The Road to Ruin. Willis KENT.

The Road to Ruin. Hollywood: Cliff Broughton Productions. (1928).

First Edition, First Photoplay Edition, illustrated with scenes from the film directed by Norton S. Parker and starring Helen Foster, Virginia Roye and Grant Withers. Original printed and illustrated wrappers, 48 numbered pages, digest size, stapled spine. Obscure photoplay edition for this film restricted to those of the age of eighteen or over, which tells the story of a delinquent girl whose involvement in sex, strip poker and petting parties results in her pregnancy and subsequent abortion. The book publishes the short story and includes stills from the film. Scarce title which would later be remade into a talking film in 1934 starring, once again, Helen Foster. Very Good, short split at top spine edge, few tiny edge nicks.

Price: $250.00

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