First Edition of Steve Frazee's The Alamo; Inscribed by Legendary Actor John Wayne
Frazee, Steve (John Wayne).$3,800.00
Item Number: 87327
New York: Avon Books, 1960.
First edition of this work, which was made into the classic film starring and directed by John Wayne. Small octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Inscribed on the half-title page, “Good luck Billy John Wayne.” In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books signed and inscribed by John Wayne are rare.
The Alamo is a 1960 American historical epic war film about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo produced and directed by John Wayne and starring Wayne as Davy Crockett. The picture also stars Richard Widmark as Jim Bowie and Laurence Harvey as William B. Travis, and the supporting cast features Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Joan O'Brien, Chill Wills, Joseph Calleia, Ken Curtis, Ruben Padilla as Santa Anna, and guest star Richard Boone as Sam Houston.