Riding the Video Range: The Rise and Fall of the Western on Television

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780786438969: Riding the Video Range: The Rise and Fall of the Western on Television
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In June 1949, Hopalong Cassidy. Then Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger, Zorro, Davy Crockett, the Cisco Kid, Matt Dillon, Bat Masterson, the Cartwrights, Hec Ramsey, Paladin ("Have Gun Will Travel")--no television genre has generated as many enduring characters as the Western. Gunsmoke, Death Valley Days, Bonanza, Maverick, and Wagon Train are just a few of the small-screen oaters that became instant classics. Then shows such as Lonesome Dove and The Young Riders updated and redefined the genre.

The shows tended to fall into categories, such as "juvenile" Westerns, marshals and sheriffs, wagon trains and cattle drives, ranchers, antiheroes (bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns), memorable pairs, Indians, single parent families (e.g., The Big Valley, The Rifleman and Bonanza), women, blacks, Asians and even spoofs. There are 85 television Westerns analyzed here--the characters, the stories and why the shows succeeded or failed. Many photographs, a bibliography and index complete the book.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Award-winning author Gary A. Yoggy is professor emeritus of history at Corning Community College in New York. He is the editor of Back in the Saddle: Essays on Western Film and Television Actors (McFarland 1998).

Review:

"Should appeal to scholars and fans alike as a reference guide...recommended for public and academic libraries." --Choice

"Likely the only book most TV Western buffs will ever need." --Big Reel

"A narrative history of the Western...a good introduction to the genre." --Classic Images

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780786400218: Riding the Video Range: The Rise and Fall of the Western on Television

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0786400218 ISBN 13:  9780786400218
Publisher: McFarland Publishing, 1995
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Yoggy, Gary A.
Published by McFarland Publishing
ISBN 10: 0786438967 ISBN 13: 9780786438969
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland Publishing. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Full-Sized Laminated Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2758562

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Gary A. Yoggy
Published by McFarland & Co Inc, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0786438967 ISBN 13: 9780786438969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Co Inc, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In June 1949, Hopalong Cassidy. Then Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger, Zorro, Davy Crockett, the Cisco Kid, Matt Dillon, Bat Masterson, the Cartwrights, Hec Ramsey, Paladin ("Have Gun Will Travel") - no television genre has generated as many enduring characters as the Western. "Gunsmoke", "Death Valley Days", "Bonanza", "Maverick", and "Wagon Train" are just a few of the small-screen oaters that became instant classics. Recent years have seen a resurgence, with shows such as "Lonesome Dove" and "The Young Riders" updating and redefining the genre for a modern audience.Though the characters were different, Western shows' format often fell into one of several broad categories: marshals, sheriffs and other lawmen, wagon trains, cattle drives and ranchers, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns, and even spoofs. Arranged by categories, over 150 television Westerns are analyzed here, focusing on the characters, stories and why the shows succeeded or failed. How Native Americans have been portrayed is examined, as are such phenomena as single parent families (in shows such as "The Big Valley", "The Rifleman" and "Bonanza"), women, Asians and blacks. Seller Inventory # AAN9780786438969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 67.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Yoggy, Gary A.
ISBN 10: 0786438967 ISBN 13: 9780786438969
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2008. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9780786438969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 64.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Gary A. Yoggy
Published by McFarland & Co Inc, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0786438967 ISBN 13: 9780786438969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Co Inc, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In June 1949, Hopalong Cassidy. Then Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger, Zorro, Davy Crockett, the Cisco Kid, Matt Dillon, Bat Masterson, the Cartwrights, Hec Ramsey, Paladin ("Have Gun Will Travel") - no television genre has generated as many enduring characters as the Western. "Gunsmoke", "Death Valley Days", "Bonanza", "Maverick", and "Wagon Train" are just a few of the small-screen oaters that became instant classics. Recent years have seen a resurgence, with shows such as "Lonesome Dove" and "The Young Riders" updating and redefining the genre for a modern audience.Though the characters were different, Western shows' format often fell into one of several broad categories: marshals, sheriffs and other lawmen, wagon trains, cattle drives and ranchers, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns, and even spoofs. Arranged by categories, over 150 television Westerns are analyzed here, focusing on the characters, stories and why the shows succeeded or failed. How Native Americans have been portrayed is examined, as are such phenomena as single parent families (in shows such as "The Big Valley", "The Rifleman" and "Bonanza"), women, Asians and blacks. Seller Inventory # AAN9780786438969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 69.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Gary A. Yoggy
Published by McFarland & Co Inc, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0786438967 ISBN 13: 9780786438969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Co Inc, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In June 1949, Hopalong Cassidy. Then Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger, Zorro, Davy Crockett, the Cisco Kid, Matt Dillon, Bat Masterson, the Cartwrights, Hec Ramsey, Paladin ("Have Gun Will Travel") - no television genre has generated as many enduring characters as the Western. "Gunsmoke", "Death Valley Days", "Bonanza", "Maverick", and "Wagon Train" are just a few of the small-screen oaters that became instant classics. Recent years have seen a resurgence, with shows such as "Lonesome Dove" and "The Young Riders" updating and redefining the genre for a modern audience.Though the characters were different, Western shows' format often fell into one of several broad categories: marshals, sheriffs and other lawmen, wagon trains, cattle drives and ranchers, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns, and even spoofs. Arranged by categories, over 150 television Westerns are analyzed here, focusing on the characters, stories and why the shows succeeded or failed. How Native Americans have been portrayed is examined, as are such phenomena as single parent families (in shows such as "The Big Valley", "The Rifleman" and "Bonanza"), women, Asians and blacks. Seller Inventory # BTE9780786438969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 71.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Gary A. Yoggy
Published by McFarland & Co Inc
ISBN 10: 0786438967 ISBN 13: 9780786438969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Co Inc. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780786438969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 62.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Gary A. Yoggy
Published by McFarland (2008)
ISBN 10: 0786438967 ISBN 13: 9780786438969
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland, 2008. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9780786438969

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 64.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.57
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

YOGGY
Published by McFarland & Co (2008)
ISBN 10: 0786438967 ISBN 13: 9780786438969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland & Co, 2008. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9780786438969 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01513842

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 72.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.28
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Gary A. Yoggy
Published by McFarland (2008)
ISBN 10: 0786438967 ISBN 13: 9780786438969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0786438967

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 81.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Gary A. Yoggy
Published by McFarland (2008)
ISBN 10: 0786438967 ISBN 13: 9780786438969
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McFarland, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110786438967

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 88.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book