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California Romantica. Text by D.J. Waldie. Photography by Lisa Hardaway and Paul Hester. Designed by Diane Keaton and Lorraine Wild

KEATON, DIANE Rizzoli Classics Edition. Boldly signed by the author / photographer / actress Diane Keaton in gold ink at the half-title. As new hardcover in dust jacket. 8 3/8Ó x 11 3/8Ó, 319 pages. From the publisher: ÒCalifornia Romantica is an expression of an ongoing love affair between film star Diane Keaton and the Spanish Style house. First published in a larger format in 2007, this edition re-presents the popular book for a new generation at a more affordable size but with no diminishment of the beauty and charm of the original.Ó And from Diane KeatonÕs introductory essay: ÒSo, here they are, twenty homes from the perfect world for you to see. Here they are, presented with love and respect in anticipation that you too will feel the ache of their romance.Ó Beautifully illustrated with interior and exterior photographs of homes designed in the California Mission and Spanish Colonial styles, featuring the work of George Washington Smith, Wallace Neff, Richard Requa, Lilian Rice, Paul R. Williams, Joseph Plunkett, Arthur Kelly, Thomas Bollay, W.C. Tanner, Mark Daniels, Bret Hofer, Leo Carrillo, and Carl Lindholm. Among the magnificent seaside estates, canyon villas, and courtyard bungalows shown is KeatonÕs former home in Beverly Hills, which she thoughtfully restored with noted designer Stephen Shadley, and for which she has been recognized as a committed preservationist. Diane Keaton won a Best Actress Oscar for her role in Annie Hall (1977) and was nominated for Best Actress in Reds (1981), MarvinÕs Room (1996), and SomethingÕs Gotta Give (2003). She also won Best Actress Golden Globes for Annie Hall and SomethingÕs Gotta Give, and was nominated for Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977), Reds, Shoot the Moon (1982), Mrs. Soffell (1984), Baby Boom (1987), Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993), and Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (1994).
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Original Autograph Card Signed by Actress Michelle Williams to Jean Cummings of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

WILLIAMS, MICHELLE (ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD - THE FILM) Original Autograph Card Signed by actress Michelle Williams, the star of the 2017 film All the Money in the World, to Jean Cummings of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which conducts the annual Golden Globes Awards ceremony in Los Angeles every January, honoring film and television achievements. Williams writes in full: ÒDear Jean, Firstly, I want to thank you for my nomination. It is an absolute dream come true for me and this film, which is my favorite to ever have been a part of. Now forgive me, but IÕm going to flat out beg for something. This isnÕt the car I thought I would write but I find myself wanting a Golden Globe for Ridley Scott so badly, I am on my knees pleading. HeÕs a prince and a scholar. An 80 year old man who gave me more freedom and faith that IÕve ever known. To watch him work is to witness poetry in motion. All I want is to see him applauded. Love, Michelle WilliamsÓ. The card is a decorative printed Happy New Year greeting card, measuring 6 1/4Ó x 4 1/2Ó with a center fold. Fine. All the Money in the World was directed by Ridley Scott, written by David Scarpa and John Pearson, based on PearsonÕs book Painfully Rich: The Outrageous Fortune and Misfortunes of the Heirs of J. Paul Getty,starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer as J. Paul Getty, Mark Wahlberg, and Timothy Hutton. The film tells the story of the kidnapping of 16 year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his mother (Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather J. Paul Getty to pay the ransom. As things turned out, Scott was nominated for a Golden Globe alongside Williams and Christopher Plummer. Mr. Plummer also received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.