By Richard W. Slatta
This cultural trip down reminiscence lane showcases how significant Western figures, occasions, and areas were portrayed in folks legends, artwork, literature, and well known culture.
• one hundred forty five A–Z entries starting from equipment Carson and Woody Guthrie to Hispanics in Western motion pictures and Ansel Adams, every one with a bibliography
• Over forty pictures, drawings, and reproductions of posters
• 20 participants together with students and different experts
• large bibliography of books and internet sites supplying elevated learn on a myriad of subject matters with regards to the western U.S.
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Gene costumes, scripts, and props of western never considered himself a very good ac- film and television, The Autry offers an tor and never considered himself a very enjoyable and engaging opportunity to good singer either. He was very humble discover the legacy of the West. about that. Autry remained vigorous and active throughout his life. In 1993 his theme song, “Back in the Saddle Again,” enjoyed a popular revival on the sound track for the film Sleepless in Seattle. The sound track stayed on Billboard Magazine’s charts for more than a dozen weeks, selling more than 2 million copies.
George Armstrong Custer starred as a white hat in the very first westernthemed line of figures, Marx’s Best of the West series. Only two other real-life characters—Daniel Boone and Geronimo— joined Custer in the series of more than 20 figures. Custer has since been produced dozens of times, by many different companies in many different styles, but one thing has remained the same: he’s always a good guy. Today, of course, we realize that Custer wasn’t as pure and innocent as we were led to believe by our grade school history teachers.
Well, just about the same as always,” replies the barber. “Gambling and drinking and killing. ” In El Dorado (1967), gunslinger Nels McCloud (Christopher George) delivers a bit of pop philosophy to his gang: “Faith can move mountains. ” asks gunfighter Brad Ellison (Jock Mahoney). “I wanted to see the winner,” replies John Forbes (Carl Benton Reid). “Nobody wins in a gunfight,” replies Ellison. The most famous parody of action shooting and Old West role playing came in the campy 1973 science fiction film Westworld, which provides a delightful, dark, bizarre story of action shooting gone bad.
The Mythical West: An Encyclopedia of Legend, Lore, and Popular Culture by Richard W. Slatta