Sweethearts of the Sage: Biographies and Filmographies of 258 Actresses Appearing in Western Movies

Sweethearts of the Sage: Biographies and Filmographies of 258 Actresses Appearing in Western Movies

by Buck Rainey
     
 

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Hundreds of leading ladies have appeared in the thousands of Westerns produced since 1903's The Great Train Robbery, riding in and out, never to be heard of again. A relative few of the women stayed around to make a name for themselves.

This comprehensive biographical reference book of those rangeland queens is divided into four parts: "Path

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Hundreds of leading ladies have appeared in the thousands of Westerns produced since 1903's The Great Train Robbery, riding in and out, never to be heard of again. A relative few of the women stayed around to make a name for themselves.

This comprehensive biographical reference book of those rangeland queens is divided into four parts: "Path Finders," active before 1920; "Trail Blazers," whose heyday was in the 1920s; "Pioneers," of the 1930s and 1940s; and "Homesteaders," primarily post-1940. If an actress appeared in at least eight Westerns, or a lesser number of significant oaters, she is in this book. Generously illustrated."

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"Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear" in this comprehensive biographical reference, divided into four parts: Path Finders (active before 1920); Trail Blazers (whose heyday was in the 1920s); Pioneers (of the 1930s and 1940s); and Homesteaders (primarily post-1940). Generously illustrated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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delightful for browsing...highly recommended
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impressive scholarship...liberally illustrated...beautifully documented...highly recommended
American Libraries
comprehensive...richly detailed...a labor of love

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786467693
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/30/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
652
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

The late Buck Rainey wrote scores of articles for Western and serial fanzines and several books. He lived in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.

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