Holland, Marty [Mary Holland]. New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1945. 1st edition. Red cloth, with jacket. 224 pp. 12mo. Fine in a near fine jacket.
Extremely scarce in such excellent condition. Basis for the Otto Preminger film, starring Alice Faye and Dana Andrews, with a splendidly pulpy jacket design. Cloth hardcover shows the mildest occasional wear, but else with no markings and a fine text block. Lightly trimmed flaps, but the price is intact. Creasing to the jacket’s extremities, and slight chipping and edge wear.
Fallen Angel is a 1945 black-and-white film noir directed by Otto Preminger, with cinematography by Joseph LaShelle, who had also worked with Preminger on Laura a year before. The film features Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, and Charles Bickford. It was the last film Faye made as a major Hollywood star, and she did not make another film until State Fair (1962).