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ISBN:
1589851633
Author:
Beckey Burgoyne
Category:
Arts & Literature
Language:
English
Publisher:
Five Star Publications, Inc.; 1 edition (August 16, 2010)
Pages:
300 pages
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1422 kb
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1722 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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Perfectly Amanda, Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty: To Dodge and Beyond is the biography of Amanda Blake, who portrayed Kitty Russell on television's Gunsmoke for nearly 20 years, as told by Beckey Burgoyne, an elementary school teacher and an avid Miss Kitty fan. Full of tales o. .

Perfectly Amanda, Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty: To Dodge and Beyond is the biography of Amanda Blake, who portrayed Kitty Russell on television's Gunsmoke for nearly 20 years, as told by Beckey Burgoyne, an elementary school teacher and an avid Miss Kitty fan. Full of tales of travel and adventure, as well as heartwarming stories of Blake's devotion to a wide variety of charities, there is something in Perfectly Amanda for everyone - young or old, male or female. 15 people like this topic

Perfectly Amanda book. In Perfectly Amanda, Burgoyne celebrates everything the character of Kitty Russell stood for: strength, grace, intelligence, independence and so much more

Perfectly Amanda book. In Perfectly Amanda, Burgoyne celebrates everything the character of Kitty Russell stood for: strength, grace, intelligence, independence and so much more. The book provides readers with a chronological look into Amanda Blake's life both on- and off-screen. Readers will also enjoy many wonderful anecdotes and personal reflections as told by Blake's friends and colleagues, as well an extensive collection of photographs, both formal and candid.

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Perfectly Amanda, Gunsmoke’s Miss Kitty: To Dodge and Beyond is the biography of Amanda Blake, who portrayed Kitty Russell on television’s Gunsmoke for nearly 20 years, as told by Beckey Burgoyne, an Illinois elementary school teacher and an avid Miss Kitty fan. As a farmer’s daughter, Burgoyne can certainly appreciate the value of hard work and self-reliance, characteristics that came to life in Amanda Blake’s portrayal of Miss Kitty.

Perfectly Amanda, Gunsmoke s Miss Kitty: To Dodge and Beyond was the result of Burgoyne s lifelong love for and admiration of the great actress Amanda Blake and her Gunsmoke character, Kitty Russell, the owner of the Long Branch Saloon and love interest of Marshal Matt Dillon.

Perfectly Amanda, Gunsmoke s Miss Kitty: To Dodge and Beyond was the result of Burgoyne s lifelong love for and admiration of the great actress Amanda Blake and her Gunsmoke character, Kitty Russell, the owner of the Long Branch Saloon and love interest of Marshal Matt Dillon on the legendary Western series. As a young girl, Burgoyne was greatly influenced by Miss Kitty. She admired her independent nature and contentment with choosing a career over homesteading

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This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Perfectly" Amanda: Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty: to Dodge and Beyond. Walmart 9781589851634. Full of tales of travel and adventure, as well as heartwarming stories of Blake's devotion to a wide variety of charities, there is something in Perfectly Amanda for everyone - young or old, male.

Perfectly Amanda: Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty, To Dodge and Beyond by Beckey Burgoyne. Gunsmoke - Miss Kitty Russell owned The Longbranch saloon in Dodge City. Author: Beckey Burgoyne. Publisher: Five Star Publications, Inc. (AZ) (March 20, 2011). Amanda Blake (born Beverly Louise Neill, February 20, 1929 – August 16, 1989) was an American actress.

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Perfectly Amanda, Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty: To Dodge and Beyond is the biography of Amanda Blake, who portrayed Kitty Russell on television's Gunsmoke for nearly 20 years, as told by Beckey Burgoyne, an elementary school teacher and an avid Miss Kitty fan. Full of tales of travel and adventure, as well as heartwarming stories of Blake's devotion to a wide variety of charities, there is something in Perfectly Amanda for everyone -- young or old, male or female.
  • Whiteseeker
OK. This bio was researched and written long after Amanda Blake's death; but I had misgivings about my purchase as soon as I read the acknowledgments. James Arness's absence was troubling; but knowing that Ms. Blake was more than Miss Kitty, I proceeded through the book in hopes of learning more about her.

In a lot of ways, I wasn't disappointed; although the author's idiosyncrasies were irritating and what I suspect is a Kindle quirk was maddening. In no particular order, here's what I observed and what I thought.

Amanda Blake began life and Beverly Louise Neill. The author, ever fearful that readers would forget or become confused, referred to her almost continuously as Beverly/Amanda. Disruptive, irritating, unnecessary.

Good focus on Ms. Blake's dedication and devotion to animal rights, but no followup to what happened to all the animals she and Frank Gilbert took in once that marriage ended. In fact, the author only provided speculation about what happened to that marriage, Amanda's penultimate, alluding to abuse of some form without indicating which spouse was the perpetrator.

Absolutely no followup on Blake's final, brief marriage to Mark Spaeth. The author provides a short paragraph indicating it was a marriage of convenience for him about which and whom Blake was indifferent. And yet, this marriage is what killed Blake. Several chapters beyond this paragaph, we encounter a dying Blake trying to "act through" her sickness and pain. There's no lead up to this. No details of this marriage, despite several of Blake's supposedly closest friends having been interviewed for the book. And then, the author depicts Amanda in her death throes, with her life flashing before her eyes and what was going through her head. Someone got carried away here and crossed the line between biography and fiction. It would have been ok if the author had said, "Nobody knows, but one can only imagine..."; but that's now how it was written.

We read of Blake's departure from Gunsmoke. Blake says it was her choice. Producers admit it was theirs and that it was a mistake. I had just finished James Arness's bio, and one thing I learned was that Arness got whatever he wanted. I don't believe for a minute that Arness wouldn't have stood up for Blake had she wanted to stay. Not that it matters, but this whole issue struck me as a muddled mess that merited clarification.

How did she end up in financial straits? She had made lots of money from Gunsmoke and then been married for over a decade to a very wealthy man.

The author simply didn't follow up or follow through. She capped her book with an afterword from a man who had met Blake once. REALLY?

The highlight of the book should have been the photos. There were many, many photos. Kindle screwed those up royally. Many of them, as well as their captions, were cut off either on the right, left, top, or bottom of pages.
  • Jockahougu
I enjoyed the book. The author reports well on those who were interviewed. There is a section that reviews many Gunsmoke episodes and I felt that this was more "filler". It didn't really provide any extra insight into Amanda Blake,.

At the start of the book, Amanda is referred to by 2 names - Nickname/Amanda and it was used too much making the read a little unpleasant.
Little was said of the illness she suffered.

A highlight of the book was her time with Milburn Stone promoting Gunsmoke.
  • Hulis
I enjoyed "Amanda" for its look at a wonderful actress and humanitarian, and congratulate Ms. Burgoyne for a good first effort. My only problem with this book is the liberties taken at the end of Ms. Blake's life. It was not necessary to encapsulate her last moments like that, but I appreciate the rest of her story and how she included so many people who were part of "Amanda's" life.
  • I love Mercedes
I thoroughly enjoyed the book "Perfectly Amanda." It was a quick read or maybe it seemed to be quick as I couldn't put it down once I began reading it. The photos are quite interesting, and I liked how there were stories about many of the Gunsmoke shows with comments by actors in those episodes. I did, however, have some questions as to some things written. One was the reason for her exit from Gunsmoke did not ring true - I suppose there was more to it than the writer could discover. I also found the story about Mr. Arness "taking" care of the situation in getting her out of a marriage lacking in clarity. I believe that would have been a fascinating story. Again, it could be lack of information given to the author. All in all, this book is a fun read, and any Gunsmoke or Amanda Blake fan will be glad they purchased the book.
  • Dandr
I enjoy reading the biography. Not done yet. Enjoy everything the author wrote. Very nicely done tookout by library and continuing the reading.
  • Cktiell
This review will be short and sweet. If you are a Gunsmoke fan this has to be in your book collection. It has a variety of truly interesting stories and behind the scenes glimpses into the world of Amanda.

The quality of the book is first rate and I applaud the author for taking on this vitally important task.

You will not regret buying this book.

Michael L. Gooch - Author, Wingtips with Spurs
  • Wenyost
I bought this book as a gift for my mother who loves Amanda Blake and Gunsmoke. I grew up with Gunsmoke so I found this book very interesting about Ms Blake's life and it brought back many memories for me. Though I didn't have time to read every word I browsed through it and learned that she was a fascinating woman and was much loved by those who knew her. The abundant photograghs makes this book especially appealing. Amanda Blake was an amazing and beautiful woman inside and out. I would recommend this book to anyone who has memories of Amanda Blake as "Miss Kitty".
The writer of this biogrophy of Amanda Blake did an outstanding job. I especially liked the size of the book with all the pictures which made it feel more like an album than a book. I especially appreciated the honesty with which she explained why Amanda did not star in the entire 20 years. It made me angry and sad to know that CBS did nothing, nor did apparently James Arness. Whwn I read his biography, he gave the same story as Amanda did on the talk show she was a guest on. I have less respect for him now. When I watch the last two years of shows, I have them all, they fall flat without her. She was one of a kind, and made the show what it was then and still is now.