VG. 1 page signed typed letter on letterhead from author to Jack Gilford enclosing book & solicitiing brief statement. Hollywood memoir by child actor. Harper & Row, New York, 1984. 253 pages. Illustrations absent. 8.5 x 5.5", paperback. Uncorrected proof.
Fine in fine dust jacket. Harper & Row, New York, NY, 1984. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Fine/Fine-, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 303pgs(Index). A faint 1" long crease on DJ front cover near top edge, o.w. clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Hollywood child stars. Price unclipped. ISBN 0060153490 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
As New in Fine dust jacket. 0060153490. This specific hardback book is in like new condition with a hard board cover that has sharp edges and corners and has a tight binding. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. The dust jacket is in fine condition with little wear if any. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes for shipment and ship daily with tracking numbers.; "Dickie Moore is best known for appearing in The Little Rascals, but he also graced films like Blonde Venus, So Big, and Sergeant York. He wasn't the biggest of the child stars, but he certainly mingled with great stars and suffered the consequences of having fame at such a young age. This book is not a biography although Moore does relate some childhood experiences and lightly grazes on moments from later in life, always relating them to the effect stardom had on them. The book is filled with interviews from countless other child stars like Natalie Wood, Edith Fellows, Shirley Temple, Donald O'Connor, Jane Powell, Mickey Rooney, Jackie Coogan, etc etc. Each provide insight into the main theme of the book: how are child stars supposed to have "rosebuds" (a symbol from the film Citizen Kane) when they didn't have normal childhoods? The book is highly entertaining and it takes an interesting slant on delving into some of the brightest stars of the Depression era and later. It is by no means an auto-biography or a monumental study; it is simply a therapeutic exploration by a famous child star."; 9.20 X 6 X 1.10 inches; 303 pages.
I didn't know who Dick Moore was when i bought the book. It was a library Bag sale and it was just one of the books i picked up. I never expected it to be this good. Alright most child actorss don't turn out good books. Moore has such a witty and funny tone that one cannot help, but fall in love with the writing. He has a very playful tone that brings a smile to a reader's lips.
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