Item #409268 The Gay Mortician. Milton M. RAISON.
The Gay Mortician
The Gay Mortician
Dedication Copy

The Gay Mortician

Hollywood: Murray & Gee, 1946. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 8vo. Original cloth; printed dust jacket. Jacket spine slightly darkened, some light soiling and wear at extremities. A near-fine copy. Item #409268

First edition. The dedication copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Ethel & Bill Drake who need only look at the dedication to see what I think of the family – Love Milton Raison." The printed dedication reads: "For William A. Drake My Favorite Pundit." Drake was an American screenwriter who wrote 7 films between 1932 and 1939. His best-known work is the 1932 film Grand Hotel, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Raison wrote over 70 screenplays for films in addition to his series of mysteries about the character Tony Woolrich.

Price: $250.00