Los Angeles: Seventy-Four Ten, 1987. First Edition, First Printing. Signed and inscribed by Leigh Wiener to actress Gloria Stuart and her long time companion, the famous printer Ward Ritchie. Inscribed: “For Gloria & Ward - Whose uniqueness extended to the wonderful way they invite Folly to Dinner. My warmest, Leigh Wiener, 25 Jan 1988.” Gloria Stuart whose long career began in the 30’s with memorable appearances in such classic films as The Invisible Man and The Old Dark House was brought back into the spotlight once again with her Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress for her work as old Rose in the wildly successful film, Titanic. Leigh Wiener (1929-1993) was a noted Hollywood and celebrity photographer. An extensive collection of Leigh Wiener’s black & white photographic portraits of Judy Garland, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Marc Chagall, Grace Kelly, Billie Holliday, Cole Porter, Robinson Jeffers, Al Jolson, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Jack Benny, Igor Stravinsky, Jonathan Winters, Danny Thomas, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr, Diahann Carroll, Mahalia Jackson, Pete Fountain, Oscar Brown, Sid Caesar, Don Rickles, Imogene Coca, Rudolph Nureyev, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mathis, Charles Laughton, Paul Newman, Miles Davis, and many more. Issued largely paperbound, this is one of the few copies issued hardbound in full black cloth. Not issued in a jacket. A few minor spots and light wear to cloth, small chip to the lower right hand corner of the front free endpaper. Very good. (Inventory #: 15201J)
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