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Home Talent

by Hale, Louise Closser

First Edition

Price: $65.00
from: ReadInk

  • Seller Inventory #: 19488
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: (c.1926)
  • Keywords: NOISBN, Actresses, Theatre, Theatrical Troupes, Small Towns

New York: Henry Holt and Company. Near Fine. (c.1926). First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . (no dust jacket) [light bumping at top rear corner and top of spine, otherwise a nice clean copy with no significant wear; vintage bookseller's label (Paul Elder & Co., San Francisco) at bottom corner of rear pastedown]. A novel of the theatre, centering around a small-town troupe in the fictional Midwestern town of High Platte and the dreams of some of its younger members for the greater glories of the big-city footlights. The author was a successful actress herself, who settled in Hollywood after leaving the stage and enjoyed an extremely active late-in-life career as a character player in early talkies, including small roles in SHANGHAI EXPRESS, DINNER AT EIGHT and numerous other films. She also authored about half a dozen novels, plus a handful of travel books that were illustrated by her husband, artist Walter Hale (1869-1917); the latter books are relatively easy to find, her novels considerably less so. .