Sydney, Australia: Edwards & Shaw, 1981. Signed Original First Edition. 8vo. Blue Buckram, Dust Jacket Good with marginal tears, else VG. 79 pp. Signed dedication to Stone on title page. Other materials loosely laid in, including 1982 ALS (a love letter presumably sent to Stone, signed "Captain Bligh").
Provenance: from the Estate of Judy Stone (1924 -2017), The San Francisco Chronicle's movie critic who for two decades was a passionate and articulate advocate for the world of cinema outside Hollywood. Judy Stone started at the San Francisco Chronicle in 1961, putting in 10 years as editor of the Datebook section. She began reviewing films for the paper in 1971, favoring arthouse films.
She was the youngest of four politically minded children whose eldest brother was the great reporter and gadfly I. F. Stone.
She won the Novikoff Award given for "enhancing the public's appreciation of world cinema." Among her publications are "The Mystery of B. Traven" and "Eye on the World," a collection of her interviews with filmmakers from the 1960s to the 1990s. Item #63-8432