Over the decades, film and television has told a consistent narrative about Earp.
The irony is that the idealization of Earp as a good guy with a gun, an unswerving servant of law and order, is a myth.
Like Jay Gatsby or Don Draper, Earp reinvented himself—and he used the newly created film industry as his tool.
The Earp myth originated not in Hollywood, but with Earp himself.
In the meantime new secessions were taking place in the Earp following.
It was as though a fourth had been born into the Earp family.
Alban and Etheldreda on either side, carved by Earp, who also carved the pulpit of Caen stone.
The brothers Earp and Mr. Holiday had no horses to cover them.
The gods fought on the side of the law, the stage company, the brothers Earp, and Mr. Holiday.
After the battle the brothers Earp and Mr. Holiday repaired to the nearest saloon and refreshed themselves.