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Art & Architecture on 1001 Afternoons in Chicago: Essays and Tall Tales of Artists and the Cityscape of the 1920s. Ben Hecht stories; Florice Whyte Kovan, research, commentary and book design. Case covered, oblong, museum bound, hardcopy book, revised and expanded to include ten new gallery pages for artists Stanislav Szukalski, Herman Rosse and George Grosz. Cream colored papges. Illustrated with 85 bw pictures. Index with text illustrations.. Sources. Afterword.
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The Ben Hecht Story & News, Compiled. Ben Hecht stories and Florice Whyte Kovan, research, text and design. Ten spiral-bound issues. Includes the March 2001 issue in which Hecht's authorship of the Marilyn Monroe memoir is revealed. Colored cardstock with narrower apple green "Centerfolio" reprints.
ISBN 0-9667709-2-7 Compiled in spiral bind
ISSN 1629-0611. Loose issues with original staple binding, colored card stock. apple green Centerfolios.
TWO FOR ONE HOLIDAY SPECIAL Only 200 published, this oblong paperback of Rediscovering Ben Hecht: Selling the Celluoid Serpent comprises his stories about how the silent movies were made, written in Chicago in the early 1920s for the Chicago Daily News. No longer available at Amazon, it was one of the first to be chosen for their "Look inside the book" feature. KEEP ONE AND GIVE ONE, PERHAPS TO YOUR LIBRARY!
NOTE to rare book sellers, Please see below the artist book 1st Edition. We wonder if some dealers may have confused the two editions.
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July 1998. Volume I: "Selling the Celluloid Serpent." Ben Hecht's Chicago stories about the silent film business. Collectors Edition printed on deep toned resume paper and card stock of mauve and pumpkin. Hand mounted color images of Mack Sennett, Norma Talmadge and others . Spiral in silk-screened cloth-over-board portfolio. Artist book by Florice Whyte Kovan. See reviews by Anthony Slide and Gerne Vazzana (click picture)
ISBN 0-9667709-0-0. $120.00. Complimentary copy of the paperback is provided as the indexed reading copy.
Right, Loose color pictures are tipped in. Below is the slipcase for this and V.2
ISBN 0-9667709-1-9 As seen at the top of this page.
January 2002. Rediscovering Ben Hecht, Volume II: "Art & Architecture on 1001 Afternoons in Chicago." Collectors edition printed on card stock and resume papers with hand mounted color images. Silk-screened hard cover portfolio. One-of-a-kind hand made paper cover by Sheila Crider. Artist book by Florice Whyte Kovan. Serpentine confetti packaging.
Ben Hecht 1001 Afternoons in Chicago Bibliocityscape.
Florice Whyte Kovan, Snickersnee Press ISBN 978-0-9667709-5-7 Libraries may send purchase orders or buy here.
|The vertically presented 424 story titles in this illustrated bibliography appeared as newspaper columns in the 1001 Afternoons in Chicago series of daily literary journalism for the Chicago Daily News in 1921 and 1922 and subsequently for his own publication, The Chicago Literary Times, of which he was Editor, some of the time with Max Bodenheim.|
Each story has a Kovan number, which is the serial number of the story after it was alphabetized -- like the Kochels for Mozart. This alphabetical list enables researchers or readers of Ben Hecht as well as collectors of Hechteana to check their readings or collections against a definitive list and to order photocopies of the stories from Academic & Publisher Research at the Snickersnee Press. Includes an essay by Kovan.