Hardcover. North Hollywood CA, National Association of Theatre Owners, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 256 pages, color and b&w illustrations. Lavish and marvelous pictorial on movie theatres and how movies were presented including the publicity and all the hoopla that surrounded the movie going experience from the first nickelodeons to the majestic movie palaces and all the wonderful small neighborhood theatres. Loaded with 100's of b&w photos publicity material and more with many color photos.
Hardcover. New York, George Braziller, 1st, 1961, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a dust jacket. Non-paginated. Black & white illustrations by Al Hirschfeld. Introduction by Brooks Atkinson. Previous owners bookplate on front endpaper. Dust jacket with creases, and light wear. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Century Co., 1st, 1890, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 501 pages. Hardcover. AUTHORS SIGNED INSCRIPTION PASTED ON TITLE PAGE. 3/4 Leather marbled sections, raised bands on spine. Gilt titles and highlights. Marbled endpapers. Gilt top edge. Light rubbing to cover edges. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 356 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. This monumental survey is the first to do justice to Cecil Beaton's astonishing photographic career spanning six decades, from the 1920s to the 1970s. To create it, Mark Holborn thoroughly explored Beaton's vast studio archive, revealing an artist of extraordinary energy and ambition who made definitive portraits of the leading figures of his time, including Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, and Mick Jagger. Beaton immerses the reader in memorable social and cultural scenes, including the ceremony of the British royal family, the society of the 1920s, the glamour of Hollywood, the drama of World War II, the high artistic bohemia of Paris and London, and the pop royalty of the 1960s. Holborn contributes an introductory essay, and Annie Leibovitz offers an appreciation of Beaton as a portrait photographer.
Hardcover. NY, Norton, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, pages. As both star and director of the acclaimed film Henry V, young Branagh has had his career compared to that of Lawrence Olivier. Full of charm, humor, and insight into an actor's craft, Branagh's intriguing autobiography tells of his childhood in Belfast, his training at the Royal Academy of Drama, and his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company.INSCRIBED BY BRANAGH on front fly leaf.
Hardcover. Boston, Bulfinch Press, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 470 pages, illustrated with over 500 color and b&w images including posters, programs, maps and other archival material. Like new in publisher's shrinkwrap.
Hardcover. Lexington KY, University Press of Kentucky, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 240 pages, in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. A collection of plays performed in Louisville. Edited by Michael Bigelow Dixon and Michele Volansky. Including plays by: Wendell Berry, Roy Blount, Jr., Harry Crews, and Marsha Norman. INSCRIBED BY CREWS on the front fly leaf to poet friend Ed Hyland: "For Ed - Best wishes for resilience in your work. Keep your ass in the chair - Harry Crews". The Crews play "Blood Issue" is included. Bright, clean copy.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 392 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to edges of dust jacket. Black and white illustrations throughout. Tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Aperture Foundation, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 128 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Black and white photographs. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Small abrasion on rear end paper. Covering performance art since is nasence at the East Village's Pyramid Club, the WOW Cafe, 8BC, and other clubs in the early eighties McAdams became the in-house photo archivist at the infamous performance space, P.S. 122, the home of cutting-edge theater that eschews convention as it draws energy and inspiration from all media. At P.S. 122 and other alternative performance spaces such as The Kitchen and Dance Theater Workshop, McAdams developed her long-term relationships with many performers.
Softcover. London, Academy Editions, revised, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 128 pages with over 190 illustrations in b&w and full color. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to wrappers.
Hardcover. New York, Schirmer Books, 1st, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 212 pages, illustrated throughout with photos in b&w. Introduction by Paul Padgette. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. In this large format book, Paul Padgette presents more than 200 of Van Vechten's finest works, selected from more than 5,000 photographs left by Van Vechten to the Dance Collection at Lincoln Center.
Hardcover. New York, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 412 pages. Hardcover with NO dust jacket. Fading to spine of laminated boards. Foxing to text block, otherwise clean and bright internally. Color pictures throughout.
Hardcover. US, VH1 Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 160 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to covers. Color and Black and white pictures throughout.
Softcover. New York , HarperPerennial, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 125 pages. Coverage in words and pictures of the title performance piece (in 27 parts, including "Strange Angels") and tour (with a table of the itinerary, June 1989 - December 1990); plus Anderson's concluding essay ("About 'Empty Places'").
Hardcover. US, powerHouse Books, 1st, 2008-05-01, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 175 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light shelf-wear to boards, else a clean, tight copy. Text and color and black and white photographs by Corona. A collection of images about a little known subset of bullfighers - dwarfs and their families.
Hardcover. NY, Doubleday, 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 360 pages, b&w photos. Autobiography of the late great British comedienne. She recounts her childhood in Toronto, youth in Ontario, her successes in London and New York, loss of her son in WW II, her shows and films where she was known as "the funniest woman in the world." In a bright, unclipped dust jacket.
Hardcover. Milano, Skira, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 320 pages. Hardcover. Profusely illustrated in full color. Clean, tight copy. This catalog of over three hundred artworks related to the Saisons Russes between 1909 and 1929 is the official companion to an exhibition in Monte Carlo. The legendary productions are brought to life through stage designs, costumes, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and programs. The artwork comes from a wide variety of public and private collections, including the Fokine collection in the St. Petersburg Theatre Museum.
Hardcover. New York, Franklin Watts, 1st, 1952, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 69 pages illustrated in color and b&w by Jean Michener. In a bright, price-clipped dust jacket. Stated first printing.
Hardcover. NY, E.P. Dutton, 1st, 1955, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 219 pages, b&w photos. The author was the owner/manager of famous girl revue for 40 years and gives us this history. Preface by Maurice Chevalier. Dust jacket shoes wear, chipping.
Hardcover. New York, Abrams, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 511 pages. Hardcover, slipcase, ribbon marker. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Candid accounts of the people, hit movies, and adventures that have shaped his career enliven these memoirs from the director of Romeo and Juliet, Endless Love, and Jesus of Nazareth. 24 black-and-white, 16 color illustrations.
Softcover. NY, New York Public Library, 1st, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 108 pages. A collection of b&w drawings by Al Frueh. An index of performers and plays in rear. An incredible artist whose work is rarely collected. Quite scarce. Very good, clean. Forward by Brendon Gill.
Hardcover. New York, Knopf, 1st US, 1968, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 398 pages. Illustrated with 24 pages of black & white photographs. Light foxing to page fore edges. Light wear to price clipped dust jacket. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Doubleday, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Color illustrations, map by Letizia Galli. A beautiful gown forms the focus of activity for the zany characters that introduce young readers to the Commedia del l'arte and the history of comic theater, along with a map, a list of stock characters, and historical notes.
Hardcover. NY, Applause Books, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 343 pages, hardcover with dut jacket. Drawings and photographs throughout. Minor dust jacket edge wear, otherwise, very clean and tight copy. Over 400 Hirschfeld drawings and photographs - many never before collected. Includes essays by Whoopi Goldberg, Arthur Miller, Mel Gussow, Kurt Vonnegut, Grace Mirabella, Louise Kerz Hirschfeld and more! Commentary by Hirschfeld throughout.
Hardcover. NY, Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 308 pages, in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The inside story of the chamber music group, the Guarneri Quartet.
Hardcover. New York, Stringer & Townsend, 1st, 1851, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth with gilt lettering, 226 pages. Previous owners bookplate on inside front cover. Some pages show minor foxing. Light rubbing to corners and at top and base of spine. Clean, unmarked text.
Hardcover. New York, Curt Valentin, 1st, 1955, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Poor, 160 pages. Hardcover. Illustrated with eleven reproductions in color and 244 in monochrome; eight pages of reproductions in four color line-and-tone; an aquatint, a monochrome lithograph and three lithographs in color specially drawn for this work. Previous owners stamp on back of plate 195. Brick colored cloth with green decoration on front cover, green/gilt title on spine. Dust jacket is worn, with chunks missing along edges, and spine - jacket now protected with clear plastic cover. Clean, tight copy.
Softcover. New York , Abrams, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Large softcover, 64 pages. 45 large color illustrations, very good+ paperback & cover This facsimile reproduces the look & feel of Cloin's art deco lithographs along with Georges Thenon's (aka Rip's) preface & Baker's own handwritten commentary. Clean, sharp copy.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, 1st US, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 638 pages. Hardcover. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Minor rubbing to surface of dust jacket. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Association Press, 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 312 pages, very good in an edgeworn, chipped dust jacket. 82 Broadway plays reviewed by Atkinson and all illustrated with Hirschfeld's caricatures.
Softcover. US, The Countryman Press, 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 47 pages, photos in b&w. Light sun-fade to spine, else a clean, tight copy. From publisher's jacket flap: "Berlin was a magic place for the arts in the twenties and early thirties, and no more so than in theater and dance. Fortunately for us, in the midst of this brilliant world, a young woman destined to become one of the best portrait photographers was just beginning her long illustrious career. Fourth generation photographer (her great grandfather had been taught by Daguerre), Lotte Jacobi photographed the brightest personalities of Berlin (and later New York), many of them her friends, in a direct and honest way that remains surprisingly fresh even today. In this book, along with Lotte's reminiscences of each, are revealing portraits of Peter Lorre, Lotte Lenya, Emil Jannings, Anna May Wong, Rene Clair, Lil Dagover, Claire Bauroff, Pauline Koner, Hanya Holme, and many others. Theater and Dance Photographs is a remarkable record of a remarkable time."
Hardcover. Paris, France, Vilo, 1st, 1967, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 72 pages. Hardcover. FRENCH TEXT. B/w illustrations throughout. Decorated glossy cover boards, some chipping of lamination at spine and corners, a couple scratch marks. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper. Back cover boards slightly warped so it curls just a touch at top and bottom. Pages clean. Binding tight. A beautifully photo-illustrated volume featuring performance photos and portraits of the world-famous prima ballerina.
Hardcover. New York, Cheshire House, 1st, 1932, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 147 pages. Half leather with marbled boards. Title in gilt on sun faded spine. Illustrated with wood engravings by Freda Bone. This being #406 of 1200 copies.
Hardcover. New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1st, 1941, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Introduction by Morgan, her superb photographs reproduced in black & white photogravure. Essays by George Beiswanger and Louis Horst as well as a statement by Graham. 160 pages. Corners worn, some chipping of cloth at ends of spine. Light age tanning to cover and page edges.
Hardcover. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, First Edition, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 464 pages. Hardcover. Ivory & light grey cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Black & white illustrations throughout. Bright dust jacket with ligh wrinkles. Clean, unmarked copy.
Hardcover. Chapel Hill NC, University of North Carolina , 1st, 1938, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, decorated yellow cloth covers with light soil, 227 pages. Illustrated with 7 b&w photos. These five one-act plays, originally produced by the Carolina Playmakers at Chapel Hill and on various tours, offer an unusual combination of brilliant local color and truth about human nature everywhere. Well written, with skillful stage directions and notes on Mexican costume and Spanish pronunciation, they are highly practical for production. Internally clean, no dust jacket.
Hardcover. Ann Arbor, MI, Ardis, 1st English, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 565 pages. B/w illustrations throughout. Gilt title on spine. Decorated endpapers. Dust Jacket shows some wear due to age: yellowing, fraying and chipping to edges of front, spine and back, but still in tact. Cover boards clean, covered in teal fabric and in good shape. Pages clean, edges slightly yellowed. From the front flap: "...a landmark work in Russian theater scholarship, this study reveals Meyerhold in the context of his time, as seen by friends and enemies, actors and critics, and analyzes the development of his remarkable career as Russia's most celebrated and influential experimental director."
Hardcover. New York, William Morrow and Company, 1st, 1978, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 225 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Gutter cracked in three places. Dust jacket shows edgewear and small tears at corners. Fading to top cover boards.
Hardcover. NY, Clarkson Potter, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 128 pages illustrated with color and b&w photographs by Pildas. text by Lucinda Smith. Dust jacket with minor edgewear, price-clipped. Commemorating the vanishing architecture of classic film theatres with a foreword by King Vidor and chapters on: The Movie Palaces / The Survivors / Notes on the Theatres. With an Index of the Theatres.
Hardcover. US, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 176 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light edgewear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Roy Kemp's previously unpublished burlesque portfolio presents thirty-nine dancers performing in authentic clubs and backstage settings in 1950s New York. This nostalgic collection includes nearly 250 never-before-seen black and white and color photographs of well-known dancers, including Tempest Storm, Liz O'Leyar, Murine, Rita Gable, and Princess Domay, as well as other sultry performers, quite famous in their heyday. Kemp's talents as a photojournalist provide a fresh perspective on the lives of burlesque performers in this golden era. An artist as well as an investigator, Kemp created striptease photo montages and composed biographies for several dancers, giving the reader an intimate feel for the campy burlesque culture. This time capsule depicts live performances and peeps into club dressing rooms, and offers unedited material from pin-up photo sessions. It is a must-have for aspiring dancers, aficionados, or any modern-day guy or gal who appreciates the style and grit of this fabulous art form.