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Queen of the Ritz [*SIGNED*]

by Marx, Samuel

First Edition

Price: $30.00
from: ReadInk


  • Seller Inventory #: 22972
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj
  • Illustrator: (dj design) Gail Ash
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0491022069
  • ISBN 13: 9780491022064
  • Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company
  • Place: Indianapolis/New York
  • Date published: (c.1978)
  • Keywords: 0491022069, Paris, Twenties, World War II, Hotels, Biography, Signed

Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company. Near Fine in Very Good dj. (c.1978). First Edition. Hardcover. 0491022069 . [light wear to book at spine extremities and a couple of corners; jacket shows some wear along right edge of front panel, moderate dog-earing at both ends of spine (see NOTE about the dust jacket)]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To Bill -- / So go ahead, make / movies about the Algonquin! / Your friend, / Sam Marx." The long-time MGM story editor's biography of his aunt, "the moving, frequently funny, always fast-paced" biography of his aunt, Blanche Auzello, "who with her husband Claude ran the famous Ritz Hotel in Paris during the halcyon twenties and thirties and into the cruel forties of the German Occupation." (The "Bill" to whom this copy is inscribed was film producer William Allyn (1927-1999); the inscription is probably an allusion to some unrealized project of his, since there's nothing among his credits matching that description.) NOTE that although this is the American edition of the book, for some unknown reason it bears the dust jacket of the British (W.H. Allen) edition. Signed by Author .