A History of Television's The Virginian, 1962-1971

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On September 19, 1962, The Virginian made its primetime broadcast premiere. The 1902 novel by Owen Wister had already seen four movie adaptations when Frank Price mentioned the story's series potential to NBC. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first 90-minute western series. Immensely successful, it ran for nine seasons--television's third longest running western. This work accounts for the entire creative history of The Virginian, including the original inspirations and the motion picture adaptations--but the primary focus is its transformation into television and the ways in which the show changed over time. An extensive episode guide includes title, air date, guest star(s), writers, producers, director and a brief synopsis of each of The Virginian's 249 episodes, along with detailed cast and production credits.

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Paul Green's published books to date also include Jennifer Jones : The Life and Films (2011), Roy Huggins (2014), Jeffrey Hunter (2014), Pete Duel : A Biography - Second Edition (2015), Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns - Second Edition (2016), and Encyclopedia of Weird War Stories (2017).

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"In my humble opinion the book was very interesting and very well written. I was fascinated. Thank you for writing the book." - Randy Boone.

"I am very impressed with it. You did a great job of research on The Virginian and it is certainly apparent in the book. It is a work that reflects your high standards." - Frank Price (Executive Producer).

"A magnificent must" --Western Clipping

"Essential" --Free Rein Magazine

"Wonderfully detailed and nostalgic book...congratulations on this remarkable effort!" --The Virginian.

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