First Edition. INSCRIBED by noted film producer Samuel Marx & dated by him in year of publication on front end paper. Fine in fine dust jacket. Newspaper articles pertaining to Marx's carreer in the film industry laid-in. Story of Blanche and Claude Auzello who ran the renowned Hotel Ritz in Paris. (LR). Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: From the front flap of this 207 page book: "Blanche Auzello, who with her husband Claude ran the famous Hotel Ritz in Paris during the halcyon twenties and thirties and into the cruel forties of the German Occupation, was born Blanche Rubenstein in Manhattan. This is the moving, frequently funny, always fast-paced story of a remarkable woman, told with affection and literary skill by her nephew, Samuel Marx. On a lark, she and her friend Pearl White (famous star of 'The Perils of Pauline') took off for Paris in the mid-twenties. Although she was to rendezvous with an Egyptian who had introduced her to the high life in New York, she was taken up by Claude Auzello. The marriage had its problems: he was the proper Frenchman who thought a wife should take care of home and hearth while the husband took on a mistress; she was the liberated American woman who thought neither should be the case (although she later gave in on the mistress). This unlikely marriage endured, and she helped Claude run the Ritz with a flair. Walk-on characters include Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, J.P. Morgan, Cole Porter, and many others. The famous and the infamous stayed at the Ritz, where service and discretion were hallmarks. Love affairs, for those who could afford the tab, were carried on in its ornate rooms. Then came the Nazi Occupation, and Blanche found herself helping the French Resistance - while important Nazis were occupying the finest suites at the hotel. She was eventually arrested and spent agonizing time in prison. Through an amazing incident, she was released in time to witness the arrival of American troops to free her beloved city."
Title: QUEEN OF THE RITZ.
Publisher: BOBBS MERRILL.
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description Bobbs-Merrill Co, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Good condition book. Light foxing to the page edges. No Dust Jacket. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0007979443
Book Description Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0672523167I5N00
Book Description Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0672523167I3N01
Book Description Bobbs-Merrill. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2890912401
Book Description Bobbs-Merrill, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Withdrawn library item in good condition. Shows moderate wear. Seller Inventory # BK0105668
Book Description Bobbs-Merrill Co, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st 1978 HB Bobbs Merrill; good in good unclipped jacket; inside clean no stamps or inscriptions. Seller Inventory # mon0000154478
Book Description Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: VG Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair Jacket. 1st. 1st printing stated on copyright page. Very good plus with on markings and light wear in a used jacket that has good-sized chips out of the top and bottom spine area. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 10" Tall. Seller Inventory # 038689
Book Description Bobbs-Merrill Co,usa, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. us1st.edition.1st.printing.near fien hardback in near fien dustwrapper. Seller Inventory # 83hghhd
Book Description Bobbs-Merrill, 1978. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0672523167-2-4
Book Description The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Indianapolis and New York, 1978. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. xvi, 207 p. Illustrated. A biography of the woman who ran the Ritz Hotel in Paris from the 1920s through the turbulent, war-torn 1940s. Seller Inventory # 001949