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Meeting at the Sphinx, by M Deans. Gabriel Pascal's production of Shaw's Caesar & Cleopatra, 1949, many illus + theatre prog

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Publisher: Macdonald & Company Ltd, London, 1949, 1st ed. Hardback with unclipped dustjacket, 146 pages, profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Includes original theatre programme and contemporary newspaper article of a production (presented by Laurence Olivier) of Caesar and Cleopatra May 1951. Forewords by both Bernard Shaw and Gabriel Pascal. Wonderful colour stills from the film (starrring Vivien Leigh, Flora Robson, Rex Harrison etc) plus many more b&w stills at back of the book. Fascinating chapters on Bernard Shaw as Screenwriter, Vivien Leigh as Cleopatra, The Players, Prtoduction difficulties, the Shaw-Pascal partnership, Historical background etc. The very attractive red cloth cover with gilt titling and laid-on portrait is in good, bright condition. The contents of the book are in good, clean ,bright and firm condition and the lovely colour illustrations are in excellent condition. Neat inscription dated March 1949 on ffep. The unclipped dustjacket is in fair to good condition with some shelfwear, 'nibbling and creasing to edges. A fascinating and wonderfully illustrated account of the making of the Vivien Leigh / Rex Harrison film version of Cleopatra.

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Author(s):
Marjorie Deans
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
146
Publisher:
Macdonald & Company Ltd, London, 1949, 1st edition
Title:
Meeting at the Sphinx

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Publisher: Macdonald & Company Ltd, London, 1949, 1st ed. Hardback with unclipped dustjacket, 146 pages, profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Includes original theatre programme and contemporary newspaper article of a production (presented by Laurence Olivier) of Caesar and Cleopatra May 1951. Forewords by both Bernard Shaw and Gabriel Pascal. Wonderful colour stills from the film (starrring Vivien Leigh, Flora Robson, Rex Harrison etc) plus many more b&w stills at back of the book. Fascinating chapters on Bernard Shaw as Screenwriter, Vivien Leigh as Cleopatra, The Players, Prtoduction difficulties, the Shaw-Pascal partnership, Historical background etc. The very attractive red cloth cover with gilt titling and laid-on portrait is in good, bright condition. The contents of the book are in good, clean ,bright and firm condition and the lovely colour illustrations are in excellent condition. Neat inscription dated March 1949 on ffep. The unclipped dustjacket is in fair to good condition with some shelfwear, 'nibbling and creasing to edges. A fascinating and wonderfully illustrated account of the making of the Vivien Leigh / Rex Harrison film version of Cleopatra.

Author(s):
Marjorie Deans
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
146
Publisher:
Macdonald & Company Ltd, London, 1949, 1st edition
Title:
Meeting at the Sphinx

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