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Performing Arts : Actors - Monographs and Biographies


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Bloomsbury, London
Large 8vo in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 216pp, with plates
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More Fool Me

Penguin / Michael Joseph, London
1st printing. Heavy 8vo. in red faux cloth, silvered green lettering to spine. 388pp, plates in colour and b/w,
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More Fool Me (SIGNED COPY)

Michael Joseph, London
Heavy 8vo. in red faux cloth, 388pp, plates in colour and b/w. This copy inscribed 'Best' and signed by Stephen Fry on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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Anna Neagle says 'There's Always Tomorrow ' (SIGNED COPY)

W H Allen, London
8vo in olive faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 235pp, plates, index. This copy signed by Anna Neagle on the title-page
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Accidentally on Purpose - An Autobiography (SIGNED COPY)

Simon & Schuster, New York
1st printing. Heavy, large 8vo. in black cloth backed boards, gilt lettering to spine, 432pp, plates, index etc. Warmly inscribed and signed by Michael York on the 2nd front fly-leaf
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Billie Whitelaw..... Who He? (SIGNED COPY)

Hodder & Stoughton, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 272pp, plates, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
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Paperweight (SIGNED COPY)

Heinemann, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 470pp. Inscribed and signed by Fry on the title-page
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Greta Garbo - The Story of A Specialist

John Gifford, London
Octavo size (8vo) in green cloth, white lettering to spine 244pp plus 48pp plates
VERY GOOD- (covers dusty, slight wear to head of spine, faint mild cup ring to front cover)
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Lewis and Sybil - a memoir (SIGNED COPY)

Collins, London
Octavo size (8vo) in burgundg faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 352pp, plates, index etc. This copy signed by the author on the on the title-page without inscription
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (ink date on front blank fly-leaf) in a slightly spine sunned, and slightly edge-nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD unclipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Custard Stops At Hatfield (Inscribed copy with autographed letters and memorabilia)

Willow Books, Collins, London
Quarto size (4to) in bright red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 121pp, inscribed in red ink by Everett on the blank verso of the half title leaf 'To my chum ...., the dearest sweetest closest sort of friend that money can buy', and with red ink additions by him to the title-page illustration. PLUS Postcard from Everett whilst holidaying in St Moritz (signed as 'Edith'). Single leaf typed letter signed with an 'X' above typed 'Edith' and with a PS in silver ink signed 'Ken'. Typed letter signed in full as Kenny Everett, both the latter headed with his Lexham Gardens address in Kensington. All three are to a personal friend, undated but circa 1988 and written in Kenny's classic comedic style. Also included are printed messages from his sister and parents relating to Everett's death and funeral in 1995, both with lengthy hand written personal notes from them, a fax from Kenny's manager about the funeral, and a press obituary
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Entirely Up to You, Darling (SIGNED COPY)

Hutchinson, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 318pp, plates in colour and b/w, index etc. Flat signed by Richard Attenborough on the title-page
An extremely well preserved AS NEW clearly unread copy but for 'Christmas 2008' being neatly inscribed on top corner tip of front blank fly-leaf. In an AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Sir John Gielgud - The Centenary Gala (Gielgud Theatre, London 19 April 2004)

Gielgud Theatre, London
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, unpaginated, approx. 40pp on stiff glossy art paper, one page of text per contributor, plus photos etc. Cast list and production credits list (double sided A4 sheet) loosely inserted as issued. Two ticket stubs stapled to the first leaf. This was a one off performance and this special programme is now rare
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I'm Here, I Think, Where Are You? - Letters From A Touring Actor (SIGNED COPY)

Nick Hern, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 208pp. inscribed by Timothy West and signed by him as 'the Author' of front blank fly-leaf
One leaf creased to top corner, page-block edges very faintly tanned else otherwise an almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy in a slightly edge-creased and slightly dusty but otherwise FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Valuable Property - The Life Story of Michael Todd (SIGNED COPY)

Arbor House, New York
Heavy, large Octavo size (8vo). in red cloth backed boards, black lettering to spine, 369pp, plates, index. Inscribed and signed by Michael Todd Jr (as Michael) and additionally signed by Susan McCarthy Todd (as Susan). The inscription by Michael Todd reads Dear ----- / It turns out this was easier to get finished than to get 'Herself' started. Thanks and all the best.'. We are reliably informed 'Herself' is Elizabeth Taylor who was very slow to provide her foreword for the book
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread or barely read copy in an AS NEW unclipped Dust Jacket (faintly creased at head of spine panel, minute speck of rub to flap fold corner tips, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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British Film Institute (BFI), London Film Classics - Citizen Kane

British Film Institute (BFI), London
Paperback. 87pp, plates, bibliography etc
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Pictures by Sir Noel Coward (Christie's Auction Catalogue 18 February 1988)

Christie's, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 34 lots each illustrated in colour
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Up in the Clouds, Gentleman Please (SIGNED COPY)

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 290pp, plates, index, filmography. Presentation copy (to the book's editor) signed and inscribed thus ' Darling ____ / If this book enjoys any success - a great deal of it will be due to you! Love and gratitude from the author / John / Hills House 1980'
A a well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy copy (very slight bump to bottom cover corner tips) in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE unclipped Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Talma - A Biography of An Actor

Faber & Faber, London
Octavo size (8vo) in blue cloth backed boards, 407pp, plates, bibliography, index
Very small tear to cloth on rear spine hinge (from bumping), faint stain to top corner tip of rear cover else FINE, an otherwise very clean and tight unread or barely read copy in rubbed and slightly dusty VERY GOOD- unclipped Dust Jacket with stain to top corner of rear panel (looks quite presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Ingrid Bergman - My Story

Michael Joseph, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 480pp, filmography, plates, index
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Marilyn in Art

Elm Tree Books, London
Square Quarto size (4to). Unpaginated, approx. 150pp mainly colour plates with brief explanatory texts
FINE, a very clean and tight copy still close to new in a faintly tanned and faintly edge-rubbed but otherwise about FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Sarah Bernhardt and Her Times (Wildenstein, New York November 13 - December 28, 1984)

Wildenstein, New York
Large Quarto size (4to) in die-cut stiff card covers. 158pp, plates in colour and b/w etc.
FINE, a well preserved very clean and tight copy in a slightly dusty but otherwise about FINE clear Glassine unclipped Dust Jacket (two small nicks to head of spine panel)
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Autobiography

Oldbourne, London
336pp, plates, index
Thin sliver of sunning to spine tips. Top edge of page block slightly dusty else FINE+, an unread copy, in a faintly spine sunned but otherwise FINE unclipped Dust Jacket
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Cheap Lives (SIGNED COPY)

Little Brown, London
1st printing. 246pp, illustratrated by author. Signed by Sher on title page (no other inscriptions)
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Very Very Slightly Imperfect (SIGNED COPY)

Robson Books, London
Hardback 271pp. Crime novel by the actor Ron Moodey, inscribed and Signed by him on front blank fly-leaf
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Peter Ustinov

Peter Owen, London
Octavo size (8vo) in yellow cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 180pp, plus plates
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (name on front blank fly-leaf) in a slightly dusty and lightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD price-clipped dust jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Alec Guinness on Screen

Polygon, London
Large square Quarto size (4to) paperback. 103pp, numerous stills, filmography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of rub to cover corner tips, faint flat crease to bottom corner tip of rear cover)
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Thomas Doggett Pictur'd

The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, London
Quarto size (4to) in brown boards. 52pp, plates, maps, facsimiles etc. Subtitled - An Enquiry Into the Claims to Authenticity of the Few Supposed Representations From Life of this Famous Comedian (Born Dublin C.1650, Died Eltham 10th September 1721) and Such Idea of His Physical Appearance and Personality As Can Be Derived Therefrom and From Contemporary Descriptions (Including One of His Own)
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