* Signed * Peter Noble Reflected Gory 1st/1st 1958

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Peter Noble : Reflected Glory First UK Edition 1st Impression Published By Jarrolds London 1958………….Signed and Inscribed by Peter Noble to Film Director Roy Ward Baker and His Wife Joan on the Front Endpaper………..    (see pictures) 

Condition Of Book and Dust-Wrapper: This is a Very Good + Copy of this book in Publisher’s maroon cloth boards with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Very Good Dust-Jacket that has one tiny chip to head of spine and one closed tear to the top edge of the upper cover.Not price clipped.The book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness.This copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Peter Noble to the Film Director Roy Ward Baker and his wife on the Front endpaper.It was acquired from his own personal Library Baker started in the film industry as a tea boy,but worked his way up to the level of asssistant 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 title particularly with this close association,8vo 235pp First Edition 1st Impression [1958] 
 



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