Used and Out of Print Books on Movies,
Stage, Radio & Television
Acting: A Handbook of The Stanislavski Method -compiled by- Toby Cole.
Introduction -by- Lee Strasberg (Bonanza Books. New York. Revised Edition. 3rd printing. 1973) ISBN 0517050358. Used
hardcover book in dust jacket. 223 pages. Covered with clear plastic sleeve. Sticker on front endpaper. Else very good.
Blues Brothers: Private -written by- Judith Jacklin & Tino Insana -designed
-by- J Jacklin. The personnel files of Sister Mary Stigmata on the Blues
Brothers (Perigee Books, The Putnam Publishing Group, ISBN 0399504761. Used
softcover book, unpaginated, covers worn on edges and bumped in corners, rear
cover is damaged, pages are very good.
Cartoons One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation -by- Giannalberto Bendazzi. ISBN 0861964454.
A comprehensive and encyclopaedic history and critique of world animation. Used softcover book. 514 pages. (John
Libbey & Co. London. 1994) Corners bumped. A few marks on edges of pages. Else in very good
Creative Clowning -by- Bruce Fife, Tony Blanco, Steve Kissell, Bruce Johnson, Ralph Dewey, Hal Diamond,
Jack Wiley & Gene Lee. ISBN 0941599035. Illustrated -by- Ed Harris. This volume goes beyond
merely explaining how to perform the physical skills; it teaches the reader how to use
these skills creatively to become funny and entertaining; drawing from the combined
experience and talents of 8 professional entertainers and respected authors, it
provides step-by-step instructions on everything from juggling, to creating and telling
jokes, and even how to set up and operate a home based clowning business. (Java Publ Co,
Colorado Springs, CO, 1988) Used softcover book, 223 pages, ex-library with the usual marks and stamps, pocket and
borrower's card inside rear cover, covered in clear contact, corners bumped and lightly soiled, else very good.
Freaks And Geeks: The
Complete Scripts Volume 1: Episodes 1-9 -introduction by- Paul Feig. The
first nine shooting scripts, including deleted scenes and dialogue; includes the
pilot episode directed by Jake Kasdan, and commentary from the writers of each
episode, plus a scrapbook of behind-the-scenes materials, photos, memos and notes (Newmarket
Press, New York, 2004) ISBN 155704645X /1-55704-645-X. Used softcover book, 606
pages. Some creases to covers, else very good. Weighs 1 kilogram.
Gilbert And Sullivan, The
D'Oyly Carte Years, The Official Picture History -by- Robin Wilson &
Frederic Lloyd introduction by Lord Wilson forewords by Dame
Bridget D'Oyly Carte DBE & John Reed OBE. The
D'Oyly Carte Opera company has amassed a vast archive of photographs, drawings,
posters and programmes associated with every D'Oyly Carte production of the
Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas from its inception in 1875 through to its
closure in 1982; this book contains the cream of that collection; more than 450
photographs with an authoritative chronology
(Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, first ed, 1984) ISBN 0297785052. Hardcover
book in price-clipped dust jacket, 216 pages, inscription to previous owner has been
blacked out on fep, wear along lower edge of boards on fep, dust jacket is worn &
discoloured along edges & knocked in corners, book itself is very good. This
book weighs 1.2 kilograms.
Hollywood In A Suitcase -by- Sammy Davis, Jnr. Sammy
gives a personal accolade to a number of movie 'greats' and looks at the
highlights and heartaches of movie-making; he also touches on the role of
the black actor in Hollywood and discusses the use of stars in politics, in particular his own involvement with Richard Nixon
(Granada, London, 1980) ISBN 0246110996, hardcover in good dust jacket, 255pp, dust jacket is
worn along edges and has foxing, book is in excellent condition.
Me - Looking Back -by-
Naomi Jacob. The author's reminiscences of the early stage and music hall life;
she also makes mention of her role in the suffragette movement; illustrated with
b/w plates (Hutchinson & Co, London, 1950) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 224
pages, marked and worn black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, corners
knocked, bookplate inside cover, foxing on first and last few pages and on page
edges, bookshop bookplate inside cover, else good.
Our Theatres In The Eighties -by- Sheridan Morley.
A collection of Sheridan Morley's theatre reviews, first published in Punch 1980-89; a book about actors, directors,
composers, playwrights, lyricists, designers, managements, and audiences; intended to be a reminder of what it has
been like to be in certain theatres on certain nights though the 1980's; illustrated with line drawings (Hodder and Stoughton,
Sevenoaks, Kent, 1990) ISBN 0340509791. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 250 pages, dust jacket is a little worn
along upper edge, foxing on fep & page ends, else in very good condition.
Teaching Mime -by- Rose Bruford. (Methuen & Co Ltd. London. Reprint. 1960) Used hardcover book. No dust
jacket. 235 pages. Very good green cloth covers with good gilt lettering on spine. Foxing on endpapers, first and
last few pages and on edges of pages. Bookshop bookplate on front free endpaper. Name written on second free
endpaper. Else very good.
Television Show Book. Full of b/w & colour
photos of television stars & pop groups of the 1960's; a pic of the very
young Rolling Stones on the cover; Lulu, Richard Chamberlain of 'Dr Kildare',
The Dave Clark Five, Cilla Black, Billy Fury, Michael Landon, Gene Barry &
Gary Conway of 'Burke's Law', The Beatles, Adam Faith, Sandi Shaw, Dick van
Dyke, Patrick McGoohan of 'Danger Man', Vince Edwards of 'Ben Casey', The
Beverley Hillbillies, Ready Steady Go!, David Janson of 'The Fugitive', Z Cars,
Stingray, Front Page Story, No Time for Sergeants, Wrestling, No Hiding Place,
westerns, The Saint, & more! (undated circa 1965 Purnell) hardcover in worn
dust jacket torn at bottom, pages in good cond
The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan -introduced and edited by- Ian Bradley. Opera Librettos.
The complete text of all the Gilbert & Sullivan operas which are still performed today, together with extensive
annotations covering "lost songs"; alterations adnd additions; obscure allusions; production points; and comments
of interest. Each opera has an introduction which places it in context and gives a potted history of performance.
1197 pages. (Oxford University Press. Oxford. 2001) ISBN 0198167105. Used softcover book. Corners are bumped. Light
soiling on edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 2 kilograms.
The Complete Yes Minister, The Diaries Of
A Cabinet Minister By The Right Hon. James Hacker M.P. -edited by- Jonathan Lynn & Antony Jay, Omnibus
edition containing the 3 books covering Jim Hacker's time as minister for
Administrative Affairs (Book Club Associates, London, 1984) No ISBN. Used hardcover book in dust jacket,
514 pages, dust jacket is marked, worn and creased on edges, corners bumped with small chips and tears,
inscription to previous owner of fep, foxing on edges of pages, else very good.
The Divine Sarah, A Life of Sarah Bernhardt -by- Arthur Gold & Robert Fizdale.
Delves beneath the layers of legend and fiction (much of it promulgated by Bernhardt herself) to
create a marvellous portrait of this beautiful, iron-willed and tempestuous
stage star; drawing on her own writings, on previously unpublished letters, on
reminiscences and critical appraisal of friends and admirers, this is a unique
perspective on the life of one of the supreme artists of the theatre (HarperCollins,
London, First Edition, 1992) ISBN 0002170825. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 353
pages, dust jacket is worn along edges and knocked in corners, remainder mark at bottom
of pages, shop stamp inside cover, else very good. This book weighs 1.1 kilograms.
The Folies Bergère -by-
Paul Derval translated by Lucienne Hill with a preface by Maurice Chevalier. Memoirs of
the Director of the great Parisian music hall; anecdotes, posters, wonderful b/w
photos of the shows & girls (First English Edition, 1955, Methuen, London) hardcover, no dust jacket, 147pp,
ex-library with the usual marks & stamps, marked blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, pages are good.
The Impossible Theatre, The Chichester
Festival Theatre Adventure by its founder Leslie Evershed-Martin, prologue
by Laurence Olivier. Theatre. How the founder of the Chichester
Festival Theatre acted on his dream, and got his practical, financial and moral
backing; how the theatre was designed and built; how he persuaded Sir Laurence
Olivier to become its first director, and even how close to disaster the first
season was; illustrated with b/w photographs (Phillimore, London, First edition, 1971) ISBN
0900592176. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 144 pages, dust jacket is fairly tattered, torn
and chipped on edges, and is now protected with a clear plastic sleeve, book
itself is very good with light foxing on edges of pages.
The Philo Story 1951-1989: The
Evolution of The Canberra Philarmonic Society -by- Mike Webster (self published by
Mike Webster, Canberra. First Edition. May 1990) ISBN 0731694430. Used softcover book.
Stiff card covers. 138 pages. A few knocks on edges of covers and corners. Small stains on
edges of pages. Else very good.
The World Of The Forsytes -by- John Fisher. The Forsytes are surely the best
known English upper-class family, known not only from John Galsworthy's six
novels which created them, but also on the BBC television series "The
Forsyte Saga"; in this volume the author illuminates the social background
of the Forsytes in terms of straight historical documentation, but following
faithfully the themes provided by Galsworthy's novels; he illustrates the heyday
of the English upper middle classes, their standards of living and behaviour,
their occupations and pastimes, their political beliefs and their (still
substantial) possessions; there are fascinating chapters on Edwardian fashions,
conventions, childhood, marital fidelity and divorce, habits of eating and
drinking, furniture, architecture, education, recreation and the social
junketing of the Twenties; illustrated with photographs, engravings, drawings
and paintings (Book Club Associates, London, 1976) Used hardcover book in
dust jacket, 224 pages, light wear to edges of dust jacket, else in fine condition.
TV Camera Operation (Media
Manuals) -by- Gerald Millerson. A thoroughly nuts-and-bolts book which tells and
shows with diagrams all moves and techniques that go into camerawork
(1973, Focal Press, London) ISBN 0240508513. Used softcover book, 160 pages,
first page has been neatly removed, name blacked out at top of half title page,
page edges soiled, corners knocked, else good.