Call For Papers: General G.A. Custer: The Man and the Movies
Film & History Conference on the American Wests in Film, TV, and History
Kansas City Marriott, Kansas City, MO
November 7-10, 2002
Please join the Film & History Journal for its annual conference in Kansas
City and consider giving a presentation on General George A. Custer in film
and history. This is a rich subject that has spawned over a hundred films,
serials, TV programs, and documentaries.
Here are suggestions to consider:
Custer's transition from hero to villain after World War II
Depictions of Mrs. Custer
Historical accuracy in portrayals of the Battle of the Big Horn
Portrayals of other army officers such as Reno
D. W. Griffith's "The Massacre"
Custer as a minor character in films like "The Scarlet West"
Satires of Custer and the battle
Ronald Reagan plays Custer "Santa Fe Trail"
rrol Flynn as Custer "They Died with Their Boots On"
Custer insane? "Little Big Man"
The French approach to Custer "Touche Pas La Femme Blanche"
Science fiction treatments of the Last Stand
Custer's TV cameos
The 2002 meeting of the Film & History Society will be at the Kansas City
Marriott, Country Club Plaza, next door to the Kansas City Arts Institute.
Special events are planned for the meeting. For details about the meeting,
the site, and travel, see the web site.
Please send or e-mail a 150-200 word paper proposal and a brief
biographical note by August 15, 2002 to the address below.
Dr. Wendell S. Broadwell
Georgia Perimeter College
2101 Womack Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338-4497
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