My Life: East and West

By: Hart, William S.

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Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, Lakeside Press medallion, gilt, on cover, t.e.g. Illustrated with 47 B&W photographs. The life and times of William Surrey Hart (1864-1946). Hart was a silent film actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. A successful Shakespearian actor on Broadway, he became one of the first Western motion picture stars. He appeared in Sidney Olcott's 1907 production of Ben Hur and, in 1914, he starred in his first feature, The Bargain. Hart was interested in making realistic Westerns--noted in his films for their authenticity of costumes and props. In effect, he was fascinated by the Old West. He acquired Billy the Kid's six-shooter and was a friend of both Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson. From 1914 till 1926 he was the leading western actor for silent films. In 1925, he starred in his last film, "Tumbleweeds." This is the 92nd book in the Lakeside Classics series, published annually at Christmas by R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company since 1903. . This volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. Still in its original shrink-wrap. NEW.. The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 92. B&W Photographs. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. lxiii, 417 pp

Title: My Life: East and West

Author Name: Hart, William S.

Categories: History, Memoirs, Rare, Antiquarian, and Collectible Books, Biography & Memoir,

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Publisher: Chicago, The Lakeside Press: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New with No dust jacket as issued

Seller ID: 2478

Keywords: History; Memoirs; American History; silent Films; Movies; movie history; Wyatt Earp; Bat Masterson; American West;