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12514. Allister, Ray: Friese-Greene Close Up of an Inventor.

London: Marsland Publications 1951. Special re-issue with eight pages of photographs from the 1951 Festival film "The Magic Box" which was based upon this book, and a foreword by Robert Donat. xiv+92 pp. illustrated, hardback, no dustwrapper, there is an inscription on the half title from the author, signed by him, ffep missing otherwise in very good condition, first published 1948, now scarce. A romanticised biography of William Friese-Greene, 1855-1921, portrait photographer and inventor of the chronophotographic camera, regarded by some as, "the inventor of kinematography." His work on moving pictures and colour photography was regarded as pioneering, though results are considered to be less than claims made for them. The film was a box-office flop. His son Claude continued his work with colour cinematography and was the subject of a 2006 BBC film. 50.00


16258. Beadle, Jeremy, with Mark Leigh and Mike Lepine: Jeremy Beadle's How to Make Your Own Video Blockbuster...

London: Headline Book Publishing, 1998. The simplest guide ever to making fun videos at home and on holiday. 144 pp. 24.5 x 19 cm. Lots of illustrations, b&w. Pictorial glazed card covers. Slight shelf wear, and very small crease to back cover. 12.50


15593. Brewster Publications, Inc.: Shadowland The Magazine of Magazines Volume 3, Nimber 2.

New York: Brewster Publications, Inc., October 1920. "Expressing the Arts". 82pp. 21 x 33 cm. Articles include: Oliver M. Saylor 'The Super Cabaret' (Moscow); Charles Hollywood 'The Development of Color Photography'; Benjamin de Casseras 'The Twilight of Papini'; Dorothy Donnell and Gladys Hall 'Damnably Clever' (playlet); George O'Neil 'A Lyric Voice from Missouri' (poetry); Frederick James Smith 'A Dancer from Ol' Virginia' (Evan-Burrows Fontaine); and Reflections of a Gentle Cynic' (essay). Colour Plates: Martha Pierre (Ziegfeld Beauty); Nirska (dancer); Evan-Burrows Fontaine (dancer); Peggy Shaw (musical comedy); Enid Bennett (cinema star); and reproductions of a painting by HA Vincent, 'Nazimova' by Wynn Holcomb, and colour photography by HC Deeks. And glamour, glamour - from Camel Cigarettes to Lillian Gish. The first page is numbered "Page Three",and neatly written at the top is "E. Prost, 1920". The pagination may have included the covers: Page 3 would be an odd place for an owner to write their name, and a total of 82 pages is less usual than the 84 pages we would arrive at by including the covers in the pagination. Some pages are frayed at the fore-edge, the staples were rusted, the backstrip was gone, and the front and bottom edges of the front cover had been strengthed with Selotape. Our binder has replaced the staples with traditional stitching, and removed the Selotape. There are short edge-tears, and tiny bits missing from a few corners, but no loss of text. An incredibly nostalgic survival. 100.00


8831. Christies: South Kensington: Vintage Film Posters Including the Collection of Baron Alexandre de Groote 5th March 2002.

London : Christies 2002. 26.5 by 21 cms. 102 pp. illustrated in colour. Softback. In very good condition but a previous owner has noted, neatly in ink, the hammer price for almost all posters, during the auction. 12.00


16255. Clayton, John, Greenberger, Robert, and Grisolia, Cynthia: Glamour Girls.

New York: Starlog Press, 1983. Screen Greats Vol. VII. 80 pp. 27.5 x 20.5 cm. Brief articles and lots of photographs, b&w. Slightly-worn semi-matt thin-card covers. 30.00


4305. D. McKenzie: Film Portraits (Autographed)

Glasgow: D. McKenzie, c1946. 32 pp. 23 x 15 cm. Autographed portraits, and captions citing dates of birth, marriages, films, etc, etc. Included are Patricia Roc, Trevor Howard, Rosalind Russell, Clark Gable, Esther Williams, Margaret Lockwood, Van Johnson, Evelyn Keyes, John Mills, Jean Kent, Stewart Grainger, Spencer Tracy, Jean Simmons, Janet Blair, Dennis Price, Rosamund John, Ann Todd, Valerie Hobson, Judy Garland, Greer Garson, James Cagney, Frank Sinatra, Claire Trevor, Adolphe Menjou, Mickey Rooney, Margaret O'Brien, Rita Hayworth, Anne Baxter, Sally Gray, Kathleen Ryan, and Adolphe Menjou (with Ann Dvorak, Gail Russell, Jane Wyatt and Claire Trevor). Thick-card pages. Hand-made-paper endpapers. The printed boards are covered in the same hand-made-paper, with faux-leather backstrip. Neat dedication on ffep, and slight springing of the very thick pages. A rare publication, from the immediate-post-War period. 25.00


14558. Doherty, James, and Tom Thompson: Standing Room Only Memories of Belfast Cinemas.

Belfast: Lagan Historical Society, 1997. 156pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. Copiously illustrated with plates, drawings and reproductions of memorabilia. Pictorial glazed card covers. 15.00


16951. Hardy, Phil: The Western.

London: Aurum Press, 1999. The Arum Film Encyclopedia. Second edition. 416 pp. 29.5 x 23 cm. An exhaustive history of the Western genre. Appendixes. Bibliography. Index. Pictorial glazed card covers. Unpackaged weight 2,000g. 20.00


16261. Kirkham Film Service, Limited: Catalogue.

Warrington: Kirkham Film Service, Limited, 1930s ? 24 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. "16 mm. Sound and Silent Film Library". Twelve illustrations from then-current films available for hire. Pictorial paper covers. Piece missing from top right of front cover. Some films ticked in list. A rare survivor. 12.50


16232. Kobal, John: 50 Super Stars.

London: Hamlyn, 1974. 160 pp. 44 x 31 cm. Introduction by John Russell Taylor. A glamorous collection of studio stills and posters, mostly in colour. Spiral binding. Almost as new. Note size. Unpackaged weight 1,400g. 25.00


16262. Leigh, Vivien: Vivien Leigh.

Japan?: 1967. 21 x 15 cm. Text in Japanese. Profusely illustrated. ISBN on front cover is not recognized. 20.00


4328. Lingren, Ernest: A Picture History of the Cinema.

London: Vista Books 1960. 28 by 21.5 cms. 160 pp, illustrated, no d.w. v.g. Contains a slip noting that this special edition is available only to full members of the British Film Institute. 12.00


4283. Magall, Martin editor: Preview of 1946.

London, Hollywood Publications 1946. 25.5 by 19.5 cms, no pagination, c. 96 pp. illustrated in colour and monochrome, no d.w. v.g. 10.00


4183. Margrave, Seton. editor: Meet the Film Stars 1934 1935.

London Associated Newspapers n.d. c. 1935. 27.5 by 20 cms.no pagination but c.200 pp. Illustrated with photographs of each star stills from the films and biographical, career details. Photos tinted sepia, blue, green and coloured. In very good fresh condition with only minimal rubbing to part of the edges of the rear board. Norma Shearer is illustrated on the front cover. 30.00


12238. Motion Picture Classic: Motion Picture Classic.

New York: Motion Picture Magazine Vol XI November 1920 No. 3. 106 pp. illustrated, resewn, no spinestrip, colourful cover, a painting of Louise Glaum by Leo Sielke. Articles on all aspects of current cinema. Silent film era magazines are now fairly scarce. In very good condition. 45.00


12233. Motion Picture Magazine: Motion Picture Magazine.

New York: Motion Picture Magazine Vol XX November 1920 No. 10. 129 pp. illustrated, resewn, no spinestrip, colourful cover, a painting of Dorothy Dalton. Articles on all aspects of current cinema. This magazinw was founded in Dec. 1910. Silent film era magazines are now fairly scarce. In very good condition. 45.00


4288. Noble, Peter. editor: Picture Parade Films and Stars of the Year.

London, Burke publishing Co. 1949. 24 by 18 cms. pp.160, illustrated in monochrome and colour, in good condition, no d.w. 10.00


16260. Parish, James Robert: Great Child Stars.

New York: Ace Books, 1976. ix + 271 + iii pp. 18 x 10.5 cm. Twenty-four child stars. Trade paperback in worn card covers. 12.50


16253. Patrick, Bob: Screen Greats Hollywood Nostalgia.

New York: Starlog Press, 1982. 82 pp. 27.5 x 21 cm. Brief articles and lots of photographs, b&w. Slightly worn paper covers. 12.50


12239. Photo-Play Journal: Motion Picture Classic.

New York: Motion Picture Magazine Vol IV October 1920 No. 12. 64 pp. illustrated, resewn, no spinestrip, colourful cover, a painting of Mae Murray by C.F. Millard. Articles on all aspects of current cinema. Silent film era magazines are now fairly scarce. Rear cover repaired otherwise in very good condition. "Due to paper shortage this Oct magazine takes the place of Sept. and Oct." 45.00


12236. Picture-Play Magazine: Picture-Play Magazine America's Favourite Magazine of the Screen.

New York: Motion Picture Magazine Vol XIII November 1920 No. 3. 106 pp. illustrated, resewn, no spinestrip, colourful cover, a painting of Ann May. Photogravure Section of Famous Players. Articles on all aspects of current cinema. Silent film era magazines are now fairly scarce. In very good condition. 45.00


12235. Picture-Play Magazine: Picture-Play Magazine America's Favourite Magazine of the Screen.

New York: Motion Picture Magazine Vol XIII September 1920 No. 1. 106 pp. illustrated, resewn, no spinestrip, colourful cover, a painting of Doris May. Photogravure Section of Famous Players. Articles on all aspects of current cinema. Silent film era magazines are now fairly scarce. In very good condition. 45.00


12234. Picture-Play Magazine: Picture-Play Magazine America's Favourite Magazine of the Screen.

New York: Motion Picture Magazine Vol XIII October 1920 No. 2. 106 pp. illustrated, resewn, no spinestrip, colourful cover, a painting of Constance Binney. Articles on all aspects of current cinema. Silent film era magazines are now fairly scarce. In very good condition. 45.00


12237. Picture-Play Magazine: Picture-Play Magazine America's Favourite Magazine of the Screen.

New York: Motion Picture Magazine Vol XIII December 1920 No. 4. 106 pp. illustrated, resewn, no spinestrip, colourful cover, a painting of Norma Talmadge. Photogravure Section of Famous Players. Articles on all aspects of current cinema. Silent film era magazines are now fairly scarce. Two old tape repairs otherwise in very good condition. 45.00


4308. Ross, J.S.: Stars of the Screen 1934.

London, Herbert Joseph 4th ed.1934. 214 pp, illustrated, v.g. biographies and other useful information such as noms de plume, ages, marraiges etc. 16.50


16254. Sarris, Andrew: The Poster Book of Movie Greats.

London: WH Smith, 1981. (48 pp.) 38.5 x 26.5 cm. Studio stills and brief notices, b&w. Pictorial glazed card covers. Almost new condition. 22.50


4190. The Amalgamated Press: Film Pictorial Annual 1936.

London, Amalgamated Press 1936. 27 by 21 cms. pp.160, illustrated, very little wear, very fresh, good condition. Photographs, film stills, articles. A major 29-page article and photos on Charlie Chaplin's True Love Story, or as an alternative Carole Lombard's introduction to charm. A beautiful cover with a winning photo of Norma Shearer. 30.00


4192. The Amalgamated Press: Film Pictorial Annual 1938.

London, Amalgamated Press 1938. 27 by 21 cms. pp.160, illustrated, wear to boards, minor fraying to cloth spine, internally in good condition. Photographs, film stills, articles. A 12-page article on Boris Karloff and a 21-page feature with photos of Charles Boyer The Romantic Lover. The cover photo is of June Travis. 20.00


4174. The Amalgamated Press: Picture Show Annual for 1940.

London, Amalgamated Press 1939. 27.5 by 21 cms. pp.160, illustrated. Cover illustration is of Madeleine Carroll and Fred MacMurray. A very tight good copy. 30.00


4170. The Amalgamated Press: The Picture Show Annual for 1933.

London, Amalgamated Press 1932. 27.5 by 21 cms. pp.160, illustrated, Cover illustration is of Joseph Schildkraut and Dorothy Bouchier in The Blue Danube... Some wear to the edges of the boards, front joint tender but internally v.g. Total Nostalgia. 30.00


16256. The Amalgamated Press, Ltd: Picture Show Annual for 1941.

London: The Amlgamated Press, Ltd, 1940. 160 pp. 27 x 20.5 cm. Brief articles and lots of photographs, monotone. Pictorial glazed boards. Shook, and backstrip detaching. 30.00


16257. The Amalgamated Press, Ltd: Picture Show Annual for 1942.

London: The Amlgamated Press, Ltd, 1941. 160 pp. 27 x 20.5 cm. Brief articles and lots of photographs, monotone. Pictorial matt boards. Neat inscription on ffep, slight foxing, front gutter split, and wear to front board. 20.00


4336. Wilson, A.E: A.E. Wilson's Movie Review.

London: Ion Hammond n.d. c.1948. 23 by 18 cms. 127 pp, illustrated, no d.w. covers films released in 1947. 10.00

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