In Pictures: A Hollywood Satire
New York: T.J. Maloney, 1937. First Edition. Lengthily INSCRIBED and dated 1949 by co-author Gene Fowler on the front endpaper, with brief, additional annotations in holograph ink and pencil to the title page and page nine.
A penetrating, satirical take on the film industry, illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs.
Gene Fowler was an American author, dramatist, and screenwriter who enjoyed a long and varied career. Fowler found early prestige as a journalist in New York, most notably a lengthy tenure as a managing editor of The Morning Telegraph, where his staff included a number of luminaries of the period, including Ben Hecht, Ring Lardner, Charles MacArthur, Westbrook Pegler, Martha Ostenso, Walter Winchell, Nellie Revell, among others. Fowler also worked as a screenwriter for several years, penning a dozen screenplays in the 1930s and early 1940s, including "What Price Hollywood?" (1932), "The Call of the Wild" (1935), and "Billy the Kid" (1941), and also collaborated with Ben Hecht on the 1932 Broadway play "The Great Magoo."
Spiral bound wrappers, housed in a custom clamshell case and matching chemise. Book, slipcase, and chemise all Very Good plus.
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