NP, n/d. Limited edition. 1/997. 8vo. Brown suede with gold lettering on cover protected by mylar jacket. Top third of mylar on front, and 1" x 1" part on back of mylar missing. Pulling to top and bottom edges of suede. Tail of spine chipped. Decorated endpapers. Title-page: "Joseph M. Schenk presents Norma Talmadge in "Kiki" with Ronald Colman. Screen Story by Hans Kraly. Based on the Stakge Play "Kiki." Written by Andre Picard and David Belasco. A Clarence Brown Production. A First National Picture." Illustrated with two tipped-in reproductions of b/w photographs; one of the director Clarence Brown, and the other of the leading lady Norma Talmadge, as well as 35 full-page captioned reproductions of photos from the film. Binding in good, interior in very good condition. 3 pages of reviews of the film from various newspapers of the time in rear of book. Rare limited edition looking at this classic 1926 silent film based on Andre Picard's play. g. Item #20151
"Norma Talmadge's marvelous portrayal of this amazing, audacious, heart-winning waif stamps "Kiki" as the famous star's greatest success. "No other actress on the cinema today could play this character with the artistry and faithfulness of interpretation that Norma has put into the role," declares David Belasco, who made the famous stage production of "Kiki" which ran two years on Broadway. Sumptuously screened with a splendid cast including Ronald Colman, "Kiki" presents all the glamour of Paris - all the glitter of behind-the-scenes in a famous French Revue - and a peppy, punchy, smashing, sure-fire story, tense in every scene!"