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The Salad Days

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

ISBN 10: 0385174047 / ISBN 13: 9780385174046
Published by Doubleday, New York, 1988
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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VG condition; spine slighlty cocked; top/bottom spine bent; jacket shows some shelving; bending noted top/bottom edges of jacket; jacket, edges of text block and pages show slight age/dust discoloration. 431 pages including index. Bookseller Inventory # 004686

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Title: The Salad Days

Publisher: Doubleday, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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A legendary figure from Hollywood's Golden Age tells the story of his life, from "royal" upbringing, through his salad days, stormy marriage, and numerous affairs, to his adventures as a naval commander in World War II

From Publishers Weekly:

The actor's stylish, gently humorous autobiography recreates Hollywood in its early glories, but it is even more appealing as the story of an extraordinary life and career. Fairbanks, son of the screen's definitive swashbuckler and stepson of Mary Pickford, "America's Sweetheart," relates incidents that deeply affected him after his parents' divorce in 1917 when he was seven. There are stories about the author's famous friends (Olivier, Edward G. Robinson, Noel Coward, etc.) and lovers (Gertrude Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich and others), as well as a portrait of his first wife, Joan Crawford. It is particularly interesting to follow the steps related here in Fairbanks' career, starting in the silents of the 1920s (Stella Dallas) and continuing in the talkies that brought him starring roles in Little Caesar, The Prisoner of Zenda, Gunga Din and other epics of the 1930s. The book ends with the author's enlistment in the U.S. Navy in 1940 at age 30with the promise of a second volume that readers will welcome. Photos.
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