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Fame: 31st Annual Audit of Personalities of Screen and Television (1963)

by Ivers, James D., ed

(31st Annual)

Price: $100.00
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  • Seller Inventory #: 25809
  • Format: Softcover
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Illustrator: (cover) George Procak
  • Edition: (31st Annual)
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Quigley Publishing Company
  • Place: New York/Hollywood/London
  • Date published: 1963
  • Keywords: Celebrities, Actors, Actresses, Hollywood, Television History

New York/Hollywood/London: Quigley Publishing Company. Very Good. 1963. (31st Annual). Softcover. [bottom right corner of front cover bent and a bit dog-eared (also affecting the first several pages), slight bump and minor damage to base of spine, no other significant wear]. Trade PB (B&W photographs, ads, graphics) A "Greats of the Year" compilation, a large-format paperback featuring numerous lists -- "The Famous Ten of the Screen," "The Money-Making Stars of 1962," "The Stars of Tomorrow," "Directors of the Champion Pictures," and so on, covering both motion pictures and television. Not exactly a comprehensive reference work (for that you would want the "Screen World" volume for the corresponding year), but at the same time a great picture of just Who was considered Who at that moment in entertainment history. (And of course from the publisher's point of view it provided another opportunity -- along with "anniversary editions" of the trade papers and the annual industry almanacs -- to extort, er, sell some ad space to those very people whose Fame was being touted. The several dozen personalities who were induced to take out (usually) full-page ads for themselves are conveniently indexed in the back of the volume.) Volumes in this series, which was published from 1934 through 1973, are quite uncommon. ****NOTE that additional shipping fees will be requested for international shipping of this heavy book, or for Priority Mail service to U.S. destinations. If this concerns you, please contact us for a shipping quote before placing your order. **** .