New York: Timbre Books, 1985. Revised Edition. Octavo, publisher's printed stiff paper wraps.
Expanded edition of "New Hollywood" filmmaker Bogdanovich's 1973 essay collection, warmly inscribed: "For – /All the Best for the 90's & 2000's/In admiration/Peter Bogdanovich '94." Includes considerations of Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Preston Sturges, Ernst Lubitsch, B-movies, Chuck Jones, Frank Sinatra, Sal Mineo, and others. Bogdanovich's own films include The Last Picture Show, What's Up, Doc?, Paper Moon, and Mask. The essays here were originally written for Esquire magazine, many while Bogdanovich was still principally a film critic and a programmer for the Museum of Modern Art (he began his filmmaking career in1968, under the tutelage of B-movie legend Roger Corman). This expanded edition (a paperback original) includes five additional essays, as well as a new foreword, afterword, and short interludes and reminscences. Also with an index, and an introduction by Esquire commissioning editor Harold Hayes. Light scuffing and general wear. Very good. Item #123