William Goldman, one of the most gifted writers and a personal inspiration of mine, passed away today from colon cancer and pneumonia. He was 86.
Author Talk with Thomas D. Clagett – The Alamo as Historical Fiction. 12 pm to 1 pm at the New Mexico State Library on Sept. 28th, 2018. #LineofGlory
Had the unique opportunity of reading two short plays and a monologue by Red Shuttleworth, a Wrangler Award winner and three-time Spur Award winner for his poetry. The plays and monologue I read are part of his “Americana West,” a series of 100 short theater pieces, set in the West from 1900 to 1999.
The Western had been a staple during the silent era and into the talkies, but from 1931 to 1938, it was relegated to B pictures and serials with a few exceptions such as THE PLAINSMAN (1937) and THE TEXANS (1938). Then came 1939 which saw the release of STAGECOACH, JESSE JAMES, DODGE CITY, UNION PACIFIC and DESTRY RIDES AGAIN.