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James Dean: Portrait of Cool, Adams, Leigh
1 Adams, Leigh James Dean: Portrait of Cool
London Blake 2004 1857825918 / 9781857825916 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Offers a unique and subtly revealing portait of the actor, including photograhs from the sets of his films and also rare photographs taken by the actor himself. A clean, crisp copy in unclipped jacket. Appears unread. Illustrated with b.w. photographs. 223 pages. Next post UK dispatch 
Price: 14.50 GBP
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The Cosby Wit, His Life & Humour, Adler, Bill
2 Adler, Bill The Cosby Wit, His Life & Humour
London Guild 1988 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Clean, bright copy telling the story of one of America's favourite personalities. 125 pages. Immediate UK dispatch. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge, Allen, Paul
3 Allen, Paul Alan Ayckbourn - Grinning at the Edge
London Methuen 2001 0413731200 / 9780413731203 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
SIGNED on the title page with the inscription "To Sheila with all good wishes Alan Ayckbourn and Paul Allen". Book has tear to jacket and indent to front board where it has been knocked. otherwise a clean, crisp hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 358 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 17.50 GBP
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Screen Greats Presents Marilyn, Anon
4 Anon Screen Greats Presents Marilyn
New York, NY, USA Starlog Press Soft Cover Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
50 page magazine about Marilyn's life and films with fold-out pin-ups still present but loose to rear. Good, clean copy circa 1980 which includes a copy of the famous nude photo taken by Tom Kelly in 1949. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 22.50 GBP
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How I Lost 10 Pounds in 53 Years - SIGNED, Ballard, Kaye
5 Ballard, Kaye How I Lost 10 Pounds in 53 Years - SIGNED
USA Argent Books 2004 0976292203 / 9780976292203 Soft Cover Good 8vo Signed by Author
SIGNED by the author with the inscription "Eve I Love You! Kaye B. xxx Horray for Carol M. " Memoirs of the actress who shared the spotlight with almost every star in theatre, movies, nightclubs and television. Light reading creases to corners else a good clean paperback. The name Eve Southwood is underlined in the list of acknowledgements at the rear of the book. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Lillie Langtry Her Life in Words and Pictures, Birkett, Jeremy and Richardson, John
6 Birkett, Jeremy and Richardson, John Lillie Langtry Her Life in Words and Pictures
St. Clements Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands Rupert Shuff Ltd 1979 Third Printing Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Clean, bright 64 page booklet containing photographs, posters and commentary of the famous actress. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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The Memory of All That  (SIGNED COPY), Blair, Betsy
7 Blair, Betsy The Memory of All That (SIGNED COPY)
London Elliott & Thompson 2003 190402730x / 9781904027300 Soft Cover As New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
SIGNED by the author on the half title in blue ink. As new, unread paperback. 319 pages. Betsy Blair - Gene Kelly's first wife tells of the seventeen years she spent with him during which time she worked as an actress with some of the Hollywood greats,. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Limelight and After : The Education of an Actress, Bloom, Claire
8 Bloom, Claire Limelight and After : The Education of an Actress
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1982 0297780514 / 9780297780519 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall 
Well looked after ex-library copy with the usual markings. Plastic coating to un-clipped d/w. 187 pages. 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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The Best of Morecambe and Wise : A Celebration, Braben, Eddie
9 Braben, Eddie The Best of Morecambe and Wise : A Celebration
London Virgin Books 1999 1852278358 / 9781852278359 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 4to 
A celebration of Britain's most successful comedy duo by the writer who created their most memorable sketches. Clean, bright copy in a price-clipped d/w - 160 pages. Next post dispatch. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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Look Back in Hunger: The Autobiography, Brand, Jo
10 Brand, Jo Look Back in Hunger: The Autobiography
London Headline Publishing 2009 0755355237 / 9780755355235 First Edition Hard Back Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Candid account of Jo's journey from nice little girl, her transition to difficult teenager, to psychiatric nurse to stand up comedian. A very good clean hardback in price-clipped dustwrapper. 311 pages. First edition, first printing. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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Charles Chaplin : My Autobiograpny, Chaplin, Charles
11 Chaplin, Charles Charles Chaplin : My Autobiograpny
London The Bodley Head 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Poor 8vo 
The rags to riches story of the London born actor whose portrayal of the tramp with baggy trousers and moustache became loved by audiences throughout the world. Illustrated wit b&w photographs. 545 pages including index. A very good, clean copy in tatty jacket which has large loss to base of spine. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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Max Clifford : Read All about It, Clifford, Max; Levin, Angela
12 Clifford, Max; Levin, Angela Max Clifford : Read All about It
London Virgin Books 2005 1852272376 / 9781852272371 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Autobiography of the media guru - a household name whose unique ability to protect and expose individuals has made him a powerful controlling force. A very good clean hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. Gift inscription on front endpaper. 248 pages including index. Illustrated with b.w. & colour photographs. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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Fogie : The Life (1865 - 1945) of Elsie Fogerty. Pioneer of Speech Training for the Theatre and Everyday Life, Cole, Marion
13 Cole, Marion Fogie : The Life (1865 - 1945) of Elsie Fogerty. Pioneer of Speech Training for the Theatre and Everyday Life
London Peter Davies 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Foreword by Sir Laurence Olivier. The story of the great lady compiled and edited by one of her students. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelf wear - 229 pages including index. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Olivier: The Authorised Biography, Coleman, Terry
14 Coleman, Terry Olivier: The Authorised Biography
London Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2006 0747580804 / 9780747580805 Soft Cover Reading Copy 8vo 
As new, unread copy which has been poorly stacked resulting in creasing to covers, shop-soiling to edges and a few pages creased at top corners. Text block clean. A good reading copy of this definitive biography of Olivier which draws on unlimited and uncensored access to his peronal papers, love-letters and diaries. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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Second Act (SIGNED COPY), Collins, Joan
15 Collins, Joan Second Act (SIGNED COPY)
London Boxtree 1996 0752216988 / 9780752216980 First Edition - Second Impression Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
SIGNED with the inscription "To Barry - Joan Collins" in black ink on the title page. Clean, crisp unread hardback in unclipped dustwrapper. 434 pages including index. Screen icon Joan Collins tells of her life in showbusiness where she has worked and played with the most celebrated producers, directors and actors. Next post UK dispatch. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Double Bill - 80 Years of Entertainment, Cotton, Bill
16 Cotton, Bill Double Bill - 80 Years of Entertainment
London Fourth Estate 2000 Soft Cover Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Unread paperback - 280 pages including index. Slightest signs of storage with light sunning to page edges. The man who helped give BBC TV its golden age of fun. 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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Double Bill: 80 Years of Entertainment, Cotton, Bill
17 Cotton, Bill Double Bill: 80 Years of Entertainment
London Fourth Estate 2000 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
The autobiography of Bill Cotton who rose to become the Managing Director of BBC Television, and how he frist experienced the thrill of showbusiness through is father, the much-loved band leader Billy Cotton. Clean, bright copy in un-clipped d/w. 280 pages including index. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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M.C.C. The Autobiography of a Cricketer, Cowdrey, Colin
18 Cowdrey, Colin M.C.C. The Autobiography of a Cricketer
London Readers Union 1977 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
A very good clean bright copy illustrated with black and white plates. 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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Hollywood in a Suitcase, Davis Jr., Sammy
19 Davis Jr., Sammy Hollywood in a Suitcase
Frogmore, St Albans, England Granada 1980 0246110996 / 9780246110992 First British Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
An insider's look at Hollywood in which Sammy shares warm and witty anecdotes about the stars of tinseltown and the movies made there. Clean, tight copy in un-clipped d/w. 255 pages. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
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East and West End, Delfont, Bernard; Turner, Barry
20 Delfont, Bernard; Turner, Barry East and West End
London Macmillan 1990 0333511905 / 9780333511909 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
From the library of Lord Willis and SIGNED by the author to him with an inscription to the ffep reading, somewhat shakily, ''To Ted with best wishes and happy memories - Bernard/Berni? 26/9/90'' Good, square hardback which shows some tanning to page margins. Dustjacket is unclipped - 250 pages including index. Illustrated with b.w. photographs. 
Price: 87.50 GBP
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