In My Solitude 1st Ed ** From Library of Director Roy Ward Baker **


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 David Stuart LeslieIn My Solitude First UK Edition 1st Impression Published By Hutchinson London 1960….. The book came from the personal library of Hollywood Film Director Roy Ward Baker (See Pictures)  

Condition Of Book and Dust-Jacket: This is a Very Good Copy of this Book in a Very Good – Dust-Jacket,with a few small nicks and tears to the outer edges of the wrapper.Not price clipped.This copy was acquired from the impressive private library of Roy Ward Baker (and bears his Roy Baker Productions slip on the front endpaper) He started in the film industry as a tea 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,8vo 236pp First Edition 1st Impression his is a Very Good Copy of this Book in black cloth with silver title lettering to spine in a Very Good Dust-Jacket with one tape repair made to closed tear to the head of spine and with only light rubbing to the outer edges of the dust-jacket,with slight shadiness to the white of the rear panel.Price clipped,with NO previous names or inscriptions present.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness and there is no leaning or rolling to spine.Contents of the book remain clean internally with a little faint spotting to the pre-lims and to the fore-edge of the book.Decent copy for the collector 8vo 256pp First Edition 1st Impression 

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From Library of Hollywood Director