RAMSAYE, Terry. A Million and One Nights. Two volumes. lxx, , 400; , 401-868 pp. Illustrated with frontispiece portraits of Thomas Edison and Charlie Chaplin, plus 100 illustrations throughout (mostly photographic). Large thick 8vo., bound in recent blue half morocco, blue cloth over boards. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1926.
First Edition. Thomas Edison is known to have stated: "This is, I believe, the first endeavor to set down the whole and true story of the motion picture." A landmark in the study of early film, owing to the fact that in the creation of this work the author was able to consult with virtually all of the major film pioneers; much of the information cannot be found elsewhere.
100 Books on Hollywood and the Movies, No. 73.
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