Performing Arts


2533

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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

2441

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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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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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[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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[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] 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

2676

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[DENCH, Judi] [McKERN, Leo]

Handwritten Card from Judi Dench to Leo McKern

London: N.p., N.d. [1989]

Greetings card.

CARD FROM JUDI DENCH TO LEO McKERN ON THE OPENING OF THE CHERRY ORCHARD AT THE ALDWYCH THEATRE ON 24 OCTOBER 1989.

Dench played Ranyevskaya in this Michael Frayn translation, and was joined in the production by Leo's daughter Abigail as Yepihodova:

'...[A]t last, I get to work with Abigail -- who is a wonder. What a divine girl and how good she is. It's just the most lovely company and we all love doing the show. ... Mike and Finty join me in sending great love to you, Judi.'

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£195.00

1624

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[HANCOCK, Tony] GALTON, Ray and SIMPSON, Alan

Hancock's Half Hour: Series 1, Episode 14, 'The Sheikh'

N.p. [London]: N.p. [BBC], 1955

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

First edition.
Episode 14 of the first series of the peerless radio... [please click on the image or book title for more details]


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JONES, Terry and PALIN, Michael

Frost On Sunday and The Frost Report:

N.p. [London]: N.p. 1967-8

A small quantity of original typescripts, printed typescripts and photocopied typescripts, many secured with staple to top left corner, and many... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£8,000.00

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NATION, Terry; JUNKIN, John; FREEMAN, Dave

Floggits [sic]: Series One, Episode 3

London: N.p. [BBC], 1956

34 mimeographed pp., 5 typed inserts, all secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. TERRY NATION'S EXTENSIVELY REVISED WORKING... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£4,750.00

2678

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[McKern, Leo]

First Night Telegram to Leo McKern from Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh

Nottingham: N.p., 1959

Greetings telegram, stamp-dated 10 August 1959 to reverse.

FIRST NIGHT TELEGRAM, DATED 10 AUGUST 1959, TO LEO McKERN FROM LAURENCE OLIVIER AND HIS WIFE VIVIEN LEIGH: 'Great good wishes for huge success, Vivien and Laurence Olivier.'

'[McKern's] second, and last ever, directing job was the Australian prize-winning stage play The Shifting Heart by Richard Beynon, a story of Italian immigrants living in Collingwood, then a slum suburb of Melbourne, and their struggle for acceptance and survival in a racist community. ... It's UK season was at the Nottingham Theatre Royal from 10 August 1959, then the Duke of York's in the West End -- a joint venture by Sir Laurence Olivier's company and the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust. Olivier had invited McKern to direct.'

George Whaley, Leo 'Rumpole' McKern: The Accidental Actor [USNW Press, 2009]

The show received mixed reviews, and McKern himself felt he'd done a bad job. On the up side, he kept the telegram sent to him by one of twentieth century theatre's most glamorous couples.

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£750.00

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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.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR IN THE YEAR OF ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£45.00

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BECKETT, Samuel

Endgame

London: Faber, 1958

8vo, pp. 60. Original salmon boards, lettered in pale blue on spine. Photographic dustwrapper.

First UK, and first English-language edition.

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£95.00

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O'NEILL, Eugene

Dynamo

New York: Horace Liveright, 1929

8vo, pp. 159. Original dark green boards, lettered in gilt on front panel and spine. Illustrated endpapers. Top edge stained blue, other... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£100.00

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BLATTY, William Peter

Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing

New York: Donald I. Fine Books, 1996

8vo, pp. 181. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition of this behind-the-scenes Hollywood novel by the ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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SYKES, Eric; MILLIGAN, Spike; BISHOP, Michael; PARK, Phil

Cinderella

London: N.p.[Moss Empires Ltd.], 1953

Mimeographed playscript, bound with brown ribbon in outsize red card covers.

First edition. ERIC SYKES' COPY, WITH HIS NAME TO TITLE PAGE.

This version of Cinderella was staged at the London Palladium at Christmas in 1953. It was the making of Julie Andrews, who on the strength of her work in this show was cast in the Broadway production of The Boy Friend, a huge hit which launched her international career. Also among the cast were Max Bygraves, Richard Hearne (Mr. Pastry), and the future Dr. Who Jon Pertwee, who played one of the Ugly Sisters. The reception for the show was generally good, although some critics questioned the its occasional forays into offbeat, off-colour humour. (Step forward, Milligan....).

A unique copy.


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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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£175.00

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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.

First edition. ALAN SIMPSON'S COPY OF THE SECOND EVER GALTON AND SIMPSON SCRIPT,... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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£2,750.00

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