Canned Goods As Caviar, 1985 Gerald Weales
Canned Goods As Caviar American Film Comedies of the 1930s, 1985 by Gerald Weales is a detailed analysis of 12 enduring comedies of the decade:
City Lights, 1931; She Done Him Wrong, 1933; Duck Soup, 1934; It's a Gift, 1934; Steamboat Round the Bend, 1935; Ruggles of Red Gap, 1935; Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, 1936; My Man Godfrey, 1936; Libeled Lady, 1936; Nothing Sacred, 1937; Bringing Up Baby, 1938, Destry Rides Again, 1939
Abundantly researched, illustrated with photographs, and fully anecdotal, this book is the result of the most fond memories of a self-confessed "methodological pack rat and unrepentant eclecticist," also an "excuse to spend some time with folks like Mae West, Carole Lombard, Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers."
This paperback is in firm condition with some shelf wear, a little foxing, no tears, and signed by the author with this comment to an old friend - "Have a good cry."
The book measures 6 inches by 9 inches by 7/8 inch and has 386 pages. Excellent black and white pictures introduce each chapter.