This is a one-of-a-kind collection of rare portraits, production stills, and negatives of more than 100 legendary film directors. Found in a file cabinet formerly belonging to Films Incorporated, a Chicago-based 16mm film supplier and home video company that shuttered in the mid 1990s, this was their Director's Index, a....
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Continuum, 1994. Paperback. This is a scarce edition of famed social philosopher Adorno's analysis of classical music in a sociopolitical context.
Dark Ink, 2011. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a biography of iconic horror actor Kane Hodder signed by Hodder and the author. Hodder is best known for playing Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th films and Victor Crowley in the Hatchet films. Appears unread.
University of Miami, 1960. First Thus. Cloth. Missing dust jacket. Lots of sunning on spine and edges are scuffed. Sticker residue inside front cover. This is a pair of essays on theater lighting and design by the great Swiss architect and theorist of stage design.
Walt Disney Productions, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. This is a stated first edition collection of classic Disney animation, including frame-by-frame storyboards for certain features. Solidly bound, nice and tight. Cover has some sunning on spine, a few stains, and some sticker residue. Interior is bright and clean.
Knopf, 1979. Hardcover. Fourth printing, January 1979, signed by Bacall on half title. Spine is a little cocked and jacket has some mild wear around edges.
Harper Collins, 1993. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. This is a first printing of Bernhard's fictionalized memoir, signed by the legendary actress on title page.
Schirmer Trade Books, 2003. Paperback. Corners are a little bumbed, and spine has a small amount of rubbing at bottom. This is the out of print oral history of Memphis' iconic Stax Records.
Rhino Books, 1984. First Edition. Paperback. A scarce paperback from Rhino Records with many photos and bios of British Invasion bands, both beloved and forgotten. Front cover has a large crease, and edges have some general wear and tear all around.
Waltons' Piano and Musical Instrument Galleries, 1969. In English and Gaelic. This is a scarce 1969 collection of Edward Bunting's trilogy of Irish arrangements for the piano forte and harp: A Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland (1849); A General Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland (1809); and...
Dream Chocolate, 2004. Daniels, Ezra Claytan. First Edition. Paperback original. Includes both volumes, CD, track list bookmark, overwrap with small tear, and a promotional pamphlet from the book tour. Signed by the author/illustrator on the overwrap. Numbered 368/500. This is a rare signed copy of Daniels' out-of-print debut sci-fi graphic...
Dramatic Publishing, 2004. Paperback. This is a script of Dresser's hit off-Broadway comedy signed by the playwright.
Harcourt Brace, 1939. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. Missing dust jacket. Stamp inside front cover and owner's name written on flyleaf. A nice, affordable first American edition of Eliot's Greek mythology-inspired family drama.
J.B. Millet Company, 1900. Cloth. Front hinge cracked. Cloth is missing around spine. In protective overwrap. This the second volume in Elson's illustrated exploration of classical composers. In brown cloth with gilt lettering and decoration.
Heritage Press, 1963. Ayrton, Michael. Cloth. Missing slipcase. Very light edgewear, otherwise fine.This is an affordable limited edition with illustrations of Euripides' classic plays.
Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010. Paperback.
Backbeat, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. The hard-partying 70's are on full display in this scarce tell-all by one of Casablanca Records' co-founders. Features many color photos. A great gift for fans of Casablanca artists such as KISS, Parliament Funkadelic, the Village People, Donna Summers, and many more. Appears unread.
Left Hand Books, 1993. Paperback. This is a collection of Knowles' performance art scripts and conceptual poetry. Small amount of bending and rubbing on corners. Some soiling on top edge of back cover.
Scribner's, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Kot, cohost of NPR's Sound Opinions and rock music critic for the Chicago Tribune.
Foreign Languages Press, 1978. Hardcover. Edges of dust jacket are a bit worn. This is the second edition of Kuo Mo-Jo's play about the ancient Chinese poet.
Riverhead, 1996. 1996. Hardcover. First edition signed by the legendary singer in gold ink by author's portrait. Minor scuffing to dust jacket at top of spine.
Crown, 1962. Dotzenko, Grisha. Cloth. Small tears at edges of dust jacket and sticker residue on back cover. This is a jauntily illustrated collection of music and lyrics by the controversial humorist. With an introduction by Al Capp.
Childrens Press, 1984. Hardcover. This is a scarce non-library copy of this biography of Michael Jackson for children.
Allen and Unwin, 2018. Paperback. This is a comic memoir by Australian rock musician Molly.
Avon, 1998. Paperback. This is part of Dave Marsh's out of print series of rock and soul oral histories, detailing the full story of Parliament Funkadelic and George Clinton through first-hand accounts.