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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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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
 
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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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[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 Duplex: A Black Love Fable in Four Movements
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1971. First Edition. Octavo (22cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 166pp. Fine and unmarked in clean dustwrapper, Near Fine but for some bubbling to laminate on front panel. Bullins's third book, a four-act fable written in dramatic form. Bullins perhaps the best-known playwright to emerge from...
[Item #25035]
Price: $75.00
 
The Duplex: A Black Love Fable in Four Movements
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Four Dynamite Plays
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1971. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 179pp. Fine in a brilliant, unfaded dustjacket. The Obie-winning playwright's fifth book. Collects four one-act plays: "It Bees Dat Way," "Death List," "The Pig Pen," and "Night of the Beast." Uncommon in this condition.
[Item #25042]
Price: $50.00
 
Four Dynamite Plays
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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
 
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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
 
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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 Hand of the Potter
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1918. First edition. Rodick was a lawyer and historian who published several books on legal subjects. He is not mentioned in Swanberg's biography of Dreiser, but there is evidence in the Dreiser papers at U. Penn that Rodick at one time attempted to publish a....
[Item #11290]
Price: $950.00
 
The Hand of the Potter
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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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Antisemitische Filmpropaganda
Munich: Verlag Dokumentation, 1971. First Edition. Octavo. Laminated cloth boards; 367pp. Mild external rubbing and soil; internally clean, tight and unmarked; Very Good.
[Item #16237]
Price: $25.00
 
Antisemitische Filmpropaganda
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Catalogue of Forbidden German Feature and Short Film Productions Held in Zonal Film Archives of Film Section, INformation Services Division, Control Commission for Germany, (BE)
Trowbridge: Flicks Books, 1996. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 198pp. Fine and unmarked in unworn jacket; a fine, as-new copy.
[Item #16232]
Price: $48.00
 
Catalogue of Forbidden German Feature and Short Film Productions Held in Zonal Film Archives of Film Section, INformation Services Division, Control Commission for Germany, (BE)
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The Film Minister: Goebbels and the Cinema in the "Third Reich"
Stuttgart: Edition Axel Menges, 2000. First Edition. Quarto (30cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 215pp; illus. Reviewer's copy, with page corners turned down and discrete ink underlining to single lines on three pages. Else as-new.
[Item #16241]
Price: $25.00
 
The Film Minister: Goebbels and the Cinema in the "Third Reich"
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Sterilisation und Euthanasie im Film des "Dritten Reiches." Nationalsozialistische Propaganda in ihrer Beziehung zu rassenhygienischen Massnahmen des NS-Staates
Husum: Matthiesen Verlag, 1987. First Edition. Octavo. Printed stiff card wrappers; 328pp. Mild external dusting; internally clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good copy. Text entirely in German.
[Item #16233]
Price: $60.00
 
Sterilisation und Euthanasie im Film des "Dritten Reiches." Nationalsozialistische Propaganda in ihrer Beziehung zu rassenhygienischen Massnahmen des NS-Staates


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