Before Dallas Proclaims It Terry Southern Day, Stock Your Virtual Bookshelves With His Works



Perhaps you've forgotten: On May 1 council member Delia Jasso will officially proclaim it Terry Southern Day to coincide with a screening of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb at the Texas Theatre, after which Terry's boy Nile and I will talk about Oak Cliff's "long-lost wayward son." In advance of this occasion, Nile sends word today that Terry's books (Candy, Blue Movie, Flash and Filigree, The Magic Christian and Texas Summer, which is out of print) are making their way to virtual bookshelves as e-books courtesy Open Road. Another title -- the collection Red-Dirt Marijuana and Other Tastes -- will be released in June.

The video above is a cool freshly minted promo -- those are some very kind words about Terry from the great Fran Lebowitz. As Nile tells Publishers Weekly today, far as he's concerned this is a very big deal: "I think a whole new wave of readers will discover him as they should for Terry holds a unique and fundamental place in 20th century arts, letters, and culture." Incidentally, that's Nile in the promotional video above, playing the part of Terry. He won't say what, exactly, he's smoking.

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blancawonka1
blancawonka1

Check out Terry "Oak Cliff Boy" Southern's Find-A-Grave Memorial -thanks to Niles Southern for the picture and his personal approval of this Memorial on behalf of his Dad!!Oak Cliff lets shout out for Terry!TX! Terry Southern Paula

Tex
Tex

Yes, call the Texas and you can order there, but tix will be available on their site the week of the screening. LaceyB: Dr. Strangelove is greatness. Come see it and if you don't agree, I'll buy your ticket.

Nachoman
Nachoman

The Texas Theater website needs info on how to get tickets. Their Ticket broker doesn't have any events listed for that day.

LaceyB
LaceyB

That was a good movie, but nothing spectacular for me. My question--where's his yahoo and cowboy hat?

reimer
reimer

Sometimes movietickets does not list tickets for sale over two weeks in advance. We have no control of this automatic process.

Nachoman
Nachoman

If I call the theater can I order directly from there?

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