First edition, first printing. Signed and dated in the month of publication by James Arness and by James E. Wise, Jr. Included are several promotional leaflets from the signing. Also included is a T-shirt from the event with the date, location, and photo of Matt Dillon/James Arness. Blue cloth, gilt stamping on front cover and spine, x, 237 pp., frontis. [color portrait], foreword, introduction, prologue, illustrated, appendices, index. Actor and fellow Gunsmoke performer Burt Reynolds, who spent 2 1/2 years on the show, has written a foreword to the book. The autobiography of the actor who starred as Marshal Matt Dillon of Dodge City from 1955-1975. A full account of his early years, his family, his military career during World War II, his film work in Hollywood, and much more. As new without dust jacket, as issued.
Inventory Number: 17626