4to pictorial wraps. 184pp. Illustrated with full page half-tone b/w prints of the actors & sets/on location from the filming of the movie, & other promotional portraits & photos. Ink stamp & label from Edmunds Bookshop, Hollywood. fos/date inside front cover. This item is a typed, reproduced, & bound copy of an elaborate promotional for the famous movie starring John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Lawrence Harvey, Richard Boone, Chill Wills, Joan O'Brian, Ken Curtis, Frankie Avalon, et. al . It includes lists of cast, characters, & film makers, & has chapters on the Alamo's historical background, data on the heroes (including a complete roster of those who died & where they were from), women of the Alamo, preparation for filming, vignettes about the cast, author of the screenplay, & more. It also includes "John Wayne's Salute to Texas," & "John Ford's Tribute to 'The Alamo.'" The photos alone make this a desirable book, & include such exposures as The Duke (Producer & Director) behind a camera calling for "Action!" A well-used copy with cover creases, moderate corner staining to last few pages, & last 30pp of text with upper corner bump/crease. A good, tight copy & quite scarce. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A NEWS RELEASE JOHN WAYNE'S "THE ALAMO."
Publisher: Russell Birdwell
Publication Date: 1960
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition
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