New York: Random House, 1941. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Schulberg in the year of publication, almost certainly to a fellow Paramount house screenwriter, on the front endpaper: "For Charley / With affectionate regards / From the guy in the adjoining cell. / Budd / March 29, 1941."
Regardless of whether the inscribee is Charles Brackett, Charles MacArthur, or some Charley who will remain forever unknown, this is the only association copy of this title we have seen that involves another screenwriter. An especially poignant fact (and meta even), given that the travails of the Hollywood wasteland are at the heart of Schulberg's landmark first book, generally considered the first major Hollywood novel.
About Very Good in a Very Good, price clipped dust jacket. Backstrip badly faded, else book is quite nice. Jacket is complete, but with tiny chips and closed tears at the extremities, and some fading to the spine panel.
In a custom cloth slipcase with leather title label on the spine.