New York: Greenberg, 1952-1957. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Three volumes of Daniel Blum's annual chronicle of Hollywood, Screen World, with a total of 89 signatures from actors and actresses including Audrey Hepburn, Leslie Caron, Gina Lollobrigida, Johnny Weissmuller, Ethel Waters and many others. Most of the autographs are signed over small film stills, often with multiple signatures on one page; some are signed on full-page portrait photographs - including the magnificent Audrey Hepburn - and many are inscribed to the collector, Frank (see below). The books provide a great overview of the films of 1952, 1954, and 1957, with cast listings for every film released and hundreds of great photographs; also included in each volume are sections of "Promising Personalities," "Former Famous Film Folk," and film obituaries, as well as a comprehensive index. A wonderful record of Hollywood's golden era.Â Hardcover, 3 volumes (192 pp; 224 pp; 240 pp.) Some light wear to the spines and edges; slight splitting of inner cover joint (1957), moderate dampstains and small surface losses to final pages (mostly only affecting Index), overall in very good condition.The signatures in each volume are listed below.Volume III (1952):Â Tommy Farrell, Robert Webber, Susan Cabot, Ian Wolfe, Ludwig Donath, Will Geer, Anthony Dexter (4x with inscription), Cyril Cusack, Stephen McNally (3x), Farley Granger, Everett Sloane, Anne Francis, Lloyd Bridges, Russell Hardie, Ralph Meeker (with inscription), William Harrigan (2x), Horace McMahon, Ray Collins, Dick Haymes, Robert Alda, Gigi Perreau, Johnny Weissmuller, Judy Canova, Barry Jones, Robert Rounseville (4x).Â Full-page signed photos:Â Leslie Caron (p 98 and 167),Â Leo Genn (p 115),Â Pier Angeli, inscribed (p 163),Â Fernando Lamas, inscribed (p 166),Â Ralph Meeker, inscribed (p 168),Â Piper Laurie, inscribed (p 170),Â Carleton Carpenter, inscribed (p 171),Â Anthony Dexter, inscribed (p 173).Volume V (1954):Â Lee Marvin,Â Dick Haymes,Â Ethel Waters (3x),Â Billy DeWolfe,Â Vincent Price (2x),Â Phyllis Kirk (2x),Â Bobby Van (5x),Â Harry Belafonte,Â Anne Bancroft,Â Ray Collins,Â Charles Drake,Â John Hudson,Â Barbara Ruick,Â Sybil Thorndike,Â Hilda Simms,Â Anthony Perkins,Â Vincent Price,Â James Whitmore (2x),Â Keenan Wynn,Â Gina Lollobrigida (3x),Â Alexander Scourby,Â Johnny Weissmuller,Â Elena Verdugo.Full-page signed photos:Â Lillian Gish, inscribed (p 1),Â Shirley Booth, inscribed (p 2),Â Audrey Hepburn, inscribed (p 197),Â Steve Forrest (p 200),Â Charles Drake, inscribed (p 202),Â Pat Crowley, inscribed (p 203),Â Elaine Stewart (p 204),Â Barbara Ruick, inscribed (p 207).Volume VIII (1957): Mary Ure, Kathryn Grayson (2x), Warren Berlinger (2x), Edward Andrews.
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