Photos from “A Gathering of Guns 5—A TV Western Reunion” at the Memphis Film Festival, co-sponsored by WESTERN CLIPPINGS, June 13-June 15, 2013, at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Mississippi.
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The stars of “A Gathering of Guns 5” at the Memphis Film Festival. (Top row L-R) Rudy Ramos (“High Chaparral”), Alex Cord (veteran of many westerns), Dan Haggerty (“Grizzly Adams”), Dawn Moore (Clayton Moore’s daughter), Robert Fuller (“Laramie”, Wagon Train”), Don Collier (“Outlaws”, “High Chaparral”), Don Shanks (“Grizzly Adams”), Tim Considine, David Stollery (“Spin and Marty”), Duncan Regehr (“Zorro”), Guy Williams Jr. (son of Disney’s “Zorro”), John Wayne cutout, Tommy Nolan (“Buckskin”), Johnny Crawford (“Rifleman”). (Seated L-R) Lisa Lu (“Have Gun Will Travel”), Gregg Palmer (veteran screen heavy), Terry Moore (“Empire”), James Drury (“The Virginian”), James Best (“Dukes of Hazzard”), John Buttram (Pat Buttram’s nephew), Robert Loggia (“Elfego Baca”), costumer Luster Bayless.
The Sam’s Town location afforded the festival an enormous dealer’s room. (above and below)
Boyd Magers (white shirt) moderated one of the six celebrity panels, seen here with Don Shanks and Dan Haggerty (“Grizzly Adams”) and James Best.
Don Shanks, Dan Haggerty and James Best.
Ray Nielsen (green shirt) moderates a panel discussion with Henry Darrow (“High Chaparral”), Duncan Regehr (“Zorro”), Lisa Lu (Hey Girl on “Have Gun Will Travel”) and Guy Williams Jr. (his father was Disney’s “Zorro”).
A crossed swords salute to Zorro with Duncan Regehr, Henry Darrow and
Johnny Crawford (center) and Tommy Nolan smile as Robert Fuller relates an
Following a panel discussion, Bob Fuller expertly played the spoons to “Jambalaya”.
One of the highlight of the festival weekend was Bob Fuller’s demonstration with friend Tony Gill of how a screen fight is staged. As Bob explained, you can miss by a foot and depending on the camera angle make it look like the “badguy” took one hell of a punch. (above and below)
The panel discussions are always a highlight of the festival and are well attended. (The festival’s Facebook coordinator Linda Crowley is the blonde in the blue print blouse. We thank her for her dedication.)
The Thursday night Sock Hop with ‘50s and ‘60s rock and roll is always
Johnny Crawford (“Rifleman”) arrived at the Sock Hop just in time to do a
Attendees at the festival were well greeted at the registration desk by Mary Olsen, Donna Brisban and Felicity Bonello. We couldn't have done it without them! (Also on the registration desk, not pictured, were Donna Neilsen and Gail Bellamy.)
“A Gathering of Guns 5” wouldn’t have run as smooth as it did without the expert coordination of Bonnie Boyd (center). Seen here with Mary Olsen and Fliss Bonello.
Among celebrity guests was Terry Moore...famous for fending off “Mighty Joe Young” and starring in the short-lived “Empire” TV series.
James Drury will always be “The
Robert Loggia (“Nine Lives of Elfego Baca”) with his wife Audrey.
Don Collier (“Outlaws”, “High Chaparral”) moves into the cell phone age.
Disney”s “Spin and Marty” reunited. David Stollery (Marty) and Tim Considine (Spin).
Tommy Nolan was the child star of the popular “Buckskin” TV western. He’s now a
Alex Cord was a guest star on many TV westerns as well as the popular “Airwolf” action series. He also is now a respected author with his new book, DAYS OF THE HARBINGER.
Former script supervisor and widow of noted director Earl Bellamy, Gail Bellamy, attended and chats with Donna Brisbin.
More photos on page 2.