LEGENDS A Collection of Western Photographs, Signatures & Memories
LEGENDS A Collection of Western Photographs, Signatures & Memories
LEGENDS A Collection of Western Photographs, Signatures & Memories
LEGENDS A Collection of Western Photographs, Signatures & Memories

LEGENDS A Collection of Western Photographs, Signatures & Memories

(Reno, Nevada: Jack Bacon & Company, 2006).

RARE LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF THIS WONDERFULLY ILLUSTRATED COLLECTION OF SIGNATURES OF ICONS OF THE WEST, and specifically a history of how Reno has long been a host for them. The book documents over 70 icons of western entertainment; from the early Western showmen such as Buffalo Bill Cody and Lillie Langtry. It also includes actors and directors ranging from the golden age to the present in both film and television. Many musicians, singers, song writers, and groups famous for contemporary Country and Western music are included. Other profiles includes artist, authors, photographers, and even former U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
The 48 authentic autographs are hand-signed by: James Arness, Eddy Arnold, Irene Bedard, Powers Booth, Brooks & Dunn, Red Buttons, Harry Carey, Jr., Roy Clark, Lacy J. Dalton, Charlie Daniels, Jack Elam, Sam Elliott, Rhonda Fleminbg, Lou Glanzman (Louis L'Amour book illustrator), Lee Greenwood, Monte Hale, Emmylou Harris, Harry Jackson (John Wayne sculptor), Adam Jahiel (western photographer), Stuart Kaminski (author), Thomas "Doc" Kaminski (Marilyn Monoe Misfits still photographer), Frankie Laine, Trini Lopez, Barbara Mandrell, Kevin McCarthy, The Oak Ridge Boys, Hugh O'Brian, Riders in the Sky, Julie Ritter (singer/poet), Dale Robertson, Mickey Rooney, The Statler Brothers, Mel Tillis, Randy Travis, Eli Wallach, Dennis Weaver, and Adam West. The rest of the profiles include printed signature facsimiles.
The book was originally sold to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. Of the many people he profiled Jack Bacon personally approached all of those who were still living in order obtain the signatures. The large turnout of those willing to due so is a testament to the good will and familiarity found within the Western Entertainment industry. Item #31936

First edition, and one of only 100 DeLuxe copies of a total printing of only 250 copies. WITH OVER 40 AUTHENTIC SIGNATURES of legends of Western film, television, music, art, literature, etc. Illustrated on nearly every page from photographs, facsimiles of ephemera, signatures, letters, etc., including one plate in colour. Square 4to, in the publisher's original black cloth backed in textured tan calf, the upper cover lettered and with a vignette of a cowboy in metallic copper, the spine lettered and with a silhouette of Nevada in black, and in the original black cloth-covered slipcase. Enclosed is the publisher's hand-numbered certification and statement of limitation, signed by the publisher and compiler, Jack Bacon. A very fine copy, as pristine and essentially mint.

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