John Wayne: Shooting Star by Maurice Zolotow lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
W. H. Allen, 1974, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: Of all the larger-than-life characters that the movies have boasted, none has ever loomed larger than the Duke: John Wayne. His physique, his magnetism, his box-office appeal, are unmatched in Hollywoods history; of the one hundred highest-grossing films ever made, the Duke has starred in seventeen.
Beyond the epic charisma and the usual attributes of a superstar, what sort of man is John Wayne? This is the first truly candid, objective and penetrating biography which explores both the public and the private person. We see Waynes long and notable film career from early greats like The Stage Coach, Red River, The Alamo and, more recently, True Grit, to the climax of the Academy Award; some of his leading ladies (Marlene Dietrich, Claire Trevor, Paulette Goddard, Jean Arthur, Susan Hayward); his heroic battle against cancer. We see what sort of a man who, although an American patriot whose political convictions almost destroyed him, has married Latin women only three of them in succession.
Maurice Zolotow, for many years John Waynes close friend, has written from a personal and critical viewpoint, revealing Wayne as a man whose individuality and strength match the roles he plays.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with a tear to the foot of the upper panel, a larger triangular and untidy tear to the foot of the lower. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 416 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5½”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!