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1 ANGER, KENNETH Hollywood Babylon.
Bell Publications 1981 0517344084 / 9780517344088 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
305 pages, well illustrated, cloth, DJ, very good. From the dust jacket: "This fascinating book is not merely another expose, rather an affectionate and bittersweet backward glance at the fabled and foibled stars in their orbits, its intermittent black humor nearly always tinged by rose-colored glasses. Hollywood Babylon is not nostalgia. Originally written in French and published in Paris in an edition long since out of print, the book was conceived years before the current nostalgia craze engulfed us in a neurotic flight from harsh realities. 
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2 Basten, Fred E. Lost Artwork of Hollywood. Classic Images from Cinema's Golden Age.
Watson-Guptill 1996 0823083454 / 9780823083459 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
192 pages, well illustrated, cloth, dust jacket in protective mylar covering, former owner's embossed label on front blank endpaper otherwise very good. Stated first printing. From Publishers Weekly: "The Lost Artwork of Hollywood: Classic Images from Hollywood's Golden Age, collects art - drawings, paintings, retouched photos, etc. - created for posters for promotion of Hollywood films. The 100 images, reproduced in color and drawn from trade journals like Variety, Hollywood Reporter and Motion Picture Daily, are from well-known hands such as Al Hirschfeld, Norman Rockwell and Alberto Vargas, as well as less celebrated lights." ; 12 X 9.10 X 0.90 inches; 192 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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3 Cary, Diana Serra The Hollywood Posse. the Story of a Gallant Band of Horsemen Who Made Movie History.
Houghton Mifflin 1975 0395204372 / 9780395204375 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
268 pages, illustrations, cloth, edge wear and fraying dust jacket otherwise very good. ; 9 X 6 X 1.40 inches; 268 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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4 Deutsch, Armand Me and Bogie: and Other Friends & Acquaintences from a Life in Hollywood & Beyond.
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1991 0399135952 / 9780399135958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
254 pages, cloth, DJ, very good. From Wikipedia: "Armand Deutsch (January 25, 1913 – August 13, 2005) was an American film producer and grandson of philanthropist and Sears CEO Julius Rosenwald. He believed that he was the intended target of the thrill killers Leopold and Loeb, who went on to kidnap and murder his schoolmate Robert "Bobby" Franks in 1924. ~Known as "a friendly and unobtrusive fellow," Deutsch had many famous and influential friends, including William Goetz, Frank Sinatra, and United States President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan, both of whom he met before the two married. He remained their close friend throughout Reagan's time as governor and president. In 1981, Reagan appointed Deutsch to the Presidential Task Force on the Arts & Humanities, which was established to recommend ways that both private and federal support for the arts and humanities could be enhanced. ~ Deutsch spent his youth in New York City, where he knew Truman Capote, and served in the US Navy during World War II. After service he moved to Los Angeles at the invitation of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer chief of production Dore Schary to become a film producer. His credits include The Magnificent Yankee, a biopic of Oliver Wendell Holmes, which was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actor for Louis Calhern and Best Costume Design." 
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5 Doll, Susan Marilyn. Her Life & Legend.
Beekman House 1990 0517030691 / 9780517030691 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
256 pages, well illustrated, boards, dust jacket in protective mylar covering, former owner's embossed sticker on front blank endpaper otherwise fine. From the DJ: "Hundreds of beautiful photographs, scores of them in dazzling full color and many never before published, help trace Marilyn's life and remarkable career." ; 14 X 10.30 X 1.30 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Fahey, David & Linda Rich Masters of Starlight. Photographers in Hollywood.
New York Ballantine Books 1988 0345355091 / 9780345355096 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
287 pages, well illustrated, cloth, dust jacket in protecctive mylar covering, former owner's embossed label on front blank endpaper otherwise fine. From the DJ: "Between 1910 and 1970 more than 300 still photographers plied their trade in Hollywood. Often anonymous and usually unsung, these consummate professionals had a single aim, to make me or men and women into objects of fantasy, aspiration, and longing. MASTERS OF STARLIGHT is a rich volume that commemorates both the still photographers--those silent dream weavers--and the brilliance of the Hollywood stars themselves." . ; 11.10 X 9.50 X 1.20 inches; 287 pages 
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7 Gabler, Neal An Empire of Their Own. How the Jews Invented Hollywood.
New York Crown 1988 051756808X / 9780517568088 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
502 pages, illustrations, cloth, normal wear to dust jacket otherwise very good. Stated first edition. From Wikipedia: "An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood is a 1988 non-fiction book whose topic is the careers of several prominent Jewish film producers in the early years of Hollywood. Author Neal Gabler focuses on the psychological motivations of these film moguls, arguing that their background as Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe shaped their careers and influenced the movies they made. Gabler's main thesis is that these producers (whom Gabler terms "Hollywood Jews") generally came from poor, fatherless backgrounds, and felt like outsiders in America because of their Jewishness. In Hollywood, these producers were able to run their own industry, assimilate into the American mainstream, and produce movies that fulfilled their vision of the American Dream. Gabler asserts that the nature of their business and their movies can often be traced back to their feelings of alienation as immigrants. The book also explains that the business background of the Hollywood Jews in theatre-ownership, retail distribution, and the garment industry shaped the approach these studio owners took to crafting movies for a popular audience, one similar to the marketing of films as commodities as well as works of art. The title of the book is a reference to F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished novel The Last Tycoon, in which Fitzgerald describes his protagonist, Monroe Stahr (a character inspired by the producer Irving Thalberg) as "coming hometo an empire of his own—an empire he has made." The book won the 1989 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history and the 1989 Theatre Library Association Award." ; 9.20 X 6.30 X 1.50 inches; 502 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Hirschhorn, Clive The Columbia Story
Crown 1990 0517575582 / 9780517575581 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
400 pages, illustrations, cloth, dust jacket in protective mylar, reproduction of three movie posters (Citizen Kane, Anna Christie, Gone With the Wind) pasted inside front cover, former owner's embossed label on front blank endpaper otherwise fine. From Library Journal: "The resurgent popularity of independent filmmakers in recent years makes it easy to forget the colossal movie-making empire created by the original Hollywood mega-studios, of which Columbia Pictures and Universal Studios are prime examples. Hirschhorn (formerly film and theater critic for the London Sunday Express) , who pioneered the glossy, lavish studio history with his groundbreaking The Warner Bros. Story, here offers revisions of two works published in the 1980s, maintaining their exceptional quality. The logistical dilemma of how to cram into a volume of manageable size photos and critiques for every film produced by a studio since the silent movie era (over 3000 for Universal) is cleverly overcome by the judicious use of tiny arrows to match text with illustrations, omitting captions as well as cast and production credits. Hirschhorn's virtuoso command of cinema history and the motion picture industry is demonstrated throughout, a typical example being his critique of His Girl Friday, in which he relates the film to the original Broadway play, identifies the overlapping dialog technique as having been borrowed from an earlier Frank Capra film, and provides an articulate and entertaining critique of the plot. Not only are there a multitude of black-and-white photo stills, but they are especially well selected and capture the films' mood and impact. In addition to the main, year-by-year section featuring the films, there are excellent narrative histories of each studio. Highly recommended for all libraries and essential for cinema collections. "; 12.68 X 9.69 X 1.18 inches; 400 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 Kobal, John Hollywood Glamor Portraits. 145 Photos of Stars, 1926-1949.
Dover Publications 1976 0486233529 / 9780486233529 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Xiv, 144 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the publisher: "The 145 Hollywood glamour portraits in this book show 94 of the great stars in glittering icons larger than life. Originally printed in fan magazines, on posters, and in fashion spreads, these portraits from the 20s, 30s and 40s are choice collectors items which are also remarkable as high points in portrait photographic technique. ~In the introduction to this book, Mr. Kobal discusses the mystique of these pictures as well as technical aspects, their influence on the movies and fashion photography and their magical appeal to movie fans to this day. Includes autobiographical statements by five photographers. "; 11.10 X 8.27 X 0.31 inches 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Koppes, Clayton R. & Gregory D. Black Hollywood Goes to War How Politics, Profits and Propaganda Shaped World War II Movies
New York Free Press 1987 0029035503 / 9780029035504 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
[10], 374 pages, illustrations, cloth, dust jacket, very good. Embossed label of the former owner on front blank endpaper. From the publisher: "Hollywood Goes to War is a thoroughly researched and informative study of the motion picture industry in wartime, how the hundreds of movies it turned out were slanted, manipulated and altered in furtherance of the war effort by their makers acting in concert with government officials, with emphasis on the disagreements, clashes and occasional open rebellions engendered by so uneasy a collaboration." -- Philip Dunne, Chicago Sun-Times Book Week. ; 384 pages 
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11 Koppes, Clayton R. & Gregory D. Black Hollywood Goes to War How Politics, Profits and Propaganda Shaped World War II Movies
Berkeley, University of California Press 1990 0520071611 / 9780520071612 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
[10], 374 pages, illustrations, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the back cover: "Hollywood Goes to War is a thoroughly researched and informative study of the motion picture industry in wartime, how the hundreds of movies it turned out were slanted, manipulated and altered in furtherance of the war effort by their makers acting in concert with government officials, with emphasis on the disagreements, clashes and occasional open rebellions engendered by so uneasy a collaboration." -- Philip Dunne, Chicago Sun-Times Book Week. ; 8.90 X 6.10 X 1.10 inches; 384 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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12 Leopold, David (Text) and Hirscheld, Al (Art) Hirschfeld's Hollywood The Film Art of Al Hirschfeld
Harry N. Abrams 2001 0810990520 / 9780810990524 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
96 pages, well illustrated, stiff pictorial wrappers, very good. Foreword by Larry Gelbart. From the publisher: "Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the book is illustrated with more than 100 marvelous drawings, paintings, collages, posters, billboards, murals, and other ephemera. "; 9.90 X 9 X 0.20 inches; 96 pages 
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13 McCLINTICK, DAVID Indecent Exposure. a True Story of Hollywood and Wall Street.
New York William Morrow & Co. 1982 068801349X / 9780688013493 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
544 pages, 6 plates, cloth, dj, very good. From the dj: Here is the brilliantly rendered story of the greatest scandal and most bitter power struggle in Hollywood's history. It began in the middle of 1977 with what seemed a serious but completely contained incident of embezzlement: David Begelman's forgery of Cliff Robertson's name on a $10,000 check. But by the time a year had gone by, the lives of these men and of dozens of other very powerful Hollywood figures would be engulfed in a holocaust of controversy and pain that would rock the foundations of the world's most glamorous industry for years to come. 
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14 McCOID, SHERIDAN editor Hollywood lovers.
London Orion Media, 1997 0752810359 / 9780752810355 Soft Cover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
216 pages, well illustrated (many in color) , pictorial wrappers, very good. From the back cover: "Dating, mating, love, marriage and divorce. Unbelievable true stories of amazing romantic excess in the glitziest city in the world. In their own words Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Stephanie Beacham, Gena Lee Nolin and Alexandra Paul, Charlie Sheen and Dennis Franz join wannabees and 'ordinary' people to reveal the bizarre romantic lifestyles of the men and women who live the crazy, surreal life of Hollywood. Sensational true stories: the casting couch, sex addiction, secret trysts, seedy affairs, , outlandish weddings, divorce parties, lavish romances and sordid liaisons, HOLLYWOOD LOVERS captures it all. Taken from over 300 interviews made for TV's top rating September Film Series HOLLYWOOD LOVERS." 
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15 SELZNICK, IRENE MAYER A private view.
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1983 0394401921 / 9780394401928 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
384 pages, 6 plates, cloth, dust jacket, very good. Former owner's signature on front endpaper is that of Joyce Curtis, sister to former Maine Governor Kenneth Curtis. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, 'David O. Selznick, (1902-65) American film producer, b. Pittsburgh. He worked for studios in Hollywood before founding Selznick International Pictures in 1936. Selznick's most famous movie is Gone with the Wind (1939). His other important films include A Star Is Born (1937), The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), Rebecca (1940), Spellbound (1945), Duel in the Sun (1946), The Third Man (1949), and Tender Is the Night (1962). His second wife was the actress Jennifer Jones.' 
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16 Stein, Louise Hollywood Stars. Photographs from the Kobal Collection.
San Francisco Fog City Press 2003 1740895118 / 9781740895118 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
592 pages, well illustrated, red cloth, dust jacket in protective mylar covering, two stickers on title page (former owner's embossed label and a sticker depicting the movie poster for the Astaire-Rogers movie TOP HAT) otherwise very good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Swope, John & Hopper, Dennis (Introduction) & Howe, Graham (editor) Camera over Hollywood. Photographs by John Swope 1937-1938.
Distributed Art Publishers 1999 1891024086 / 9781891024085 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
144 pages, well illustrated, pictorial boards, very good. Stated first edition. From the foreword by Mark Swope: "In 1979 my father, John Swope, died, leaving an enormous collection of photographs. The Swope family's wish has been to organize his work so that museums and educational institutions could exhibit his extraordinary achievement." From the NYT obituary of May 15, 1979: "John Swope, a photographer who had a long association with Hollywood and the theater and who was also a theatrical producer, died Friday at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 70 years old and lived in Beverly Hills. ~He had a keen interest in the theater as well as his photography. After he was graduated from Harvard University in 1930, he joined the University Players, a theater group in West Falmouth on Cape Cod that included Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Joshua Logan and the late Margaret Sullavan. And they all met again in Hollywood, where Mr. Swope lived for a while with the three actors. ~ During World War II, Mr. Swope was an Air Force flying instructor. After the war, he was a free-lance photographer for Time and Life magazines, he and his actress wife and their friends, Mel Ferrer and Gregory Peck, established the La Jolla Summer Playhouse in La Jolla, Calif. Mr. Swope produced more than 40 plays there, while continuing his magazine assignments." ; 11.10 X 10.20 X 0.70 inches; 144 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Thomas, Lawrence B. & Jesse Kaye The MGM Years. the Golden Age of Movie Musicals.
Columbia House 1971 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
138 pages, well illustrated, cloth, dust jacket in protective mylar covering, former owner's address label, otherwise fine. Introduction by Sidney Skolsky. Illustrations by Bob Harman. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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