London: Chapman & Hall, nd.
Frontispiece. 122 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed by Ramon Novarro to Ronald Colman. Bound in full blue morocco with elaborate gilt stamping and inlaid leather strapwork, floral silk endpapers, a.e.g., front hinge and extremities rubbed. Item #54302
Inscribed on front end paper:
“To Ronald Colman on his birthday. The meditation of ‘a Christian without knowing it.’ Ramon Novarro”
Colman (1891-1958) and Novarro (1899-1968) were friends, and their film careers ran along similar lines. Both had come to Hollywood at the start of the 1920s, and by the mid-decade had triumphed in perhaps their most famous roles: Novarro as Ben Hur (1925) and Colman as Beau Geste (1926). They went on to play numerous romantic leads. By the end of the 1930s Novarro’s star had waned, but Colman’s blazed on until his death. In the 1950s he played a college president in the TV series The Halls of Ivy
A fine association piece.
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