HECHT, Ben (1893-1964) ROSSE, Herman

A THOUSAND AND ONE AFTERNOONS IN CHICAGO

Design and Illustrations by Herman Rosse

London : Grant Richards Ltd., 1923.

First UK Edition. 8vo. (220 mm); original dark grey cloth with gilt title lettering on the spine, the tail of which is a touch rubbed. 289 pages; heavily illustrated throughout including some full page examples. Former owner’s inked...

Design and Illustrations by Herman Rosse

London : Grant Richards Ltd., 1923.

First UK Edition. 8vo. (220 mm); original dark grey cloth with gilt title lettering on the spine, the tail of which is a touch rubbed. 289 pages; heavily illustrated throughout including some full page examples. Former owner’s inked...

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Design and Illustrations by Herman Rosse

London : Grant Richards Ltd., 1923.

First UK Edition. 8vo. (220 mm); original dark grey cloth with gilt title lettering on the spine, the tail of which is a touch rubbed. 289 pages; heavily illustrated throughout including some full page examples. Former owner’s inked signature and date on endpaper. A Fine copy. First published in the USA in 1922 this is a collection of Hecht’s influential columns for the Chicago Daily News from the period 1921-22 and present a graphic picture of life in the city at that time. 

Ben Hecht has been described as “one of the most successful screenwriters in the history of motion pictures”. He received the first Academy Award for Best Story for Underworld (1927) and provided story ideas for such films as Stagecoach (1939). Film historian Richard Corliss called him "the Hollywood screenwriter". In 1940, he wrote, produced, and directed Angels Over Broadway, which was nominated for Best Screenplay. In total, six of his movie screenplays were nominated for Academy Awards, with two winning.

Design and Illustrations by Herman Rosse

London : Grant Richards Ltd., 1923.

First UK Edition. 8vo. (220 mm); original dark grey cloth with gilt title lettering on the spine, the tail of which is a touch rubbed. 289 pages; heavily illustrated throughout including some full page examples. Former owner’s inked signature and date on endpaper. A Fine copy. First published in the USA in 1922 this is a collection of Hecht’s influential columns for the Chicago Daily News from the period 1921-22 and present a graphic picture of life in the city at that time. 

Ben Hecht has been described as “one of the most successful screenwriters in the history of motion pictures”. He received the first Academy Award for Best Story for Underworld (1927) and provided story ideas for such films as Stagecoach (1939). Film historian Richard Corliss called him "the Hollywood screenwriter". In 1940, he wrote, produced, and directed Angels Over Broadway, which was nominated for Best Screenplay. In total, six of his movie screenplays were nominated for Academy Awards, with two winning.

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You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Shipping

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

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