Performing Arts


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[SELLERS, Peter] GRAFTON, Jimmy and GRIFFITHS, Peter

Happy Holidays

London: N.p. [BBC], 1954

Five episodes, c.45 pp. each, secured with split pin to top left.

First editions. PRODUCER JACQUES BROWN'S COPY, WITH HIS ANNOTATIONS, AND ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£5,000.00

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[Private Press] [Books About Books] [ed. FRENZEL, H.K.]

Hugo Steiner-Prag

Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck Und Verlag, 1928

Large 8vo, pp. 93. Leather bound, concentric gilt borders to front and rear panels, lettered in gilt on front panel and... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£250.00

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[SELLERS, Peter] GREIFER, Lewis and RICHLER, Mordecai

Insomnia Is Good For You

London: Park Lane Films, 1957

Shooting script, 33 mimeographed pp., stapled in to oversized red card wrappers. Typed title label to front cover, typed ownership label ('Park... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£4,500.00

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HEATH, Edward

Music: A Joy For Life

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1976

4to, pp. 204, index. Original mauve boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: 'For Bob Holness /... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£200.00

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PINTER, Harold

Old Times

London: Methuen, 1971

Small 8vo, pp. 75. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine.

First edition.

A beautiful copy.

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£65.00

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[McKERN, Leo] [HERRMANN, Edward] selected by WAVELL, A. P.

Other Men's Flowers

London: Cape, 1992

8vo, pp. 448. Original burgundy boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Dustwrappers lettered in red and black to front panel and spine.

Reprinted... [please click on the image or book title for more details]"If" -- the complete version will be sent! E.'.

This last refers to a referenced parody of Kipling's poem which begins: 'If you can keep your girl, when all around you, / Are losing theirs and blaming it on you...'. In the film Hermann and McKern's characters discover that they have been in love with the same woman all their lives.

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£350.00

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SHERRIN, NED

Scratch An Actor

London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996

8vo, pp.323. Original black boards, lettered in silver to spine.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR: 'Best Wishes, Ned... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£25.00

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STEPHENS, Larry [MILLIGAN, Spike]

Special Goon Show: The Dreaded Better Pudding Hurler

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

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

First edition. Valerie Simons' copy, with her plentiful notes and timings... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£850.00

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MORTIMER, Johnnie; COOKE, Brian; RUDGE, Myles

Stop Messing About

N.P. [London]: N.p. [BBC], 1969

30 mimeographed pp., secured with pin to top left.

First edition. JOAN SIMS' WORKING COPY, WITH HER UNDERLININGS, DELETIONS AND AMENDMENTS THROUGHOUT.

The BBC radio show Round The Horne, one of the medium's finest, funniest and filthiest flowerings, came to an abrupt and tragic end after four series with the death of its star, Kenneth Horne, in February 1969. Prescribed an anticoagulant for a heart condition, Horne was persuaded by a faith healer to stop taking it. He died of heart failure while presenting an awards ceremony at the Dorchester.

Without its star, Round The Horne could not continue. But the material for Series Five was already far advanced at the time of Horne's death, and it was recycled into Stop Messing About, a show featuring most of Round The Horne's surviving cast -- and Joan Sims, the Carry On stalwart who had already been cast as the replacement for the departing Betty Marsden. Stop Messing About ran for a respectable two series in 1969-70, but never really emerged from the shadow of its predecessor. Kenneth Williams, a supporting actor of genius, struggled to anchor the show. But even if Williams had been able to do a better job of leading from the front, the show was still Round The Horne without Kenneth Horne, a melancholy reminder of what radio had lost.

This script is the working copy used by Sims to record the sixth episode of Stop Messing About, and is extensively marked up with her underlinings, deletions and amendments throughout. Unique and beautiful.

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£850.00

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TERRY-THOMAS and MUIR, Frank

Terry's Topics: 'TRIAL RECORDING ONLY - NOT FOR TRANSMISSION'

London: N.p. [BBC], 1947

15 mimeographed pp., secured by split pin at top left.

First edition. PILOT SCRIPT FOR AN EARLY TERRY-THOMAS VEHICLE, RECORDED BUT NEVER... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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GREEN, Michael

The Art Of Coarse Acting

London: Hutchinson, 1964

8vo, pp. 143. Original black boards, lettered in red on spine.

First edition.
Hilarious dismantling of the acting profession which... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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AUDEN, W.H. and ISHERWOOD, Christopher

The Ascent Of F6

London: Faber, 1936

8vo, pp. 123. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Illustrated dustwrapper.

First edition, one of 2000 copies.

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£95.00

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CLARK, Barrett H[arper].

The Blush Of Shame

New York: N.p. 1932

Small 8vo, pp. 16. Original stiff paper wrappers, string binding and tie.

First edition, first issue.
'This pamphlet owes its existence to the fact that it was rejected by nearly fifty... [more]

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£30.00

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AUDEN, W.H. and ISHERWOOD, Christopher

The Dog Beneath The Skin

London: Faber, 1935

8vo, pp. 180. Original red boards, lettered in black to spine. Lower edge uncut. Dustwrapper.

First edition. One of 2000 copies. ORIGINAL FLYER ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£195.00

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POMERANCE, Bernard

The Elephant Man

New York: Grove Press, 1979

8vo, pp. 62. Original tan boards, lettered in red on spine.

First edition of the Tony award-winning play. (David Lynch's film, starring ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£50.00

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O'NEILL, Eugene

The Emperor Jones

New York: Horace Liveright, 1928

4to, pp. 90. Original patterned three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt on black spine. Labelled slipcase. Edges uncut.

Special... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£300.00

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NATION, Terry; JUNKIN, John; FREEMAN, Dave

The Floggits: Trial script

London: N.p. [BBC], 1956

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

First edition. TRIAL SCRIPT FOR THE SHOW WHICH BECAME FLOGGITS, STARRING ELSIE... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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MILLIGAN, Spike; STEPHENS, Larry

The Goon Show: Series Seven, Episode Four: The Macreekie Rising Of '74

London: N.p. [BBC], 1956

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

First edition. CO-WRITER LARRY STEPHENS' COPY, WITH HIS OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE TO... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£3,500.00

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