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Larry McMurtry books catalog at
Larry McMurtry audio catalog at
Larry McMurtry credits [since 1963] at Internet Movie Database
Larry McMurtry entry at Wikipedia

Oscar statuette is a trademark of A.M.P.A.S.   Larry McMurtry won a shared Oscar® for "Brokeback Mountain" [2005]
and was nominated for "The Last Picture Show" [1972]

He also has won
two B.A.F.T.A. Awards (1973 & 2006)
a shared Western Heritage Bronze Wrangler Award in 1996
a W.G.A. Award in 2006 and a nomination in 1972

"Horseman, Pass By" [1961 novel] adapted for film as "Hud" [1963 movie]

The Thalia Trilogy #1 of 5: "The Last Picture Show" [1966 novel]

All My Friends Are Going To Be Strangers novel by Larry McMurtry  "All My Friends Are Going To Be Strangers" [1972]
prequel to "Some Can Whistle" [1991]
Scribner 8x5¼ pb [9/2002] for $11.20
Pocket pb [8/92] out of print/used
Touchstone 8.4x5½ pb [5/89] for $14.99
S&S hardcover [3/72] out of print/used

"Lonesome Dove" [LD#3: 1985]

The Thalia Trilogy #2 of 5: "Texasville" [1987 novel]

Anything For Billy novel by Larry McMurtry  "Anything For Billy: A Novel" [1988]
The legend of Billy Bone – McMurtry's fictional take on Billy The Kid – as told by a dime novelist and failed train robber from Philadelphia.
S&S 8x5¼ pb [11/2001] for $11.70
S&S 9x6 hardcover [1/88] out of print/used

"Buffalo Girls" novel [1990]
adapted as C.B.S. TV movie [aired April 1995]
Filmed at Bonanza Creek Ranch, Charles R Ranch, Cook Ranch, Las Vegas, and Valles Caldera National Preserve
in northern New Mexico; directed by Rod Hardy; teleplay by Cynthia Whitcomb, based on the novel by Larry McMurtry;
starring Anjelica Huston {as Calamity Jane}, Melanie Griffith, Gabriel Byrne, Peter Coyote {as 'Buffalo Bill' Cody},
Tracey Walter, Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman, Jack Palance, Charlayne Woodard, John Diehl, Liev Schreiber,
Andrew Bicknell, Paul Lazar, Russell Means {as Sitting Bull}, Reba McEntire {as Annie Oakley}, Sam Elliott
{as 'Wild Bill' Hickok} & Jerry King full credits at IMDb

Some Can Whistle novel by Larry McMurtry  "Some Can Whistle" [1991]
sequel to "All My Friends Are Going To Be Strangers" [1972]
Scribner pb [10/2002] for $11.20
S&S hardcover [9/91] out of print/used

"Streets of Laredo" [LD#4: 1993]

"Dead Man's Walk" prequel [LD#1: 1995]

"Comanche Moon" prequel [LD#2: 1997]

Walter Benjamin At The Dairy Queen book by Larry McMurtry  "Walter Benjamin At The Dairy Queen: Reflections On Sixty & Beyond" [1999]
Touchstone 7¾x5½ pb [8/2001] for $10.20
S&S hardcover 8¾x5¾ [11/99] out of print/used

The Thalia Trilogy #3 of 5: "Duane's Depressed" [1999 novel]

the four books of The Berrybender Narratives, 2002-2004 {as below}

Loop Group novel by Larry McMurtry  "Loop Group: A Novel" [#28 2004]
S&S 9¼x6½ hardcover [12/2004] for $16.50
Recorded Books audio CD [12/2004] for $23.09
Telegraph Days novel by Larry McMurtry  "Telegraph Days: A Novel" [#29 2006]
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [6/2006] for $15.75
S&S UNABR audio CD [6/2006] for $25.17

The Thalia Trilogy #4 of 5: "When The Light Goes" [2007 novel]

The Thalia Trilogy #5 of 5: "Rhino Ranch" [2009 novel]

"The Last Kind Words Saloon" [2014]

The  Berrybender  Narratives

Sin Killer novel by Larry McMurtry  Book 1: "Sin Killer" [2002]
Pocket pb [4/2003] for $7.99
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2002] for $17.50
S&S UNABR audio [5/2002] for $24.50
S&S UNABR audio CD [5/2002] for $27.97
Wandering Hill novel by Larry McMurtry  Book 2: "The Wandering Hill" [2003]
Pocket Star pb [11/2003] for $7.99
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2003] for $18.20
S&S UNABR audio cassette [5/2003] for $27.97
S&S UNABR audio CD [5/2003] for $27.97
Sorrow's River novel by Larry McMurtry  Book 3: "By Sorrow's River" [2003]
Pocket pb [5/2004] for $7.19
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2003] for $18.20
Audioworks UNABR audio [11/2003] for $27.97
Audioworks UNABR audio CD [11/2003] for $27.97
Folly & Glory novel by Larry McMurtry  Book 4: "Folly and Glory" [2004]
S&S 8½x5½ pb [8/2005] for $10.78
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2004] for $15.75
S&S UNABR audio CD [5/2004] for $25.17
S&S UNABR audio [5/2004] for $22.05

The  Thalia  Trilogy  {of 5 novels}

Last Picture Show novel by Larry McMurtry  "The Last Picture Show: A Novel" [Dial 1966]
Between WWII and the Korean War, high-schoolers Duane & Sonny and their pals in a failing Texas town learn lessons about life and love and themselves, symbolized by falling attendance at the local movie house.
S&S 8x5¼ pb [1/99] for $10.01
Amereon 9x5¾ hardcover [6/66] for $23.95
Last Picture Show movie directed by Peter Bogdanovich  "The Last Picture Show" feature film [Columbia Pictures Oct 1971]
Co-written & directed by Peter Bogdanovich; co-written by Larry McMurtry, based on his novel; starring Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ben Johnson, Cloris Leach-man, Ellen Burstyn, Eileen Brennan, Clu Gulager, Sam Bottoms & Randy Quaid; won Oscars for Best Supporting Actor [BJ] & Actress [CL], Oscar noms for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Script, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor [JB] & Actress [EB]; won BAFTA for Best Script, Best Supporting Actor [BJ] & Actress [CL], BAFTA noms for Best Film, Best Direction & Best Supporting Actress [EB]; nominated for DGA & WGA awards; listed on the National Film Registry in 1998
Sony 'Director's Cut' widescreen b&w DVD [11/99] for $14.99
Sony 'Director's Cut' widescreen b&w VHS [11/99] out of stock/used
Sony b&w VHS [6/94] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb
"Picture This" [1990] documentary by George Hickenlooper
"The Last Picture Show: A Look Back" [1999] hour-long documentary
Texasville novel by Larry McMurtry  
"Texasville: A Novel" [1987]
Thirty years after the events in "Last Picture Show", after the oil-boom has died, Jacey returns and stirs things up with Duane.
S&S 8x5¼ pb [1/99] for $11.48
S&S hardcover [4/87] out of print/many used
Texasville movie directed by Peter Bogdanovich  "Texasville" feature film [Nelson Ent. Sept 1990]
Written & directed by Peter Bogdanovich; starring Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Timothy Bottoms, Annie Potts, Cloris Leachman & Randy Quaid
M.G.M. widescreen color DVD [9/2002] for $12.99
M.G.M. color VHS [1/99] out of stock/used
Nelson Ent. color VHS [2/92] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb
Duane's Depressed novel by Larry McMurtry  "Duane's Depressed" [1999]
Turning 62, Duane hands his oil-business over to his son and has too much time to think about the past.
Pocket mass pb [9/99] for $7.99
S&S 8¼x5¼ pb [4/2003] for $14.00
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [1/99] out of print/used
When The Light Goes novel by Larry McMurtry  "When The Light Goes: A Novel" [2007]
Less than stellar short novel; two years later, Duane returns from a trip to Egypt to boredom in Thalia; a flirtatious young woamn and a lesbian therapist do their best to stir Duane's sexuality, but nothing much else happens.
S&S 8x56¾ pb [3/2008] for $11.90
S&S 9¼x6 hardcover [2/2007] out of print/used
Rhino Ranch novel by Larry McMurtry  "Rhino Ranch: A Novel" [2009]
Thalia, Texas continues to change at a breakneck pace even as 70-year-old Duane feels himself slowing down; he reflects on all that he and Thalia have been through, feeling adrift in a world where love and betrayal walk hand in hand.
S&S 8½x5½ pb [6/2010] for $10.20
S&S 9&frac2x6½ deckle-edge hardcover [8/00] for $17.16

The  'Lonesome Dove'  Saga

'Lonesome Dove' archive at Southwest Texas State University
"Lonesome Dove" posters at AllPosters [dot] com

Lonesome Dove Saga video & DVD collections  miniseries video collection: "Lonesome Dove", "Streets
of Laredo" & "Dead Man's Walk" [2001]

Artisan/Fox color DVD [10/2001] 6 disks - out of prodn/used
Hallmark color VHS set [10/2001] 3 tapes - out of prodn/used

Dead Man's Walk novel by Larry McMurtry  "Dead Man's Walk" [LD#1: 1995] {prequel to 'Lonesome Dove'}
Pocket pb [6/96] for $7.99
Scribner 8x5¼ pb [10/2000] for $10.50
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [9/95] out of print/used
Smithmark hardcover [8/00] out of print/used
S&S UNABR audio [10/95] out of stock/used
Dead Man's Walk movie  TV miniseries [DePasse/RHI May 1996]
Filmed in Texas; directed by Yves Simoneau; starring David Arquette, Jonny Lee Miller, F. Murray Abraham, Keith Carradine, Patricia Childress, Brian Dennehy, Edward James Olmos, Eric Schweig & Harry Dean Stanton
Hallmark color VHS [8/98] for $14.98
Hallmark color DVD [10/2001] for $17.98
full credits from IMDb

Comanche Moon novel by Larry McMurtry  "Comanche Moon" [LD#2: 1997]
{fits between "Dead Man's Walk" and "Lonesome Dove"}
Pocket mass pb [6/98] for $7.99
Scribner 8x5¼ pb [10/2000] for $11.20
EconoClad hardcover [10/99] for $16.15
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [11/97] out of print/used
Comanche Moon miniseries directed by Simon Wincer  TV miniseries [C.B.S./Paramount/Sony aired Jan 2008]
Co-produced by Val Kilmer, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana & others; directed by Simon Wincer; script co-written by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana, from his novel; starring Val Kilmer, Steve Zahn, Rachel Griffiths, Karl Urban, Linda Cardellini, Elizabeth Banks & Wes Studi; filmed near Santa Fe, New Mexico in May 2006
Sony widescreen color DVD [2/2008] 2 disks for $19.99
full credits from IMDb official C.B.S. movie site

Lonesome Dove novel by Larry McMurtry  "Lonesome Dove" [LD#3: 1985]
won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1986
Pocket pb [1/91] for $7.99
Scribner 8x5¼ pb [10/2000] for $11.20
S&S 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2000] for $21.00
Simon Wincer won Emmy for Best Directing   Lonesome Dove tv movie poster directed by Simon Wincer  "Lonesome Dove" TV miniseries [Motown/RHI Feb 1989]
Directed by Simon Wincer; starring Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane, Robert Urich, Frederic Forrest, Anjelica Huston & D.B. Sweeney; nominated for 18 Emmy Awards, won for Best Directing & six minor Emmies
Lions Gate color DVD [4/2002] 2 disks for $9.99
Artisan/Fox color DVD [2/2000] out of prodn/used
Hallmark color VHS [7/98] out of prodn/many used
Sonic Images soundtrack CD [10/98] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb movie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" brown poster available at
11"x17" tan poster available at

"Lonesome Dove: The Making of An Epic" [1991 tv documentary]: credits from IMDb
Cabin Fever 50-minute color VHS [8/95] for $15.00

A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove by Bill Wittliff  "A Book of Photographs From Lonesome Dove" [2007]
Photographs by Bill Wittliff, Introduction by Stephen Harrigan, Foreword by Larry McMurtry

Univ TX Press 20th Anniv Ltd Edition 12½x12¼ hardcover [8/2009] for $32.85
Univ TX Press 12½x12¼ hardcover [10/2007] for $29.70
A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove by Spong, Wilson, Wittliff  "A Book On The Making of Lonesome Dove" [2012]
Interviews by John Spong, Color Photographs by Jeff Wilson, Photographs by Bill Wittliff

Univ TX Press 12¼x12¼ hardcover [10/2012] for $30.55

Streets of Laredo novel by Larry McMurtry  "Streets of Laredo" [LD#4: 1993]
Pocket pb [11/95] for $7.99
Scribner 8x5¼ pb [10/2000] for $10.50
S&S hardcover [8/93] out of print/used
Streets of Laredo tv movie directed by Joseph Sargent  "Streets of Laredo" TV miniseries [DePasse/RHI Nov 1995]
Filmed in Texas; directed by Joseph Sargent; starring James Garner,
Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Ned Beatty, Randy Quaid & Wes Studi
Hallmark color VHS [8/98] for $14.98
Artisan color DVD [4/2001] for $22.48
full credits from IMDb

Return To Lonesome Dove miniseries directed by Mike Robe  "Return To Lonesome Dove" tv miniseries [RHI Nov 1993]
Filmed in Texas & Montana; directed by Mike Robe; script by John Wilder;
starring Jon Voight, Barbara Hershey, Rick Schroder, Louis Gossett Jr,
Oliver Reed & Reese Witherspoon
Hallmark color VHS [8/98] for $13.99
full credits from IMDb

Tales of The Plains / Outlaw Years tv series  "Lonesome Dove: Tales of The Plains" [Hallmark TV 21-episode series 1994]
Platinum Disc color DVD [6/2004] 5 disks for $27.99
Artisan color VHS [4/2001] out of prodn/used
1994 series credits from IMDb
"Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years" [Hallmark 22-episode TV series 1995-96]
Platinum Disc color DVD [10/2004] 5 disks for $27.99
1995-96 series credits from IMDb
Lonesome Dove Ultimate Collection 10 DVD box set  
"Lonesome Dove: The Ultimate Collection" 10-DVD Box Set [2008]
contains both complete TV seasons
Echo Bridge Home Ent. widescreen color DVD set [1/2008] 10 disks for $109.00

Non-Fiction  by  Larry  McMurtry

"Crazy Horse: A Penguin Lives Biography" [1999] by Larry McMurtry

Film Flam Essays On Hollywood by Larry McMurtry   "Film Flam: Essays On Hollywood" [1988]
{reprinted from "American Film"}
Touchstone 8x5.4 pb [9/2001] for $9.60
Touchstone hardcover [8/88] out of stock/used
Books memoir by Larry McMurtry  "Books: A Memoir" [2008]
S&S 9¼x6¾ hardcover [7/2008] for $16.32

"Literary Life: A Second Memoir" [5/2011] by Larry McMurtry

Custer biography by Larry McMurtry   "Custer" [2012] by Larry McMurtry  
The author draws on an extensive personal collection of memorabilia and other references and delves into the life of the stubborn and complex General George Armstrong Custer, and his famous last stand at the Battle of the Little Big Horn
Kindle Edition from Simon and Schuster Digital Sales [11/2012] for $16.99
Simon & Schuster 11x8½ hardcover [11/2012] for $23.10

Other  Works  by  Larry  McMurtry

"Memphis" [1992 TV movie]

Still Wild stories edited by Larry McMurtry  "Still Wild: Short Fiction of The American West, 1950 to Present" [2000] Edited by Larry McMurtry
S&S 8x5¼ pb [6/2001] for $14.00
S&S 8¾x5¾ hardcover [7/2000] out of print/used
twenty stories by Max Apple, Rick Bass, Jon Billman, Robert Boswell, Raymond Carver, Louise Erdrich, Richard Ford, William H. Gass, Dagoberto Gilb, Ron Hansen, William Hauptman, Dave Hickey, Jack Kerouac ("The Mexican Girl"), Tom McGuane, Diana Ossana, Mark Jude Poirier, Annie Proulx (the haunting "Brokeback Mountain"), Leslie Marmon Silko, Wallace Stegner & Dao Strom

"The Johnson County War" [2002 TV mini-series]

"Brokeback Mountain"
[Focus Features/Paramount Sept 2005]
co-won Oscar® for Best Script Adaptation  Brokeback Mountain movie directed by Ang Lee  
Brokeback Mountain movie poster starring Heath Ledger & Jake Gyllenhaal  
This may not be yer 'classic' Western, but it has cowboys and horses and a love story, and it was nominated for 8 Oscars – and made its production costs back in the first week of release. In 1963, a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy meet while herding sheep in the mountains of Wyoming. Their decades-long bond is profound and passionate and poignant and ultimately tragic. Directed by Ang Lee; co-produced & script by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana, based on the 1997 short story by Annie Proulx; starring Heath Ledger [1979-2008], Jake Gyllenhaal, Randy Quaid, Michelle Williams & Anne Hathaway; won Oscars for Best Director, Best Script Adaptation & Best Original Music Score, also nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (HL), Best Supporting Actor (JG), Best Supporting Actress (MW) & Best Cinematography; won 4 BAFTA Awards (plus 5 noms); won C.S.A., D.G.A., P.G.A. & W.G.A. Awards, 2 Independent Spirit Awards, and a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival
Focus Features Collector's Edition widescreen color DVD [1/2007] 2 disks for $14.99
Universal widescreen color DVD [4/2006] for $9.99
Focus Features soundtrack CD [11/2005] 17 tracks for $14.99
full credits from IMDb official movie site
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $2.99 {sic}
27"x40" poster from Amazon for $12.99

Books  About  Larry  McMurtry

Larry McMurtry bio by Mark Busby  "Larry McMurtry and The West: An Ambivalent Relationship" [1995]
by Mark Busby

UNTx Press 5x7 hardcover [5/95] for $22.50

L i n k s
Larry McMurtry entry at Wikipedia
Larry McMurtry books catalog at
Larry McMurtry audio catalog at
Larry McMurtry credits [since 1963] at Internet Movie Database

Larry McMurtry papers at SW Texas State University

Online sales in association with  browse Larry McMurtry Bibliography at Amazon  and   Lonesome Dove posters category at

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