Title: SHOOTING DESTINATION MOON & FRITZ, WILLY AND...
Publisher: Astounding / Street & Smith / Posthumous Press
Publication Date: 1950
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: First Edition.
SHOOTING "DESTINATION MOON" in Astounding for July, 1950, Street & Smith, first edition, just about vg in wraps. Also contains original work by Cyril Kornbluth, Eric Frank Russell, et.al. Along with FRITZ, WILLY AND BOB AND THE SUMMER OF '48, Posthumous Press, 2005, first edition, as new in like dust-wrapper. 1/85 copies, the total print run, revealing for the first time that George Pal was not Heinlein's first choice as director on this project. This small volume reproduces the text of a letter (which has never before been published anywhere about a hitherto unknown occurrence) from the world renowned film director Fritz Lang to his very good friend and perhaps equally renowned rocket and space travel enthusiast, Willy Ley. It's a most fascinating letter concerning events of the summer of 1948 when then a still maturing science fiction writer named Robert Heinlein visited Fritz Lang in the hopes of stimulating the esteemed film director to produce an accurate and technically correct film of a journey to the moon. What actually transpired between the two men (at least from Mr. Lang's point of view) makes fascinating reading, if not only for the fact that such a meeting took place, but also in an attempt to better understand the machinations of that marvelous and enigmatic wonderland of magic and nepotism we call Hollywood. The 85 copies produced have some variation. As with the first Posthumous Press publication, which is now available only through the antiquarian market place at a price more than 6 times the original, it will not be reprinted. Bookseller Inventory # 04617
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