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Pingenot Auction, Lot 372

372. [FILM HISTORY]. Lot of 8 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:

BROWNLOW, Kevin. The War, the West, and the Wilderness: A Celebration of the Great Silent Movie Makers Who First Ventured Out of the Studios Into Dangerous and Distant Places to Record History on Film. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1979. Illustrations. Cloth. Fine in d.j.

CAREY, Harry, Jr. Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company. Metuchen & London: Scarecrow Press, 1994. Cloth. Fine in d.j. Signed.

CARY, Diana Serra. The Hollywood Posse: The Story of a Gallant Band of Horsemen Who Made Movie History. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975. Photographic illustrations. Cloth. Very good copy in a very good d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: Story of genuine cowboys, who, beginning in 1912, migrated to Hollywood to become stunt riders in countless Westerns. Contains information on Tom Mix, Bronco Billy Anderson, Bill Hart, C. B. DeMille, John Wayne, etc. Cary, herself, had an early screen career as child actress "Baby Peggy" making 152 silent two-reel comedies in 1920-21.

DeMARCO, Mario. Tim McCoy: The Last Plainsman. [N.p., n.d.]. 100 pp., profusely illustrated. 4to, original photographically illustrated wrappers. Very fine.
         First edition. Pingenot: Written after McCoy’s death in 1978, this work contains a biographical sketch of McCoy, a descriptive list of all of his films, illustrations of movie and circus show-bills, personal photographs, studio shots, and many, many photo-stills from his numerous films.

FENIN, George N. and William K. Everson. The Western from Silents to the Seventies. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1973. Cloth. Fine in d.j.

McCOY, Tim, with Ronald McCoy. Tim McCoy Remembers the West: An Autobiography. Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1977. Photographic illustrations. 8vo, cloth. Nice copy in pictorial d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: A fine book on the remarkable life of a cowboy, rancher, friend of the Indians, U.S. Cavalry officer, adjutant general of Wyoming, star of his own Wild West Show and the Ringling Brothers Circus and famous star of Hollywood Westerns in the 1920 and 1930s. McCoy was still performing with Carson & Barnes Circus in the early 1960s and made a cameo appearance in the film How the West Was Won.

TUSKA, Jon. The American West in Film: Critical Approaches to the Western. Lincoln & Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1985. Wrappers. Fine.

TUSKA, Jon. The Filming of the West: The Definitive Behind-the Scenes History of the Great Western Movies, Illustrated. Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1976. Large 8vo, cloth. Fine in d.j.
         First edition.

(8 vols.)