Kathleen L. Spencer's Art and Politics in Have Gun—Will Travel: The 1950s PDF

By Kathleen L. Spencer

From 1955 to 1964, American tv was once awash in grownup Westerns, up to one region of all prime-time programming. in the course of its six seasons (1957–1963), Have Gun–Will Travel used to be famous as the best exhibits on television—politically the main liberal, and intellectually and aesthetically the main refined, mostly as a result of Richard Boone.
This paintings areas the sequence in its better historic context, exploring why the Western used to be so renowned on the time, and examines how the early background of tv affected the exhibits. a quick biography of Boone is integrated, revealing how his values and studies formed the sequence. Behind-the-scenes existence at the convey is in comparison with that of its most well-liked opponents, Gunsmoke, Wagon educate and Bonanza. significant issues and styles of the indicates are in comparison, specifically the figures of the lawman, the gunfighter and the outlaw, racial and ethnic minorities, and women.

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