Readers of the Purple Sage Bookstore

Books  About  Western  Movies

"'Once Upon A Time In The West"                    Gary Cooper in Stanley Kramer's "High Noon" [1952]                     cover for "Western Comics" all-color comic book


Books About Western Movies & TV {just below}      Books About Cowboy (and Cowgirl) Stars


http://www.amazon.com/100-Westerns-BFI-Screen-Guides/dp/1844571122/
http://www.amazon.com/000-Ways-Die-Directors-Spaghetti/dp/1842433040/
http://www.amazon.com/Any-Gun-Can-Play-Euro-Westerns/dp/1903254612/
http://www.amazon.com/Candid-Cowboys-Neil-Summers/dp/9992160276/
http://www.amazon.com/First-Official-TV-Western-Book/dp/9999705499/
http://www.amazon.com/Official-Tv-Western-Book/dp/B000R058DC/ vol2
http://www.amazon.com/Official-TV-Western-Book/dp/B004I67TEC/ vol3
http://www.amazon.com/Official-TV-Western-Book/dp/B000K0AWSU/ vol4
http://www.amazon.com/official-TV-western-round-up-book/dp/1928988032/
http://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-Time-Italy-Westerns/dp/0810958848/
http://www.amazon.com/True-West-Illustrated-Heyday-Western/dp/0875653790/
http://www.amazon.com/Unsung-Heroes-Hollywood-Stuntmen-Stuntwomen/dp/1928988016/

The Western, from Silents to the Seventies book by George N. Fenin & William K. Everson  "The Western: From Silents To Cinerama" [1962]
by George N. Fenin & William K. Everson

Kessinger Publng 9½x7½ pb [8/2007] for $25.80
Orion Press hardcover [1962] out of print/used
The Western, from Silents to the Seventies book by George N. Fenin & William K. Everson  "The Western, From Silents To The Seventies" [1973]
by George N. Fenin & William K. Everson

Penguin 8¼x7¼ pb [3/77] out of print/used
Viking Press 8¾x7½ hardcover [9/73] out of print/used
Hollywood Posse Movie History book by Diana Serra Cary  "The Hollywood Posse: The Story of A Gallant Band of Horsemen Who Made Movie History" [1975] by Diana Serra Cary
Univ OK Press 9x6 pb [4/96] for $21.95
Houghton Mifflin hardcover [10/75] out of print/used
Sixguns and Society book by Will Wright  "Sixguns and Society: A Structural Study of The Western" [1975]
by Will Wright

Univ CA Press 8¾x6 pb [9/77] for $17.96
Univ CA Press hardcover [12/75] out of print/used
Six Shooters, Songs & Sex book edited by Charles W. Harris & Buck Rainey  "The Cowboy: Six Shooters, Songs & Sex" [1976]
Edited by Charles W. Harris & Buck Rainey

Univ OK Press 9¼x6¼ pb [9/2001] for $14.95
Univ OK Press pb [1976] out of print/used
Great Western Pictures book by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts  "The Great Western Pictures" [1976]
by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts

Scarecrow hardcover [12/76] out of print/used
sequel "The Great Western Pictures II" [1988]
by James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts

Scarecrow hardcover [7/88] for $55.00
Filming of The West book by Jon Tuska  "The Filming of The West: The Definitive Behind-The-Scenes History of The Great Western Movies - Illustrated" [1976]
by Jon Tuska

Doubleday hardcover [1976] out of print/used
Shoot-Em-Ups Reference Guide book by Les Adams & Buck Rainey  "Shoot-Em-Ups: The Complete Reference Guide To Westerns of The Sound Era"
[1978] by Les Adams & Buck Rainey

Scarecrow Press hardcover [2/86] out of print/used
Arlington House hardcover [1978] out of print/used
sequel "The Shoot-Em-Ups Ride Again: A Supplement To Shoot-Em-Ups" [1991] by Buck Rainey
Scarecrow Press 11½x8½ hardcover [1/91] for $70.50
Western Films Complete Guide 1982 book by Brian Garfield  
"Western Films: A Complete Guide" [1982]
by Brian Garfield

Da Capo Press 10x7 pb [8/99] out of print/many used
Rawson Associates 9x6½ hardcover [1982] out of print/many used
Showdown / Modern America In The Western Film book John H. Lenihan  "Showdown: Confronting Modern America In The Western Film" [1980]
by John H. Lenihan

Univ IL Press 9x6 pb [12/85] for $15.95
Univ IL Press hardcover [10/90] out of print/used
Overlook Film Encyclopedia / The Western book edited by Phil Hardy  "The Overlook Film Encyclopedia: The Western" [1984]
Edited by Phil Hardy

Overlook 11¾x9¼ pb [10/95] for $30.40
Overlook hardcover [5/94] for $65.00
Wm. Morrow hardcover [4/84] out of print/used
Encyclopedia of Western Movies book by Phil Hardy  "The Encyclopedia of Western Movies" [1984] by Phil Hardy
with 450 illustrations in color and b&w
Woodbury Press 11¾x9 hardcover [6/84] out of print/many used
American West In Film book by Jon Tuska  "The American West In Film: Critical Approaches To The Western" [1985]
by Jon Tuska

Univ NE Press pb [5/88] out of print/used
Yale Univ Press 9½x9 hardcover [3/85] out of print/used
Western Movies TV & Video Guide book by Michael R. Pitts  "Western Movies: A TV & Video Guide To 4200 Genre Films" [1986]
by Michael R. Pitts

McFarland & Co. pb [11/97] for $25.00
McFarland & Co. hardcover [12/86] out of print/used
Thunder In The Dust Western Movies book by John R. Hamilton  "Thunder In The Dust: Classic Images of Western Movies" [1987]
by John R. Hamilton & John Calvin Batchelor

Stewart Tabori & Chang hardcover [9/87] out of print/60+ used
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs TV special from Starz/Encore  "The Hollywood Western: 90 Years of Cowboys & Indians, Train Robbers, Sheriffs & Gunslingers, and Assorted Heroes & Desperados" [1992]
by William K. Everson

Carol Publng 11x8½ pb [5/92] out of print/used
basis for Starz/Encore's "Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs" TV special [2000]
34-minute color/b&w DVD [9/2008] for $71.96 {sic!}
full credits from IMDb
West of Everything book by Jane Tompkins  
"West of Everything: The Inner Life of Westerns" [1992]
by Jane Tompkins

Oxford Univ Press 8½x5½ pb [4/93] for $17.95
Oxford Univ Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [3/92] out of print/used
Guide To Silent Westerns book by Larry Langman  "A Guide To Silent Westerns (Bibliographies & Indexes In The Performing Arts Series, Volume 13)" [1992] by Larry Langman
Greenwood Press 9¼x6 hardcover [10/92] for $126.95
Where God Put The West book by Bette L. Stanton  "Where God Put The West: Movie Making In The Desert, A Moab - Monument Valley Movie History" [1994] by Bette L. Stanton
Canyonlands Natural History Assn. pb [9/2004] out of print/rare
Four Corners 11¼x8¾ pb [4/94] out of print/rare
Cowboy Movie Posters book by Bruce Hershenson & Richard Allen  "Cowboy Movie Posters" [1994]
by Bruce Hershenson & Richard Allen

self-published 11x8¾ pb [10/94] out of print/used

more on Magic Lantern's Movie Posters Books Page

Classic TV Westerns Pictorial History book by Ronald Jackson  "Classic TV Westerns: A Pictorial History" [1994]
by Ronald Jackson

Citadel Press pb [7/94] out of print/used
Trail Talk / Saturday Matinee Western Films book by Bobby J. Copeland  "Trail Talk: Candid Comments & Quotes By Performers & Participants of The Saturday Matinee Western Films" [1996]
by Bobby J. Copeland

Empire pb [5/96] for $12.50
Wanted Dead or Alive book edited by Richard Aquila  "Wanted Dead or Alive: The American West In Popular Culture" [1996]
Edited by Richard Aquila

Univ IL Press 9x6 pb [7/98] for $18.95
Univ IL Press 9.3x6.3 hardcover [7/96] for $39.95
Reel Cowboy Essays book by Buck Rainey   "The Reel Cowboy: Essays On The Myth In Movies & Literature" [1996]
by Buck Rainey

McFarland & Co. 9¼x6 hardcover [8/96] out of print/used
Westerns Making The Man book by Lee Clark Mitchell  "Westerns: Making The Man In Fiction & Film" [1996]
by Lee Clark Mitchell

Univ Chicago Press pb [4/98] for $17.00
Univ Chicago Press hardcover [11/96] for $35.00
Golden Corral Roundup book by Ed Andreychuk  "The Golden Corral: A Roundup of Magnificent Western Films" [1997]
by Ed Andreychuk

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [8/97] for $29.95
Crowded Prairie / Hollywood Western book by Michael Coyne  "The Crowded Prairie: American National Identity In The Hollywood Western"
[1997] by Michael Coyne

I.B.Tauris 9¼x6 pb [1/99] for $19.95
I.B.Tauris 9.4x6.3 hardcover [12/97] out of print/used
Western Gunslingers In Fact & On Film book by Buck Rainey  "Western Gunslingers In Fact and On Film: Hollywood's Famous Lawmen & Outlaws" [1997] by Buck Rainey
McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [12/97] for $45.00
More Cowboy Posters book by Bruce Hershenson & Richard Allen  "More Cowboy Movie Posters" [1998]
by Bruce Hershenson & Richard Allen

self-published 11x8¾ pb [8/98] for $14.00

more on Magic Lantern's Movie Posters Books Page

Back in the Saddle / B.F.I. Essays book edited by Gary A. Yoggy  "Back In The Saddle: Essays On Western Film & Television Actors" [1998]
Edited by Gary A. Yoggy

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [9/98] for $24.95
Back In The Saddle Again / B.F.I. Essays book edited by Edward Buscombe & Roberta E. Pearson  "Back In The Saddle Again: New Essays On The Western" [1998]
Edited by Edward Buscombe & Roberta E. Pearson

British Film Institute 9¼x6 pb [8/98] for $22.50
British Film Institute hardcover [10/98] out of print/used
Six-Gun Mystique Sequel book by John G. Cawelti  "The Six-Gun Mystique Sequel" [orig 1970, revised 1999]
by John G. Cawelti

Popular Press pb [2/99] for $16.95
Popular Press hardcover [1/99] for $49.95
Riding the Silver Screen Range book by Ann Snuggs  "Riding The (Silver Screen) Range: The Ultimate Western Movie Trivia Book"
[1999] by Ann Snuggs

Empire Publng 7½x5½ pb [6/99] for $15.00
Cowboy Way book by Ralph Lamar Turner & Robert J. Higgs  "The Cowboy Way: The Western Leader In Film, 1945-1995" [1999]
by Ralph Lamar Turner & Robert J. Higgs

Greenwood hardcover [10/99] for $64.95
Western Movie Quotations book by Jim Kane  "Western Movie Quotations" [1999]
by Jim Kane

McFarland & Co. hardcover [10/99] for $75.00
The Western, Parables of The Western Dream book by Jeffrey M. Wallmann  "The Western: Parables of The Western Dream" [1999]
by Jeffrey M. Wallmann, Foreword by Richard S. Wheeler

The first comprehensive historical survey of the Western in all of its manifestations, from the earliest Indian captivity narratives and pioneer biographies to contemporary Western novels, short stories, films & television series.
Texas Tech Univ Press hardcover [10/99] for $29.95
'A' Western Filmmakers book by Henryk Hoffmann  "A-Western Filmmakers: A Biographical Dictionary of Writers, Directors, Cinematographers, Composers, Actors & Actresses" [2000]
by Henryk Hoffmann

McFarland & Co. hardcover [1/2000] for $85.00
Cinema Southwest book by John A. Murray  "Cinema Southwest: An Illustrated Guide To The Movies & Their Locations"
[2000] by John A. Murray

Canyonlands Natural History Assn 9½x8½ pb [7/2011] for $17.90
Northland 8x9 pb [3/2000] out of print/used

Those Wide Open Spaces book by Hank Williams  "Those Wide Open Spaces" [2000] by Hank Williams
subjects include Gene Autry, Sunset Carson, Hopalong Cassidy, Buster Crabbe, Jennifer Holt, Tim Holt, Anne Jefferys, Buck Jones, Lash LaRue, Virginia Mayo, and Roy Rogers – plus a chapter on "100 of the top horses that blazed across the screen every Saturday afternoon"; with more than 200 rare photographs
Sweet-Water Press hardcover [5/2000] out of print/used
InSync Commns 10½x7 hardcover [5/2000] out of print/used
Universal-International Westerns Complete Filmography, 1947-1963 book by Gene Blottner  
"Universal-International Westerns, 1947-1963: The Complete Filmography"
[2000] by Gene Blottner

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [4/2007] for $39.95
McFarland & Co. 9x6 library hardcover [8/2000] for $65.00
John Ford Made Westerns book edited by Gaylyn Studlar & Matthew Bernstein  "John Ford Made Westerns: Filming The Legend In The Sound Era" [2001]
Edited by Gaylyn Studlar & Matthew Bernstein

Indiana Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [4/2001] for $19.95
Indiana Univ Press 9½x6.4 hardcover [4/2001] for $39.95

Readers of The Purple Sage Bookstore's John Ford [1894-1973] Page

Spaghetti Westerns book by Howard Hughes  "Spaghetti Westerns (Pocket Essentials)" [2001]
by Howard Hughes

Trafalgar Square pb [5/2001] out of print/used
Hollywood West book edited by Richard Etulain & Glenda Riley  "The Hollywood West: Lives of Film Legends Who Shaped It" [2001]
Edited by Richard Etulain & Glenda Riley

Fulcrum Publg 9x6 pb [5/2001] for $12.56
Westerns and American Culture book by R. Philip Loy  "Westerns and American Culture, 1930-1955" [2001]
by R. Philip Loy

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [7/2001] for $29.95
Dakota Epic / Reenactor book by Bill Markley & Jim Hatzell  "Dakota Epic: Experiences of A Reenactor During The Filming of Dances With Wolves" [2001] by Bill Markley; drawings by Jim Hatzell
iUniverse 9x6¼ pb [10/2001] for $13.95
author's website
A.F.I. essays / Western Film History book edited by Janet Walker  "Westerns: Films Through History" [A.F.I. Film Readers 2001]
Edited by Janet Walker

Routledge 9x6 pb [10/2001] for $22.95
Routledge hardcover [10/2001] for $85.00
Western Genre book by John Saunders  "The Western Genre" [2001]
by John Saunders

Wallflower Press 7¾x5¾ pb [10/2001] for $11.87
Horse Opera / Singing Cowboy book by Peter Stanfield  "Horse Opera: The Strange History of The 1930s Singing Cowboy" [2002]
by Peter Stanfield

Univ IL Press 9¾x6 pb [5/2002] for $16.95
Univ IL Press hardcover [5/2002] for $37.5
Invisible Natives book by Armando Jose Prats  "Invisible Natives: Myth & Identity In The American Western" [2002]
by Armando Jose Prats

Cornell Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [6/2002] for $21.95
Cornell Univ Press hardcover [6/2002] for $49.95
Singing In The Saddle book by Douglas B. Green  "Singing In The Saddle: The History of The Singing Cowboy" [2002]
by Douglas B. Green

Vanderbilt Univ Press 10¼3x7 hardcover [10/2002] for $24.47
Cowboy / Hollywood / Wild West book by Holly George-Warren  "Cowboy: How Hollywood Invented The Wild West" [2002]
by Holly George-Warren

Readers Digest 10¼x9¾ hardcover [10/2002] for $25.04
Code of Honor / American Westerns book by Michael F. Blake  "Code of Honor: The Making of Three Great American Westerns" [2003]
by Michael F. Blake

covers movies "High Noon" [1952], "Shane" [1953] & "The Searchers" [1956]
Taylor Trade Publng 9¾x7 pb [6/2003] for $19.95
Great Cowboy Movie Posters book by Bruce Hershenson & Richard Allen  "60 Great Cowboy Movie Posters" [2003]
by Bruce Hershenson & Richard Allen

self-published 11x8¾ pb [7/2003] for $10.49

more on Magic Lantern's Movie Posters Books Page

Encyclopedia of Westerns book by Herb Fagen  "The Encyclopedia of Westerns" [2003]
by Herb Fagen; Foreward by Tom Selleck; Preface by Dale Robertson

Checkmark 11½x7¾ pb [8/2003] out of print/used
Facts On File 11¾x8 hardcover [7/2003] out of print/used
Western Film Highlights, 1914-2001 book by Henryk Hoffmann  "Western Film Highlights: The Best of The West, 1914-2001" [2003]
by Henryk Hoffmann

Year-by-year account, starting in 1914, that cites favorite and award-winning films and television, events such as births & deaths, and significant achievements within the Western genre. Author was active in film studies in Poland for many years, currently teaches at a boarding school in Pennsylvania.
Mcfarland & Co. 9¾x6¾ pb [9/2009] for $39.95
Mcfarland & Co. 10x7¼ hardcover [7/2003] out of print/used
Invention of The Western Film book by Scott Simmon  
"The Invention of The Western Film: A Cultural History of The Genre's First Half Century" [2003] by Scott Simmon
Cambridge Univ Press 9¾x5¼ pb [8/2003] for $30.00
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2003] for $85.00
Universal Sound Westerns Complete Filmography, 1929-1946 book by Gene Blottner  "Universal Sound Westerns, 1929-1946: The Complete Filmography" [2003]
by Gene Blottner

McFarland & Co. 8¾x6 pb [12/2010] for $39.95
McFarland & Co. 9½x6 hardcover [11/2003] for $75.00
Trail Guide to Westerns book by David F. Matuszak  "Centennial Edition of The Cowboy’s Trail Guide To Westerns" [2003]
by David F. Matuszak

large-format pb available directly from Pacific Sunset Publng
Shooting Cowboys & Indians book by Andrew Brodie Smith  "Shooting Cowboys and Indians: Silent Western Films, American Culture & The Birth of Hollywood" [2004] by Andrew Brodie Smith
Univ Press of CO 9&frac13x6½ hardcover [1/2004] for $22.02
Westerns in a Changing America book by R. Philip Loy  "Westerns In A Changing America, 1955-2000" [2004]
by R. Philip Loy

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [6/2004] for $39.95
Once Upon A Time In The Italian West book by Howard Hughes  "Once Upon A Time In The Italian West: The Filmgoers' Guide To Spaghetti Westerns" [2004] by Howard Hughes
I.B. Tauris 9½x6¾ pb [5/2006] for $15.56
I.B. Tauris 9¾x6¾ hardcover [12/2004] out of print/used
Westerns Movie Genre book by Philip French  "Westerns: Aspects of A Movie Genre" [orig 1974, rev 2005]
by Philip French

First edition covered Western films of 1950 to 1974; second edition adds new section on Western films from 1975 to 2003
Kindle Edition from Carcanet Press [2005 edition] for $14.37
Carcanet Press 2nd edition 8½x5¼ pb [5/2005] for $34.70
Viking Adult 1st edition 9¼x6½ hardcover [5/74] out of print/used
Hollywood Hoofbeats book by Petrine Day Mitchum  "Hollywood Hoofbeats: Trails Blazed Across The Silver Screen" [2005]
by Petrine Day Mitchum, with Audrey Pavia

BowTie Press hardcover 10¼x11 [9/2005] for $26.37
Hollywood's West: The American Frontier in Film, Television & History book edited by Peter C. Rollins & John E. O'Connor  "Hollywood's West: The American Frontier In Film, Television & History" [2005]
Edited by Peter C. Rollins & John E. O'Connor

Univ Press of KY 9x5¾ pb [11/2008] for $25.00
Univ Press of KY 9x5¾ hardcover [11/2005] for $40.00
Spaghetti Westerns book by Christopher Frayling  "Spaghetti Westerns: Cowboys & Europeans From Karl May To Sergio Leone"
[orig 1981; rev 2006] by Christopher Frayling

I.B. Tauris 9¼x7¼ pb [4/2006] out of print/used
Routledge 8½x5¾ pb [2/81] out of print/used
Routledge & Kegan hardcover [2/81] out of print/used

see also 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Bookstore's Karl May [1842-1912] Page

The West In Early Cinema book by Nanna Verhoeff  
"The West In Early Cinema: After The Beginning, 1895-1915" [2006]
by Nanna Verhoeff

Amsterdam Univ Press 9½x6½ pb [6/2006] for $26.26
Amsterdam Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [6/2006] for $80.00
Best Western Movies book by John Howard Reid  "Best Western Movies: Winning Pictures, Favorite Films and Hollywood 'B' Entries" [2006] by John Howard Reid
Lulu.com 11x8¼ pb [7/2006] for $19.06
Hollywood and The O.K. Corral book by Michael F. Blake  "Hollywood and The O.K. Corral: Portrayals of The Gunfight & Wyatt Earp"
[2006] by Michael F. Blake

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [10/2006] for $39.95

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's Wyatt Earp [1848-1929] Page

The American Western book by Stephen McVeigh  "The American Western" [2007] by Stephen McVeigh
Edinburgh Univ Press 9x6 pb [2/2007] for $26.00
Edinburgh Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [2/2007] for $85.00

Stagecoach to Tombstone Filmgoers' Guide book by Howard Hughes  "Stagecoach To Tombstone: The Filmgoers' Guide To Great Westerns" [2007]
by Howard Hughes

I.B. Tauris 9½xc6½ pb [1/2008] for $15.96
I.B. Tauris 9½x7 hardcover [10/2007] for $19.95
covers 27 classic Western movies in chronological order: "Stagecoach" [1939] by John Ford, with John Wayne; "My Darling Clementine" [1946] by John Ford, with Henry Fonda; "Red River" [1948] by Howard Hawks, with John Wayne; "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon" [1949] by John Ford, with John Wayne; "High Noon" [1952] with Gary Cooper; "Shane" [1953] by George Stevens; "Johnny Guitar" [1954]; "Vera Cruz" [1954] with Gary Cooper & Burt Lancaster; "The Man From Laramie" [1955] with James Stewart; "The Searchers" [1956] by John Ford, with John Wayne; "Gunfight At The O.K. Corral" [1957] by John Sturges; "Forty Guns" [1957] by Samuel Fuller; "Ride Lonesome" [1959] by Budd Boetticher, with Randolph Scott; "Rio Bravo" [1959] by Howard Hawks,
with John Wayne; "The Magnificent Seven" [1960] by John Sturges; "One-Eyed Jacks" [1961] by Marlon Brando; "Ride The High Country" [1962] by Sam Peckinpah; "The Sons of Katie Elder" [1965] by Henry Hathaway, with John Wayne; "Once Upon A Time In The West" [1968] by Sergio Leone; "Support Your Local Sheriff" [1969] by Burt Kennedy; "The Wild Bunch" [1969] by Sam Peckinpah; "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid" [1969] by George Roy Hill; "McCabe & Mrs Miller" [1971] by Robert Altman; "Ulzana’s Raid" [1972] with Burt Lancaster; "The Outlaw Josey Wales" [1976] by Clint Eastwood; "Unforgiven" [1992] by Clint Eastwood; and "Tombstone" [1993]

Horizons West, Directing the Western book by Jim Kitses  "Horizons West: Directing The Western From John Ford To Clint Eastwood"
[2008] by Jim Kitses

examines Western directors Budd Boetticher, Clint Eastwood, John Ford [1894-1973], Sergio Leone, Anthony Mann & Sam Peckinpah [1925-84]
British Film Institute 9x6 pb [1/2008] for $27.85
British Film Institute 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2008] for $85.95
50 Years of The Television Western book by Ronald Jackson & Doug Abbott  "50 Years of The Television Western: A Pictorial History" [2008]
by Ronald Jackson & Doug Abbott

CAVEAT: Amazon reviewers note that the book contains way too many factual errors, but that the photos are nice – your call
AuthorHouse 11x8½ pb [4/2008] for $69.76
The Western book by David Carter  "The Western" [2008] by David Carter
Oldcastle Books 7½x5½ pb [4/2008] for $16.95
Reel Cowboys of the Santa Susanas book by Jerry England  "Reel Cowboys of The Santa Susanas" [2008] by Jerry England
Visit Chatsworth in the San Fernando Valley and ride the trails of the gone, but not forgotten Iverson Movie Ranch, Brandeis Movie Ranch, Bell Moving Picture Ranch, Corriganville Movie Ranch, Spahn Ranch, and Burro Flats
ECHO Press 10¾x8¼ pb [6/2008] for $21.50
Savages and Saints / Indians In Westerns book by Bob Herzberg  "Savages and Saints: The Changing Image of American Indians In Westerns" [2008] by Bob Herzberg
McFarland & Co. 10x7 hardcover [7/2008] for $55.00

see also 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Bookstore's Native American Film Festival Page

True West, Illustrated Guide To The Heyday of The Western book by Michael Barson  "True West: An Illustrated Guide To The Heyday of The Western" [2008]
by Michael Barson, Foreword by Robert B. Parker

Texas Christian Univ Press 11x8&frac pb [10/2008] for $19.77
Great Western Movie Locations book by Tinsley E. Yarbrough  "Those Great Western Movie Locations" [2008]
by Tinsley E. Yarbrough

Tumbleweed Press 11x8½ hardcover [10/2008] for $45.00
A Director's Take on the Spaghetti Western book by Alex Cox  "10,000 Ways To Die: A Director's Take On The Spaghetti Western" [2009]
by Alex Cox

Oldcastle Books 9¼x6¼ pb [9/2009] for $17.79
The Westerners Interviews book by C. Courtney Joyner  ”The Westerners: Interviews With Actors, Directors, Writers & Producers”
[2009] by C. Courtney Joyner, Foreword by Miles Swarthout

interviewees include Julie Adams, Harry Carey Jr., Jack Elam, Edward Faulkner, Andrew
J. Fenady, Glenn Ford, Burt Kennedy, Elmore Leonard, A.C. Lyles, Virginia Mayo, Andrew
V. McLaglen, Warren Oates, and Aldo Sambrell

McFarland & Co. pb [10/2009] for $39.95
author’s credits at IMDbofficial book site
Louis L'amour on Film & Television book by Ed Andreychuk  "Louis L'Amour On Film and Television" [2009]
by Ed Andreychuk

McFarland & Co. 9¾x7 pb [12/2009] for $49.95

see also 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's Louis L'Amour [1908-88] Page

Spaghetti Westerns book by Howard Hughes  "Spaghetti Westerns" [2010]
by Howard Hughes

Oldcastle Books pb [4/2010] for $18.68
100 Greatest Western Movies of All Time book by Philip Armour  "100 Greatest Western Movies of All Time: Including Five You'Ve Never Heard Of" [2011] from The Editors of American Cowboy Magazine, Foreword by Douglas Brode
Kindle Edition from TwoDot Books [6/2011] for $13.50
TwoDot Books 7¼x7¼ hardcover [6/2011] for $15.34
Globe Pequot Press hardcover [6/2011] out of print/many used
Globe Pequot Press hardcover [6/2011] out of print/many used

Western Movie Photographs & Autographs book by Ken Owens  "Western Movie Photographs and Autographs" [2012] by Ken Owens
A comprehensive guide that presents over 2000 Western movie star's photos and signatures from the 1920s to the 1970s, with every star identified; also includes values for all those signed images.
Schiffer Publng 11x8½ hardcover [1/2012] for $35.83
Ride, Boldly Ride book by Mary Lea Bandy & Kevin Stoehr  "Ride, Boldly Ride: The Evolution of The American Western" [2012]
by Mary Lea Bandy & Kevin Stoehr, Foreword by Clint Eastwood

Kindle Edition from Univ California Press [10/2012] for $31.96
Univ California Press 8¾x6 hardcover [10/2012] for $35.36
The Old West in Fact & Film book by Jeremy Agnew  "The Old West In Fact and Film: History Versus Hollywood" [2012]
by Jeremy Agnew

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [11/2012] for $38.00

Books  About  Cowboy  (and  Cowgirl)  Stars

Winners of The West / Sagebrush Heroes book by Kalton C. Lahue  
"Winners of The West: The Sagebrush Heroes of The Silent Screen" [1971]
by Kalton C. Lahue

A.S. Barnes hardcover [1971] out of print/used
Riders of The Range book by Kalton C. Lahue  "Riders of The Range: The Sagebrush Heroes of The Sound Screen" [1973]
by Kalton C. Lahue

A.S. Barnes 9x6½ hardcover [1973] out of print/used
Castle 10x6¾ hardcover [1973] out of print/used
They Went Thataway book by James Horwitz  "They Went Thataway: From Tom Mix To Tonto - The Cowboy Movies & The Men Who Made Them - Where Are They Now?" [1976] by James Horwitz
A fan from 'the front row' tracked down then-living cowboy matinee & TV stars for interviews - Gene Autry, Sunset Carson, Russell Hayden, Tim McCoy, Joel McCrea, Charles Starrett, Duncan Renaldo {"The Cisco Kid"}, and singing cowboy Jimmy Wakeley - plus material on silent star 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, William Boyd {"Hopalong Cassidy"}, silent star William S. Hart, Ken Maynard, silent star Tom Mix & silent star Fred Thomson
Ballantine Books mass pb [12/77] out of print/used
E.P. Dutton / Bookthrift hardcover [10/76] out of print/many used
Great Cowboy Stars of Movies & Television book by Lee O. Miller  
"The Great Cowboy Stars of Movies & Television" [1979]
by Lee O. Miller, Introduction by Joel McCrae

Crown/Arlington House hardcover [11/79] out of print/used
Those Great Cowboy Sidekicks book by David Rothel  "Those Great Cowboy Sidekicks" [1984]
by David Rothel

Empire 11x8¾ pb [6/2001] for $25.00
Scarecrow hardcover [6/84] out of print/used
Saturday Matinee Movie Cowboys book by Buck Rainey  "Heroes of The Range: Yesteryear's Saturday Matinee Movie Cowboys" [1987]
by Buck Rainey

World of Yesterday pb [6/87] out of print/used
Scarecrow Press hardcover [4/87] out of print/used
Cowboy Shooting Stars book by John A. Rutherford & Richard B. Smith  "Cowboy Shooting Stars" [1988]
by John A. Rutherford & Richard B. Smith III

Empire hardcover [5/88] out of stock/used
sequel "More Cowboy Shooting Stars" [1993]
by John A. Rutherford & Richard B. Smith III

Empire hardcover [1/93] for $18.00
B-Western Actors Encyclopedia book by Ted Holland  "B-Western Actors Encyclopedia: Facts, Photos & Filmographies For More Than 250 Familiar Faces" [1989] by Ted Holland
McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [11/97] for $30.00
McFarland & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [1/89] out of print/used
Sweethearts of the Sage book by Buck Rainey  "Sweethearts of The Sage: Biographies & Filmographies of 258 Actresses Appearing In Western Movies" [1992] by Buck Rainey
McFarland & Co. 11½x9 hardcover [8/92] out of print/used
Westerns Women book by Boyd Magers & Michael G. Fitzgerald  "Westerns Women: Interviews With 50 Leading Ladies of Movie & Television Westerns From The 1930s To The 1960s" [1999]
by Boyd Magers & Michael G. Fitzgerald

McFarland & Co. hardcover [10/99] for $36.50
B-Western Boot Hill book by Bobby Copeland  "B-Western Boot Hill: A Final Tribute To The Cowboys & Cowgirls Who Rode The Saturday Matinee Movie Range" [1999]
by Bobby Copeland

Empire 8½x5½ pb [10/99] for $16.99
Reel Cowboys book by Bill O'Neal  "Reel Cowboys: Western Movie Stars Who Thrilled Young Fans & Helped Them Grow Up Decent & Strong" [2000]
by Bill O'Neal

Eakin Publns hardcover [4/2000] for $11.87
Ladies of The Western book by Michael G. Fitzgerald & Boyd Magers  "Ladies of The Western: Interviews With Fifty-One More Actresses From The Silent Era To The Television Westerns of The 1950s & The 1960s" [2002]
by Michael G. Fitzgerald & Boyd Magers

McFarland & Co. 10.4x7 hardcover [1/2002] for $36.50
Kid Kowboys, Juveniles in Western Films book by Bob Nareau  ”Kid Kowboys: Juveniles In Western Films” [2003] by Bob Nareau
featuring more than 70 juvenile actors, including Lee Aaker, Armida, Buzz Barton, Noah Beery Jr., Bobby Blake, Bill Cody Jr, Junior Coghlan, Tommy Cook, Frankie Darro, Sugar Dawn, Johnny Duncan, Billy & Gary Gray, Buzz Henry, Tim Holt, Dick Jones, Mary Lee, Harry & Sammy McKim, Mickey Rooney, Betsy King Ross, Dean Stockwell, and Jane Withers
Empire Publng 11x8½ pb [8/2003] for $20.00
Strong, Silent Type book by Buck Rainey  "The Strong, Silent Type: Over 100 Screen Cowboys, 1903-1930" [2003]
by Buck Rainey

McFarland & Co. 11x8½ pb [11/2003] for $45.00
Shooting Stars of The Small Screen book by Douglas Brode  "Shooting Stars of The Small Screen: Encyclopedia of TV Western Actors,
1946 - Present" [2009] by Douglas Brode, Foreword by Fess Parker

Univ TX Press 9x6 pb [10/2009] for $27.39

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