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Elephant Dance.
London: Faber and Faber,, 1937.. With a preface by John Collier. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge red. With the photographic dust jacket. With 64 black and white illustrations from photographs taken by the crew of Elephant Boy. Spine ends a little worn, endpapers lightly tanned. An excellent copy in a mildly rubbed and toned jacket with a few small chips along head of spine and rear panel. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "From the 'Victorian', to the Harrisons. Frances H. Flaherty". An account of time spent in the state of Mysore during the making of Elephant Boy (1937). Following the success of The Man of Aran (1934), the author's husband, Robert Flaherty, was brought in by the British producer Alexander Korda to direct an adaption of Kipling's Toomai of the Elephants. However, "unhappy with the film's direction and progress, the producer finally replaced Flaherty with his brother Zoltan Korda, and Elephant Boy (1937) was completed at a studio in England" (ODNB).
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