Buffalo Bill S Wild West

Author: Joy S. Kasson
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466895373
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A fascinating analysis of the first famous American to erase the boundary between real history and entertainment Canada, and Europe. Crowds cheered as cowboys and Indians--and Annie Oakley!--galloped past on spirited horses, sharpshooters exploded glass balls tossed high in the air, and cavalry troops arrived just in time to save a stagecoach from Indian attack. Vivid posters on billboards everywhere made William Cody, the show's originator and star, a world-renowned figure. Joy S. Kasson's important new book traces Cody's rise from scout to international celebrity, and shows how his image was shaped. Publicity stressed his show's "authenticity" yet audiences thrilled to its melodrama; fact and fiction converged in a performance that instantly became part of the American tradition. But how, precisely, did that come about? How, for example, did Cody use his audience's memories of the Civil War and the Indian wars? He boasted that his show included participants in the recent conflicts it presented theatrically, yet he also claimed it evoked "memories" of America's bygone greatness. Kasson's shrewd, engaging study--richly illustrated--in exploring the disappearing boundary between entertainment and public events in American culture, shows us just how we came to imagine our memories.

Buffalo Bill S British Wild West

Author: Alan Gallop
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 075249998X
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The story of how William F. Cody, army scout, "Indian fighter," stagecoach driver, and buffalo hunter, became an acting sensation with his Wild West show, playing to millions of people in America and Europe for more than 30 years. This account highlights the tours of Victorian and Edwardian Britain, including details of the many towns and villages visited by Buffalo Bill and personal accounts of how the residents reacted to this incredible spectacular.

Buffalo Gals

Author: Chris Enss
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 9780762735655
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Profiles a number of women sharpshooters, bronco riders, and dancers who were part of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Shows including Lillian Smith, Lulu Parr, and Annie Oakley, and chronicles their achievements.

Buffalo Bill S America

Author: Louis S. Warren
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030742510X
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William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody was the most famous American of his age. He claimed to have worked for the Pony Express when only a boy and to have scouted for General George Custer. But what was his real story? And how did a frontiersman become a worldwide celebrity? In this prize-winning biography, acclaimed author Louis S. Warren explains not only how Cody exaggerated his real experience as an army scout and buffalo hunter, but also how that experience inspired him to create the gigantic, traveling spectacle known as Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. A dazzling mix of Indians, cowboys, and vaqueros, they performed on two continents for three decades, offering a surprisingly modern view of the United States and a remarkably democratic version of its history. This definitive biography reveals the genius of America’s greatest showman, and the startling history of the American West that drove him and his performers to the world stage. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Story Of The Wild West

Author: William F. Cody
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
ISBN: 9781498132039
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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1888 Edition.

Annie Oakley And Buffalo Bill S Wild West

Author: Isabelle S. Sayers
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048614075X
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Wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of Annie Oakley. More than 100 rare photographs, posters, handbills, and other memorabilia chronicle her life, especially her 17 years touring with Buffalo Bill.

The Popular Frontier

Author: Frank Christianson
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806159944
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When William F. Cody introduced his Wild West exhibition to European audiences in 1887, the show soared to new heights of popularity and success. With its colorful portrayal of cowboys, Indians, and the taming of the North American frontier, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West popularized a myth of American national identity and shaped European perceptions of the United States. The Popular Frontier is the first collection of essays to explore the transnational impact and mass-cultural appeal of Cody’s Wild West. As editor Frank Christianson explains in his introduction, for the first four years after Cody conceived it, the Wild West exhibition toured the United States, honing the operation into a financially solvent enterprise. When the troupe ventured to England for its first overseas booking, its success exceeded all expectations. Between 1887 and 1906 the Wild West performed in fourteen countries, traveled more than 200,000 miles, and attracted a collective audience in the tens of millions. How did Europeans respond to Cody’s vision of the American frontier? And how did European countries appropriate what they saw on display? Addressing these questions and others, the contributors to this volume consider how the Wild West functioned within social and cultural contexts far grander in scope than even the vast American West. Among the topics addressed are the pairing of William F. Cody and Theodore Roosevelt as embodiments of frontier masculinity, and the significance of the show’s most enduring persona, Annie Oakley. An informative and thought-provoking examination of the Wild West’s foreign tours, The Popular Frontier offers new insight into late-nineteenth-century gender politics and ethnicity, the development of American nationalism, and the simultaneous rise of a global mass culture.

Little Sure Shot

Author: Jennifer Silate
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823943296
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In 1885, sharpshooter Annie Oakley has to prove herself to Buffalo Bill Cody, owner of a popular Wild West show.

Four Years In Europe With Buffalo Bill

Author: Charles Eldridge Griffin
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 080323466X
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William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody was the entertainment industry's first international celebrity, achieving worldwide stardom with his traveling Wild West show. For three decades he operated and appeared in various incarnations of "the western world's greatest traveling attraction," enthralling audiences around the globe. When the show reached Europe it was a sensation, igniting "Wild West fever" by offering what purported to be a genuine experience of the American frontier.