The Autobiography of Cecil B. DeMille (First Edition)
DeMille, Cecil B.; Donald Hayne (edited by)
Price: 45.00 USD
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1959. First Edition. Presentation copy, with a laid-in card from the Cecil B. DeMille Trust, often given to libraries. Black-and-white photographs throughout. DeMille directed several films, his productions often flamboyant and showy, notably "The Ten Commandments" (1956), starring Charlton Heston, "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952), starring Betty Hutton, and "Samson and Delilah" (1949), starring Hedy Lamarr. Lamarr is dubbed "the most beautiful woman in the world" in her latest biography, written by Richard Rhodes. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Spine ends lightly bumped, light foxing to the endpapers, and light fading to the topstain. Light foxing to the jacket verso and flaps, with a small chip and a few closed tears at the extremities. Light toning to the "Trust" card, with light creasing to one corner. First Edition.