The Barker [Photoplay Edition]

By: Nicholson, Kenyon

Price: $50.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[small bump/nick in top edge of front cover, minor derioration of cloth at spine end, tiny bookseller's label (The Dayton Company) at top of ffep; jacket moderately edgeworn, with a handful of tiny nicks and closed edge-tears]. (8 B&W film stills) Novelization/tie-in with the 1928 First National film, a silent film with talking sequences. Directed by George Fitzmaurice, it was about a carnival barker (Milton Sills) who sends his son (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) to law school in hopes of providing him with a better life; the son, however, gets a summer job with the carnival and falls in love with a co-worker (Dorothy Mackaill). This book version was adapted by the author from his original stage play. Illustrated by eight stills from the film; young Fairbanks appears in six of them. NOTE that this particular photoplay edition seems to have been issued in three different book/jacket combinations: (1) with a George H. Doran Co. imprint, with 4 stills, and with a jacket using the artwork from the Doran first edition; (2) a Grosset & Dunlap imprint, with 8 stills, with the same Doran-artwork jacket; and (3) this iteration, also with 8 stills but with a movie-specific jacket, by Skrenda, depicting Milton Sills as he appeared in the movie. Davis (p. 15) states that the latter is the more common, but based on what I see in the current marketplace, I'm not so sure; plus, the Skrenda artwork makes this version the "best."

Title: The Barker [Photoplay Edition]

Author: Nicholson, Kenyon

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj) Skrenda

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition Thus

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: [1928] (c.1927/1926)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 23606

Keywords: New Orleans Carnivals Vintage Fiction Milton Sills Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Silent Films Photoplay Edition