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Too Much, Too Soon

By: Barrymore, Diana & Frank, Gerold

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Australia, Shakespeare Head: 1957

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: 067538

Condition: Very Good


Biography of the American film and stage actress, daughter of John Barrymore and Blanche Oelrichs, whose heritage proved too much for her to bear. .Minor foxing to page edges else a very good clean hardback in jacket which shows signs of light shelfwear. 303 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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When the Smoke Hit the Fan : A Reminiscence of the Theater, Movies, and T.V.

By: Bellamy, Ralph

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, USA, Doubleday & Co: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067592

ISBN: 0385148607

Condition: Very Good


Looks at the life and career of the man who was an actor, manager and stagehand before the world knew about theatrical unions, method acting and unemployment insurance. Some odd, faint spotting to page edges else a clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 276 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Knight Errant - a Biography of Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

By: Connell, Brian

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067431

Condition: Good


Lively account of Fairbank's career as a film and stage star, naval officer, and trusted State Department emissary and adviser written with the active collaboration of its subject. Good clean hardback though residual tape marks to endpapers and jacket where they were previously taped down. Text block very clean. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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A Terrible Liar : A Memoir

By: Cronyn, Hume

Price: £18.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA., William Morrow & Co: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067177

ISBN: 0688100805

Condition: Near Fine


Tells of the life and career of the man who, for over half-a-century, has been one of the most distinguished actors in the English-speaking world, charming, entertaining and enthralling theatre, movie, and TV audiences. Here he includes many anecdotes about himself, as well as about countless legends of the stage and screen. Clean, bright, gift-quality hardback in an unclipped d/w - 431 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Films of Ginger Rogers

By: Dickens, Homer

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Secaucus, NJ, USA, Citadel Press Inc.,U.S.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067549

ISBN: 080650496X

Condition: Very Good


Covers every aspect of Miss Rogers prolific career, including her stage appearances and all her films, complete with casts, credits, synopses, reviews and behind-the-scenes production stories. Clean, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light sunning to spine - 256 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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My Side: The Autobiography of Ruth Gordon

By: Gordon, Ruth

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067318

ISBN: 0060116188

Condition: Very Good


Autobiography of the American film, stage, and television actress, who began her career performing on Broadway at age nineteen. Clean, bright hardback in unclipped jacket. 502 pages including index. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Hollywood Broadway - The Musicals ( CONCERT PROGRAMME)

By: Harding, Alan (Director)

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Flying Music: 1996

Seller ID: 059635

Condition: Very Good


14 page stapled booklet being the souvenir programme for the concert starring Wayne Sleep and Lorna Luft. Very good condition. Illustrated with colour photographs. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Act One : An Autobiography

By: Hart, Moss

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064257

Condition: Good


Perhaps the most authoritative theatre book ever written as it reveals what it is really like behind the footlights - rehearsals, stars, first-night nerves, casting, the agony of writing a play and rewriting it. Some odd, minor spotting to page edges and bumping to corners else a clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear & tear - 444 pages. Prompt dispatch View more info

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More Havoc (SIGNED COPY)

By: Havoc, June

Price: £35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA., Harper & Row: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 067267

ISBN: 0060118113

Condition: Very Good


The follow up biography of the Canadian-born American actress, dancer, writer, and stage director, who has worked professionally since the age of two. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing a few small tears. SIGNED by the author to the title page with the inscription ''For Brian Love June Havers''. 277 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Damned in Paradise : The Life of John Barrymore

By: Kobler, John

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA., Atheneum: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067450

ISBN: 0689108141

Condition: Very Good


Charts the life and career of the American actor through the peak era of silent films, through the early period of the Talkies and on to Television and theatre reruns. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w - 401 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Show Boat : The Story of a Classic American Musical

By: Kreuger, Miles

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA., Oxford University Press Inc.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067703

ISBN: 0195022750

Condition: Very Good


Comprehensive study of the landmark musical which serves as an invaluable reference work to students of the American musical theatre. Bright, glossy, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w - 246 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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A Star Danced

By: Lawrence, Gertrude

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, W.H. Allen: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067247

ISBN: `

Condition: Reading Copy


Autobiography of the English actress, singer, dancer and musical comedy performer known for her stage appearances in the West End of London and on Broadway in New York. Small loss to bottom margin of page 161 & foxing to page edges. - else a good clean hardback in dustwrapper which shows signs of wear/tear and minor loss to head of spine. 231 pages. Printed to War Economy Standards. View more info

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Orson Welles : A Biography

By: Leaming, Barbara

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1985

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 067564

ISBN: 0297784765

Condition: As New


A remarkably detailed picture of the private Welles : his childhood as a much hailed prodigy, his youthful triumphs on stage in Dublin and New York, his shocking War of the Worlds broadcast, his brilliant and controversial Hollywood career, his stormy marriage to Rita Hayworth, his association with Roosevelt and his own aspirations to the presidency, and his lovemaking and carousing. Clean, bright, gift quality hardback in an unclipped d/w - 562 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Nine Lives of Mickey Rooney

By: Marx, Arthur

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Robson Books: 1987

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 050279

ISBN: 0860514218

Condition: Very Good +


Looks at the roller-coaster career of the film legend which began on a burlesque stage when he was fifteen months old. Written by Groucho's son, it tells how Rooney survived eight marriages, a drinking problem, and an addiction to gambling on horse races. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 320 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Howard Hawks : Storyteller

By: Mast, Gerald

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA., Oxford University Press Inc.: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067178

ISBN: 0195030915

Condition: Near Fine


Lively, in-depth study which offers provocative new insights into the enigmatic art of this major American director. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w - 406 pages including index. Number Line - 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Merman : An Autobiography

By: Merman, Ethel with George Eells

Price: £22.50

Publisher: New York, NY, USA., Simon & Schuster: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067275

ISBN: 0671227122

Condition: Very Good


Broadway's undisputed queen of musical comedy, tells of a fascinating life, packed with surprising anecdotes and brimming with humour. Bright, square copy in an unclipped d/w - 320 pages including index. Prompt dispatch from the UK. View more info

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Claudette Colbert : An Illustrated Biography

By: Quirk, Lawrence J.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA., Crown Publishers: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067169

ISBN: 0517556782

Condition: Near Fine


The first book to cover the career of the beloved movie, stage, and TV star who was one of the screen's brightest ornaments and most skilful comediennes. Clean, bright, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w - 212 pages including index. Number Line - 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Lauren Bacall : Her Films and Career

By: Quirk, Lawrence J.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Secaucus, NJ, USA, Citadel Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067333

ISBN: 080650935X

Condition: Near Fine


Details the 'star of stars' life and work as well as all the casts, credits and synopses of all her films along with hundreds of photographs. Clean, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w - 192 pages. Prompt dispatch from the UK. View more info

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Marilyn Monroe and the Camera

By: Russell, Jane (Foreword)

Price: £32.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067278

ISBN: 0747504903

Condition: Near Fine


Every stage and every mood of Marilyn's life is represented in more than 150 superb and evocative photographs, many of which are previously unpublished, ranging from little-known pin-up shots from the 1940's to private moments captured by close friends. Includes the text of an insightful interview with Marilyn by George Belmont in 1960. Clean, crisp hardback in unclipped dustjacket. 245 pages. Gift quality. View more info

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The Life and Loves of Gable

By: Scagnetti, Jack

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Middle Village, NY, USA, Jonathan David Publishers: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 067604

ISBN: 0824602056

Condition: Near Fine


Looks at the career and personal life of the legend who was the the biggest star in Hollywood's biggest studio, MGM. Clean, bright, large format hardback in an unclipped d/w - 160 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info