New York: The Macmillan Company, 1969. First Edition. A casebook on the film adaptations of three of Capote's stories: "Miriam," "Among the Paths to Eden," and "A Christmas Memory." "The original text of the stories followed by the film scripts enables the reader to see for himself how a moment of gossamer introspection can be captured in the light of the projector, how a sentence of prose may become a page of directions, how completely new elements may be necessary for the script to say with a camera what the words mean on the page of a book" (from front flap). With an introduction by John M. Culkin, and reminiscences by Capote, Eleanor and Frank Perry. Starosciak 15a. Item #5011
First Printing. Octavo (24cm); pictorial cloth-covered boards; dustjacket; [viii],276,pp; illustrated with numerous photographic stills throughout the text. Signed by the author on the front endpaper. Light wear and a little sunning to spine ends, faint paperclip impression to upper front endpaper, else a fresh, Near Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $6.95), with light wear to crown and extremities, and correponding faint paperclip impression to upper front flap; Near Fine.