New York Hagerstown San Francisco London: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1977. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on half title, 8vo, reddish brown cloth with gold lettering on spine,illustrated with a few reproductions of newspaper clips, photographic dust jacket (unclipped) of Longacre Theatre by Jim Kalett, tan endpapers, red topstain by publisher, 276 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #3819
Garson Kanin (1912 – 1999) was an American writer and director of plays and films; among them were Adam's Rib (1949) & Pat and Mike--writer for both (1952); The Girl Can't Help It (1956) & High Time (1960) - original stories. ONE HELL OF AN ACTOR exposes the extraordinary life of prominent actor John J. Tumulty (1849 - 1930) and by doing so, the author reveals the mythic-magical world of American theater.
SIGNED and in EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally & externally!