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(SENNETT, Mack) SHIPP, Cameron.

King of Comedy.

As told to Cameron Shipp.

Published: Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1954

Stock code: 81753

Price: £650

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First edition, first printing. Presentation copy signed by Sennett and inscribed by Shipp on the front free endpaper, “For Wally and Joan Meier, keep laughing! Mack Sennett, Cameron Shipp”. Mack Sennett (1880–1960) was a Canadian-American actor and director, an Academy Award winner and the innovator of slapstick comedy in Hollywood.

Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket. 8 pages of plates from photographs and film stills. Lower corner bumped, cloth fresh. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket.

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