Privately Published. Near Fine. 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. 126 pages; Clean and tight in original red buckram binding. This book comprising several brief writings and correspondence with various notable and interesting persons was produced as a memorial tribute to this fascinating American selected by Permelia Reed and Michael Durham. OCLC: 10188375 Joseph Verner Reed (1902-1975) graduated from Yale in 1926, then after a brief stint as a cub reporter on the Chattanooga Times joined Brown Brothers Harriman & Company. In the late 1920s Reed founded Macgowan & Reed, Inc., a theatre production company, which presented "Children of Darkness," "Springtime for Henry," "Lady with a Lamp" and many more successful plays. Throughout the 1930s, he continued to pursue theatrical production in association with Maurice Evans and Margaret Webster. In the 1930s Reed and his wife Permelia Pryor Reed joined with 33 residents to create the Hobe Sound Company in Florida and developed Jupiter Island as a haven of privilege and privacy, including a small inn, a nine-hole golf course, a beach club, a dock and five cottages --- "no notoriety, no newspaper articles ... totally unlike booming Palm Beach." As a writer and patron of the theatre, Reed had a broad ranging network of friends, so the club's early membership was an eclectic mix, not exclusively wealthy residents. In July 1949, Reed founded The Triton Press, Inc. devoted to color reproduction by collotype, and the following year he created Triton Publications to publish and distribute fine art prints. . (Inventory #: 38510)
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