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Books Into Film

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The Great White Hope, Sackler, Howard
121 Sackler, Howard The Great White Hope
New York Dial Press 1968 First edition/1st Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
Play based on the career of Jack Johnson who in 1908 became the first Negro heavyweight boxing champion of the world. The play won the 1969 Tony Award for best play along with The Pulitzer Prize and several other awards. James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander also won Tonys and repeated their roles for the film version and both were nominated for acting Oscars. Copyright sticker on the copyright pg. Minute rubbing to the dustjacket which is common to this book and a tiny touch of chipping to the edge and a tiny short tear also to the top edge. Fine/near fine 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Human Comedy , Saroyan, William
122 Saroyan, William The Human Comedy
New York Harcourt Brace & Co. 1943 First Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
Saroyan's sweetly sentimental novel about a family during world war II. Made into a nice film directed by Clarence Brown that starred Mickey Rooney who received a best Oscar nomination for his performance. Illustrated with drawings by Don Freeman along with full color wrap around dustjacket art by him. Price clipped. and very minute light dj. wear, including tiny chipping to bottom and top of spine panel, small tear to the bottom of the back panel, and some very minor toning to the pastedowns due to the age of the binders glue. Fine/vg.  
Price: 250.00 USD
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123 Sartre, Jean-paul, Rand, Paul The Condemned Of Altona
New York Vintage Books 1963 First Vintage Paperback Paperback 
Paperback edition of the play by Satre with a beautiful cover design by the great graphic designer Paul Rand. The play was made into a film in 1963 directed by Vittorio DeSica and starring Sophia Loren, it was a big flop. This is a fine unread copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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124 Saviano, Roberto Gomorrah
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux, LLC 2007 100374165270 First American Edition/1st Printing Boards with Dustjacket 
The true first American edition of the famous investigation into Naples' organized crime system. Made into a well regarded film a few years back. A superb copy. Fine/fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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125 Selby, Hubert Jr. Introduction By Anthony Burgess Last Exit To Brooklyn
London Calder & Boyars 1968 Second Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
Landmark brutal novel by Selby that has stood the test of time. This is the British post-trial edition. Made into a powerful film in 1989. Light wear to the dustjacket, some minor creases and chipping along with a damp stain to the top of the white back panel of the dustjacket and front and back flaps. The insides of the book are fine. Fine/vg. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Frankenstein., Shelley, Mary. Illustrated By Tom Barling
126 Shelley, Mary. Illustrated By Tom Barling Frankenstein.
NY Grosset & Dunlap. 1976. 0448126389 / 9780448126388 
fine/Very tiny wear to pts. of wrap. An abridged illustrated edition of the great novel. Handsome book w. bold full color illus. by Tom Barling. 1st Am. ed. Binding is large wraps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Frankenstein , Shelley,Mary Edited & illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker
127 Shelley,Mary Edited & illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker Frankenstein
NY Potter/Crown Pub. 1976. 0517516977 / 9780517516973 1st Paper Edition Oversize Paper 
Handsome illus. ed. of the great Victorian Gothic horror tale. Nicely illus. w. 64 b&w drawings & 50 beautiful color illus. Very soft faint crease to back cover, which is lightly mirrored to a few pgs. Vg+  
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Big Fix, Simon, Roger L.
128 Simon, Roger L. The Big Fix
San Francisco Straight Arrow Books 1973 0879320486 / 9780879320485 1st Printing Paper Original Paper 
An original paper mystery novel featuring private investigator Moses Wine. Made into a movie in 1974 that starred Richard Dreyfuss. Nice full color artwork by David Byrd. Tiny touch of wear to the covers. Near fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Donovan's Brain, Siodmak, Curt
129 Siodmak, Curt Donovan's Brain
New York Bantam Books 1950 1st Paperback Edition Paperback 
The 1st paperback edition of the famous tale about a scientist whose will is taken over by the brain of a devious mean millionaire who uses the scientist to murder his enemies. Filmed several times, the most famous being the 1953 version that starred Lew Ayres & Nancy Davis before she married you know who. Nice color lurid artwork cover that has a faint crease where the book was opened, a tiny scratch and a small bookstore stamp on the 1st pg. Vg. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Spiral Staircase Original Lobby Card, Siodmak, Robert
130 Siodmak, Robert The Spiral Staircase Original Lobby Card
New York RKO Radio Pictures 1946 Original Lobby Card Large Paper 
Very nice original 11" x 14" color tinted lobby card for a good suspense thriller about a young mute woman and a killer on the loose who murders young women who have imperfections in their mental or physical abilities. The film was expertly directed by Robert Siodmak with a terrific cast including Dorothy McGuire who is pictured on the card with Kent Smith, Ethel Barrymore (Oscar nom.) and George Brent, Rhonda Fleming and the great Sara Allgood and the great Elsa Lancaster. Moody and beautifully photographed, the film even today is hignly regarded. An especially lovely lobby card. Very light wear. Vg. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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131 Smith, Zadie White Teeth
New York Random House 2000 0375501851 / 9780375501852 Advance Reader's Edition Paper 
ADVANCE READER'S EDITION. Well received 1st novel by Zadie Smith about working class Brits. The fragile white covers are in fine condition.  
Price: 75.00 USD
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132 Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. Screenplay & Intro. By Harwood, Ronald The Making Of One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich.
New York Ballantine Books 1971 345022955125 1st Paperback Edition Paperback 
Inclds. the complete novel + the screenplay & material on the making of the film that starred Tom Courtenay. 16pgs. of stills. Vg. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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133 Southern,Terry & Claxton, William The Joiurnal Of The Loved One. The Production Log Of A Motion Picture
New York City Random House 1965 First Printing Paper 
The making of the black comedy that was based on Evelyn Waugh's novel about Los Angeles and the funeral industry. Panned when first released it has since developed a cult following. Notable for the screenplay co written by Terry Southern and Christopher Isherwood and the all star cast. Direction by Tony Richardson who had just won a best directing Oscar for Tom Jones. Illustrated with 137 photographs and candids by the noted Jazz photographer William Claxton. One small stain of some kind to one page, maybe caused in the binding, because this appears to be an unread copy which is otherwise in near fine condition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Monkey Shines, Stewart, Michael
134 Stewart, Michael Monkey Shines
New York, New York, U.S.A. Freundlich Books 1983. 1983 0881910015 / 9780881910018 
vg+/vg+. Novel about a crippled athlete & a laboratory monkey who learns to do his will. Filmed by George Romero. 1st print. edition. Binding is 
Price: 10.00 USD
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135 Suzuki, Koji Ring
New York Vertical Inc, 2003 1932234004 / 9781932234008 First American Edition Boards with Acetate Dustjacket 
A superb copy with the acetate dustjacket in perfect condition for a horror novel that was first made into a film in Japan and then remade in this country. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Fine/fine 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Pianist, Szpilman, Wladyslaw
136 Szpilman, Wladyslaw The Pianist
London Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1999 057506708 X / 9780575067080 First British Edition/First Printing Cloth with Dustjacket 
Haunting memoir of Szpilman who survived the Nazi horror by hiding among the ruins of Warsaw. Illustrated with 4 photos. Made into the moving Roman Polanski film that won 3 unexpected Oscars including the best actor award for Adrian Brody's moving performance as Szpilman. Fine/fine. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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The Player, Tolkin, Michael
137 Tolkin, Michael The Player
NY Atlantic Monthly Press 1988. 0871132281 / 9780871132284 
vg+/vg+. Novel about Hollywood that was the basis for Robert Altman's well received 1992 film. Tiny remainder mark on bott. edge. 1st print. edition. Binding is 
Price: 50.00 USD
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138 Tryon, Thomas Crowned Heads
NY Knopf Pub. 1976. 
vg/vg/book plt. old ink mark on pastedown. Light dj.wear. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY TRYON. Coll. of stories about fictional movie stars,one of which Fedora was filmed by Billy Wilder. book club ed. Binding is 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Witches Of Eastwick, Updike, John
139 Updike, John The Witches Of Eastwick
NY Knopf Pub. 1984. 394537602 
vg+/vg+/frnt. flap has soft crease, 1 tiny damp spot top of cloth. Updike's novel about witches in suburbia filmed w. Jack Nicholson & Cher. A troubled production & unsuccessful film. Tiny mend to pt. 1st trade ed. Binding is cl.w.d j. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Canary Murder Case, Van Dine, S.S.
140 Van Dine, S.S. The Canary Murder Case
NY Scribner's & Sons 1927. 
vg+/vg/lght. dj. wear. chip. sm. mends. owner sig. pastedown. Photoplay for W. Powell movie that also featured a dubbed Louise Brooks. Bck.wrap. has nice art deco design + 3 stills. movie tie in edition. Binding is 
Price: 75.00 USD
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