I am A Camera - with - Cabaret - John Van Druten, John Masteroff 1952 - Random House, New York - First Editions ‘There was a cabaret and there was a master of ceremonies and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany–and it was the end of the world and I was dancing with Sally Bowles–and we were both fast asleep...’

In 1951, John Van Druten crafted the award winning Broadway play ‘I Am A Camera’, from Isherwood’s semi-autobiographical short story ‘Goodbye to Berlin’ in which William Prince plays the part of Christopher Isherwood, and Julie Harris plays ‘Sally Bowles’.

The legendary Broadway musical producer Harold Prince acquired the rights to Van Druten’s play and it’s source material by Isherwood, which John Masteroff rewrote for the award winning musical ‘
Cabaret’, first performed on 20th November 1966, and continuously revived, most recently by Sam Mendes in 2013.

Both works contain black and white photographs of the original performances and sets.

‘I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking’.
  Octavo, two volumes pp. [6] 182 [4] ; [10] 115 [3]. I am a Camera in publisher’s brown cloth,spine lettered in gilt with title on black background, front panel with photograph from the play, gilt lettering and black lines, dust jacket priced at $2.50 to front flap. Cabaret in publisher’s half black cloth over yellow paper boards, spine lettered in red, front panel with publisher’s logo blocked in blind.   Condition: I am a Camera, fine in near fine jacket with minor soiling; Cabaret, near fine, small staple hole to front free endpaper, in very good price-clipped jacket, with 1cm tear and abrasion to front panel, minor rubbing to spine ends and corners, tape to verso on corners and spine ends.   Ref: 107852   Price: HK$ 2,000