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U2 by U2

By: (U2), Bono; The Edge; Clayton, Adam; Mullen, Larry, Jr.; McCormick, Neil

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2277184

ISBN: 0007196687

Condition: Near Fine


First U.S. edition. 2006 Large Hardcover. 345, [7] pp. U2 are a rock band that formed in Dublin, Ireland. The band consists of Bono (vocals and rhythm guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion). The band formed at secondary school in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they [contracted with] Island Records and released their debut album. By the mid-1980s, they had become a top international act. They were more successful as a live act than they were at selling ... View more info

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Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life

By: Adams, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200965

ISBN: 0374281157

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Very good. Jacket lightly toned. 2008 Hard Cover. 340 pp. John Adams is one of the most respected and loved of contemporary composers, and he has won his eminence fair and square: he has aimed high, he has addressed life as it is lived now, and he has found a language that makes sense to a wide audience (Alex Ross, The New Yorker). Now, in Hallelujah Junction, he incisively relates his life story, from his childhood to his early studies in classical composition amid the musical and social ferment of the 1960s, from his landmark minimalist innovations to his controversial docu-o... View more info

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Boulevard of Broken Dreams: The Life, Times, and Legend of James Dean

By: Alexander, Paul

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Viking: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206307

ISBN: 0670849510

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. James Dean postcard laid in. An exceptional copy. 1994 Hard Cover. This is the first biography of James Dean to look beyond the Hollywood-manufactured cliché to the volatile polarities, conflicted sexuality, and childhood trauma of the person himself. James Dean's legendary status as a Hollywood icon is reconsidered in Boulevard of Broken Dreams, which explores the process by which he became the electric and exciting actor who came to stand for a whole generation's feelings of rebellion.What no one knew at the highlight of his career was that Dean had suffered agonies of tormen... View more info

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Pearl: The Obsessions and Passions of Janis Joplin, a Biography

By: Amburn, Ellis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201580

ISBN: 075150856X

Condition: Very Good


Spine faintly creased, pages toned. 2003 Trade Paperback. xii, 371 pp. Janis Joplin died in 1970 at the age of 27. This edgy talented emotional drifter was as lost as anyone you will meet in either fiction or non-fiction. The singer Janis Joplin's childhood in a backwater Texas town, where her classmates punished her for her individuality, fueled the compulsion to shock which became her hallmark. This account of the forces that drove her through a short, impulsive life, to her death from a drug overdose at the age of 27, encompasses her binges, her egotism, her insecurities, and her affairs w... View more info

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Marilyn Monroe

By: Anderson, Janice

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Crescent: 1988

Seller ID: 2178771

ISBN: 0517414767

Condition: Near Fine


Tiny smudge on front endpaper. No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1988 Large Hardcover. A biography of the legendary actress, loaded with color and b&w photographs. View more info

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My Lord, What a Morning

By: Anderson, Marian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1956

Seller ID: 2266782

ISBN: 0670500119

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, boards lightly foxed, gift note on front endpaper. 1956 Hard Cover. viii, 312 pp. Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993)[1] was an American singer. Anderson was one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Music critic Alan Blyth said: Her voice was a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty.[2] Most of her singing career was spent performing in concert and recital in major music venues and with famous orchestras throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965. Although offered roles with many important European opera companies, Anders... View more info

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Johnson Organs 1844-1898: Wm. A. Johnson, Johnson Organ Co., Johnson & Son--A Documentary Issued in Honor of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of His Birth, 1816-2016 [William]

By: Archbold, Lawrence; Peterson, William J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Rochester Press: 2015

Seller ID: 2294809

ISBN: 1512169552

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2015 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 239 p. A documentary issued in honor of the two hundredth anniversary of William A. Johnson' birth, 181-2016. View more info

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Marilyn Monroe: Photographs Selected from the Files of United Press International/Bettmann

By: Baker, Roger

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Portland House: 1990

Seller ID: 2178784

ISBN: 0517693267

Condition: Very Good


Light toning to jacket edges. Very Good. 1990 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Biographical information and b&w photographs of the legendary actress. View more info

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Marilyn Monroe

By: Baker, Roger

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Portland House: 1990

Seller ID: 2201080

ISBN: 0517693267

Condition: Very Good


Pages toned. Jacket toned, light wear to jacket. 1990 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 176 pp. Photographs selected from the files of United Press International/Bettmann. Includes 150 black-and-white photographs. This biography tells Marilyn's story without sensationalism and without exploiting gossip or rumor. It is a detailed, factual account of her life, from her unsettled childhood, when she was moved from foster home to orphanage and back, through her early days trying to find a foothold on the ladder of success to the great years of stardom and, finally, her... View more info

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Marilyn: Images by Hollywood's Great Glamour Photographer

By: Bernard, Susan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boxtree: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2178776

ISBN: 1852838566

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Light scuffing to rear jacket. Very Good. 1993 Large Hardcover. usan Bernard has released two books about Marilyn from her father's collection of photographs he took of her. A lot of these are absolutely gorgeous. Some actually are unseen, a rare treat for any Marilyn fan. View more info

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Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball

By: Brady, Kathleen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Billboard Books: 2001

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2291147

ISBN: 0823089134

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. Newspaper clipping on the centennial of Lucille Ball's birthday laid in. An excellent copy. 2001 Trade Paperback. xiii, 397 pp. Everyone loved Lucy, the scheming, madcap redhead who ruled television for more than twenty years. In life, however, Lucille Ball presented a far more complex and contradictory personality than was ever embodied by the television Lucy. In Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball Kathleen Brady presents the actress as a fully rounded human being, often at odds with the image she presented as an entertainment icon. Brady has gone far beyond the typical celebrit... View more info

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This May Sound Crazy

By: Breslin, Abigail

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harper: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2294357

ISBN: 0062442333

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Minor sticker adhesive on jacket spine. Spine very slightly cocked. 2015 Hard Cover. viii, 209 pp. Author's first book. Academy Award-nominated actress and musician Abigail Breslin is your best friend in her publishing debut, a collection of hilarious and heartfelt nonfiction essays on the subjects nearest and dearest to our hearts: love, loss, and Tumblr. Growing up in film and the online era, Abigail knows better than anyone—it’s rough out there in love-land. And this generation is ill-prepared to handle it gracefully. Let’s be hones... View more info

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Famous Recipes by Famous People

By: Cerwin, Herbert; Lessing, Bruno

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Lane Publishing, Co./ Sunset Magazine: 1940

Seller ID: 2282990

Condition: Very Good


Light stain along bottom edge of jacket front, a few faint smudges on jacket, sticker on front jacket flap. 1940 Hard Cover. 62 pp. Introduction by Bruno Lessing. The contributors are all famous people: John Steinbeck, Sinclair Lewis, Gertrude Stein, Alfred Lunt, Christopher Morley, Ben Hecht, Julian Street... Other contributors include: Walt Disney, Lowell Thomas, H.L. Mencken, J. Edgar Hoover, Upton Sinclair, The Duke of Kent, Louis Untermeyer, Thornton Wilder, Rube Goldberg, etc. View more info

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My Autobiography (The Neversink Library)

By: Chaplin, Charlie; Robinson, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Melville House Publishing: 2003

Seller ID: 2299499

ISBN: 1612191924

Condition: Near Fine


Spine and wrappers lightly bumped. 2003 Trade Paperback. 493 pp. Chaplin’s heartfelt and hilarious autobiography tells the story of his childhood, the challenge of identifying and perfecting his talent, his subsequent film career and worldwide celebrity. In this, one of the very first celebrity memoirs, Chaplin displays all the charms, peculiarities and deeply-held beliefs that made him such an endearing and lasting character. Chaplin’s heartfelt and hilarious autobiography tells the story of his childhood, the challenge of identifying and perfecting his talent, his subsequent film career ... View more info

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Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper -- A Memoir

By: Cody, Diablo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Gotham Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260592

ISBN: 1592401821

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine ends lightly pushed. 2006 Hard Cover. 212 pp. 8vo. First book by the writer of the screenplay for the Academy-Award-winning film Juno starring Ellen Page & Michael Cera. Diablo Cody was twenty-four years old when she decided there had to be more to life than typing copy at an ad agency. On a whim, she performed at amateur night at Minneapolis's seedy Skyway Lounge. She didn't win a prize that night, but she discovered that stripping delivered a rush she had never experienced before, and too many experiences to not write about it. While she didn't fit the ordinary profile o... View more info

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The Films of Marilyn Monroe

By: Conway, Michael; Ricci, Mark

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Citadel: 1968

Seller ID: 2178808

ISBN: 0806501456

Condition: Good


Rubbing to wrappers, edge wear. 1968 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A film-by-film overview of the career of the legendary actress. View more info

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The Complete Films of Marilyn Monroe

By: Conway, Michael; Ricci, Mark

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Citadel: 1986

Seller ID: 2178803

ISBN: 0806510161

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear. 1986 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. The Complete Films of Marilyn Monroe is an excellent resource for those fascinated by Marilyn and her movies. It is introduced with a copy of the touching tribute Lee Strasberg delivered at Marilyn's funeral, which in turn is followed by two high-quality essays. View more info

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The Films of Marilyn Monroe

By: Conway, Michael; Ricci, Mark; Strasberg, Lee; Harris, Mark

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Citadel Press: 1964

Seller ID: 2201066

ISBN: 1121577725

Condition: Good


Pages toned. One inch tear to jacket front, one inch tear to jacket spine, one and a half inch tear to jacket rear, jacket edges heavily rubbed, jacket toned. 1964 Large Hardcover. 160 pp. Edited by Michael Conway and Mark Ricci, with a Tribute by Lee Strasberg and an Introductory Essay by Mark Harris. Each film is represented in this book with a synopsis, cast, technical credits, contemporary reviews, and photographs. View more info

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Annie Oakley

By: Cooper, Courtney Ryley

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Konecky & Konecky: 2000

Seller ID: 2297466

ISBN: 1568522886

Condition: Very Good


2000 reissue of 1927 original. Faint tape remnant on inner boards. We have more books available by this author!. Courtney Ryley Cooper's classic 1927 biography of Annie Oakley traces Oakley's extraordinary journey from her obscure, impoverished beginnings to her becoming one of the best known women of her time. It is the story of an astonishing individual, propelled by an indomitable spirit and an uncanny brilliance as a markswoman. View more info

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Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun-Ra, El Saturn and Chicago's Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-68

By: Corbett, John; Elms, Anthony; Kapsalis, Terri

Price: $120.00

Publisher: WhiteWalls: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195258

ISBN: 0945323107

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. An exceptional copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. Philosopher, Afro-futurist, and jazz legend Sun Ra (1914–93) constructed much of his complicated public persona during his sojourn in Chicago in the mid-1950s. Working with a still-shadowy underground fraternal organization, Ra amassed a library of books on the occult, Egyptology, race studies, Theosophy, and religion—all in service of drawing elliptical connections between these disparate bodies of knowledge. This work became the foundation of the personal mythology Ra employed in the 1960s when he b... View more info

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Elvis: The Army Years, 1958-1960

By: Corvino, Nick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Green Valley Record Store: 1978

Seller ID: 1852524

Condition: Near Fine


1978 Trade Paperback. 93 pp. A dramatization of Elvis' years in the United States Army. Complete with 16 pages of black-and-white photos. View more info

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Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews

By: Cott, Jonathan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wenner Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290976

ISBN: 1932958096

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2006 Hard Cover. Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews features 31 of the most significant and revealing conversations with the singer, gathered in one definitive collection. Among the highlights are the seminal Rolling Stone interviews -- anthologized here for the first time -- by Jann Wenner, Jonathan Cott, Kurt Loder, and Mikal Gilmore, as well as Nat Hentoff's legendary 1966 Playboy interview. Surprises include Studs Terkel's radio interview in 1963 on WFMT in Chicago, the interview Dylan gave to screenwriter Jay Cocks when he was a student at Kenyon Colle... View more info

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Romance and Revolutions

By: Countess Nostitz (de Fernandez-Azabul, Lilie) [Bouton, Madeleine]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), Ltd.: 1937

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2283848

Condition: Good


Spine faded and stained, boards soiled, first and last few pages foxed, some brief ink notes on rear endpapers. 1937 Hard Cover. 258 pp. 8vo. Frontispiece and plates throughout text. An autobiography by the actress and society hostess. She was born Madeleine Bouton in Iowa, and originally married a Baron, though they later divorced. After escaping Russia with her second husband, the Count Nostitz, who later died, she married a third time (this time a Spanish nobleman), and lived in Biarritz. She is also the author of The Countess from Iowa. View more info

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The Letters of Noel Coward

By: Coward, Noel; Day, Barry

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2009

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2207858

ISBN: 0307391000

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Spine creased, very faint stain to rear wrapper. 2009 Trade Paperback. xii, 780 pp. Lavishly illustrated and annotated, this first and definitive collection of letters to and from Coward provides a divine portrait of an age, from the Blitz to the Ritz and beyond. The incomparable Noël Coward loved to correspond with friends, enemies, the famous and infamous, the talented and the powerful, including Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo, Laurence Olivier, Katharine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich, Lawrence of Arabia, Somerset Maugham, and many more. Granted unlimited access to... View more info

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Metallica: The Frayed Ends of Metal

By: Crocker, Chris

Price: $5.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1993

Seller ID: 2201595

ISBN: 0312086350

Condition: Very Good


Two creases to rear wrapper, pages toned. 1993 Trade Paperback. x, 225 pp. Metallica, the frayed ends of sanity. Heavy Metal's most influential voice. With their cross-bred cacophony of punk's jagged anger and rock and roll's monolithic muscle, they've blown apart the temple doors of the once-sacred Top Ten. Their hurricane mosaic of guitar riffs and feverish lyrics has left America gasping for more from these titans of thrash. They've done it all on their own terms, crowning themselves true monsters of rock without compromise. Lars, James, Kirk, and Jason gave imploded any existing ideas abo... View more info

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Marilyn at Twentieth Century Fox

By: Crown, Lawrence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Comet: 1990

Seller ID: 2178794

ISBN: 185227025X

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear to jacket. Very Good. 1990 Large Hardcover. Loads of behind-the-scenes photographs of the legendary actress and much more! View more info

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Marilyn at Twentieth Century Fox

By: Crown, Lawrence

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Comet Books: 1987

Seller ID: 2201079

ISBN: 185227025X

Condition: Very Good


Pages faintly toned. Multiple crease to jacket rear. 1987 Large Hardcover. 211 pp. Discusses her years at Twentieth-Century Fox, where she made twenty-one of her thirty films and traces her career from 1948 to 1962. View more info

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James Dean: The Mutant King: A Biography

By: Dalton, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1983

Seller ID: 2205829

ISBN: 0312439598

Condition: Very Good


Very faint small stain to top page ridge. 1983 Trade Paperback. 361 pp. This is the book that restarted the James Dean cult by celebrating him as the cool, defiant visionary of pop culture who made adolescence seem heroic instead of awkward and who defined the style of rock ’n’ roll’s politics of delinquency. The only book to fully show how deliberately and carefully Dean crafted his own image and performances, and the product of still unequaled research, vivid writing, intimate photographs, and profound meditation, James Dean: The Mutant King has become almost as legendary as its sub... View more info

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Django Reinhardt

By: Delauney, Charles

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Da Capo: 1982

Seller ID: 2292361

ISBN: 030680171X

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 1982 Trade Paperback. No European jazz musician has so enchanted the word as Django Reinhardt, the gypsy guitarist whose recording with Stephane Grappelly and the Hot Club of France have meant The Thirties to several generations of listeners, influencing musicians as far afield as Larry Coryell, Leon Redbone, Eddy Lang, and Charlie Christian. View more info

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I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie

By: Des Barres, Pamela

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Beech Tree Books / William Morrow: 1978

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2287393

ISBN: 068806602X

Condition: Very Good


Second printing. Small surface tear from sticker removal on front jacket panel, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1978 Hard Cover. 304 pp. The stylish, exuberant, and remarkably sweet confession of one of the most famous groupies of the 1960s and 70s is back in print in this new edition that includes an afterword on the author's last 15 years of adventures. As soon as she graduated from high school, Pamela Des Barres headed for the Sunset Strip, where she knocked on rock stars' backstage doors and immersed herself in the drugs, danger, and ecstasy of the freewheeling 1960s. Over the next 10 years s... View more info