Texas Bandits

Real to Reel

Book Description

Citing the adage that "those who do not study history are condemned to get it from Hollywood," popular historian Mona Sizer profiles a dozen notorious Texas outlaws and how they have been portrayed on the Silver Screen. From Pancho Villa - who was paid $25,000 by the Mutual Film Company to portray himself - to Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow (portrayed by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty), Sizer separates fact from fancy in a fun, rollicking look at the bad guys of Texas Westerns. Sidebars ("How to Rob a Train," "How to Hold Up a Stagecoach," and "The Hollywood Posse") round out this delightful homage to actual and movie bandits alike.

About Sizer, Mona

Mona Sizer, "The Queen of Texas Pop History," is the author of Texas Justice: Bought and Paid For, Texas Politicians: Good and Bad, and Texas Money: All the Law Allows. She lives in Harlingen, Texas.