A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF VAUDEVILLE
New York The Citadel Press 1961 224 pages. Movie Director/Producer Mervyn LeRoy's copy, with a Certificate of Provenance laid in, stating that the book was purchased from the LeRoy Estate Butterfield Auction. This is a Presentation copy, from movie publicist Herb Stern to Mervyn LeRoy, inscribed in ink on the front free endpaper, "Christmas, 1967 / To Mervyn: A great director, a great boss--and a great friend. Herb Sterne." First Edition. Illustrated dust jackedt. Cloth. Profusely illustrated from over 400 vintage photographs. Foreword by George Jessel. Quarto. From the jacket, "This is the story of vaudeville in America, from minstrel shows, show boats, and wagon shows to the heyday of the circuits and the emergence of the Palace Theatre as the Mecca of show business." Mervyn LeRoy worked in Vaudeville as a very young man when his father's business was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire and the covering fire insurance company went brokd. A Near Fine copy in a price-clipped, edgeworn, sun-spined Very Good dust jacket, now in a clear mylar protective sleeve. Always FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.
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Jacket Condition: Very Good
Condition: Near Fine
Book Id: 1340