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#667 - Giant

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Dean, Taylor, Hudson, and others sign the classic Ferber novel
Description                           Estimate: $4,500+          

Signed book: Giant. Later printing (Cardinal Edition). NY: Pocket Books, Inc., 1953. Paperback, 4.25 x 6.5, 389 pages. Signed and inscribed on the front and back of the first four opening pages, as well as on the inside front and back covers, in various colored ballpoint by twenty-six cast and crew members of the 1956 film Giant, with the majority of actors adding their character names. The half-title page bears signatures of the three main stars: “James Dean, ‘Jett Rink,’” “Elizabeth Taylor, ‘Leslie,’” and “Rock Hudson—Bick.” Other signers include: George Stevens, Fred Guiol, Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills, Mercedes McCambridge, Earl Holliman, Robert Nichols, Alexander Scourby, Fran Bennett, Charles Watts, Elsa Cardenas, Monte Hale, Mary Ann Edwards, Victor Millan, Pilar Del Rey, Maurice Jara, Ana Maria Majaica, Felipe Turich, Valley Keene, and three others. Also included is a blue ballpoint signature, “Dennis Hooper, (‘Jordy Jr.’),” an off-white 4.25 x 4 slip. In very good to fine condition, with wear to the covers and toning to interior pages, not adversely affecting the remarkable assemblage of signatures. Consignor notes that the original recipient worked on the set of the movie Giant as a bus boy during production in Marfa, Texas. Inspired by Edna Ferber’s classic 1952 novel, Giant was considered a huge success by both crowds and critics alike, amassing a total of ten Oscar nominations with Director George Stevens taking home the film’s only prize. Giant has since become best remembered as James Dean’s final performance in a leading role; the actor died at the age of twenty-four, only ten days before the film’s New York premiere. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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