New York: Citadel, 1968. First Edition. The only book on Joan Crawford’s films published in her lifetime. Oversized format. Illustrated. Near fine copy with a hint of edge wear in a very good dust jacket with some dust soiling, a 3 1/2” x 1 1/4” piece at the bottom edge of the front panel at the spine fold, and a few tiny chips and small tears. A comprehensive look at the life and career of Hollywood legend, Joan Crawford, illustrated throughout with candid behind-the-scenes photos and stills from her many films, including Grand Hotel, The Women, Above Suspicion, Hollywood Canteen, Mildred Pierce (for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress), Possessed, Sudden Fear, Johnny Guitar, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, etc. Miss Crawford epitomized the various stages of Hollywood glamour and style, from the ambitious and gutsy Depression era heroine of the 30s, to the long-suffering yet beautiful survivor of the 40s, to the femme fatale of the 50s, she always seemed to do her best work just as she was on the verge of being written off. With stills from all of her films, cast lists, synopses of the stories, production credits, and reviews. (Inventory #: 20950E)
Literature, Performing Arts, Autographs, Manuscripts, Rare Cinema Material, Literary First Editions
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