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Workers Theatre - Vol.I, No.12 (March, 1932)
New York: United Workers Theatres of New York, 1932. First Edition. Scarce publication by the United Workers Theatres of New York, who worked in conjunction with the Workers Laboratory Theatre of the W.I.R. and the Prolet-Buehne, a German agitprop troupe. Contents include advertising for the First National Workers Theatre Conference...
[Item #25179]
Price: $250.00
 
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Souvenir Program: Cheryl Crawford Presents George Gershwin & Du Bose Heyward's Porgy and Bess
(New York): (Al Greenstone), (1942). First Edition. Attractive souvenir program for Cheryl Crawford's successful revival of Porgy and Bess at the Majestic Theatre, starring Etta Moten and William Franklin in the title roles. The production ran for 284 performances from January to September, 1942. Quarto. Original pictorial wrappers; (14pp); illus...
[Item #14626]
Price: $40.00
 
Souvenir Program: Cheryl Crawford Presents George Gershwin & Du Bose Heyward's Porgy and Bess
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Don't Drink the Water
New York: Random House, 1967. First Edition. First printing. Octavo; cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 112pp. Book is fine, with red top-stain even and unfaded. Jacket price-clipped, gently sunned on spine and a little toned at edges; "10/67" code present at base of front flap, still VG+. Allen's first book, a dramatic...
[Item #21549]
Price: $350.00
 
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Annual Catalogue. American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Empire Theatre Dramatic School, founded by Franklin H. Sargent [...] Fifity-first year, 1935-1936
[New York: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, 1935]. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original tan wrappers printed in brown, yapp edges; 69pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece, 7 plates. A hint of oxidization to binding staples, else Fine.
[Item #26781]
Price: $30.00
 
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Films for Labor
Washington DC: AFL - Department of Education, 1955. Uncommon trade catalogue, issued annually by the A.F. of L. beginning in 1951 (this is the fourth annual issue), advertising films and filmstrips for use at union meetings and organizing rallies. Subjects range from pedagogical and training shorts, to strike documentaries, to...
[Item #25254]
Price: $125.00
 
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Anarchists in Films
Portland: First International Symposium on Anarchism, 1980. First Edition. Quarto (28cm). Side-stapled mimeographed pamphlet; 15pp; illus. Fine. Issued as a working paper at the First International Symposium on Anarchism at Lewis & Clark College, February, 1980.
[Item #15531]
Price: $25.00
 
Anarchists in Films
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Anathema: A Tragedy in Seven Scenes. Authorized translation by Herman Bernstein
New York: Macmillan, 1910. First Edition. Standard English translation of Andreyev's freethought drama, an updating of the Faust legend in which the Faust role is given to a unprepossessing Russian-Jewish shopkeeper. Interestingly, the play's premier in America was produced in Yiddish, at the Lipzin Theater in The Bowery, the Yiddish...
[Item #23642]
Price: $40.00
 
Anathema: A Tragedy in Seven Scenes. Authorized translation by Herman Bernstein
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Ratfink's Hollywood
New York: Kanrom, 1964. First Edition. Collection of cartoons unflatteringly adorned with the heads of unnamed Hollywood celebrities. Not in OCLC as of January, 2015. The record for another collection published by Kanrom, Doctor Ratfink, M.D., lists a Richard Miller and Viola Ilma as the co-authors. Slim quarto (27cm.); original...
[Item #25136]
Price: $40.00
 
Ratfink's Hollywood
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Mit Flugzeug, Faltboot und Filmkamera in den Eisfjorden Grönlands. Ein Bericht über die Universal Dr. Fanck Grönlandsexpedition
Berlin: Drei Masken Verlag, 1933. First Edition. Account of a filmmaking expedition to Greenland that resulted in the American-German co-production S.O.S. Eisberg (American title: S.O.S. Iceberg), released in 1934 and starring Leni Riefenstahl. With numerous photographic illustrations (cyan-tinted halftones) and a section of line diagrams at rear. Octavo. Gray cloth...
[Item #16511]
Price: $50.00
 
Mit Flugzeug, Faltboot und Filmkamera in den Eisfjorden Grönlands. Ein Bericht über die Universal Dr. Fanck Grönlandsexpedition
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From the Earth to the Moon
New Haven: Privately Printed, 1958. First Thus. 12mo (16cm.); original plain and tan double wrappers, French flaps, decorative plate printed on grey stock mounted to upper wrapper; unpaged; illus. Fine. "Printed for the Lunar friends of Richard Gimbel" - colophon. Publication of a letter written by Benet to Richard Halliday...
[Item #26708]
Price: $20.00
 
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[Text in Yiddish] Eyn un Tsvantsik Un-Eyer: 22 Ophandlungen Vegn di Umgebrakhte Yidishe Artistn in Ershtn Yor Fun der Natsi-Hershaft in Vilne, 1941-1942 = Twenty One and One (Ein Un Zwanzig un Einer): About Twenty-One Yiddish Actors Murdered by the Nazis in Vilna, 1941-1942
[Nyu York: Vilner farlag], 1962. First Edition. Brief biographies of prominent Lithuanian actors who were killed in the Holocaust. Collection originally "Prepared for the Ghetto Publishing Co. Vilna, 1942," although appears to have not made it into print until 20 years later. Text almost entirely in Yiddish. Includes a preface...
[Item #24170]
Price: $60.00
 
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The Stations of the Cross
[New York: Bread and Puppet Theater]: (N.d. Bread and Puppet Theatre was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City's Lower East Side. At first, Schumann and his colleagues built large-scale rod and hand puppets and put on shows for children, with themes running from rent and rats...
[Item #19947]
Price: $400.00
 
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Poems on the Theatre. Translated by John Berger and Anna Bostock
London: Scorpion Press, 1961. First Edition. Octavo; stiff card wrappers; 22pp. Wrappers toned and lightly soiled; text fresh and unmarked; Very Good to Near Fine.
[Item #18795]
Price: $25.00
 
Poems on the Theatre. Translated by John Berger and Anna Bostock
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Schriften zum Theater. 7 vols [complete]
Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1963. First Edition. I: 1918-1933. Augsburger Theaterkritiken, etc. II: 1918-1933. Aus Notizbuchern; Uber Film; Uber Kritik; etc. III: 1933-1947. Uber eine nichtaristotelische Dramatik, etc. IV: 1933-1947. Uber den Beruf des Shauspielers; Der Galilee des Laughton; etc. V: 1937-1951. Der Missingkauf; Gedichte aus dem Messingkauf; etc. VI: 1947-1956. Antigonemodell;...
[Item #10794]
Price: $100.00
 
Schriften zum Theater. 7 vols [complete]
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The Last Words of Dutch Schultz: A Fiction in the Form of a Film Script
New York: Richard Seaver Book, Viking Press, [1975]. First Edition. Experimental novel based on the police transcript of the last twenty-four hours of Dutch Schultz (a.k.a. German Jewish-American mobster Arthur Flegenheimer), who was gunned down in Newark in 1935 and remained in a state of delirium until his death twenty-four...
[Item #21432]
Price: $50.00
 
The Last Words of Dutch Schultz: A Fiction in the Form of a Film Script
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Kid Tinsel
New York: D. Appleton-Century Co. 1941. First Edition. A presentable, Very Good copy of possibly the scarcest of Cohen's many books, a hardboiled novel of the boxing underworld. It is one of Cohen's few ventures outside of Black dialect fiction and to our knowledge his only foray into fistiana. The...
[Item #11308]
Price: $500.00
 
Kid Tinsel
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Meet The People - Souvenir Program From the 1940 Traveling Production by the Hollywood Theatre Alliance
Los Angeles: Hollywood Theatre Alliance, [1940]. Original program for this 1940 stage revue, aimed at extolling the virtues and power of the American "common man" at the end of the Great Depression. Though usually described as a "patriotic" production, the show's book was co-written by a decidedly left-of-center team of...
[Item #15987]
Price: $150.00
 
Meet The People - Souvenir Program From the 1940 Traveling Production by the Hollywood Theatre Alliance
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Hair o' the Chine: A Documentary Film Script [Limited Edition, Signed]
Columbia, SC: Bruccoli Clark, [1979]. First Edition. Limited to 500 copies of which this is no. 36. Large, slim quarto (28.5cm.); original tan marbled gilt-lettered paper over brown cloth in original acetate dust jacket, matching marbled endpapers; frontispiece and full-page illustrations by Robin McDonald printed in brown. Closed tear to...
[Item #21160]
Price: $150.00
 
Hair o' the Chine: A Documentary Film Script [Limited Edition, Signed]
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The Pigeon Shoot: A Screenplay [Limited Edition, Signed]
Santa Barbara: Neville, 1987. First Edition. An original screenplay by Crumley, written at the behest of a group of Mexican investors with the intent of producing it for Don Emilio Fernandez (though it never came to pass). Limited Issue, one of 350 numbered copies signed by the author, this being...
[Item #22904]
Price: $125.00
 
The Pigeon Shoot: A Screenplay [Limited Edition, Signed]
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Drama in Wartime Russia
New York: National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, [1943]. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original pictorial staplebound wrappers; 48pp.; 2 leaves of photographic illus. printed on rectos and versos. Light wear, else Very Good or better.
[Item #26835]
Price: $75.00
 
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Arthur Hammerstein Presents "The End of St. Petersburg." The Russian Film Classic Directed by W.J. Pudowkin
New York: (Arthur Hammerstein), (1928). Souvenir program produced for the American premiere of Vsevolod Pudovkin's groundbreaking "Konets Sankt-Peterburga" (The End of St. Petersburg). Strikingly-illustrated cover utilizing photo-montage; illustrated throughout with still images from the film, including a center spread in montage. In this film, commissioned by the Bolshevik Central Committee...
[Item #11918]
Price: $200.00
 
Arthur Hammerstein Presents "The End of St. Petersburg." The Russian Film Classic Directed by W.J. Pudowkin
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The Cassava Ghost (A Play in Three Acts)
Benin City (Nigeria): Ethiope Publishing Corporation, 1973. First Edition. Revolutionary play based on the Aba riot of 1929, dealing with "a women's revolt in the mythical city of Nagase in which a colonial power is overthrown [...] the author's progressive intention is weakened by [his] essentially romantic conception of leadership...
[Item #23587]
Price: $50.00
 
The Cassava Ghost (A Play in Three Acts)
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Laugh and Live
New York: Britton Publishing Company, [1917]. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); original cloth in white photographically illustrated dust jacket; [2],190pp.; photographic frontispiece and 17 plates. A few shallow losses to dust jacket not affecting text, additional quite large closed tears to upper and rear panel; endpapers heavily foxed, else interior Near...
[Item #22046]
Price: $50.00
 
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A Peculiar Treasure [Limited Edition, Signed]
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1939. First Edition. Limited to an unspecified number of which this is no. 92. Large octavo (23.5cm.); original black cloth-backed decorative boards, top edge gilt, paper spine label printed in gilt; with original blue paper-covered slip case, decorative plate mounted to upper cover; ix,[3],398pp.;...
[Item #22062]
Price: $225.00
 
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American Beauty [Limited Edition, Signed]
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1931. First Edition. Limited to 150 copies of which this is no. 10. Large octavo (24cm.); original tan pictorial cloth, upper cover and spine embossed in gilt; in original blue paper-cover slipcase; [2],viii,[2],313pp.; woodcut decorations by Ruzicka printed in brick red throughout. Fine in...
[Item #22061]
Price: $250.00
 


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