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Wouldn’t it have been great to be there? We’d like to hear from anyone who actually was in the theater at any of these appearances.

Newspaper ad for in-person appearance of Rex Allen in Memphis, Tennessee, April 4, 1950.

Memphis, Tennessee, April 4, 1950.

"Rocky" Lane in person at the Tennessee theater in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1953.

Knoxville, Tennessee, 1953.

Newspaper ad for Tim Holt personal appearance in Dodge City, Kansas in 1950.

Dodge City, Kansas, 1950. (Thanx to Billy Holcomb.)

Newspaper ad for personal appearance of Dale Robertson in Albuquerque, New Mexico in October, 1960.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, October, 1960.

Ken Maynard and Tarzan in person in Memphis, Tennessee, April 13, 1947.

Memphis, Tennessee, April 13, 1947.

Tom Mix in person in Memphis, Tennessee, April 10, 1937.

Memphis, Tennessee, April 10, 1937.

Wlat Shrum and his Colorado Hill Billies in person at the Grand theater in Mankato, Minnesota, September 6, 1938.

Mankato, Minnesota, September 6, 1938.

Ad for in person appearance of Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers in Hollywood, CA, 1947.

Hollywood, California, 1947.

In person ad for Jack Hoxie at the Downie Bros. Circus in Knoxville, TN, October 7, 1936.

Knoxville, Tennessee, October 7, 1936.

In person: Tex Ritter, Bozo the Clown, Cheeta at the Memorial Auditorium, unknown location, late '40s.

Unknown location. Late 1940s.

In person ad for Lash Larue at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee, February 14, 1948.

Knoxville, Tennessee, February 14, 1948.

Personal appearance of Max Terhune in Des Moines, IA, September 16, 1941.

Des Moines, Iowa, September 16, 1941.

Auburn, California, September 10, 1959. Jimmy Hawkins was Tagg Oakley on the “Annie Oakley” TV series (‘54-‘57) and Brad Johnson was Lofty Craig. Jim tells us he and Gail Davis “had just finished up some appearances in the east and I flew from Pittsburgh to Auburn (CA). My horse Pixie was brought up from L.A. Brad (Johnson) was the promoter and deficit fanancier. Kinda local boy comes home.” Johnson was from Auburn, CA. (Thanx to Jimmy Hawkins.)

Auburn, California, September 10, 1959.
Jimmy Hawkins was Tagg Oakley on the “Annie Oakley” TV series (‘54-‘57) and Brad Johnson was Lofty Craig. Jim tells us he and Gail Davis “had just finished up some appearances in the east and I flew from Pittsburgh to Auburn (CA). My horse Pixie was brought up from L.A. Brad (Johnson) was the promoter and deficit fanancier. Kinda local boy comes home.” Johnson was from Auburn, CA. (Thanx to Jimmy Hawkins.)

Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, September 3-7, 1959, just days before the previous Auburn appearance. (Thanx to Jimmy Hawkins.)

Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania, September 3-7, 1959, just days before the previous Auburn appearance. (Thanx to Jimmy Hawkins.)

Smiley Burnette personal appearance in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1946. (Thanx to Billy Holcomb.)

Salt Lake City, Utah, 1946. (Thanx to Billy Holcomb.)

In person on stage! William "Bill" Elliott, Roy Rogers and Trigger, Dale Evans, Bob Nolan and Sons of the Pioneers, Hollywood, CA, 1946.

Hollywood, California, 1946.

Ad for Elks Championship Rodeo with persoanl appearance by Joel McCrea in St. Louis, MO, 1950.

St. Louis, Missouri, 1950. (Thanx to Billy Holcomb.)

The Sons of the Pioneers in person at the Kimo Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1950.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1950.

In person at the Ritz Theater in Rockville, Indiana, April 17, 1935--Gene Autry.

Rockville, Indiana, April 17, 1935. (Thanx to Billy Holcomb.)

Bill Cody in person in Lancaster, PA, May 3, 1932.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, May 3, 1932.

Johnny Mack Brown in person at the Carolina Theater, March 22, 1948.

March 22, 1948. There were several Carolina theaters in North and South Carolina. (Thanx to Billy Holcomb.)

Johnny Mack Brown in person at the Imperial Theater in Greensboro, NC, 1947.

Greensboro, North Carolina, 1947. (Thanx to Billy Holcomb.)

Cisco Kid and Pancho in person at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, OH, August 31-September 3, circa mid-'50s.

Cincinnati, Ohio, August 31-September 3, circa mid-‘50s. (Thanx to Billy Holcomb.)

Anybody recognize these two gentlemen posed before the in-person placard for Raymond Hatton? Not sure where the theater was but the photographer was Charles Pugh of Erwin, Tennessee, in 1946. (Note the lobby cards for “Desert Horseman” with Charles Starrett on the left. (Thanx to John Bickler.)

Anybody recognize these two gentlemen posed before the in-person placard for Raymond Hatton? Not sure where the theater was but the photographer was Charles Pugh of Erwin, Tennessee, in 1946. (Note the lobby cards for “Desert Horseman” with Charles Starrett on the left. (Thanx to John Bickler.)

 

 

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