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Horse opera : the strange history of the 1930s singing cowboy

Author: Peter Stanfield
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this innovative take on a neglected chapter of film history, the author challenges the commonly held view of the singing cowboy as an ephemeral figure of fun. Entertaining and thought provoking,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stanfield, Peter, 1958-
Horse opera.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001005008
(OCoLC)47791153
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Stanfield
OCLC Number: 606839994
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 177 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : keep them clean --
By the costume we may tell the man : turn-of-the-century fiction and the figure of the cowboy --
Liberty's cuckoos : cowboys of the silent screen --
Monodies for the cowpuncher : cowboy songs and singers --
Cowboy republic : producing the singing western --
Cowboy minstrels : series westerns and musical performance --
New Deal cowboys : the mystery of the hooded riders --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Peter Stanfield.

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"Isn't just a lively and entertaining round-up of movies about warbling cowboys, it's also a comment on how such a bizarre trend began... Stanfield expertly plumbs the subject, presenting a view on Read more...

 
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