In a Blue Moon [*SIGNED*]

By: Dorr, Nell

Price: $250.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket; in worn slipcase, with a minor professional repair to the bottom edge) [spine cloth moderately faded, but no significant wear to book]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author/photographer on the second front endpaper: "For Fred Gately - / We have made / a lovely shadow across / the moon together. / Nell Dorr / 1940." Dorr's first book of photographs, consisting almost entirely of one of her stocks-in-trade, i.e. artsy black-and-white photographs of children (and some adults) frolicking in the nude, the idea being to evoke an idyllic, fairyland-type setting; one critic called the book "a dream-like expression of beauty." The photographs were taken "on the Florida Keyes [sic] in the year 1929." The inscribee was cinematographer Frederick Gately, later a pioneer in shooting films for TV, who in 1940 had already been lensing commercial and documentary films for a decade. Dorr, although almost exclusively a still photographer, made her own foray into filmmaking in 1954, when she produced and directed a short film called "The Golden Key," notable for being shot at the McCready/Tudor (as in Tasha Tudor) family home in Webster, New Hampshire. [Note that a minor repair has been made to the bottom of the slipcase by a professional paper conservator.] Signed by Author

Title: In a Blue Moon [*SIGNED*]

Author: Dorr, Nell

Illustrator: Illustrated by (lettering) George A. DuBerg

Categories: Photography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1939

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18861

Keywords: Photography Florida