New Haven: Yale University Press, 1955. First Edition, two volumes bound in red cloth housed in a black cloth covered slipcase. Issued for Carl Van Vechten's 75th birthday. Warmly INSCRIBED by Van Vechten on the front endpaper of the first volume to noted screenwriter Anita Loos: "For Anita with admiration and love from Carl / Christmas, 1955 / New York." Loos' ownership stamp on the front endpaper of each volume.
Loos, a prolific and highly regarded screenwriter, has only now begun to have her influence on film be fully recognized. She has over 150 screenplays to her name, including "Red Headed Woman" and "The Women," and is considered to have been the first staff script writer, hired by D.W. Griffith's Triangle Film Corporation. A lovely association copy between two creative minds.
Both volumes have just a hint of toning to the red cloth at the extremities, else Fine in a Fine slipcase.