King of Hearts

Garden City: Doubleday, 1954. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the authors and members of the original Broadway cast, including star Cloris Leachman, to fellow actor Hilda Haynes, who played the role of Janiella in the production. From the estate of Hilda Haynes, with her ownership name in pencil to the front pastedown.

Hilda Haynes was a pioneering African-American actress with extensive credits in theatre, television, and film, who over the course of a 50 year career worked with some of the leading figures of the era, including James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier, Langston Hughes, and Alice Childress.

Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Light foxing to the top of the boards. Jacket is lightly soiled, with light chipping to the edges, and a toned spine.

[Book #134900]

Price: $300.00