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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.

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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.

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IRVING, Henry

English Actors

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1886


12mo, pp. 60, 4pp. advertisements bound in at rear. Green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to front panel.


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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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[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]


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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]


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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.

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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.

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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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[RICKMAN, Alan] JONES, Dedwydd

Black Book on the Welsh Theatre

London: Bozo,
1985


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



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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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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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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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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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SUTHERLAND, Joan

ALS To Leo McKern

Montreux: N.p., 1993

2pp. ALS on headed notepaper ('Joan Sutherland' over a floral design, light red on cream). Original envelope present, address handwritten, postmarked 23.11.93. Colour photograph of Sutherland and McKern on location for On Our Selection in Braidwood, Australia, taken the following year.

2pp. ALS FROM JOAN SUTHERLAND TO LEO MCKERN, FONDLY REMEMBERING THEIR RECENT MEETING AND LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER ON DAD AND DAVE: ON OUR SELECTION.

In 1994, four years after her retirement from the operatic stage, Dame Joan Sutherland returned to her native Australia to make what would turn out to be her only dramatic film: Dad and Dave:On Our Selection, written and directed by George Whaley. Based on the writings of Steele Rudd, the film, set in Queensland at the end of the nineteenth century, starred Geoffrey Rush, Ray Barrett, Noah Taylor -- and Leo McKern as Dad Rudd. Joan Sutherland played Mother Rudd, with not entirely satisfactory results, and the film, made to mark the centenary of the Australian film industry, was a failure with both critics and paying audiences.

This letter dates from the early days of Sutherland and McKern's association, is written on Sutherland's personalised notepaper and sent from her home in the Swiss village of Les Avants, and looks forward, albeit nervously, to the forthcoming shoot:

'[I]f nothing else convinced me to become involved in the film your honest, down-to-earthness did. I hope, if it all gets sorted out that I shan't be too much out of my depth!'

Accompanying the letter is a photograph, taken on location the following year, of a laughing Sutherland and McKern in costume.

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NORDEN, Denis

ALS to Anthony Parker

London: N.p. 1979

1p. ALS on headed notepaper.

ALS FROM DENIS NORDEN TO ANTHONY PARKER, 21 July 1979, ON HIS HEADED NOTEPAPER.

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