Behind the Scenes.
LEIGH Vivien.; MAUDE Cyril (1927.)
£350.00 [First Edition]
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Illustrations. First edition. 8vo., original blue cloth. London, John Murray.
Signed on the front free endpaper by the author on the frontispiece and by the following actors on the front free endpaper: Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Ivor Novello, Kay Hammond, John Clements, Ann Todd, Violet and Irene Vanburgh, Ralph Michael, Mabel Terry Lewis, Eva Moore, Beatrice Ferrar, and Roland Culver, among others. As manager of the Haymarket theatre Maude was very successful but his enormous public popularity was down to his various portrayals of old men, especially as Andrew Bullivant in 'Grumpy', a role he played over 1300 times. Cloth a little soiled, spine punctured a few cms from the tail.
Stock Code: 131318