BEHIND THE GREEN LIGHTS. Captain Cornelius W. WILLEMSE, George J. LEMMER, Jack KOFOED, Collaborators.
BEHIND THE GREEN LIGHTS
BEHIND THE GREEN LIGHTS
BEHIND THE GREEN LIGHTS
BEHIND THE GREEN LIGHTS
BEHIND THE GREEN LIGHTS

BEHIND THE GREEN LIGHTS

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First Edition, Third Printing. Cloth. (xvi) 364 pages. Presentation copy to Will Hayes (his copy) SIGNED/INSCRIBED in ink by Captain Willemse and George Lemmer on a front free endpaper, "To Mr. Will Hays as a mark of friendship from Captain Cornelius W. Willemse and George J. Lemmer". First edtition, Third printing. Illustrated, primarily from photographs, including a frontispiece photograph of Captain Willemse, wearing a straw boater that had been shotup a few minutes before. Large octavo. Green cloth. Captain Willemse emigrated from the Netherlands in 1888. He joined the NYPD as a patrolman and rose to acting Captain in the Homicide Squad. He retired in 1925. This book describes his service in some of the roughest neighborhoods in New York at that time, including Chinatown, the Lower East Side and the Tenderloin. Will Hays had been President Warren Harding's campaign manager and Chairman of the Republican National Committee. He was appointed Postmaster in the Harding Administration. He resigned to become President of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, serving from 1922 to 1945. He was the principal author and enforcer of the Motion Picture Code of censorship in Hollywood films. A Very Good Minus copy (Spine sunned and fragile; split left lower spine-edge; 2-page article by Toots Shor on New York policeman Johnny Broderick laid in at page 88, leaving toning to pages; edgewear), now in a custom clear mylar protective jacket. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING of books via media mail to any United States Address. Very Good Minus / Custom Clear Mylar. Item #1870

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