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That consultant career was even the basis for a movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunset_(film) Nothing special, but an amusing enough look at early Hollywood and a teamup between Earp and Tom Mix.
That "modern era" you're talking about is almost 100 years ago. But then again, it's only a little more than 30 years before I was born!
Same here - I tend to think of something as being "recent" or "not too long ago" as being maybe 20 to 40 years before I was born, which was 1953.