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Professor Carolyn Macartney Talks "Wanda the Wonderful" with the Dallas Morning News

Cinema-TV Professor's Film Project Features Her Sharpshooting Grandmother

The following is an excerpt from the Dallas Morning News. Read the full article.

Carolyn Macartney always wondered about her grandmother. She knew the basics: Her grandmother was a rebel, a magnetic beauty, a prostitute, a Wild West sharpshooter billed as Wanda Savage and an impulsive woman prone to anger who once shot her own husband.

Through her mostly fact, part-fiction film Wanda the Wonderful, which she is currently casting in Dallas for a summer shoot both in her native Wyoming and in North Texas, Macartney has discovered even more about this woman who was both very strong and very flawed.

"As a woman in the industry it's hard to find role models," said Macartney, a film professor at SMU. "I guess I was intrigued because she led such an incredible life, and I do think it would be great to have more entertaining films that people want to see that also give a different perspective."

Read the full article at the Dallas Morning News.

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