Nickel-Plated Dream

Nickel-Plated Dream

by Stephen Lodge
     
 
"The Kid"-a 20th Century lad with a stubborn wish that he'd been born a 19th Century gunfighter, and his faithful companion-an eccentric Indian- embark on an adventure-filled odyssey that takes them from John Wayne's set of The Alamo in Texas to Opening Day at the Old Tucson Western Movie-Set Amusement Park in Arizona.

Their escapades eventually lead them to

Overview

"The Kid"-a 20th Century lad with a stubborn wish that he'd been born a 19th Century gunfighter, and his faithful companion-an eccentric Indian- embark on an adventure-filled odyssey that takes them from John Wayne's set of The Alamo in Texas to Opening Day at the Old Tucson Western Movie-Set Amusement Park in Arizona.

Their escapades eventually lead them to California's celebrated Corriganville Movie Ranch-the Universal Studios Tour of its day. Here is where The Kid quickly learns the ropes by testing both his love and his courage. Acting out famous historical gunfights for the throngs of paying tourists brings The Kid closer to his dreams-and to death.

Nickel-Plated Dream is loosely based upon the author's youthful recollections of 1959 when he was a 16-year-old gunfighter/stuntman at the then-world-famous Corriganville Movie Ranch Attraction near Hollywood.

Editorial Reviews

Leo Pando
"Written in a friendly, vivid style, constantly making references that only a diehard western fan could.a heartfelt ode to a time, a place and even a state of mind that is embodied in the glorious B-westerns we grew up loving. The Kid, as he's called, is all of us."
chief reviewer for The Old Cowboy Picture Show newsletter
True West Magazine
"Authentic behind-the-scenes tale ... Readers will have their fingers crossed as they turn the pages."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933016306
Publisher:
Behler Publications, LLC
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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