First edition of The Story Of The Films by Joseph P. Kennedy, in scarce first state dust jacket.
Octavo, xxi, 377pp. Green cloth, title stamped in gilt. Bookseller’s small tag on front free endpaper. In publisher’s near fine dust jacket, blue and silver foil, previous fold line on both flaps, light wear to top edge at spine, an exceptional example of this scarce jacket.
This rare volume was edited by Joseph P. Kennedy, the father of President John F. Kennedy. At the time, Kennedy was the head of FBO Pictures. Notable contributors include director Cecil B. DeMille, Adolph Zukor (founder of Paramount Pictures), William Fox (founder of Fox Film Corporation), and Harry M. Warner (founder of Warner Bros.).