CHARLIE CHAPLIN AND HIS TIMES
by Kenneth S. Lynn (Simon & Schuster, 1997) 604 pages
6 1/2" by 9 1/2" hardback
condition: brand new
dustjacket condition: branD new
Notes: One reviewer said, "Kenneth S. Lynn gives you all the background and context you'll need to appreciate the great comedian's impact on film, politics, and other manifestations of popular culture." Another states, "As Lynn analyzes Chaplin's immense ambition and irascibility and the tremendous appeal of his brilliant and edgy humor, he reveals the tangles of his uneasy associations with Hollywood colleagues and the painful outcomes of his abusive and manipulative relationships with women." And still another says of the book, "This book is factually wonderful. More details about Chaplins life are discussed here than in other bios." Also includes great glossy photo sectIon
Price: originally $12.00 - On Sale $8.00
Order no. 151-1
THE MOVIES ARE: CARL SANDBURG'S FILM REVIEWS AND ESSAYS 1920-1928
by edited with historical commentary by Arnie Bernstein; introduction by Roger Ebert (Lake Claremont Press, 2000) 397 pages
6" by 9" paperback
condition: brand new
Notes: Autographed by the Bernstein, this book is a great reference source or enjoyable selective reading. Sandburg's commentary on the era's best films are a delight to read. The book is also interspersed with Sandburg branches out from movie reviews, too, to write commentaries on some of the stars, the fad of three-dimensional photography, the world of comedies, phonofilm, music scores and more. Many good photos, too.
Price: originally $9.00 - On Sale $4.00
Order no. 152-7
HEARST OVER HOLLYWOOD: POWER, PASSON, AND PROPAGANDA IN THE MOVIES
by Louis Pizzitola (Columbia University Press., 2002) 525 pages
6" by 9 1/4" hardback
condition: like new
dustjacket condition: like new
Notes: "Hearst Over Hollywood" is a remarkably scholarly book that should stand as the final word on this media/movie mogul. Every page doesn't deal directly with the movies, but Pizzitola is adept at bringing all the pieces of Hearst's life together as a well-connected puzzle that ultimately reveal his influence in the movie world. It is enlightening to see the man as more than a "Sugar Daddy" for Marion Davies who financed her film career. The book shows us how Hearst's interest in film making goes back as far as McKinley's inauguration and the Spanish-American War continuing with early animation, serials such as "The Perils of Pauline" and such controversial early films as "Patria." The reader looking for insight into the Hearst-Davis relationship won't be disappointed either, as we delve deeper into the complexion of this love affair than ever before.
Price: originally $18.00 - On Sale $9.00
Order no. 153-1
THE FILMS OF GRETA GARBO
Compiled by Michael Conway, Dion McGregor and Mark Ricci (The Citadel Press, Inc., first edition) 155 pages
8 1/2" by 11" hardback
book condition: good, some yellowing and foxing
dustjacket condition: fair - approx. 5 in. tear on front bottom, small tear on back bottom, staining on back, scuffed edges, mylar covering
Notes: A first edition of this great book. Gorgeous photos of the great beauty. Starts with a short biography. Then three or four pages devoted to each film with cast, credits, synopsis, what the critics said and photos.
Price: originally $15.00 - On Sale $8.00
Order no. 154-3
HAROLD LLOYD: MASTER COMEDIAN
By Jeffrey Vance and Suzanne Lloyd (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2002) 239 pages
9 3/8" by 12" hardback
condition: brand new
dustjacket condition: brand new
Notes: The definitive photo book on Lloyd's life and career co-authored by his granddaughter. The photos are phenomenal, most of which have never been published before. Info on his films, lots of great photos of Greenacres, and much more. A must-have for any silent movie comedy fan.
Price: originally $28.00 - On Sale $18.00
Order no. 155-1
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: CLASSIC SILENTS VOLUME 1
by Philip J. Riley (Magic Image Filmbooks, 1999) 317 pages
8 1/2" by 11 1/2" paperback
book condition: brand new
Notes: Includes the original 1925 shooting script, the complete pressbook, rare behind the scenes photographs, complete history from those who were there! Preface by Ray Bradbury, foreward by Mary Philbin and introductin by Ron Chaney. Commentary and articles by Carl Laemmle Jr., Rupert Julian, Charles Van Enger A.S.C., and Ben Carre. Must have book for anyone who is a fan of this classic silent movie.
Price: originally $12.00 - On Sale $5.00
Order no. 156-8
SARAH BERNHARDT IN THE THEATRE OF FILMS AND SOUND RECORDINGS
by David W. Menefee; foreward by Kevin Brownlow (McFarland & Company, 2003) 160 pages
7 1/4" by 10 3/8" hardback
condition: brand new
dustjacket condition: illustrated hardback cover, not issued with a dustjacket
Notes: Book is divided into three parts: Biography, Sound Recordings, and Films. For the average silent film buff, this will be an eye-opener. Bernhardt was more important in the silent era than most histories give her credit for - Menefee corrects that. Her life makes for interesting reading and particularly how it intertwines with the early days of cinema. Highly recommended.
Order no. 158
GARBO - HER STORY
by Antoni Gronowicz (Simon and Schuster, 1990) 280 pages
6 1/4" by 9 1/2" hardback
book condition: excellent
dustjacket condition: good - small tear at top front and back, some dinginess.
Notes: This biography was disavowed by Garbo when it was originally written and is known to contain many errors on Garbo's life. Interesting as a curiosity and because of the controversy surrounding its publication (by one of the biggest publishers in the business!) and Gronowicz's supposed relationship with Garbo. Includes a publisher's afterword by Richard Schickel.
Price: originally $7.00 - On Sale $4.00
Order no. 159-2
KinoVideo - The Restored Authorized Edition
1928 - 143 min.
Directed by Fritz Lang.
Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gerda Maurus, Willy Fritsch, Lupu Pick, Fritz Rasp
condition: brand new in shrink wrap
Notes: Newly restored editio composed of the best survivin 35mm film elements assembled from archives around the world - more than 50 minutes longer than any version previously released on video.
Order no. 160
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