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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-op... 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

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 wi... View more info

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Marilyn Monroe

By: Anderson, Janice

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Crescent: 1988

Seller ID: 2178771

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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Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon

By: Anger, Kenneth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Straight Arrow Books: 1975

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2286562

Condition: Good


3rd printing. 3 inch closed tear on jacket spine, 1 inch closed tear on top jacket edge, jacket edges rubbed, owner bookplate on front flyleaf, first few pages lightly foxed. 1975 Hard Cover. 292, [14] pp. Numerous photos. Hollywood Babylon is a book by avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger which details the sordid scandals of many famous and infamous Hollywood denizens from the 1900s to the 1950s. First published in the US in 1965, it was banned ten days later and would not be republished until 1975. Upon its second release, the New York Times said of it, If a book such as this can be said to h... View more info

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Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon

By: Anger, Kenneth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bell Publishing Company: 1981

Seller ID: 2290922

ISBN: 0517344084

Condition: Good


Reissue. Light stain to base, jacket edges rubbed with a few closed tears, sticker remnant on front corner. 1981 Hard Cover. 292, [14] pp. Numerous photos. Hollywood Babylon is a book by avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger which details the sordid scandals of many famous and infamous Hollywood denizens from the 1900s to the 1950s. First published in the US in 1965, it was banned ten days later and would not be republished until 1975. Upon its second release, the New York Times said of it, If a book such as this can be said to have charm, it lies in the fact that here is a book without one sing... View more info

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Marilyn Monroe: An Appreciation

By: Arnold, Eve

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1987

Seller ID: 2201081

Condition: Very Good


Pages lightly toned. Jacket toned, smudge to jacket front. 1987 Large Hardcover. 141 pp. Over a ten-year period from the early 1950's until shortly before Marilyn Monroe's death - the years in which she went from virtual anonymity to super-stardom - photographer Eve Arnold had six photo sessions with her. And here she has chosen the photographs that best express Marilyn. View more info

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John Lennon, My Brother

By: Baird, Julia; Giuliano, Geoffrey; McCartney, Paul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Grafton Books: 1989

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2269318

ISBN: 0586205667

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine lightly creased, sticker ghosting on rear wrapper, pages faintly toned. 1989 Mass Market Paperback. 203 pp. Julia Baird, younger half-sister to the late Beatles legend, reveals the unorthodox childhood they shared, memories of their mother, renewed family bonds, and the many sides of John Lennon. 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

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

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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Just Getting Started

By: Bennett, Tony; Simon, Scott

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269457

ISBN: 0062476777

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2016 Hard Cover. xii, 270 pp. Color illustrations from paintings by Anthony Benedetto. At ninety, musician and singer Tony Bennett is as vibrant and productive as ever. In addition to his prodigious musical output, including albums, concerts, and personal appearances, this beloved and enduring artist has written his next book. In 2012’s Life Is a Gift, Tony reflected on the lessons he has learned over the years. Now, in Just Getting Started, he pays homage to the remarkable people who inspired those lessons. In his warm and inviting voice, Ton... 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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Marlon Brando (Penguin Lives)

By: Bosworth, Patricia

Price: $7.00

Publisher: A Lipper / Viking Book: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284287

ISBN: 0670882364

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Small surface tear on front jacket panel, jacket edges very lightly bumped. Remainder mark. 2001 Hard Cover. 228 pp. The highly acclaimed biographer of Montgomery Clift turns the light on Marlon Brando, exploring the sexuality, passion, and sensitivity that fueled this film icon's rise to superstardom. 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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How to Talk Dirty and Influence People : An Autobiography

By: Bruce, Lenny

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Playboy Press: 1967

Seller ID: 2283223

Condition: Very Good


Pages edges faintly toned. 1967 Mass Market Paperback. How to Talk Dirty and Influence People is an autobiography by Lenny Bruce, an American satirist and comedian, who died in 1966 at age 40 of a drug overdose. In it, he discusses the course of his career, which began in the late 1940s. Bruce challenged the sanctity of organized religion and other societal and political conventions he perceived as having hypocritical tendencies, and widened the boundaries of free speech. View more info

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Man in Black

By: Cash, Johnny

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House: 1975

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276244

ISBN: 0310223229

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Signed without inscription by Johnny Cash on front endpaper. Light stain on top corner, jacket edges a bit rubbed, spine leans forward. 1975 Hard Cover. 244 pp. 8vo. The popular country-and-western singer chronicles the ups and downs of his life and career, profiling the people involved and describing his hard-found Christian faith. 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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Kubrick

By: Ciment, Michel

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205910

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Jacket a bit toned, top page ridge faintly foxed. 1982 Large Hardcover. 236 pp. If Stanley Kubrick had made only 2001: A Space Odyssey or Dr. Strangelove, his cinematic legacy would have been assured. But from his first feature film, Fear and Desire... Kubrick created an accomplished body of work unique in its scope, diversity, and artistry, and by turns both lauded and controversial. Film critic Michel Ciment provides an insightful examination of eleven of Kubrick's films, including: Fear and Desire; Killer's Kiss; The Killing; Paths of Glory; Spartacus; Lolita;... View more info

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Noel and Cole: The Sophisticates

By: Citron, Stephen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274339

ISBN: 0195083857

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly toned. Top page ridge lightly foxed, faint odor of smoke. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 360 pp. Born an ocean apart--one in Peru, Indiana, to great wealth, the other in Teddington, England, to an itinerant piano salesman--Cole Porter and Noel Coward have come to represent the ultimate in sophistication and urbanity. You Do Something to Me, Gay Divorce, I Get a Kick Out of You, Just One of Those Things, Anything Goes, Begin the Beguine, Private Lives, Night and Day, Blithe Spirit, Let's Do It, Hay Fever, It's De-Lovely--the li... View more info

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Clapton: The Autobiography

By: Clapton, Eric

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Broadway Books: 2007

Seller ID: 2273510

ISBN: 076792536X

Condition: Very Good


Spine faintly creased, a few small creases along bottom edge of rear wrapper, wrapper edges lightly rubbed. 2007 Trade Paperback. vi, 345 pp. With striking intimacy and candor, Eric Clapton tells the story of his eventful and inspiring life in this poignant and honest autobiography. More than a rock star, Eric Clapton is an icon, a living embodiment of the history of rock music. Well known for his reserve in a profession marked by self-promotion, flamboyance, and spin, he now chronicles, for the first time, his remarkable personal and professional journeys. Born illegitimate in 1945 and raised... 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

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

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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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