Kingdom of the Spur
New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Book number H-18. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing with some beginning paper loss to the bottom spine end of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright, but are noticeably toned / darkened due to the acid content of the paper. The dust jacket has some light edge wear and a couple of very small edge nicks and tears along with one very small chip. There is one semi-closed edge tear to the top rear spine joint of the dust jacket. "Terril was a wanderer, a cowhoand riding for wages on other men's range. He owned the clothes on his back, the saddle he rode, the Colt .44 at his side. Then he met Miguel de Sabara, richest of Mexico's great landowners, and the pattern of his life changed. He rode south of the border to serve the cattle king - and discovered a tyrant." "He went to Hollywood in 1929 and became a screenwriter for Twentieth Century Fox. His screen credits included King of Burlesque (1936) starring Alice Faye, Girls' Dormitory (1936) featuring Herbert Marshall, and On the Avenue (1937) , starring Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, and Alice Faye. He was also the producer of the 1937 Shirley Temple film, Wee Willie Winkie, among others. Although he was not overly handsome, he was a very skilled conversationalist and he quickly became a popular fixture in Hollywood society. Among his good friends in Hollywood were producer John Hay Whitney, composer Irving Berlin, and actors Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, Ward Bond and John Wayne. He would often go fishing with Bond and Wayne off Catalina Island. A 1946 article in the Washington Times Herald said, "Other Men Say: What's Gene Markey Got That We Haven't Got?" The article ran a photo of Rudolph Valentino with the caption, "NOT SO HOT – By Comparison.". Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 34796
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
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