Yu So-chow Rocks; or, A Silver-Screen Western/Eastern Heroine

Silver-screen western heroines have it tough.

They’re not as pioneer-hard as actual historical Western women, and they have the added burden of the madonna/whore paradox, eternally scripted as being either the sweet Clementines or the volatile Chihuahuas of the Silver-Screen West.

Henry Fonda and Cathy Downs (Clementine)

Victor Mature, Linda Darnell (Chihuahua), and another goddamn fake saguaro

(Not . . . → Read More: Yu So-chow Rocks; or, A Silver-Screen Western/Eastern Heroine

Cowgirl Power; or Two-Gun Nan Aspinwall

Day of the Cowboy (this Saturday) needs some girl power, and Two-Gun Nan fills those boots and how.
Thanks to Petticoats & Pistols‘ Mary Connealy, this original buckarette can shine her light into the 21st century.
Born in Nebraska in 1880, Nan Aspinwall was a skillful stunt rider, sharpshooter, and bull rider. (Whoo-hoo!) She was so skillful she . . . → Read More: Cowgirl Power; or Two-Gun Nan Aspinwall