The western that defined its time but seems less impressive now.
In the history of the American West, no feisty pioneer woman stands out more than Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Rich themes and clever use of time turns this into one of the greatest westerns of Classic Hollywood.
JULY / AUG 2017: BY SCARLETT GRANT American culture immortalized Calamity Jane. Portrayed by Doris Day in the 1953 musical film as a pretty, petite blonde, she starts out as a frontier hero wearing men’s clothing. By the end she has become feminized and is in a relationship with Wild Bill Hickok. In the HBO …
Whether a man fought alone or alongside his friends in classic western sheds insight into the attitudes of the past.
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