Title Dancing in the Dark
Publisher New York Quadrangle/New York Times Book Company 1974
Seller ID 16861E
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author, Howard Dietz, beneath the title on the title page: “Words by Howard Dietz.” Additionally signed and inscribed on the dedication page, by the dedicatee, costume designer and wife of Howard Dietz, Lucinda Ballard. Her inscription reads: “Lucinda Ballard, Nov. 30, 1974, with Best Wishes.” Lucinda Ballard was well-known in the world of the theatre, and won Tony Awards in 1947 for Best Costumes for "Happy Birthday," "Another Part of the Forest," "Street Scene," "John Loves Mary," and "The Chocolate Soldier" and in 1962 as Best Costume Designer for "The Gay Life." She worked briefly in film, on Portrait of Jennie in 1948 and on A Streetcar Named Desire, for which she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Costume Design - Black & White. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. The excellent memoirs of the lyricist of such songs as “Dancing In the Dark”, “That's Entertainment”, “Alone Together”, “Give Me Something To Remember You By”, “I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan”, “By Myself”, etc. Dietz was head of publicity at MGM studios created the studio's logo, Leo the Lion, and the studio's motto. This autobiography reveals that he knew virtually everyone on Broadway and in Hollywood. Excellent illustrations.