Film Flam

Larry MCMURTRY

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Film Flam
Film Flam

INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY LARRY MCMURTRY, FIRST EDITION OF FILM FLAM

MCMURTRY, Larry. Film Flam. New York: Simon & Schuster, (1987). Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $400.

First edition of Larry McMurtry's collected essays on movies and screenwriting, inscribed and signed by him on the front free endpaper: "To Veta, my wild Hollywood youth. Larry McMurtry."

"Working in Hollywood," writes Larry McMurtry, "is like working in a city filled with immensely attractive children… Writers are expected to come and stay, even if 98 per cent of the time they spend here is totally wasted, along with tons of money." In the 21 essays collected here, 17 originally appearing in American Film, and four elsewhere, McMurtry offers his witty, hard-earned wisdom on Hollywood and the role of its "hired pen," the screenwriter. Author of over 25 books and 7 screenplays, McMurtry shared a 1971 Oscar nomination with director Peter Bogdanovich for their adaptation of McMurtry's novel, The Last Picture Show. Recipient Roswitha ("Veta") Mott is a member of the family that has run the antiquarian book business Howard S. Mott since 1936. McMurtry's well-known engagement with the rare book trade began in his twenties as a book scout, and he ran his own book store, Booked Up, for over 40 years.

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