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Glenn Frankel, “The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend,” 2013

Glenn Frankel, author of “The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend,” recorded on April 10, 2013, in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky.

“The Searchers,” as Glenn Frankel explains at the start of the interview, is one of America’s iconic movies. Directed by John Ford, and starring John Wayne, it explores several themes in this country’s life, including racism and so-called manifest destiny.

Since that time, Glenn Frankel has written two additional in-depth books about iconic American films, High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic in 2017, and Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic in 2021. Glenn Frankel served as the Washignton Post bureau chief in London, Jerusalem and Southern Africa, and won an international reporting Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for International Reporting.