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Booth Tarkington On Plays Playwrights Playgoers, 1959 Editor Alan S. Downer

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On Plays, Playwrights, and Playgoers, 1959, edited by Alan S. Downer consists of  Selections of Letters by Booth Tarkington to George Tyler and John Peter Toohey, 1918 - 1925. This a first edition.

There are 13 black and white production photos from Tarkington plays featuring Helen Hayes, Alfred Lunt and Leslie Howard.

The purpose of the book was to promote the acquisition of these letters by the Princeton University Library. It also, however, shows clearly the efforts of a successful novelist and playwright to discover new subject matter and techniques for dramas to promote the careers of such new actors as Hayes, Lunt and Howard.

This copy has a dust jacket with a serious tear and shelf wear, but the green cloth book is in fine condition, marred only by the partial removal of a book plate. The book has 100 pages and measures 6 1/4 inches by 5/8 of an inch by  9 1/2 inches.

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