First Edition. Maxwell dustjacket art. Hollywood themed novel concerning the acting life and amorous adventures of a leading man. "The novel offers many sharply observed scenes and details of the making of screen drama...alive with real studio characters and their parasites; the crude but shrewdly understanding producer, the woman who knows how to write Dana's parts for him; the director able to build up or break down any actor; the young girl who adored a screen myth; the dangerous woman, wise in the ways of resisting desertion". Near Fine but for mild cup circle at front cover in near Very Good dustjacket, few several inch closed tears to front panel nicely mended at verso with archival tape, some shallow edge chips and shelf wear, dime sized chip at top spine end, dime sized abrasion to upper mid-spine.