Eldridge Griffin, C. and Dixon, C. (2010) Four Years in Europe with Buffalo Bill : Charles Eldridge Griffin. Paper of William F Cody . University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. ISBN 139780803234659Full text not available in this repository.
William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody was the entertainment industry's first international celebrity, achieving worldwide stardom with his traveling Wild West show. For three decades he operated and appeared in various incarnations of 'the western world's greatest traveling attraction,' enthralling audiences around the globe. When the show reached Europe it was a sensation, igniting 'Wild West fever' by offering what purported to be a genuine experience of the American frontier. By any standard Charles Eldridge Griffin (1859-1914), manager of the Wild West's European tour, was a remarkable man. Known by the stage names of Monsieur F. Le Costro, Professor Griffin, and the Yankee Yogi, he was an author, comedian, conjurer, contortionist, dancer, fire-eater, hypnotist, illusionist, lecturer, magician, newspaper owner, publisher, sword swallower, and yogi. His account of life on the road with the Wild West show, published here for the first time since its release in 1908, opens a window on a vanished world. In addition to line drawings and photographs from the original book, Chris Dixon provides an introduction and annotations for historical context. Griffin's story of traveling with Buffalo Bill in Europe from 1903 to 1906 presents a fascinating picture of a quintessentially American character. At the same time it offers a vision of the nation on the verge of nationalism, imperialism, and an emerging global mass culture.
|Keywords:||Europe, Buffalo Bill, entertainment industry, international celebrity, Italy, France, Germany|
|Subjects:||History > Italy|
History > France
History > Germany
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities And Social Sciences > European Languages|
|Depositing user:||Mr Christopher Dixon|
|Date Deposited:||22 Sep 2010 09:33|
|Last modified:||16 Apr 2012 16:16|
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