||The West of the Imagination
||Exploitation of the Myth of the West (4:39) -- "Scouts on the Prairie" (3:16) -- Mythology of Buffalo Bill Cody (3:43) -- "The Great Train Robbery" (3:15) -- Evolution of the Cowboy's Image (1:38) -- Western Grows Up With William S. Hart (3:11) -- Saying Goodbye to the Old West (3:20) -- Illustrators of the Old West (4:44) -- Cowboy Movie Idol Gary Cooper (2:37) -- Movie and Television to the Old West (3:11) -- Preservation of Western Heritage (3:06) -- Painters of the Western Scene (4:08) -- Saga of the West Continues (4:35) -- Country and Western Music: Spirit of the West (4:38) -- Urban Cowboys and Country Singers (2:52)
||The West fueled an entire industry: the entertainment business. When the first Western movie was shown, the audience stood up, cheered, and shouted for a re-run. Said Bronco Billy Anderson, "That's it. It's going to be the picture business for me. The future has no end. This program shows the West as the subject of popular culture and show business, the greatest circus act in the world, from dime novels to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, from the movie cowboys to that modern embodiment of the cowboy spirit, the country singer.
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|Interest grade level
||11 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
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|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: KERA (Television station : Texas), 1986 9781421305448|
||West of the imagination (Television program)
|Publisher number||1101s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||1106 Films Media Group|