Saturday, May 18th, 2019, 2:00-4:00 pm
by Bartee Haile
Galveston Bookshop will host a book signing on Saturday, May 18th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. with returning author Bartee Haile and his newest book, a survey of the famous entertainers who came from Texas.
In keeping with its reputation for size and spectacle, Texas has produced a staggering number of stars. Although many hailed from towns too small to have a post office, they occupied the spotlight on the largest of stages.
Roger Miller’s songs made him the “King of the Road,” and Howard Hughes stretched his vision across the skies of the silver screen. Gene Autry won fame as a singing cowboy and Van Cliburn wore a tuxedo to international piano competitions, but both hailed from the Lone Star State. Texans penned Old Yeller and voiced Daffy Duck. From Buddy Holly to Ginger Rogers and Joan Crawford to Jimmy Dean, Bartee Haile charts the brightest constellations of Texas entertainers.
Bartee Haile is known for producing “This Week in Texas History”, a syndicated column found in many local newspapers. He has also written several other Texas histories including, “Murder Most Texan,” a true crime collection, and “Texas Depression-Era Desperadoes,” which focuses on Bonnie & Clyde and other notorious criminals of that period.