New York: Billboard Publications, Inc.. Near Fine in Very Good dj. 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. 0-8230-7587-7 . [very slight bumping to top corners, no other discernible wear to book; jacket faded at spine, a couple of itsy-bitsy edge-tears]. INSCRIBED ("To Dick Kelsey -- / A fine artist / and a nice guy!") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Memoir of a Capitol Records executive, beginning with his experiences as a writer for "True Confessions" magazine during the Great Depression, before he got into the music business. Per the jacket tagline, "his life as a major record company executive [consisted of] traveling around the world at 33-1/3 RPM, seeking new markets, picking up artists, songs, massage girls...." (The book's inscribee, Dick Kelsey, was an animation art director who contributed to several important Disney films during the 1940s, and was involved in the design of both Disneyland and the original Magic Mountain park in Colorado.) Signed by Author . (Inventory #: 22177)
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