As a kid I wondered why Hugh O’Brien was clean shaven when the real Wyatt Earp sported a handlebar mustache.
Also, how did he ever outdraw anyone, clearing leather with that 12” barrel Buntline Special?
The real Earp used the long barreled pistol to bob people on the skull more than shoot people. He said it saved many lives. He would knock people out rather than have them shot. Can’t remember if Doc Holiday was featured in the TV show. The relationship/friendship between the two is one of the more interesting features in the story.
That's because in real life there were no fast-draw duels. It's all a Hollyweird invention. Which disappointed me deeply when I read historic accounts of the old west when I got older. There were a lot of people good with guns, but when they wanted to dispatch someone, they had their guns already drawn and pointed at the bad guy. And no shooting from the hip either. They aimed their six-guns if they wanted to hit anything.