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1 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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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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3 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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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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5 KAHAN, STANLEY. An Actor's Workbook
Harcourt, Brace & World, New York: 1967. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 23.75 USD
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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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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: 61.28 USD
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12 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: 21.61 USD
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13 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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