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Creating Gary Cooper

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Until meeting Fleming, Gary Cooper had acted in some bit parts and some small-budget movies. This changed when he won the lead role in Fleming’s film Wolf Song, and the director helped guide Cooper ... More


Cowboys and Publishers

Christine Bold

in The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731794
eISBN:
9780199332441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter Two argues that the frontier club western served as the hinge between open-range ranching and “quality” publishing—industries which were locked in parallel marketplace battles, shared ... More


The Frontier Club Western: An Introduction

Christine Bold

in The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731794
eISBN:
9780199332441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 19th Century

The Introduction discusses how upper-class clubmen in the East, cattle kings in the West, and popular print culture in its formative years came together in the late nineteenth century to create the ... More


Frontier Club FingerprintsConclusion

Christine Bold

in The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731794
eISBN:
9780199332441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 19th Century

The Conclusion sketches the enduring imprint of frontier club fictional patterns, especially on mainstream western movies. Stock features include the laconic white gentleman cowboy, the pacifist ... More


Introduction: Western Film and the Epic Tradition

Kirsten Day

in Cowboy Classics: The Roots of the American Western in the Epic Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402460
eISBN:
9781474422055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402460.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Drawing on a wide range of cinematic productions spanning from The Virginian in 1929 to Golden Age and spaghetti westerns to recent popular TV series like Deadwood and Longmire, this chapter ... More


Westerns

Christine Bold (ed.)

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234066
eISBN:
9780191803352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter looks at the history of popular westerns across print, performance, and display in the United States between 1860 and 1920. In particular, it examines the dominant western formula that ... More


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