Title: GEORGE RAFT
Publisher: McGraw- Hill Book Company, New York
Publication Date: 1974
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: Photo - Illustrated
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Signed: by George Raft
Edition: Second Printing.
Grey cloth binding with red border design on front. Red print on spine. Orange/brown endpapers. George Raft signature on pre- title page. Previous owners ink stamp mark on title page. Sound and otherwise unmarked. 289 pages including index. Inside dust jacket spine area is slightly darkened. DJ has some shelf wear. DJ in mylar Size: 6 X 9 1/4. Bookseller Inventory # 006242
Synopsis: ablonsky, a sociologist and one of the foremost authorities in phychodrama, raises the book from ordinary show biz profiles to a penetrating insight into the relationship of personality to screen image, of character to social symbol. Like much about Raft, the book has class.?br>?i>Los Angeles Timeshe most roguishly appealing movie bio since Errol Flynn My Wicked, Wicked Ways.?br>?i>Kirkus Reviewshe story of my good friend George climb from the rowdy speakeasy clubs on Broadway in the twenties to the top of Hollywood stardom is an exciting American saga. Reading George biography by Lewis Yablonsky is the next best thing to being there.?br>?i>Frank Sinatra great story. George was an important and exciting star. When better men like George are madehen I'll make m.?br>?i>Mae West
About the Author: Lewis Yablonsky was born and grew up in Newark, New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University in 1948. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University in 1958. Yablonsky has taught sociology and criminology at the University of Massachusetts, CCNY, Columbia, Harvard and UCLA. He is currently Professor of Sociology and Chairman of the Department of Sociology at San Fernando Valley (California) State College. In 1967 he was selected from among 9000 professors in the California State College system to receive the Board of Trustees?Outstanding Professor Award for xcellence in teaching, scholarship and public service.?He has since lectured, taught, and consulted throughout the world. Among his several published books are The Violent Gang (1962), Synanon: The Tunnel Back (1965), The Hippie Trip, and The Extra-Sex Factor.
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