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Star Wars Poster Book
Stephen J. Sansweet
0811848833
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
One of the very first Star Wars posters had no images at all—just enormous block letters that announced, "Coming to Your Galaxy This Summer: Star Wars." The rest is history. Now, 28 years later, the 350 most amazing Star Wars movie posters are collected for the first time. This compilation spans the surreal to ultra realistic, the campy to darkly serious: Darth Vader's head exploding in a shower of camera parts; Anakin Skywalker casting an ominous Sith shadow; C-3PO and R2-D2 selling Star Wars shoes; Luke and Vader in mortal battle aboard the Death Star. Classic posters are joined with text by the world's foremost Star Wars collector, Stephen Sansweet, and poster collector Peter Vilmur, behind-the-scenes stories from artists and designers, a scarcity guide to over 2,000 posters,...


Star Wars Super Collector's Wish Book
Geoffrey T. Carlton
1574324551
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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The Antiquer, August 2002
Completely unique, there is no other book available that is so beautifully produced. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Antique & Collectibles Monthly, July 2002
This large book shows all the fun things that are being collected. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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TV GuideThe Official Collectors Guide: Celebrating An Icon
Senior Editor, TV Guide Michael Davis (Foreword), Dr. Stephen F. Hofer (Editor)
0977292711
March 15, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Never before collected in one volume! Every TV GUIDE cover ever published since since the beginning in 1953, until 2005 when the digest sized magazine ended. This one-of-a-kind book gives a nostalgic look at the history of television, while providing collectors with a valuable source for pricing and evaluating their magazine collections. Over 200 pages of full-color of incredible reproductions of TV GUIDE covers! The perfect gift book for every occasion!

From the Publisher
TV GUIDE THE OFFICIAL COLLECTORS GUIDE is an amazing look back through the early years of television through Oct. 2005, when the last digest sized magazine was published. Not only the ultimate guide for collectors, but the ultimate source for TV trivia lovers!

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Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels
Stephen J. Sansweet
0811847357
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
For the true Star Wars fan, it doesn't get much better than this mammoth compendium in its evocative die-cut slipcase: a companion to the volume that covered the original trilogy and a visual tour through the final three Star Wars films. Photographs, behind-the-scenes production stills, early sketches, computer renderings, outtakes, and more from Lucasfilm's archives deconstruct Episodes I, II, and III—every vehicle, character, planet, and plot line is examined. Featuring more than 3,000 out-of-this-world color images, an insider's-perspective text, and production specifications, this is a gorgeous tribute to the most successful movie saga of all time.

© 2005 by Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

About the Author
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Shirley Temple: Identification and Price Guide to Shirley Temple Collectibles
Suzanne Mancuso
0875886248
March 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
by Suzanne Mancuso. Shirley Temple, everyone loves this curly-headed heroine of the silver screen! When she exploded onto the scene in the early 1930’s, she captured the hearts of a nation. Since then, Shirley Temple memorabilia has become highly collectible. Collectors will love this value guide filled with 200 photographs of these distinctive collectibles including the Shirley Temple dolls, photographs and promotional material, movie posters, plus some one-of-a-kind items. This book guides the reader through the different types of Shirley Temple collectibles and includes current market value of these items. Also included are a history and timeline of the events in Shirley’s life from her birth to the present. A must have for all Shirley enthusiasts young and old! 200 color photos. 160 pages ·...


Warman's Elvis Field Guide
Paul Kennedy
0896891364
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The King is back! Collectors and fans will love this handy new reference of everything Elvis, with 300 classic photographs, a complete price guide to Elvis collectibles including every record he ever made, and an array of other fascinating information. Designed in a convenient carry-along format, this full-color guide offers collectors up-to-date pricing information for records and other collectibles, as well as information on Elvis' personal history. No other guide to Elvis collectibles offers this much information in such a convenient size and affordable price. -Current pricing for Elvis collectibles, including an Elvis Records Price Guide from records expert Tim Neely -300 classic Elvis photos -Convenient pocket-sized format


The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies
Jason Surrell (Author)
0786854197
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Welcome, foolish mortals, to The Haunted Mansion, one of the most popular attractions in Disney theme park history. The Haunted Mansion: From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies fleshes out how the Mansion's 999 grim grinning ghosts were brought to life. Rare early sketches and story concepts, and stunning architectural drawings illustrate the Mansion's evolution as it was constructed at each Magic Kingdom Park around the globe. The attraction has now been brought to an afterlife like never before in a movie starring Eddie Murphy, with special effects by Rick Baker. Readers will get an insider's view of uncanny costume creations, spine-tingling set developments, and the latest in CGI (computer ghost imaging) technology. This is one book you'll be dying to have on your shelf!


Warman's KISS Collectibles Field Guide
Tom Shannon
0896892212
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Thirty-plus years of pyrotechnics and psycho-circus showmanship have created a wild and devoted population of KISS fans. In Warman's' style, this handy and spectacularly illustrated book gives members of the KISS Army a resource as devoted as they are. Collectors will find a list of every U.S. KISS recording, including background and pricing, plus more than 400 color photos! Production details and values for thousands of licensed KISS collectibles including action figures, Beanies, costumes, die-cast cars, posters and much more is also featured! As one of the leading collectibles on the market, behind the Beatles and Elvis, this must-have reference captures the raging hysteria of KISS like nothing else. -400 color photos show details of favorite collectibles -Contains band and recording history to give collectors a...


Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars
Trish Biggar
081095964X
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
· While the Star Wars saga is famous for its elaborate sets and for revolutionary visual effects, it also features some of the most unique and ornate costumes in modern film. In this exquisite volume, the intricate and beautiful fashions that have appeared in all six Star Wars films are on display-from military gear to royal gowns and the iconic garbs of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader. Every costume is brilliantly displayed in intimate detail, from preproduction sketches to the final creations. Actors, including Natalie Portman and Samuel L. Jackson, provide commentary on their experiences during principal photography, while writer-director George Lucas and producer Rick McCallum contribute their thoughts on this exploration of Star Wars costume design. Accompanied by an exhibition at the The Fashion Institute of...


Extraordinary Exhibitions: The Wonderful Remains of an Enormous Head, The Whimsiphusicon & Death to the Savage Unitarians (Broadsides from the Collection ... from the Collection of Ricky Jay)
Ricky Jay
1593720122
May 6, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This oversize, richly illustrated and well-annotated book could emerge from none other than Jay—showman, card shark, actor, curator and wondrously quirky cultural presence. The author of Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women likes to collect showbills, those exuberant advertisements for singular, often questionable entertainers, and the ones presented here—in Italian, French, German and English—vividly depict the sideshow mentalitywith idiosyncratic graphics and "florid, orotund language." The collection parallels Jay's interest in both deception and unusual acts, beginning with the "Learned Horse" in Milan, circa 1618, which collected money and fetched wine, and ending with Cinquevalli, "King of the Jugglers," who dazzled 1898 Birkenhead, England, with his skill manipulating cannonballs and pool...


Warman's Star Wars Field Guide
Stuart W. Wells
0896891348
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Star Wars memorabilia and collecting will be hotter than ever with the newest movie release in May of 2005. Collectors will be wild for Warman's(r) Star Wars Field Guide, with coverage of 300 of the most popular and rare Star Wars collectibles on the market. This handy, portable guide can easily go with collectors to flea markets, auctions, conventions and anywhere else their quest for Star Wars collectibles leads them. Featuring more than 300 full color, detailed photos and illustrations of action figures, playsets, vehicles and more, with descriptions and today's market values for each, this guide is perfect for the collector on the go. -300 of the most popular and rare Star Wars collectibles available -Full-color, detailed photos, pricing and descriptions -Convenient portable size


Independent Movie Poster Book
Spencer Drate
081099190X
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This visually stunning volume-the first movie poster book devoted exclusively to independent films-showcases some of the most provocative and original movie posters ever created. From David Lynch's cult classic Eraserhead to Sofia Coppola's recent sensation Lost in Translation, the book displays the incredible range of creativity exhibited in hundreds of independent film posters.

More than 100 internationally recognized directors are profiled-including Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, the Coen brothers, Jean-Luc Godard, and Pedro Almodóvar, to name a few. In his text, Dave Kehr, an entertainment writer, most notably for The New York Times, captures the creative excitement of independent films and their growing importance to the global cultural scene. Drawing on the rich and diverse collection of the...


The Noh Theater: Principles And Perspectives
Kunio Komparu
1891640178


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Book Description
The Noh theater of Japan is without question one of the most refined dramatic arts in the world. Originating in dance and music performed at sacred rituals and festivals, it was developed and brought to maturity in the 14th and 15th centuries by Kan’ami Kiyotsugu and his son, Zeami Motokiyo, two great dramatists who distilled the crude entertainments of the open fields into a predominately tragic drama of illusion played upon an empty stage. This volume, first published in 1983 and long out of print, is the first work in either English or Japanese to offer a comprehensive explanation and analysis of the principles of the Noh theater. The author was an active practitioner of the art, representing the 22nd generation in a direct line of Noh performers. His book painstakingly outlines both physical and intellectual...


Warman's Vintage Guitars Field Guide
Dave Rogers
0896892239
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
With generations of talented and intense guitarists honored for their talents, it's no wonder the same models of guitars they use are hot tickets in today's collectibles market. Warman's Vintage Guitars Field Guide pulls together history, tips for collectors, lessons in guitar lingo, contact information and 350 photos of the leading guitars of the last 100 years in this unique and enjoyable guide. Collectors will gain greater appreciation of the craftsmanship and style that is synonymous with guitars in this full-color book that includes some of Eric Clapton's personal collection that fetched top dollar at auction. Particulars and current prices for guitars including Gibson, Fender, Stratocaster, Martin, Silvertone and Epiphone are covered in this unique resource. -350 stunning color photos of guitars and amplifiers...


Tomart's Price Guide to Worldwide Star Wars Collectibles
Stephen J. Sansweet, et al
0914293370
November 1997
Paperback
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King Kong: The History of a Movie Icon
Ray Morton
1557836698
November 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Script magazine columnist Morton, who views King Kong as "an enduring cultural icon," was captivated at age eight by the giant gorilla, and his "Kong-mania went into overdrive" with the 1976 Dino De Laurentiis version. In an effort to survey all feature films in which Kong appears, Morton interviewed surviving cast and crew members, visited archives and trekked to film locations, documenting everything from ape suits, budget woes and optical effects to "Kongs That Never Were." The lengthy opening chapter recaps the making of the 1933 film in exhaustive detail, illustrated with dramatic conceptual art and test shots; an equal amount of space is given to the 1976 remake. Shorter chapters review "The Son of Kong," "King Kong vs. Godzilla," "King Kong Escapes" and "King Kong Lives." Peter Jackson's forthcoming...


How to Sell Music, Collectibles, and Instruments on Ebay... and Make a Fortune
Dennis L. Prince
0071445706
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Music is a huge category on eBay. It includes selling not only records and CDs but also collectibles, instruments, equipment, tickets, and technology. Dennis Prince teams up with William Meyer, an expert at selling music items on eBay, to give information specific to the music market, including determining the condition and authenticity of items; understanding what can legally be sold, including copyrighted material and tickets; the use of an instrument (for beginners, marching bands, professionals, or collectors); and more.

From the Back Cover

Imagine opening a music store...and 60 million people show up.

That's the power of selling on eBay.

Every year more than 60 million people browse and buy music-related merchandise on eBay. In order to...



Great Costumes from Classic Movies Paper Dolls
Tom Tierney
0486427722
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This handsome collection pays tribute to seven great Hollywood designers: the three mentioned in the subtitle plus Travis Banton, Jean Louis, Irene, and Orry-Kelly. Two female figures (with separate attachable heads for each star) model exquisite gowns created for Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind), Lana Turner (Ziegfield Girl), Marlene Dietrich (Shanghai Express), Bette Davis (Jezebel and All About Eve), Rita Hayworth (Gilda), and Gloria Swanson (Sunset Boulevard), among others. Dover Original. 2 dolls and 30 full-color costumes on 16 plates.


Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry [BARGAIN PRICE]
Elizabeth Taylor
B0000CAR5K
September 30, 2002
Hardcover
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Essential Songs
Alan Greenwood
0634081446
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
94 of the most popular movie songs, including: Alfie * All I Ask of You * Beauty and the Beast * Born Free * Born to Be Wild * Chariots of Fire * Do You Know Where You're Going To? * Endless Love * Footloose * Heart and Soul * I Will Remember You * Jailhouse Rock * Moon River * My Favorite Things * My Heart Will Go on (Love Theme from 'Titanic') * People * The Rainbow Connection * Theme from Shaft * Somewhere Out There * Speak Softly, Love (Love Theme) * Summer Nights * Tears in Heaven * Unchained Melody * and more.


As Seen on TV: 50 Amazing Products and the Commercials That Made Them Famous
Lou Harry
0641626029

Paperback
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Mechanical Singing-Bird Tabatieres
Geoffrey T. Mayson
0709063032
Feb 1999
Hardcover
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Shirley Temple Collector's Guide: An Unauthorized Reference and Price Guide
Edward R. Pardella
0764323385
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Shirley Temple was the "number one box office star" in the world throughout the 1930s. The overwhelming success of her motion pictures made her a national obsession. What followed was a marketing campaign that made Hollywood history. Department stores were filled with an endless variety of items baring her name or image, from clothing to postcards to "genuine" dolls. Over 600 color photographs introduce all areas of the Shirley Temple merchandising phenomenon and collectibles. Valuable reference material includes posters, a motion picture and television chronology, a comprehensive VHS and DVD catalog, and current price guides in the captions. This book makes collecting "the world's most famous child star" items a competitive pleasure.


James Bond: The Secret World of 007
Alastair Dougall
0789466910
October 1, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
From its foreword, written by M16's very own chief, M, James Bond: the Secret World of 007 takes readers on a thrill-packed journey through the life and career of the world's most famous secret agent. Every major mission Bond has ever undertaken in the interests of world security, from Dr. No to The World Is Not Enough, is investigated and explained. Spectacular illustrations and photographs reveal, for the first time, the hidden workings of Bond's incredible vehicles and gadgets, the labyrinthine lairs, and masterplans of villains such as Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Elliot Carver, and Auric Goldfinger, and some of 007's most spectacular chases and battles. The book also explores Bond's lovelife, and his relationships with other key members of M16, such as M, Q, and Miss Moneypenny. In addition, a reference section gives...


Star Wars Collectibles
Stephen J. Sansweet
0762403225
Oct 1998
(Hardcover) - Mini Ed.
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Amazon.com
From Australian frozen treats filled with "Jedi Jelly" to AT-AT facial tissue, Star Wars completely revolutionized the way in which movies got licensed and merchandised. Some of the most unusual examples show up in this tiny book--thanks to über-collector Stephen Sansweet. Close-up photos and Sansweet's own commentary tell the story behind $2,500 Jawas and Darth Vader-Dog Chow tie-ins. An irresistible addition to any fan's desk or back pocket, this guide is guaranteed to produce more than a few gasps of "You've got to see this!" --Paul Hughes


Official Price Guide to Star Wars Memorabilia
Jeremy Beckett
0375720758
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Star Wars is the largest grossing film franchise in history! Discover the collectibles.
The Official® Price Guide to Star Wars Memorabilia is a complete and reliable sourcebook on a subject that is gaining new and revived popularity with fans and collectors thanks to the release of the the two prequels and the May 2005 premiere of Star Wars: Episode III!
• Written with the support of Rebelscum.com, one of the largest and most successful Web sites devoted to Star Wars and its memorabilia.
• Includes numerous detailed descriptions and price listings for Star Wars collectibles.

About the Author
Jeremy Beckett has been collecting Star Wars items since he first picked up George Lucas'...


Monster Duel Official Handbook (Yu-gi-oh)
Michael Anthony Steele (Editor)
0439651018
July 1, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Duel Official Handbook contains pictures and stats, facts, trivia and battles of all the colorful characters and ferocious monsters in the Yu-Gi-verse! There are bonus quizzes, and best of all, the king of all Posters! A must-have package for fans of all ages.

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