The searchers : The Making of an American Legend. / Glenn Frankel.
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- ISBN: 9781620400647 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.
In 1836 in East Texas, nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanches. She was raised by the tribe and eventually became the wife of a warrior. Twenty-four years after her capture, she was reclaimed by the U.S. cavalry and Texas Rangers and restored to her white family, to die in misery and obscurity. Cynthia Ann's story has been told and re-told over generations to become a foundational American tale. The myth gave rise to operas and one-act plays, and in the 1950s to a novel by Alan LeMay, which would be adapted into one of Hollywood's most legendary films, The Searchers, "The Biggest, Roughest, Toughest... and Most Beautiful Picture Ever Made!" directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne. Glenn Frankel, beginning in Hollywood and then returning to the origins of the story, creates a rich and nuanced anatomy of a timeless film and a quintessentially American myth. The dominant story that has emerged departs dramatically from documented history: it is of...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2013. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4682 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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