Tuesday, August 6, 2013

My Little Old Sod Shanty

How I wish some kind-hearted girlie would pity on me take, and relieve me from the mess that I am in. Oh the angel how I'd bless her, if this her home she would make, in my little old sod shanty on the claim.
(Western folk song)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Great old reference book for places in California that make good settings for historical Westerns: Historical Spots in California, Hoover and Rensch, Stanford University Press, one volume edition 1948

Sunday, August 4, 2013

I spoke too soon re. Parker's PALE KINGS AND PRINCES: He goes off track half way thru and has chapter-long chats with his brilliant, beautiful shrink girlfriend Susan. Then comes his super-dude pal Hawk and a detailed description of the man's stylish apparel. Warning to newbies: Parker can get away with this. You can't.