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Silent Film and Early Cinema

Silent Film and Early Cinema

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Album De Cinelandia
1 Album De Cinelandia
LA Cinelandia Pub. 1928. 
vg+/wear & mends along edges of wraps. inscript. title pg. Remarkable coll. of 100 9 x 7 sepia toned portraits of the leading stars of the day. Inclds. short bios. Nicest album seen. Illustrated by TEXT IN SPANISH. Binding is oversz.wraps. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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2 Before Hollywood, Turn Of The Century Film From American Archives
NY Am. Federation Of Arts 1986. 0917418816 / 9780917418815 
vg+. An invaluable doc. of the very early years of Am. cinema. Pub. in conj. w. a traveling exhibit. 100's of repros. some in color. 1st paper edition. Binding is oversz. wraps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Early Airplane Stunt Still Photograph
3 Early Airplane Stunt Still Photograph
Hollywood 1920 1st American Edition Still 
Early & rare original 8" x 10" still photo of an early 20's airplane stunt shot. The still shows a pilot trying to rescue a damsel in distress, who might be Ruth Roland, as she clings to one of the plane's wings. The airplane appears to be on the ground. Vg.  
Price: 100.00 USD
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4 Film Notes. Vol.XVI. Nos. 2-3, 1949.
NY Museum Of Modern Art 1949. 
vg./Minute corn. wear,lgt.soil to wraps.1 tiny mend.owner sig. 68pg. coll. of unsigned notes & reviews for 114 silent films. No illus. Binding is wraps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Filmstar Cards in Album
5 Filmstar Cards in Album
Antwerp De Beukelaer 1927 First Edition Oblong Paper 
A wonderful three volume set of small 1" x 2" movie star cards that were given out with packages of Chocolate. Although not dated I would place the cards from the mid to late 1920's. In all there are 299 cards with one card (Bessie Love) missing. The cards are of all the major Hollywood stars along with German and Belgium? stars. The albums themselves measure 11 1/2" x 7 3/4" and each one is bound with cords. The pages have nice top and bottom borders of yellow and green with the words "Chocolade Filmstar De Beukelaer" on the top and bottom of the pages. All three albums are in fine condition. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Life And Death In Hollywood
6 Life And Death In Hollywood
Zebra Picture Books 1950. 1950 Paper 
vg+. Short pieces on Hollywood stars & scandals inclds. Griffith, Arbuckle,Bow,Valentino,Chaplin & others. 79 photos. paper orig. edition. Binding is sm. wraps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Pathe. 1927-28
7 Pathe. 1927-28
Hollywood Pathe Films 1927 Paper 
Very fine 4pg. 9 1/2" x 12 1/4" full color ads for Pathe Studios. Taken from a trade mag. supplement, the 1st pg. is illus. with large beautiful stylised deco rooster. Inside is a 2pg. spread that is out of this world for Pathe News that is illus. with beautiful artwork of earth and the universe. On the back pg. is a full color ad for Paul Terry's cartoon Aesop's Film Fable with artwork. There is a small scrape to the text of the ad, the artwork is untouched. Folds starting to separate. Vg.  
Price: 175.00 USD
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8 The Birth of Promotion. Inventing Film Publicity in the Silent Film Era
New York City The New York Public Library 2012 First Edition Large Folded Paper 
Large folded 4pg. brochure that was given out at the library's exhibition of silent film publicity. Illustrated with many photos, and publicity material. Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Stars Of The Twenties, Abbe, James, photographs Early, Mary Dawn, text. Intro. by Lillian Gish
9 Abbe, James, photographs Early, Mary Dawn, text. Intro. by Lillian Gish Stars Of The Twenties
NY The Viking Press 1975. 670668362 
vg+/vg+. Price clipped. Beautiful coll. of 128 portraits of movie & theatre stars by the noted photographer of the 20's. 1st ed. Binding is ovsz.bds.cl.dj. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The General, Anobile, Richard J, editor Intro. by Raymond Rohauer.
10 Anobile, Richard J, editor Intro. by Raymond Rohauer. The General
New York Flare Books 1975 0380004496 / 9780380004492 1st Paper Edition Oversize Paper 
A loving reconstruction of the Keaton classic. Illus. w. 2,100 frame blow-ups & title cards + interview w. Marion Mack. A few tiny spots to the 1st 2pgs. otherwise vg. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Portraits of Roscoe
11 Arbuckle, Roscoe 'Fatty' 2 Portraits of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
New York Apeda 1920 Original Photographs Paper 
2 very nice original 8" x 10" photograph portraits of the silent screen comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle who is most remembered today for the murder trial that ruined his life and career even though after 3 trials he was acquitted of all charges. Arbuckle was a major star only second in popularity to Chaplin, but after the scandal he was finished in movies. In the early 30's he started to make films again but his bad luck continued with him dying at the early age of 1946 in 1933. The first portrait is a close-up of him taken by the famous photo studio Apeda which I would date around 1920. The photo has wear: some creasing, chipping and a few old tape mends to the verso. The 2nd portrait printed on heavy stock paper is a full length one of Arbuckle doing a soft shoe with his bowler hat balanced on his extended arm. Although from the teens or early 20's the date stamped on the verso is Nov. 16, 1932. which leads me to believe that this photo is an early reprint. There appears that a photo caption was attached but was removed.  
Price: 250.00 USD
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12 Auster, Paul The Book Of Illusions
New York Henry Holt & Co. 2002 0805054081 / 9780805054088 First edition/1st Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
SIGNED BY PAUL AUSTER. Wonderful novel about loss and the grief the main character of the book feels after losing his family in a terrible accident and his search for a mysterious silent screen actor and his own healing. One of Auster's best works. Jacket blurbs by Peter Carey, Jonathan Lethem and Michael Ondaatje. Fine/fine. Laid in is a 4pg.promo from the dvd release of the inner life of martin frost. Also included is a 2nd printing paper copy of "City Of Glass" which is the graphic novel edition of the prize winning Auster novels. The black and white artwork is by David Mazzucchelli. Fine. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Garbo, Bainbridge, John
13 Bainbridge, John Garbo
NY Doubleday & Co. 1955. 
vg+/vg+/very light dj. wear. price clipped. Early bio. of the actress. 55 photos & filmog. 1st edition. Binding is cl.w.dj. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Barnes, John The Beginnings Of The Cinema In England.
New York David & Charles Ltd/Barnes & Noble. 1976 0715370898 / 9780715370896 1st American Edition Large Cl.w. Dj. 
History of the early years of cinema in Great Britain. 87 photos & illus. Fine/fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Barnouw, Erik The Magician and The Cinema
New York Oxford University Press 1981 0195029186 / 9780195029185 First edition/1st Printing Small Cloth with Dustjacket 
Barnouw's now classic study of magic and the early days of cinema and how the two intersected. Material on Houdini, Melies and many others. 74 illustrations and photos. Fine/fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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D.W. Griffith American Film Master , Barry, Iris
16 Barry, Iris D.W. Griffith American Film Master
New York The Museum Of Modern Art 1965 1st Paper Edition Large Paper 
An update of a monograph on the great film director's work that was first published in 1940. This updated book was published in conjunction with a retrospective of his films. Includes an annotated list of his films along with many stills. Fine.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Bondboy Lobby Card , Barthelmess, Richard
17 Barthelmess, Richard The Bondboy Lobby Card
1st National Pictures. Hollywood 1922 
11" x 14" lobby card with beautiful full color tinted vignette of country boy Bathelmess, (he excelled in these roles) on his knees before a woman: "Save me-tell them I didn't do it". Tack holes & a bit of discoloration to top of card. Vg+.  
Price: 150.00 USD
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A Darling Of The Twenties Madge Bellamy, Bellamy, Madge, Introduction By Brownlow, Kevin
18 Bellamy, Madge, Introduction By Brownlow, Kevin A Darling Of The Twenties Madge Bellamy
New York The Vestal Press 1989 0911572759 / 9780911572759 First Edition Oversize Paper 
Somewhat obscure book about a somewhat obscure silent screen star. Madge Bellamy who had a rather short silent screen career tells her story in a nice oversize pictorial autobio. This is a wonderful book for people who are interested in the silent screen. Well illustrated. Average light wear. Vg. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Benayoun, Robert Le Regard De Buster Keaton. (The Look Of Buster Keaton)
Paris Editions Herscher 1982 2733500333 / 9782733500330 1st Edition Oversize Cl.w.dj. 
TEXT IN FRENCH. This is the true 1st edition of a superb pictorial on the great Buster Keaton. The book has very little text & is filled with 100's of wonderful photos & stills. Includes a short intro. by Louise Brooks. Very soft crease & light soiling to front endsheet.  
Price: 100.00 USD
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Georges Melies Mage et Mes Memoires Par Melies, Bessy, Maurice, Duca Lo
20 Bessy, Maurice, Duca Lo Georges Melies Mage et Mes Memoires Par Melies
Paris Prisma 1945 First Numbered Edition with Later Number Cloth Without Dj. As Issued 
TEXT IN FRENCH. Superb 205pg. book on the great early filmmaker noted for his magical fantasy films incorporting early special effects. Set in the back of the book is a 36pg. reproduction of a facsimile of the manuscript "My memoirs" of Georges Méliès, The book is beautifully illustrated with 278 illustrations of stills, photos, candids with 6 color illustrations in the text along with 7 color plates including one double page spread. Includes detailed looks at some of his more famous films including Voyage to The Moon. This copy is stamped with the number 2816 which exceeds the original edition of 2000. A Magnificent book.Very minute and minor light fading to the green cloth which is printed with an embossed like signature of Melies. A rare book in fine condition. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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