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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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[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.
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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Twelve: The Terrible Revenge Of Fred Fu Manchu (announced as Fred Fu Manchu And His Bamboo Saxophone)

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

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

First edition. Series Six, Number Twelve, first broadcast on 6 December 1955.


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BROMLEY, Nick

Theatre Lore

London: LNP Books, 2012

8vo, pp. 248. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE. Foreword by Simon Callow.
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SHERRIN, NED

Scratch An Actor

London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996

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

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£25.00

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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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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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SPAETH, Sigmund

Fifty Years With Music

New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, 1959

8vo, pp. 288. Original maroon boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

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£45.00

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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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RICHARDS, I. A.

Tomorrow Morning, Faustus!

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1962

8vo, pp. 58. Original cream boards, lettered in green on front panel and spine.

First edition, Inscribed by the author on the title-page: 'In memory of a red-letter visit, July... [more]

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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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HASTINGS, Michael

Tom And Viv

London: Royal Court Theatre, 1984

8vo, pp. 41. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

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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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KUREISHI, Hanif

Venus

London: Faber, 2006

8vo, pp. 111. Original illustrated card wrappers.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO DAVID GOTHARD, in the usual mode of address between the two: 'To my wife with love, as Ever -- HK.' ... [more]

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HANSBERRY, Lorraine

The Sign In Sidney Brustein's Window

New York: Random House, 1965

8vo, pp. 143. Original green three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt-on-black to spine. Publisher's device embossed in blind to front panel. Top edge red, leading edge uncut. Photographic dustwrapper.

First edition. Foreword by John Braine, introduction by the author's husband, Robert Nemiroff.

Hansberry's first play, the groundbreaking A Raisin In The Sun, was the first play by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway. This was Hansberry's second, and last, play: she died of pancreatic cancer at the age of thirty-four.

First produced on Broadway in October 1964, and with Gabriel Dell and Rita Moreno leading the cast, The Sign In Sidney Brustein's Window was not a success with either critics or audiences, and is rarely revived.

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BAILEY, Pearl

The Raw Pearl

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1968

8vo, pp. 206. Original orange boards, lettered in black on front panel and spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE: 'To Cole -- Who loves deeply -- Pearl'.
Published in 1968, the year Bailey won a Tony for her performance in the all-black production of Hello, Dolly!<

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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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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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