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1 COFFIN, LESLEY L.; GATES, MARYA E. (FOREWORD). Lew Ayres: Hollywoods Conscientious Objector.
University Press of Mississippi, Jackson: . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A biography of the accomplished actor and staunch pacifist who changed the way America considers grounds for conscientious objection Lew Ayres (1908-1996) became known to the public when he portrayed the leading character in the epic war film All Quiet on the Western Front. The role made him a household name, introduced him to his closest friends, brought him to the attention of his first two wives, and would overshadow the rest of his career. To be a movie star was his first and only ambition as a child, but once he found success, he was never fully satisfied in his choice of profession. Although lacking a formal education, Ayres spent the rest of his life pursuing dozens of intellectual studies, interests, and hobbies. He even considered ending his acting career after just a few years to pursue a more "respectable and fulfilling" path as a director. Ayres was given not one but two comeback opportunities in his acting career in 1938 and 1945. He was cast in the film series Dr. Kildare where he showed his abilities in comedy and his unique strength at bringing a level of sincerity to even the most outlandish or idealistic character. But he was willing to give up his star status in order to follow his moral compass, insisting he serve as a noncombat medic in conscientious objection to World War II. His case made history and was a public relations disaster for the armed forces. To everyone's surprise, he was welcomed back to Hollywood with open arms and new opportunities despite his objector status. Biographer Lesley L. Coffin presents the story of a man of quiet dignity, constantly searching for the right way to live his life and torn between the public world of Hollywood and secluded life of spiritual introspection. Lesley L. Coffin, Astoria, New York, is an independent scholar and M.A. graduate in biographical studies at New York University. 224 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 50 b&w photographs, foreword, filmography, appendix, bibliography, index 
Price: 33.25 USD
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2 DAVIS, RONALD L. Duke: The Life And Image Of John Wayne.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2001. 0806133295 / 9780806133294 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Almost two decades after his death, John Wayne is still America's favorite movie star. More than an actor, Wayne is a cultural icon whose stature seems to grow with the passage of time. In this illuminating biography, Ronald L. Davis focuses on Wayne's human side, portraying a complex personality defined by frailty and insecurity as well as by courage and strength. Davis traces Wayne's story from its beginnings in Winterset, Iowa, to his death in 1979. This is not a story of instant fame: only after a decade in budget westerns did Wayne receive serious consideration, for his performance in John Ford's 1939 film Stagecoach. From that point on, his skills and popularity grew as he appeared in such classics as Fort Apache, Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Quiet Man, The Searches, The Man who Shot Liberty Valance, and True Grit. A man's ideal more than a woman's, Wayne earned his popularity without becoming either a great actor or a sex symbol. In all his films, whatever the character, John Wayne portrayed John Wayne, a persona he created for himself: the tough, gritty loner whose mission was to uphold the frontier's - and the nation's - traditional values. To depict the different facets of Wayne's life and career, Davis draws on a range of primary and secondary sources, most notably exclusive interviews with the people who knew Wayne well, including the actor's costar Maureen O'Hara and his widow, Pilar Wayne. The result is a well-balanced, highly engaging portrait of a man whose private identity was eventually overshadowed by his screen persona--until he came to represent America itself. "This book is the most complete work on Duke that I have ever read. Davis captures Duke's image, both on screen and off. It's a real page-turner." - Harry Carey, Jr. "Duke is our American royalty. What a fitting tribute Davis's book is!" - Janet Leigh "This is a wonderful book, by far the most authentic I have ever read regarding any celebrity I have ever known." - Budd Boetticher "I have read every book written about John Wayne. This is the best!" - Burt Kennedy "In 1937, when John Wayne and I played opposite each other in Born to the West (now titles Helltown), both of us would have been astonished to learn that sixty years later he would be called America's ideal American. But Ronald Davis explains this phenomenon extremely well. His searching study is engrossing, thorough, and fair." - Marsha Hunt 
Price: 18.95 USD
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3 FAIRBANKS, JR., DOUGLAS (DRAWN FROM THE FAMILY ARCHIVES BY); SCHICKEL, RICHARD (INTRODUCTION & NARRATIVE). The Fairbanks Album.
New York Graphic Society, Boston: 1995. 0821206370 / 9780821206379 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Reading copy. Library discard 
An attempt to show through the visible record of two linked lives "what it was like not just to be Fairbankses (interesting enough), but what it has been like to be famous in our age. The author sees the elder Fairbanks and his second wife, Mary Pickford, beloved "Doug-and-Mary," as the first celebrities of the media age. 360 illustrations. 
Price: 18.72 USD
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4 FIELDS, W.C.; ANOBILE, RICHARD J. (EDITOR). A Flask Of Fields: Verbal & Visual Gems From The Films Of W. C. Fields.
Darien House Inc., New York: 1972. 0393085430 / 9780393085433 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 13.30 USD
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5 FITZGERALD, PENELOPE. At Freddie's.
Flamingo, London: 1997. 0006542557 / 9780006542551 Second Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
In the 1960s Freddie's was the usual name for the Temple Stage School, which supplied the West End theatres with children for roles in everything from Shakespeare to pantomime. Freddie, the proprietress, is a formidable woman, of unknown age and provenance. But everybody who is anybody claims to know her. By sheer force of character and single-minded thrust she has turned herself into a national institution. This story of what happened at Freddie's is not only for theatre-lovers, but for people who care about children, or hate them, or were - once upon a time - children themselves. In particular, it is for those of us who sometimes pretend to be what we are not - that is to say, act a little. "A jewel of a book." - Daily Mail 
Price: 5.84 USD
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6 GOLD, ARTHUR & FIZDALE, ROBERT. The Divine Sarah: A Life Of Sarah Bernhardt.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1991. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
After years of research, the authors managed to delve beneath the layers of legend and fiction (much of it promulgated irrepressibly by Sarah Bernhardt herself) to give us a glorious portrait of this exquisitely beautiful, iron-willed and tempestuous young girl, the daughter of a Jewish courtesan in Paris (and intended like Gigi, for the same career), who profited fom the influence of one of her mother's aristocratic lovers to wangle a precious place as a student at the Comedie Francaise, and from there launched herself into immortality. Includes an Index. Illustrated. 
Price: 9.49 USD
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7 KAHAN, STANLEY. An Actor's Workbook
Harcourt, Brace & World, New York: 1967. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 23.75 USD
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8 LOZADA, MARIA CECILIA & O'DONNABHAIN, BARRA (EDITORS). The Dead Tell Tales: Essays In Honor Of Jane E. Buikstra.
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press: 2013. Monograph 76. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Honoring Jane Buikstra's pioneering work in the development of bioarchaeological research, the essays in this volume stem from a symposium held at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Multiple generations of Buikstra's former doctoral students and other colleagues gathered to discuss the impact of her mentorship. The essays are remarkable for their breadth, in terms of both the topics discussed and the geographical range they cover. The contributions highlight the dynamism of bioarchaeology, which owes so much to the strong foundations laid down over the last few decades. The volume documents the degree to which bioarchaeological approaches have become normalized and integrated into anthropological research: bioarchaeology has moved out of the appendix and into the interpretation of archaeological data. New perspectives have emerged, partly in response to theoretical changes within anthropology, but also as a result of the engagement of the broader discipline with bioarchaeology. Mara Cecilia Lozada is a Peruvian bioarchaeologist who has been conducting archaeological research in the South Central Andes for twenty years. She is currently a research associate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Irish bioarchaeologist Barra O'Donnabhain is currently on the faculty of the Department of Archaeology at University College Cork, and is on the board of directors of the Los Angeles-based Institute for Field Research. 8.5 x 11 in., 49 figures, 27 tables 
Price: 79.80 USD
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9 MCCARTHY, CLIFFORD. Bogey: The Films Of Humphey Bogart.
Cadillac Publishing, New York:1965. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket has a few nicks. 

Price: 8.79 USD
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10 MCCARTHY, CLIFFORD. Bogey: The Films Of Humphey Bogart.
Cadillac Publishing, New York:1965. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket has a few nicks. 

Price: 11.16 USD
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11 PARKE, LAWRENCE. Since Stanislavski And Vakhtangov: The Method As A System For Today's Actor.
Acting World Books, Hollywood: 1986. 0961528885 / 9780961528881 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Draws together a great many strands of the Stanislavksi System and brings to the discussion each step of the way historical background, theoretical insight, and practical direction. Includes an Index. 
Price: 70.30 USD
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12 PERTWEE, JOHN & HOWE, DAVID J. Doctor Who: I Am The Doctor - John Pertwee's Final Memoir.
Virgin Publishing, London: 1996. 1852276215 / 9781852276218 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
A nostalgic trip back in time with the doctor himself as your guide. In this book, completed just days before his death, the late actor, comedian, entertainer, and raconteur, Jon Pertwee, presents for the first time ever in print stories of his time playing favourite Time Lord. Includes an Index. 
Price: 182.78 USD
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13 RUSSELL, ERIC FRANK. Wasp.
Methuen & Co., London: 1986. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
"We want you to become a wasp," said the Secret Service man. "See this picture? Four men dead, a car smashed, all because a tiny insect was buzzing around. A tiny insect which caused panic, destruction and death. Under the right circumstances, one man can shake a government." "You want me to be that kind of wsp? asked Mowry. "All right, I volunteer," "We knew you would," said the Secret Service man. It was an unorthodox way to fight a war, especially an interplanetary war. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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14 RUTHERFORD, LUCY. Demi Lovato & Selena Gomez: The Complete Unofficial Story Of The Bffs.
ECW Press, Toronto: 2009. 155022901X / 9781550229011 First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
From child actors on Barney to co-stars in Disney's Princess Protection Program, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez have been best friends forever. Accomplished actors, singers, musicians, and dancers, Demi and Selena have earned the admiration of millions of fans. Demi, star of Camp Rock, has a smash hit album, Don't Forget, and an original Disney Channel show Sonny With a Chance. With a debut album out in 2009, Selena Gomez stars as Alex in Wizards of Waverly Place, winning the Kids Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress. Want to know more? Look no further. Packed with tons of full-color photos, Demi Lovato & Selena Gomez: The Complete Unofficial Story of the BFFs is the most comprehensive guide to these amazing Texan girls: what they were like growing up, their families, first roles, their hit shows and castmates, their famous best friends the Jonas Brothers, and how making music means so much to them. 
Price: 13.49 USD
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15 STAFF OF PLAYBILL-THE NATIONAL THEATRE MAGAZINE. Playbill: Wait Until Dark.
Playbill, Inc., New York: 1958. January 1966, Volume 3, Number 11. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Broadway Play by Fredrick Knott with Lee Remick, Mitchell ryan, Val bisoglio, James Congdon, Julie Herrod And James Tolkan. 
Price: 61.75 USD
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16 WALDMAN, ALLISON J. The Barbra Streisand Scrapbook.
Carol Publishing Group, New York: 1993. 0806514884 / 9780806514888 First Printing. A Citadel Press Book. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Here is everything you ever wanted to know about Barbra Streisand, and then some. Highly illustrated. 
Price: 21.85 USD
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17 WISHENGRAD, MORTON. The Eternal Light.
Crown Publishers, New York: 1947. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition. There are stains on the front cover. 
Twenty-six radio plays from the "Eternal Light" program. Includes a Glossary of Radio Terms. 
Price: 47.03 USD
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