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Daily Mail Film Award Annual 1948

By: ,

Price: £14.50

Publisher: London, Winchester Publications: 1948

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3565

Condition: Fair


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,... View more info

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Du Val Tonight! The Story of a Showman

By: Allen, Vivien

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Worcester, Square One: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3673

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

Footlight Memories- Recollections of Music Hall and Stage Life

By: Alltree, G.W.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston:

Seller ID: 3464

Condition: Less than good


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 Biogr... View more info

Leslie Heward - A memorial

By: Blom, Eric (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Cornish Brothers: 1946

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 3889

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

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A Short Walk From Harrods

By: Bogarde, Dirk

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Viking: 1993

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 3561

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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Victoria Wood - the Biography

By: Brandwood, Neil

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Ted Smart: 2002

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3569

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

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Seven Ages

By: Dean, Basil

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3650

Condition: Good


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.... View more info

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The Memoir of John Durang, American Actor, 1785-1816

By: Downer, Alan S. (ed)

Price: £7.75

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Historical Society of York County: 1966

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3467

Condition: Good +


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. Cat... View more info

Good-Bye Dollie - A Theatrical Autobiography, slightly edited

By: Ellis, Vivian

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1970

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3667

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

The Keeleys on the Stage and at Home

By: Goodman, Walter

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1895

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3237

Condition: Good +++


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.... View more info

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

By: Hardwick, J.M.D. ; Quayle, Anthony

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Rockliff: 1954

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3465

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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More Please - An Autobiography

By: Humphries, Barry

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Viking: 1992

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3559

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Records of Later Life

By: Kemble, Frances Ann

Price: £18.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt: 1882

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 3461

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

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Sir Larry - the Life of Laurence Olivier

By: Kiernan, Thomas

Price: £6.50

Publisher: New York, Times Books: 1981

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3557

Condition: Good +++


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. Keywor... View more info

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I Gate-Crashed - a lively autobiography in three acts

By: Landstone, Charles

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Stainer & Bell: 1976

Edition: fifth edition

Seller ID: 3677

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

Image for Rage of Joy - The Divine Sarah Bernhardt - A biographical novel

Rage of Joy - The Divine Sarah Bernhardt - A biographical novel

By: Lothar, Minda

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Leslie Frewin: 1968

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3682

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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English Theatrical Literature 1559 - 1900

By: Lowe, Robert W; Arnott, James Fullerton; Robinson John William

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Society for Theatre Research: 1970

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 2118

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

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Katharine Hepburn

By: Marill, Alvin H.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New York, Galahad Books: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3550

Condition: Very Good


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, Hollyw... View more info

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Looking for Robbie

By: Norman, Neil

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Orion: 1999

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3572

Condition: Near Fine


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 View more info

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The Disciple and his Devil

By: Pascal, Valerie

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3829

Condition: Good +++


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. Catalo... View more info

John Hare - Comedian 1865-1895

By: Pemberton, T. Edgar

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1895

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3236

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, vi prelims, 202pp. Good +++/NoWrapper. Boards bumped. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. View more info

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The Kendals

By: Pemberton, T. Edgar

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Arthur Pearson: 1900

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3462

Condition: Less than good


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 Biograph... View more info

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Bluebell - The authorized biography of Margaret Kelly, founder of the legendary Bluebell Girls

By: Perry, George

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Guild Publishing: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3567

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

Kathy and Me

By: Taylforth, Gillian ; Crofts, Andrew

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1995

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3226

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

Image for Red Plush & Black Velvet - The Story of Dame Nellie MELBA and her times

Red Plush & Black Velvet - The Story of Dame Nellie MELBA and her times

By: Wechsberg, Joseph

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1962

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3468

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

Image for Enigma - David Puttnam - The Story So Far...

Enigma - David Puttnam - The Story So Far...

By: Yule, Andrew

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, Mainstream: 1988

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3607

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info