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Laugh and Live, Douglas Fairbanks
1 Douglas Fairbanks Laugh and Live
New York Britton Publishing Company 1917 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book Inscribed Douglas Fairbanks
Square, sharp, clean, and tight. Previous owners pencilled signature present. Minor foxing and toning. Dust jacket very good, nearly complete save for a very few tiny chips at some extremities. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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2 Groucho MARX [inscribed] The Groucho Letters
NY Simon & Schuster 1967 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book Inscribed by Author(s)
A nice tight, bright, clean, and square copy in a dust jacket with some shallow edge tears. Presentable. Laid in, a photograph from 1967 of Groucho, the dedicatee, Al Kilgore, and an unknown man unwrapping a cigar. The letters are to and from comics, corporations, children, presidents, and even his daughter's boyfriend. Groucho swapping photos with T. S. Eliot ("I had no idea you were so handsome!"); advising his son on courting a rich dame ("Don't come out bluntly and say, 'How much dough have you got?' That wouldn't be the Marxian way"); crisply declining membership in a Hollywood club ("I don't care to belong to any social organization that will accept me as a member"); reacting with utmost composure when informed that he has been made into a verb by James Joyce ("There's no reason why I shouldn't appear in Finnegans Wake . I'm certainly as bewildered about life as Joyce was"); responding to a scandal sheet ("Gentleman: If you continue to publish slanderous pieces about me, I shall feel compelled to cancel my subscription"); describing himself to the Lunts ("I eat like a vulture. Unfortunately the resemblance doesn't end there"); and much, much more. That mobile visage, that look of wild amazement, and that weaving cigar are wholly captured, bound but untamed, in The Groucho Letters.[goodreads.com] Al Kilgore was an artist on the Bullwinkle comic strip & the Rocky and Bullwinkle comic books and related characters. Kilgore was also a bit part hollywood actor, and a director and producer of several projects. He was a founding member of the Laurel and Hardy appreciation society, The Sons of the Desert, and drew the organization's crest. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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Schnozzola, Jimmy Durante [Gene Fowler]
3 Jimmy Durante [Gene Fowler] Schnozzola
New York Viking Press 1951 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book With Photos Inscribed By Jimmy Durante
A warm and personal inscription from Jimmy Durante on the front endpaper. Laid in, a Western Union Telegram from Durante to the inscribee. What's a telegram? Book is in just about very good condition. A bit dusty from age. The heel of the backstrip faded, but the lettering, boards, and all else very good. Dust jacket rubbed, mild chipping at some edges. Overall presents pretty nicely. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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The Understudy, Kazan, Elia
4 Kazan, Elia The Understudy
New York Stein and Day 1975 0812817311 / 9780812817317 Hardcover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 Inscribed By Elia Kazan
Iinscribed prior to publication, in 1974, to Kazan's long time friend and collaborator Budd Schulberg and Shulberg's wife, Geraldine Brooks. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good, Newman, Paul;Hotchner, A. E.
5 Newman, Paul;Hotchner, A. E. Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good
New York Doubleday & Company 2003 0385508026 / 9780385508025 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book Signed by Paul Newman

Price: 225.00 USD
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Duel in the Sun, Niven Busch
6 Niven Busch Duel in the Sun
Cleveland The World Publishing Company 1946 Hardcover About Very Good Dust Jacket Included Book Illustrated with Film Stills Inscribed by Author(s)
About very good in a chipped dj. Inscribed by Niven Busch. Even toning throughout book; a result of paper quality. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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