Title: Doug and Mary and Others
Author: Allene Talmey
Illustrator: Bertrand Zadig
Description: Bio-predation to front and rear boards at upper fore edge corners; heavier to rear board. Both boards have small holes in the cloth with areas of exposed board. What looks to be a partial damp-ring stain on front board/paste-on title block. Name of previous owner on ffep. Woodcut portraits by Bertrand Zadig. Paste-on on front is still bright and full intact. Paste-on title block on spine is slightly soiled and chipped along edges. First edition, 1927 (SD).
A collection of Talmey's personal observations of several actors and actresses, directors and producers active in the film industry in the 1910's and 1920's. Each individual is featured with their own woodblock portrait done by Bertrand Zadig. Included are: Will H. Hays, Gloria Swanson, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, Constance and Norma Talmadge, Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky, Gillian Gish, Samuel Goldwyn, Gilda Gray, D. W. Griffith, Malcolm St. Clair, Carl Laemmle, Estelle Taylor, Emil Jannings, Cecil B. DeMille, Joseph and Nicholas Schenck, John Barrymore, Irving Thalberg, and Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel.
Allene Talmey (1903-1986) later had a very long career with Vogue magazine, working for them between 1936 and 1971 as a columnist and later as an associate editor. Prior to that she had worked for Vanity Fair, been a newspaper reporter, and also had been a film reviewer for Time magazine.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Macy Masius
Place: New York
Size: 5.25 x 7.5 inches.
Pages: 181 pages.
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