The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures 1977 1985

The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures  1977 1985
Author: Mark Bellomo
Publsiher: Krause Publications Incorporated
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9781440240591
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures 1977 1985 Book Excerpt:

Showcases and details the rare, popular, forgotten, and beloved figures coveted by fans the world over.

The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures 1977 1985

The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures 1977 1985
Author: Mark Bellomo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN: 9781440249112
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures 1977 1985 Book Excerpt:

Abundantly visual and painstakingly meticulous, The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, 1977-1985, 2nd edition, by nationally renowned toy expert Mark Bellomo, offers the definitive reference to vintage Star Wars action figures. This big, bold and beautiful hardcover book includes 700 detailed color images, information, variations and secondary market values for every action figure produced by Kenner during this time, as well as accessories, creatures, playsets and vehicles, all to create the finest Star Wars action figure guide on the market. Featuring a Foreword by Brian Volk-Weiss, creator of the hit Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us and devoted Star Wars toy collector, The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures is serious fun for those who take their fun seriously.

The Ultimate Guide to G I Joe 1982 1994

The Ultimate Guide to G  I  Joe 1982 1994
Author: Mark Bellomo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9781440248795
Category: G.I. Joe figures
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide to G I Joe 1982 1994 Book Excerpt:

"The rewards found collecting G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero! - are abundant. But be prepared. Like any good soldier, you'll want to enter the fray well armed. The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe, 1982-1994, 3rd edition documents with pictures, words, details inside intel and secondary market values for every G.I. Joe character, vehicle, playset, accessory and weapon system - as well as easily lost pieces for each - in this vintage run."--

The Ultimate Guide to G I Joe 1982 1994

The Ultimate Guide to G I  Joe 1982 1994
Author: Mark Bellomo
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN: 144021932X
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide to G I Joe 1982 1994 Book Excerpt:

This guide to the guts-and-glory of G.I. Joe identifies every figure with all its weapons and gear, every vehicle with all the easy-to-lose pieces and every accessory related to Hasbros stellar team of soldiers. Use The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe to expand your knowledge about Joe and the team, or Cobra and his cronies, and to identify and assess the value of any of the series 350 action figures and 240 vehicles and accessories.

Pop Goes the Decade The Seventies

Pop Goes the Decade  The Seventies
Author: Richard A. Hall
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN: 1440862206
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pop Goes the Decade The Seventies Book Excerpt:

Part of the Pop Goes the Decade series, this book looks at one of the most memorable decades of the 20th century, highlighting pop culture areas such as film, television, sports, technology, advertising, fashion, and art. All in the Family. Barry Manilow, Donna Summer, and Olivia Newton-John; Styx, Led Zeppelin, and The Jackson Five. Jaws, Rocky, The Exorcist, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Pop Goes the Decade: The Seventies takes a sweeping look at all of the cultural events and developments that made the 1970s a highly memorable era of change and new thinking. This book explores the cultural and social framework of the 1970s, focusing on pop culture areas that include film, television, sports, technological innovations, clothing, and art. A timeline highlights significant cultural moments, and a "controversies in pop culture" section explores the pop culture items and moments of the 1970s that shocked the public and challenged underlying social mores. The book also includes a "Game Changers" section that identifies the public figures and celebrities who had the largest influence during the decade, a technology section that explains how media, news, and culture were shared, and a "Legacy" section that identifies concepts and events from the 1970s that still affect Americans today. Highlights key controversies of the 1970s, enabling readers to better understand the social values and common thinking of that decade in America Provides insightful, comprehensive background information on the 1970s that will serve to improve students' critical thinking skills by exploring the influence and use of cultural genres during pivotal moments in American history Includes a "Controversies in Culture" section that highlights the changes in culture that caused significant disturbances in society

The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Transformers Action Figures

The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Transformers Action Figures
Author: Mark Bellomo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016
ISBN: 9781440246401
Category: Action figures (Toys)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Transformers Action Figures Book Excerpt:

In 1984, Hasbro quietly infiltrated the toy aisles with a series of robots based on Japanese robot toys. These transformable robots were divided into two camps: Autobots and Decepticons. The two sides provided children with classic good versus evil battles. Like the hugely successful G.I. Joe line, the Transformers were supported by a great television show and an excellent comic book produced by Marvel Comics. With die-cast metal parts, rubber tires, working action features and sometimes-firing missiles, these robots quickly changed to jets, cars and other weapons. With a great concept supported by a runaway TV show and comic book series, the groundwork was laid for one of the most successful toy franchises of all times. Today, Transformers are hotter than ever. Fueled by four live-action Transformers movies - with a fifth to be released in 2017 - values for the toys are skyrocketing. On eBay there are more than 93,000 listings for Transformer auctions just in Action Figures alone.

Road Track

Road   Track
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1036
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Automobile racing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Road Track Book Excerpt:

Ratner s Star

Ratner s Star
Author: Don DeLillo
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 454
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Life on other planets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ratner s Star Book Excerpt:

One of DeLillo's first novels, Ratner's Star follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space. It is a mix of quirky humor, science, mathematical theories, as well as the complex emotional distance and sadness people feel. Ratner's Star demonstrates both the thematic and prosaic muscularity that typifies DeLillo's later and more recent works, like "The Names" (which is also available in Vintage Contemporaries).

An Essay on Typography

An Essay on Typography
Author: Eric Gill
Publsiher: David R. Godine Publisher
Total Pages: 133
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9780879239503
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Essay on Typography Book Excerpt:

An Essay on Typography was first published in 1931, instantly recognized as a classic, and has long been unavailable. It represents Gill at his best: opinionated, fustian, and consistently humane. It is his only major work on typography and remains indispensable for anyone interested in the art of letter forms and the presentation of graphic information. This manifesto, however, is not only about letters "š€š" their form, fit, and function "š€š" but also about man's role in an industrial society. As Gill wrote later, it was his chief object "to describe two worlds "š€š" that of industrialism and that of the human workman "š€š" and to define their limits." His thinking about type is still provocative. Here are the seeds of modern advertising: unjustified lines, tight word and letter spacing, ample leading. Here is vintage Gill, as polemical as he is practical, as much concerned about the soul of man as the work of man; as much obsessed by the ends as by the means.

George Arliss

George Arliss
Author: Robert M. Fells
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780810851603
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Arliss Book Excerpt:

By any reasonable expectation, George Arliss should not have succeeded as a star, either on stage or in film. Yet he achieved a career enjoyed by very few in the performing arts. An actor, author, playwright, and filmmaker, George Arliss won acclaim for his work first on the stage and then later, most improbably, as a Hollywood movie star. His films achieved the rare distinction of being both artistic and financial successes. Though he was neither young nor handsome, Arliss found popular acclaim for his many historical characterizations such as Voltaire, Nathan Rothschild, Cardinal Richelieu, and Benjamin Disraeli. Robert Fells traces Arliss's life and times through his film work, providing a thoroughly researched and entertaining view of one of the most important, yet neglected figures in film history. The book also reviews the actor's uneasy relationship with screenwriters, his clashes with British film producer Michael Balcon, his championing of young unknowns such as Bette Davis and James Cagney, and his prosecution by the British Government during World War II. It also includes a complete filmography and a selected stageography of Arliss's work. Includes 20 photos.

A Hell of a Woman

A Hell of a Woman
Author: Jim Thompson
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 185
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hell of a Woman Book Excerpt:

Young, beautiful, and fearfully abused, Mona was the kind of girl even a hard man like Dillon couldn't bring himself to use. But when Mona told him about the vicious aunt who had turned her into something little better than a prostitute--and about the money the old lady has stashed away--Dillon found it surprisingly easy to kill for her.

Six Screenplays

Six Screenplays
Author: Robert Riskin
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 696
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780520205253
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Screenplays Book Excerpt:

Screenwriter Robert Riskin (1897-1955) was a towering figure even among the giants of Hollywood's Golden Age. Known for his unique blend of humor and romance, wisecracking and idealism, Riskin teamed with director Frank Capra to produce some of his most memorable films. Pat McGilligan has collected six of the best Riskin scripts: Platinum Blonde (1931), American Madness (1932), It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Lost Horizon (1937), and Meet John Doe (1941). All of them were directed by Capra, and although Capra's work has been amply chronicled and celebrated, Riskin's share in the collaboration has been overlooked since his death. McGilligan provides the "backstory" for the forgotten half of the team, indispensable counterpoint to the director's self-mythologizing autobiography--and incidentally the missing link in any study of Capra's career. Riskin's own career, although interrupted by patriotic duty and cut short by personal tragedy, produced as consistent, entertaining, thoughtful, and enduring a body of work as any Hollywood writer's. Those who know and love these vintage films will treasure these scripts. McGilligan's introduction offers new information and insights for fans, scholars, and general readers. Screenwriter Robert Riskin (1897-1955) was a towering figure even among the giants of Hollywood's Golden Age. Known for his unique blend of humor and romance, wisecracking and idealism, Riskin teamed with director Frank Capra to produce some of his most memorable films. Pat McGilligan has collected six of the best Riskin scripts: Platinum Blonde (1931), American Madness (1932), It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Lost Horizon (1937), and Meet John Doe (1941). All of them were directed by Capra, and although Capra's work has been amply chronicled and celebrated, Riskin's share in the collaboration has been overlooked since his death. McGilligan provides the "backstory" for the forgotten half of the team, indispensable counterpoint to the director's self-mythologizing autobiography--and incidentally the missing link in any study of Capra's career. Riskin's own career, although interrupted by patriotic duty and cut short by personal tragedy, produced as consistent, entertaining, thoughtful, and enduring a body of work as any Hollywood writer's. Those who know and love these vintage films will treasure these scripts. McGilligan's introduction offers new information and insights for fans, scholars, and general readers.

Wild Town

Wild Town
Author: Jim Thompson
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 165
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Town Book Excerpt:

The place is a frontier boom town where the graft gets collected more regularly than the trash. The hero is Bugs McKenna, slow-witted, hot-tempered man with manslaughter in his past and much worse in his immediate future. The much worse begins the moment McKenna gets promoted from ex-con to hotel detective without bothering to ask why. Because in Wild Town nobody does you any favors--and the price of advancement is always a little higher than what you can afford.

The Kill off

The Kill off
Author: Jim Thompson
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kill off Book Excerpt:

Somebody is about to murder Luane Devore but just who is anybody's guess. It could be the young husband she keeps in bizarre servitude, or the distinguished doctor with an ugly secret in his past, or any of the half-dozen other people whose reputations have been blighted by Luane's malicious gossip. In this funny, poignant and genuinely terrifying novel, the patron saint of American noir re-configures the whodunnit as a who'll-do-it.

Two Symphonies

Two Symphonies
Author: André Gide
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 596
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Symphonies Book Excerpt:

The modern French writer's early narratives dramatize the eternal conflict of ideas and ideals

The Getaway

The Getaway
Author: Jim Thompson
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Getaway Book Excerpt:

Doc McCoy's bank robbery is a success, but his getaway is complicated by a double-crossing accomplice

Fired by Ideals

Fired by Ideals
Author: Suzanne Baizerman,Lynn Downey,John Toki,Oakland Museum of California
Publsiher: Pomegranate
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780764913990
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fired by Ideals Book Excerpt:

The Arts and Crafts Movement exerted a profound influence on early-twentieth-century America, not only in the applied and decorative arts but also in the area of social reform. Standing at this intersection of art and reform were American art potteries that taught ceramics skills to working-class women as a means of securing income, restoring health, and/or uplifting the spirit. Like its better known and more successful predecessors -- the Marblehead Pottery in Massachusetts, the Newcomb Pottery in New Orleans, and the Paul Revere Pottery in Boston (home of the "Saturday Evening Girls") -- the Arequipa Pottery in Fairfax, California, had fascinating origins, and it produced distinctive wares that today are prized by collectors. Fired by Ideals: Arequipa Pottery and the Arts & Crafts Movement tells the story of the Arequipa Sanatorium and Pottery, whose roots lie in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. The dust and smoke from the disaster prompted an outbreak of tuberculosis, which afflicted "working girls" in particular. In 1911, a progressive physician, Dr. Philip King Brown, founded a treatment center in rural Marin County, north of San Francisco, where these women could get the rest and medical care they needed, as well as engage in a therapeutic and marketable pursuit: the manufacture of art pottery. In addition to its engaging historical narrative supported by dozens of vintage photographs, the book employs technical illustrations and beautiful full-color reproductions to examine the production process at Arequipa and the types of pottery made there.

Those Vintage Years of Radio

Those Vintage Years of Radio
Author: John Snagge,Michael Barsley
Publsiher: London : Pitman
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Radio
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Those Vintage Years of Radio Book Excerpt:

The Magic Mountain

The Magic Mountain
Author: Thomas Mann
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 729
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780679736455
Category: German fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magic Mountain Book Excerpt:

With this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Thomas Mann rose to the front ranks of the great modern novelists, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929. "The Magic Mountain takes place in an exclusive tuberculosis sanatorium in the Swiss Alps-a community devoted to sickness that serves as a fictional microcosm for Europe in the days before the First World War. To this hermetic and otherworldly realm comes Hans Castorp, an "ordinary young man" who arrives for a short visit and ends up staying for seven years, during which he succumbs both to the lure of eros and to the intoxication of ideas. Acclaimed translator John E. Woods has given us the definitive English version of Mann's masterpiece. A monumental work of erudition and irony, sexual tension and intellectual ferment, "The Magic Mountain is an enduring classic.

Them Or Us

Them Or Us
Author: Patrick Lucanio
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 194
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Horror films
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Them Or Us Book Excerpt:

Fans of the old Spook Shows of the 1940's will be amazed by this book. It's packed with vintage posters and lobby cards you can't find anywhere else as well as a great history.