1949 MOVIE SHOES by MARY NOEL STREATFEILD Illustrated HC/DJ
MOVIE SHOES, by Noel Sreatfeild. Illustrated by Susanne Suba.
Published by Random House, New York, 1949. First U.S. Edition, First Printing, with the statement "FIRST PRINTING" on the copyright page.
From the dj flap: "In this story of an English family in Hollywood Noel Streatfeild, author of Ballet Shoes and other well-known Shoes books, gives us an understanding picture of the life of children in the film industry that will captivate every young reader who has dreamed of a career in the movies."
Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, cloth covered boards decorated in black and burgundy on the front cover and spine, burgundy colored top page edges, 5.5x8 inches, X + 294 pages plus 5 b&w plates each printed on its own leaf (blank versos).
Condition: VERY GOOD book, just lightly used, still sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in an only FAIR dustjacket that has tearing at the spine ends and corner tips, a horizontal closed tear across the spine, edge wear including small chips and closed tears, scrapes and tenderness along the spine and flap folds, and tape repairs and reinforcement to the blank backside; nonetheless the dj is doing its job and retains its 250/250 price at the top of the front flap.
About MARY NOEL STREATFEILD (from Wikipedia):
******Mary Noel Streatfeild OBE, b.1895 d.1986, was an English author, best known for children's books including the popular "Shoes" books. Streatfeild was a runner-up for the first annual Carnegie Medal for Ballet Shoes, and she won the third annual Carnegie Medal for Circus Shoes.
Several of her novels have been adapted for film or television.
In the 1998 film "You've Got Mail" Meg Ryan's character, a bookstore owner, recommends reading Noel Streatfeild: "Noel Streatfeild wrote Ballet Shoes and Skating Shoes and Theatre Shoes and Dancing Shoes and Movie Shoes... I'd start with Ballet Shoes first. It's my favorite ... although Skating Shoes is completely wonderful. But it's out of print."******