An intensely personal journey portraying a state seen through the prism of its violent, racist past and through Hollywood's in the film "Ghosts of ...Show synopsisAn intensely personal journey portraying a state seen through the prism of its violent, racist past and through Hollywood's in the film "Ghosts of Mississippi"--and its own--struggle to understand. 16 pages of photos. Ads in "The New York Times, BookPage", and "Clarion Ledger", as well as other regional publications.Hide synopsis
Publisher: New York: Random House, . First Edition, As Stated
Description:Octavo, black cloth & blue boards, gilt letters, 288 pp. Fine ...Octavo, black cloth & blue boards, gilt letters, 288 pp. Fine (As New), in a FIne (As New) dust jacket. "...[Morris] brings together the harsh realities of race and the magical illusions of Hollywood in an unusual book about the making of the movie Ghosts of Mississippi and its more complicated historical background: the 1963 assassination of the courageous civil rights activist Medgar Evers and the conviction thirty years later of his killer, Byron De La Beckwith, in one of the most striking cases in the annals of American jurispudence....[It] is not only a dramatic account of the making of a major motion picture about one of themost heinous crimes of this century; it is also an examination of the murder tiself and the people involved that explains why it took so long for justice to prevail. Morris was on hand both for the trial and for the making of the movie..."
Description:Fine. Morris, Willie. The Ghosts of Medgar Evers: a Tale of...Fine. Morris, Willie. The Ghosts of Medgar Evers: a Tale of Race, Murder, Mississippi, and Hollywood. New York: Random House, 1998. 288pp. Indexed. 8vo. Hardcover. Book condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine.
Description:First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the front flyleaf. Laid...First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the front flyleaf. Laid in is a bookmark from Lemuria, a bookstore in Jackson, Mississippi, where an author signing was held featuring Morris. Morris illuminates the making of the 1996 Rob Reiner film, "Ghosts of Mississippi, " starring Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Virginia Madsen, and Whoopi Goldberg. Morris also investigates the actual murder of Medgar Evers, and Evers' death as impacted on his family. Light foxing to the top page edges, else Near Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket.
Publisher: New York: Random House, (1998). First edition
Description:Octavo. vi; 288 pages. Fine in original two-toned boards and a...Octavo. vi; 288 pages. Fine in original two-toned boards and a fine pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed on the title page in 1998 by Morris.
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