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Giants in Dressing Gowns by Julian B. Arnold


Published by Chicago Argus Books 1942, 1942
From James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., ABAA (Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

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First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author Julian Arnold to actor Jean Hersholt: ÒTo Jean Hersholt Esquire, With the good wishes of the author of ÔGiants in Dressing GownsÕ - and may your appreciative mind find pleasure in its pages. Julian Arnold, Los Angeles, May, 1942.ÓWith HersholtÕs bookplate bearing a library stamp of the Motion Picture Country House and with ÒLibrary CopyÓ stamped just above the bookplate. Additionally with a bookplate of the Motion Picture Country House indicating that this copy had been donated to them by Mr. Hersholt. Some of the people discussed in the book include Victoria, the Queen Mother, Edward VII, as Prince of Wales, John Ruskin, Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Bernard Quaritch, Charles Darwin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Benjamin Disraeli, Sir Richard F. Burton, T.E. Lawrence, Andrew Carnegie, Joseph Pulitzer, and many more. Fine copy without dust jacket. Jean Hersholt had a long successful career in film. He was one of the stars of Erich Von Stroheim silent film classic Greed (1923) and is best remembered as the character, Dr. Paul Christian, in radio and film. Hersholt was a rare book collector and his library was sold in a famous auction sale. In 1956, the year of his death, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (of which he had been president), created the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a special Oscar awarded annually to film personalities in recognition of their humanitarian achievements. Bookseller Inventory # 20557E

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Title: Giants in Dressing Gowns by Julian B. Arnold

Publisher: Chicago Argus Books 1942

Publication Date: 1942

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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