Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
This series segment looks at how William Cody was portrayed in The Life of Buffalo Bill, in 1913 and at the enduring popularity of Tom Mix. In addition to footage from various films, the show also includes interviews with such individuals as John Wayne Colonel Tim McCoy and Yakima Canutt. Others who helped make these films or whose real lives were featured in some of them also share their thoughts about how the Old West was portrayed in the early films.
filmmaker, Hollywood, silent-film, west