You and I: A Comedy in Three Acts

New York: French, 1929.

Price: $350.00

Hardcover. First edition thus, heavily revised from the 1923 Brentanos publication. Top of the spine worn down to the pages and the spine lettering faded but readable, good plus lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author: "To Hope and Edgar with love from Phil, 18 March 1929." The recipient, Hope Montgomery Scott, was the glamorous Philadelphia Mainline society woman who was the basis for the Tracy Lord character in Barry's best known work, *The Philadelphia Story*. She and her husband Edgar were close lifelong friends of Philip and Ellen Barry. Robert Milton directed both the Broadway version, and the 1931 film (re-titled *The Bargain*) starring Lewis Stone.

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You and I: A Comedy in Three Acts. Philip BARRY.

Philip Barry
birth name: Philip Barry
born: 6/18/1896
died: 12/3/1949

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American dramatist best known for his comedies of life and manners among the socially privileged. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore