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The Searchers : the making of an American legend, Glenn Frankel

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The Searchers : the making of an American legend
Title
The Searchers
Title remainder
the making of an American legend
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Glenn Frankel
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1836 in East Texas, nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches, raised by the tribe, and eventually became the wife of a warrior. Twenty-four years after her capture, she was reclaimed by the U.S. cavalry and Texas Rangers and restored to her white family, to die in misery and obscurity. Cynthia Ann's story has been told over generations to become a foundational American tale. The myth gave rise to operas and one-act plays, and in the 1950s to a novel by Alan LeMay, which would be adapted into one of Hollywood's most legendary films, The Searchers, directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne. Frankel explores the true-story-become-legend underpinning John Ford's film, and the making of the film itself
Summary
Traces the making of the influential 1950s film inspired by the story of Cynthia Ann Parker, sharing details of Parker's 1836 abduction by the Comanche and her return to white culture twenty-four years later
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10154115
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DLC
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Frankel, Glenn
Dewey number
791.4372
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Historical films
  • Comanche Indians
  • Massacres
  • Indian captivities
  • Motion pictures and history
Target audience
adult
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the making of an American legend
Label
The Searchers : the making of an American legend, Glenn Frankel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-383), filmography (p. 383-384), discography (p. 384) and index
Contents
Pappy (Hollywood, 1954) -- Cynthia Ann. The girl (Parker's Fort, 1836) ; The captives (Comancheria, 1836) ; The uncle (Texas, 1837-1852) ; The rescue (Pease River, 1860) ; The prisoner (Texas, 1861-1871) -- Quanah. The warrior (Comancheria, 1865-1871) ; The surrender (Comancheria, 1874-1875) ; The go-between (Fort Sill, 1875-1886) ; The chief (Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1887-1892) ; Mother and son (Cache, Oklahoma, 1892-1911) ; The legend (Oklahoma and Texas, 1911-1952) -- Alan Lemay. The author (Hollywood, 1952) ; The novel (Pacific Palisades, California, 1953) -- Pappy and the Duke. The director (Hollywood, 1954) ; The actor (Hollywood, 1954) ; The production (Hollywood, 1955) ; The Valley, part one (Monument Valley, June, 1955) ; The Valley, part two (Monument Valley, June-July, 1955) ; The studio (Hollywood, July-August, 1955) ; The movie (Hollywood, 1956) ; The legacy (Hollywood, 1956-2010) -- Quanah (Texas, June, 2011)
Control code
000049678383
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
x, 405 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781608191055
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012029453
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)795174992
Label
The Searchers : the making of an American legend, Glenn Frankel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-383), filmography (p. 383-384), discography (p. 384) and index
Contents
Pappy (Hollywood, 1954) -- Cynthia Ann. The girl (Parker's Fort, 1836) ; The captives (Comancheria, 1836) ; The uncle (Texas, 1837-1852) ; The rescue (Pease River, 1860) ; The prisoner (Texas, 1861-1871) -- Quanah. The warrior (Comancheria, 1865-1871) ; The surrender (Comancheria, 1874-1875) ; The go-between (Fort Sill, 1875-1886) ; The chief (Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1887-1892) ; Mother and son (Cache, Oklahoma, 1892-1911) ; The legend (Oklahoma and Texas, 1911-1952) -- Alan Lemay. The author (Hollywood, 1952) ; The novel (Pacific Palisades, California, 1953) -- Pappy and the Duke. The director (Hollywood, 1954) ; The actor (Hollywood, 1954) ; The production (Hollywood, 1955) ; The Valley, part one (Monument Valley, June, 1955) ; The Valley, part two (Monument Valley, June-July, 1955) ; The studio (Hollywood, July-August, 1955) ; The movie (Hollywood, 1956) ; The legacy (Hollywood, 1956-2010) -- Quanah (Texas, June, 2011)
Control code
000049678383
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
x, 405 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781608191055
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012029453
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)795174992

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