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Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life

By: Adams, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200965


1st printing. Very good. Jacket lightly toned. 2008 Hard Cover. 340 pp. John Adams is one of the most respected and loved of contemporary composers, and he has won his eminence fair and square: he has aimed high, he has addressed life as it is lived now, and he has found a language that makes sense to a wide audience (Alex Ross, The New Yorker). Now, in Hallelujah Junction, he incisively relates his life story, from his childhood to his early studies in classical compo... View more info

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Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned

By: Alda, Alan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Random House: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198938


First edition. Fine. Near fine. 2005 Hard Cover. viii, 224 pp. He’s one of America’s most recognizable and acclaimed actors–a star on Broadway, an Oscar nominee for The Aviator, and the only person to ever win Emmys for acting, writing, and directing, during his eleven years on M*A*S*H. Now Alan Alda has written a memoir as elegant, funny, and affecting as his greatest performances. “My mother didn’t try to stab my father until I was six,” begins Alda’s irr... View more info

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Boulevard of Broken Dreams: The Life, Times, and Legend of James Dean

By: Alexander, Paul

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Viking: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206307


First edition. James Dean postcard laid in. An exceptional copy. 1994 Hard Cover. This is the first biography of James Dean to look beyond the Hollywood-manufactured cliché to the volatile polarities, conflicted sexuality, and childhood trauma of the person himself. James Dean's legendary status as a Hollywood icon is reconsidered in Boulevard of Broken Dreams, which explores the process by which he became the electric and exciting actor who came to stand for a whole ge... View more info

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Pearl: The Obsessions and Passions of Janis Joplin, a Biography

By: Amburn, Ellis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201580


Spine faintly creased, pages toned. 2003 Trade Paperback. xii, 371 pp. Janis Joplin died in 1970 at the age of 27. This edgy talented emotional drifter was as lost as anyone you will meet in either fiction or non-fiction. The singer Janis Joplin's childhood in a backwater Texas town, where her classmates punished her for her individuality, fueled the compulsion to shock which became her hallmark. This account of the forces that drove her through a short, impulsive lif... View more info

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Marilyn Monroe

By: Anderson, Janice

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Crescent: 1988

Seller ID: 2178771


Tiny smudge on front endpaper. No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1988 Large Hardcover. A biography of the legendary actress, loaded with color and b&w photographs. View more info

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Marilyn Monroe: An Appreciation

By: Arnold, Eve

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1987

Seller ID: 2201081


Pages lightly toned. Jacket toned, smudge to jacket front. 1987 Large Hardcover. 141 pp. Over a ten-year period from the early 1950's until shortly before Marilyn Monroe's death - the years in which she went from virtual anonymity to super-stardom - photographer Eve Arnold had six photo sessions with her. And here she has chosen the photographs that best express Marilyn. View more info

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Marilyn Monroe: Photographs Selected from the Files of United Press International/Bettmann

By: Baker, Roger

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Portland House: 1990

Seller ID: 2178784


Light toning to jacket edges. Very Good. 1990 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Biographical information and b&w photographs of the legendary actress. View more info

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Marilyn Monroe

By: Baker, Roger

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Portland House: 1990

Seller ID: 2201080


Pages toned. Jacket toned, light wear to jacket. 1990 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 176 pp. Photographs selected from the files of United Press International/Bettmann. Includes 150 black-and-white photographs. This biography tells Marilyn's story without sensationalism and without exploiting gossip or rumor. It is a detailed, factual account of her life, from her unsettled childhood, when she was moved from foster home to orphanage and ba... View more info

Image for Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum. Comprising His Boyhood, Youth, Vicissitudes of Early Years; His Herculean Struggles, Brilliant Enterprises, Astonishing Successes, Disastrous Losses, Napoleonic Triumphs; His Reception by Kings, Queens, Emperors and Nobility Everywhere; His Genius, Wit, Generosity, Eloquence, Christianity, &c., &c.

Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum. Comprising His Boyhood, Youth, Vicissitudes of Early Years; His Herculean Struggles, Brilliant Enterprises, Astonishing Successes, Disastrous Losses, Napoleonic Triumphs; His Reception by Kings, Queens, Emperors and Nobility Everywhere; His Genius, Wit, Generosity, Eloquence, Christianity, &c., &c.

By: Benton, Joel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Edgewood Publishing Company.: 1891

Seller ID: 2174907


Boards stained and warped, edges of a few pages lightly stained. 1891 Hard Cover. 621 pp. 8vo. A biography of the showman most well-known for the circus he promoted, but also notorious for celebrity hoaxes. He was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and politician. Illustrations throughout. View more info

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Milton Berle: An Autobiography

By: Berle, Milton; Frankel, Haskel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263602


1st printing. Jacket lightly toned. 1974 Hard Cover. vii, 337 pp. When Milton Berle died in the Spring of 2002, THE NEW YORK TIMES declared that the legendary comic may have had a more profound influence on our way of life than some presidents or Nobel Prize winners. This landmark memoir, as startling today as it was when it was first published, reveals the life and times of the man known affectionately to millions as Uncle Miltie. Told with unflinching candor, here is o... View more info

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Marilyn: Images by Hollywood's Great Glamour Photographer

By: Bernard, Susan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boxtree: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2178776


First Edition. Light scuffing to rear jacket. Very Good. 1993 Large Hardcover. usan Bernard has released two books about Marilyn from her father's collection of photographs he took of her. A lot of these are absolutely gorgeous. Some actually are unseen, a rare treat for any Marilyn fan. View more info

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The Woman I Was Born to Be: My Story

By: Boyle, Susan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Atria: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208245


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2010 Hard Cover. In April 2009, a modest middle-aged woman from a village in Scotland was catapulted to global fame when the YouTube video of her audition for Britain’s Got Talent touched the hearts of millions all over the world. From singing karaoke in local pubs to a live performance with an eighty-piece orchestra in Japan’s legendary Budokan Arena and a record-breaking debut album, Susan Boyle has become an international supe... View more info

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How to Talk Dirty and Influence People: An Autobiography

By: Bruce, Lenny; Bogosian, Eric

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Fireside: 1992

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201214


Pages toned. 1992 Trade Paperback. xv, 188 pp. How to Talk Dirty and Influence People is an autobiography by Lenny Bruce, an American satirist and comedian, who died in 1966 at age 40 of a drug overdose. At the request of Hugh Hefner and with the aid of Paul Krassner, Bruce wrote the work in serialized format for Playboy in 1964 and 1965. Shortly thereafter it was released as a novel by Playboy Publishing. The book details the course of his career, which began in the la... View more info

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Johnny Carson

By: Bushkin, Henry

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Eamon Dolan Book/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2013

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2265363


Fourth printing. A fine copy. 2013 Hard Cover. 294 pp. From 1962 until 1992, Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show and permeated the American consciousness. In the '70s and '80s he was the country's highest-paid entertainer and its most enigmatic. He was notoriously inscrutable, as mercurial (and sometimes cruel) off-camera as he was charming and hilarious onstage. During the apex of his reign, Carson's longtime lawyer and best friend was Henry Bushkin, who now shows us... View more info

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My Wild Life: An Autobiography

By: Chipperfield, Jimmy

Price: $3.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1532437


First edition. Includes original jacket. Black marker on front endpaper, jacket rubbed & toned. Good. 1976 Hard Cover. 219 pp. Section of photographs. The autobiography of a man born into the traveling circus life. CONTENTS: 1. Circus Family; 2. On the Road Again; 3. Wild Animals; 4. One-Day Tenting; 5. Building Up; 6. Fighter Pilot; 7. The Big Show; 8. Casting About; 9. Animal Catching; 10. The Idea of the Parks; 11. The Parks in Action; 12. Branching Out; 13. Animal Fa... View more info

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Kubrick

By: Ciment, Michel

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205910


First American edition. Jacket a bit toned, top page ridge faintly foxed. 1982 Large Hardcover. 236 pp. If Stanley Kubrick had made only 2001: A Space Odyssey or Dr. Strangelove, his cinematic legacy would have been assured. But from his first feature film, Fear and Desire... Kubrick created an accomplished body of work unique in its scope, diversity, and artistry, and by turns both lauded and controversial. Film critic Michel Ciment provides an insightful examinat... View more info

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Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper -- A Memoir

By: Cody, Diablo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Gotham Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260592


First edition. Spine ends lightly pushed. 2006 Hard Cover. 212 pp. 8vo. First book by the writer of the screenplay for the Academy-Award-winning film Juno starring Ellen Page & Michael Cera. Diablo Cody was twenty-four years old when she decided there had to be more to life than typing copy at an ad agency. On a whim, she performed at amateur night at Minneapolis's seedy Skyway Lounge. She didn't win a prize that night, but she discovered that stripping delivered a rush ... View more info

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The Films of Marilyn Monroe

By: Conway, Michael; Ricci, Mark

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Citadel: 1968

Seller ID: 2178808


Rubbing to wrappers, edge wear. 1968 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A film-by-film overview of the career of the legendary actress. View more info

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The Complete Films of Marilyn Monroe

By: Conway, Michael; Ricci, Mark

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Citadel: 1986

Seller ID: 2178803


Light edge wear. 1986 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. The Complete Films of Marilyn Monroe is an excellent resource for those fascinated by Marilyn and her movies. It is introduced with a copy of the touching tribute Lee Strasberg delivered at Marilyn's funeral, which in turn is followed by two high-quality essays. View more info

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The Films of Marilyn Monroe

By: Conway, Michael; Ricci, Mark; Strasberg, Lee; Harris, Mark

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Citadel Press: 1964

Seller ID: 2201066


Pages toned. One inch tear to jacket front, one inch tear to jacket spine, one and a half inch tear to jacket rear, jacket edges heavily rubbed, jacket toned. 1964 Large Hardcover. 160 pp. Edited by Michael Conway and Mark Ricci, with a Tribute by Lee Strasberg and an Introductory Essay by Mark Harris. Each film is represented in this book with a synopsis, cast, technical credits, contemporary reviews, and photographs. View more info

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Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun-Ra, El Saturn and Chicago's Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-68

By: Corbett, John; Elms, Anthony; Kapsalis, Terri

Price: $120.00

Publisher: WhiteWalls: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195258


First edition - a paperback original. An exceptional copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. Philosopher, Afro-futurist, and jazz legend Sun Ra (1914–93) constructed much of his complicated public persona during his sojourn in Chicago in the mid-1950s. Working with a still-shadowy underground fraternal organization, Ra amassed a library of books on the occult, Egyptology, race studies, Theosophy, and religion—all in service of drawing elliptical connections between thes... View more info

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Elvis: The Army Years, 1958-1960

By: Corvino, Nick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Green Valley Record Store: 1978

Seller ID: 1852524


1978 Trade Paperback. 93 pp. A dramatization of Elvis' years in the United States Army. Complete with 16 pages of black-and-white photos. View more info

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The Letters of Noel Coward

By: Coward, Noel; Day, Barry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2009

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2207858


1st printing. Spine creased, very faint stain to rear wrapper. 2009 Trade Paperback. xii, 780 pp. Lavishly illustrated and annotated, this first and definitive collection of letters to and from Coward provides a divine portrait of an age, from the Blitz to the Ritz and beyond. The incomparable Noël Coward loved to correspond with friends, enemies, the famous and infamous, the talented and the powerful, including Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo, Laurence O... View more info

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Metallica: The Frayed Ends of Metal

By: Crocker, Chris

Price: $5.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1993

Seller ID: 2201595


Two creases to rear wrapper, pages toned. 1993 Trade Paperback. x, 225 pp. Metallica, the frayed ends of sanity. Heavy Metal's most influential voice. With their cross-bred cacophony of punk's jagged anger and rock and roll's monolithic muscle, they've blown apart the temple doors of the once-sacred Top Ten. Their hurricane mosaic of guitar riffs and feverish lyrics has left America gasping for more from these titans of thrash. They've done it all on their own terms, ... View more info

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Marilyn at Twentieth Century Fox

By: Crown, Lawrence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Comet: 1990

Seller ID: 2178794


Light edge wear to jacket. Very Good. 1990 Large Hardcover. Loads of behind-the-scenes photographs of the legendary actress and much more! View more info

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Marilyn at Twentieth Century Fox

By: Crown, Lawrence

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Comet Books: 1987

Seller ID: 2201079


Pages faintly toned. Multiple crease to jacket rear. 1987 Large Hardcover. 211 pp. Discusses her years at Twentieth-Century Fox, where she made twenty-one of her thirty films and traces her career from 1948 to 1962. View more info

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James Dean: The Mutant King: A Biography

By: Dalton, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1983

Seller ID: 2205829


Very faint small stain to top page ridge. 1983 Trade Paperback. 361 pp. This is the book that restarted the James Dean cult by celebrating him as the cool, defiant visionary of pop culture who made adolescence seem heroic instead of awkward and who defined the style of rock ’n’ roll’s politics of delinquency. The only book to fully show how deliberately and carefully Dean crafted his own image and performances, and the product of still unequaled research, vivid wr... View more info

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Marilyn, Mon Amour: The Private Album of Andre de Dienes, Her Preferred Photographer

By: De Dienes, Andre

Price: $12.00

Publisher: St. Martin's: 1985

Seller ID: 2178767


Light edge wear to jacket. Very Good. 1985 Large Hardcover. Stunning b&w photographs of the legendary actress. View more info

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Rocking My Life Away: Writing about Music and Other Matters

By: DeCurtis, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Duke University Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203606


First edition. A fine copy. Crease to front jacket flap. 1998 Hard Cover. xviii, 348 pp. Rocking My Life Away represents nearly twenty years of writing by one of the premier critics of popular music in America today. In these pieces from Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and other publications, Anthony DeCurtis reveals his ongoing engagement with rock & roll as artistic forum, source of personal inspiration, and compelling site of cultural struggle. Including signifi... View more info

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The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider's Diary of the Beatles, Their Million Dollar Apple Empire and Its Wild Rise and Fall

By: DiLello, Richard

Price: $60.00

Publisher: A Playboy Press Book: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206814


First edition. A nice copy. Near fine. Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor tears. 1972 Hard Cover. x, 325 pp. The Longest Cocktail Party is one man's account of the history of the Beatles' company Apple Corps, the break-up of the Beatles, and the beginning of their solo careers. The title is a reference to the press office's habit of entertaining members of the media, and the company's potential business partners, with expensive drinks, luncheons and perks – which ult... View more info