Sunday, February 22, 2015

Harry Carey


From the Vintage Cinema Ads Facebook page. Carey was quite a good actor and very much an influence on John Wayne. Its been said that the Duke's trademark scarf came from Carey's similar affectation throughout his career.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

My Favorite Cowboy


Even when your series WASN'T a western, there was often a western themed episode. In 1965, MY FAVORITE MARTIAN sent stars Ray Walston and Bill Bixby back in time for a 2 parter entitled, "Go West, Young Martian."

Friday, February 13, 2015

Vintage Maverick Article


This early magazine look at TV's now-classic MAVERICK is written by Marion Hargrove, a best-selling author, magazine writer and TV scripter who worked on MAVERICK as well as later series with James Garner.



Saturday, February 7, 2015

Buck Benny Rides Again


Every great film comedian seems to have done a comic western at one time or another. Jack Benny's was inspired by a serialized sketch on his long-running radio series.











Friday, February 6, 2015

Will Hutchins as Sugarfoot


This charismatic actor never quite made it as big ever again despite a starring turn as Dagwood Bumstead in 1968 and some sly scene-stealing in films with Elvis Presley and Jack Nicholson. 


It was as Warner Brothers' SUGARFOOT that he made his mark, though, and that's why he remains a popular guest at fan events even today. (Seen here with ME about a decade back.)