311 pages; maroon boards with red spine titles, and red outlining the front cover titles with red anchor insignia; signed by former owner inside front cover; some shelf wear with corners bumped; spine faded with some spotting; darkening to page edges; pages darkening from age; page 157 torn and repaired with tape; a good plus to very good copy; an acceptable example of this Naval Academy football novel which was subsequently made into an MGM movie starring Jimmy Stewart and Lionel Barrymore. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Navy Blue and Gold, A Story of the Naval ...
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Publication Date: 1936
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Grossett & Dunlap, New York, 1936. Hardcover. Condition: Fair Condition. Demy octavo, [18.75cm/7.5inches], full embossed turquoise-blue cloth sans dust jacket, pp. 311. Illustrated with b-w halftones &tc. Minimal damp-staining to rear cover. Please feel free to inquire as to particulars and/or additional photographs. Navy Blue & Gold was made into a movie in 1937. the following review should suffice: "All American Film by Cynthia Brideson January 9,2011: This film, along with "A Yank at Oxford" and "A Yank at Eton," is an excellent example of the heart warming, patriotic films that became so popular in the Depression-WWII era. Centering on three buddies at a Naval academy, the film fosters the ideals of loyalty both to one's friends and one's country. The three main characters are all likable: Robert Young as the confident, amiable athlete, James Stewart in the type of role he made his own: the shy, working class everyman, and Samuel Hinds as a naive, unaffected young man of wealth. Though they seemingly have no similarties, they are bonded together by virtue of being freshmen and together, they ward off the practical jokes the upper classmen try to set up for them. Especially enjoyable are not only the scenes at the Naval academy but at the lovely society home of Samuel Hine's character. The scene between James Stewart and Samuel's sister in the film is particularly sweet. James Stewart gives his classic "Ah, shucks" type of performance, which makes him even more endearing to the girl who's sweet on him. James Stewart, all in all, is the scene stealer in this film. He's especially effective in a rousing scene when he defends his father, who was dishonorably discharged from the Navy. His speech is like a foreshadowing of the type of power he would later bring to the filibuster scene in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." The supporting cast is delightful in the film as well. Lionel Barrymore as a football coach and the lovely and always hilarious Billie Burke as Samuel Hind's flighty mother round out a satisfying, pleasant picture that takes viewers back to a proud and sincere America. Seller Inventory # 24507
Book Description Grosset & Dunlap, 1936. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 7.80 X 5.20 X 1.40 inches. Seller Inventory # 390124
Book Description Grosset & Dunlap, 1936. Hard Cover. Condition: VG-. A novel of Annapolis football team made into a movie in 1937. Blue boards with raised blue lettering on red background on cover and gilt lettering on spine. 311 pp. Minor rubbing on corners and top of spine, and on bottom of front and rear bottom edge of cover. Also, name and address of former owner whited out on front edge page. Very scarce title. Seller Inventory # 36277