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Fancies Fashions and Fads

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London: Methuen & Co, 1913. This is a Good Copy of this book in red cloth with gilt title lettering to spine and upper cover.No Dust-jacket.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness.There is some wear to the outer boards.This copy was acquired from the impressive private library of Film Director Roy Ward Baker who started life in the film industry as a gofar boy,but worked his way up to the level of as assistant director on Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938).He served in the Army during World War II, transferring to the Army Kinematograph Unit in 1943. One of his superiors at the time was novelist Eric Ambler who insisted on Baker being given his first big break directing The October Man, from an Ambler screenplay, in 1947.Ambler also adapted Walter Lord's A Night to Remember for Baker's 1958 screen version.His next two films, The Weaker Sex and Paper Orchid (1949) were popular but overshadowed by the success of Morning Departure (1950), also featuring John Mills.Baker worked for three years at Fox where he directed Marilyn Monroe in Don't Bother to Knock 1952. He returned to the UK in 1953 and continued to work on films.He worked for television during the 1960s. He directed episodes of The Avengers, The Saint, The Persuaders and Minder.
8vo, 303pp, First Edition 1st Impression.

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Author(s):
Ralph Nevill
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
310
Publisher:
Methuen
Title:
Fancies Fashions and Fads

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London: Methuen & Co, 1913. This is a Good Copy of this book in red cloth with gilt title lettering to spine and upper cover.No Dust-jacket.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness.There is some wear to the outer boards.This copy was acquired from the impressive private library of Film Director Roy Ward Baker who started life in the film industry as a gofar boy,but worked his way up to the level of as assistant director on Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938).He served in the Army during World War II, transferring to the Army Kinematograph Unit in 1943. One of his superiors at the time was novelist Eric Ambler who insisted on Baker being given his first big break directing The October Man, from an Ambler screenplay, in 1947.Ambler also adapted Walter Lord's A Night to Remember for Baker's 1958 screen version.His next two films, The Weaker Sex and Paper Orchid (1949) were popular but overshadowed by the success of Morning Departure (1950), also featuring John Mills.Baker worked for three years at Fox where he directed Marilyn Monroe in Don't Bother to Knock 1952. He returned to the UK in 1953 and continued to work on films.He worked for television during the 1960s. He directed episodes of The Avengers, The Saint, The Persuaders and Minder.
8vo, 303pp, First Edition 1st Impression.

Author(s):
Ralph Nevill
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
310
Publisher:
Methuen
Title:
Fancies Fashions and Fads

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