Ladies of the Western: Interviews with 25 Actresses from the Silent Era to the Television Westerns of the 1950s and 1960s (Large type abridged ed)
By: Boyd Magers (author), Michael G. Fitzgerald (author)Paperback
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This work features interviews with 25 leading ladies who starred in B-westerns, A-westerns, and television westerns. Some were well-known and others were not, but they all have fascinating stories to tell and they talk candidly about their careers and the many difficulties that went along with their jobs. Back then, conditions were often severe, locations were often harsh, and pay was often minimal. The actresses were sometimes the only females on location and they had to provide their own wardrobe and do their own make-up, as well as discourage the advances of over-affectionate co-stars. Despite these difficulties, most of the women interviewed for this agree that they had fun. Claudia Barrett, Francis Dee, Beverly Garland, Lisa Gaye, Marie Harmon, Mary Ellen Kay, Ruta Lee, Mala Powers, Ann Rutherford, Ruth Terry, and Beverly Washburn are among the 25 actresses interviewed.
The late Michael G. Fitzgerald was an accountant and the organizer of the annual Universal Players Reunion. He lived in El Dorado, Arkansas. Boyd Magers, president of Video West, has contributed to scores of magazines and several television documentaries. He is coauthor of The Films of Audie Murphy (with Bob Larkins, 2004) and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fitzgerald and Magers coauthored Westerns Women (1999).
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