Collector’s Corner: Book/Magazine Collection Update

Welcome to another edition of Collector’s Corner! I initially planned to post just one collection update this month, including my film, book, and magazine collections. When I drafted it, the post was pretty huge, so I’ve split it up into two.

Two weeks ago I shared my DVD and Blu pickups from the past couple of months…

…and then, there were books. (And magazines.) Nearby libraries have been having amazing book sales lately, and I’ve also made a trip or two to my favorite antique shop for magazine hunting. Here are the new additions!

  • Arrested Development and Philosophy, ed. Kristopher G. Phillips and J. Jeremy Wisnewski. Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series. 2012 paperback
  • Bring On the Empty Horses by David Niven. 1975 hardcover
  • The Cinema of Orson Welles by Peter Cowie. 1989 paperback edition (second paperback printing)
  • Deadly Illusions: Jean Harlow and the Murder of Paul Bern by Samuel Marx and Joyce Vanderveen. 1990 hardcover (first edition)
  • Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein, based on stories by Sholem Aleichem. 1972 paperback (eighth printing) – Cool movie tie-in edition with an illustrated cover!
  • The Films of Mae West by Jon Tuska. 1973 hardcover (first edition) – Found with West-centric newspaper articles tucked inside!
  • Heartburn by Nora Ephron. Autobiographical novel, which Ephron also adapted into a screenplay. The film adaptation stars Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson.
  • LIFE magazines: ’60s retrospective special edition, plus moon landing-related covers from June 6, 1969 (“Barnstorming the Moon”) and August 8, 1969 (“On the Moon”)
  • Radical Hollywood: The Untold Story Behind America’s Favorite Movies by Paul Buhle and Dave Wagner. 2002 hardcover.
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. 1971 Avon Books paperback (first Avon edition). This book was, of course, adapted by Alfred Hitchcock to a spectacular 1940 film starring Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier.
  • Screen Stories magazine, February 1966 issue. Cover: “Sean Connery and the ‘Thunderball’ Girls: Are they why his wife insists he give up James Bond?,” “Sidney Poitier and Anne Bancroft in ‘The Slender Thread’,” “Natalie Wood in ‘Inside Daisy Clover’.”
  • Tracy and Hepburn: An Intimate Memoir by Garson Kanin. 1971 hardcover edition (fourth printing)
  • A Wonderful Life: The Films and Career of James Stewart by Tony Thomas. 1988 paperback edition
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