Once in a Lifetime

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1930).

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First edition. Pencil owner name, and top corners slightly bumped, still fine in a near fine dustwrapper with a small, shallow chip on the rear panel, a little tanning and a small, very faint stain on the spine. Stage play that was the basis for a hilarious 1933 Russell Mack-directed film featuring Jack Oakie and Zasu Pitts about three con artists who take advantage of Hollywood's panic over the advent of talkies by posing as voice coaches. A very nice copy, and scarce in jacket.

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Once in a Lifetime. George S. KAUFMAN, Moss Hart.

George S. Kaufman
birth name: George S. Kaufman
born: 11/16/1889
died: 6/2/1961

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American playwright and journalist noted for his collaboration with a number of other authors on some of the most successful plays and musical comedies of the 1920s and '30s. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore