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Profiles In Courage - By John F. Kennedy


Published by New York Harper & Row 1963, 1963
From James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., ABAA (Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

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Inaugural Edition. Inscribed and signed actress Lois Nettleton and her husband, writer Jean Shepherd to NettletonÕs mother. The bulk of the inscription is in Lois NettletonÕs hand ÒTo Our Dear Virginia - Mom - A Lovely Lady who needs no lessons in courage. With All Our Love, LoisÓ and then signed ÒJeanÕ in Jean ShepherdÕs hand. Jean Shepherd (1921 - 1999) was an American writer, radio raconteur and TV personality, as well as an actor. Shepherd is perhaps best remembered to the public for co-writing (based on his own somewhat autobiographical stories) and narrating the film A Christmas Story (1983). A very influential figure in American humor, any kind of Jean Shepherd autograph material is rare. Lois Nettleton (1927 - 2008) was a lovely, versatile, and gifted actress and is perhaps best known for her film work in the 1960s and 70s, and later enjoyed a long career as a character actress in both television and film. Miss Nettleton was crowned Miss Chicago in 1948 and went on from there to develop an acting career, first on stage at Chicago's Goodman Theatre and then in New York at the ActorÕs Studio, where she made her Broadway debut in the 1949 production "The Biggest Thief in Town" under the stage name Lydia Scott. In 1955 she was Barbara Bel Geddes's understudy in the role of Maggie in the original Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer-Prize winning play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," staged and directed by the great Elia Kazan, during which time she was able to appear on stage several times. She received the prestigious Clarence Derwent Award for her acting in the play "God and Kate Murphy." Some of her films include Period of Adjustment (1962), Mail Order Bride (1964), The Man in the Glass Booth (1975), and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). Over the years she made many appearances on television in both dramatic and comedic roles, and won EmmyÕs for her work on a daytime special "The American Woman: Profiles in Courage" (1977), and for "A Gun for Mandy" (1983), an episode of a religious-themed series "Insight." Her appearance in the classic television series The Twilight Zone, in the episode "The Midnight Sun" is a must-see fan favorite. She was married for a time to the radio and television humorist and writer, Jean Shepherd, and also appeared with him in his off-Broadway play "Look Charlie" in 1959. She wowed critics and audiences with her performance of Blanche DuBois in a 1973 Broadway revival of Tennessee WilliamsÕ A Streetcar Named Desire and was nominated for a Tony Award for her work in the 1976 play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard. Bookseller Inventory # 13834J

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Title: Profiles In Courage - By John F. Kennedy

Publisher: New York Harper & Row 1963

Publication Date: 1963

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