Buffalo Bill

Buffalo Bill

DVD - 2008
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This film presents a portrait of the man who made the American West into the American story. For most Americans in the mid 1800s, the Wild West existed only in dime novels, but a young man from Kansas who had roamed the prairies in the war with the Plains Indians came to embody the picaresque frontier hero. As the frontier was rapidly disappearing, he realized he could market his life as entertainment, and millions around the world would pay for a taste of his Wild West. Tall, handsome, confident, and charismatic, he blurred the line between truth and entertainment, history and myth. Thus was a mere plainsman turned into an international celebrity and frontier hero, his meteoric rise to fame made possible by his genius and hucksterism. His name was William Cody, but the world remembers him as Buffalo Bill.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : WGBH Educational Foundation, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780793694174
Branch Call Number: 978.02092 BUFFA BUF
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.


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