* Hollywood's * Roy Ward Baker's Copy The Pale Horse By Stephen Watts 1st 1943


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Author: Stephen Watts (Signed and Inscribed to Hollywood Director Roy Ward Baker)  Title: The Pale Horse    Publication:First Edition 1st Impression Published By Macmillan and Co London 1943……………………(See Pictures) Condition Of Book: This is a Very Good Copy of this book in blue cloth with mauve title lettering to spine.No dust-jacket.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness.This copy was acquired from the impressive private library of Film Director Roy Ward Baker who was a personal friend of Stephen Watts and the book has been SIGNED and INBSCRIBED by Watts to Roy Baker on the front endpaper and reads . ” To Roy with hopes that every story will make a smash hit Stephen Watts ” .Roy Ward Baker started in the film industry as a gofar boy,but worked his way up to the level of as assistant director on Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes (1938).He served in the Army during World War II, transferring to the Army Kinematograph Unit in 1943. One of his superiors at the time was novelist Eric Ambler who insisted on Baker being given his first big break directing The October Man, from an Ambler screenplay, in 1947.Ambler also adapted Walter Lord’s A Night to Remember for Baker’s 1958 screen version.His next two films, The Weaker Sex and Paper Orchid (1949) were popular but overshadowed by the success of Morning Departure (1950), also featuring John Mills.Baker worked for three years at Fox where he directed Marilyn Monroe in Don’t Bother to Knock 1952. He returned to the UK in 1953 and continued to work on films.He worked for television during the 1960s. He directed episodes of The Avengers, The Saint, The Persuaders and Minder.Rare signed association copy 8vo 211pp First Edition 1st Impression [1943]

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