THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN MOVIE CAST - INSCRIBED BOOK SIGNED 04/29/1967 CO-SIGNED BY: BARBARA STANWYCK, FRANK CAPRA, RICHARD LOO - HFSID 279611
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THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN MOVIE CAST AND CREW: FRANK CAPRA, BARBARA STANWYCK, RICHARD LOO
Movie tie-in copy of The Bitter Tea of General Yen, signed by Barbara Stanwyck, who starred, and Frank Capra, who directed, on the flyleaf. Also signed by Richard Loo, who was part of the supporting cast.
Inscribed book signed "To Art-/With my thanks/to you always,/Barbara Stanwyck", "4/29/67/To Art-/With best wishes/& kindest appreciation/to a nice guy/Richard Loo" and "To Art-/Best Always-/Frank Capra". 322 pages, 5¼x7½, with b/w movie still of Stanwyck with co-star Nils Asther opposite title page and dustcover. Copy of The Bitter Tea of General Yen by Grace Zaring Stone. Published by Grosset & Dunlap. ©1930 Grace Zaring Stone. Hardcover with dustcover. This book appears to be a movie tie-in with The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933), starring Barbara Stanwyck as Megan Davis and directed by Frank Capra. Richard Loo also appeared in the movie as Captain Li. CAPRA (1897-1991, born in Bisaquino, Sicily, Italy), was the winner of three Best Director Academy Awards for It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) and You Can't Take It With You (1938). He enjoyed total creative freedom on his sets and also directed, among other films, Lost Horizon (1937), Meet John Doe (1941) and It's A Wonderful Life (1946). Capra was the first Hollywood director to have his name precede a film's title. Orphaned at four, a Ziegfield chorus girl at 15, STANWYCK (1907-1990, born Ruby Stevens in Brooklyn, New York) was a Broadway star by the late 1920's. Moving to Hollywood after 1930, she was often cast as a tough minded working girl who rarely met a happy ending. She received Oscar nominations for Stella Dallas (1937), Ball of Fire (1941), Double Indemnity (1944) and Sorry, Wrong Number (1948). She earned renewed popularity on television, especially as the star of the Western series Big Valley (1965-1969) for which she won an Emmy. World War II movie buffs probably remember LOO (1903-1983, born in Maui, Hawaii) for portraying as villainous Japanese officers in wartime films such films as Wake Island (1942), The Purple Heart (1944) and Back to Bataan (1945). Loo, who was actually of Chinese heritage, turned to acting after losing his shirt in the stock market crash of 1929. He appeared in a staggering 160-plus movies and TV shows between 1931 and 1981, often in stereotypical Asian roles. Lightly toned. Dustcover is lightly scratched (not visible head-on) and scuffed, especially at edges of spine and flaps, and has light tears at top edge. Cover is lightly soiled. Otherwise in fine condition.
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