New York: The Macaulay Company, 1927. First Edition. Early work by the radical playwright, former head of the Hollywood division of the CPUSA, and one of the "Hollywood Ten." A political farce, involving New York gubernatorial candidate Harry U. Collins - the type who wears a Hasidic fur cap with side-curls while addressing a Jewish group, and a cheap green party hat while address an Irish crowd. Loud Speaker was first presented by the New Playwrights' Theatre, at the 52nd St. Theatre, on 2 March, 1927, staged by Harry Wagstaff Gribble, with sets designed by Mordecai Gorelick. Octavo (19.5cm); pale green paper and black cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; xiv,15-186,pp; with photographic frontispiece reproducing a still from the stage production. Trivial wear to lower corners, touch of dustiness to upper edge of textblock, else Near Fine. Dustjacket designed by William Siegel is unclipped (priced $2.00), lightly rubbed and gently spine-sunned, with a tiny nick at crown and a few very short tears along upper edge; Very Good+ or better.