New PDF release: Art and Politics in Have Gun—Will Travel: The 1950s

By Kathleen L. Spencer

ISBN-10: 0786478845

ISBN-13: 9780786478842

From 1955 to 1964, American tv was once awash in grownup Westerns, up to one sector of all prime-time programming. in the course of its six seasons (1957–1963), Have Gun–Will Travel used to be well-known as the most effective indicates on television—politically the main liberal, and intellectually and aesthetically the main subtle, mostly due to Richard Boone.
This paintings areas the sequence in its higher old context, exploring why the Western used to be so well known on the time, and examines how the early background of tv affected the exhibits. a quick biography of Boone is incorporated, revealing how his values and studies formed the sequence. Behind-the-scenes lifestyles at the express is in comparison with that of its hottest opponents, Gunsmoke, Wagon teach and Bonanza. significant topics and styles of the exhibits are in comparison, specifically the figures of the lawman, the gunfighter and the outlaw, racial and ethnic minorities, and women.

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