[Ads-l] adult western

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 12 13:38:05 EST 2022


There is another sense for "adult western" which I first heard in the
1970s. Here is a citation referring to a pornographic film:

Date: May 21, 1975
Newspaper: Detroit Free Press
Newspaper Location: Detroit, Michigan
Article: (Cinema advertisement: Oakwood Blvd, Allen Road)
Quote Page 19D, Column 1
Database: Newspapers.com

[Begin excerpt]
THE FIRST (X) ADULT (X) WESTERN!
(X) "A DIRTY WESTERN" (X)
In Color at 1:25, 4:25, 7:25, 10:25
[End excerpt]

On Sun, Jan 9, 2022 at 9:42 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> The movie sense.
>
> Of course, there are two "literary" senses.
>
> JL
>
> On Sun, Jan 9, 2022 at 12:12 AM Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > What came first, the movie sense or the literature sense?
> >
> > On Sat, Jan 8, 2022, 4:55 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > A recognized film genre nowhere in OED.
> > >
> > > 1930 _Cleveland Plain Dealer_ (Cleveland, O.) (Dec. 26) 12: Reviews of
> > > Shows..."Big Trail"-- Popular western...."Spoilers" -- Adult western.
> > >
> > >  "Stagecoach" (1939) and "High Noon" (1952)  are often cited as the first
> > > "adult western."
> > >
> > > JL
> > >
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