Jimmy Shine. Murray Schisgal.

INSCRIBED BY DUSTIN HOFFMAN

Jimmy Shine.

New York: Atheneum, [1969].

Book Club edition. 136 pp. 8vo. INSCRIBED BY DUSTIN HOFFMAN. Red leather grained cloth in two dustjackets with nick to spine Item #238730

INSCRIBED by the play's star, Dustin Hoffman, to agent Mark Fleischman, with a reference to Schisgal's play LUV: “I am grateful (truly) / Luv, / Dustin / Thank you, Mark / (9-1-69).
Hoffman, after years of struggle, had just burst into fame with his portrayal of Benjamin Braddock in Mike Nichols' THE GRADUATE. The titlar role in JIMMY SHINE was Hoffman's first Broadway lead and was followed by his Oscar-nominated role in MIDNIGHT COWBOY.

A fine association, at a critical moment in the career of one of the great actors of his generation.

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