Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1973. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s gray leatherette, spine stamped in silver, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
First edition of poet, playwright, and theater producer Ron Offen’s biography of the towering cinematic icon. Published shortly after the release of The Godfather (1972), Brando details the actor's childhood, his big break in 1946 starring in George Bernard Shaw's "Candida," which led to his leading role in Elia Kazan’s A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), his rise to international fame, the waning of his star in the 1960s, and the revival of his career in the early 1970s. Notoriously private, Brando never gave interviews on personal matters, making Offen’s task difficult. Illustrated with black-and-white photos and film stills; with complete filmography. Some foxing to top edge of textblock; unclipped dust jacket with moderate rubbing and light edgewear. Very good. Item #7206