Typescript of an unpublished account of a international swindle,
The Yellow Count, with extensive appendices of material relating to the fictional events.
Little is known about Alberto Muller Schaertlin, other than that he seems to have been a man with unfulfilled literary aspirations.
Notes inside the front cover indicate he lived in New York City during the 1930s before moving to Los Angeles in the second
half of the decade. The second page of material tipped in between the front endpapers claims that the author spent two years
in Europe doing research after the manuscript was completed. He registered The Yellow Count with the Author's League of America in 1934, and the Screen Writers Guild in 1940. He may have been of Swiss origin or heritage
(Schaertlin enclosed a copy of a letter by Max Graf, the chancellor of the Consulate of Switzerland in Los Angeles, in which
the chancellor praises the manuscript, suggesting that it will be popular as a novel and a film in both the United States
and Europe.) The materials in the appendix also suggest that Schaertlin was very interested in Japanese imperialism.
335 leaves : paper, ill. ; 274 x 215 mm. bound to 281 x 227 mm.
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