Hattie McDaniel : Black Ambition, White Hollywood

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Jill Watts, Hattie McDaniel: Black Ambition, White Hollywood, New York, Amistad - Harper Collins, 2005, First Printing. Story of Hattie McDaniel, daughter of a Civil War veteran who wasn't allowed to attned the first premiere of Gone with the Wind because of segregation laws, but became the first black American to win an Academy Award. Taupe cloth spine with red lettering over textured paper boards, blind-stamped publisher logo on front, 8vo, xvi, 352 pp with index, 8 bw photo pp; dustjacket with photo of McDaniel on the front and still from her famous role in Gone with the Wind on the back. Very Good/Good: spine bumped, smudge on p. 6 with no loss, black mark on bottom edges, crisp, no marking; DJ lightly bumped and scratched, 1/2-inch tear on rear bottom edge.