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

By: Alexander, Paul

Price: $20.00

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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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  $16.00

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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America's Musical Life: A History

By: Crawford, Richard

Price: $12.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company: 2001

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2301508

ISBN: 0393327264

Condition: Very Good


Fourth printing. Rear wrapper creased. 2001 Trade Paperback. xvi, 976 pp. When it comes to American music, America's Musical Life is the best one-volume history yet on the subject for musicians and enthusiasts, professional or amateur (Kirkus Reviews). Well-researched and sensitively constructed (Library Journal) and a book that welcomes the reader, who is happy to keep returning for more (Music Library Association Notes), America's Musical Life tells the story of American music making in rich detail. In chronicling American music's bountiful heritage, this superb book presents the whole sweep... View more info

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James Dean: The Mutant King: A Biography

By: Dalton, David

Price: $5.00

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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In Pieces

By: Field, Sally

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Grand Central: 2018

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2301947

ISBN: 1538763028

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Faint edge wear. 2018 Hard Cover. One of the most celebrated, beloved, and enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has an infectious charm that has captivated the nation for more than five decades, beginning with her first TV role at the age of seventeen. From Gidget's sweet-faced girl next door to the dazzling complexity of Sybil to the Academy Award-worthy ferocity and depth of Norma Rae and Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and time again with her artistic range and emotional acuity. Yet there is one character who always remained hidden: the shy and anxious ... View more info

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California Infernal: Anton LaVey & Jayne Mansfield: As Portrayed by Walter Fischer

By: Fischer, Walter; Anger, Kenneth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Trapart Books: 2017

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2295126

ISBN: 9198324314

Condition: Fine


Second edition. A fine copy. 2017 Large Hardcover. 152 pp. Satanism and the silver screen: the bizarre friendship of Anton LaVey and Jayne Mansfield. Movie star Jayne Mansfield and notorious Satanist Anton LaVey met in 1966. Both were publicity conscious and made the most of the meetings, which evolved into a friendship. Almost always present was German paparazzo Walter Fischer, stationed in Hollywood and catering to image- and scandal-hungry photo magazines all over the world. Fischer’s unique collection of photos takes us straight into the ritual chamber of the Church of Satan in LaVey’s... View more info

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Wishful Drinking

By: Fisher, Carrie

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284464

ISBN: 1439102252

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint edge wear. 2008 Hard Cover. A provocative, uproarious memoir based on the author's one-woman show describes growing up with celebrity parents, her early success in Star Wars, demanding professional life, battle with addiction and mental illness, turbulent romances, role as a single mother, and struggle for recovery and healing. View more info

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Pieces of Time: The Life of James Stewart

By: Fishgall, Gary

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Scribner: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299743

ISBN: 068482454X

Condition: Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 1997 Hard Cover. 416 pp. A biography of James Stewart, which includes descriptions of: his childhood; marriage at 40 to Gloria McLean; heroic missions as a bomber pilot in World War II; behind-the-scenes film stories; and his reclusive twilight years. View more info

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Fleetwood: My Life and Adventures in Fleetwood Mac

By: Fleetwood, Mick; Davis, Stephen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1990

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2301509

ISBN: 068806647X

Condition: Near Fine


6th printing. 1990 Hard Cover. 266 pp. One of rock's master musicians describes how he nurtured his band, Fleetwood Mac, as it dominated the late 1960s, came back in the 1980s, and survives into the 1990s. View more info

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Alan Jay Lerner: A Biography

By: Jablonski, Edward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206146

ISBN: 0805040765

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. Near Fine. 1996 Hard Cover. xvii, 345 pp. One of the great lyricists and screenwriters of Broadway's and Hollywood's golden age, Alan Jay Lerner was one half of the successful collaboration (with Frederick Loewe) that created such memorable ventures as My Fair Lady and Camelot. Noted musical theater scholar Jablonski tells the story of Lerner's career and of his personal life--filling in the cracks purposefully left open in Lerner's own autobiography. View more info

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Five Minutes More

By: Jason, Sybil

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bear Manor: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279122

ISBN: 1593931158

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint sticker remnant. 2007 Trade Paperback. The sequel to Syybil Jason's memoirs of her acting career in Hollywood. View more info

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Why Not Me?

By: Kaling, Mindy

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Crown Archetype: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265352

ISBN: 0804138141

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A few very small faint spots on jacket. 2015 Hard Cover. ix, 228 pp. In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you. View more info

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A Cast of Killers: The Sensational True Story of Hollywood's Most Scandalous Murder--Covered Up for Sixty Years and Solved at Last by the Great Film Director King Vidor

By: Kirkpatrick, Sidney D.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton: 1986

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2200953

ISBN: 0525243909

Condition: Good


5th printing. A few smudges to page edges, pages faintly toned. Jacket toned, jacket spine edges bumped. 1986 Hard Cover. xi, 301 pp. On February 1, 1922, the distinguished silent-film director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death in his Los Angeles bungalow by an unknown assailant. Reports of strange activities at the scene of the crime circulated soon after. When the police arrived, was the head of Paramount Studios burning a bundle of papers in the fireplace, and was a well-known actress searching the house for letters she claimed were hers? Despite a full-scale investigation, the case ... View more info

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Cecil B. DeMille and the Golden Calf

By: Louvish, Simon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201433

ISBN: 057122900X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bottom corner lightly bumped, minor nick to jacket spine head. 2007 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 507 pp. 8vo. A biography of the legendary Hollywood director famous for his biblical sagas, examining his professional work, his politics, and his personality. View more info

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Marilyn [Monroe]

By: Mailer, Norman

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Galahad Books: 1994

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291685

ISBN: 0883657317

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Boards lightly soiled, jacket lightly toned. 1994 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 270, [2] pp. A biography of the legendary actress written by friend and novelist Norman Mailer. Black-and-white photographs by Cecil Beaton, Douglas Kirkland, etc., throughout. View more info

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Memories are Made of This: Dean Martin Through His Daughter's Eyes

By: Martin, Deana; Holden, Wendy; Lewis, Jerry (Foreword)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Three Rivers Press: 2004

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 2296403

ISBN: 1400098335

Condition: Near Fine


Eighth printing. Very minor general wear. 2004 Trade Paperback. xiv, 298 pp. Charming, debonair, and impeccably attired in a black tuxedo, Dean Martin was coolness incarnate. His music provided the soundtrack of romance, and his image captivated movie and television audiences for more than fifty years. His daughter Deana was among his most devoted fans, but she also knew a side of him that few others ever glimpsed. In this heartfelt memoir, Deana recalls the constantly changing blended family that marked her youth, along with the unexpected moments of silliness and tenderness that this unusual... View more info

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Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase

By: Meade, Mari

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Da Capo: 1997

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 1976043

ISBN: 0306808021

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. 1997 Trade Paperback. 440 pp. Buster Keaton (1895–1966) was a brilliant comedian and filmmaker who conceived, wrote, directed, acted, and even edited most of his ten feature films and nineteen short comedies, which are perhaps the finest silent pictures ever made. With a face of stone and a mind that engineered breathtakingly intricate moments of slapstick, Keaton has become an icon of the American cinema. Marion Meade's definitive biography explores his often brutal childhood acting experiences, the making of his masterpieces, his shame at his own lack of education, his life-t... View more info

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The Life and Legend of Tom Mix

By: Mix, Tom E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: A.S. Barnes: 1972

Seller ID: 2275204

ISBN: 0498078817

Condition: Good


Lacks jacket, boards rubbed. 1972 Hard Cover. The illustrated story of the life of Tom Mix should prove to be an inspiration to boys and girls today as well as a fond memory to America's older generation. Certainly, no one could ever have guessed that a small boy from the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania would one day become America's most famous cowboy. The first half of The Life and Legend of Tom Mix tells of the first thirty years of his life - the years before fame and fortune, years of character development and struggle. These are the years that biographers tend to skip over, and yet t... View more info

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My Story [Marilyn Monroe]

By: Monroe, Marilyn [Baker, Norma Jeane]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Stein and Day: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279891

ISBN: 0812817079

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front boards lightly bowed with a bit of foxing, faint edge wear to jacket. 1974 Hard Cover. 143 pp. Marilyn Monroe presents a revealing portrait of the life, emotions, and insecurities of Norma Jean, the woman beneath the Hollywood image. View more info

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Hollywood Character Actors

By: Parish, James Robert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Arlington: 1979

Seller ID: 2275591

ISBN: 0895080648

Condition: Very Good


Jacket spine faded, light edge wear. 1979 Large Hardcover. An alphabetical listing of all the actors and actresses that left a lasting legacy in film with their ability to inhabit an impressive variety of characters. View more info

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Hollywood Players: The Thirties

By: Parish, James Robert; Leonard, William T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Arlington House Publishers: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296797

ISBN: 0870003658

Condition: Good


First edition. One inch tear along jacket spine head, jacket edges bumped with a few minor chips and minor tears. Spine slightly cocked. 1976 Hard Cover. 576 pp. Two hundred fifteen photographs illustrate profiles of seventy-one actors and actresses, including Eddie Albert, Cesar Romero, and Jane Wyatt, whose screen careers began during the thirties. View more info

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The Life and Films of Buck Jones: The Silent Era

By: Rainey, Buck

Price: $25.00

Publisher: World of Yesterday Publications: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275595

ISBN: 0936505079

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light edge wear. 1988 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A biography of one of the screen's first cowboys, the legendary Buck Jones. View more info

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From Sawdust to Stardust: The Biography of DeForest Kelley, Star Trek's Dr. McCoy

By: Rioux, Terry Lee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279359

ISBN: 0743457625

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faintly rubbed. 2005 Trade Paperback. In the forty-year history of Star Trek®, none of the television show's actors are more beloved than DeForest Kelley. His portrayal of Leonard Bones McCoy, the southern physician aboard the Starship Enterprise™, brought an unaffected humanity to the groundbreaking space frontier series. View more info

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Enter Talking

By: Rivers, Joan; Meryman, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 1986

Seller ID: 2276814

ISBN: 0385294409

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1986 Hard Cover. 398 pp. Joan Rivers describes her bitter and bizarre rise to stardom, from her earliest memories that she belonged onstage, through her independent struggle in Manhattan, to the evolution of her one-person show and the winning of public and critical acclaim. View more info

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Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

By: Smith, Kevin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Gotham: 2013

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2275177

ISBN: 1592407447

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 2013 Trade Paperback. That Kevin Smith? The guy who did Clerks a million years ago? Didn’t they bounce his fat ass off a plane once? What could you possibly learn from the director of Cop Out? How about this: He changed filmmaking forever when he was twenty-three, and since then, he’s done whatever the hell he wants. He makes movies, writes comics, owns a comic book store, and has built a podcasting empire. View more info

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To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu

By: Takei, George

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279357

ISBN: 0671890085

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faintly rubbed. 1994 Hard Cover. George Takei shares the dramatic and turbulent events of his career, from his childhood and life in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, to his years on Star Trek, to his success as an actor, author, and businessman. View more info

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The Rock Says...: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports-Entertainment

By: The Rock (Johnson, Dwayne)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Regan Books / Harper Collins: 2000

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2301299

ISBN: 0060392983

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Jacket faintly rubbed. 2000 Hard Cover. In this action-packed, revealing and outrageously funny memoir, World Wrestling Federation Superstar The Rock recounts his life in and out of the ring with unapologetic honesty and inimitable style. From his boyhood days traveling around the world with his father (professional wrestler Rocky Johnson) to his years as a football player at the University of Miami to his meteoric rise through the ranks of the Federation, The Rock Says. . .chronicles in vivid detail the life story of one of sports-entertainment's most innovative and best-loved p... View more info