From: Dave Zeltserman ( davezelt@comcast.net)
Date: 15 Aug 2006

btw. A few other historical figures represented on the show: Sol Star, Charlie Utter, E. B. Farnum, Dan Dority, Wyatt Earp.

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, JIM DOHERTY <jimdohertyjr@...> wrote:
> Those of you who are DEADWOOD fans might be interested
> in an interview with series creator David Milch in the
> latest issue of AMERICAN HERITAGE.
> In addition to discussing the historical background of
> the series, the article draws comparisons between
> DEADWOOD and Hammett's RED HARVEST, as well as another
> hard-boiled and (for its time) ground-breaking western
> that has been mentioned here recently, GUNSMOKE.
> While I'm on this subject I'll take the opportunity to
> ask Jim Beaver a question. Since your character,
> Whitney Ellsworth, represents a particular TYPE of
> character but has no actual historical counterpart
> (like Bullock, Swearingen, Hickok, and Jane), I've
> often wondered if the choice of name is a coincidence.
> But having recently discovered that you wrote the IMDb
> bios of Jack "Jimmy Olsen" Larson and John "Perry
> White" Hamilton, I'm compelled to ask if your
> character's name is a deliberate tip of the hat to a
> certain comic book writer/TV producer.
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