Taifun [Typhoon]

Budapest: Nyugat, 1909. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the first blank. Text in Hungarian.

Melchior Lengyel was a Hungarian writer and dramatist. After emigrating to the United States in 1937, he found work in Hollywood, where he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Story for "Ninotchka," directed by Ernest Lubitsch, who he collaborated with frequently.

Basis for the 1914 US film, "The Typhoon," directed by Reginald Baker and starring Sessue Hayakawa and Gladys Brockwell, and the 1933 German film directed by Robert Wiene and starring Liane Haid and Viktor de Kowa, and later released in a heavily censored and re-shot version as "Polizeiakte 909."

Very Good in stiff wrappers, lacking the dust jacket. Gift inscription on the front flyleaf. Partial separation on the front wrapper, with two brief dampstains to the rear corners, and chipping and rubbing overall.

[Book #146650]