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FOWLER, Roy (Roy Alexander), 1923-1997 : THE FILM IN FRANCE.

FOWLER, Roy (Roy Alexander), 1923-1997 : THE FILM IN FRANCE.

London : Pendulum Publications, 1946. First edition. An interesting study of the very distinctive French cinema of the period, illustrated with numerous photographs and stills – Jean Cocteau, Josette Day, Jean Marais, Les Enfants du Paradis, Odette Joyeux, Sacha Guitry, La Nuit Fantastique, etc.
Foolscap 4to (16cm). 56pp. Original boards; staples rusting, but otherwise a very good copy in the highly attractive original dust-jacket, lightly worn, slightly chipped, a little split and repaired, but complete.

£15

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KANGAROO BOOKS – publishers : STAR CAVALCADE.

KANGAROO BOOKS – publishers : STAR CAVALCADE.

London : Kangaroo Books, [ca.1946]. First edition. Studio portraits from Warner Brothers and Columbia of the film-stars of the mid 1940s – Dusty Anderson, Lauren Bacall (2), Bruce Bennett, Janet Blair, Dane Clark, Jinx Falkenburg, Erroll Flynn, Rita Hayworth, Ann Miller, Dennis Morgan, Janis Paige, Susan Peters, Marjorie Reynolds, and Martha Vickers. Issued from Kangaroo Books’ 1944-1948 Avenue Chambers address.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [16]pp, including integral stapled self-wrappers. Staples rusted; a few faint marks, but in very good order for a fragile and ephemeral production. No copy located in any major library worldwide.

£20

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STANNAGE, Robert : STARS BY DAY : A TOUR IN WORDS AND PICTURES OF THE BRITISH FILM STUDIOS.

STANNAGE, Robert : STARS BY DAY : A TOUR IN WORDS AND PICTURES OF THE BRITISH FILM STUDIOS.

London : Film Book Club, Ward & Hitchon, [1947]. First edition. An interesting and richly illustrated tour of the British studios with film buff Robert Stannage – chapters on Pinewood; Denham; Shepperton & Isleworth; Islington; Shepherd’s Bush; Ealing; Welwyn; Walton-on-Thames; Elstree, and the Smaller Studios.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (104)pp – plates included in pagination. Numerous photo illustrations, portraits, stills, etc. – Richard Attenborough, John Boulting, Phyllis Calvert, Michael Denison, Paulette Goddard, Stewart Granger, Valerie Hobson, Glynis Johns, Jean Kent, Sir Alexander Korda, Margaret Lockwood, Burgess Meredith, Dennis Price, Patricia Roc, Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov, Jack Warner, Michael Wilding, etc. Original stapled wrappers; a few marks and tiny hole to spine; staples rusted, but a good copy in the original dust-jacket – spine frayed and holed, rear wrapper discoloured, but otherwise complete and in reasonable order. Just two copies (Exeter and Stockholm) located in major libraries worldwide.

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