By Don Graham
Rereading John Graves…
Don Graham on Peter Gent.
Don Graham on Sallie Reynolds Matthews.
Don Graham doffs his hat to J. Frank Dobie.
Don Graham remembers Willie Morris.
Don Graham corrals Pale Horse, Pale Rider.
Don Graham rereads The Gay Place.
Horseman, Pass By…
Long before Lonesome Dove and other cattle-culture classics defined Texas for the world, Hold Autumn in Your Hand—a novel that wasn’t about cowboys or Longhorns—won critical acclaim. With good reason.
As ever, Texas looms large in the movies’ imagination—large and largely inaccurate.
Giant is just one of the best movies about Texas.
In his lifetime Audie Murphy traveled from the cold reality of World War II to the ultimate illusion of Hollywood.