The Great White Hope : A Play

James Earl Jones Signature

Publisher Dial Press
Year 1968
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 265
Binding Hardcover
Condition Near Fine
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Dial Press, 1968. FIRST EDITION. Excellent condition, black cloth with very bright silver and red spine titles. Original dust jacket, not clipped, in mylar protective cover. Based on the tumultuous career of Jack Johnson, who in 1908 became the first Negro heavyweight champion of the world. The Great White Hope won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander reprised their stage roles in the Martin Ritt film with the screenplay by Sackler. Very scarce first edition. Title character star of Broadway and motion picture version James Earl Jones signature in black pen on index card laid-in. (Includes certificate of authenticity.) 265 pages.