(Books to Film) BEAU JAMES The Life and Times of Jimmy Walker
New York The Viking Press 1949 (x) 389 pages. SIGNED in ink by Author Gene Fowler on a front free endpapder. First Edition. Illustrated dustjacket. octavo. Cloth. Index. The biography of James J. "Jimmy" Walker, the well-dressed Mayor of New York from 1926 to 1932. Although Mayor Walker was never charged with anything, his administration was riddled with corruption, and he himself suffered from the scandal of a long-standing extra-marital affair with Ziegfield Girl Betty Compton. The basis for the 1957 movie "Beau James", starring Bob Hope as Walker, and also starring Vera Miles, Paul Douglas, Alexis Smith and Darren McGavin. A slightly rubbed Near Fine copy in a Very Good (edgewear, especially at the top of the slightly sunned spine) dust jacket, now in a clear mylar protective sleeve. Always FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.
Signed: y Edition: First Edition
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Binding: Decorated Cloth
Condition: Near fine
Book Id: 1472