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Buffalo Bill On Stage

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Author: Sandra Sagala
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826344291
Size: 18.57 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: Between 1872 and 1886, before he achieved acclaim for his Wild West show, "Buffalo Bill" led a troupe of traveling actors known as a Combination across the country performing in frontier melodramas. Biographies of William Frederick Cody rarely address these fourteen rather obscure years when Cody honed the skills that would make him the world-renowned entertainer as he is now remembered. In this revision of her earlier book, Buffalo Bill, Actor, Sandra Sagala chronicles the decade and a half of Cody's life as he crisscrossed the country entertaining millions. She analyzes how the lessons he learned during those theatrical years helped shape his Wild West program, as well as Cody, the performer.


Art And Advertising In Buffalo Bill S Wild West

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Author: Michelle Delaney
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 080616512X
Size: 25.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Book Description: William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, star of the American West, began his journey to fame at age twenty-three, when he met writer Ned Buntline. The pulp novels Buntline later penned were loosely based on Cody’s scouting and bison-hunting adventures and sparked a national sensation. Other writers picked up the living legend of “Buffalo Bill” for their own pulp novels, and in 1872 Buntline produced a theatrical show starring Cody himself. In 1883, Cody opened his own show, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, which ultimately became the foundation for the world’s image of the American frontier. After the Civil War, new transcontinental railroads aided rapid westward expansion, fostering Americans’ long-held fascination with their western frontier. The railroads enabled traveling shows to move farther and faster, and improved printing technologies allowed those shows to print in large sizes and quantities lively color posters and advertisements. Cody’s show team partnered with printers, lithographers, photographers, and iconic western American artists, such as Frederic Remington and Charles Schreyvogel, to create posters and advertisements for Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Circuses and other shows used similar techniques, but Cody’s team perfected them, creating unique posters that branded Buffalo Bill’s Wild West as the true Wild West experience. They helped attract patrons from across the nation and ultimately from around the world at every stop the traveling show made. In Art and Advertising in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, Michelle Delaney showcases these numerous posters in full color, many of which have never before been reproduced, pairing them with new research into previously inaccessible manuscript and photograph collections. Her study also includes Cody’s correspondence with his staff, revealing the showman’s friendships with notable American and European artists and his show’s complex, modern publicity model. Beautifully designed, Art and Advertising in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West presents a new perspective on the art, innovation, and advertising acumen that created the international frontier experience of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.


Wild Bill Hickok Gunfighter

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Author: Joseph G. Rosa
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806150238
Size: 71.79 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Book Description: “James Butler Hickok, generally called ‘Wild Bill,’ epitomized the archetypal gunfighter, that half-man, half-myth that became the heir to the mystique of the duelist when that method of resolving differences waned. . . . Easy access to a gun and whiskey coupled with gambling was the cause of most gunfights--few of which bore any resemblance to the gentlemanly duel of earlier times. . . . Hickok’s gunfights were unusual in that most of them were ‘fair’ fights, not just killings resulting from rage, jealousy over a woman, or drunkenness. And, the majority of his encounters were in his role as lawman or as an individual upholding the law.”--from Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok (1837–1876) was a Civil War spy and scout, Indian fighter, gambler, and peace officer. He was also one of the greatest gunfighters in the West. His peers referred to his reflexes as “phenomenal” and to his skill with a pistol as “miraculous.” In Wild Bill Hickok, Gunfighter, Joseph G. Rosa, the world’s foremost authority on Hickok, provides an informative examination of Hickok’s many gunfights. Rosa describes the types of guns used by Hickok and illustrates his use of the plains’ style of “quick draw,” as well as examining other elements of the Hickok legend. He even reconsiders the infamous “dead man’s hand” allegedly held by Hickok when he was shot to death at age thirty-nine while playing poker. Numerous photographs and drawings accompany Rosa’s down-to-earth text.


Players Magazine

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Size: 50.92 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : College and school drama
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Frontier In American Culture

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Author: Richard White
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520088443
Size: 80.25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 116
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Book Description: A collection of essays explores the pervasive images of log cabins, wagon trains, cowboys, and Indians in contemporary American culture, examining the reality behind the myths and explaining how and why such images have persisted and their implications. UP.


The American West In Bronze 1850 1925

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Author: Thayer Tolles
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300197438
Size: 78.55 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Book Description: "'The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925' is the first full-scale exhibition to explore the aesthetic and cultural impulses behind the creation of statuettes with American western themes, which have been so popular with audiences then and now. Both the exhibition and this accompanying catalogue offer a fresh look at the multifaceted roles played by these sculptors in creating three-dimensional interpretations of western life, whether based on historical fact, mythologized fiction, or most often, something in-between. Examples by such archetypal representatives of the West as Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell are complemented by the work of sculptors such as James Earle Fraser and Paul Manship, who contributed to the popularity of the American bronze statuette even though their western subjects were less frequent." -- Publisher's description.


Buffalo Bill Cody

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Author: William R. Sanford
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9780766040076
Size: 50.80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 48
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Book Description: "Explores Buffalo Bill Cody, including his childhood; working as a scout, buffalo hunter, and Pony Express rider; the creation and performances of his Wild West Show and his legacy in American history"--Provided by publisher.


Thematic Guide To Modern Drama

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Author: Susan C. W. Abbotson
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN:
Size: 56.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 292
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Book Description: The uniquely thematic approach of this resource will help teachers and librarians identify pertinent works of modern drama for students, and will enhance readers' understanding of these works. Ninety-nine plays are discussed, covering a broad range of works spanning more than a hundred years.


The Life And Legacy Of Annie Oakley

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Author: Glenda Riley
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806187247
Size: 44.76 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book Description: With a widowed mother and six siblings, Annie Oakley first became a trapper, hunter, and sharpshooter simply to put food on the table. Yet her genius with the gun eventually led to her stardom in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show during the latter half of the nineteenth century. The archetypal western woman, Annie Oakley urged women to take up shooting to procure food, protect themselves, and enjoy healthy exercise, yet she was also the proper Victorian lady, demurely dressed and skeptical about the value of women’s suffrage. Glenda Riley presents the first interpretive biography of the complex woman who was Annie Oakley.


Buffalo Bill On The Silver Screen

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Author: Sandra K. Sagala
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806151404
Size: 36.87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Book Description: For more than thirty years, William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody entertained audiences across the United States and Europe with his Wild West show. Scores of books have been written about Cody’s fabled career as a showman, but his involvement in the film industry—following the dissolution of his traveling show—is less well known. In Buffalo Bill on the Silver Screen, Sandra K. Sagala chronicles the fascinating story of Cody’s venture into filmmaking during the early cinema period. In 1894 Thomas Edison invited Cody to bring some of the Wild West performers to the inventor’s kinetoscope studio. From then on, as Sagala reveals, Cody was frequently in the camera’s eye, eager to participate in the newest and most popular phenomenon of the era: the motion picture. In 1910, promoter Pliny Craft produced The Life of Buffalo Bill, a film in which Cody played his own persona. After his Wild West show disbanded, Cody fully embraced the film business, seeing the technology as a way to recoup his financial losses and as a new vehicle for preserving America’s history and his own legacy for future generations. Because he had participated as a scout in some of the battles and skirmishes between the U.S. Army and Plains Indians, Cody wanted to make a film that captured these historical events. Unfortunately for Cody, The Indian Wars (1913) was not a financial success, and only three minutes of footage have survived. Long after his death, Cody’s legacy lives on through the many movies that have featured his character. Sagala provides a useful appendix listing all of these films, as well as those for which Cody himself took an active role as director, producer, or actor. Published on the eve of the centennial anniversary of The Indian Wars, this engaging book offers readers new insights into the legendary figure’s life and career and explores his lasting image in film.


American Cowboy

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Size: 60.49 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Languages : en
Pages : 100
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Book Description: Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.


Slippery Characters

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Author: Laura Browder
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN:
Size: 23.16 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 312
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Book Description: Examining the creation and reception of ethnic impersonator autobiographies from the 1830s through the 1990s, Browder uncovers their surprising influence in shaping American notions of identity.