First Edition, 1st Printing Hardback. 288 p.,  leaves of plates ill. 21 cm. Excellent condition. Very good dust jacket in mylar Inscribed by author. ISBN: 0688029078. Codice inventario libreria
“I believe the more successful an actor becomes, the more chances he should take. An actor never stops learning.” John Garfield
Before there was Brando and James Dean, there was John Garfield. The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, young Jacob Julius Garfinkle’s talent and charisma carried him from membership in some of the Bronx’s toughest street gangs to the boards of the prestigious American Laboratory Theater.
As mercurial as he was talented, Garfield chafed at what he deemed “unfair” casting choices in New York and headed west to Hollywood, scoring an Academy Award nomination for his very first film role.
Strong-willed, and with a gambler’s bravado, Garfield was one of the first Hollywood stars to buck the studio system and start his own independent production company before being caught up in the career-jeopardizing web of McCarthyism.
Author Larry Swindell tells the tortured tale of this cult movie icon, whose incredible talent and turbulent lifestyle made his tragically short life so compelling decades after his death.
About the Author: Larry Nolan Swindell is formatively a Californian and UCLA graduate but is a native Texan who, in 2014, was inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame. His five published biographies, all focused on leading stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, are deeply rooted in the history of American movies, his consuming passion. Now retired, logged 45 years as a newspaper journalist and editor. He was literary editor and critic-at-large for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram from 1980 to 2000. Concurrent with his journalistic odyssey, he was an instructor in literature and composition at five universities, including a 20-year stretch at Texas Christian University. In 1974 he founded the "Bookshelf" column, which was syndicated nationally by The New York Times and the Knight-Ridder newspaper chain for a decade. He also reviewed Broadway productions for dailies throughout New York's Westchester County. Larry is father to three daughters and two sons, and he has eleven grandchildren. He was married to Broadway actress Eleanor Eby until her death in 1983. He is now living California with his second wife (and childhood sweetheart), Patricia Volder.
Titolo: Body and soul: the story of John Garfield
Casa editrice: Morrow / New York 1975
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria 36SEQU000BTI
Descrizione libro William Morrow & Co, New York, 1975. Hardbound. Condizione libro: Good/Good. b&w and photo illus (illustratore). 1st Edition. 288, Black with gray title bordered in beige. Wrapped In Brodart. Light sunning along board edges. Spine cocked. Very light soiling fore edge. Inside pages clean. Shelfwear and edgewear to dust jacket. Small chips and tears along edges and at spine. Tape repairs. Light browning. Inside corner flap clipped. Codice libro della libreria BOOKS3025201I
Descrizione libro Morrow, New York, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. Faintly water-damaged on top page-ends. A couple of very small tears on jacket's spine-ends. Embossed seal. Codice libro della libreria 49326
Descrizione libro Morrow. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0688029078 New book. Dust jacket in mylar protective cover. Codice libro della libreria A29-304
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806880290744.0
Descrizione libro Morrow, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 0688029078. Codice libro della libreria 626645
Descrizione libro Morrow, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0688029078
Descrizione libro William Morrow, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 288 pages illustrated with pictures. There is a tear on the back of the jacket. Codice libro della libreria 000188
Descrizione libro Morrow, NY, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. First American Edition. previous owner signature on front endpaper. 288 pgs. Index. Some B&W photos.Gray-Black Boards. Minor stain on outer top edge near the crown of spine.spot on REP. light rippling of pages. internally clean. Jacket has closed tears,f rayin on spine extremities, tape remnant on inside rear flap.evidence of dampstain on non-visible side of jacket by bottom of spine. in fresh mylar sleeve.The story of the great screen star John Garfield. Note: he was never elected to the head of the Bilderberger Group. He does not rule the world. Book. Codice libro della libreria 015683
Descrizione libro William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good Plus. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. First Printing. The book is clean with firm binding and slight fading to the black boards at the top edge. The dust jacket is bright and clean with very shallow rubbing at the edges. The unclipped dust jacket now has a removable mylar cover. Codice libro della libreria 023084