among the many topics included. This large-format book, with clear text and informative sidebars, provides a detailed pictorial account of the Plains Indian life more than a century ago. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Gibbs Smith, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 160 pages. Off the Grid confronts the ecological and cultural problems associated with the way we get and use energy, and explains how it is possible to live in a beautifully designed home using much less--no matter where your home is located. Our homes are connected by a nearly invisible grid of infrastructure that binds us together. It is a system of electrical poles, wire, substations, hydroelectric dams, telecommunication towers, and water extraction and sewage systems. From within this system we work, play, and raise families. We have also created one of the greatest environmental challenges known to modern civilization. The signs of our impact upon the world can be recognized in the reports of environmental changes occurring across the earth, and they can also be seen in the growing failures of the energy grids across the world as the current system is stressed beyond its capacity. Off the Grid beautifully illustrates that this is not just a concept for rural living; examples of homes that are "off the grid" to varying degrees are found in New York City; Ontario, Canada; Stuttgart, Germany; Belmont, California; Pipe Creek, Texas; Clyde Park, Montana; Twin Lakes, Minnesota; Laytonville, California; Venice, California; and New South Wales, Australia.
Hardcover. NY, Norton, 1st , 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Color photos. Introduction by Kathleen Norris. 130 pages. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. This is an excellent collection of 77 photos taken 1985-1995 across the high plains states from Montana to Texas. All are in richly captured color, and all manage to bring the panorama of this wide open country within the viewfinder of the still camera. Brown's achievement is to show the suggestive and telling details that transform these "empty" landscapes into spaces that are filled with drama and atmosphere.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 2nd pr., 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 170 Black & white photos., 244 pages + index. Remainder mark top edge. Top corner bumped. Illustrated with sepia-toned photographs throughout. Reproduced here for the first time are 170 images of everyday life in Montana from the 1890s through the 1920s. Included are photos of workers in the wheat fields, cattle ranchers, sheepherders, families in front of one room dwellings, wildlife, landscapes, town scenes, etc.
Hardcover. London/NY, Merrell, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 208 pages. A stunning album of lyrical and nostalgic photographs by the award-winning master of mood Robert Farber, whose previous book, Natural Beauty: Farber Nudes, was an international bestseller. Photographs reflect the rich diversity of the life and landscape of America, from rural Montana to the Manhattan skyline at dawn; from a New Mexico cowboy to the abandoned lobby of a small-town mainstreet hotel; from an old-fashioned boxing ring to an old De Soto automobile in Maine ? all in Farber?s trademark painterly style. Special section offers unique insights into Farber?s working methods and techniques, with guidelines on how to achieve the ?Farber effect?.
Hardcover. US, Archie Comics, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 157 pages, illustrated throughout in color. Light shelf-wear to boards with slight bump to lower edge of spine. Clean, tight copy. A beautifully designed celebration of over 70 years of comic book covers featuring America's reigning cartoon high school icons: Archie, Betty, Veronica and friends. Featuring beautiful full-color artwork by fan favorite artists Dan DeCarlo, Harry Lucey, Bob Montana, Dan Parent and many more in a deluxe, oversize hardcover edition, The Art of Archie: The Covers goes behind the scenes on the all-time best comic book covers in Archie's history with an insider's look at their inspiration, creation and ongoing cultural legacy.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 255 pages. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Mylar protected pictorial dust jacket. Lovely copy. Like new. A collection of three novellas, featuring: a blonde Midwestern woman with soft, pale arms, who wears lots of red, drives a big pink cadillac and has a reputation for being wild; a small French subeditor with smooth caramel skin; and a 17-year-old boy from Montana who smells like wheat.