Walt Disney, Eisenhower, Betty White, Rock Hudson, Many More
Grayson, NY, 1958. FIRST EDITION, first printing stated. 5 ½” x 8 ¾”. Good solid complete condition. White faux leather boards with gilt and black titles, upper spine end tear, few pages dark spots obviously due to previously having clippings (recipes?) laid in. Hand signed by author with association inscription to one of the celebrity participants of the book (John Martin, business man – Heublein - credited with gaining the first popularity of vodka within the US “To Jack Martin, With my very best wishes, Helen Dunn” as well as the signature and notation of page where their bio is listed by former owner “Jane Martin”, page of their bio has hand made corrections – a great association copy. A most interesting and unqiue vintage look at the 1950’s through bios and favorite recipes of a diverse range of noted celebrities of the era including : President Eisenhower, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, Walt Disney, Rock Hudson, Sid Caesar, and yes, a celebrity of note more than a half century back - Betty White! Foreword by Harry Hershfield, index, most intriguing list of well known restaurants of the era, list of unusual drinks, profusely illustrated in b&w with photos of celebrities and drawings. Overall a great and different look back at the 1950’s through biographies of “celebrities” of that era and their favorite recipes. 234 pages.