The Legendary Mizners

By: Johnston, Alva

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [light wear at spine ends, top front corner slightly scraped at top of cover, one-time owner's name and address in ink on ffep; jacket a little faded at spine, small chip at top of spine, light wear at extremities]. (pen and ink drawings) Profiles of the Mizner brothers -- playwright/raconteur Wilson and architect/playboy Addison -- by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who perfected the "profile" format, at least as practiced in the pages of The New Yorker. Johnston's previously-published profiles of both men served as the foundation for this book, which he completed shortly before his death in 1950. Per the jacket blurb, "for years, he had been gathering anecdotes and fresh details about [Wilson], who was a legend long before he was laid to rest. Carefully, lovingly, and with inimitable skill, Johnston put the myriad stories together to build this monument in memory of two men and the fabulous era they decorated so lavishly."

Title: The Legendary Mizners

Author: Johnston, Alva

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj and illustrations) Reginald Marsh

Categories: Biography/Autobiography,

Edition: Later Printing

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Young: (c.1953)

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 21022

Keywords: Wilson Mizner Addison Mizner Twenties Entrepreneurs Biography Brothers