First edition of Memories by Ethel Barrymore, inscribed to Frank Sinatra. Octavo, x, 310pp. Maroon boards, black cloth spine, title in gilt on spine, with authors signature in gilt on front panel. Stated “First Edition” on copyright page. Frontispiece portrait opposite title page. In publishers first edition dust jacket, $4.00 on front flap, near fine with bright illustrations. Inscribed by author Ethel Barrymore to Frank Sinatra: “For Frankie – With love – from Ethel Barrymore. 1955.” Includes laid-in note with address for Mrs. Barrymore.
Comments: Frank Sinatra and Ethel Barrymore starred together in Young At Heart in 1955, opposite Doris Day. Mrs. Barrymore passed away in 1959. Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) was an actor, singer, producer and political supporter. He is considered by many to be the “greatest singer of the 20th Century.” In 2018, Sotheby’s auctioned off part of the estate of Frank Sinatra’s wife, Barbara Sinatra. This collection included numerous pieces from their homes in Los Angeles, Malibu and Palm Springs. This book came from the personal collection of the family.