New York: HarperCollins, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Textual illustrations. New York: HarperCollins, 1994. First edition. This aptly titled memoir by the diplomat, bullfighter, writer, artist, and saloon keeper includes anecdotes about Bing Crosby, Truman Capote, David Niven, Lucille Ball, and Sinclair Lewis, among others. Most of the stories recount evenings at El Matador, the San Francisco cabaret Conrad (1922-2013) opened with the proceeds from his best-selling novel Matador (1952). Presentation copy, inscribed by Conrad, with an original bullfighting scene rendered in ink and pastels, on the title page. Octavo. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket.
(Inventory #: 64577)
Literature, Poetry, California and the West, Travel and Exploration, Archives and Ephemera, Heavy Metal
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