Thursday, 23 February 2017

Bus Stop - William Inge

The touching and hilarious story of a footloose torch singer who knew too much about men and a cowboy who didn't know enough about women...
"an uproarious comedy..."
NEW YORK TIMES


BANTAM BOOKS 1518
FIRST PRINTING AUGUST 1956
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY RANDOM HOUSE JUNE 1955
FIRESIDE THEATRE SELECTION PUBLISHED MARCH 1956
COVER PHOTO BY MILTON GREENE

cherie and the cowboy

Cherie was a chanteuse. She said, "I call m'self Cherie. Thass all the name ya need-like Hildegarde. I won a amateur contest down in Joplin, Missouri, and that got me a job in a night club in Kanz City. But working in a night club ain't all roses..."

Bo Decker had his picture taken by Life magazine because he was a champion professional rodeo rider. Bo had heard about women only he'd hardly ever seen one. Bo was a large, beautiful hunk of a 
man-but green as new grass when it came to Cherie.

Bo and Cherie got together when they were stranded at a bus stop one night.

Their story is one of high humor-a mixture of brag, heartache, bluster, and the funniest tough love affair ever put on stage, screen, or between the covers of a book. It is filled with comedy, compassion and tenderness-

"A MEMORABLE ACHIEVEMENT..."
NEW YORK TIMES

Marilyn Monroe stars in the 20th Century-Fox CinemaScope Film

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