[Item #6079] A Victorian in Orbit: The Irreverent Memoirs of Sir Cedric Hardwicke. Sir Cedric Hardwicke, James Brough.
A Victorian in Orbit: The Irreverent Memoirs of Sir Cedric Hardwicke
A Victorian in Orbit: The Irreverent Memoirs of Sir Cedric Hardwicke
A Victorian in Orbit: The Irreverent Memoirs of Sir Cedric Hardwicke
A Victorian in Orbit: The Irreverent Memoirs of Sir Cedric Hardwicke

A Victorian in Orbit: The Irreverent Memoirs of Sir Cedric Hardwicke

New York, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Sir Cedric Hardwicke (1893–1964) was one of the most prolific and celebrated stage and film actors of his time. From London’s illustrious Lyceum Theatre starring in Frederick Melville’s “The Monk and The Woman”, to starring in films such as “Les Miserables” (1935); Hitchcock’s “Rope” (1948); “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” (1949); and Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments” (1956), Hardwicke’s filmography contains some of cinema's most classic and revered masterpieces. Hardwicke passed away at the age of 71 after a decades long battle with lung cancer, but today he is remembered as one of the finest actors of his generation and as a generally affable, quick witted, and humble man. “A Victorian in Orbit,” the topic of this particular curation, is the memoirs of Sir Cedric Hardwicke as he told them to writer James Brough. In the telling of his memoir to Brough, Hardwicke is surprisingly intimate and honest; recalling his time in the First World War killing German soldiers, his early life as a young boy living in the last decade of the Victorian era, the early days of being a struggling actor, and his time as a well loved and respected actor despite being flat broke. Refreshingly acerbic and replete with humor and pathos, “A Victorian in Orbit” is a wonderful memoir/biography that is as revealing as it is entertaining. From the collection of Barbara (1935-2023) & Irving (1933-2018) Nusbaum - world travelers, connoisseurs, eminent collectors of art & books, and the dearly beloved late parents of our esteemed founder, Arthur S. Nusbaum. Hardcover in unclipped dust-jacket: First edition as stated at copyright page. Book is in relatively fine condition with light wear to fine edges, moderate smudging/staining to front and back book plates, and minor discoloration to pages due to age; dust-jacket is in relatively near-fine condition with light smudging to front and back covers, moderate wear to fine edges (some tearing near top and bottom at spine), and slight discoloration due to age. Fine / Near Fine. [Item #6079]

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