Somebody's Darling

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1978. First Edition. Dedication copy, INSCRIBED by McMurtry to one of the book's three dedicatees, Peter Bogdanovich on the dedication page: "[Peter's name circled] / Your contribution to this hetic effort was immense / But fortunately so ineffable that for once you probably won't be blamed / Love / Larry." McMurtry refers here to the fact that his novel concerns Hollywood and the motion picture business, and that McMurtry made extensive use of Bogdanovich an advisor.

Bogdanovich's ownership name is also present on the second blank, as well as his rubber stamp, reading "FROM THE LIBRARY OF PETER BOGDANOVICH." The book's other two dedicatees were Bogdanovich's wife Polly Platt and Texas novelist Billy Lee Brammer (in memory of).

A powerful association copy as well, as the two collaborated on Bogdanovich's first film, "The Last Picture Show," based on McMurtry's novel, a masterpiece that remains Bogdanovich's greatest work and one of McMurtry's finest adaptations.

Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket.

[Book #145350]

Price: $1,650.00