New York: Avon Books, 1983. Mass market paperback. First printing of this edition. INSCRIBED by Samuel Fuller in the year of publication to noted actor, film historian, and Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne: "Nov 28, 1983 / To Robert Osborne / With thanks / Samuel Fuller."
Also laid in a typed note, ribbon copy, from Fuller to Osborne, which discusses the relationship of the book's writing to World War II, his original royalties, sale of the film rights to Howard Hawks, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, and the eventual re-sale of the rights to Columbia Pictures. He also relates his feelings about the film adaptation, "Scandal Sheet," and discusses this new Avon edition, as well as a couple of other then-recent reprintings.
Fine in illustrated wrappers.