I Went That-a-way: The Memoirs of a Western Film Director

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Scarecrow Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 161 pages
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Harry Fraser was a tried and true professional director who could be counted upon to bring a picture in on time and on budget. In fifty years in film and theatre, he worked with many important figures in motion picture history, particularly in westerns: Wild Bill Cody, Tom Tyler, Bob Steele, Gene Autry, Rex Bell, Tom Mix, Harry Carey, Buster Crabbe, Lash La Rue, William S. Hart, John Wayne, Yakima Canutt, and many others.
 

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Contents

Early Stars in the Western Sky
37
Stock Boy from San Francisco
58
Before the Camera with Pearl White
67
Friars Club Drag Routine
71
Industrial FilmFlam
76
1922Germany Skidoo
80
Making Headway in Hollywood
86
Campus Capers at Universal Studios
93
Bringing Buck Back Alive
112
Action Was What It Was All About
119
When the Screen Went Black
124
Hokum at the Box Office
129
Laugh Clown Laugh
134
And On into the Sunset
140
SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY
143
INDEX
147

The Serial GrindOut
101
An AnimalLand Called Hollywood
106

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About the author (1990)

\Wheeler Winston Dixon is Director of the Film Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.