I've been told there is a new book out titled "Wyatt Earp in Person," and it is full of never-before-seen pictures alleged to be of Wyatt, the Earps, etc. Perhaps it includes the picnic picture, too! The author is named "Klein," I believe, but I can't find it for sale anywhere. Not that I need it or want it, but I am a completist where Wyatt or the brothers and family are concerned. Does anyone on BJs know of this book?
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Wait, wait, I'm living that experiment. I have the same amount of money as I used to have, which is not much after the monthly deduction for beer and skittles, but I do not remember ever getting a piece... more
Thanks, Dan. I requested of two friends, Jean Smith and Ron Woggon, that they go by the Allen English house last week. The people there said they did not know him and knew nothing about the book. Jean... more
I recently saw a copy of the book on ebay. The listing provided a few photographs of select pages. One was a full page reproduction of a tin type alleged to be a teen-aged Virgil Earp. The book sold... more
Yes, Mike, this is the one that Mark Gardner purchased and then asked me about it. This, then, started me on the quest to find one. Why do people still think they can get away with falsely identifying... more
Just from a quick look about, this book appears to have been published a decade ago, and the Four Paws Publishing web link now leads to a chinese language page with zero publishing or Old West content.... more
Thanks, Wayne, Pam and the others who have e-mailed me directly. The mystery continues. I've found two people who have the book and both say it is full of fake photos. Nonetheless... I still want o... more
Definitely worth a look for one big reason: People who can’t tell the difference between the real and the fake often have the related problem of not being able to tell the difference between what’s important... more
Wayne, with your great investigative powers, please check into Klein's claim to have the bulk of Josephine Earp's personal estate items, including the many never-before-seen photos, all derived from a... more
I’ll check him out, but I suspect you are right- A fun hunt, but I doubt he has the goods. At the prices the real thing goes for, if he or his heirs really had the goods we’d have seen them on offer with... more