Author:Lambert, Gavin


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Norma Shearer: A Life

By: Lambert, Gavin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22180

ISBN: 0-394-55158-3

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj

(price-clipped) [good sound copy, light foxing/soiling to edges of text block, former owner's name and address on ffep; jacket a little scuffed and surface-worn, but no tears or other blemishes]. (B&W photographs) Biography of "the First Lady of MGM" (or, with a little more edge, "Queen of the Lot"), whose favored status at the studio, often attributed (somewhat unfairly) to the power of her husband Irving Thalberg, culminated when at the rather advanced age of 33 she won the part of Juliet in the 1936 film version of "Romeo and Juliet," released mere days before Irvin... View more info

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The Slide Area: Scenes of Hollywood Life

By: Lambert, Gavin

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1959

Edition: 1st (U.S.) edition

Seller ID: 15169

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dj

[nice solid book, minimal shelfwear, very faint dampstain at top left-hand corner of front cover, small bookseller's label at bottom of rear pastedown (Brown Book Shop, Houston TX); jacket has matching dampstain (internal) at upper left of front panel, moderate wrinkling along top edge (front and rear panels), triangular chip at top of spine (taking away part of first T in book's title)]. Not quite a novel -- really six individual stories, "interlinking" per the dust jacket (but not terribly so) -- and not entirely about Hollywood per se, although it's certainly a highspot in the Holl... View more info