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Buffalo Bill’s Wild West: Celebrity, Memory, & Popular History
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West: Celebrity, Memory, & Popular History
Our Price: $15.00
Year: 2000
Pages: 319
Binding Paperback
ISBN 809032449

Product Code: 756780675A

Joy S. Kasson (au). A century ago, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show enthralled millions of spectators in the U.S., Canada, & Europe. William Cody, the show’s originator & star, was a world-renowned figure. This book shows how Cody shaped his image, & how he made fact & fiction converge in a performance that became part of Amer. tradition. Buffalo Bill bragged that his show was authentic, yet he also claimed it evoked “memories” of bygone national greatness. This work explores the way these memories were imagined along the disappearing boundary between entertainment & public events. There is fascinating material on the man who, in producing a pageant of American triumphalism, helped create the commercial world of entertainment that today we take for granted. Illus.

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