Frank Price – Executive Producer
“I am very impressed with it. You did a great job of research on The Virginian and it is certainly apparent in the book. It is a work that reflects your high standards.”
Joel Rogosin – ‘The Virginian’ producer, writer & director
“I’m pleased to have added your wonderfully detailed and nostalgic book to my shelves. Congratulations on this remarkable effort! I’m having a great time leafing through it. All in all, what a treat!”
Randy Boone – Randy Benton
“In my humble opinion the book was very interesting and very well written. I was fascinated. Thank you for writing the book.”
Sara Lane – Elizabeth Grainger
“My husband is reading the book avidly and loving it. It’s a wonderful book.”
Freerein UK Summer 2008
“For those of you you who were fans of the programme, the book is an essential read but it also has a broader appeal for anyone interested in TV Westerns of that era.
…Green’s information came primarily from interviews with Frank Price, executive producer for a number of seasons, and the actors James Drury, Gary Clarke, Roberta Shore, Randy Boone, Sara Lane and Pippa Scott, which provide personal stories and candid, often humorous insights.” – Jane Lake.
Western Clippings 11/11/06
“If you care one whit about TV westerns, Paul Green’s A HISTORY OF TELEVISION’S ‘THE VIRGINIAN’ 1962-1971 is a magnificent must for you. No book yet written on a single western TV series (except for the Barabas book on Gunsmoke) comes close to approaching the scope and depth of Green’s treatise on The Virginian. Throughout its nine year run, The Virginian maintained quality production values, hiring only the best acting talent. Green’s history of the series takes us from Owen Wister’s 1902 novel to the failed ’57 Screen Gems pilot with James Drury on through the entire nine years of the 90 min. series documenting its 249 episodes with personal interviews of actors, creative personnel, producers, writers, directors etc. (including bios on all as well). Only Gunsmoke and Bonanza had longer runs on TV, yet The Virginian has had relatively little written about it. Green’s book remedies that, creating a full bodied history of an excellent series. Green’s research and writing receives WC’s (Western Clippings) highest praise.”
“Fans of television westerns in general and The Virginian in particular will not find a better book than this on the subject. This hardcover really is a must have.”
Western Mail – Feb. 2007 – Berlin, Germany
“Here the writer shows in a highly informative way every imaginable aspect of the very popular TV show, that made number 10 in the USA Nielsen Ratings in 1966-67 and could also be repeatedly found in the top 20.
The Hollywood productions were analyzed, the characters explained, the main actors and cast members introduced and every single episode talked over and listed in filmographical respects.”
[Translated from original German text by Regina Urban]