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dc.contributor.authorBriley, Ronen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-13en_US
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:05:01Z
dc.date.issued2010-01-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2712
dc.description.abstractIn 1935, budding cowboy singing star Gene Autry appeared in the Mascot Pictures serial 'The Phantom Empire.' The film offers a blending of the Western and science fiction genres, and Autry employs such modern devices as aircraft, radio, television, and even laser rays to protect Radio Ranch from the predatory designs of evil scientists and business interests seeking to exploit the radium deposits found in the subterranean city of Murania, located below the ranch. Autry is able to save the ranch from these threats, both alien and domestic, by completing his scheduled radio broadcasts. The premise of the film is that the Western environment may only be preserved through an adaptation to modernism, which will reduce regional isolationism and ensure the overall survival of the American West. Thus, as the protagonist of 'The Phantom Empire' portraying himself, Autry appears as somewhat of a New Deal cowboy protecting the common people of the West from greedy outside business interests.
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dc.format.extent11 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.sourceJournal of Texas Music History, 2010, Vol. 10, Issue 1, Article 5.
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectCountry musicen_US
dc.subjectConjuntoen_US
dc.subjectTejanoen_US
dc.subjectBluesen_US
dc.subjectR & Ben_US
dc.subjectCajunen_US
dc.subjectZydecoen_US
dc.subjectJazzen_US
dc.subjectGospelen_US
dc.titleGene Autry and The Phantom Empire: The Cowboy in the Wired West of the Futureen_US
txstate.documenttypeArticleen_US


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