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Mae West [SIGNED]

Malachosky, Tim; James Greene

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ISBN 10: 0963716948 / ISBN 13: 9780963716941
Published by Empire Publishing, California, 1993
Condition: vg Hardcover

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Signed by both authors on colophon. 715/2000. Folio. 346pp. Cream colored cloth, gold-stamped facsimile of Mae West's signature, gold lettering on spine, in original pictorial dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with both color and b/w reproductions of photographs of Mae west throughout her life. They portray her at home, at work on set, and with many other famous icons such as Noah Barry, Cary Grant, Helen Hayes, Adolph Zukor, Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper and Emanuel Cohen, W.C. Fields, Groucho Marx, and many, many others. As the introduction explains, "Tim Malachosky served Mae West during her final ten years as private secretary, confidant and friend. Sensing the importance of her comments and recollections, Tim included many, verbatim, in his diaries. while many claim a certain knowledge of the star, Tim Malachosky is the foremost living authority on Mae West." A 17" x 11" 13-page b/w printout copy of Time magazine's cover story, "Mae West: Going Strong at 75" published April 18, 1969 laid-in. Overall very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 22061

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Title: Mae West [SIGNED]

Publisher: Empire Publishing, California

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Limited edition.

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Large format book, approx 11 x 14 inches. This book commemorated the 100th anniversary of Mae West's birth. It is a limited edition of 2000, signed by both authors. The first author served as Miss West's personal secretary for the previous 10 years. It is profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs of Mae West throughout the various stages of her life, and with other Hollywood icons such as Tony Curtis, Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Ringo Starr, and many others.

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