JACK HALEY SR. - BOOK SIGNED - HFSID 285486
Sale Price $315.00
JACK HALEY, SR.
Hardcover copy of Polly Adler's A House is Not a Home, from Haley's personal library, signed by him on the flyleaf
Book signed: "Jack Haley", 378 pages, 5½x8¼, hard cover with dust jacket. A House is Not a Home, by Polly Adler. NY: Rinehart & Company, 1953. Jack Haley (1900-1979), fondly remembered as The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, was originally a vaudeville star. Haley also starred in such films as Pigskin Parade (1936) and the 1938 films Alexander's Ragtime Band and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. After last starring role in Vacation in Reno (1946), Haley did not make another feature film until 1970s Norwood, although he was frequently seen as a guest star on television series. His son, Jack Haley, Jr. (1933-2001) was a Hollywood producer. Pearl "Polly" Adler (1900-1962) opened her first bordello in New York City in 1920, under the protection of mobsters Dutch Schultz and Lucky Luciano. Her famous clients included New York Mayor Jimmy Walker. Her autobiography offered here, was made into a 1964 film starring Shelley Winters as Adler. Haley was not among Adler's customers; he owned this copy of the book. Dust jacket tattered and worn. Book cover lightly worn and bent at corners. Pages toned but binding secure.
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