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Easton Press, Kirk Douglas "I Am Spartacus" Signed First Edition of only 700 w/COA (Sealed)
Easton Press, Kirk Douglas "I Am Spartacus" Signed First Edition of only 700 w/COA (Sealed)

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As New. Sealed in the original shrink-wrap without any discernible flaws.

Publisher: Easton Press
Edition: Signed First Edition
Binding: Full Genuine Leather
Illustrator: Signed First Edition
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.5"

Availability: Same Day Shipping
Product Code: 41205

A wonderful leather bound heirloom, personally signed by one of the world�s most iconic movie stars, Kirk Douglas.

Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. Kirk Douglas "I Am Spartacus!: Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist" Signed First Edition of only 700 produced in this special collector's edition. Full genuine leather. This signed first edition has been personally signed by the author Kirk Douglas on a special limitation page.

Certificate of Authenticity from Easton Press guarantees the signature as genuine. The COA is signed and dated by Douglas along with a witness. This edition also includes the original collector's notes and unattached "Signed First Edition" book-plate for your own personalization. 5.5" x 8.5" and 216 pages.

Condition: As New - Still sealed in the original shrink-wrap. The condition is of the highest quality. No bumped corners, etc.

Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

   * Premium Leather
   * Silk Moire Endleaves
   * Distinctive Cover Design
   * Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
   * Satin Ribbon Page Marker
   * Gilded Page Edges
   * Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
   * Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
   * Beautiful Illustrations


From Kirk Douglas, Hollywood royalty and bestselling author of The Ragman�s Son and My Stroke of Luck, comes the candid story of the making of Spartacus, the blockbuster film that broke the blacklist

One of the world�s most iconic movie stars, Kirk Douglas has distinguished himself as a producer, philanthropist, and author of ten works of fiction and memoir. Now, more than fifty years after the release of his enduring epic Spartacus, Douglas reveals the riveting drama behind the making of the legendary gladiator film. Douglas began producing the movie in the midst of the politically charged era when Hollywood�s moguls refused to hire anyone accused of Communist sympathies. In a risky move, Douglas chose Dalton Trumbo, a blacklisted screenwriter, to write Spartacus. Trumbo was one of the �Unfriendly Ten,� men who had gone to prison rather than testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee about their political affiliations. Douglas�s source material was already a hot property, as the novel Spartacus was written by Howard Fast while he was in jail for defying HUAC.

With the financial future of his young family at stake, Douglas plunged into a tumultuous production both on- and off-screen. As both producer and star of the film, he faced explosive moments with young director Stanley Kubrick, struggles with a leading lady, and negotiations with giant personalities, including Sir Laurence Olivier, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov, and Lew Wasserman. Writing from his heart and from his own meticulously researched archives, Kirk Douglas, at ninety-five, looks back at his audacious decisions. He made the most expensive film of its era�but more importantly, his moral courage in giving public credit to Trumbo effectively ended the notorious Hollywood blacklist.

A master storyteller, Douglas paints a vivid and often humorous portrait in I Am Spartacus! The book is enhanced by newly discovered period photography of the stars and filmmakers both on and off the set.

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customer review November 3, 2014
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