In , the unthinkable happened: Gunsmoke was canceled after twenty seasons and more than episodes. It was a shock to viewers, but far more so to cast and crew. Producer Albert S. Bernard McEveety , who had helmed 32 episodes of the series between and , signed on to direct the pilot.
How the West Was Won , American western film , released in , that was a sprawling epic about the transformation of the American West in the 19th century. The saga opens with them heading west to lay claim for a homestead. While attempting to navigate a river, they encounter treacherous rapids, and the mother and the father Agnes Moorhead and Karl Malden , respectively are killed. Lilith becomes a popular entertainer in saloons and on riverboats and eventually heads to California. During the difficult journey, she falls in love with Cleve Van Valen Gregory Peck , a charismatic opportunist. They marry and move to San Francisco. He leaves the farm to his younger brother and joins the U. While protecting railroad-construction workers, he befriends Jethro Stuart Henry Fonda , a buffalo hunter.
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The recordings are taken from two performances in California during their tour of North America : L. Guitarist Jimmy Page considers Led Zeppelin at this point to have been at their artistic peak, as is mentioned in the album's liner notes and in an interview he gave to The Times newspaper in For many years, live recordings of these two shows only circulated in the form of bootlegs , and even then only certain audience recordings were available to fans and collectors for example, Burn Like a Candle. Though several soundboard recordings of Led Zeppelin concerts were circulated amongst fans after having been stolen from Page's personal archive some time in the mids, no soundboards of the Long Beach or LA Forum shows were taken, meaning the release of How the West Was Won was the first chance fans had of hearing the soundboard versions of these concerts.