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    Signed by the Cast of Giant, Including Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, and Rock Hudson

    [Cast-Signed Book]. Edna Ferber. Giant. New York: Pocket Books, Inc., [1953]. Later mass market paperback (Cardinal) edition. Signed by members of the cast of the classic 1956 Warner Brothers film, including Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Jane Withers (inscribed: "For Don-/My Sincere Wishes/Jane Withers (Vashti)"), Mercedes McCambridge ("For Don/Mercedes McCambridge"), as well as director George Stevens, special effects designer Harold Webb ("Best Wishes Don/Harold Webb"). These signatures are on the inside of the front cover as well as the facing page. On the inside of the rear cover manuscript notes by the recipient, in which he makes notes on various crew members, as well as his personal inscription: "This book autographed/for Don R. Russell/May 1955/While on set location of/Warner Bros. Movie "Giant"/at Marfa, Texas", and a note by him to mail a tire ashtray to Jane Withers' father in West Los Angeles. Small octavo. [vi],389, [1, blank], [4, ads] pages. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers somewhat worn, with some creasing as well as some chipping and scuffing to rear wrapper. First leaf apparently missing (no apparent loss of any autographs, leading us to believe that this leaf was excised before the book was autographed). Ink name ("James") on the second leaf near Rock Hudson's signature, in an unknown hand. Original recipient's small ownership sticker on inside of rear cover, partially obscuring some of his notes. Text leaves toned, some soiled or mildly damaged. A good copy. Housed in full brown morocco clamshell case. From the John McLaughlin/Book Sail Collection.

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