(Books to Film) BEAU JAMES; The Life and Times of Jimmy Walker

New York: The Viking Press, 1949. First Edition. (x) 389 pages. 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 Very Good Plus copy in with prior owner's bookplate on the dedication page, 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. Item #1522

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