He was not an admirable man, except in the sense that anyone is to be admired who can consistently cope coolly with dangerous situations. He was also an advertising copywriter. By 1879 Holliday had moved to Las Vegas, New Mexico, and opened a saloon. After extensive travel through Europe and the United States, Myers worked for the New York World and San Antonio Evening News. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. I hope my paintings of men like Doc help you also, to feel the realness of some of the characters—good or bad—who were part of the True West.
Find sources: — · · · · July 2010 John Myers Myers January 11, 1906 — October 30, 1988 was an writer. Holliday fought alongside the Earp brothers in the showdown that left three dead and two wounded. Corral is usually the centerpiece of these film depictions, in which Holliday is often on equal footing with Earp as the protagonist; on occasion Holliday emerges as the more dominant character. In the long-running television series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 1955-61 , Doc Holliday played by Douglas Fowley appears only sporadically. In 1875 Holliday was arrested for trading gunfire with a saloon owner. In the wake of these events Holliday joined Wyatt Earp in a vendetta campaign that resulted in the death of Frank Stilwell, a suspect in Morgan's murder.
The gunfight at the O. In 1943, he married Charlotte Shanahan, with whom he had two daughters. A colorful character's life is no less interesting when a non-fiction look is taken at it. I think I understand him. There were many sentences that I had to read through three or four times to make sure that I was understanding them.
My painting which was done for the M. He quickly made a name for himself as a card player, and often quarreled with other gamblers. In 1948, he moved to to do research for The Last Chance, and stayed there as he was by that time enamored of the West. . Following an altercation in which he killed a man and wounded a bartender, Holliday followed Earp to Tombstone, Arizona, where Earp had become a deputy sheriff.
Myers was a great folk historian. I believe that this book is the best of the many volumes that Myers wrote on the history of the West. His father served in the 1861-65 as a major in the Twenty-seventh Georgia Infantry, and the well-known physician was a cousin of Holliday's. Yet he was able to use what was known to weave a fascinating tale that rings true. Myers' non-fiction works included a history of the Alamo, the first biography of , a study of the , and a well-researched biography of , an early American fur trapper and frontiersman. John Myers, Doc Holliday Boston: Little, Brown, 1955. Well, the subject matter is fascinating.
In Dodge City Holliday operated a dentistry practice out of his rooms and gambled with frontier cowboys in order to make a living. Often when writing histories of the West, verifiable facts are few, and legends are plentiful. As for the general reader, interested in the Old West, he'll eat this up and beg for more. Myers served a short term in the U. Holliday, an icon of American folk history, has been immortalized in numerous and television productions. He graduated in 1872 and returned to Georgia, where he began practicing dentistry in at the office of Dr. There are moments of subtle humor and interesting writing.
Myers served a short term in the U. It is not a literal copy of the one photo known to have been made of him. Run out of Dallas, Dodge City, Kansas, and later Tombstone, Arizona, witnessed the many years of feuding and killing; the intermittent, brawling lovemaking with Kate- a rowdy slut; the partnership with Wyatt Earp whom John Myers Myers recorded at some length in The Last Chance 1950 ; and finally his slow dissolution which paralleled the dissolution of his world. Doc Holliday, both by the circumstances of his time and place, and apparently by his own design, left a scant official record of his passing among us, but he blazed a wide trail in the legend that he left behind. He is the author of seventeen books, ranging from American Old West and epic poetry to fantasy and historical fiction. Georgia for the first time at the age of nineteen, Holliday enrolled at the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery in 1870. Corral 1957 ; and Stacy Keach in Doc 1971 , which tells the O.
For fifteen years, his surly disposition built a legend from one end of the West to the other, a legend that lives today. Myers' best-known work is the literary fantasy novel , published in 1949, which was reprinted in 1966 by , with forewords and accolades from , and. A really good one, but nonetheless. Holliday's years in Georgia are shrouded in mystery. A biographical account that talks about where he came from, the environment he grew up in, his family, and why he did what he did. Later that year he returned to Griffin to open his own practice but soon developed chronic pulmonary tuberculosis.
The gunfight arose from a dispute the previous night between Holliday and Clanton, who was convinced that the Earp brothers—Wyatt, Virgil, and Morgan—and Holliday were going to reveal the secret deal. The first biography of Earp appeared only in 1931, two years after his death. His first book, The Harp and the Blade 1941 , was a historical novel set in tenth-century France. Anyone an expert on this? There were many sentences that I had to read through three or four times to make sure that I was understanding them. John Myers Myers died October 30, 1988.