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Baby, ItÕs Cold Inside


Published by New York Simon & Schuster 1970, 1970
From James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., ABAA (Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

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First Edition. Signed presentation copy, inscribed by the author S.J. Perelman to silent film star Louise Brooks. Inscribed on the title page: ÒFor Louise, who inspired not only the superlative on p. 105 of this book but lifelong admiration from millions of moviegoers. With affection, Sid.Ó Also signed by Louise Brooks above PerelmanÕs inscription: ÒLouise Brooks - p. 105.Ó And again by her on the front pastedown: ÒFrom S.J. Perelman, 17 Aug. 1970. Louise Brooks, Rochester.Ó The reference in both of their notes regarding page 105 is an underlined and checked-in-the-margin description in the chapter entitled ÒShe Walks in Beauty - Single File, Eyes Front, and No Hanky-PankyÓ about his experiences attending a Miss Globe beauty pageant in Atlantic City. Perelman describes Miss Greece: Ò.A bewitching creature, whose trim black bob awoke memories of the immortal Louise Brooks.Ó On the rear free endpaper, Miss Brooks has written: ÒIn ÔLove ÔEm and Leave ÔEmÕ Marcia Harris - stolen money, Jack Egan - Store. Doris Hill in TillieÕs P.R.Ó Both Marcia Harris & Jack Egan co-starred with Brooks in the 1926 film ÔLove ÔEm and Leave ÔEmÕ and actress Dorris Hill co-starred in the 1928 film ÔTillieÕs Punctured RomanceÕ starring W.C. Fields. Fine copy in a near fine bright dust jacket with a couple of tiny tears. A collection of humorous pieces by S.J. Perelman most of which originally appeared in ÔThe New Yorker.Õ. Bookseller Inventory # 18132E

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Title: Baby, ItŐs Cold Inside

Publisher: New York Simon & Schuster 1970

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Staff: James Pepper, Rebecca Traver, Deborah Sanford. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

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TERMS: Our Telephone Number is 805-963-1025. Our address is James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., 3463 State Street, Suite 271, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Our email address is We have an answering machine for telephone messages outside of business hours. California residents must add state sales tax

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