Allan “Rocky” Lane at a racetrack with his mare that had won several races. Alan Young of “Mr. Ed” said, “Everytime Allan got cantankerous with me I would change the conversation and start talking about his racehorse. The little mare had won several races and Allan was always anxious to talk about her.” (Thanx to Bobby Copeland.)
“At this range I can’t miss!”, sez Clint Eastwood as he clowns around with Ruta Lee and Eric Fleming on the set of “Rawhide”. (Thanx to Terry Cutts.)
John Wayne, Claire Trevor and others during the filming of “Stagecoach”. (Thanx to Bobby Copeland.)
Flash forward several years later to “The Searchers”, John Wayne and Jeffrey Hunter enjoy a cup of coffee with an Indian woman played by Buelah Archuletta.
W. Franke Harling, wearing the beret, won the Academy Award for Musical Scoring for John Ford’s “Stagecoach” in 1940. He’s pictured here with his neice Fran O’Connor (seated left).
Roy Rogers helps a young fan cinch up his hat string. (Thanx to Colin Jellicoe.)
A young buckarette gets the drop on William “Hopalong Cassidy” Boyd. (Thanx to Bobby Copeland.)
Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin coalesce around Gene Autry during the first Autry Museum Gala. (Thanx to Bobby Copeland.)
On a visit to England in 1956, Fess “Davy Crockett” Parker, is besieged by autograph hunters outside Buckingham Palace.
Cousin Beau Maverick (Roger Moore) and Bart Maverick (Jack Kelly) relax between takes on Warner Bros.’ ABC hit “Maverick”. (Thanx to Terry Cutts.)
Clu Gulager, Diane Roter and Doug McClure await a call for a scene on “The Virginian”. (Thanx to Diane Roter.)
Dan Blocker, Hoss on “Bonanza”, with of his son three year old Dennis Dirk. (Thanx to Terry Cutts.)
Noah Beery Jr. with his wife Maxine and their daughter. Not sure if this is daughter Muffett or Melissa. (Thanx to Bobby Copeland.)
Michael Landon, Little Joe on “Bonanza”, with his adopted baby son Josh. (Thanx to Terry Cutts.)
Rex Allen’s sons Mark, Chico (Rex Jr.) and Curtis harmonize with dad as Rex records a song on a tape recorder.
Ever fit, Lane Chandler works out in the gym. Circa early ‘30s. (Thanx to Bobby Copeland.)
Robert Horton of “Wagon Train” was also an exercise buff. (The admiring lady in the background is actually a print-through from the other side of the page, but it looked so adoringly cute we decided to leave it in.) (Thanx to Terry Cutts.)
John Smith, star of TV’s “Laramie”, prefers to work out with even larger weights. (Thanx to Terry Cutts.)
However, James Garner (“Maverick”) prefers to get his exercise by swimming. Here he dives into the blue Pacific off the coast of Malibu. (Thanx to Terry Cutts.)
When not playing “Wild Bill Hickok”, Guy Madison likes to keep in shape by roping calves.
Charles Starrett proves we all can “just get along”. (Thanx to Bobby Copeland.)
From “Alias Smith and Jones”, sports enthusiast Ben Murphy, wearing a Bell motorcycle helmet, is all ready for action in 1977. (Thanx to Terry Cutts.)
“U. S. Marshal”/“Sheriff of Cochise” star John Bromfield with his actress/wife Corinne Calvet in 1951.
Tom Mix and Tony at Southhampton in 1925 with wife Vicky and daughter Thomasina. (Thanx to Bobby Copeland.)