New York: McDowell Obolensky, 1958-60. 1st Edition. 2 vols., octavo, publisher's gray and red cloth, spines stamped in black and gilt, top edges stained red, lavender endpapers, original dust jackets.
2-vol. set of writer James Agee's collected film criticism from his time as critic at the Nation and Time magazine in the 1940s (vol. I), and his later screenplays, with an introduction by director and actor John Huston, for whom he wrote scripts such as The African Queen and The Night of the Hunter. A journalist, poet and novelist, Agee posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize in 1958 for his novel A Death in the Family. Vol. I illustrated with filmstills featuring Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, and others, as well as drawings by Alsatian artist and writer Tomi Ungerer. Light toning to endpapers; unclipped dust jackets with light creasing to spine-ends. Near fine. Item #1109