Gene Autry: His Life and Career

Gene Autry: His Life and Career

by Don Cusic
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786430613

ISBN-13: 9780786430611

Pub. Date: 03/23/2007

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Gene Autry was the first of the wildly popular "singing cowboys" of the thirties and forties and the man who carried the flag for "western" in "country and western," popularizing the genre's marriage of seemingly disparate western and hillbilly influences. Beyond his highly successful recording career, his on-screen persona influenced an entire generation of

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Gene Autry was the first of the wildly popular "singing cowboys" of the thirties and forties and the man who carried the flag for "western" in "country and western," popularizing the genre's marriage of seemingly disparate western and hillbilly influences. Beyond his highly successful recording career, his on-screen persona influenced an entire generation of American boys. Autry was also an accomplished investor and businessman, and was the longtime owner of Major League Baseball's Angels franchise.

This meticulously researched biography takes the reader from Gene Autry's childhood in Oklahoma through his phenomenally successful career as a singer and actor, and covers his later triumphs in business and sports. Of particular interest is the book's detailed day-to-day treatment of Autry's performing career, with a wealth of information on each recording session and film shoot, including key personnel (e.g., songwriters, engineers, directors, crew) and interesting anecdotes. The work includes information from the author's own interviews with Autry's contemporaries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786430611
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/23/2007
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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