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The American West in Film and Television, The Sidekicks

  • Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
    3830 N. Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ
  • Dates: December 17, 2016
  • Phone: 480-686-9539
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: Included with museum admission: $13, adults; $11, seniors (65+) and active military; $8, students (full-time with ID) and children (6-17); free to museum members and children 5 and under.
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They may not have been the lead characters, but no true Western was complete without a trusty sidekick. Sidekicks were loyal friends who provided emotional connections to the audience, conveyed plot information and were often the comic relief in films. George “Gabby” Hayes was the most famous among them, but many others found fame in this role.

Join Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian Charlie LeSueur as he discusses the roles, and rules, of life as a sidekick to some of the most famous cowboys to ride across the silver screen.

Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West

3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale
Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West features regularly changing exhibits of Western art and artifacts, entertaining events, and informative programs that bring the country’s Western…