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The man who lit Lady Liberty

Richard Schwartz

The man who lit Lady Liberty

the extraordinary rise and fall of actor M. B. Curtis

by Richard Schwartz

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Real estate developers,
  • Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.),
  • Immigrants,
  • Actors,
  • Jewish philanthropists,
  • Producers and directors,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRichard Schwartz
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN2287.C7 S39 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 307 pages
    Number of Pages307
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26924580M
    ISBN 100967820456, 0967820464
    ISBN 109780967820453, 9780967820460
    LC Control Number2017002826
    OCLC/WorldCa983797366

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