Photoplay Editions

Photoplay Editions

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Tonight or Never, Browne, Lewis Allen (novelized by) based on the play by David Belasco and adapted by Frederic and Fanny Hatton)
1 Browne, Lewis Allen (novelized by) based on the play by David Belasco and adapted by Frederic and Fanny Hatton) Tonight or Never
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1931 1st Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good- 
This book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. This is an ex-lending library copy. The book is generally clean. The covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The book does have some lending library marks, including strips of glue residue to the front and rear pastedown pages and a tipped on page on the front endpaper with the address and price for rental. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a black and white photographic frontispiece featuring Gloria Swanson and Melvin Douglas. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Sunny Side Up (photoplay title of Sunny Ducrow), Cooper, Henry St. John
2 Cooper, Henry St. John Sunny Side Up (photoplay title of Sunny Ducrow)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1920 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have toning. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have noticeable toning to the spine and there are several edge tears to the spine ends and front panel. "This little book of mine is a simple story, aspiring to no great literary flight, yet perhaps as you turn its pages, it may here and there win a smile from your lips, perhaps - and to me, a greater triumph - it may to some kind eye bring a tear." This is the first sound picture for the popular silent romantic team Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell and the result is a split decision. Molly (Gaynor) and Bea (Marjorie White) live a meager but merry existence above a market in congested lower Manhattan. Out on the far reaches of Long Island in the Hamptons poor little rich boy Jack Cromwell broods over his flirtatious intended. At a party for well heeled swells he gets drunk and goes slumming and crashes his car in Molly's neighborhood. To get his fiancé jealous he moves Molly and her pals into a mansion next door. Secretly in love Jack, Molly reluctantly goes along with the ruse." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Hold Back The Dawn, Frings, Ketti
3 Frings, Ketti Hold Back The Dawn
New York Triangle Books 1941 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- to Near Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but has several small edge nicks, tears and rubbed spots, along with chipping to the spine ends. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown page. "Ketti Frings (28 February 1909 – 11 February 1981) was an American author, playwright, and screenwriter who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1958...In 1941 her novel Hold Back the Dawn was adapted for the screen. The resulting movie was directed by Mitchell Leisen and starred Olivia de Havilland and Charles Boyer. She wrote her first Broadway play, Mr. Sycamore, in 1942. The play featured Lillian Gish and Stuart Erwin in the lead roles." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Vagabond Lover, Gray, Charleson (story by James A. Creelman)
4 Gray, Charleson (story by James A. Creelman) The Vagabond Lover
New York A. L. Burt Company 1930 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; A novelization by Charleson Gray based on a story by James A. Creelman. This is the true first edition of the novelization of the movie. Illustrated with three black and white stills and the frontispiece showing scenes from the movie starring Rudy Vallee. This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a slight rearward slant to the spine of the book and some light edge wear, rubbing and beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there are several pages with small edge chips and some beginning foxing. "A Failure! Rudy Bronson saw looking down at the puncture pattern on the tips of his shoes, his mouth twisted in a grim, unhappy line. He was a slim, apparently sensitive boy, with a crest of waving blond hair and eyes in which the spirit of the dreamer wass fused with that of the romantic." "The Vagabond Lover is a 1929 American Pre-Code black-and-white, comedy-drama musical film about a small-town boy who finds fame and romance when he joins a dance band. The film was directed by Marshall Neilan, and is based on the novel of the same name, written by James Ashmore Creelman, who also wrote the screenplay. It was Rudy Vallee's first feature film, and also starred Sally Blane, Marie Dressler, and Charles Sellon. The film premièred in New York City on November 26, 1929, and was released wide on December 1. A DVD version was released on March 29, 2005. The Vagabond Lover is an early example of a vehicle created for a popular music star, in a style echoed by later films such as Jailhouse Rock with Elvis Presley and A Hard Day's Night with The Beatles." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Under Two Flags, Ouida (Louisa De La Rame)
5 Ouida (Louisa De La Rame) Under Two Flags
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1923 1st Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dus jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is one smalliosh scratch with some beginning fraying to the spine of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "Under Two Flags is a 1936 American adventure romance film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Ronald Colman, Claudette Colbert, Victor McLaglen and Rosalind Russell. The picture was based on the 19th century novel of the same name by the writer Ouida. The film has portions of action and melodrama and was widely popular with audiences of its time. The supporting cast features Nigel Bruce, John Carradine and Fritz Leiber." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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I Take This Woman (original book title: Lost Ecstasy), Rinehart, Mary Roberts
6 Rinehart, Mary Roberts I Take This Woman (original book title: Lost Ecstasy)
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light edge wear and bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the reverse of the frontispiece. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have several small edge tears, nicks and several small edge chips missing. The spine of the dust jacket has fading. This is the photoplay edition of the book Lost Ecstasy by Mary Roberts Rinehart, starring Gary Cooper and Carole Lomard. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Wings (based on the Paramount Picture)  Illustrated with scenes from the Photoplay, Saunders, John Monk
7 Saunders, John Monk Wings (based on the Paramount Picture) Illustrated with scenes from the Photoplay
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1927 1st Edition Thus; 1st Printing Hardcover Good+ 
B&W Photographs; Based on the Paramount Picture directed by William A. Wellman. Includes black & white stills from the movie starring Charles Rogers and Clara Bow. This is a First edition of the photoplay edition which was issued to coincide with the premiere of the movie. This book is in Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in solid condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The spine of the book hasspotting and some biopredation which has removed the color from the cloth in patches. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's ink stamped name on the reverse of the frontispiece, and the rear endpaper has a largish triangular chip missing from the bottom edge. The movie, upon which this photoplay is based, was the winner of the very first Best Movie Oscar. "The film, a romantic action-war picture, was rewritten by scriptwriters Hope Loring and Louis D. Lighton from a story by John Monk Saunders to accommodate Bow, Paramount's biggest star at the time. Wellman was hired as he was the only director in Hollywood at the time who had World War I combat pilot experience, although Richard Arlen and John Monk Saunders had also served in the war as military aviators. The film was shot on location on a budget of $2 million at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas between September 7, 1926 and April 7, 1927. Hundreds of extras and some 300 pilots were involved in the filming, including pilots and planes of the United States Army Air Corps which were brought in for the filming and to provide assistance and supervision. Wellman extensively rehearsed the scenes for the Battle of Saint-Mihiel over ten days with some 3500 infantrymen on a battlefield made for the production on location." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Seventh Cross, Seghers, Anna  (James A. Galston)
8 Seghers, Anna (James A. Galston) The Seventh Cross
Philadelphia, PA Triangle Books 1942 Reprint Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some beginning fading / toning to the book covers. The text pages are clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears. The dust jacket cover features Spencer Tracy in a still from the movie of the same name. This is a movie tie-in / fictionalization of the movie and of the German novel by Anna Seghers. "The year is 1936. Seven prisoners escape from the fictitious Westhofen concentration camp near Worms, Germany near the Rhine. They represent a cross-section of German society: a writer, a circus performer, a schoolmaster, a farmer, a Jewish grocery clerk, and two prisoners who are apparently political activists. One is George Heisler (Spencer Tracy) and the other his mentor Wallau (Ray Collins) , the leader of the group." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Story Of Damon And Pythias, Terhune, Albert Payson
9 Terhune, Albert Payson The Story Of Damon And Pythias
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1915 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Photographs; This is a photoplay edition, with fourteen black and white photographic plates taken from the movie featuring William Worthington, Herbert Rawlinson and Cleo Madison. The book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book covers have several spots of discoloration, including a smallish spot of tidemarking on the bottom rear spine joint. The spine ends, spine joints and corners of the book covers have some rubbing and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a hand calligraphed gift notation from the Knights of Pythias Lodge (of Yreka, CA) on the front endpaper, and a small black and white photograph encased in a mailing folder which shows the cave where the book's owner was going to be initiated into the knighthood. The author of the play was John Banim and it was adapted for this book by Albert Payson Terhune. "The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization and secret society founded in Washington, D. C. , on 19 February 1864. Knights of Pythias in a parade in Racine, Wisconsin, circa 1910. The Knights of Pythias was the first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an act of the United States Congress. It was founded by Justus H. Rathbone, who had been inspired by a play by the Irish poet John Banim about the legend of Damon and Pythias. This legend illustrates the ideals of loyalty, honor, and friendship that are the center of the order. The order has over 2,000 lodges in the United States and around the world, with a total membership of over 50,000 in 2003. Some lodges meet in structures referred to as Pythian Castles." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Country Doctor Illustrated with the Most Recent Pictures of the Dionne Quintuplets, Thornton, Willis
10 Thornton, Willis The Country Doctor Illustrated with the Most Recent Pictures of the Dionne Quintuplets
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1936 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The covers have some edge wear, rubbing and bumping. There is some beginning fraying to the cloth spine ends. The rear cover has noticeable toning. The text pages are generally clean and bright, though there is noticeable toning to the edges of the pages. There is a previous owner's inked gift notation on the front endpaper. "Autum was flinging her last bright banners through the Canadian woodlands. The flame of yellow and scarlet maples blazed against the deep green of pointed firs that raised their dark, jagged tops across the hills..." "The story which begins here is a novelization of the 20th Century-Fox film, The Country Doctor, first starring vehicle for the Dionne quintuplets, with Jean Hersholt, Dorothy Peterson, June Lang, Michael Whalen and Slim Summerville in leading roles. Illustrations are taken from the film." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Ceiling Zero, Warner Bros.
11 Warner Bros. Ceiling Zero
New York Lynn Publishing Co. 1936 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good - to Near Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is edge wear, bumping, rubbing and some paper loss to the spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers. The bottom rear spine joint has cracked a bit, with some wear and chipping to the paper. The text pages are mostly clean, but noticeably toned due to the acid content of the paper. This is a photoplay style book with black and white photographs of the movie throughout. This book is based on the Warner Bros. Film of the same name, which in turn was based on the broadway production. "Old pals Jake Lee (Pat O'Brien) , Tex Clarke (Stuart Erwin) and Dizzy Davis (James Cagney) flew together in the Army during World War I. Almost 20 years later, Jake is the manager of the Newark, New Jersey branch of Federal Airlines, a New York-based airline company. Tex works as an airmail pilot and Dizzy, also still flying aircraft, is seeking employment with his friends. Prior to his hot-shot arrival (Dizzy does a few tricks in the air before landing) , a New York associate warns Jake about Dizzy, calling him unreliable and troublesome. Insulted, Jake replies that Dizzy is one of the best pilots in the country, telling a few stories about his fearlessness and bravery." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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