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121 Lee, Spike Jungle Fever Presskit
Hollywood Universal Pictures 1991 Presskit Presskit 
A presskit for one of Spike Lee's best films about a black/white love affair that starred Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Lonette McKee, Ruby Dee, Anthony Quinn, John Turturro and in an early role Samuel L. Jackson. LAID IN THE PRESSKIT IS A PORTRAIT OF ANNABELLA SCIORRA THAT HAS BEEN SIGNED BY HER, A SCENE STILL THAT HAS BEEN SIGNED BY WESLEY SNIPES, A LARGE POSTCARD PROMO FOR THE FILM THAT HAS BEEN SIGNED BY SPIKE LEE, A COPY OF JET MAGAZINE WITH THE TWO STARS ON THE COVER, 14 STILLS (SOME ARE DUPLICATES AND 20PGS. OF PUBLICITY MATERIAL. Set in a folder that has a minor tear, and some creases. The individual pieces are all fine. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Mo' Better Blues, Lee, Spike
122 Lee, Spike Mo' Better Blues
Hollywood Universal Studios 1990 Paper Original Paper 
Press kit for Spike Lee's controversial film about musicians which was criticized by some as being anti-Semitic. The kit consists of a folder which houses 4 stills including 4 small nice portraits of Lee + pages of production notes, info. cast & credits & bios. Light creasing to folder corners & edges, the contents are vg+. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Spike Lee Physical Examination and Signed Photograph, Lee, Spike
123 Lee, Spike Spike Lee Physical Examination and Signed Photograph
New York Spike Lee 1990 First Edition Paper 
An original affidvavit of a physical examination given to Spike Lee during the filming of "Jungle Fever" in 1990. Spike Lee has siigned the document with his full original name Sheldon Lee. Rare and unusual. Also included is a reprint portrait of Lee as he appeared in "Do The Right Thing" THAT HAS BEEN SIGNED BY HIM. Light crease to the wide bottom white margin of the photo. Vg. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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124 Lee, Spike Spike Lee's Gotta Have It: Inside Guerrilla Filmmaking
Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A. Fireside/Simon & Schuster 1987 0671644173 / 9780671644178 2nd Printing Paper 
SIGNED BY SPIKE LEE. The journal and production diary with notes for the making of Spike Lee's breakthrough film "She's Gotta Have It." Includes the screenplay and a long interview with Nelson George + some photos. Very tny corner nick to top of cover, which is lightly mirrored to a few pages. Uncommon signed. Near fine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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125 Lee, Spike & Lee, David, Photographs By Malcolm X
New York 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks 1992 First Edition Oversize Paper 
LAID IN THE BOOK ARE TWO PROMOTIONAL POSTCARDS FOR THE FILM, ONE OF WHICH HAS BEEN SIGNED BY SPIKE LEE. Lavish promotional book that was done for Spike Lee's epic filmon the life and times of Malcolm X that starred Denzel Washington in an Oscar nominated performance. Illustrated with 50 striking b&w photos and candids of the making of the film by David Lee. Also includes the Malcolm X eulogy by Ossie Davis. Uncommon. Fine. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Mo' Better Blues, Lee, Spike w. Lisa Jones
126 Lee, Spike w. Lisa Jones Mo' Better Blues
NY Firestone/Simon & Schuster 1990. 067172570X / 9780671725709 
fine. Screenplay & 150 photos for a controversial film that was accused of being anti-semitic. Also interviews & essays. paper orig. edition. Binding is large wraps. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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127 Lee, Spike with Jones, Lisa Uplift The Race, The Construction Of School Daze
Fireside/Simon & Schuster. NY. 1988. 1st paper original 0671644181 / 9780671644185 
SIGNED BY SPIKE LEE ON A BOOKPLATE PASTED ON THE PUBLISHER PG. The screenplay along with the making of the film. Illus. w. many b&w stills + 8pgs. of color stills. Light remainder mark to bottom edge. Vg+. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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By Any Means Necessary. The Trials And Tribulations Of The Making Of Malcolm X, Lee, Spike with Wiley, Ralph Intro.by Terry McMillan
128 Lee, Spike with Wiley, Ralph Intro.by Terry McMillan By Any Means Necessary. The Trials And Tribulations Of The Making Of Malcolm X
New York Hyperion Press 1992. 1992 1562829130 / 9781562829131 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 
LAID IN ARE TWO POSTCARDS: ONE IS A PORTRAIT OF SPIKE LEE AS SHORTY, THE CHARACTER HE PLAYS IN THE FILM, THE 2ND CARD IS THE LOGO FOR THE FILM THAT IS REPRODUCED ON THE COVER OF THE BOOK, BOTH CARDS HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY SPIKE LEE. The making of Lee's well received film that starred Denzel Washington as Malcolm X in a performance that won him a best actor Oscar nomination. Also Inclds. the screenplay + 20 stills & photos on plts. Fine. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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129 Lee, Spike. Photographs By David Lee. Intro. By Spike Lee. Foreword By Melvin Van Peebles Five For Five. The Films Of Spike Lee.
New York Stewart, Tabori & Chang 1991 1556702175 / 9781556702174 1st Paper Edition Oversize Paper 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SPIKE LEE ON THE FRONT ENDSHEET. IN ADDITION NELSON GEORGE ONE OF THE CONTRIBUTORS HAS INSCRIBED AND SIGNED AT THE TOP OF HIS ESSAY ON "DO THE RIGH THING". Striking pictorial on the 1st five films by the controversial black director, whose films have sometimes been accused of being anti-semitic & homophobic. Inclds. written contributions by Nelson George & Terry McMillan among others. Illus. w. 100's of photos, stills & production candids. Laid in is a magazine ad of Spike Lee posing for milk's "where's your mustache? campaign. Both book and ad are fine.  
Price: 125.00 USD
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130 Lee, Spike. With Ralph Wiley. Best Seat In The House. A Basketball Memoir.
New York Crown Pub. 1997 060960029X / 9780609600290 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Bds & Cl. W. Dj. 
SIGNED BY SPIKE LEE. The prolific director on his life & love of the game. 16pgs. of b&w & color photos. Although not an uncommon book, Lee's signature is, and is getting more so. Tiny nick to the top edge of the spine panel, otherwise fine/fine.  
Price: 100.00 USD
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131 Lester, Joan Steinau as Authorized By Eleanor Holmes Norton. Foreword By Coretta Scott King Fire In My Soul
New York Atria Books 2003 0743407873 / 9780743407878 1st Edition Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON AND JOAN STEINAU LESTER. Biography of the U.S. Congresswoman and important civil rights activist. Written by a close friend of 40 years. 16 pgs. of photos. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Fine/fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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John Henry , Lester, Julius, Pinkney, Jerry, Pictures By
132 Lester, Julius, Pinkney, Jerry, Pictures By John Henry
New York Dial Books 1994 0803716060 / 9780803716063 First edition/1st Printing Oversize Illus. glazed Bds. Dj 
SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR OF THE BOOK JERRY PINKNEY. Re-telling of the African-American folk legend and hero with beautiful intricate watercolors. A nicely made book. Fine/fine.  
Price: 75.00 USD
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133 Lewis, Carl with Marx, Jeffrey Inside Track. My Professional Life In Amateur Track & Field.
New York Simon & Schuster 1990 0 671 68937 1 / 9780671689377 1st Printing Bds. & Cl. W. Dj. 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY CARL LEWIS ON THE FRONT ENDSHEET. A premier athlete on his life, his problems with the press and those pesky rumors about him being gay. Lewis recently filed petitions to run as a Democrat for New Jersey State Senate, 24pgs. of photos. Fine/fine 
Price: 40.00 USD
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I'Ve Known Rivers: Lives of Loss and Liberation, Lightfoot, Sara Lawrence
134 Lightfoot, Sara Lawrence I'Ve Known Rivers: Lives of Loss and Liberation
MA. Perseus Books 1994 0201581205 / 9780201581201 First edition/1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY SARA LAWRENCE-LIGHTFOOT. Over 600pg book made up of six portraits of the lives of middle class African Americans from all walks of life. Former owner's signature to the top of the first free page. Nice Romare Bearden dustjacket. Fine/fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Spirit Of Youth Lobby Card, Louis, Joe
135 Louis, Joe Spirit Of Youth Lobby Card
Hollywood Grand National Pictures 1938 Original Lobby Card Lobby Card 
Terrific rare original 11" x 14" lobby card for a forgotten movie that starred the great world heavyweight champ Joe Louis in a fictious account of his life. The card is in full color and features a nice portrait of Louis along with a scene of him at a table in a nightclub with a beautiful woman surrounded by a bevy of showgirls. The card has some edgewear and damp stain also to the bottom edge, and a touch of soiling. Still a vg. card that would look great framed and a marvelous Joe Louis item. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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136 Major, Clarence My Amputations
New York Fiction Collective 1986 0914590960 / 9780914590965 First Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY CLARENCE MAJOR. Novel by the African American author. Artwork on dustjacket by the author. Blurbs by Toni Morrison and Ntozake Shange. Includes the wrap around band for the 1986 Western States Book Awards. Fine/fine. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Jackie Robinson Story, Mann, Arthur
137 Mann, Arthur The Jackie Robinson Story
New York F.j. Low Company 1950 First Printing Digest Paper 
The rare first edition of the movie tie in for "The Jackie Robinson Story." Filmed in 1950 with Robinson playing himself, the cast included a very young Ruby Dee as his wife. The film was directed by Alfred E. Green, the B movie director who had an A moment directing The Al Jolson Story, (this is ironic in itself as Jolson was noted for his black face routines), the screenplay was co-written by Mann. The film has a production design by the Oscar Winning production designer Boris Leven and an other Oscar winner Ernest Laslo did the cinematography. The digest size paperback is illustrted with scenes from the movie on the front cover, and photos of Robinson in sports action on the back cover. Nice portrait of Robinson with facsmile signature on the verso of the back cover. The front cover has an ink price of 5 cents (yeah right) and a ink date stamp, but both are not that glaring. Some minor creases to the back cover. The insides of this very fragile book are vg. with soft soft corner folds to a few pages, and some very light browning to the cheap paper used. Vg. Also included is a nice cloth copy (hardcover) in dustjacket of "Baseball Has Done It." This was published by J. B. Lippincott in 1964 and is a first edition. This is a collection of interviews with Robinson. The book has the owner signature of Bill Fitzgerald the sports writer who has also written I suppose "First Edition". Laid in the book is an official first day cover of the Jackie Robinson stamp from 1982. Fine/fine. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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138 Mann, Michael, Ali, Muhammad Ali the Movie and the Man
New York NewMarket Press 2001 1557045127 / 9781557045126 First edition/1st Printing Oversize cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED ON THE FRONT ENDSHEET BY MUHAMMAD ALI, WILL SMITH AND MICHAEL MANN. Lavish pictorial on the making of the movie along with the screenplay, + text, interviews and more. Well illustrated with 100's of color photos and stills along with historical photos. Light rippling to the edges of the pages, otherwise a vg+ copy in fine dustjacket. Uncommon signed by the three principals. Laid in is a rare 1 pg. program for the musical "Buck White" that starred Muhammad Ali aka Cassius Clay that ran for 7 performances in 1969. Knockout. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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139 Mapp, Edward Black Images In American Films
Brooklyn Albee Square Mall 1992 First Edition Small Paper 
28pg. small exhibition catalog for a showing of 80 film posters from the important collection of Edward C. Mapp documenting the African American experience in American movies from 1930's to the early 90's. Includes text by Mr. Mapp along with 12 small b&w illustrations and a checklist. Uncommon. Fine 
Price: 40.00 USD
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140 Mapp, Edward Blacks In American Films, Today & Yesterday
Scarecrow Press. NJ. 1972. Cl.w/o.dj. as issued. 0810804581 / 9780810804586 
An examination of how blacks have been portrayed in American films from the silents to 1970. 14 stills & biblio. A touch of foxing on bottom edge & former owner's label on pastedowns. Vg. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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