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Hoppy Rides Onto The Westerns Channel!

"Hopalong Cassidy" half hour TV episodes began airing on The Westerns Channel every Saturday morning as of February 3. Two episodes per week.


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NOW AVAILABLE! Boyd Magers’  10th book!
A GATHERING OF GUNS: A HALF CENTURY HISTORY OF TV WESTERNS (1949-2001) covers the 50 year evolution of the Western on TV from 1949 to 2001.
196 series, 478 pages with over 1,600 images and photos. Organized chronologically, each series researched thoroughly with stars, network affiliation, times and days of the week aired, number of episodes, color or b/w, start and end dates, network competition, directors, producers and writers. Virtually every series includes quotes and anecdotes from the stars and guest stars.  Also themesong lyrics, information on special guns used, samples of actual script pages, filming locations, newspaper advertising, logos and loads of series trivia.
Forewords by James Drury, Robert Fuller, Clint Walker, Henry Darrow, Don Collier and Will Hutchins.
$44 plus $5 postage in the U.S. Check or money order to
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87123-4321
or by Paypal $51 to orders@westernclippings.com

Foreign copies $44 plus $35 postage.
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A Gathering of Guns Author Q&A and Book Signing at the Autry Museum

Leading Western Film and Television author and historian Boyd Magers will be at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles for a Q&A and book signing of his new book A Gathering of Guns: A Half Century of TV Westerns (1949 – 2001) on Saturday, September 30th at 9:30 am. Maxine Hansen, Executive Assistant to Mrs. Gene Autry, will join Boyd for a lively discussion of his book A Gathering of Guns which covers the 50 year evolution of the Western on television. The Q&A will be followed by a book signing in the Autry Museum Store.

For information on the event read more here. For details on the book, read more here.

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"Circus Cowboys" is a new category we've just added to our "Articles" section. Scroll down on the left for all the circus history of Tom Mix, Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, Jack Hoxie, Buck Jones, Tim McCoy and many more.


We've just added hundreds of laser copies of B-Western 11x14" lobby cards to our 'Laser Copies of Lobby Cards' in our 'For Sale' section. Many stars not previously listed are now available. Also many Big Little Books are now online for sale under Miscellaneous Collectibles.

We also now have a page of Sunday and Daily comic strips dating from 1904 on up for sale. Please take a look! More will be added continually.


Latest AnnouncementsWelcome to Western Clippings, an online supplement to our print version of WESTERN CLIPPINGS which is now in its 20th year. (Click on “Subscribe to WESTERN CLIPPINGS” in our menu.)

For current subscribers of our magazine, this website in no way changes our print edition six times a year.

This website will be a constantly updated, evolving site, with new articles, reviews and sales items added continually. Look for new articles and photos in the “Do You Remember…”, “Comic Book Cowboys”, “Will Hutchins—A Touch of Hutch”, “Serial Report”, “Characters and Heavies”, “An Interview With…”, “Best and Worst of the Silent Westerns”, “Western Treasures” and “Film Festival Fotos” sections to be added regularly, with already posted articles always available in our archives for each section.

Sales material—original movie posters (western and non-western), lobby cards, and much more will all be available for purchase as well as superb high quality laser copies made from our extensive collection of over 5,000 western lobby cards. We’ll also have thousands of toys, books, magazines, collectibles and miscellaneous other memorabilia for sale. We hope you’ll keep coming back to this site as new material will be added to all categories continually.

We also have a section enabling you to order direct from us several of our books devoted to westerns. You may also subscribe to our print edition of WESTERN CLIPPINGS and purchase available back issues of WC and SERIAL REPORT.

This “home page” will be devoted to news and information about upcoming western film festivals, western star obits, movie news and other immediate information that will be covered in more detail in subsequent print issues of WC.

We hope you’ll put www.westernclippings.com into your “Favorites” and visit us often.

Thanx and enjoy—

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© Entire contents of this website and all pages copyright by Boyd Magers 2008-2013.


2-7/18—Ann Gillis, 90, who co-starred with Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, died January 31 in East Sussex, England.

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1-25/18—Robert Dowdell, 85, who played Cody Bristol on "Stoney Burke" died January 23.

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1-25/18—Child star Mary Ruth, 85, who appeared in Tex Ritter's "Song of the Buckaroo", died January 12 in Bakersfield, CA.

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1-25/18—Oscar winning actress Dorothy Malone, 92, died January 19 in Dallas. Her many Westenrs included "Colorado Territory" and "South of St. Louis" w/Joel McCrea, "The Nevadan" and "Tall Man Riding" w/Randolph Scott, "Saddle Legion" w/Tim Holt, "Law and Order" w/Ronald Reagan and "Warlock" w/Richard Widmark.

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1-25/18—Bradford Dillman, 87, died January 16 in San Francisco. Seen on 9 TV Westerns including "Wagon Train", "Virginian", "Big Valley", "Bonanza".

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1-15/18—Gene Autry and Roy Rogers co-star Jean Porter, 95, died Jan. 3.

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1-11/18—Stuntman Louie Elias, 84, brother of actor James Stacy, died December 13 in Ventura, CA. Worked on hundreds of TV shows and movies including his brother's "Lancer" as stunt co-ordinator.

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1-11/18—Actor Donnelly Rhodes, 80, died of cancer January 8 in Canada. Was in dozens of movie and TV Westerns.

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1-11/18—Character actor Harry Landers, 96, died last October. Seen in dozens of TV Westerns.

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1-11/18—Musician/composer Dominic Frontiere, 86, died in Tesuque, NM December 21. Composed music for "Hang 'em High", "Chisum", "Train Robbers" and TV shows including "Rawhide".

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Details of these and others in WESTERN CLIPPINGS #142 (March/April).