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A history of television's The Virginian, 1962-1971

Author: Paul Green
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On September 19, 1962, The Virginian made its primetime broadcast premiere. Based on the novel by Owen Wister, The Virginian had been through four movie adaptations when Frank Price mentioned the story's series potential to NBC. The primary focus is The Virginian's transformation into television. Personal interviews with executive producer and actors provide insider details"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Green
ISBN: 9780786426133 0786426136 9780786446803 0786446803
OCLC Number: 70129168
Description: x, 290 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Owen Wister --
2. Beginnings --
3. The Virginian : season one --
4. Early seasons : seasons two and three --
5. Change of direction : season four --
6. New beginnings : season five --
7. MacDonnell in charge : seasons six to eight --
8. The men from Shiloh : season nine --
9. Production and location --
10. Lee J. Cobb : Judge Henry Garth --
11. James Drury : The Virginian --
12. Doug McClure : Trampas --
13. Gary Clarke : Steve Hill --
14. Roberta Shore : Betsy Garth --
15. Randy Boone : Randy Benton --
16. Clu Gulager and Diane Roter : Emmett Ryker and Jennifer Sommers --
17. Charles Bickford, Don Quine and Sara Lane : John, Stacey and Elizabeth Grainger
Responsibility: Paul Green ; foreword by Frank Price.
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"On September 19, 1962, The Virginian made its primetime broadcast premiere. Based on the novel by Owen Wister, The Virginian had been through four movie adaptations when Frank Price mentioned the story's series potential to NBC. The primary focus is The Virginian's transformation into television. Personal interviews with executive producer and actors provide insider details"--Provided by publisher.

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by Arnie (WorldCat user on 2007-09-09)

Acknowledgments vii Foreword by Frank Price 1 Preface 5 Introduction 7 1. Owen Wister 9 2. Beginnings 15 3. The Virginian: Season One 21 4. Early Seasons: Seasons Two and Three 31 5. Change of Direction: Season Four 45 6. New Beginnings: Season Five 51 7. MacDonnell in Charge: Seasons Six to Eight 62 8. The Men from Shiloh: Season Nine 72 9. Production and Location 79 10. Lee J. Cobb: Judge Henry Garth 90 11. James Drury: The Virginian 94 12. Doug McClure: Trampas 104 13. Gary Clarke: Steve Hill 118 14. Roberta Shore: Betsy Garth 132 15. Randy Boone: Randy Benton 140 16. Clu Gulager and Diane Roter: Emmett Ryker and Jennifer Sommers 151 17. Charles Bickford, Don Quine and Sara Lane: John, Stacey and Elizabeth Grainger 155 18. John McIntire, David Hartman and Tim Matheson: Clay Grainger, David Sutton and Jim Horn 166 19. Stewart Granger and Lee Majors: Col. Alan Mackenzie and Roy Tate 170 20. Familiar Faces: Pippa Scott, L. Q. Jones, John Dehner, Jeanette Nolan and Ross Elliott 173 21. Frank Price: Executive Producer 179 22. Producers 184 23. Writers 192 24. Directors 200 25. Directors of Photography 212 26. Composers 217 27. Episode Guide 230 28. Afterthoughts 267 Appendix: The Virginian Memorabilia 269 Bibliography 271 Index 275

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