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The Front Page

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Covici-Friede, New York, 1928. First Edition. THIRD PRINTING. Good-fair

INSCRIBED by Hecht AND MacArther to Floyd Gibbons ( war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune during World War I and one of radio's first news reporters and commentators) as well as signed, placed and date by Gibbons as 16.1.1929 Hotel Everglades Miami. Inscription reads "To Floyd Gibbons my boss reporter once Uncle MacArthur & BEN HECHT". Also includes inscription by Gibbons.

The Front Page is Ben Hecht's rarest and most important play, basis for three key films: in 1931 with Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien, in 1974 with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, and most importantly, the classic screwball comedy "His Girl Friday," with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in 1940. Hecht is arguably the greatest screenwriter of Hollywood's golden era, so this a unique volume redolent of a unforgettable association, a time, a place and a real newpapermen's friendship.

No dust jacket. Cover boards grubby and back cover evidences some shelf fading. Spine good. No foxing or loose pages. Slight yellowing on inside cover pages commensurate with age. Pages inside unmarked. No folding of pages or corners. .

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Author(s):
Ben Hecht
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1928 american edition third printing
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
190
Publisher:
Covici-Fried
Title:
The Front Page

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Covici-Friede, New York, 1928. First Edition. THIRD PRINTING. Good-fair

INSCRIBED by Hecht AND MacArther to Floyd Gibbons ( war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune during World War I and one of radio's first news reporters and commentators) as well as signed, placed and date by Gibbons as 16.1.1929 Hotel Everglades Miami. Inscription reads "To Floyd Gibbons my boss reporter once Uncle MacArthur & BEN HECHT". Also includes inscription by Gibbons.

The Front Page is Ben Hecht's rarest and most important play, basis for three key films: in 1931 with Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien, in 1974 with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, and most importantly, the classic screwball comedy "His Girl Friday," with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell in 1940. Hecht is arguably the greatest screenwriter of Hollywood's golden era, so this a unique volume redolent of a unforgettable association, a time, a place and a real newpapermen's friendship.

No dust jacket. Cover boards grubby and back cover evidences some shelf fading. Spine good. No foxing or loose pages. Slight yellowing on inside cover pages commensurate with age. Pages inside unmarked. No folding of pages or corners. .

Author(s):
Ben Hecht
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1928 american edition third printing
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
190
Publisher:
Covici-Fried
Title:
The Front Page

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