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1 ARZNER, DOROTHY, FREDERIC MARCH, RUTH CHATTERTON, & TIMOTHY SHEA Sarah and Son - By Timothy Shea - Accompanied by a Copy of the Photoplay Edition In Dust Jacket
New York Dodd Mead 1929 
First Edition, First Printing. This copy was signed by the 1930 film cast including the film director Dorothy Arzner, Fredric March, Ruth Chatterton and Billy Kaplan to Philippe DeLacy, who played young Bobby in the movie. Fredric March, (who would later win two best actor Academy Awards has written): "To my constant nephew and favorite son - Philippe - Fredric March." Ruth Chatterton, who was nominated for a best actress Oscar for this movie, wrote: "Love to Philippe from "Sarah" Ruth Chatterton." Perhaps the most significant inscription is that of Hollywood's first major woman film director, Dorothy Arzner who wrote: "To Philippe, the perfect "son" for Sarah and a fine little actor - Dorothy Arzner." Very good tight copy, spine slightly faded in a very good dust jacket. Accompanied by a 1930 Photoplay Edition of the Sarah and Son novel illustrated with photographic scenes from the film in the original colorful dust jacket depicting Ruth Chatterton and Philippe DeLacy. Additionally, included is a DVD of this rare Paramount film The movie was released in 1930. Sarah Storm, a lonely and impoverished singer, marries Jim Gray, with whom she teams up in vaudeville, but he is unable to support her or get a loan from wealthy John Ashmore. Angered by her reproval, he disappears with their baby; she is befriended by Cyril, another singer, with whom she builds a new act. Later, at a hospital where she goes to entertain wounded marines, Sarah discovers Jim; and, dying, he breathes Ashmore's name. Through her lawyer, Howard Vanning, who has fallen in love with her, Sarah finds the Ashmores, and since they deny that Bobby, their 11-year-old boy, is her son, Howard persuades her to continue her vocal studies in Europe. She returns an operatic success but insists on seeing the boy; and the Ashmores substitute a deafmute. She understands the deception; Bobby runs away to join Vanning; but when the Ashmores come to claim him, Sarah realizes he is her child. She and the boy are then victims of a motorboat accident; but Howard rescues them, and they all find happiness together. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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