Me and the Dead End Kid: Leo Gorcey, the Hollywood Legend -- Leo Jr., His Happy Ending [*SIGNED*]
by Gorcey, Leo Jr.
Irvine CA: The Leo Gorcey Foundation, with Spirit of Hope Publishing. Near Fine in Near Fine dj. (c.2003). First Edition. Hardcover. 1-929753-15-2 . [nice tight clean copy, with just some very slight damage to a few page edges at the fore-edge; jacket has a few diagonal crease lines or wrinkles on the front panel (possibly a manufacturing or printing flaw) and a little wear at the top of the spine]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author in the upper corner of the ffep: "To John, / A Fan of / 'The Kid' / God bless you! / Leo B. Gorcey Jr. / 9/03." An intimate memoir, by his son, of the rollercoaster life and career of the one-time Dead End Kid / Eastside Kid / Bowery Boy (1917-1969): "the rebellious youth, the big break, domestic spats, divorces, the battle with the bottle, and the decline and fall." More than just a show-biz bio, it's "an honest look at the ups and downs of a father/son relationship -- from anger and grief to compassion and forgiveness." Signed by Author . (Inventory #: 23483)
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