By Ben Costello,Sue DeFabis,Jim Byrnes,Jon Voight
In popularity of this, the show’s golden anniversary, writer Ben Costello has produced a notable testomony to the on-screen characters and off-screen people who made the tale strains come alive. With lead performer biographies, 1000's of episode and behind-the-scenes photos, whole episode logs, updates on the entire surviving solid contributors, and interviews with the show’s luminaries, GUNSMOKE: An American establishment can be a favourite for lovers and historians alike.
Bought this as a present for my dad for Christmas. He enjoyed it! cannot cease thanking me for it.
January 30, 2010
J. J. Green
Five kilos of delight
Fellow Festus fanciers, glance no additional! the ideal Christmas present is the following. Gunsmoke: An American establishment through Ben Costello is the final word, be-all, end-all, definitive paintings in this tv vintage.
Ben was once my visitor on "Topeka Talks" at the present time and that i was once upset that the e-book had no longer arrived in time for the interview. Lo and behold, during this season of miracles, the promised sweets arrived throughout the interview and that i excitedly ripped into the field at the air. it is a hefty volume--5 kilos and never an oz of fats. each web page is a treasure. there's a synopsis of every episode besides the solid of site visitors for that convey, in addition to interviews, narrative, rates, and thousands of images. There are unending hours of enjoyment during this quantity. stopover at www.50yearsofgunsmoke.com to reserve and inform Ben that Deb despatched you.
Deb Topeka Talks
A bound to be well known addition to any group library American pop culture assortment, "Gunsmoke: An American establishment" is a 'must read...
"In "Gunsmoke: An American Institution", writer Ben Costello has supplied the legions of enthusiasts for America's preferred and long-running tv western sequence with an exhaustive compendium showcasing and celebrating all twenty seasons (comprising a complete of 635 episodes) of Matt Dillion and his many neighbors and foes. Profusely illustrated with actually hundreds and hundreds of photographs approximately what went on either in entrance and in again of the cameras, "Gunsmoke" covers the most important solid participants, in addition to the manufacturers, writers and administrators, and contours a particularly insightful interviews with Dennis Weaver, dollar Taylor, and Burt Reynolds. There are even sections that includes Dean Martin big name Roast Highlights; reminisces of particular visitor stars; Gunsmoke memorabilia, the post-television sequence Gunsmoke movies, and so a great deal extra. a definite to be renowned addition to any neighborhood library American pop culture assortment, "Gunsmoke: An American establishment" is a 'must learn' for someone who grew up with Matt Dillion, pass over Kitty, document, Chester, Festus, and all of the different denizens of avert urban and the outdated West."
The Midwest publication assessment, MBR BOOKWATCH
"Although there were different books concerning the mythical Western sequence, not anything released earlier than has ever come with reference to Ben Costello's outstanding accomplishment. Costello's 576-page chronicle is a full of life and punctiliously researched paintings that does honor to its subject."
C. Courtney Joyner
Wild Westerns Magazine