Labor Dictionary: A Concise Encyclopedia of Labor Information by Professor Paul Hubert Casselman. From the library of Dorothy Comingore, labor activist, suspected communist and breakout Hollywood star of Citizen Kane.
Octavo, 554pp. Maroon cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. No later printings mentioned on copyright page. Significant sunning to spine and front panel. Foxing to endpapers, faint dampstain to lower front corner of text block, but with minimal impact to text. Paired with the publisher’s dust jacket, chipping along top edge, retail price blacked out on front flap, a very good example. Signed on the front free endpaper by Dorothy Comingore.
Dorothy Comingore (1913-1971) was the breakout star of Citizen Kane, the critically acclaimed film by Orson Welles. As her fame grew, so did the FBI’s attention to her suspected communist activities. In 1952 she declined to answer questions when called in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA), resulting in her being blacklisted from Hollywood. She never worked in Hollywood again and struggled with alcoholism in her later years.