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La Machine Infernale, Cocteau, Jean
41 Cocteau, Jean La Machine Infernale
Bernard Grasset Pub. Paris. 1970. 1st paperback. Paperback 
TEXT IN FRENCH. Cocteau's play with nice full color artwork on front wrap. Vg+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Les Parents Terribles, Cocteau, Jean. New Translation By Jeremy Sams. Introduction By Simon Callow.
42 Cocteau, Jean. New Translation By Jeremy Sams. Introduction By Simon Callow. Les Parents Terribles
London Nick Hern Books 1995 1854592564 / 9781854592569 Reprint Edition Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
A new translation of Cocteau's play that was produced on Broadway under the title "Indiscretions." Fine/fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Green Pastures Souvenir Programs, Connelly, Marc
43 Connelly, Marc The Green Pastures Souvenir Programs
New York Laurence Rivers 1930 Programs Large Paper 
Two large souvenir programs from the Pulitzer Prize Play that Connelly based on a volume of Southern sketches called. "Ole Man Adam an' His Chilun." The programs include the rare original 32 pg. program from the 1930 production that was a big hit running for 640 performances. Unfortunately the program is lacking the I'm sure beautiful covers, and the title pg. of the program has a long corner piece missing that cuts into the text on the verso. The back pg. has chipping along the bottom edge and the edges and there are a few small margin chips to several pgs., but otherwise the rest of the book is vg. Illustrated with many nice photos from the play, which are printed in sepia. The 2nd program is 20pgs. and is from the 1935 production that ran for 71 performances. This program is printed with very nice covers in green and purple with nice Art Deco design which has a smalll faint touch of sun fading to the back. Also nice 1st pg. This production as well as the 1930 production starred Richard B. Harrison who made his Broadway debut at 66 with The Green Pastures, and died shortly after the 1935 production. Also nicely illustrated. Also included are 7 original vintage 8" x 10" publicity stills that feature artwork interpretations from the film version of the play that I assume were for publicity in newspapers + 1 original scene still. All the stills are sepia in tone from aging and one still has a tiny tear to the top white margin otherwise they are vg. and quite scarce. And finally we include a fine 1st edition paper copy of the screenplay that was published in 1979 by The University Of Wisconsin Press. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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44 Conrad, Christine Jerome Robbins, That Broadway Man, That Ballet Man
London Booth-clibborn Editions 2000 1861541732 / 9781861541734 First Edition 
Stunning book on the life and career of the great choreographer-dancer & director of many great musicals and ballets who had a very troubled life. This book focuses on his artistic achievements with some text and 100's of terrific photographs including some in color. Laid in is a nice 16pg. brochure with photos and text from a recent exhibition of his career that was held at Lincoln Center, and an original playbill from the original production of West Side Story which is from later in the run, with most of the original cast. Small ink date on the cover. Fine/vg. Also laid in is a playbill from the recent 2009 revival of West Side Story. Also included is a nice 16pg. brochure program for a large exhibition on his life and work from 2018 that was held at lincoln center. Also included is a nice foldover announcement for the most recent revival that got waylaid because of the pandemic. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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45 Cook, Barbara 2 Rare Early Barbara Cook Playbills & Souvenir Program for Plain and Fancy
New York Playbill 1956 Original Programs Paper 
Two original playbills from the early career of the legendary musical star Barbara Cook. The first one is an opening night playbill for the musical "Candide" that starred Cook in this operetta based on the Voltaire satire. The show had a book by Lillian Hellman and a score by Leonard Bernstein. The second playbill is from what is probably Ms. Cook's most famous show "The Music Man" for which she won a Tony award. The cover art is by Tony Walton. Both playbills are fine. Also included is a 20pg. souvenir program from another early Cook musical "Plain and Fancy" which is from later in the run. The program is illustrated with many photos of the young and slim Barbara Cook. Fine. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Picasso Theatre, Cooper, Douglas
46 Cooper, Douglas Picasso Theatre
New York Harry N. Abrams 1968 First American Edition Oversize Cloth with Acetate Dj 
This is a tremdous book both in size (360pgs.) and scope on Picasso's life long love affair with the theatre. Illustrated on heavy paper with 447 illustrations in color and b&w, 10 tipped in color plates and 44 small in text b&w illustrations of Picasso's set designs, program covers, sketches, paintings and drawings that have the theme of the theatre The fragile acetate dustjacket has a small tear and a small piece missing from the spine panel, otherwise this is a vg+ copy of a wonderful book on the work of who many consider the greatest artist of the 20th Century. Laid in is a press release for a large show of his in new york city and the 24pg. checklist for his recent show of sculpture at the MOMA. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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47 Curtin, Kaier We Can Always Call Them Bulgarians. The Emergence Of Lesbians & Gay Men On The American Stage.
Boston Alyson Pub. 1987 0932870368 / 9780932870360 1st Printing Cl.w.dj. 
Fascinating history of plays from the 1st half of the 20th century that had lesbian & gay characters in them & the many problems the plays & playwrights faced from censors, critics, clergymen & theatergoers. 17 photos. Fine/fine.  
Price: 30.00 USD
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Les Folies Du Music-Hall; A History Of The Music Hall In Paris., Damase, Jacques. Foreword By Noel Coward.
48 Damase, Jacques. Foreword By Noel Coward. Les Folies Du Music-Hall; A History Of The Music Hall In Paris.
New York Spring Books 1970 600354105 Reprint Edition Large Cl.w. Dj. 
TEXT IN ENGLISH. Well done pictorial history with text on the unique French music halls & the stars & performers of the period. Illus. with over 200 b&w photos. Endsheets illus. by Paul Colin. Small mend. tear to spine of dj. Vg+/vg+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
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My One Good Nerve. Rhythms, Rhymes, Reasons, Dee, Ruby. Introduction By Ossie Davis
49 Dee, Ruby. Introduction By Ossie Davis My One Good Nerve. Rhythms, Rhymes, Reasons
Chicago Third World Press 1987 088378114x / 9780883781142 First Edition Cloth with Dustjacket 
INSCRIBED. SIGNED AND DATED BY RUBY DEE IN 1995. Poems, short stories, tributes and more by the fine African American actress. The book's dustjacket has some rubbing and some tiny tears, Also included is a program from TAKE IT FROM THE TOP. This is a 6pg. foldover program from the Off Broadway production that had words and lyrics by Ruby Dee and starred her and her husband Ossie Davis. THE PROGRAM IS SIGNED BY RUBY DEE, OSSIE DAVIS, LOU MEYERS AND PAMELA POITIER (sidney's daughter).the program is fine. Also included is an original color tinted 11" x 14" lobby card from the 1960 film "Take A Giant Step" which featured Ruby Dee. The card features a scene with Dee, Johnny Nash & Bea Richards. Also included is a nice 8" x 10" portrait of Ossie Davis that HAS BEEN INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HIM. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me., Drake, David. Foreword By Michelangelo Signorile.
50 Drake, David. Foreword By Michelangelo Signorile. The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me.
New York Anchor Books. 1994 0385472048 / 9780385472043 2nd Printing Paper 
SIGNED BY DAVID DRAKE. Coll. of scenes depicting a young gay mans journey to self acceptance that made up the surprise off broadway hit. Illus. with photos. Vg+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Sam H. Harris Theatre Program, Eagels, Jeanne
51 Eagels, Jeanne Sam H. Harris Theatre Program
Chicago Sam H. Harris 1925 Original Program Small Program 
Nice 16pg. small program for The Sam H. Harris Theatre in Chicago. The play presented was "Rain" starring Jeanne Eagels. The program has a nice Art Deco color drawing of a showgirl being frightned by a mouse on the cover. "Rain" was Jeanne Eagels most famous role in which she starred as Sadie Thompson and was nominated for an Oscar in 1928 after her death for her performance in the original version of "The Letter." A troubled star, she had big problems with drink and drugs. Some nice ads, light wear, a touch of soiling to the cover, loose from one staple, tiny corner chip. Vg. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Trojoan Women, Euripides Trans. by Edith Hamilton Screenplay by Michael Cacoyannis
52 Euripides Trans. by Edith Hamilton Screenplay by Michael Cacoyannis The Trojoan Women
NY Bantam Books 1971. 
fine. The play & scrn.play for film that starred 4 great actresses: K.Hepburn, V.Redgrave,G.Bujold & I.Papas. 16pgs. of stills. movie tie-in edition. Binding is paperback. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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53 Fabre, Jan. Mapplethorpe, Robert, Photographs. Introduction By Kathy Acker. Essay By Germano Celant The Power Of Theatrical Madness.
London Institute of Contemporary Arts 1986 0905263901 / 9780905263908 1st Edition Oversize Glazed Illus. Bds. 
Very nice book of photographs and drawings documenting the performance piece by Jan Fabre. 30 Finely printed Mapplethorpe photographs and limited to only 3,000 copies. Fine 
Price: 85.00 USD
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54 Falk, Signi Tennessee Williams
Twayne Pub. 1985. 0805774459 / 9780805774450 Paper 
vg+. Career study of the great playwright. Illus. w. 1 portrait. 1st paper edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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55 Farneth, David, with Juchem, Elmar and Stein, Dave Kurt Weill A Life In Pictures and Documents
New York The Overlook Press. 2000 0879517212 / 9780879517212 First edition/1st Printing Oversize Cloth & Bds. With Dj. 
Lavish book on the great Kurt Weill that covers the composer's entire life, from his German-Jewish heritage and early political experiences to his legendary relationship with Lotte Lenya and his late-life experiments with the "concept musical." No significant event - or song - is left out. Farneth brings together text and photos from public and private archives in five different countries to assemble this biographical document. With 900 photographs many in sepia and some in color. Includes stills, musical scores, playbills, the composer's notes and other original artwork. Fine/fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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56 Fehl, Fred Stars Of The Broadway Stage. 1940-1967 in Pefromance Photographs By Fred Fehl
New York Dover Pub. 1983 0486243982 / 9780486243986 First Edition Oversize Paper 
Vivid collection of 241 vivid photographs of some of the greatest theatre performers of all time. by one of the great theatre photographers. Includes captions that identify perfomrers and plays. Fine.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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57 Fehl, Fred, Photographs By, Stott, William & Jane, Text By On Broadway, Performance Photographs
Texas. Univ. Of Texas Press 1978. 1978 0292760108 / 9780292760103 First Edition Oversize cloth with Dustjacket 
Coll. of 436 wonderful b&w in performance photos from 1940-70 by Fehl. Also inclds. interviews w. 40 top stars. Small tear to the edges of the front panel, small chipping to the top of the spine panel. Vg/vg 
Price: 40.00 USD
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58 Fierstein, Harvey Torch Song Trilogy
New York The Gay Presses Of New York 1979 0960472401 / 9780960472406 1st Edition Paper 
SIGNED BY HARVEY FIERSTEIN This is the true 1st edition of Fierstein's Tony Award winning play which also won him one for best actor. Later made into a somewhat tepid but entertaining film with Fierstein in the lead. 3 photos. Near fine. Laid in is a nice foldout flyer for "Kinky Boots" that Fierstein wrote the book for. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Shock Treatment, Finley, Karen
59 Finley, Karen Shock Treatment
San Francisco City Lights 1990 0872862526 / 9780872862524 1st Edition Paper 
SIGNED BY KAREN FINLEY. Writings and drawings by the in your face political performance artist. Attractive. Gift inscription on the thank you page. Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Point O No Return Souvenir Program, Fonda, Henry
60 Fonda, Henry Point O No Return Souvenir Program
New York Leland Hayward 1951 Original Program Oversize Paper 
20pg. souvenir program for the play that was based on the novel by John P. Marquand that starred Henry Fonda. Produced in 1951 the program is from later in the run (critical blurbs) but with the original cast that included Fonda, Leora Dana and John Cromwell the director/actor who won a supporting actor Tony for his performance. Light wear vg. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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