1978 1st year edition; McGraw-Hill Book Company publishers, New York; SIGNED by author to previous owner "Annette"- see pic; hardbound in buff and brown boards with silver lettering along spine; quite good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket has small tears along edges - see pics.
Intimate, chilling biography of beautiful 1930s' actress Frances Farmer, whose own mother committed her a series of mental hospitals, basically because she was too outspoken & had been "corrupted by communism.'' There she was subjected to rapes, electroshock, & eventually, lobotomy. Tragic story of a promising Hollywood star who fought against the forces that attempted to crush her, but ultimately lost her career & life. In 260 pages with 24 pages of rare photos.