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Samuel Fuller
The Dark Page by SAMUEL FULLER ~ First Edition 1944 ~ 1st Printing ~ Noir ~ Sam
New York: 1950. The Dark Page by Samuel Fuller First edition, first printing in unclipped dust jacket of a novel by the cult director New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1944. [vi], 250 pp. Original navy cloth lettered in red. First edition, first printing. [Johnson The Dark Page II p. 68].Near Fine with two small stains to top edge, dust-soiling to edges, in a unfaded, vividly colored Very Good+ example of the rare dust jacket, small hole in spine panel, a few small tears near head, two tiny dampstains to back panel, a little wear and pencil checkmark to spine panel, light foxing to flaps, unclipped. The breakthrough crime novel by Samuel Fuller, who had just barely augmented his income as a reporter with three earlier unsuccessful novels. After kicking around Hollywood as a script whose rights holder was director Howard Hawks, the rights were sold and it was made into the 1952 film noir Scandal Sheet. Fuller went on to direct a number of genre films, belatedly gaining critical acclaim for his singular "tabloid" style. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books (burnsiderarebooks) [Portland, Oregon, United States]
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