Crown Publishers Inc. New York, 08/19/1989. Illustrations by Cheryl Gross. Crown Publishers Inc. New York, 08/19/1989. Purple Cloth over boards, blue lettering. "I'm sure I never said to myself: 'Now, Jim--why don't you sit down and write a poem.' It's still a mystery to me, but I think probably it's something that happened by accident--like a lot of things have happened in my life." So begins this delightful collection of poetry by America's best-loved actor, Jimmy Stewart. Interspersed with vivid recollections and charming illustrations, the poems document a life that isn't too different from yours or mine. Jimmy Stewart won the hearts of generations of movie viewers with a confused innocence and stammering delivery that made his acting seem genuine and effortless. Somehow he managed to make the boy next door into a national hero. Now, in Jimmy Stewart and His Poems, the consummate Everyman shares tales from his everyday life. From fishing trips and dog stories to a hilarious account of a photo safari where the camera was lost to a hungry hyena, the poems are related in Jimmy Stewart's inimitable voice and are enlivened with charming illustrations. The book confirms what we all expected--that the real Jimmy Stewart is every bit as endearing as the film characters he's portrayed. Jimmy Stewart and His Poems is a perfect gift, one that fans will treasure as much as Jimmy Stewart's timeless performances. Mint / Mint. Item #1089
Crown Publishers Inc. New York, 08/19/1989. First Edition, First Printing. Full #no's line 1-10. Illustrations by Cheryl Gross. MINT as new, Dj Mint as new, Purple Cloth over boards, blue lettering.