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An Exceptional Collection of Eleven Rupert Hughes Books, with SIGNED AND INSCRIBED Presentations to Will H. Hays,  of Hollywood's  "Hays Code " Fame by  Rupert Hughes - Signed First Edition - 1912 - from Dale Steffey Books (SKU: 006832)

An Exceptional Collection of Eleven Rupert Hughes Books, with SIGNED AND INSCRIBED Presentations to Will H. Hays, of Hollywood's "Hays Code " Fame

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An Exceptional Collection of Eleven Rupert Hughes Books, with SIGNED AND INSCRIBED Presentations to Will H. Hays, of Hollywood's "Hays Code " Fame

by Hughes, Rupert

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New York: Harpers, The Century Co., A.L Burt, Grosset & Dunlap , 1912. A wonderful collection of 11 Hollywood Association Copies. Rupert Hughes was the uncle of Howard Hughes and a prolific novelist, film director, and Oscar-nominated Hollywood screen writer. Will H. Hays managed Warren G. Hardings successful campaign for the Presidency of the U.S. and was subsequently appointed Postmaster General. After a year in that position, he resigned to become most famously known as the first President of Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), which under his guidance published a blacklist of actors and workers studios should not hire, inserted moral clauses into actors' contracts, and published an informal list of suggested guidelines for film producers. When the Catholic Church formed its Legion of Decency and threatened nationwide boycotts of movies, Hays installed a more formal production code, called the Hays Code( later simply "The Code"), which became the virtual law of Hollywood until the 1960s. The 11 books are SIGNED AND INSCRIBED variously "To Will Hays...from his devoted friend...the eternal boy...from his devoted admirer...with the affection of...with the admiration of...with the high respect and warm friendship of..."etc. The 11 titles are : "The Last Rose of Summer" (Harpers, NY, 1914, 1st, NF/NF), "Clipped Wings" (Harpers, NY, later ptg., 1916, NF/NF) "What Will People Say?" (Harpers, NY, 1st, 1914, VG/None), "The Old Nest" ( Century Co, NY, 1st, 1912, VG/None), "The Lovely Ducklings" (A.L. Burt, NY, reprint, 1928, NF/NF), "The Lakerim Athletic Club"( Century Co., NY, reprint, 1925, NF/NF), "The Old Home Town"( A.L. Burt, NY, reprint, 1926, NF/NF), "In a Little Town" (A.L. Burt, NY, reprint, 1917, VG/None), "The Unpardonable Sin"(Harpers, NY, 1918, 1st, VG/None), "Momma and Other Unimportant People"( Harpers, NY, 1st, 1920, VG/None), and ""She Goes to War"(Grosset & Dunlap, NY, reprint, 1929, NF/VG+. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8v0. Association Copy.

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Bookseller
Dale Steffey Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
006832
Title
An Exceptional Collection of Eleven Rupert Hughes Books, with SIGNED AND INSCRIBED Presentations to Will H. Hays, of Hollywood's "Hays Code " Fame
Author
Hughes, Rupert
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harpers, The Century Co., A.L Burt, Grosset & Dunlap
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1912
Bookseller catalogs
Literature; Archives and Collections;
Size
8v0

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