Frankie and Johnny

Frankie and Johnny

By: John Huston, Miguel Covarrubias

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The ill-fated lovers Frankie and Johnny were already legends by 1930, the year of this illustrated drama's publication. The unique interpretation is a collaboration between John Huston, the future director of The Maltese Falcon and other film classics, and Miguel Covarrubias, an influential painter and caricaturist. Huston, who reputedly interviewed a neighbor of the real-life Frankie and Johnny, was inspired to adapt the tale of love gone wrong for a puppet show for which George Gershwin supplied musical accompaniment.
In addition to Huston's script and distinctive images by Covarrubias, this edition features the "Saint Louis Version" of the folktale, regarded as the most authentic version, as well as 20 variations on the story and song.

Reprint of the Albert & Charles Boni, New York, 1930 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486794679
ISBN 139780486794679
Author/EditorJohn Huston, Miguel Covarrubias
Page Count176
Dimensions5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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