As told in letters to his mother and father. NY, Garden City, blue cloth hardcover, near very good except for mild specking on base of spine, bumps and rubs to cover extremities, map endpapers, iinner hinges sound and uncracked, binding tight, 433pp, text is very slightly age-toned. No dust jacket. 6"x9-1/8". trxx.
ISBN. Hardback. No Dust jacket. Later Printing. Very Good Condition. Tight sound copy with evidence of glue repair neatly done, owner's inscription on Third free endpaper, owners name and address on half title page, minor rubs to edges and corners of covers.
Harry Hay certainly became aware of Halliburton but he was better acquainted with Paul Mooney and Bill Levy Alexander, architect of Halliburton's famed "Hangover House" in Laguna Beach. Alexander was a friend of Paul who introduced him to Halliburton at the Barbizon theater in New York where Alexander and friend Charles Wolfson went to see Salome.
Halliburton was very close to his parents and corresponded faithfully and frequently with them throughout his many travels but there is nothing in his letters to indicate they knew he was gay. However, there is a tip - off that at least his father knew or may have suspected. It lies in the fact that when his father edited Richard's letters for the posthumous book, Richard Halliburton, His Story of His Life's Adventures, Bobbs-Merrill, 1940, he deleted many references to Paul Mooney in the original letters and sometimes crossed out "Paul" and substituted "Peter."
Further details of the interactions of Halliburton, Alexander and Mooney can be found in my thoroughly researched book, "A Shooting Star Meets the Well of Death, Why and How Richard Halliburton Conquered the World," Moonshine Cove Publications, 2014.
Jul 19, 2007
Provides insight into the man
This book of letters reads like an autobiography and gives the reader a behind the scenes view of his other books and adventures.
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