Greer, Howard

Editorial: Putnam, New York, 1951
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SIGNED. Lightly rubbed corners, not bumped but worn. A tiny bit of wear to spine caps, lower is split .75" along its edge. Light age-tanning to pages. Some tiny chips and tears to DJ edges, under .5" mostly, with a 2" tear to front panel/spine edge. Light shelfwear and scuffing and a little creasing to DJ. DJ has new mylar protective cover, and front flap has original $4.00 price printed. Maroon lettering to spine and initials to front board, taupe cloth-covered boards. Very clean, tight, bright. With 16 pages of photographs. Measures 5.75 x 8.75 inches. 310 pp. Howard Greer got his start sketching at Lucile Ltd in 1916, before shipping off to fight in World War I. He stayed in Paris after the war working for Lucille, Paul Poiret, and Molyneux, and also designing for theatre. He returned to America in 1921, and began to make his mark in the golden age of cinema until he grew tired of the restraints of black and white film and opened his own custom clothing business. His best known film work includes the Katharine Hepburn films Christopher Strong (1933) and Bringing Up Baby (1938). This is "the outrageous and amusing autobiography of a Nebraska farm boy who became one of Hollywood's leading designers. From the time (circa 1914) when he was interviewed and hired (surprisingly) by Lady Duff Gordon, dressmaker, Howard Greer had incredible adventures. Queen Marie of Rumania came to tea, Isadora Duncan danced for him in the moonlight of a Versailles garden (having failed to turn up at all at the supper party given in her honor), he designed audacious costumes for Pola Negri and Gloria Swanson and Greta Garbo and other sirens of the silent screen, and finally established his own successful business in Hollywood, where he is dressing the lovelies of today in clothes that help to set America's fashions," (front flap). VERY GOOD in Good Plus Dustjacket. N° de ref. de la librería 68630

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Editorial: Putnam, New York

Año de publicación: 1951

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition.

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