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found: 11 books

 WARNER BROS., Ceiling Zero
WARNER BROS.
Ceiling Zero
New York: Lynn Publishing Co, 1936. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good - to Near Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is edge wear, bumping, rubbing and some paper loss to the spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers. The bottom rear spine joint has cracked a bit, with some wear and chipping to the paper. The text pages are mostly clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. This is a photoplay style book with black and white photographs of the movie throughout. This book is based on the Warner Bros. Film of the same name, which in turn was based on the broadway production. "Old pals Jake Lee (Pat O'Brien) , Tex Clarke (Stuart Erwin) and Dizzy Davis (James Cagney) flew together in the Army during World War I. Almost 20 years later, Jake is the manager of the Newark, New Jersey branch of Federal Airlines, a New York-based airline company. Tex works as an airmail pilot and Dizzy, also still flying aircraft, is seeking employment with his friends. Prior to his hot-shot arrival (Dizzy does a few tricks in the air before landing) , a New York associate warns Jake about Dizzy, calling him unreliable and troublesome. Insulted, Jake replies that Dizzy is one of the best pilots in the country, telling a few stories about his fearlessness and bravery.". Very Good .
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Book number: 33031
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 27 | JP„ 3817]
Keywords: Drama Warner Brothers Pat O'brien James Cagney Aviation World War I Pilots Ace Pilots Drama

 FITZHUGH, PERCY K., Tom Slade Boy Scout of the Moving Pictures
FITZHUGH, PERCY K.
Tom Slade Boy Scout of the Moving Pictures
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1915. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book is in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The covers also have some ground-in dirt and spotting. The text pages are clean and bright. The book has photographic endpapers and includes movie stills throughout. "Fitzhugh's inspiration for his Boy Scout characters came from several of the boys in the local Scout Troop. While Fitzhugh’s characters were involved in adventures that were exciting, they were always plausible. The Roy Blakeley series in particular also featured humorous dialog among its characters that was surprisingly irreverent for its time (one Roy Blakeley book turned on a quixotic hike where the characters were only allowed to turn in one direction, resulting in the characters circling the same lake repeatedly for several chapters before any action took place). These aspects of his stories boosted their popularity and added a component of depth and realism that was lacking in many of the other so called "boys’ series books" of the day. Nearly all of Fitzhugh’s Boy Scout books bore the official seal of approval of the BSA." (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ .
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Book number: 37440
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP„ 2181]
Keywords: Photoplays Percy K. Fitzhugh Tom Slade Series Boy Scouts Books Into Film Photoplays

 FOWLER, GUY (NOVELIZED BY), The Dawn Patrol from the First National and Vitaphone Picture Starring Richard Barthelmess (Based on the Story By John Monk Saunders)
FOWLER, GUY (NOVELIZED BY)
The Dawn Patrol from the First National and Vitaphone Picture Starring Richard Barthelmess (Based on the Story By John Monk Saunders)
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1930. Reprint. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; This book is in Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and fraying. There is a slight slant to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean, but do have generalized light toning due to the acid content of the paper. There is some waterspotting to the edges of the text block, which has traveled up to the bottom edges of the text pages. "The Dawn Patrol is a 1930 American Pre-Code World War I film starring Richard Barthelmess and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. It was directed by Howard Hawks, a former World War I flight instructor, who even flew in the film as a German pilot in an uncredited role. The Dawn Patrol won the Academy Award for Best Story for John Monk Saunders. It was subsequently remade in 1938, with the same title, and the original was then renamed Flight Commander and released later as part of the Warner Bros. Film catalog.". Good .
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Book number: 36548
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP„ 2181]
Keywords: Photoplay Guy Fowler John Monk Saunders Aviation Aeronautics / Astronautics Movies Movie Tie-in Photoplays

 FRINGS, KETTI, Hold Back the Dawn
FRINGS, KETTI
Hold Back the Dawn
New York: Triangle Books, 1941. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- to Near Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has several small edge nicks, tears and rubbed spots, along with chipping to the spine ends. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page. "Ketti Frings (28 February 1909 – 11 February 1981) was an American author, playwright, and screenwriter who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1958...In 1941 her novel Hold Back the Dawn was adapted for the screen. The resulting movie was directed by Mitchell Leisen and starred Olivia de Havilland and Charles Boyer. She wrote her first Broadway play, Mr. Sycamore, in 1942. The play featured Lillian Gish and Stuart Erwin in the lead roles.". Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 37135
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP„ 1636]
Keywords: Photoplay Ketti Frings Paulette Goddard Charles Boyer Olivia De Havilland Modern Fiction Books Into Film Romance Photoplays

 GRAY, CHARLESON (STORY BY JAMES A. CREELMAN), The Vagabond Lover
GRAY, CHARLESON (STORY BY JAMES A. CREELMAN)
The Vagabond Lover
New York: A. L. Burt Company, 1930. 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; A novelization by Charleson Gray based on a story by James A. Creelman. This is the true first edition of the novelization of the movie. Illustrated with three black and white stills and the frontispiece showing scenes from the movie starring Rudy Vallee. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a slight rearward slant to the spine of the book and some light edge wear, rubbing and beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there are several pages with small edge chips and some beginning foxing. "A Failure! Rudy Bronson saw looking down at the puncture pattern on the tips of his shoes, his mouth twisted in a grim, unhappy line. He was a slim, apparently sensitive boy, with a crest of waving blond hair and eyes in which the spirit of the dreamer wass fused with that of the romantic." "The Vagabond Lover is a 1929 American Pre-Code black-and-white, comedy-drama musical film about a small-town boy who finds fame and romance when he joins a dance band. The film was directed by Marshall Neilan, and is based on the novel of the same name, written by James Ashmore Creelman, who also wrote the screenplay. It was Rudy Vallee's first feature film, and also starred Sally Blane, Marie Dressler, and Charles Sellon. The film premičred in New York City on November 26, 1929, and was released wide on December 1. A DVD version was released on March 29, 2005. The Vagabond Lover is an early example of a vehicle created for a popular music star, in a style echoed by later films such as Jailhouse Rock with Elvis Presley and A Hard Day's Night with The Beatles.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 34245
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP„ 2181]
Keywords: Photoplay editions Charleson Gray James A. Creelman Pre-1940's Fiction Novelizations Movie Tie-in Jazz Music Photoplays

 OUIDA (LOUISA DE LA RAME), Under Two Flags
OUIDA (LOUISA DE LA RAME)
Under Two Flags
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1923. 1st Edition Thus. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dus jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is one smalliosh scratch with some beginning fraying to the spine of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "Under Two Flags is a 1936 American adventure romance film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Ronald Colman, Claudette Colbert, Victor McLaglen and Rosalind Russell. The picture was based on the 19th century novel of the same name by the writer Ouida. The film has portions of action and melodrama and was widely popular with audiences of its time. The supporting cast features Nigel Bruce, John Carradine and Fritz Leiber.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 32894
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP„ 3272]
Keywords: Photoplay Ouida Louise De La Ramee Movies Books Into Film Photoplays

 RINEHART, MARY ROBERTS, I Take This Woman (Original Book Title: Lost Ecstasy)
RINEHART, MARY ROBERTS
I Take This Woman (Original Book Title: Lost Ecstasy)
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1927. 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light edge wear and bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the reverse of the frontispiece. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have several small edge tears, nicks and several small edge chips missing. The spine of the dust jacket has fading. This is the photoplay edition of the book Lost Ecstasy by Mary Roberts Rinehart, starring Gary Cooper and Carole Lomard. " Take This Woman is a 1931 American pre-Code romance film directed by Marion Gering and starring Gary Cooper and Carole Lombard. Based on the novel Lost Ecstasy (1927) by Mary Roberts Rinehart, the film is about a wealthy New York socialite who falls in love and marries a cowboy while staying at her father's ranch out West. After her father disinherits her, and after a year of living as a cowboy's wife, she leaves her husband and returns to her family in the East. The film was released by Paramount Pictures. " (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 39561
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP„ 4363]
Keywords: Photoplay Mary Roberts Rinhart Movie Tie-in Gary Cooper Carole Lombard Books into Film Photoplays

 SAUNDERS, JOHN MONK, Wings (Based on the Paramount Picture) Illustrated with Scenes from the Photoplay
SAUNDERS, JOHN MONK
Wings (Based on the Paramount Picture) Illustrated with Scenes from the Photoplay
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1927. 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; Based on the Paramount Picture directed by William A. Wellman. Includes black & white stills from the movie starring Charles Rogers and Clara Bow. This is a First edition of the photoplay edition which was issued to coincide with the premiere of the movie. This book is in Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in solid condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The spine of the book hasspotting and some biopredation which has removed the color from the cloth in patches. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's ink stamped name on the reverse of the frontispiece, and the rear endpaper has a largish triangular chip missing from the bottom edge. The movie, upon which this photoplay is based, was the winner of the very first Best Movie Oscar. "The film, a romantic action-war picture, was rewritten by scriptwriters Hope Loring and Louis D. Lighton from a story by John Monk Saunders to accommodate Bow, Paramount's biggest star at the time. Wellman was hired as he was the only director in Hollywood at the time who had World War I combat pilot experience, although Richard Arlen and John Monk Saunders had also served in the war as military aviators. The film was shot on location on a budget of $2 million at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas between September 7, 1926 and April 7, 1927. Hundreds of extras and some 300 pilots were involved in the filming, including pilots and planes of the United States Army Air Corps which were brought in for the filming and to provide assistance and supervision. Wellman extensively rehearsed the scenes for the Battle of Saint-Mihiel over ten days with some 3500 infantrymen on a battlefield made for the production on location.". Good+ .
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Book number: 33875
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP„ 2181]
Keywords: Photoplay editions John Monk Saunders Movie adaptations Clara Bow Aviation Charles Rogers Aviation World War I Photoplays

 SEGHERS, ANNA  (JAMES A. GALSTON), The Seventh Cross
SEGHERS, ANNA (JAMES A. GALSTON)
The Seventh Cross
Philadelphia, PA: Triangle Books, 1942. Reprint. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some beginning fading / toning to the book covers. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears. The dust jacket cover features Spencer Tracy in a still from the movie of the same name. This is a movie tie-in / fictionalization of the movie and of the German novel by Anna Seghers. "The year is 1936. Seven prisoners escape from the fictitious Westhofen concentration camp near Worms, Germany near the Rhine. They represent a cross-section of German society: a writer, a circus performer, a schoolmaster, a farmer, a Jewish grocery clerk, and two prisoners who are apparently political activists. One is George Heisler (Spencer Tracy) and the other his mentor Wallau (Ray Collins) , the leader of the group.". Very Good- in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 34537
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | £UK 11.5 | JP„ 1636]
Keywords: Photoplay Anna Seghers James A. Galston Spencer Tracy hume cronin Jessica Tandy Nazi army Concentration Camps Photoplays

 TERHUNE, ALBERT PAYSON, The Story of Damon and Pythias
TERHUNE, ALBERT PAYSON
The Story of Damon and Pythias
New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1915. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; This is a photoplay edition, with fourteen black and white photographic plates taken from the movie featuring William Worthington, Herbert Rawlinson and Cleo Madison. The book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book covers have several spots of discoloration, including a smallish spot of tidemarking on the bottom rear spine joint. The spine ends, spine joints and corners of the book covers have some rubbing and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a hand calligraphed gift notation from the Knights of Pythias Lodge (of Yreka, CA) on the front endpaper, and a small black and white photograph encased in a mailing folder which shows the cave where the book's owner was going to be initiated into the knighthood. The author of the play was John Banim and it was adapted for this book by Albert Payson Terhune. "The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization and secret society founded in Washington, D. C, on 19 February 1864. Knights of Pythias in a parade in Racine, Wisconsin, circa 1910. The Knights of Pythias was the first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an act of the United States Congress. It was founded by Justus H. Rathbone, who had been inspired by a play by the Irish poet John Banim about the legend of Damon and Pythias. This legend illustrates the ideals of loyalty, honor, and friendship that are the center of the order. The order has over 2,000 lodges in the United States and around the world, with a total membership of over 50,000 in 2003. Some lodges meet in structures referred to as Pythian Castles.". Very Good .
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Book number: 34521
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP„ 4363]
Keywords: Photoplay Albert Payson Terhune Damon and Pythias Sicily Italy The Knights of Pythias John Banim fraternal societies Photoplays

 WENTWORTH, MARION CRAIG, War Brides a Play in One Act
WENTWORTH, MARION CRAIG
War Brides a Play in One Act
New York: Century Co, 1915. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has completely torn at the front spine joint and there are several other edge tears, nicks and chips missing. "War Brides is a lost 1916 American silent war drama film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Alla Nazimova. The film marked Nazimova's debut in motion pictures...The film was based on the eponymous one-act play by the poet, playwright, and suffragist Marion Craig Wentworth (1872-1942). A newlywed soldier is sent to the front and killed. When his young widow learns of his death she considers committing suicide, but decides against it because she is pregnant. The King of her country (unnamed in the original; Germany in the later version) decrees that women must bear more children to fight in future wars." (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket .
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Book number: 37710
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP„ 4363]
Keywords: Photoplay Marion Craig Wentworth War Mme. Nazimova Plays Photoplays

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