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2678

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[McKern, Leo]

First Night Telegram to Leo McKern from Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh

Nottingham: N.p., 1959

Greetings telegram, stamp-dated 10 August 1959 to reverse.

FIRST NIGHT TELEGRAM, DATED 10 AUGUST 1959, TO LEO McKERN FROM LAURENCE OLIVIER AND HIS WIFE VIVIEN LEIGH: 'Great good wishes for huge success, Vivien and Laurence Olivier.'

'[McKern's] second, and last ever, directing job was the Australian prize-winning stage play The Shifting Heart by Richard Beynon, a story of Italian immigrants living in Collingwood, then a slum suburb of Melbourne, and their struggle for acceptance and survival in a racist community. ... It's UK season was at the Nottingham Theatre Royal from 10 August 1959, then the Duke of York's in the West End -- a joint venture by Sir Laurence Olivier's company and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust. Olivier had invited McKern to direct.'

George Whaley, Leo 'Rumpole' McKern: The Accidental Actor [USNW Press, 2009]

The show received mixed reviews, and McKern himself felt he'd done a bad job. On the up side, he kept the telegram sent to him by one of twentieth century theatre's most glamorous couples.

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SPAETH, Sigmund

Fifty Years With Music

New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, 1959

8vo, pp. 288. Original maroon boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR IN THE YEAR OF ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3162

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SHAFFER, Peter

Equus

London: Andre Deutsch, 1973

Small 8vo, pp. 105. Original orange boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Photographic dustwrapper.

First edition. Film maker Tony... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£175.00

3670

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[RICKMAN, ALAN] BECKETT, Samuel

Endgame

London: Faber, 1964

8vo, pp. 60. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

Faber paperback edition, INSCRIBED BY BETTINA JONIC TO ALAN RICKMAN: 'for Alan,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£350.00

3540

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[ed. BROTCHIE, Alastair and IRVIN, Magnus] [HANCOCK, Tony]

Encomia for Anthony Hancock

London: London Institute of Pataphysics, 2002

8vo, pp. 48. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

First edition. No. 232 of 666 copies, INSCRIBED BY MAGNUS... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


3527

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McCOWEN, Alec

Double Bill

London: Elm Tree Books, 1980

8vo, pp. 198. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine. Photographic dustwrapper, portraits of McCowen to front and rear... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


3941

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GIELGUD, John

Distinguished Company

New York: Doubleday, 1973


8vo, pp. 179. Original black boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, photographic portrait of author to front panel.... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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BLATTY, William Peter

Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing

New York: Donald I. Fine Books, 1996

8vo, pp. 181. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition of this behind-the-scenes Hollywood novel by the ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3865

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STEFANKO, Frank

Days of Hope and Dreams: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen

Insight Editions, 2003


Folio, pp.136., with the Stefanko-signed silver gelatin print, all housed in the original cloth clamshell box.



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O'CASEY, Eileen

Cheerio, Titan

London: Papermac, 1991

8vo, pp. 148. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers. Fine.

First UK edition, first published in the US in 1989. The book isan account of the friendship between George Bernard Shaw and Sean ... [more]

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HUDIS, Norman

Carry On, Nurse

N.p.: N.p., 1958

116 typed mimeographed pp., secured by staple press to left edge, housed in a manilla folder with 'CARRY ON, NURSE Working Title Draft Script 19.9.58'.

DICK VOSBURGH'S COPY OF THE DRAFT SCREENPLAY OF ONLY THE SECOND CARRY ON FILM, WITH OCCASIONAL PENCIL ANNOTATIONS IN HIS HAND.

In 1958 Carry On, Sergeant... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[HANCOCK, Tony] GALTON, Ray and SIMPSON, Alan

Calling All Forces: Series 2, Episode 12

London: N.p. [BBC], 1952

39 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. ALAN SIMPSON'S COPY OF THE SECOND EVER GALTON AND SIMPSON SCRIPT,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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[Cinema History] [ed. BAZIN, André, LO DUCA, Joseph-Marie and DO

Cahiers Du Cinema

Paris: Les Editions De L'Etoile, 1951

Five issues. Uniform yellow photo-illustrated wrappers, lettered in black. Between 50 and 60 pp., profusely illustrated with b&w photographs throughout, advertisements at rear.....[please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3780

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[RICKMAN, Alan] JONES, Dedwydd

Black Book on the Welsh Theatre

London: Bozo,
1985


8vo, pp. 138. Original black stiff paper wrappers. TLS laid in.



Revised reprint. First published in 1980. ALAN RICKMAN'S COPY..... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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3914

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[FRANCIS, Freddie] CHALLIS, Christopher

Are They Really So Awful?

London: Janus, 1995


8vo, pp. 276. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine. Photographically illustrated dustwrapper.



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3163

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SHAFFER, Peter

Amadeus

London: Andre Deutsch, 1980

Small 8vo, pp. 124. Original red boards, lettered in silver to spine. Errata slip to p. 109. Photographic dustwrapper, portrait of the author to... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£150.00

3888

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WINDSOR, Barbara

ALS to TV Director Eddie Joffe

London: N.p., 1970


i) 2pp. ALS on Windsor's scalloped personal stationery; ii) Post Office telegram.




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3547

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WALTERS, Thorley

ALS to Tony Parker

London: N.p., 1982

1p. ALS on printed stationery.

1pp. ALS FROM THE ACTOR THORLEY WALTERS TO TV DIRECTOR ANTHONY PARKER.

In 1982 Walters appeared in and ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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