Fine in nea jacket. Firts edition. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "5/1/72 For John _____/ with all best wishes! / Don Dunn". Hardcover. 335 pp. Illustrated with photos. Fine in bright, crisp dust jacket with a couple minor flaws to the spine strip and one corner. Remarkably uncommon theatre history, the story of the famous play "No, No, Nanette". The play, a smash hit musical comedy when it opened on Broadway (after considerable revamping during a year-long Chicago run) and in the West End in 1925, was based on a 1919 play by Frank Mandel named "My Lady Friends". Mandel, along with Otto Harbach, wrote the book for "Nanette". Among the musical number by Harbach and Irving Caesar was the still familiar "Tea For Two". It is a popular myth that theater impresario Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees to finance the production, bringing "The Curse of The Bambino down upon the Red Sox franchise (the sale was actually made to finance "My Lady Friends"). The play was made into films in 1930 (with ZaZu pitts) and again in 1950 (with Doris Day and Gordon MacRae) and revived on Broadway in 1971 to considerable critical acclaim. This production as supervised by aging Hollywood musical extravaganza Busby Berkley and starred early film star Ruby Keeler.
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