Ivor Novello: Portrait of a Star

London: Haus Books, 2005. First UK Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to director/producer Tony Bill on the title page: "To Tony Bill / In the hope that you can bring Ivor back to the silver screen, seventy-plus years after he left it! / Best wishes / Paul / October '06." Laid in is a letter to Tony Bill from a friend, stating that the book is being gifted to Tony, dated November 2006.

Tony Bill has worked in wide variety of films since the 1960s as an actor, producer, and director, including "The Sting" (1973), "Soldier in the Rain" (1963), "Shampoo" (1975), and "Five Corners" (1987).

Ivor Novello (1893-1951) was a prominent composer and actor in the British theatre, whose work includes "The Lodger" (Alfred Hitchcock, 1927), "Tarzan the Ape Man" (W.S. Van Dyke, 1932), and "Johnny Got His Gun" (Dalton Trumbo, 1971).

Near Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket. Laid-in letter slightly foxed, folded horizontally.


[Book #133739]

Price: $250.00