Hollywood: The Movie Colony, the Movies Makers

Rosten, Leo C.

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Stated first edition, offered as is. Bound in gray hard cover ruled in red and lettered in white. Head of spine chipped; base of spine and cover corners bumped. Rubbing to extremities; lettering and cover illustrations worn away. Edges of text block darkened; fore-edge stained. Signs of water damage to bottom of text block near the spine; no rippling. Previous owner's name to front pastedown. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Hollywood: The Movie Colony, the Movies ...
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & Company
Publication Date: 1941
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good +
Edition: First Edition.

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Rosten, Leo C.
Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company 1942 (c.1941), New York (1942)
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Book Description Harcourt, Brace and Company 1942 (c.1941), New York, 1942. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 2nd printing. (no dust jacket) [solid copy, moderate wear to extremities, slight bumping to a couple of corners, white spine lettering partially rubbed away, a couple of small scuff marks on front cover]. Based on "over three years of research, observation and work in Hollywood [by] the author and a staff of social scientists which included two sociologists, an economist, a personnel expert, a statistician, a translator, and others," this was the first serious attempt to conduct an examination of Hollywood as a social system rather than an industry. The first section (on "the Movie Colony") analyzes such topics as sex, politics, nightlife, and superstitions, which the "Movie Makers" section focuses on the subcultures of producers, directors, writers, and actors. There are numerous appendices on topics ranging from the statistically sober ("Annual Earnings, Weekly Salaries, and Spending Patterns") to the somewhat offbeat ("Dogs, Yachts, Resorts" and "Fan Mail"). The book is engagingly written by Rosten (this was his first book to appear under his own name, and he would go on to a successful career as a novelist, screenwriter and humorist), but its publishers unfortunately took the enterprise a little too seriously in one particular way, that being their inclusion of a subjects-only index -- so even though there's a wealth of anecdotal information about numerous Hollywood denizens contained in the book, without a name index there's no easy way of getting at the various tidbits about, say, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Rathbone's parties or Hugh Herbert's parlor trick involving inserting a half-dollar into a pop bottle. Bookseller Inventory # 22201

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Leo C. Rosten
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Book Description Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1941. Capa dura. Book Condition: Muito bom. 1ª. 1941. Harcourt Brace and Company. New York. 1 volume. In-8º 23,5cm. 436 páginas. Capa dura. 1ª edição. Sem sobre capa. Carimbo de posse. Muito bom estado. Bookseller Inventory # 2370

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Rosten, Leo C.
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Book Description Harcourt Brace & Company, NY, 1942. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair Minus Jacket. 2nd. Vintage original 1942, 2nd printing of the first edition with the used Thomas Hart Benton dust jacket protected in a new plastic archival sleeve. Previous owners name on blank endpaper and dated 1944 - age tones to endpapers and interior gutter area. Cloth covers VG or better. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 10" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 042015

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Rosten, Leo C.
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Book Description Harcourt Brace and Company, New York, 1941. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition (stated). 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Good with slight fraying of cloth at spine ends and minor small stain to lower edge of text block. Usual age-darkening to paper. No markings. No bookplates. Lacking jacket. No illustrations. Considered one of the classic books on pre-WWII Hollywood covering the social and financial side with an emphasis on statistics regarding employment, salaries, and other interesting tidbits including fan mail stats. Bookseller Inventory # 110046

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Book Description New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1941). First edition. Very good: mild staining to page edges, light edgewear, pages age-toned--as expected, lower corners lightly abraded, top edge shows some faint dust soiling; lacking dust jacket. The classic early study of the film mecca by the author of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N and THE JOYS OF YIDDISH. This copy is from the personal collection of veteran film actor Jack Carr and bears his SIGNATURE to the front pastedown. Hollywood 100. Bookseller Inventory # 3874200

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Rosten, Leo C.
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Book Description Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1941. Hardcover. Book Condition: g. First edition. Quarto. X, [2], 436pp. Original pictorial dust-jacket over cloth, with white lettering and red borders on front cover and spine. Fascinating study of Hollywood, the first ever undertaken. In this book, for the first time is the real Hollywood, "neither a catalogue of horrors nor a bucket of whitewash", but the facts. Everything that everyone wanted to know about the movies. Some age wear on dust-jacket with head and tail of spine chipped, and some creasing and closed tears at bottom of front cover. The red borders on front board are partly faded. Dust-jacket and binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 25830

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Book Description Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1. Aufl., New York, 1941. X, 436 S., gr. 8°, OLeinen (Einband etw. angestaubt, Ränder bestoßen, Papier etw. gebräunt, innen gut) * Mit ausführlicher handschriftlicher Widmung des Autors "To Dot" auf d. Vorsatz, datiert "Hollywood Nov. 22, 1941" signiert "Leo" *. Bookseller Inventory # 00111442

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Book Description Harcourt, Brace & Company, Inc., New York, NY, U.S.A., 1941. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. "At last Hollywood is studied, not gossiped about. Here, for the first time, in Leo Rosten's long-awaited book, is the real Hollywood, 'neither a catalogue of horrors nor a bucket of whitewash,' but the facts-everything that everyone has really wanted to know about the movies." This book has 436 pages. This book is an important SIGNED ASSOCIATION copy. The book is signed by Greer Garson, famous Hollywood actress. She was {and is} famous for her roles in Goodbye Mr. Chips, Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Miniver, and Madame Curie. The book was a gift from Ms. Garson to Maureen O'hara and John Farrow. The inscription reads as follows: "To Maureen & John, two of the nicest in our menagerie herein discussed-with love & Christman greetings, Greer Garson. December 1941. Bookseller Inventory # 003696

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Movies]. Rosten, Leo C.
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Book Description Harcourt, Brace [1941], New York, 1941. First edition. 8vo. A thorough scholarly examination of Tinseltown that was funded by the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations. A Hollywood 100 book. Fine in a fine example of the scarce Thomas Hart Benton dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 24494

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GARSON, Greer]. ROSTEN, Leo C. (Inscribed by Greer Garson to assistant head of publicity at MGM).
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Book Description New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company [1941]., 1941. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition (so stated). Thick 8vo. Dust jacket with illustration by Thomas Benton (price clipped; small chips; stains). Very good. Signed and inscribed by actress Greer Garson to assistant head of publicity at MGM, Eddie Lawrence, in black fountain pen ink on the front free endpaper: "To my friend Eddie Lawrence with the hope that he will enjoy this survey of our local scene- Greer Garson - Christmas, 1941.". Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 307483

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