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What Makes Sammy Run?


Published by New York Random House 1941, 1941
From James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., ABAA (Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

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First Edition, First Issue. Signed presentation copy, inscribed by the author Budd Schulberg to film director Billy Wilder: ÒIf I were Billy Wilder I would be thinking of something very funny instead of just. Sincerely, Budd Schulberg. March 28, 1941.Ó With WilderÕs bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. Very good lightly used copy with some fading to the cloth and flaking to the gilt lettering at the spine in a very good lightly dust soiled dust jacket with a few small chips and tears. Enclosed in a handsome custom clamshell box. Generally considered by critics and aficionados of the genre to be the finest Hollywood novel. Listed in 100 Books on Hollywood & the Movies. Billy WilderÕs legendary status in Hollywood as a director, screenwriter, and producer includes such classic films as Ninotchka, Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, Stalag 17, Some Like it Hot, The Seven Year Itch, The Apartment, and The Fortune Cookie. Bookseller Inventory # 20439E

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Title: What Makes Sammy Run?

Publisher: New York Random House 1941

Publication Date: 1941

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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