TV Series | TV-MA | | Crime, Drama, History
A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.
George Hearst was the father of William Randolph Hearst, the famous newspaperman on whom Citizen Kane (1941) was based, and the great-grandfather of Patricia Hearst. When Hearst tells Merrick that he will start his own newspaper in Deadwood to tell lies for his side, it is a reference to the fact that W. R. Hearst is largely credited with the creation of the concept of "yellow journalism", and the use of his own newspapers to shape, and even create political and social opinion and actual events. The most famous example of this was what many historians characterize as W. R. Hearst's whole cloth creation of the Spanish-American War through his newspapers' inflammatory and lucrative headlines.
Should we shake hands or something, relieve the atmosphere? I mean how stupid do you think I am?
Wild Bill Hickok: I don't know. I just met you.
The "Chinatown" in Old Deadwood, South Dakota was not located on a side street; it was part of the Downtown area. Deadwood was (and still is) too narrow because of its physical location to have too many side streets.
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