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The Disciple and his Devil, Pascal, Valerie
The Disciple and his Devil

Rage of Joy - The Divine Sarah Bernhardt - A biographical novel, Lothar, Minda
Rage of Joy - The Divine Sarah Bernhardt - A biographical novel

I Gate-Crashed - a lively autobiography in three acts, Landstone, Charles
I Gate-Crashed - a lively autobiography in three acts

Du Val Tonight! The Story of a Showman, Allen, Vivien
Du Val Tonight! The Story of a Showman

Seven Ages, Dean, Basil
Seven Ages

Enigma - David Puttnam - The Story So Far..., Yule, Andrew
Enigma - David Puttnam - The Story So Far...

Chichester 10 - Portrait of a Decade, Davies, Stan Gebler
Chichester 10 - Portrait of a Decade

Looking for Robbie, Norman, Neil
Looking for Robbie

 

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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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4 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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A Short Walk From Harrods, Bogarde, Dirk
5 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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Victoria Wood - the Biography, Brandwood, Neil
6 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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Chichester 10 - Portrait of a Decade, Davies, Stan Gebler
7 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
8 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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The Memoir of John Durang, American Actor, 1785-1816, Downer, Alan S.            (ed)
9 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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10 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
11 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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12 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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13 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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14 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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More Please - An Autobiography, Humphries, Barry
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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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Rage of Joy - The Divine Sarah Bernhardt - A biographical novel, Lothar, Minda
19 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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English Theatrical Literature 1559 - 1900, Lowe, Robert W;   Arnott, James Fullerton;      Robinson John William
20 English Theatrical Literature 1559 - 1900
Lowe, Robert W; Arnott, James Fullerton; Robinson John William. Society for Theatre Research, London, 1970. first thus, Hardback, 4to orange cloth boards, black titles, first thus, xxii prelims, 486pp. plus index, Near Fine/Near Fine. There are four slight blisters (manufacturing fault?) on the front board. Dustwrapper now protected. Entries arranged in chronological order, under classified headings, with Indexes to authors, Titles and Places of Publication. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Theatre, theatrical literature. 2118

Price: 15.00 GBP
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Katharine Hepburn, Marill, Alvin H.
21 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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Looking for Robbie, Norman, Neil
22 Looking for Robbie
Norman, Neil. Orion, London, 1999. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 227pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is near fine. Biography of heavyweight Scottish actor best known for his TV role as Cracker. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Coltrane, Tutti, BBC, Cracker. 3572

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The Disciple and his Devil, Pascal, Valerie
23 The Disciple and his Devil
Pascal, Valerie. Michael Joseph, London, 1971. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 319pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Private library sticker on front inner board. Front endpaper clipped at top. Base of spine bumped. Top of block a little dusty. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some very slight shelfwear, rear a little discoloured in places. A biography of Gabriel Pascal, a great screenwriter, famed for his adaptations of the plays of Shaw, written by Pascal's wife. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Pascal, Shaw, Pygmalion. 3829

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24 John Hare - Comedian 1865-1895
Pemberton, T. Edgar. George Routledge & Sons, London, 1895. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, vi prelims, 202pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Boards bumped. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography.. 3236

Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Kendals, Pemberton, T. Edgar
25 The Kendals
Pemberton, T. Edgar. Arthur Pearson, London, 1900. first edition, Hardback, 8vo purple cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 308pp. Photographic illustrations. Less than good/NoWrapper. Block and boards tight and solid but generally bumped and scuffed with light 1sq cm stain to front. Some preliminary pages have torn edges and block as a whole is frayed at end opposite spine. Boards and spine now protected. A biography of a 19th century theatrical couple, with 17 plate illustrations. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Theatre, Kendal, Diplomacy. 3462

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Bluebell - The authorized biography of Margaret Kelly, founder of the legendary Bluebell Girls, Perry, George
26 Bluebell - The authorized biography of Margaret Kelly, founder of the legendary Bluebell Girls
Perry, George. Guild Publishing, London, 1986. first edition, Hardback, 8vo 253mm x 173mm cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 224pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Spine slightly bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear along top and bottom. The story of the founder of a legendary dance troupe. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Kelly, Bluebell, Bergere, Lido. 3567

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27 Kathy and Me
Taylforth, Gillian ; Crofts, Andrew. Bloomsbury, London, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 211pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. The life story of the actress famed for playing Kathy Beale in Eastenders. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Eastenders. 3226

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Red Plush & Black Velvet - The Story of Dame Nellie MELBA and her times, Wechsberg, Joseph
28 Red Plush & Black Velvet - The Story of Dame Nellie MELBA and her times
Wechsberg, Joseph. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1962. first thus, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 376pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Spine and boards bumped. Block edges dusty and a little grubby. Watery foxing to endpapers and adjacent boards. Dustwrapper (now protected) has 1/2 sq cm loss to top of spine. Front flap torn. Biography of a legendary soprano. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Opera, malba, coloratura, soprano. 3468

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Enigma - David Puttnam - The Story So Far..., Yule, Andrew
29 Enigma - David Puttnam - The Story So Far...
Yule, Andrew. Mainstream, Edinburgh, 1988. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 480pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Block a little wobbly. Some faint discolouring to top of block. Dustwrapper (now protected) has a little watery discolouring on top of front and inner front flap. Bumped top of spine. Substantial biography of eminent British film producer. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Puttnam, Goldcrest, Chariots, Midnight. 3607

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