South Brunswick; New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1977. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (10 3/4 x 8 1/4"). 192pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over black cloth, with silver lettering to spine. Front free endpaper signed by Vincente Minnelli.
First edition of this study focusing on the precise nature of "Vincente Minnelli's contribution to the musical genre and the exact methods entailed by describing and analyzing his musicals, thereby deriving his style and aesthetic, evaluating their significance, all the while understanding and appreciating the nature of the musical genre." (From the Publishers).
DJ slightly rubbed along edges. Lower front corner slightly bumped (not affecting pages throughout). Small previous owner's stamp at lower margin of front free endpaper (Cinema Bookshop, Inc. Hollywood). DJ in overall good, binding and interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #44977