FREE WORLD THEATRE: Nineteen New Radio Plays.

Mann. Thomas, Schulberg, Pearl Buck, Jerome Lawrence, et al

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First edition. Introduction by Thomas Mann, preface by Arch Obeler and edited by Arch Obeler and Stephen Longstreet. Fine in slightly soiled dust jacket with light edgewear and 1/4" chip across base of spine and extending into base of front panel (about 1 1/2" long, but not affecting any lettering). Includes plays "written for and dedicated to the war effort" by Pearl Buck, Budd Schulberg, Jerome Lawrence, Ira Gershwin and others. Still, an attractive copy of a scarce book. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: FREE WORLD THEATRE: Nineteen New Radio Plays...
Publisher: Random House (1944).
Publication Date: 1944
Book Condition: Fine

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Book Description Random House, New York, 1944. Original Cloth. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Quarter-inch tear in rear cover. Seller Inventory # 007220

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Book Description New York,NY: Random House, 1944, New York,NY, 1944. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. Very Good. First Edition. beige cloth with decorated spine, head and heel of spine slightly bumped, prev. owner's name on paste down, otherwise attractive clean copy with tight binding. Dust jacket fair only with a few small closed tears and a small piece missing at bottom of front. Seller Inventory # 008222

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Book Description Random House, New York, 1944. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition. Introduction by Thomas Mann. Preface by Arch Oboler. Lightly soiled along the edges else fine in a very good edgeworn dustwrapper. A radio and screen writers collaboration of radio plays promoting freedom and democracy, offered royalty free for non-commercial broadcast. Among the collaborators were the editors, Budd Schulberg, Pearl Buck, Jerome Lawrence, Ira Gershwin, and Samson Raphaelson. Seller Inventory # 324394

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Book Description Random House, Incorporated, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1944. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. "Under the inspired direction of radio's outstanding playwright, Arch Oboler, twenty-one distinguished screen and radio writers collaborated to produce one of the most effective propaganda-for-democracy programs ever heard on the air." This book has 270 pages. Seller Inventory # 004052

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Book Description Random House Inc, 1944. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Free World Theatre: Nineteen New Radio Plays. Arch Oboler and Stephen Longstreet. Introduction by Thomas Mann and Preface by Arch Oboler. Random House, New York, 1944. Stated FIRST PRINTING, SIGNED by Arch Obler, (inscribed to George March). Both the book and the jacket are in Very Good condition. Included is a SIGNED letter from Obloler to To Frank Aston asking him to read the preface and third act of his pre-spuknik play. The letter is typed on Arch Oboler Productions stationary dated March 1, 1959. I believe the letter is referring to Oboler's play, "Night of the Auk". PLEASE SEE THE PHOTOS and ask questions if they arise. Thank You. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 9052

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Book Description Random House, New York, 1944. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition. Introduction by Thomas Mann. Preface by Arch Oboler. Fine in attractive, very good plus dustwrapper with slight wear at the crown and some modest rubbing. A radio and screen writers collaboration of radio plays promoting freedom and democracy, offered royalty free for non-commercial broadcast. Among the collaborators were the editors, Budd Schulberg, Pearl Buck, Jerome Lawrence, Ira Gershwin, and Samson Raphaelson. This copy Inscribed by Oboler to Rex Stout: "With best wishes to Rex Stout, fighter for freedom. Arch Oboler." Oboler was one of the great innovators of the golden age of radio drama, specializing in horror and suspense plays, perhaps best known for the popular series Lights Out and Arch Oboler's Plays. Oboler was later called to Hollywood, where he wrote and/or directed several films including the first "3-D" film Bwana Devil, the first film about post-nuclear survivors, Five (1951), and an early film about multiple personalities, Bewitched. Seller Inventory # 56993

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