The assorted crises western ranchers face , many of their own making , are
substantially more severe because of a ... and history , theory becomes practice ,
and environmental perception evolves into an analysis of character and place .
Author: Paul F. Starrs
Publisher: JHU Press
The dime novel and dude ranch, the barbecue and rodeo, the suburban ranch house and the urban cowboy—all are a direct legacy of nineteenth-century cowboy life that still enlivens American popular culture. Yet at the same time, reports of environmental destruction or economic inefficiency have motivated calls for restricted livestock grazing on public lands or even for an end to ranching altogether. In Let the Cowboy Ride, Starrs offers a detailed and comprehensive look at one of America's most enduring institutions. Richly illustrated with more than 130 photographs and maps, the book combines the authentic detail of an insider's view (Starrs spent six years working cattle on the high desert Great Basin range) with a scholar's keen eye for objective analysis.
Assorted hired hands , visitors , and neighboring ranchers made up the rest of the
cast . These people and their land were introduced in a series of short stories and
serialized novels in Street and Smith magazines , starting in 1904 . But it was ...
Author: Buck Rainey
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Movies and books have romanticized the life of the cowboy. To most, the heroes of countless Westerns fall into one of three categories: the strong, silent, asexual deliverer of damsels in distress; the slick and gaudy guitar-strummer; and the virile, violent drifter. In truth, real cowboys had little in common with the fictionalized characters of literature and the silver screen. The "reel" cowboys of yesteryear are recalled in Part One of this work. The make-believe West of Gene Autry, Buck Jones, Harry Carey, and many others is contrasted with the real American West. Part Two discusses the many movies based on the writings of Western writers. The works of Zane Grey, Louis LAmour, Max Brand, Luke Short, Ernest Haycox and many others have been transformed to the silver screen, often with great success. Next examined are the movies based upon three writers of the great Northwest: James Oliver Curwood, Jack London and Rex Beach. A concluding section looks at cinema cowboys on the so-called "sawdust trail." Will Rogers, Tom Mix, Jack Hoxie were among those reel cowboys who performed in circuses and Wild West shows.
... characters fashioned by the mythical frontier ' s magical stripping and
subsequent rebuilding processes — assorted ... signifying the area beyond the
frontier , savagery ) or rancher ( and here all bets are off , from rancher as
unredeemed in ...
Author: Mark Cronlund Anderson
Publisher: Peter Lang
Cowboy Imperialism and Hollywood Film explores how Hollywood has employed the frontier myth to sanction imperial behavior. This cultural project integrates the myth, America's secular creation story, with Manifest Destiny, the sugar-coated impetus to conquer without compunction. Through Hollywood - the history teacher who reaches the largest audiences - the imagery of conquest has become effectively naturalized, glorified, and personified in the guise of the mythical frontiersman, such as John Wayne and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. This book examines eighteen movies, ranging from The Green Berets to Raiders of the Lost Ark, from Red River to Hidalgo. Others, from Full Metal Jacket to The Big Lebowski, The Ballad of Little Joe to 25th Hour, posit intriguing revisionist frontier tales.
Cowboys are rough , barbarous and strong , " wrote historian Emerson Hough ,
and we love them “ because at heart each of us is ... Ranchers have latched on to
the coyote , the intrepid little canine some tribal peoples called “ god's dog , " as
their ... prairie dogs , and assorted varmints that feed on rangeland grasses ) are
a scapegoat for all the problems inherent in ... Although sentimentalized in songs
as essential to the flavor and character of the West , predators — in many
Author: Russell Martin
Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang
Combining hundreds of paintings, photographs, and film stills, this tribute to the American cowboy captures the evolution of an American symbol and the reality of the Western frontier
... portrayed villains , ranchers , miners , and assorted other characters . The
Milton Charles Trio provided music for the program . Charles , playing the organ ,
intensified the action with musical interludes , and the trio furnished
Author: Raymond E. White
Publisher: Popular Press
And in a series of exhaustive appendixes, he documents their contributions to each medium they worked in. Testifying to both the breadth and the longevity of their careers, the book includes radio logs, discographies, filmographies, and comicographies that will delight historians and collectors alike."--Jacket.
William Perlberg ; sc : Lewis Meltzer , Daniel PETER MUNCIE : Itinerant Missouri
cowboy who Taradash , Sarah Y . Mason , and ... the small turnbuddy , who
works for a pretty cattle rancher . of - the - century town of Grover ' s Corners ,
New Hampshire , who falls in love with and ... b / o The Siwash Stories by George
helped by the ghosts of Andrew Jackson and other Fitch . assorted historical
Author: Tom Scott Cadden
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Lists the films and screen roles of fifty top American actors and actresses, and includes plot summary, cast, and credits for each movie
Master criminal Ellen Murphy plus assorted henchmen are after the money , and
none of them mind a few killings if it ' ll ... Alone Major character ( s ) : Jim
Waggoner , Orphan , Cowboy ; Janet Carbaugh , Clerk ; Raymond Whitfield ,
Author: Neil Barron
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre
Author: Geoff Sadler
Publisher: Chicago : St. James Press
Supplies a brief biography, a bibliography, and a signed statement about the writings of 485 western writers
¡937: Come on Cowboys with the Three Mesquiteers. ... he entered filmmaking in
¡9¡5, then (drifted into playing bad guys, bankers, judges, dads and assorted
other character parts). He was described as a stalwart, strong-faced character
with a curly shock of hair. ... He played brother, father, villain, rancher and army o
Author: George A. Katchmer
Long before sound became an essential part of motion pictures, Westerns were an established genre. The men and women who brought to life cowboys, cowgirls, villains, sidekicks, distressed damsels and outraged townspeople often continued with their film careers, finding success and fame well into the sound era--always knowing that it was in silent Westerns that their careers began. More than a thousand of these once-silent Western players are featured in this fully indexed encyclopedic work. Each entry includes a detailed biography, covering both personal and professional milestones and a complete Western filmography. A foreword is supplied by Diana Serra Cary (formerly the child star "Baby Peggy"), who performed with many of the actors herein.
Author: Laurie Lanzen Harris
Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1800 and 1900, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.