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Theatrical Biography

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Aunts up the Cross, Dalton, Robin
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The Same Only Different - Five Generations of a Great Theatre Family, Webster, Margaret
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What I Found At Movie Locations Around The Globe, Boddington, Trevor
What I Found At Movie Locations Around The Globe

Niv - The authorised biography of David Niven, Lord, Graham
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Greta & Cecil, Souhami, Diana
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Is It Me? An Autobiography, Wogan, Terry
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Dorothy Caruso - A personal history, Caruso, Dorothy
Dorothy Caruso - A personal history

 

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Daily Mail Film Award Annual 1948, ,
1 Daily Mail Film Award Annual 1948
,. Winchester Publications, London, 1948. first edition, Hardback, 235mm x 175mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book has been well read. Spine and boards bumped with some chipping. Block darkened with edges a little grubby. Illustrated review of British cinema in 1947, presented in a "popular magazine" style with lots of photographs and advertisements. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Daily Mail, cinema, Britain, 1947. 3565

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Du Val Tonight! The Story of a Showman, Allen, Vivien
2 Du Val Tonight! The Story of a Showman
Allen, Vivien. Square One, Worcester, 1990. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 239pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Spine perhaps a little bumped. Top of block a little dusty. Dustwrapper has slight bumping of spine, but has been handled only very rarely and is bright and clean with no wear. A perceptive biography of an Irish actor and journalist of the Victorian age. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Du Val, Gazette, Dublin. 3673

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3 Footlight Memories- Recollections of Music Hall and Stage Life
Alltree, G.W.. Sampson Low, Marston, London, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , xiii prelims, 242pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book is still intact, but has suffered badly with years. Block, boards and spine all worn,scuffed and discolured. Foxing to opening and closing pages. Front board stained. No date printed but c. 1932. Recollections of old music hall days, with b/w plate illustrations of some long-forgotten stars of the day. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Music Hall, Alltree, London, Tich. 3464

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Home - A Memoir of My Early Years, Andrews, Julie
4 Home - A Memoir of My Early Years
Andrews, Julie. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2008. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 344+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book has been read, and front board has advanced almost 1 cm in front of rear. Spine also bumped, otherwise tight and clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, spine bumped, front flap clipped. Recollections of Julie Andrews' early life, from her birth in 1935 to her casting as Mary Poppins in 1962. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Andrews, Poppins, vaudeville. 9395

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5 Leslie Heward - A memorial
Blom, Eric (ed). Cornish Brothers, Birmingham, 1946. second edition, Hardback, 8vo buff cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 94pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Book produced to Austerity standard. Boards bumped. Block a little darkened and dusty with fint foxing to endpapers. Top rear board slightly discoloured. Top of spine frayed. Tribute to a 20th century man of music. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Heward, BBC, music, RCM. 3889

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What I Found At Movie Locations Around The Globe, Boddington, Trevor
6 What I Found At Movie Locations Around The Globe
Boddington, Trevor. Trevor Boddington, Solihull, 1996. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, 172+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Book is tight and clean with no signs of handling. Professionally-produced prrivate publication in which the movie buff author tours the world in search of famous film settings and documents the experience with his own photographs. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography.. 11152

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A Short Walk From Harrods, Bogarde, Dirk
7 A Short Walk From Harrods
Bogarde, Dirk. Viking, London, 1993. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 273pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Gift Inscription. Front board has slipped 3mm ahead of rear. Faint pinpooint foxing to bock edge. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally. Volume of autobiography by Bogarde. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Bogarde, France, autobiography. 3561

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8 Theatre - The Director's Cue - Thoughts and Reminiscences
Bogdanov, Michael. Capercaillie Books, Edinburgh, 2013. first edition, Paperback, 195mm x 127mm , 231+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, light wear around all edges but pages clean and spine not creased. Excellent memoir of an eminent theatre director, rich in anecdote and profound insight into the ways and means of the modern stage. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Brook, Shakespeare, stage, Roses. 15141

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Victoria Wood - the Biography, Brandwood, Neil
9 Victoria Wood - the Biography
Brandwood, Neil. Ted Smart, London, 2002. first edition, Hardback, 8vo decorated boards, 246pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is near fine. Biography of comedienne and playwright. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Wood, New Faces, walters. 3569

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Confessions of a Conjuror, Brown, Derren
10 Confessions of a Conjuror
Brown, Derren. Channel 4 - Transworld, London, 2010. first edition, Hardback, 8vo decorated boards, 327pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. A "whimsical journey" through the mind of a high-profile contemporary illusionist. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Derren, tricks, illusion, magic. 8672

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Dorothy Caruso - A personal history, Caruso, Dorothy
11 Dorothy Caruso - A personal history
Caruso, Dorothy. Neville Spearman, London, 1952. first thus, Hardback, 208mm x 140mm buff card boards over brown cloth spine, silver gilt titles, first thus, 191pp. Photographic illustrations. Reading copy only/Good. Front endpaper removed. Book in otherwise fair condition - Ex-lib with stamps and inscriptions. Book has been well read. Spine and boards bumped, block edges grubby from handling. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some wear and chipping to edges but still bright and presentable, with protection. US-produced publication which offers an unconventional autobiography of a remarkable woman - the widow of Enrico Caruso and acquaintance of G.I. Gurdjieff. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Caruso, Enrico, Gurdjieff. 10129

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Aunts up the Cross, Dalton, Robin
12 Aunts up the Cross
Dalton, Robin. William Heinemann Australia, 1997. first thus, Hardback, 225mm x 143mm brown cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, xix prelims, 172pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been handled, still clean with minimal wear to edges. Dustwrapper has been handled, minimal edgewear. Memoir of a theatrical childhood in the most bohemian circles in in Australia by a woman who latterly became a literary agent in London. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: agent, Jewish, bohemia, King's Cross. 14393

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Chichester 10 - Portrait of a Decade, Davies, Stan Gebler
13 Chichester 10 - Portrait of a Decade
Davies, Stan Gebler. Davis-Poynter, London, 1975. first edition, Paperback, 26cm x 19cm black , 96pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Zsuzsi Roboz. Good +++/NoWrapper. Paperback basicallly sound, with some bumping of corners and crease to rear. Leading contemporary actors and actresses, as drawn by Roboz, and described by Davies. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Chichester, Redgrave, Olivier, Roboz. 3574

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Seven Ages, Dean, Basil
14 Seven Ages
Dean, Basil. Hutchinson, London, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue, maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xx prelims, 339, 340pp. Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Ex-private library, with stickers. Both volumes have ben extensively handled, with block edges now grubby. Spine and boards bumped and both volumes feel a little loose. Dustwrappers are both shelfworn with signs of regular handling. Two volumes - "Seven Ages" and "Mind's Eye" - of autobiography of eminent man of the theatre. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Dean, Gaiety. 3650

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East End, West End - an autobiography, Delfont, Bernard ;   Turner, Barry
15 East End, West End - an autobiography
Delfont, Bernard ; Turner, Barry. Macmillan, London, 1990. first edition, Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 250pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Block is a little darkened else near fine. Dustwrapper has supsicion of shelfwear along top and evidence of occasional handling. Memoirs of legendary theatrical impresario and member of the Grade entertainment dynasty. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Delfont, Grade, Blackpool. 3743

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The Memoir of John Durang, American Actor, 1785-1816, Downer, Alan S.            (ed)
16 The Memoir of John Durang, American Actor, 1785-1816
Downer, Alan S. (ed). Historical Society of York County, Pittsburgh, 1966. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xix prelims, 176pp. plus index, Colour illustrations.Good +/Fair. Spine and boards very good. Block edges a little dusty with a suspicion of pinpoint foxing to base of edge oposite spine. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally chipped, with some markings also to rear. Durang's own account of his years on stage in Eastern America and Canada, with colour prints of Durang's own watercolour images of himself. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Durang, Actor, clown, puppeteer. 3467

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17 Good-Bye Dollie - A Theatrical Autobiography, slightly edited
Ellis, Vivian. Frederick Muller, London, 1970. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 214pp. Very Good/NoWrapper. Top of block a little dusty, Boards nice and clean, book maybe unread. Theatrical recollections. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Ellis, Dollie, Liverpool. 3667

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Sarah Bernhardt, Emboden, William ;   Gielgud, Sir John
18 Sarah Bernhardt
Emboden, William ; Gielgud, Sir John. Studio Vista, London, 1974. first edition, Hardback, 250mm x 195mm light brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 176pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Some foxing to top of block. Dustwrapper has spine faded, top front right bumped. Lavishly illustrated biography of legendary actress. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Bernhardt, Hamlet, Paris, Zola. 3566

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19 Good Night, Sweet Prince - The Life and Times of John Barrymore
Fowler, Gene. Hammond, Hammond, London, Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, red titles, , 447pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/. Ex-lib, with stickers and stamps. Block and boards both aged. Spine and boards bumped and grubby with some fraying at base of spine. Small stains also to front board. Undated, perhaps late 1940s biography of legendary actor and early member of famous acting dynasty. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Barrymore, John, Hollywood, Costello. 3460

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Book, Goldberg, Whoopi
20 Book
Goldberg, Whoopi. Little, Brown, London, 1998. first thus, Hardback, 216mm x 140mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 2nd impression, , 240pp. Good +++/Good +++. Dusting to top block edge, book in otherwise very good condition. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear, though protective film is damaged at rear. Musings on life from a celebrated African-American actress and entertainer. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Whoopi, life, book. 8549

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21 The Keeleys on the Stage and at Home
Goodman, Walter. Richard Bentley, London, 1895. first edition, Hardback, tall 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiv prelims, 354pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Bumping to boards but smart copy. Both ffep and frep have "ghost" sellotape marks from an earlier protective covering. A more recent clear protective wrapping is now in place. Previous owner's bookplate ("May Rose Bird, Bradfield, Norfolk"). Gilt dec of Smike on front board. Spine bumped. Illustrated recollections of a theatrical family. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Victorian theatre, Irving, theatrical reminiscences. This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 3237

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22 Emigrant in Motley - The Journey of Charles and Ellen Kean in search of a theatrical fortune in Australia and America, as tld in their hitherto unpublished letters
Hardwick, J.M.D. ; Quayle, Anthony. Rockliff, London, 1954. first edition, Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xx prelims, 260pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/. Boards and spine bumped. Block edges a little aged, but intact, clean and presentable. Remarkable story told in own words of theatrical couple of Victorian age Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Theatre, Kean, America, Australia. 3465

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23 Dramatic Portraits
Howe, P.P.. Martin Secker, London, 1913. first edition, Hardback, 206mm x 139mm blue cloth boards, ix prelims, 264pp. plus advertisments,Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book is a century old and has been much read. Generally bumped and worn, with mottled fading to front board. Block darkened by age, edges ragged as cut and some differential fading to opening/closing pages. Pages otherwise clean and binding good. Reflections on the work of nine Victorian and Edwardian dramatists - Pinero, Jones, Wilde, Barrie, Shaw, Hankin, Barker, Davies and Galsworthy. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Drama, theatre, Victorian, Howe. 9394

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More Please - An Autobiography, Humphries, Barry
24 More Please - An Autobiography
Humphries, Barry. Viking, London, 1992. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 336pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +. Block edges faintly dusty else near fine. Dustwrapper is shelfworn along top, with chipping. Rear flap creased. Autobiography of legendary Australian comedy performer - the man behind Dame Edna Everage. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Humphries, Evearge, Patterson. 3559

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Records of Later Life, Kemble, Frances Ann
25 Records of Later Life
Kemble, Frances Ann. Henry Holt, New York, 1882. Hardback, 8vo gret decorated boards, gilt titles, , 676pp. plus index, Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Ex-private library (Harry W Kinney) with sticker and stamp. Boards and spine now protected. Letters and journal entries of a 19th century English actress. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Kemble, Actress, Tennyson, Harriet. 3461

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Sir Larry - the Life of Laurence Olivier, Kiernan, Thomas
26 Sir Larry - the Life of Laurence Olivier
Kiernan, Thomas. Times Books, New York, 1981. first edition, Hardback, 8vo grey and red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 302pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. A little faint foxing to endpapers, perhaps also to block edges which are a little dusty. Top of spine faded. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some light shelfwear, with bumped top of spine resulting in 3mm tear. An explosive, revealing biography of a legtend of stage and screen. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Olivier, Leigh, Hollywood, Shakespeare. 3557

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I Gate-Crashed - a lively autobiography in three acts, Landstone, Charles
27 I Gate-Crashed - a lively autobiography in three acts
Landstone, Charles. Stainer & Bell, London, 1976. fifth edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, fifth edition, x prelims, 253pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Very Good/Good +++. Owner's name stamped on front inner board. Top of block a little dusty but little evidence of handling or wear. Dustwrapper has some slight shelfwear along top, spine slightly faded. Recollections of a man who came late to the world of theatre, but whose subsequent contribution as manager and director was immense. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Landstone, theatre, Council. 3677

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Niv - The authorised biography of David Niven, Lord, Graham
28 Niv - The authorised biography of David Niven
Lord, Graham. Orion, London, 2003. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 356+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Hardback is in very good condition. Tight and clean. Duswrapper is clean with minimal wear. Fine biography of an English screen actor whose portrayals of debonair gentlemen in the Golden Age of Hollywood were inspired by his own engaging character. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Hollywood, gentleman, raconteur. 11136

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Rage of Joy - The Divine Sarah Bernhardt - A biographical novel, Lothar, Minda
29 Rage of Joy - The Divine Sarah Bernhardt - A biographical novel
Lothar, Minda. Leslie Frewin, London, 1968. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 303pp. Very Good/Very Good. Top corners of boards a little bumped. Top of block a little dusty. Dustwrapper laminate has lifted a little by spine in 2 places, but is barely visible, and d/w seems to have been handled very rarely, if at all. A book of "faction" inspired by the life and legend of Sarah Bernhardt. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Bernhardt, Paris, actress. 3682

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Katharine Hepburn, Marill, Alvin H.
30 Katharine Hepburn
Marill, Alvin H.. Galahad Books, New York, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 160pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +. Price sticker gum residue on front endpaper. No obvious signs of ageing or wear. Dustwrapper is shelfworn along top, with general scuffing. Part of the Pictorial Treasury of Film Stars series, this is a handy and fully illustrated guide to the remarkable career of Hepburn, K. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Hepburn, Katharine, Hollywood, Bogart. 3550

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