BEHIND THE CURTAINS OF THE BROADWAY BEAUTY TRUST ..
1927 · New York
by (Women) Page, Will A.
New York: The Edward A. Miller Publishing Co., 1927. Octavo, pp. [1-4] i-iii 1-227 [228-232: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], illustrations, gilt stamped red cloth with pictorial label affixed to front panel. First edition. An account of the early twentieth century Broadway "Big Girl" shows by the former press agent and confidant of "Flo" Ziegfeld and Morris Gest and then current representative of Charles Dillingham. Profusely illustrated with full-page photographs of producers, show girls and other celebrities. Includes an introduction by Jack Lait and several letters by George Bernard Shaw. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Lower fore-edges of first signature a bit frayed and chipped, partial hairline crack along inner front hinge, still a tight, very good copy. (#94816) (Inventory #: 94816)