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1936 LAWSON Playwriting Blacklisted Writer SCARCE HCDJ

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northwestbookbuyer Store Theory and Technique of Playwriting by John Howard Lawson One of Hollywood Ten - McCarthy era Blacklisted! Contents: This book is truely a rare find in well-kept condition; a classic work on the playwrite subject, and a much-sought after book. This book is "an exhaustive study of the social and philosophical ideas which have dictated the subject matter of plays in all ages." It covers "the psychology of the dramatist in reacting to his subject matter; the rules whereby dramatic structure and value are acheived and a Play is created; and the reasons why the great plays of all eras.succeeded or failed - dramatically, technically, intellectually or emotionally." Book Description: 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. Background Information: 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 Ammendment 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. PAYMENT POLICY: Buyer to complete payment within seven (7) days of a winning auction. All payments to be made in US Dollars. Payment by Paypal is preferred. SHIPPING POLICY: INSURANCE: Optional; however I will not be responsible for uninsured items which are damaged or lost. Items over 100 will have insurance required. INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: Please contact me for a shipping quote, as options are available for inexpensive services. PAYPAL UNCONFIRMED ADDRESSES: I am unable to ship to unconfirmed addresses. If you have an unconfirmed address, please take the time to confirm it within Paypal prior to paying for your item. I will cancel your order and refund your Paypal payment if you proceed to pay and have an unconfirmed address. RETURN POLICY: (BID WITH CONFIDENCE!) Prior notice is expected within 7 days of receiving the item. Return within 14 days in the same condition that they left my store. Buyer is required to ship using delivery confirmation. Buyer is responsible for the cost of return shipping unless the reason for the return is a mistake in the listing. Autographs are unconditionally guaranteed authentic in perpetuity. For items with no listing errors, a 10% restocking fee will be charged. This is my ironclad return policy, which protects both buyer and seller.

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