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Freaks [DVD]

By: Browning, Tod, director

Price: $25.00

Publisher: np, Turner Entertainment Co.: 2004

Seller ID: 2980

Condition: New


DVD, black and white, 62 minutes, Region 1. New, still sealed in shrink wrap, with light sun fading on the spine. “Tod Browning directs this landmark 1932 movie in which the true freaks are not the story’s sideshow performers, but “normal” who mock and abuse them. Browning, a former circus contortionist, cast real-life sideshow professionals. A living torso who nimbly lights on cigarette despite having no arms or legs, microcephalics (whom the film calls “pinheads”) – they and others play the big-top troupers who inflict a terrible revenge on the trapeze artist who treats the... View more info

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Paparazzi! Photographers, Stars, Artists

By: Chéroux, Clément, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Paris, Flammarion: 2014

Seller ID: 3272

Condition: New


Hardcover with illustrated boards, 22.4 by 24.5 cm, 320 pp., illus. New, sealed in the publisher’s shrinkwrap. From the publisher: “All aspects of the paparazzi’s craft are examined in this volume that unveils the complex love-hate relationship between photographer and celebrity, and the role of the oft-disparaged profession in contemporary art today. In 1960, Fellini invented the now infamous paparazzi character in La Dolce Vita. The profession has since alternated between parasite and indispensable marketing tool in the lucrative business of celebrity branding that has become a mains... View more info

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Breakdancing along with the Companion Album [Breakdancing, Book & LP]

By: Mr. Fresh and The Supreme Rockers

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Avon Books, Columbia Records: 1984

Edition: later printing

Seller ID: 3000

Condition: Very Good


Book: Staple-bound wraps, 13.3 by 20.3 cm, 128 pp., illus. Very good with light wear to the edges and corners. Record: Vinyl LP in original sleeve, original inner sleeve printed with step-by-step dance instructions. The LP is very good with a few faint scratches and a record store stamp on the A-side label; the sleeve is good with edge wear and corner creases. In this well-illustrated book, Mr. Fresh takes you step-by-step through all the basic breakdancing moves from the wave on through to uprock, the “fighting dance.” The companion LP alternates instruction with songs by Malcolm McL... View more info

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Containing All Those Great Songs, the Singing of Which Has Made This Great Original Clown the Most Popular Jester and Vocalist that Ever Trod the Arena

By: [John Foster]

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, New York Popular Publishing Company: not dated, c. 1880

Seller ID: 3308

Condition: Fair


Staple-bound wraps with hand-colored cover, small loop of grey string at the head of the spine, 10.4 by 16.2 cm, 32 pp. Tattered, though intact wraps with chips and small tears, chipping to the upper corner of the textblock, light stains here and there, and some spotting from insect leavings on the back cover. Scarce booklet of songs performed at the Great Barnum and London Circus on its tour of America, including acts written and sung by John Foster, Tony Pastor, Cool Burgess, Lulu Mortimer, P.C Loy, the “great Dutch clown” Arthur Johnson, etc. Foster was “born into poverty in Pennsy... View more info

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The Essential Lenny Bruce

By: [Lenny Bruce] Cohen, John, ed.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Ballantine Books, Inc.: 1967

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2738

Condition: Very Good


Pocket paperback, 10.5 by 17.8 cm, 319 pp. Very good with light wear to the wraps, a tiny tear on the fore-edge of the front cover (by Bruce’s ear) and corresponding light dents to the first few dozen leaves. Appears unread with a tight binding and no spine creases. Cohen’s classic topical collection of Bruce’s trials, tribulations, and wit, including blacks, Jews, politics, “pills and shit,” obscenity busts and trials, etc. View more info