- Docutainment, Docu-Drama, Cultural History, Social Issues, and History
"Oh, You Cowgirl!" is a documentary film about the early 20th century cowgirls - The unsung heroes of the west! It is a true, honest to goodness cowgirl story and tells the true story of the legend and mystery of Prairie Rose Henderson.
The film focuses upon the spirit and heart of the wild west show and rodeo cowgirls - they were champions, some coming from ranches in the west, while others were entertainers from the east. The impact these women had in history and their contribution to our western heritage has been overlooked for nearly one hundred years.
- Show treatment
For the first time in history this true story unravels the mystery of the greatest untold legend in the west, Prairie Rose Henderson. Stories and books said she died in a blizzard and her bones weren't found for another seven years. Find out who the Prairie Rose really was and why she had to leave her legacy buried in a Wyoming blizzard.
The film focuses upon the spirit and heart of the wild west show and rodeo cowgirls. The impact these women had in history and their contribution to our western heritage has been overlooked for nearly one hundred years.
Some women who had never seen a prairie sunset found themselves employed by circuses, broadway productions and wild west shows depicting the life of the western cowgirl. The greatest fiction about these women was what was written about them and recorded as fact.
The stories of homesteaders, ranchers, cowboys, and cowgirls would become the stuff of lore. A uniquely American brand of entertainment had been born; Cut from the bones of simple survival skills learned and needed for everyday living on the plains, added to a healthy sprinkling of the spectacle of a wondrous circus, and finally, the monolithic grandeur taken from a myriad of wild west shows blended perfectly into the mix as they played regularly to enthusiastic crowds coast to coast and all points in between. Take a ride with the unsung heroes of the west - The cowgirls!
- Running time
- 63 minutes
- Shirley Morris ... Director, Producer, Writer, Narrator
- Prod. Co.
- Chroma Graphic Communications
- United States
- Years of Production
- Oregon, California, Wyoming
- Prod. Partners
- Kathleen Kellermann
- Release year
- Wyoming Film Festival, Gene Autry FilmFest
- Broadcast (Prod.)
- Shirley Morris, Juni Fisher
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