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An Open Book


Published by New York Knopf 1995, 1995
From James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., ABAA (Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

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First Edition, First Printing. Signed and inscribed by John Huston to Karen Golden, the film script supervisor on John HustonÕs last film. The DeadÓ which was released posthumously. Inscribed: ÒTo Karen, who is simply the best, John Huston, ÔThe DeadÕ, 12 Feb Ô87.Ó Creating ÔThe DeadÕ, adapted from the James Joyce short story, was John HustonÕs last labor of love. He directed the film from a wheelchair and using an oxygen tank, Huston managed to create his last masterwork which upon its release, after his passing, was universally acclaimed by critics. This copy signed on the set as indicated in the inscription is obviously one of the last copies of HustonÕs autobiography he inscribed. Signed on February 12th, Huston died only months later on August 28, 1987. Near fine in a lightly used dust jacket with a one inch tear to the bottom edge of the front panel and a 1/4 inch tear at the spine fold. Karen GoldenÕs work as script supervisor includes such notable films as Casino, Pearl Harbor, The Rock, Texasville, Rising Sun, K-Pax, I Heart Huckabees, Transformers, Pirates of the Carribbean: At WorldÕs End, Silver Linings Playbook, etc. She has worked with such significant directors as John Huston, Martin Scorsese, Michael Bay, David O. Russell, Peter Bogdanovich, Kevin Costner, William Friedkin, Wolfgang Petersen, Robert Benton, Sam Raimi, etc. Bookseller Inventory # 15184J

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Title: An Open Book

Publisher: New York Knopf 1995

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Staff: James Pepper, Rebecca Traver, Deborah Sanford. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

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TERMS: Our Telephone Number is 805-963-1025. Our address is James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., 3463 State Street, Suite 271, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Our email address is We have an answering machine for telephone messages outside of business hours. California residents must add state sales tax

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