Title She Came to the Valley: A Novel of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Mission, Texas
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Publisher Jenkins Publishing Company / San Felipe Press, Austin 1972
Inscription Author; Director, Cast Members
Seller ID 2192675
Jenkins Publishing Company / San Felipe Press, Austin. 1972. Reissue. 388 pp. 8vo. 1972 historical special edition of the 1943 classic which inspired the film of the same name. A western novel focusing on a pioneer woman and political intrigue during the Spanish-American War. The film version, despite having a cast featuring several well-known actors, was widely considered to be a poor adaptation. 'Family movies to a border town near Rio Grande and opens up a store. Unfortunately, Pancho Villa and his man storm the town and rob the place. The wife is left to fend for herself, so she gets in touch with the man who works for Villa.' - IMDBKeywords: HISTORICAL FICTION WESTERN OLD WEST RIO GRANDE VALLEY MISSION TEXAS TX CLEO DAWSON SIGNED Condition Notes: Front endpapers bear inscriptions and signatures from the author, director, and cast members of the film: Cleo Dawson; Mary Alice Artes; Kathe Cunha; Frank Ray Perilli; Dean Stockwell; John Hayes; Scott Glenn; Les Brecht; Albert Band; and Robby Romero. The recipient is someone named Angie, likely an uncredited member of the crew or a production assistant (she is not mentioned on the official film crew list). Laid in are a facsimile of a letter by Dawson stapled to a three-page cast list with addresses and phone numbers, and a photocopy of a letter from West Virginia State College to Dawson referencing payment for a lecture appearance. Light stain to base of first and last few pages, boards faintly soiled.