John Wayne directing a scene for “The Alamo” (‘60). (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Getting out of the sun, Lucile Browne, Rex Bell and Tom Tyler wait for the next scene
Randolph Scott with Fred Roff Jr., president of Colt’s Firearms Manufacturing Co.
On the range, Ken Maynard applies make-up from his own tooled leather make-up kit of which WESTERN CLIPPINGS is now the proud owner. (Photo courtesy Jerry Whittington.)
Lash LaRue and a bevy of cowgirls ride in a Paterson, NJ, parade. Date unknown but note the Welcome to Roy Rogers, Dale Evans banner in the background. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Rex Allen with noted Hollywood bootmaker Charlie Garrison. Garrison, who died in 1955, was a well known bootmaker in the San Angelo, TX, area before moving at the close of the ‘30s to Los Angeles where he became popular for his intricate boots. He soon became associated in business with Roy Rogers, doing special order bootwork for the short lived Roy Rogers Ranger Posts. Garrison went out on his own following the collapse of Rogers' western stores. Garrison later left California and ran a boot shop in Llano, TX. (Photo thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Arvo Ojala, Hollywood’s fast gun, shows Will “Sugarfoot” Hutchins how it’s done.
During the making of MGM’s “Billy the Kid” in 1941, William S. Hart gives Robert Taylor a little advice about a pair of chaps. (Thanx to Bobby Copeland.)
A very dapper Gabby and Olivia Hayes enjoy a night out at the Harwyn Club on East 52nd Street in New York City. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Manolito (Henry Darrow) of the “High Chaparral” gives an exclusive story to a reporter for TELEGUIA, a widely respected Hispanic publication.
George Montgomery receives an award from Gene Autry during the 4th Autry Museum Gala 11/17/90 at the Century Park Hotel in L.A. (Thanx to Maxine Hansen, Autry Entertainment.)
In 1934 Jack Holt celebrated 20 years in the business while Shirley Temple had been in films just two years.
Terrific shot of John Smith (“Laramie”) and Rory Calhoun (“The Texan”).
Producer Aaron Rosenberg, star James Stewart and director James Neilson on location in Colorado for “Night Passage” (‘57 U.I.). (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Jane Frazee and Roy Rogers make ready for a scene for “Under California Stars” (‘48 Republic). (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Joan Crawford goes over a “Johnny Guitar” script point with director Nicholas Ray. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Joan Crawford and Johnny Mack Brown on the set for MGM’s “Montana Moon” (‘30). Producer/director Malcolm St. Clair is seated by the camera. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Sterling Hayden and Ernie Borgnine on location in Bracketville, TX, for “The Last Command” (‘55 Republic). (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Filming “They Died With Their Boots On” (‘42 WB) on Lasky Mesa.
Taking a break between scenes of “Buffalo Bill” (‘44 20th Century Fox) are (L-R), director William Wellman, Joel McCrea and unknown . (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Ken Maynard, director Spencer Gordon Bennet (seated) and their Larry Darmour/Columbia Pictures production crew in 1936. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Hopalong Cassidy and a two-gun fan. (Thanx to Jerry Whittington.)
Lorne Greene outside the “Bonanza” Ponderosa replica home he built in 1963 in Mesa, AZ, to promote the sale of land and homes in what was then the new Apache Country Club Estates. Greene and his wife Nancy lived in the Mesa home for several years. After a second owner had the house for some 40 years, Tom and Louise Swann purchased the Ponderosa house and restored it to the way it was when Greene was the owner. The Swanns had a grand opening of the home for some 60 fans the weekend of February 16, 2013. The photo below shows the way the Ponderosa Mesa home looks today.
Dan Blocker, Lorne Greene and Michael Landon at the 1963 opening of Greene’s Ponderosa Mesa home.