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THE FILMS OF CHARLIE CHAPLIN

edited by Gerald D. McDonald, Michael Conway and Mark Ricci (The Citadel Press, Secaucus, NJ, 1965 - First Edition) 224 pages

8 1/2" by 11" hardback

condition: very good, writing on inside blank page

dustjacket condition: fair - 4 inch tear on back has been taped on inside, nicks around edges, bumped corners

Notes: Production, cast, writing credits - synopsis - excerpts from contemporary reviews and lots and lots of photos

Price: originally $14.00 - On Sale $7.00

Order no. 111-1

SOLD

LILLIAN GISH: HER LEGEND, HER LIFE

by Charles Affron (Scribner, 2001) 445 pages

6 1/2" by 9 1/2" hardback

book condition: brand new, black remainder mark on bottom

dustjacket condition: brand new, couple of minor scuffs

Notes: Excellent biography of Gish which covers aspeects of her life that her autobiography doesn't (her affair with George Jean Nathan, for example), but does so with respect and admiration for the star. Well written, with lots of glossy photos.

Price: originally $15.00 - On Sale $10.00

Order no. 112-1

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VOLUME 1 - DREAM STREET: THE AMERICAN MOVIES AND THE POPULAR IMAGINATION 1889-1939 VOL. 1

by Edward Ifkovic (Revisionist Press, 1978) 304 pages

6 1/8" x 9 1/8" hardback

condition: brand new

dustjacket: not issued with a dustjacket

Notes: Described as a "study" that "focuses on the relationship between American movies before World War II and the popular imagination: that curiously intricate marriage of celluloid image and the viewer in the darkened theatre." Divided into three main sections with sub-chapters: I. The Birth of the Movies at the End of the Genteel Age: Edison through 1918, II. Postwar America of the 1920's: A New World and An Old, III. The Sound of Depression: The Talkies and the 1930's. Excellent history! Brand new reprint of a 1978 publication.

VOLUME 2 - DREAM STREET: THE AMERICAN MOVIES AND THE POPULAR IMAGINATION Volume 2 (The Sound of Depression: The Talkies and the 1930's)

by Edward Ifkovic (Revisionist Press, 1978) 215 pages

6 1/4" x 9 1/4" hardback

dustjacket condition: no dustjacket issued with book

condition: brand new

Notes: Two volume set. Chapters includes "The Talkies Ask: Little Man, What Now?" "Variations of Fantastic Escape: Musicals, Monstes and a Mouse," "The Pulse of the City: Gangsters, Cops and Others," "Iconoclasm for the Middle Class: Comedy in the 1930's," and much more. Includes photos.

Price: originally $16.00 (set) - On Sale $8.00

Order no. 113-1

  

CHARLIE CHAPLIN: A PHOTO DIARY

edited by Michael Comte (Steidl, 2002) 355 pages

10" x 12 1/4" hardback

book condition: brand new

dustjacket: brand new.

Notes: Huge, sumptuous, coffee-table style photo book from Chaplin's earliest days through many 1970's photos with Oone and the children. Hundreds of photos, high quality hardback book with glossy pages, lots and lots of rare photos, too. A must have! Published in Germany.

Price: originally $30.00 - On Sale $20.00

Order no. 114-3

ANNA MAY WONG: FROM LAUNDRYMAN'S DAUGHTER TO HOLLYWOOD LEGEND

by Graham Russell Gao Hodges (Palgrave MacMillan, 2004) 284 pages

6 3/8" x 9 1/2" hardback

book condition: brand new

dustjacket condition: brand new

Notes: A welcome biography of a long-ignored actress who appeared with Douglas Fairbanks in "The Thief of Bagdad,
Lon Chaney in "Mr Wu," and many other famous silents including "Peter Pan," "The Toll of the Sea," "Old San Francisco" and more. Colgate University history profession Hodges does an excellent job of documenting this intriguing actress' career while revealing the many struggle she had to contend with - applying for permits to re-enter the U.S. although she was a third-generation Calinforian, confined only to Asian roles, roles involving marriage to non-Asians forbidden, a failed marriage to a Chinese husband, backlash from marrying a non-Asian and more. Her story is no less interesting after the silent era as Hodges tells about her stage career, acting in European films, relief work during the way and TV appearances. A must read! Great photos, too!

Price: originally $12.00 - On Sale $7.00

Order no. 115-5

SILENT FILM AND THE TRIUMPH OF THE AMERICAN MYTH

by Paula Marantz Cohen (Oxford University Press, 2001) 224 pages

6" x 9 1/4" hardback

book condition: new, unused

dustjacket condition: new, unused

Notes: From the novels of James Fenimore Cooper to the escapes of Houdini, from the landscape art of Thomas Cole to the films of screen cowboy William S. Hart, Cohen takes the reader on a marvelous journey through American cultural history. She shows how nineteenth century American literature can be said to anticipate twentieth century film - how D.W. Griffith was, in a sense, a successor to Walt Whitman. She tells the story of silent film's rise - and how did all of this happen? How did the medium of silent film produce a Douglas Fairbanks and a Mary Pickford? Beautifully written and

Price: originally $12.00 - On Sale $6.00

Order no. 116-1

THE FILMS OF LON CHANEY

by Michael F. Blake (Vestal Press, Inc., 1998) 218 pages

6" x 9 1/4" hardback

book condition: brand new

dustjacket condition: brand new

Notes: This is the third book by Blake on Chaney and is the most complete filmography of Chaney's work ever compiled. In the research leading up to this volume, Blake uncovered a previously unknown Chaney film title, and the discovery enriches our knowledge of this legendary film actor. For each of the actor's 158 known film appearances, Blake includes cast and crew lists, plot synopsis, critical comments, and behind-the-scenes information. Complementing the text are 120 photographs, most of which are published here for the first time. Many frame enlargements of Chaney's seldom-seen home movies are included - a special treat for film buffs.

Price: originally $30.00 - On Sale $27.00

Order no. 117-2

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THE FILMS OF MARY PICKFORD

by Raymond Lee (Castle Books, New York, 1970) 175 pages

7" x 10 1/2" hardback

book condition: excellent

dustjacket condition: 3" tear and 1" tear on front, small tear, piece missing on top back, shows wear

Notes: Short biography followed by many pages of portraits, then lots and lots of photos with listing of films.

Price: originally $10.00 - On Sale $5.00

Order no. 118-1

MARION DAVIES

by Fred Laurence Guiles (McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1972) 419 pages

6 1/2" by 9" hardback

book condition: very good

dustjacket condition: Has some nicks, very small tears around edges - otherwise, very good condition

Notes: Warm and loving tribute to one of the greats of the silent era. Guiles covers the Hearst-Davies relationship in detail, but he also portrays her as a great actress and comedienne in her own right whose career may ave been more harmed than helped by Heart's riches. Many excellent glossy photos. Very well written and absorbing.

Price: originally $18.00 - On Sale $10.00

Order no. 119-1

D.W. GRIFFITH - HIS LIFE AND WORK

by Robert M. Henderson (Oxford University Press, 1972) 326 pages

6 1/4" x 9 1/4" hardback

book condition: like new

dustjacket condition: excellent, few minor nicks, wrinkles, scuffs on outer edge

Notes: Excellent biography of D.W. Griffith. Includes two sections of glossy photos and a very good filmography. High quality book.

Price: originally $12.00 - On Sale $6.00

Order no. 120-2

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