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1 Arliss, George Up the Years from Bloomsbury. an Autobiography.
New York Little, Brown & Company 1928 Reprint Hardcover Very Good 
[10], 321 pages, plates, cloth, very good. Reprint. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: "George Arliss, 1868-1946, English actor. He first appeared on the stage in 1887. In 1901 he came to the United States with Mrs. Patrick Campbell to appear in the Belasco production of The Darling of the Gods, and thereafter he became extremely popular for his portrayals of the suave villain. His performance in The Green Goddess was especially noted. He also became a favorite in films; his performance in Disraeli won him an Academy Award (1930). " ; 321 pages 
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2 Cellini, Benvenuto The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini.
New York Book-Of-The-Month Club 1995 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
442, [1] pages, 16 plates, text illustrations, map, cloth, DJ, very good. From the dust jacket: "In QPB's exclusive edition, Cellini's wild energy and creativity are echoed by the stunning artwork of Salvador Dali. Included her are over two dozen black and white line drawings and sixteen full-page color illustrations that perfectly complement Cellini's dramatic and unusual life. " From Library Journal: "Although most of Cellini's works in precious metals have been melted down, one surviving gold saltceller, which he completed for Francois I of France, and a number of major sculptures have secured his reputation as one of the finest Italian artists in the generation after Michelangelo. But he is most celebrated for his autobiography, which chronicles with unflagging energy and force one of the most tempestuous lives and one of the largest egos in all of history. Cellini served dukes, bishops, cardinals, and kings and queens of several nations, and he quarreled with them all, including two popes, one of whom, by Cellini's account, tried to murder him. He confesses to several murders himself, at least one rape, a notorious prison-break, innumerable fights and feuds. He also claims a pivotal role in defending Rome against invasion. From its first appearance in 1728 (150 years after his death) , this portrait of a fanatical individualist helped define our notion of the Renaissance. The vigorous translation by John Addington Symonds is superbly realized by British narrator Robert Whitfield, successfully bringing to tape Cellini's unforgettable story. " NR207; 442 pages 
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3 Gielgud, John Distinguished Company.
Garden City Doubleday & Company 1973 0385045638 / 9780385045636 First American Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Xii, 179 pages, illustrations, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the dust jacket: "One of the most distinguished theatre personalities of this century presents a vivid portrait album of the celebrated actors and actresses he has known - both on and off the stage. " Includes reminiscences about Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Sir Charles Hawtrey, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Ellen Terry and Edward Gordon Craig. BR2956A ; Ex-Library; 179 pages 
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4 Kemeny, Jean Alexander It's Different At Dartmouth. a Memoir.
Brattleboro, VT Stephen Greene Press 1979 0828903581 / 9780828903585 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xii, [2], 199 pages, 4 plates, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. Xii, [2], 199 pages, 4 plates, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, very good. From the dust jacket: "Jean Kemeny takes a laughing, loving and sometimes irreverent look at what it's like to be the wife of a college president. " BR2778C ; 199 pages 
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5 Valtin, Jan [Richard Julius Hermann Krebs] Out of the night.
New York Alliance Book Corporation 1941 Hard Cover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
749 pages, cloth, very good. No dust jacket, just the DJ flap, an excerpt of which notes: "OUT OF THE NIGHT is a ruthless autobiography. The author makes no apologies. He does not spare himself." From Wikipedia: "In 1926, Krebs entered the United States illegally and settled in California. He spent 38 months in San Quentin State Prison for attempting to murder a merchant navy seaman during a brawl, then was deported to Germany in 1929. He worked as a seaman until 1934, when he was arrested and tortured, and acted as a witness for prosecution in a trial that brought to the conviction of a fellow German seaman accused of treason. In 1938, the settled in the United States once again - this time under his most famous alias, Jan Valtin - where he published the highly publicized autobiography Out of the Night. In the book he described in detail the actions he supposedly had carried on as a secret agent of the Soviet GPU. The 1926 attempted murder was described by Krebs/Valtin as a GPU operation. The book received great critical acclaim. A 1940 review for the Saturday Review of Literature reads: "No other books more clearly reveals the aid which Stalin gave to Hitler before he won power". As a result, he Valtin/Krebs was invited to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee as regards Soviet secret activities in Europe." 
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