New York: Macmillan, 1965. First Edition. INSCRIBED by von Sternberg to actor Gene Ringgold on the front endpaper: "To Gene Ringgold / Affectionately / Josef von Sternberg / Feb 1966."
The brilliant director's highly personal account of his chaotic ride through the Hollywood machine, including vivid and interesting reflections of the making of his more obscure pictures (e.g., "Anathan"), his infamous non-involvement with "Duel in the Sun," and an essay on his renowned work with Marlene Dietrich that David Thomson has called one of the most important essays in film history.
Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Extremities lightly bumped and toned. Light shelfwear, rubbing and toning to the jacket.