Signed James Ellroy to Kim Basinger, with Original Drawing
[Two Copies, Both Signed to Kim Basinger] Ellroy, James. American Tabloid. Sixth Printings. 1995. Books and dust jackets are both in very good condition. Both contain the ownership signature of Kim Basinger. The first copy is inscribed, “Blood rage; death cage; thrill kill; grace fill; James Ellroy.” The second copy includes an original drawing of Ellroy’s dog with the cartoon caption “Fear my Passion!” It is also signed by James Ellroy.
When James Ellroy visited Kim Basinger on the set of the movie adaptation of his book L.A. Confidential, the film for which she would win an Academy Award, he presented her with a signed copy of American Tabloid, his novel about the Kennedy assassination. He then left her trailer but returned a few minutes later with a second copy, explaining she also needed one signed by his dog, Barko, thus explaining the drawing in the second copy.
“It’s time to demythologize an era and build a new myth from the gutter to the stars. It’s time to embrace bad men and the price they paid to secretly define their time.”