New York: Carroll & Graf, 1993. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (9 x 6"). 349, pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over half black cloth and paper covered boards, with silver lettering to spine. Title page inscribed and signed by Richard Fleischer.
"This classy, sardonic memoir by a big-time movie director will stand as one of the few true narratives of the movie business..
Richard Fleischer has directed almost fifty films. "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," "The Vikings," "Compulsion," "Doctor Dolittle," "The Boston Strangler," "Tora! Tora! Tora!," and "The New Centurions" are only a few of his hits. He first went to Hollywood in 1945 and over the years worked with and for John Wayne, Walt Disney, Howard Hughes, Robert Mitchum, Rex Harrison, James Mason, Kirk Douglas, Darryl Zanuck, Sidney Poitier, Charlton Heston, Jane Russell, Tony Curtis, Laurence Olivier, Akira Kurosawa, and Orson Welles, among others.
Richard Fleischer tells of his forty-five plus years in the ego capital of the world by relating a series of the best stories you'll ever hear (and have never heard before) about legendary personalities and how they behaved (and misbehaved) during the course of making a movie." (From the Publishers).
Dust-jacket, binding and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #44961