Rosemary's Baby

New York: Random House, (1967).

Price: $2,500.00

Hardcover. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with a creased tear on the front panel and a couple of small tears. Inscribed by Levin to Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes: "11/7/78. To Marian Seldes, Who waited eleven years to be done in by me. With love, Ira Levin." Seldes was the leading lady in Levin's Tony Award-winning play *Deathtrap* (in which she is killed, thus explaining the inscription). Seldes has made a couple of tiny pencil notes indicating this was signed at the theatre at a performance of *Deathtrap.* Laid in is an advertisement from a trade publication lauding the acting of Ruth Gordon in *Rosemary's Baby*. After Gordon's death, Seldes married Gordon's widowed husband, the author and director Garson Kanin.

Marian Seldes won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in 1967 for her appearance in Edward Albee's *A Delicate Balance*, as well as receiving four more nominations in acting categories (including for *Deathtrap*). In 2010 she won a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

A nice copy of this gothic horror story, source for a memorable Roman Polanski film with Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, and Ruth Gordon, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, complete with an excellent association.

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Rosemary's Baby. Ira LEVIN.
Rosemary's Baby
Rosemary's Baby

Ira Levin
birth name: Ira Levin
born: 8/27/1929
died: 11/12/2007

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