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Theory and Technique of Playwriting, John Howard Lawson

Author Name    John Howard Lawson

Title   Theory and Technique of Playwriting

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Good

Type   Book

Edition   1st Edition

Size   8vo - over 7 - 9

Publisher   New York G. P. Putnam 1936

Seller ID   000169

New York: G.P. Putnam, 1936. Stated 3rd impression. Hardcover, 8vo - measures 8-1/4" x 5-1/2" wide. Navy blue boards with gold title on spine and front cover. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Dust jacket present with chipped top and bottom, adhesive remainders on inside flaps and on inside cover boards. Dust Jacket now in Brodart mylar jacket. 315 pp. Previous owner's name written on ffep. Interior very clean and no marks present. Very tight and complete binding. John Howard Lawson was the co-founder and first President of the Screen Writers Guild. However, he was one of the 'Hollywood Ten' who fell foul of the House of Un-American Activities Committee by claiming the 1st Amendment and refusing to answer questions. Lawson was found guilty of contempt by Congress and sentenced to 12 months in Ashland Prison and fined $1,000. He was blacklisted by the Hollywood studios and moved to Mexico to continue writing and film-making.

Price = 60.00 USD


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