Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's Wild West


Author: Isabelle S. Sayers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048614075X

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 9335

Wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of Annie Oakley. More than 100 rare photographs, posters, handbills, and other memorabilia chronicle her life, especially her 17 years touring with Buffalo Bill.

Little Sure Shot

Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show


Author: Jennifer Silate

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823943296

Category: History

Page: 32

View: 3098

In 1885, sharpshooter Annie Oakley has to prove herself to Buffalo Bill Cody, owner of a popular Wild West show.

The Colonel and Little Missie

Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of


Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439128183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4105

From the early 1800s to the end of his life in 1917, Buffalo Bill Cody was as famous as anyone could be. Annie Oakley was his most celebrated protégée, the 'slip of a girl' from Ohio who could (and did) outshoot anybody to become the most celebrated star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. In this sweeping dual biography, Larry McMurtry explores the lives, the legends and above all the truth about two larger-than-life American figures. With his Wild West show, Buffalo Bill helped invent the image of the West that still exists today -- cowboys and Indians, rodeo, rough rides, sheriffs and outlaws, trick shooting, Stetsons, and buckskin. The short, slight Annie Oakley -- born Phoebe Ann Moses -- spent sixteen years with Buffalo Bill's Wild West, where she entertained Queen Victoria, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria and Kaiser Wilhelm II, among others. Beloved by all who knew her, including Hunkpapa leader, Sitting Bull, Oakley became a legend in her own right and after her death, achieved a new lease of fame in Irving Berlin's musical Annie, Get Your Gun. To each other, they were always 'Missie' and 'Colonel'. To the rest of the world, they were cultural icons, setting the path for all that followed. Larry McMurtry -- a writer who understands the West better than any other -- recreates their astonishing careers and curious friendship in a fascinating history that reads like the very best of his fiction.

Buffalo Bill's Wild West

Celebrity, Memory, and Popular History


Author: Joy S. Kasson

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1466895373

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 694

A fascinating analysis of the first famous American to erase the boundary between real history and entertainment Canada, and Europe. Crowds cheered as cowboys and Indians--and Annie Oakley!--galloped past on spirited horses, sharpshooters exploded glass balls tossed high in the air, and cavalry troops arrived just in time to save a stagecoach from Indian attack. Vivid posters on billboards everywhere made William Cody, the show's originator and star, a world-renowned figure. Joy S. Kasson's important new book traces Cody's rise from scout to international celebrity, and shows how his image was shaped. Publicity stressed his show's "authenticity" yet audiences thrilled to its melodrama; fact and fiction converged in a performance that instantly became part of the American tradition. But how, precisely, did that come about? How, for example, did Cody use his audience's memories of the Civil War and the Indian wars? He boasted that his show included participants in the recent conflicts it presented theatrically, yet he also claimed it evoked "memories" of America's bygone greatness. Kasson's shrewd, engaging study--richly illustrated--in exploring the disappearing boundary between entertainment and public events in American culture, shows us just how we came to imagine our memories.

Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill Paper Dolls in Full Color


Author: Tom Tierney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486267289

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1248

Four dolls (Annie, Buffalo Bill, Frank Butler, Sitting Bull) and 27 authentic full-color costumes. 15 outfits for Annie Oakley include costume worn at command performance for Queen Victoria. Introduction. Descriptive captions. 16 plates.

The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley


Author: Glenda Riley

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806174722

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 4038

With a widowed mother and six siblings, Annie Oakley first became a trapper, hunter, and sharpshooter simply to put food on the table. Yet her genius with the gun eventually led to her stardom in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show during the latter half of the nineteenth century. The archetypal western woman, Annie Oakley urged women to take up shooting to procure food, protect themselves, and enjoy healthy exercise, yet she was also the proper Victorian lady, demurely dressed and skeptical about the value of women’s suffrage. Glenda Riley presents the first interpretive biography of the complex woman who was Annie Oakley.

Girl with a Gun

An Annie Oakley Mystery


Author: Kari Bovee

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 194300661X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4306

Fifteen-year-old Annie Oakley is the sole supporter of her widowed mother and two siblings. An expert markswoman and independent spirit, she hunts game to sell to the local mercantile to make ends meet instead of accepting a marriage proposal that could solve all her problems. After a stunning performance in a shooting contest against the handsome and famous sharpshooter Frank Butler, Annie is offered a position in the renowned Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Finally, she has a chance to save the nearly foreclosed family farm and make her dreams come true. But then her Indian assistant is found dead in her tent, and Annie is dubious when the local coroner claims the death was due to natural causes. When another innocent is murdered, Annie begins to fear the deaths are related to her. And to make matters worse, her prized horse, Buck, a major part of her act, is stolen. Annie soon discovers that the solution to her problems lies buried in a padlocked Civil War trunk belonging to the show’s manager, Derence LeFleur. And so, with the help of a sassy, blue-blooded reporter, Annie sets out to find her horse, solve the murders, and clear her name.

The Trials of Annie Oakley


Author: Howard Kazanjian,Chris Enss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493017470

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 3635

Long before the screen placed the face of Mary Pickford before the eyes of millions of Americans, this girl, born August 13, 1860 as Phoebe Anne Oakley Moses, had won the right to the title of “America’s Sweetheart.” Having grown up learning to shoot game to help support her family, Annie won first prize and met her future husband at a shooting match when she was fifteen years old. He convinced her to change her name to Annie Oakley and became her husband, manager, and number-one fan for the next fifty years. Annie quickly gained worldwide fame as an incredible crack shot, and could amaze audiences at her uncanny accuracy with nearly any rifle or pistol, whether aiming at stationary objects or shooting fast-flying targets from the cockpit of a moving airplane. Despite struggles with her health and even a long, drawn-out legal battle with media magnate William Randolph Hearst, Annie Oakley poured her energy into advocating for the U.S. military, encouraging women to engage in sport shooting, and supporting orphans.

Tag-along Tay

A Story about Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show


Author: Pamela Dell

Publisher: Childs World Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591870395

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 7185

Children will share the excitement of the heroine, Tay, when they read about the Wild West Show at Chicago's World Fair. They will see the show and meet its stars through Tay's eyes as she experiences the thrills of the Wild West Show and struggles to gain the respect of her older brother. From her stories, readers will learn details about the Columbian Exposition of 1893, the legendary Wild West Show, and the difficulties of life on the American frontier.

Buffalo Bill's Wild West

An American Legend


Author: Robert Lawrence Wilson,Greg Martin,Peter Hill Beard,Douglas Sandberg,Michael Del Castello Collection of the American West,Buffalo Bill Museum (Cody, Wyo.),Autry Museum of Western Heritage

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9780375501067

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

View: 5922

Celebrates the mystique of the Old West, capturing the characters who created the western image in the original Wild West shows

Annie Oakley


Author: Shirl Kasper

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806156074

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8621

“Nothing more simple, I assure you. . . . But I’ll tell you what. You must have your mind, your nerve, and everything in harmony. Don’t look at your gun, simply follow the object with the end of it, as if the tip of the barrel was the point of your finger.”—Annie Oakley Annie Oakley is a legend: America’s greatest female sharpshooter, a woman who triumphed in the masculine world of road shows and firearms. Despite her great fame, the popular image of Annie Oakley is far from true. She was neither a swaggering western gal nor a sweet “little girl.” Annie Oakley was a competitive and resolute woman who wanted to be the best and succeeded. In this comprehensive biography Shirl Kasper sets the record straight, giving us an accurate, honest, and compelling portrait of the woman known as “Little Sure Shot.” Born Phoebe Ann Moses in Ohio in 1860, Annie took her first shot at age eight—“one of the best shots I ever made,” Annie later said. It was the start of her lifelong fascination with shooting. Early local acclaim led to a contest with Frank Butler, a professional sharpshooter. Annie won—and Frank fell in love with her. Annie and Frank (who eventually gave up his own act to be Annie’s manager) were wed not long after and remained married for forty-two years, until their deaths in 1926 just days apart. Annie’s sharpshooting career began while on the road with Frank’s show, but she rose to fame in her seventeen years with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Her speed, agility, uncanny precision, and charm soon made Annie world famous. Shooting was her passion; apart from her career with the Wild West, Annie hunted, shot trap, entered many shooting contests, performed for World War I troops, and, in her retirement years, taught thousands of women how to shoot. Annie Oakley provides a vivid and unforgettable portrait of this American original: a prim and proper woman, conservative in her views, hardworking and frugal, whose greatest source of pride was to be accepted as “a lady.” Significant events are documented here for the first time: Annie’s decision to join the struggling Wild West show; her meeting with Sitting Bull; the nature of her feud with Lillian Smith, another Wild West markswoman; and the real reason that Annie’s hair suddenly turned white when she was only forty-one. Thoroughly researched, fully annotated, and entirely unsentimental, this volume is the most complete and accurate record of Annie Oakley’s life and achievements.

Annie Oakley

Legendary Sharpshooter


Author: Jean Flynn

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 1802

Recounts the life of the markswoman and performer who achieved fame with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show.

Annie Oakley


Author: Sara Gilbert

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583413340

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4175

Profiles the life and legends related to the sharpshooter known as Annie Oakley.

Buffalo Gals

Women of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show


Author: Chris Enss

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9780762735655

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 113

View: 1702

Profiles a number of women sharpshooters, bronco riders, and dancers who were part of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Shows including Lillian Smith, Lulu Parr, and Annie Oakley, and chronicles their achievements.

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Poster Annie Oakley Journal

Take Notes, Write Down Memories in This 150 Page Lined Journal


Author: History Lovers Journal,Pen2 Paper

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781719534802


Page: 152

View: 6047

Journals are great for writing down ideas, taking notes, writing about travels and adventures, describing good and bad times. Writing down your thoughts and ideas is a great way to relieve stress. Journals are good for the soul!

Who Was Annie Oakley?


Author: Stephanie Spinner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101640065

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 814

You want girl power? Meet Annie Oakley! Born in 1860, she became one of the best-loved and most famous women of her generation. She amazed audiences all over the world with her sharpshooting, horse-riding, action-packed performances. In an age when most women stayed home, she traveled the world and forged a new image for American women.

Little Miss Sure Shot

Annie Oakley's World


Author: Jeffrey Marshall

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495450600

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 2513

Little Miss Sure Shot is a fictionalized account of the life of Annie Oakley, drawing heavily on the real timelines and events of her life. However, the book is not a biography - it invents situations, people she meets, and a myriad of conversations. Moreover, while the book is presented chronologically, apart from the prologue, it skips certain periods and attempts to focus on those that are especially vital, such as the early years Annie spent with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, including the tours through Europe. A special feature of the novel is the framing of Annie's loving marriage to fellow sharpshooter Frank Butler, whom she married at sixteen and remained married to for 50 years until her death. Frank was far more than just her husband - he was her manager (he gave up his own shooting for that role) and her constant companion. The novel closes with an epilogue in Frank's voice, presenting an overview of their lives together and the circumstances of her death in 1926.

Shooting For The Moon

The Amazing Life and Times of Annie Oakley


Author: Stephen Krensky

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374368432

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4164

A survivor who refused to give up. The Amazing Life and Times of Annie Oakley. "Aim at a high mark and you will hit it" is the motto the legendary sharpshooter and star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley, lived by. How did a young girl growing up on a hardscrabble Ohio farm become a legend in her own time? Based on her own writings and illustrated with hauntingly expressive oil paintings by one of America's foremost illustrators, this dramatic picture-book biography offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of a courageous young girl who went on to break barriers in the field of sports, becoming recognized by Will Rogers and others as "the greatest woman rifle shot the world has ever produced."

Annie Oakley

Woman at Arms, A Biography


Author: Courtney Riley Cooper

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789120187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 161

View: 5442

Not long ago, Annie Oakley died, and bequeathed to the famous comedian, Fred Stone, her diaries and personal papers. Adding to personal knowledge, Courtney Ryley Cooper, well-known author and friend of Buffalo Bill, has written a splendid biography. It is a true American epic—the story of a pioneer, who as a little girl was forced to forage with her gun in order that her family might not starve, and who eventually became, with Buffalo Bill, internationally famous as a trick marksman, the idol of youth and the darling of royalty.