Westerns Women: Interviews with 50 Leading Ladies of Movie and Television Westerns from the 1930s to the 1960s

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McFarland, Jan 1, 2004 - Performing Arts - 288 pages
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This collection features a diverse mixture of leading ladies of Westerns, along with several who are not quite as well known. Some toiled in B westerns, others worked exclusively at the A level, and a few were relegated to television. Those interviewed are Jane Adams, Julie Adams, Merry Anders, Vivian Austin, Joan Barclay, Patricia Blair, Pamela Blake, Adrian Booth, Genee Boutell, Lois Collier, Mara Corday, Gail Davis, Myrna Dell, Ann Doran, Faith Domergue, Dale Evans, Beatrice Gray, Coleen Gray, Anne Gwynne, Lois Hall, Kay Hughes, Marsha Hunt, Eilene Janssen, Anna Lee, Joan Leslie, Nan Leslie, Kay Linaker, Teala Loring, Lucille Lund, Beth Marion, Donna Martell, Kristine Miller, Peggy Moran, Maureen O'Hara, Debra Paget, Jean Porter, Paula Raymond, Jan Shepard, Marion Shilling, Roberta Shore, Elanor Stewart, Peggy Stewart, Linda Stirling, Gale Storm, Helen Talbot, Audrey Totter, Virginia Vale, Elena Verdugo, Jacqueline White and Gloria Winters. Gwynne, Hall, Storm and Vale provide forewords to the work.

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I give it a three star rating because he includes so many women who acted in westerns. Had he not written this volume, many of these names may have been forgotten in time. However, the book is not ... Read full review


Jane Adams 4 Faith Domergue
Merry Anders 12 Dale Evans
Vivian Austin 24 Beatrice Gray
Patricia Blair 33 Anne Gwynne
Adrian Booth 45 Kay Hughes
Genee Boutell 52 Marsha Hunt
Mara Cord ay 62 Anna Lee
Myrna Dell 72 Nan Leslie
Kay Linaker
Lucille Lund
Donna Martell
Peggy Moran
Debra Paget
Paula Raymond

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Boyd Magers, president of Video West, has contributed to scores of magazines and several television documentaries. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The late Michael G. Fitzgerald was an accountant and the organizer of the annual Universal Players Reunion. He lived in El Dorado, Arkansas.

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