Antedating of "Spaghetti Western"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 26 03:21:19 UTC 2004

spaghetti Western (OED 1969)

1968 _N.Y. Times_ 13 Sept. 41 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  The
spaghetti Western got its start in 1964, when a virtually unknown
director, Sergio Leone, using the American pseudonym Bob Robertson,
imported Clint Eastwood, who had been on American television, to star in
"A Fistful of Dollars."

Fred Shapiro

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