The Moon's a Balloon [*SIGNED*]

By: Niven, David

Price: $300.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

[light shelfwear, binding slightly shaken; jacket shows a touch of wear along bottom edge, mild sun-browning to spine]. (B&W photographs) INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the ffep by the legendary actor, to the equally legendary M-G-M makeup wizard William Tuttle: "For the dreaded / 'William' / who tried to make / me look human back / in 1934 and failed -- / but then he couldn't / do it now either! / Love / David / Nov. 1975." (The book also bears Tuttle's stamped ownership signature on the front pastedown.) The first of Niven's two memoirs. The 1934 reference in the inscription, if that's an accurate date, would need some deeper research to run down; Tuttle at that time was an apprentice makeup man, just starting out at M-G-M, where he would spend most of his career, and Niven's career still consisted mostly of small bits and extra roles. (He did work in several pictures at M-G-M about that time, though, including MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY.) Signed by Author

Title: The Moon's a Balloon [*SIGNED*]

Author: Niven, David

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Ben Feder, Inc.

Categories: Cinema: Biography,

Edition: 3rd impression

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18282

Keywords: Actors Autobiography Signed