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Harvey, Gene. LEG ARTIST. New York: Red Circle, 1949. First paperback edition; the first edition of this so-called romantic novel was published during WW2 and is nearly impossible to find. One would prefer this edition anyway because this copy of Red Circle (#3) is not just MINT, square, and UNREAD (extremely rare thus), it also sports fantastically alluring post-war cover art. "Leg Artist" is a term for a man who knows how to pick up those dames who have great gams. This is the story of a model named Lee Martin who became a media darling, then the victim of a notorious leg artist, then the victim of the evil tabloids. Edgy, despite the sexiness of the cover: a post-war piece peek at the emerging dark side of media and the price one pays for disloyalty. RED CIRCLE books was founded by Martin Goodman, master of pulp fiction, who founded Lion Library which published Noir novelists Jim Thompson & David Goodis. He also founded the company which became Marvel comics. A lot of history to a little paperback!. Bookseller Inventory # 001040
Title: LEG ARTIST
Publisher: Red Circle (Lion Library), New York
Publication Date: 1949
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition Thus
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Lakin & Marley Rare Books ABAA
Mill Valley, CA, U.S.A.
AbeBooks Seller Since June 12, 2009
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Store Description: We are antiquarian booksellers located in Mill Valley, California and have been buying and selling rare books and manuscripts since 1993. We are also members in good standing of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. Our stock is select. Our emphasis, whenever possible, is on superb condition, rarity, literary importance and generally falls into two categories: 19th and early 20th Century Manuscripts and First Editions...and 20th Century Manuscripts and First Editions which have source relevance to Cinema.