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1 BEHR, Edward Les Miserables : History in the Making. First Edition in dustjacket
Jonathan Cape, London,, Jonathan Cape, London,, 1989, 
BEHR, Edward. Les Miserables : History in the Making. London : Jonathan Cape, (1989). First Edition. , $

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2 DELAMATER, Jerome Dance in the Hollywood Musical
UMI Research Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1981, ISBN:0835711986 
DELAMATER, Jerome. Dance in the Hollywood Musical. (Ann Arbor, Michigan) : UMI Research Press, (1981). Pp (6),[vii]-viii,(2),[1]-313,(5). Index. 8vo, grey cloth, front board lettered in black and yellow, spine lettered in black only. Studies in Photography and Cinematography, No. 4. A revision of the author's thesis - Northwestern University, 1978. Contents : 1. Introduction. 2. Dance in Film Before 1930. 3. Busby Berkeley at Warner Brothers. 4. Astaire and Rogers at RKO. 5. Dance in Film (1930-1945). 6. The Integrated Dance Musical. 7. Geie Kelly. 8. The Decline of the Musical. 9. Conclusion.Appendix: Interviews: Jack Cole; Betty Garrett; Gene Kelly; Eugene Loring; Preston Ames; Randall Duell; Jack Martin Smith; Vincente Minnelli; Joseph Ruttenberg. Ex-library (inkstamps, rear pouch), cloth smudged, else very good. 75.00

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3 GEORGE, Charles. Miss Starlight : A Musical Comedy in Two Acts.
T.S. Denison & Company Publishers, Chicago and Minneapolis , 1949, 
GEORGE, Charles. Miss Starlight : A Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book, Lyrics, and Music by Charles George. Chicago and Minneapolis : T.S. Denison & Company Publishers, (copyright 1949). Pp [1]-111,(1). Large 8vo, stapled cardcovers. Multiple copies available for those wishing to stage the play. Ex- library (school inkstamp), name, rubbed, short tears to lower spine and edges, dog-eared, else good. 20.00

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4 GEORGE, Charles. Sweet Anne Page : A Modern Musical Comedy in Two Acts
T.S. Denison & Company Publishers, Chicago and Minneapolis , 1950, 
GEORGE, Charles. Sweet Anne Page : A Modern Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book, Lyrics, and Music by Charles George. Chicago and Minneapolis : T.S. Denison & Company Publishers, (copyright 1950). Pp [1]-124. Large 8vo, stapled card covers. Ex-library (school inkstamp), name, edgeworn, torn at spine, covered detaching, dog-eared, a poor copy. 15.00

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5 GEORGE, Charles. Wild Rose : A Musical Comedy in Two Acts.
T.S. Denison & Company Publishers, Chicago and Minneapolis , 1947, 
GEORGE, Charles. Wild Rose : A Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book, Lyrics, and Music by Charles George. Chicago and Minneapolis : T.S. Denison & CompanyPublishers, (copyright 1947). Pp [1]-106,(2). Large 8vo, stapled card cove rs. Multiple copies available for those wishing to stage the play. Ex-library (school inkstamp), name, rubbed, short tears to edges, dog-eared, else good. 20.00

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Autographed Musical Score for Of Thee I Sing.  Autograph signed, GERSHWIN, George.
6 GERSHWIN, George. Autographed Musical Score for Of Thee I Sing. Autograph signed
1932, 
GERSHWIN, George. Autographed Musical Score for “Of Thee I Sing”. Copyrightby the New World Corporation, N.Y., 1932. Original printed first edition m anuscript of the play produced by Sam H. Harris; music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin; book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind. 198 pages of printed music with handwritten annotations in another hand. . With the title-page detached and cut-down from the binding. Inscribed in pen andink with dedication to the Musical Director : ”To Eugene Fuerst with the b est wishes for his success” signed and dated : “George Gershwin Apr. 1932”.Contained in an unmarked envelope inscribed variously in pencil : “Eugene Fuerst / Gershwin, George / Of Thee I Sing / Autographed by Composer / Friends (in a circle) / Michael Good.” The title-page matted separately. Overall 12 x 8.75 inches (30.5 x 22,2 cm); Title-page 5.75 x 6.5 inches (14.6 x 16.5 cm). The original Broadway production, directed by Kaufman, opened in 1931 and ran for 441 performances, receiving critical and box office success. It has been revived several times in the U.S. and in London. Of Thee I Sing was the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, in 1932. The score is in well-worn condition, attesting to its frequent employment by the dedicatee, who conducted the opening night performance of the return engagement of the musical on May 15th, 1933. (George Gershwin himself had conducted the orchestra on the original first night). This item is encased in a clam-shell box for protection. A rare Gershwin item. As is. 7,500.00

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7 HOBSON, Harold. Verdict at Midnight : Sixty Years of Dramatic Criticism. First Edition.
Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1952, 
HOBSON, Harold. Verdict at Midnight: Sixty Years of Dramatic Criticism. London : Longmans, Green and Co, (1952). First Edition. Pp [i]-vii,(1),1-199,(1). Index. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine, top edge dyed maroon. "A dramatic critic's verdict at midnight on a play is, as Mr Harold Hobson says. “a despatch from the battlefield." It has not been written in the cool reflection of the study when first impressions have been blurred, but has generally been rushed to press in the excitement, heat, enthusiasm, and perhaps even irritation of the play's first impact. To what extent, then, can the judgment of dramatic critics be relied on ? This book is, among other things, an attempt to answer this question. Its method is to take nearly 40 of the most important theatrical productions of the last 60 years - melodramas, tragedies, comedies, musicals: plays by Shaw, Wilde. Ibsen, Eliot, Coward and Fry - and to compare what their first-night critics thought about them with, in most cases, the considered judgment of posterity. In this way, Mr Hobson has covered not only the history of modern dramatic criticism, but has examined its trustworthiness with results that are – though sometimes amusing - of lasting interest and value to lovers of the theatre.” - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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8 LA RUE, Danny Louis Benjamin presents Danny La Rue as the 'Merry' Widow Twankey [in] Aladdin, with Dilys Watling as Aladdin, Brian Marshall as Wishee Washee, Wayne Sleep as Genie of the Ring, Alfred Marks as Abanazar, Wei Wei Wong, The Half-Wits, David Ellen, The Palla
Dewynters Ltd, London, 1978, 
(LA RUE, Danny). Louis Benjamin presents Danny La Rue as the 'Merry' Widow Twankey [in] Aladdin, with Dilys Watling as Aladdin, Brian Marshall as Wishee Washee, Wayne Sleep as Genie of the Ring, Alfred Marks as Abanazar, Wei Wei Wong, The Half-Wits, David Ellen, The Palladium Boys & Girls. (London) : Dewynters Ltd., 1978). Pp (20)including covers and centrefold. Illustrated. 4to, illustrated blue stapled card covers. A souvenir brochure of the London Palladium performance of Aladdin featuring Danny La Rue. Danny La Rue (1927-2009) was an Irish-born British entertainer known for his singing anddrag impersonations. Rubbed, else very good. 15.00

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9 MONTGOMERY, L.M.). GAMMEL, Irene (ed.). Making Avonlea : L. M. Montgomery and Popular Culture. Paperback.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 2002, ISBN:0802084338 
(MONTGOMERY, L. M.). Making Avonlea : L. M. Montgomery and Popular Culture.Edited by Irene Gammel. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (2002). Pp. (6),[vii]-xii,(2),[1]-347,(7). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers, white andred lettering to spine. "'Making Avonlea', the first study to focus on Mon tgomery and her characters as popular cultural icons, brings together twenty-three scholars from around the world to examine Montgomery's work, its place in our imagination, and its myriad spin-offs including musicals, films,television series, T-shirts, dolls, and a tourist industry." - from the in troductory preamble. Contents: I: Mapping Avonlea: Cultural Value and Iconography: 1. Carole Gerson's "Anne of Green Gables Goes to University: L.M. Montgomery and Academic Culture"; 2. Cecily Devereux's "Anatomy of a National Icon: Anne of Green Gables and the Bosom Friends Affair"; 3. Brenda R. Weber's "Confessions of a Kindred Spirit with an Academic Bent"; 4. Juliet McMaster's "Taking Control: Hair Red, Black, Gold, and Nut-Brown"; 5. Margaret Steffler's "'This has been a day in hell': Montgomery, Popular Literature, Life Writing"; 6. Elizabeth R. Epperly's "The Visual Imagination of L.M. Montgomery"; 7. Andrea McKenzie's "Writing in Pictures: International Images of Emily"; 8. Irene Gammel's "Safe Pleasures for Girls: L.M. Montgomery'sErotic Landscapes". II: Viewing Avonlea: Film, Television, Drama, and Musi cal: 9. Eleanor Hersey's "'It's all mine': The Modern Woman as Writer in Sullivan's Anne of Green Gables Films"; 10. K.L. Poe's "Who's Got the Power? Montgomery, Sullivan, and the Unsuspecting Viewer"; 11. Ann F. Howey's "'She look'd down to Camelot': Anne Shirley, Sullivan, and the Lady of Shalott"; 12. Benjamin Lefebvre's "Road to Avonlea: A Co-production of the Disney Corporation"; 13. Chirstopher Gittings's "Melodrama for the Nation: Emily ofNew Moon"; 14. George Belliveau's "Paul Ledoux's Anne: A Journey from Page to Stage"; 15. Carrie MacLellan's "Snapshot: Listening to the Music in Ann e of Green Gables: The Musical". III: Touring Avonlea: Landscape, Tourism, and Spin-off Products: 16. Janice Fiamengo's "Towards a Theory of Popular Landscape in Anne of Green Gables"; 17. E. Holly Pike's "Mass Marketing, Popular Culture, and the Canadian Celebrity Author"; 18. James de Jonge's "Through the Eyes of Memory: L.M. Montgomery's Cavendish"; 19. Jeanette Lynes's"Consumable Avonlea: The Commodification of the Green Gables Mythology"; 2 0. Tara MacPhail's "Snapshot: Making Anne and Emily Dolls"; 21. Tara Nogler's "Snapshot: My Life as Anne in Japan"; 22. Daniele Allard's "Taishu Bunkaand Anne Clubs in Japan"; 23. Alice van der Klei's "Avonlea in Cyberspace, Or an Invitation to a Hyperreal Tea Party". Very good. 20.00

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10 Neptune Theatre, Halifax 8 to the Bar. Music & Lyrics by Joey Miller. - Neptune Theatre, Halifax
Neptune Theatre, Halifax , 1979, 
(Neptune Theatre – Programme). 8 to the Bar. Music & Lyrics by Joey Miller.Book by Stephen Witkin. (Halifax, N.S.: Neptune Theatre, 1979). Pp (8). Il lustrated. 8vo, red stapled wrappers. Directed by Richard Ouzounian. Starring Keith Dinicol, Susan Anderson, Robert Rozen, and Gayle Garfinkle. June 26 to July 15. Very good. 10.00

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11 Neptune Theatre, Halifax DOHERTY, Denny HANCOX, Amanda GODIN, Maurice Cabaret. - Neptune Theatre, Halifax
Neptune Theatre, Halifax , 1984, 
(DOHERTY, Denny). (Neptune Theatre – Programme). Cabaret. (Halifax, N.S.: Neptune Theatre, 1984). Pp (28). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated black stapledwrappers. Includes former member of The Mamas and the Papas, Denny Doherty . Directed by Tom Kerr. Starring Maurice Godin, Bruce Clayton, Kerry Dorey,Jonathan Whittaker, Ellen Horst, Amanda Hancox, Denny Doherty, Mary Lou Ma rtin, Kim Coates, Victoria Snow, and the Kit Kat Dancers. Very good. 10.00

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12 RIDDLE, Peter H RIDDLE, Gay (ed.) American Musical : History & Development
Mosaic Press, Oakville, Ontario, 2003, ISBN:0889628289 
RIDDLE, Peter H. The American Musical : History & Development. Edited by Gay Riddle. (Oakville, Ontario) : Mosaic Press, (2003). Pp (8),1-215,(1). Index. 8vo, illustrated black card covers. "The American Musical: History & Development traces the origins of music theatre from its 18th century European roots through its transformation in 19th century America, and its relation to American popular forms of entertainment as the minstrel show, burlesque and the revue. The flowering of the true musical comedy is documented, asrepresented by the Princess Musicals of Jerome Kern and P. G. Wodehouse, w hich then gave birth to the first enduring masterpiece of American music drama, Kern and Hammersteins's Show Boat. Music Theatre of the 1930s charted new courses of realism and satire in the hands of Cole Porter, the GershwinBrothers, Rodgers and Hart. Then in 1943, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammer stein II revolutionized the form with the innovations of Oklahoma. The bookincludes sections on Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the develop ment of music theatre through the sixties and beyond." (from the back cover). Contents : 215 p. ; 23 cm. Contents: Introduction. 1. Pink tights. 2. Ofsatire and slavery. 3. The naughty shows. 4. From across the sea. 5. The b ook. 6. Enter Oscar. 7. That wonderful year. 8. Coming of age. 9. Before Porgy. 10. "I loves you, Porgy" 11. More of the same. 12. "No gags, no gals, no chance" 13. Some insights. 14. Whither Oscar. 15. Hammerstein to Sondheim. 16. A tip of the hat. 17. Fritz and Alan, and the "Lady". 18. Other voices. 19. Milestones. 20. The many shapes of songs. 21. Another 'sixties revolution. 22. Imagination and exploration. 23. Two hits and a miss. 24. Into the woods. 25. Of death and opera. Afterword. Appendix : Broadway on film. Peter H. Riddle is professor of Music at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Very good. Signed by the author. 30.00

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