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Film Studies, Part 1 - Monographs

(BAILEY A8032)
BAILEY, PEARL. Talking to Myself. xiv, 233 pp. autobiography. Includes reflections on race issues and show business in America. Small 8vo, 1/4 cloth, d.j. First ed. New York, Harcourt Brace, 1971. Near-fine/Near-fine (d.j. flap creased.) $5.00 [Order]

(BEAVERS A15808)
[African American film star] Popkin, Leo C., director. Prison Bait (1939) [Lobby card with LOUISE BEAVERS]. Vintage lobby card for Black cast film, the feature-length dramatic comedy directed by Leo C. Popkin, starring LOUISE BEAVERS, Reginald Fenderson, Monte Hawley; produced by Ted Toddy Pictures, Co. This was the second of Popkin's dramatic films featuring the talented Beavers. Beavers had already worked in more than 90 Hollywood films by this time, but never in the leading roles she played in the black cast films. In Hollywood she is remembered for her performance as Delilah Johnson in Imitation of Life (1934) or as Gussie in Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House (1948), and of course for her ground-breaking T.V. series Beulah in the early 50s.. Pictorial card (11 x 14 inches), printed in blue ink on card stock. 1939. About fine (bright and clean.) $57.50 [Order]
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(COPPOLA, E A5639)
COPPOLA, ELEANOR. Notes on the Making of Apocalypse Now. Jacket design by Mary Ellen Mark. 297 pp., 11 b&w photos, cast of characters. 8vo, wraps. Third ed. New York, Limelight, 1993. Fine. $16.00 [Order]

CineAction. CineAction 44 (July 1997). This special issue on performance contains 2 articles on DOROTHY DANDRIDGE. Important film studies magazine. 8vo, wraps. 1997. Cover lightly rubbed, else clean tight copy. $45.00 [Order]

(DASH A2488)
DASH, JULIE. Daughters of the Dust: The Making of an African American Woman's Film. 173 pp., photo illus. throughout. Dialogue between Julie Dash and bell hooks, film script, excerpts from Gullah translation, filmog., recipes. Intro. Toni Cade Bambara. Important book about a ground-breaking African American woman filmmaker's epic film. Small sq. 4to, wraps. First ed. New York, The New Press, 1992. Very slight scuffing lower edge, else fine. $7.00 [Order]

(DASH A15983)
DASH, JULIE. Daughters of the Dust: The Making of an African American Woman's Film (Signed by Dash). 173 pp., photo illus. throughout. Dialogue between Julie Dash and bell hooks, film script, excerpts from Gullah translation, filmog., recipes. Intro. Toni Cade Bambara. Personal inscription by Dash (full signature) with inscribee's full name on upper edge of flyleaf. Important book about the this ground-breaking epic film. Small sq. 4to, wraps. First ed. New York, The New Press, 1992. Near fine (light cover rubbing). $40.00 [Order]

GILLIATT, PENELOPE. Sunday Bloody Sunday. 135 pp. Script of the John Schlesinger film starring Glenda Jackson.. 8vo, cloth, d.j. New York, Viking, 1972. Near-fine/V.G.+. (small tear in d.j. lower front corner). $20.00 [Order]

(HARLOW A8360)
Stenn, David. Bombshell: The Life and Death of JEAN HARLOW. xii, 370 pp., illus., filmog., radio appearances, interviews, notes, index. Important well-researched biography. 8vo, 1/4 cloth, d.j. First ed. New York, Doubleday, 1991. As new. $75.00 [Order]

Estrin, Mark W. LILLIAN HELLMAN, plays, films, memoirs: a reference guide. xvi, 378 pp., frontis photo, index. Full bibliography of all primary and secondary sources, adaptations of Hellman's work. 8vo, buckram. No d.j. as issued. Boston, G.K. Hall, 1980. Fine. $30.00 [Order]

HOPPER, HEDDA and James Brough. The Whole Truth and Nothing But. 331 pp., plus 16 pp. center section of photos. The wisdom and stories behind the 50 years of Hollywood headlines. Personally INSCRIBED BY HOPPER with comment on Lillian Hellman. 8vo, cloth, d.j. New York, Doubleday, 1963. V.G.+ crisp copy, in mildly worn d.j. (light shelf rubbing; numerous short tears to d.j., but only two tiny chips at upper edge). $50.00 [Order]

(KEATON A4433)
Moor, Jonathan. DIANE KEATON: The Story of the Real Annie Hall. 175 pp. biography of the Hollywood actress, also increasingly well-known as a photographer. 8vo, boards, d.j. First ed. New York, St. Martin's, 1989. Fine, in v.g. d.j. $22.50 [Order]

LANCHESTER, ELSA. Herself. 327 pp. autobiography, index. 8vo, cloth, d.j. First ed. New York, St. Martin's, 1983. Near-fine, in near-fine d.j. $18.00 [Order]

(MINH-HA A2489)
MINH-HA, TRINH T. Framer Framed. 276 pp., b&w illus. Film scripts of Naked Spaces-Living is Round, Surname Viet Given Name Nam, & Reassemblage, plus texts of 9 interviews with J. Mayne, P. Parmar, Isaac Julien & L. Mulvey, et al. Small 4to, wraps. New York and London, Routledge, 1992. Fine. $16.50 [Order]

REININGER, LOTTE. Shadow Theatres and Shadow Films. 128 pp., 75 photographs, 142 diagrams and drawings, 4 color plates, bibliog. A survey of everything from Asian shadow puppet theatre to animation. A mix of history and detailed tips on how to produce an animated film using cut-out figures. Written by the first and greatest European silhouette filmmaker of the 20th century; includes a dozen or so of the frames from her Weimar era animated films, Cinderella, Voyage of Prince Achmed, and others. Scarce. Small 4to, cloth, d.j. London, Batsford, 1970. V.G. with owner name on flyleaf, in moderately rubbed V.G. price-clipped d.j. $200.00 [Order]

(WATERS, E A4390)
WATERS, ETHEL with Charles Samuels. His Eye is on the Sparrow: An Autobiography. 251 pp. not illus. Biog. of renowned blues singer and actress ("Pinky", "As Thousands Cheer", "Member of the Wedding", "Mamba's Daughters", "Cabin in the Sky", and many more.) 8vo, grey cloth, upper edge colored, pictorial endpapers. Garden City, Doubleday, 1951. V.G.-. Some fraying and short tear at head of spine. Corners rubbed. No d.j. $7.50 [Order]

Waldron, Robert. OPRAH!. 201 pp., illus., bibliog. 8vo, 1/4 cloth, d.j. Stated first edition. New York, St. Martin's, 1987. Fine/About fine. $5.00 [Order]

WOODLAWN, HOLLY with JEFF COPELAND. A Low Life in High Heels: The Holly Woodlawn Story. xi, 305 pp., 32 illus. Adventures in the world of Warhol's avant-garde through the eyes of Andy's last superstar drag queen. Intro. by Paul Morrissey. 8vo, papered bds., d.j. First ed. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1991. Fine, in fine dustjacket. $47.50 [Order]

Film Studies, Part 2 - General Books

BAMBARA, TONI CADE. Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions: Fiction, Essays, and Conversations. 257 pp. Ed. and pref. Toni Morrison. Fiction and film criticism on contemporary Black cinema (Julie Dash, Spike Lee, Ousmane Sembene, Larry Clark, et al.) 8vo, papered boards., d.j. First ed. New York, Pantheon, 1996. Fine/Fine. $16.50 [Order]

(BOBO, J A15849)
BOBO, JACQUELINE, ed. Black Women Film & Video Artists. xviii, 246 pp., filmog., bibliog. 11 critical texts which do much to restore the historic place of black women filmmakers. 8vo, wraps. New York, Routledge, 1998. As new. $30.00 [Order]

(BOGLE A6250)
BOGLE, DONALD. Brown Sugar: Eighty Years of America's Black Female Superstars. 208 pp., over 150 b&w illus., bibliog., index. From Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Ma Rainey and Josephine Baker to Aretha Franklin, the Supremes, Cicely Tyson, Miriam Makeba, Vonetta McGee, Pam Grier and Tamara Dobson. Useful survey. 4to, wraps. Reprint of 1980 ed. New York, Da Capo, 1990. Near-fine. $18.00 [Order]

(Camera Obscura A14956)
Camera Obscura. Camera Obscura No. 1 (1976). 142 pp. The inaugural issue of this highly important journal of feminist film criticism. Contains interview with Yvonne Rainer; texts on Jackie Raynal's "Deux Fois"; and a theoretical essay, "The Apparatus," by Jean-Louis Baudry; Woman Working by Christina Creveling. 8vo, wraps. First ed. 1976. About near fine clean tight copy (light rubbing at corner tips, spine crease). $20.00 [Order]

(Femme Flicke A12737)
Spangler, Tina, ed. Femme Flicke No. 7 (1997). 34 pp.This issue of the independent lesbian film magazine contains an interview with black filmmaker Cheryl Dunye on her film Watermelon Woman (a narrative about a black documentary filmmaker piecing together the life of a long-forgotten black actress); an additional 6 pp. insert Guide to Women directors, listing more than 250 directors and their films; reviews of 7 important lesbian films from 1997. 8vo, stiff card wraps. Cambridge, 1997. Fine. $20.00 [Order]

(FULLER A7068)
FULLER, KATHRYN H. At the Picture Show: Small-Town Audiences and the Creation of Movie Fan Culture. 248 pp., b&w illus. and photos, notes, bibliog., index. 8vo, 1/4 cloth, d.j. Review copy. Smithsonian, 1996. Near-fine (half-title page crinkled), in fine d.j. $20.00 [Order]

LAWRENCE, AMY. Echo and Narcissus: Women's Voices in Classical Hollywood Cinema. x, 212 pp., notes, references, filmog., index. Important feminist film critique of the silencing of the woman's voice in classical American cinema. Includes close analysis of: Sadie Thompson (both versions), Rain (both versions), Blackmail, Sorry Wrong Number, The Spiral Staircase, Notorious, To Kill a Mockingbird. 8vo, cloth, d.j. First ed. Berkeley, Univ. of California Press, 1991. Fine/Fine. (Pub. at $47.50). $22.00 [Order]

MCCORMICK, RICHARD W. Politics of the Self: Feminism and the Postmodern in West German Literature & Film. 262 pp., bibliog., index. Scholarly analysis. 8vo, wraps. Princeton, Princeton Univ. Press, 1991. Near-fine (rem. mark). $16.00 [Order]

(MINH-HA A11388)
MINH-HA, TRINH T. When the Moon Waxes Red: Representation, Gender and Cultural Politics. x, 251 pp., b&w illus. Widely studied classic texts on Third World art and culture, issues of spectatorship, and more, by an avant-garde filmmaker. 8vo, wraps. Routledge, 1991. As new. $15.50 [Order]

NOBLE, PETER. The Negro in films. 288 pp. including 39 photos, list of illus., appendices (including Griffith's defense of Birth of a Nation), lists of films, index. A historical study on race relations in British and Hollywood films by a British film critic. Includes both social history and sections on individual stars, including Paul Robeson, Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Rex Ingram, Katherine Dunham, and many others. 8vo, black cloth. First ed. thus. London, Skelton Robinson, 1949. V.G.+. Tight clean copy with extremities lightly rubbed. $25.00 [Order]

(PENLEY A6618)
PENLEY, CONSTANCE and SHARON WILLIS, eds. Male Trouble. 316 pp., notes, index. A major collection of critical feminist texts on the concept of "masculinity" in the popular media; Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, Pee Wee Herman, Chen Kaige, et al. 8vo, wraps. Minneapolis, Univ. of Minnesota, 1993. Near-fine. $17.50 [Order]

RABINOVITZ, LAUREN. Points of Resistance: Women, Power & Politics in the New York Avant-Garde Cinema 1943-71. xi, 250 pp., filmog., notes, extensive bibliog., index. Focus on Maya Deren, Shirley Clarke and Joyce Wieland; well researched contextual material on the New American cinema movement of the sixties and avant-garde theater developments. 8vo, cloth. (No d.j., as issued). Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1991. As new. $27.50 [Order]

(SEGRAVE A11128)
SEGRAVE, KERRY and LINDA MARTIN. The Continental Actress: European Film Stars of the Postwar Era. 314 pp., 80 b&w illus., biographies, filmographies, bibliographies, index. Includes: Anna Magnani, Brigitte Bardot, Simone Signoret, Monica Vitti, and many more. 8vo, cloth. No d.j. (as issued.) First ed. Jefferson, McFarland, 1990. As new. Fine bright copy.. $15.75 [Order]

(SLIDE A7762)
SLIDE, ANTHONY. The Griffith Actresses. 181 pp., approx. 150 illus., appendices of names. Chapters on Blanche Sweet, Mary Pickford, Mae Marsh, Carol Dempster, the Gish Sisters, Clarine Seymour, Miriam Cooper. Large 8vo, cloth, d.j. New York, A.S. Barnes, 1973. Fine, in near-fine d.j. $35.00 [Order]

SULLIVAN, KAYE. Films For, By, and About Women. Series II. 780 pp. Approx. 3000 films listed with brief synopsis, date, running time, film source. Appendices include a long list of women filmmakers, and a substantial subject index. Important reference work. Stout 8vo, cloth. No d.j. as issued. Metuchen, Scarecrow Press, 1985. Fine. $40.00 [Order]

Monographs . . . . . [ A-D], [E-K], [L-R], [S-Z]
General Books . . . [A-M], [N-Z]
Photography . . . . [Monographs & General Books]
Film Studies . . . . [Monographs & General Books]
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