** Signed Copy ** Julian Symons A.J.A. Symons Plus SIGNED letter 1950

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Julian Symons: A.J.A. Symons His Life and Speculations First UK Edition 1st Impression Published By Eyre & Spottiswoode London 1950…..

This copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Julian Symons to Film Director Roy Ward Baker Plus there is a Signed Autographed Laid in at the front of the book….Rare with this association

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Condition Of Book: This is a Very Good Copy of this book in reddish brown cloth with gilt 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 and this copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED to him by Symons on the front endpaper and the inscription reads. ” Roy From Julian one for the Library Shelf November 1960 ” There is also a SIGNED handwritten letter from the Author to Roy Baker Laid in at the front of the book.Roy ward Baker started life 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.Scarce SIGNED association copy 8vo 283pp First Edition 1st Impression 

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