Westerns Women

Interviews with 50 Leading Ladies of Movie and Television Westerns from the 1930s to the 1960s


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About the Book

This collection features a diverse mixture of leading ladies of Westerns, along with several who are not quite as well known. Some toiled in B westerns, others worked exclusively at the A level, and a few were relegated to television. Those interviewed are Jane Adams, Julie Adams, Merry Anders, Vivian Austin, Joan Barclay, Patricia Blair, Pamela Blake, Adrian Booth, Genee Boutell, Lois Collier, Mara Corday, Gail Davis, Myrna Dell, Ann Doran, Faith Domergue, Dale Evans, Beatrice Gray, Coleen Gray, Anne Gwynne, Lois Hall, Kay Hughes, Marsha Hunt, Eilene Janssen, Anna Lee, Joan Leslie, Nan Leslie, Kay Linaker, Teala Loring, Lucille Lund, Beth Marion, Donna Martell, Kristine Miller, Peggy Moran, Maureen O’Hara, Debra Paget, Jean Porter, Paula Raymond, Jan Shepard, Marion Shilling, Roberta Shore, Elanor Stewart, Peggy Stewart, Linda Stirling, Gale Storm, Helen Talbot, Audrey Totter, Virginia Vale, Elena Verdugo, Jacqueline White and Gloria Winters. Gwynne, Hall, Storm and Vale provide forewords to the work.

About the Author(s)

Boyd Magers, president of Video West, has contributed to scores of magazines and several television documentaries. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The late Michael G. Fitzgerald was an accountant and the organizer of the annual Universal Players Reunion. He lived in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Bibliographic Details

Boyd Magers and Michael G. Fitzgerald
Forewords by Anne Gwynne ; Lois Hall, ; Gale Storm ; and Virginia Vale
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 288
Bibliographic Info: 154 photos, notes, filmographies, index
Copyright Date: 2004 [1999]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2028-5
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

• “This is one excellent volume…highly recommended”—Classic Images

• “excellent selection of some 150 photographs, scenes, lobby cards, most of them extremely rare. [The authors] are to be commended for their work and research…recommended for any western fans library”—Nostalgia Westerns

• “Entertaining and an absorbing read. …well-illustrated, handsome”—Wrangler’s Roost

• “[An] excellent book”—Under Western Skies

• “This affectionate trip down the sagebrush trail sheds light on an aspect of the western that doesn’t usually merit much discussion”—Film Review

• “A superb collection of leading ladies of Westerners, along with several who are not so well-known…Even the most knowledgeable movie enthusiast will be hard pressed to recognize more than a smidgen of the 50 stars, let alone not fall in love with the glossy close-ups.”—Argunners Magazine