1953 1st edition; The Viking Press, New York; Book of the Month Club Selection; hardbound in red boards with camel color lettering on cover and spine; inside very good condition with unmarked pages and no foxing; dust jacket has small nicks along edges - see pics.
Elvis Film based on book -
It’s the golden anniversary for Elvis’ high-spirited 26th movie, “Stay Away, Joe.”
In “Joe,” Elvis stars as the title character, Joe Lightcloud, a rodeo star who is trying to help his Native American family, who lives on a reservation. Between business dealings and bucking broncos, Joe also stays busy wooing girls – including Mamie, who has marriage on her mind.
“Joe” is based on Dan Cushman’s best-selling novel of the same name. Cushman, a Montana native, wrote more than 30 novels and won numerous awards. His “Stay Away Joe” book not only inspired Elvis’ movie but also a Broadway musical; both were praised for their comedy and criticized for the negative depiction of Native Americans.
“Stay Away, Joe” features five Elvis songs.