New York: Carleton Press, A Reflection Book, 1962. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Octavo size, 33 pp. Near Fine / Good. Item #12110501
'Deep South Showman' is the life-story of Eddie Wilson, an Alabama-born African-American who became known as "The Moving Picture Man" in the rural South during the Twenties and Thirties (from the dust jacket). The story of Eddie Wilson is told by his daughter - how Eddie yearned to be an entertainer even though he was a successful farmer and carpenter, his failed marriages and then the idea he conceived to be a 'one-man traveling motion picture operation', bringing entertainment to many whose lives had been deprived of education and formal learning.
___DESCRIPTION: Black cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine, cream endpapers, dust jacket has stylized movie camera on the front with title and author's name, photo of author on the back.
___CONDITION: Book is in near fine condition with solid hinges and no rubbing to the corners, unclipped dust jacket did its duty and has the scars to show for it, missing a one-inch by one-half inch chip on the front at the top where it meets the spine, having several smaller chips at the top and some wear to the tail of the spine, however none of the chips affect the printing on the jacket.
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