A Marlon Brando presentation copy of War and Peace

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Lot 161
A Marlon Brando presentation copy of War and Peace

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A Marlon Brando presentation copy of War and Peace
A presentation book, TOLSTOY, Leo, War And Peace, New York: 1954, with brown imitation leather covers gilt-stamped, "To Marlon Brando ... with our compliments, Robert E. Sherwood, Fred Zinnemann, Michael Todd," with front end paper printed, "I started reading this book in 1923 and finished it in 1943, when another would-be world conqueror was bogged down and beaten in the Russian winter. There is material here for hundreds of motion pictures; the problem confronting Mike Todd, Fred Zinnemann and me is to determine which is the best and the most faithful to the immortal spirit of Tolstoi [sic]. Robert E. Sherwood."
Provenance: Christie's, The Personal Property of Marlon Brando, June 30, 2005, Lot 140.
8 x 9.5 in.
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