Take My Life - INSCRIBED TO MAURICE CHEVALIER "a good friend -- a fine citizen of France -- the adopted son of America"
1957·Garden City, New York
by Cantor, Eddie. (1892-1964) [Chevalier, Maurice. (1888-1972)]
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1957. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Autobiography of the American singer, dancer, comedian and early TV personality, inscribed on the front end paper to fellow entertainer Maurice Chevalier: "To Maurice -- a great artist -- a good friend -- a fine citizen of France -- the adopted son of America -- Affectionately, Eddie. June 9, 1958." 288 pp. Beige cloth, without dust jacket. Slightly smudged title on spine; light shelf wear; overall in fine condition.TheÂ French actor,Â cabaret singerÂ and entertainerÂ Maurice ChevalierÂ is perhaps best known for his signature songs, including "Louise", "Mimi", "Valentine", and "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and for his films, includingÂ The Love ParadeÂ andÂ The Big Pond. His trademark attire was aÂ boater hat, which he always wore on stage with aÂ tuxedo.Â In 1958, he starred with Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan in Gigi and in the early 1960s, he made eight films, includingÂ Can-CanÂ in 1960 andÂ FannyÂ the following year. Â The success ofÂ GigiÂ prompted Hollywood to give him anÂ Academy Honorary AwardÂ that year for achievements in entertainment.Â
(Inventory #: 13890)
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