Guthrie Jr., A. B.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Western novelist, wrote Oscar-nominated script for 1953 film “Shane”

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(Alfred Bertram, “Bud”, 1901-1991) American novelist, historian, and literary historian, awarded 1950 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for “The Way West” (1949) about the journey of American expansion in the old west. Moved with his parents to Montana at 6 months old. After working 22 years as a news reporter and editor for the Lexington (Kentucky) Leader, Guthrie wrote his first novel. In 1944 he had been attempting to write the story of the mountain men, and won the Nieman Fellowship at Harvard. He returned to the newspaper where he was allowed to take his afternoons off to write fiction. He was able to quit his reporting job following the publication of “The Big Sky” and “The Way West” and returned to Choteau, Montana. His novels include “Murders at Moon Dance”(1943). Guthrie continued to write predominantly western subjects, including the Academy Award-nominated script for the 1953 film Shane and the 1956 novel “These Thousand Hills”. In 1960, he published his first collection of short stories, “The Big It and Other Stories”. He wrote 5 “Sheriff Chick Charleston” western mysteries, non-fiction, poetry, children’s books, and a 1965 autobiography. SP, 10 x 8 b&w glossy photo by Helena, Montana “Independent Record” staff photographer depicting Guthrie in suit, tie & hat by a sign describing replica of a keel boat (behind the sign) used by RKO in filming of Guthrie’s novel “The Big Sky”. Guthrie adds "Sept. 22, 1955/Helena, Mont." under his signature.

Condition: Very good - IMAGE NOTE: shine at top right is from light reflecting off of glossy surface; it is NOT on photograph itself!
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