The Lost Weekend

New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1944. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper in the year of publication to actress Kay Campbell: "For Kay Campbell / who is almost my favorite actress - and so damned nice (plus attractive) besides / Love and kisses from / Charlie Jackson / March 2nd, '44." Campbell is best known for her television roles in "Guiding Light" (1957-1964, as Helene Benedict) and "All My Children" (c. 1981-1983, as Kate Marin); the latter she held until her death in 1983. She began acting in radio serials in the mid 1940s, notably as Evey Perkins on the serial, "Ma Perkins" (1945-1960). Since Campbell had yet to hit the big screen, Jackson likely referred to her acting owing to what he heard on the radio.

An attractive copy of the author's best-known title, basis for the 1945 drama directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland. Jackson's book was an overnight success, and the author went on to become an iconic spokesman for Alcoholics Anonymous, being one of the first to expand the scope of AA to discussion of drug use (something very common today). Early inscriptions by him are uncommon, particularly on this title.

Very Good plus in a Very Good plus jacket. Spine ends lightly bumped, spine moderately faded, with slight discoloration at the top edge of the front board. Jacket lightly rubbed overall, with brief chipping at the extremities, a few tiny closed tears, and slight fading at the lower spine text.

[Book #124927]

Price: $950.00