By: John O'Hara
Stated First printing. Book is in Very Good condition. Dust jacket is Near Fine and in mylar cover. Ex-library copy with minimal markings. Inside of book is solid with the usual library stamp and notation in ink on title page. Some residue marks from the tape used to attach the mylar to book."The Big Laugh is the story of Richard Hubert Ward, a rascal who became an actor "because there was almost nothing else for him to do." At 14, Hubie had swiped his uncle's car and run down an old woman. Expelled from various prep schools for his double-gaited sexual activities, he muscled his way into summer stock by threatening to expose the director as a homosexual, then slithered off to Hollywood."