Texas literary giant Larry McMurtry's personal estate up for grabs at auction
The partial estate of one of the Lone Star State's most esteemed and prolific writers, Larry McMurtry, is about to go to auction — and fans will be able to get a first glimpse online.
Taking place at San Antonio-based Vogt Auction Galleries on May 29, "The Estate of Larry McMurtry" auction will include items from the author's home in Archer City, Texas, including his writing desk, typewriters, artwork, and much more.
McMurtry wrote some of Texas' most enduring stories and shaped the history of modern American storytelling, both on the page and on the screen. His Pulitzer-Prize winning Lonesome Dove was adapted into a television miniseries that earned 18 Emmy Award nominations and seven wins. Several of his other novels were adapted for the big screen, including The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, and Brokeback Mountain, which earned McMurtry an Oscar for best adapted screenplay.
In total, the author's adapted works received 34 nominations and 13 Oscar wins throughout his career.
The celebrated author passed away in March 2021 at the age of 84. He is the namesake of the Lone Star Film Society's most prestigious award, given in 2022 to Yellowstone and 1883 creator Taylor Sheridan at the organization's Fort Worth gala.
The auction will feature a wide range of treasures, from personal copies of the author's books to memorabilia from his Hollywood productions, home furnishings, firearms, and boots.
Presented by Vogt Auction Galleries, the auction will take place on Monday, May 29, beginning at 1 pm.
A full catalog will be published on May 5 at TexasAuction.com, and bids will be accepted in by in person, by telephone, live online, or by absentee bid. Head to vogtauction.com for more details and to stay up to date.