There are 52 books in this catalogue.
John G : the authorised biography of John Gielgud
Book Number: 65862
London Hodder & Stoughton 2001 first edition 8vo hardcover 510pp index, b/w illus. good, pages toned. / Good+ d/w. The authorised biography of the greatest classical actor of all time John Gielgud's career, spanning almost eighty years, could be described as the history of twentieth-century British theatre. Seven years before his death, John Gielgud invited Sheridan Morley to become his only authorised biographer, handing over to him letters and diaries and personal files.
He That Plays the King: a View of the Theatre
Book Number: 65820
Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1950. 8vo. hardcover. 256pp. index. Very good, foxing to endpapers. / Good- d/w chipped on top edge.
Australian Silent Films: A pictorial history of silent films from 1896 to 1929
Book Number: 63467
Lansdowne 1970 4to Hardcover in d/w. 192pp very good. / Very good d/w. Illustrated throughout with b&w stills, film appendix and index. Contents includes 1896-1899 the early flickers, 1900-1903 the Salvation Army Triumphs, 1904-1907 the features begin, 1908-1910 Sensational showmen, 1911-1913 the golden period of picture dramas, 1914-1919 the silent takeovers, 1920-1923 the desperate years, 1924-1929 the silent crash.
Picture Palaces and Flea-Pits - Eighty years of Australians at the Pictures
Book Number: 48719
Dreamweaver Books 1983 4to. Hardcover, Very good, foxing to endpapers in fair d/w with light fading, creased and torn top edge and tear near bottom front spinefold. po name printed on ffl. Copy is printed on heavy gloss paper and is fine. Illustrated with b&w photo's throughout, examples of Gothic and Art Deco architecture. In the years between 1920 and 1960 going to the pictures was a regular event. Where the public wanted comfort. This book is a celebration of when the visit to the pictures was the event of the week.
Book Number: 61563
Macmillan, New York 1975. 4to. hardcover. 176pp. b/w illus. Good+./ Good+ d/w.
The Book of Clowns
Book Number: 23751
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1984 Folio. softcover. 128pp. index, colour illus. good, cover creased.'
Roy Castle Remembered
Book Number: 27377
Robson Books Ltd 1995 4to hardcover 164pp, b/w illus. near fine. / near fine d/w. A tribute to the late Roy Castle in which people who knew the man share their memories of him. Contributors include Cliff Richard, Harry Secombe, Roy Hudd and Cheryl Baker, with an introduction by Fiona Castle. All royalties to go to the Roy Castle Cause for Hope Foundation.
Master of the Ceremonies: An Eventful Life
Book Number: 39464
Allen & Unwin 2004 8vo softcover 319pp index, colour illus. very good+. This memoir by the creative mastermind behind some of the world's greatest public entertainments offers a fascinating insider's tale of the highs and lows of creating unforgettable spectacles. Ric Birch's work on a wide array of ceremonies from the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games through the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games is explored. The inspirations and complications of these productions are woven throughout Birch's life story to create a complete picture of the consummate master of ceremonies.
The World of Flo Ziegfeld
Book Number: 45575
Praeger Publishers, New York, 1974. Large 8vo. hardcover. 176pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
The Greatest Billy Cotton Band Show
Book Number: 45638
Jupiter Books, London, 1976. Large 8vo. hardcover. 155pp. index, b/w illus. Foxing to prelims and last few pages. / Very good d/w Includes vinyl record.
Book Number: 34271
New York: Knopf 1968 8vo hardcover 398pp index b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
A Pinch of Salt
Book Number: 51554
Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1995 8vo. hardcover. 176pp. b/w photos. very good. / very good d/w.
Tyrone Guthrie on Acting
Book Number: 5321
Studio Vista London, 1971 First edition. Small 4to. hardcover. 96pp. index. b/w illus. very good / very good, clipped d/w.
The Noel Coward Diaries
Payn, Grahan & Morley, Sheridan. (eds0. [Coward, Noel ]
Book Number: 22064
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1982 8vo. hardcover. 698pp. index. very good. / very good d/w.
The Story Of Sadler's Wells 1683-1977
Book Number: 22940
London David & Charles 1978 2nd extended edition 8vo hardcover. 352pp + b/w plates. index. near fine. / near fine d/w.
A sociology of popular drama
Book Number: 26553
London Heinemann 1971 8vo hardcover 230pp index. very good, owner's name on fep. / very good d/w. Bibliography: p. 201-218.
The Dickens Theatrical Reader
Johnson, Edgar & Eleanor (eds) [Dickens]
Book Number: 32624
London: Gollancz, 1964. 8vo. hardcover. 370pp. b/w illus. very good, fep, clipped, owner''s inscription on fep. / very good d/w.
Is it that time already?
Book Number: 36174
Edinburgh BW 1999 8vo hardcover 319pp index, b/w illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w.