Davy Crockett: An American Celebrity (Originally aired on Mar 25, 2020)
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 405
- Mar 28, 2020 6:00 pm
- 50:40 mins
The Real History of the “King of the Wild Frontier” Guest: Michael Wallis, author, "David Crockett: The Lion of the West" Most people know Davy Crockett for his coonskin hat, bear-hunting skills, and death at the Alamo—all captured in the 1955 ballad by Fess Parker. But what is the real history of this famed American frontiersman? The truth is more fascinating and richer than the myth. The Lure of Celebrity Guest: Sharon Marcus, author, "The Drama of Celebrity" The concept of celebrity, as we know it, is pretty new—but, love celebrities or hate them, we're all complicit in their creation.