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    A Thomas Ince Mock-Up Book Titled "Yesterday & Today: Ince," 1924. Created as a mock-up only so most pages are blank, blue cloth covers with intricate designs, handpainted title page, tipped-in typed text on three pages, including one blurb that notes Ince "privately printed (it) for the joy of doing and for distribution to his friends," black and white photograph of Ince glued opposite title page, title page has subtitle reading "History and Development of the Motion Picture Screen."
    10" x 7"

    Unfortunately Ince, an early and important Hollywood pioneer, never finished this book since he died in November 1924 after being a guest on William Randolph Heart's yacht. In a mystery that is still unsolved today, 88 years later, it is believed that Hearst accidentally shot Ince aboard his ship, supposedly resulting in Ince's death a couple of days later. Apparently, the bullet was meant for Charlie Chaplin who Hearst believed was having an affair with his mistress, Marion Davies. Ince's incomplete manuscript of this book is now in the Film Studies Library at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and UCLA holds a photocopy of it in their Film and Television Archive.

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