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OLD CORRAL WEBSITE CHANGES AND ADDITIONS

Latest additions and changes are at the TOP of the list


In memory of Denny Miller, onetime Tarzan, featured player in the WAGON TRAIN TV series, and longtime TV pitchman for Gorton's seafood passed away from ALS on September 12, 2014. He was 80 years old. Click HERE and HERE for more.



In memory of Ed Wallace, last surviving member of the Sunshine Boys singing group that did westerns with Eddie Dean and Charles Starrett. Ed passed away on August 5, 2014. Click HERE for the obituary.


Several websites, including the Internet Movie Database, are noting the death of 81 year old Edward Clay 'Tap' Canutt, stuntman, second unit director and oldest son of Yakima Canutt. He passed away in early June, 2014. However, I've not found an obituary or funeral notice to confirm that information.



In memory of film and TV star James Garner, best remembered as the star of MAVERICK and THE ROCKFORD FILES. He passed away on July 19, 2014. Click HERE for the obituary at the Los Angeles Times website.



In memory of western film and TV star Dick Jones, best remembered by western fans as the star of the BUFFALO BILL JR. TV show and pal to Jock Mahoney in THE RANGE RIDER. He passed away on July 7, 2014. Click HERE for Leonard Maltin's remembrances of Jones. Click HERE for the obituary at the Contra Costa newspaper website. Click HERE for the obituary at the Los Angeles Times website.



In memory of western and serial heroine Jane 'Poni' Adams who passed away on May 21, 2014. She was born Betty Jane Bierce and did westerns with Kirby Grant, Rod Cameron, Jimmy Wakely and Johnny Mack Brown. Click HERE for a nice remembrance of Jane and her Army husband. Click HERE for the Find A Grave website which reports she is interred (with her husband, General Tom Turnage) at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.



In memory of western and serial heroine Virginia Belmont who passed away on May 6, 2014. Click HERE for his obituary at the Los Angeles Times website.



In memory of big band and jazz singer Herb Jeffries ... who also starred in some B westerns. Herb passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Click HERE for his obituary at the Los Angeles Times website. Click HERE for the obituary at the Hollywood Reporter website.



In memory of Nora Lou Martin, the lead singer with the Pals of the Golden West. She passed away on January 30, 2014 at age 92. Click HERE for a biography and obituary.


CowboyPal webmaster Joe Konnyu passed away in July. His CowboyPal website is no longer active: http://www.cowboypal.com/


In memory of 'Doc' Tommy Scott who passed away on September 30, 2013 at age 96. Scott's traveling wild west show was home to several B western performers including Tim McCoy, Johnny Mack Brown, Sunset Carson, and Al "Fuzzy" St. John. Click HERE for a memorial and remembrance by his friend Randall Franks, and click HERE for the Doc Tommy Scott website.


In memory of movie producer A. C. Lyles who passed away on September 27, 2013 at age 95. Most of his lengthy career - in a variety of jobs - was at Paramount. And in later years, he was Paramount's unofficial ambassador of good will. Click HERE for his obituary at the Variety website and click HERE for his obituary at the Los Angeles Times website.



In memory of serial and western film heroine Louise Currie who passed away on September 8, 2013. Click HERE for the obituary at legacy.com.


In memory of Michael Ansara who passed away on July 31, 2013 at age 91. To TV western fans, he's best remembered for portraying Cochise in BROKEN ARROW. Click HERE for the obituary at the Los Angeles Times website and click HERE for the obituary at the Variety website.


In memory of CowboyPal website creator and webmaster Joe Konnyu who passed away on July 17, 2013 in Texas. Click HERE for the obituary on Joseph Zoltan Konnyu, Sr. at the Beck Funeral Home website.



In memory of western film and TV star Dale Robertson, who passed away on February 26, 2013 at age 89. Click HERE for the obituary at the Oklahoma Gazette website, and click HERE for the obituary at the New York Times website.



In memory of Harry Carey, Jr. who passed away on December 27, 2012. Click HERE for the obituary at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website, and click HERE for the obituary at the Variety website.



In memory of Ann Rutherford who passed away on June 11, 2012. Her early films included mid 1930s westerns with Gene Autry and John Wayne. But she is best remembered for her role in GONE WITH THE WIND and as "Polly Benedict", the girlfriend of Mickey Rooney in MGM's Andy Hardy series. Click HERE for the obituary at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website.


In memory of Peter Breck, star of THE BIG VALLEY TV series (and lots of other TV shows and films) who passed away on February 6, 2012 in Vancouver. Click HERE for the obituary at the Hollywood Reporter website. Click HERE for tributes and commentary at The Big Valley Writing Desk.



In memory of actor Bill Hale, Monte Hale's brother, who passed away on October 29, 2011 in Rowlett, Texas. The photo above is of Bill circa 1998 at a party for Monte and the complete image is in the Old Corral section on Monte Hale.



In memory of actor and musician Dale Berry who passed away on October 20, 2011 at age 83. The photo above is of Dale circa 1952 when he was performing with movie bad guy Kenne Duncan.



In memory of Sci-Fi and Fantasy fan/author Val Warren, who passed away on July 25, 2011. Click HERE for the Old Corral section called "The Memories Museum" about Val and his background ... and photos of costumes and props from THE PHANTOM EMPIRE, FLASH GORDON, CAPTAIN MARVEL, CAPTAIN AMERICA, and more. In the above photo, Val is with the smilin' robot from Gene Autry's PHANTOM EMPIRE.



In memory of James Arness of GUNSMOKE TV fame, who passed away on June 3, 2011 at the age of 88. Click HERE for an article on Arness' career. And click HERE for the obituary. Both are at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website.



In memory of heroine Myrna Dell who passed away on February 11, 2011. That's Myrna with a black-eyed George Chesebro in the image above. There's no mention of her passing on Myrna's official website at: http://myrna_dell.tripod.com/


In memory of Berdee Stephens Holt, Tim Holt's widow, who passed away on April 25, 2011 in Harrah, Oklahoma. Click HERE for the obituary at Legacy.com.


In memory of Fred D. Pfening Jr. who passed away on September 6, 2010, at age 85. He owned his own company in Columbus, Ohio. And he was a former president of the Circus Historical Society and a board member until his death. Fred provided a bunch of circus posters and information on the Old Corral. Click HERE for the obituary at the Columbus Dispatch newspaper website.


In memory of Eddie Brandt who passed away on February 20, 2011, at age 90. His "Eddie Brandt's Saturday Matinee" store in North Hollywood was a treasure trove of movie memorabilia as well as an unofficial research library. Click HERE for the obituary at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website.



In memory of Larry Welch, fan of the serials and westerns, and creator of those wonderful western and cliffhanger calendars. Larry passed away on March 4, 2011.



In memory of Jane Russell, who passed away on February 28, 2011 at age 89. Photo above is a crop of Russell from a lobby card from THE OUTLAW. Click HERE for her obituary at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website, and click HERE for her obituary at the New York Times newspaper website.



In memory of Fred S. Martin, the surviving member of the Cass County Boys singing group. Fred passed away on November 26, 2010 at age 94.


In memory of Fred Foy, that great TV and radio announcer and narrator, who is best remembered for voicing the opening of the Lone Ranger radio program. Frederick William Foy passed away on December 22, 2010. Click HERE for the obituary at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website. Click HERE for various YouTube videos with Fred Foy. And click HERE for a multi-part interview of Foy at the Television Academy Foundation's Archive of American Television website.



In memory of Grace Bradley Boyd, actress and wife of William 'Hopalong Cassidy' Boyd. Author Russ Cochran advised that Grace passed away on her 97th birthday, September 21, 2010. Thanks to Russ for the above image of Grace. Click HERE for the obituary at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website.



In memory of Gloria Winters, "Penny" in the 1950s TV series SKY KING, who passed away on August 14, 2010. Click HERE for the obituary at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website. In the above photo from Minard Coons are Gloria and Ray 'Crash' Corrigan at the 1959 Sheriff's Rodeo, Sunnyside, California.



In memory of Adele Mara who passed away at age 87 on May 7, 2010. Click HERE for the obituary at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website.


Received word from Jakob Stegelmann in Denmark that western movie scholar and stills collector Janus Barfoed passed away at 82 years of age on February 14, 2010. If you have books on the western, the odds are pretty good that Barfoed contributed some stills and info to the book (such as the late Don Miller's Hollywood Corral (Film Fan Monthly, 1976)).


In memory of Robert Culp, 79, star of TV's TRACKDOWN, who passed away on March 24, 2010 from injuries suffered in a fall outside his Hollywood Hills, California home. Click HERE for the obituary at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website and click HERE for the obituary at the Variety website.


In memory of Fess Parker, 85, star of TV's DAVY CROCKETT and DANIEL BOONE, who passed away on March 18, 2010 at his California home. Click HERE for the obituary at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website.


In memory of Peter Graves, 83, star of TV's FURY and WHIPLASH, who passed away on March 14, 2010 of a heart attack at his home. Click HERE for the obituary at the Variety website.


In memory of Pernell Roberts, 81, best remembered from TV's BONANZA, who passed away on January 24, 2010. Click HERE for the obituary at the New York Daily News website.



Boyd Magers' Westerns Clippings website is reporting the passing of B-western leading lady Helen Talbot, 85, on January 29, 2010 in La Jolla, California. Click HERE for the obituary at legacy.com.



In memory of B-western heroine Beatrice Gray, who passed away on November 25, 2009. Click HERE for a photo and obituary at the Hancock County Journal-Pilot (Carthage, Ilinois) newspaper website (thanks to Lee Huey for that link).



In memory of Gene Barry, TV's Bat Masterson, who passed away on December 9, 2009 at age 90. Click HERE for an obituary at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website, and click HERE for an obituary at the Washington Post newspaper website. Click HERE for more on Gene Barry at his official website.



In memory of George Coan, a great fan of the western and publisher of The Old Cowboy Picture Show (TOCPS) newsletter. George passed away on October 28, 2009.



In memory of western and serial heroine Pamela Blake (Adele Pearce) who passed away on October 6, 2009 at age 94. Click HERE for the obituary at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website.



In memory of the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum in Branson, Missouri. Dusty Rogers announced on October 5, 2009 that it will close in December, 2009. Above photos of the museum courtesy of George Heavener.



In memory of John Hart who passed away on September 20, 2009 at age 91. Click HERE for the obituary at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website. Above is a 1995 photo of John, courtesy of Larry Blanks. Below - Hart as TV's LONE RANGER.




In memory of Frank Coghlan Jr., who passed away on September 7, 2009 at age 93. A Navy pilot during World War II, Coghlin stayed in the Navy and retired in 1965. Click HERE for the obituary at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website.



In memory of prolific stuntman Robert "Whitey" Hughes, who passed away on July 7, 2009 at age 88.



In memory of western heroine Gale Storm who passed away on June 27, 2009 at age 87.


In memory of famed horse trainer Buford "Corky" Randall, who passed away on April 20, 2009. Corky's father was famed horseman and trainer Glenn Randall. Click HERE for the obituary at The Signal newspaper website.



In memory of Monte Hale who passed away on March 29, 2009. Click HERE for a memorial page on Monte at the Gene Autry website. Click HERE for the obituary notice at the Los Angeles Times newspaper website.



In memory of prolific author and film expert Buck Rainey who passed away on March 19, 2009 at age 82. Buck and Iron Eyes Cody are chit-chatting at a circa 1980 film convention in the above photo. Click HERE for the obituary notice at The Daily Ardmoreite newspaper website, Ardmore, Oklahoma.



In memory of prolific script/screenwriter Frances Kavanaugh who passed away on January 23, 2009. Most of Frances' work was in 1940s Monogram and PRC westerns with Eddie Dean, Tom Keene, the Range Busters and the Trail Blazers. Click HERE for info on Frances at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Click HERE for her obituary notice at the Los Angeles Times website.



In memory of football great Slingin' Sammy Baugh, star of the Republic KING OF THE TEXAS RANGERS cliffhanger. Baugh passed away on December 17, 2008. There's a profile on Baugh in the heroes section of the Old Corral. Click HERE for the obituary at the New York Times newspaper website.



In memory of James George Sorensen who passed away on November 29, 2008. Jim was a frequent contributor to the Old Corral, and I frequently asked for his assistance in locating a burial location, death/birth certificate or a grave marker photo on a B-western person.



In memory of House Peters, Jr. who passed away on October 1, 2008.



In memory of Jimmy Wakely's daughter Linda (Lindalee) Wakely who passed away on April 15, 2008. I had great fun chatting and e-mailing with Linda in late 2007 when we updated the Old Corral profile on her Dad. There's a large photo of Linda and her father in the Jimmy Wakely section.



In memory of Kay Linaker, heroine to Buck Jones in BLACK ACES (1937), who passed away on April 18, 2008. She appeared in a bunch of the Charlie Chan films. And under her real name of Kate Phillips, she co-wrote THE BLOB which starred Steve McQueen.



In memory of Ed Phillips, who passed away on April 23, 2008. Ed was a nice guy as well as a great fan of the western film. And you'll find lots of images on the Old Corral which Ed provided from his extensive stills and lobby card collection. Ed and ye Old Corral webmaster first connected in early 2000, and among Ed's first image contributions to the website were of Jack Luden and the grave marker for Lee Powell.



In memory of child actor Moyer MacClaren 'Sonny' Bupp, who passed away on November 1, 2007.



In memory of heroine Eleanor Stewart, who passed away on July 4, 2007.



In memory of child actor Teddy Infuhr, who passed away May 12, 2007.



In memory of heroine Dorothy Dix, who passed away June, 2006.



In memory of heroine Lynn Merrick, who passed away on March 25, 2007.



In memory of Herman Brix (Bruce Bennett), who passed away on February 24, 2007. Click HERE for the obituary at the New York Sun website.



In memory of heroine Lois Hall, who passed away on December 21, 2006.



In memory of stuntman Rex Rossi, who passed away on December 12, 2006 (shown right in the above image).
And in memory of author and Bob Steele expert Bob Nareau, who passed away on November 7, 2006 (left in the above image).



In memory of heroine Virginia Vale, who passed away on September 14, 2006.



In memory of heroine Lois January, who passed away on August 7, 2006.



In memory of Dennis Weaver, who passed away on February 24, 2006. Click HERE for the official Dennis Weaver website.




In memory of Myron Healey, who passed away on December 21, 2005.



In memory of author and Republic Studios expert Jack Mathis, who passed away on October 13, 2005.



In memory of heroine Marion Shilling, who passed away on November 6, 2004.



In memory of Sammy McKim, who passed away on July 9, 2004. Click HERE for a tribute and profile on Sam McKim.



In memory of Tommy Farrell, who passed away on May 9, 2004.



In memory of western and serial heroine Dorothy Fay, Tex Ritter's wife, who passed away on November 5, 2003.



In memory of heroine Barbara Weeks, who passed away on June 24, 2003.



In memory of movie tough guy Jack Elam, who passed away on October 20, 2003.



In memory of Rand Brooks, sidekick to Hopalong Cassidy, 'Corporal Randy Boone' on the RIN TIN TIN TV show, and a cast member of GONE WITH THE WIND. Brooks passed away on September 1, 2003.



In memory of heroine Sheila Bromley / Sheila Mannors who is shown above with John Wayne in WESTWARD HO (Republic, 1935). Sheila also used the last names of LeGay, Manners, Manors, and she passed away on July 23, 2003.



In memory of Buddy Ebsen who passed away on July 6, 2003.



In memory of Alex Gordon, who passed away June 24, 2003 at age 80. Producer/writer Gordon's credits include THE SHE-CREATURE, THE ATOMIC SUBMARINE, THE BOUNTY KILLERS, REQUIEM FOR A GUNFIGHTER, more. He was also a friend to Gene Autry and for decades was associated with the Autry organization. There's a tribute to Gordon at the Autry.com website - click HERE.



In memory of Anne Gwynne, who passed away on March 31, 2003. Thanks to Stephen Potter for the above photo.



In memory of Johnny Carpenter, who passed away February 27, 2003 at age 88.



In memory of B-western heroine Beth Marion, who passed away on February 18, 2003.



In memory of Richard Simmons, TV's Sgt. Preston, who passed away on January 11, 2003.



In memory of Peggy Moran, Universal leading lady, who passed away on October 25, 2002 from complications from injuries suffered in an August 26 car accident.



In memory of Larry Imber, videotape guru and fan of the B-western, who passed away on September 19, 2002.  He leaves his son Matthew, Daughter-in-Law Neda, and grandsons Raymond and Jesse. I connected with Larry in the early days of videotape, and our friendship continued into the Old Corral website where he provided many photos as well as wonderful writeups on Charles Starrett and Nat Levine.



In memory of serial and western director William Witney, who passed away on March 17, 2002. The above is a crop from a photo taken at Knoxville, 1988, and is from Bill Sasser.



In memory of Pauline Moore, who passed away on December 7, 2001.



In memory of Jacqueline Wells / Julie Bishop, who passed away on August 30, 2001.



In memory of Walter Reed, who passed away on August 20, 2001.



In memory of RKO cowboy James Warren, who passed away on March 28, 2001.



In memory of Dale Evans, the Queen of the West, who passed away on February 7, 2001.  Click HERE for the Official Roy and Dale website.



(Courtesy of Alberto Naranjo)

In memory of tough guy actor and screen writer Leo Gordon, who passed away on December 26, 2000.  Click HERE for an interview with Gordon at the Astounding B Monster website.



In memory of George Montgomery, who passed away on December 12, 2000.



In memory of Marie Windsor, who passed away on December 10, 2000.



In memory of Muriel Evans, who passed away on October 26, 2000. Above are Rex Lease and Muriel Evans in the auto racing flick, 10 LAPS TO GO (1936).



In memory of stuntman and actor Richard Farnsworth, who passed away on October 6, 2000.



In memory of Nan Leslie, who passed away on July 27, 2000 (photo above of Nan and Tim Holt from a lobby card from WESTERN HERITAGE, courtesy of Ed Phillips).



In memory of Clayton Moore, who passed away on December 28, 1999.



In Memory of Rex Allen, The Arizona Cowboy, who passed away on December 17, 1999.



In memory of William 'Billy' 'Whitey' Benedict, who passed away on November 25, 1999.  He did a batch of cliffhangers as well as an ongoing role in the East Side Kids & Bowery Boys series.



In memory of Rory Calhoun, who passed away on April 28, 1999.



In memory of Kirk Alyn, who passed away on March 14, 1999.



In memory of Eddie Dean, who passed away on March 4, 1999.



In memory of Iron Eyes Cody, who passed away on January 4, 1999.



In Memory of Bob Allen, who passed away on October 9, 1998.



In Memory of Gene Autry, who passed away on October 2, 1998.



In Memory of Roy Rogers, who passed away on July 6, 1998.
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Year 2014 Changes/Updates are listed below:


October 30: updated Earl Askam and Olin Francis in The Henchies (henchmen).

October 23: updated Dick Curtis and Robert Frazer in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

October 21: for some time, I've been looking for info on John Beach who did about forty Hopalong Cassidy and Republic oaters circa 1936-1941. And then he disappeared from Hollywood. Found him and updated the John Beach profile in The Henchies (henchmen).

October 19: new profile on Jim Mason/James Pier Mason added in The Henchies (henchmen).

October 17: updated Jim Corey, Tex Phelps and Wally West in The Henchies (henchmen).

October 16: updated Frank Rice in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section.

October 15: updated Lew Meehan in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

October 13: updated Blackie Whiteford in The Henchies (henchmen).

October 13: updated Nelson McDowell and Walter Miller in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

October 12: updated Warner Richmond in the Villains & Supporting Players section with info on his brother Al Richmond who did some silent films, including a few silent oaters.

October 7: updated Kit Guard, Harry Tenbrook and Jerome 'Black Jack' Ward in The Henchies (henchmen).

October 4: added on the right side of Old Corral homepage a link to Rob Mohr's Twitter feed called "B-Westerns On TV".

October 4: updated the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials. The Sony getTV channel ran a lost/missing Starrett mountie film a few months ago.

October 3: updated Bill Patton and the brothers Roy and Buck Bucko in The Henchies (henchmen).

September 29: updated the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials. The Sony getTV channel has a lost/missing Starrett/Russ Hayden oater on their October schedule.

September 28: there were two guys named Jack Kenney doing bit roles in westerns (and other films). One was a bearded gent and the other liked cigars. Updated the Jack Kenney page in The Henchies (henchmen).

September 21: new profile added on Bob/Robert Terry in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 19: added info on a new book titled The Texas Rangers: Two Decades on Radio, Film, Television, and Stage by Ryan Ellett and Kevin Coffey. The Texas Rangers singing group was together from the early 1930s through the early 1950s and appeared in oaters with Gene Autry and Johnny Mack Brown. The book cover is shown on the right side of the Old Corral homepage.

September 18: updated Cliff Parkinson in The Henchies (henchmen).

September 15: minor update to the profile on Ernie Adams in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 13: sad to report the September 12, 2014 passing of Denny Miller, onetime Tarzan, featured player in the WAGON TRAIN television series, and longtime TV pitchman for Gorton's seafood.

September 12: updated Tom Smith in The Henchies (henchmen) ... and we're still looking for more about him.

September 9: updated Chick Hannan/Hannon in The Henchies (henchmen).

September 3: just paid the annual bill for the web server/hosting service where the Old Corral website is run. That'll take us through early September, 2015. My treat and I consider it a worthwhile expenditure to keep the B-western memories alive.

August 31: added a few more biography/family history tidbits to John/Johnny Carpenter in the Heroes section.

August 27: updated the profile on Dick Alexander in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

August 26: updated the profile on Tom London in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

August 22: updated the profiles on George Chesebro and Wheeler Oakman in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

August 20: new profile added on Richard Fiske in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

August 19: added death certificate info on Le Roy Mason in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

August 18: major update to Carl Mathews in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

August 13: major updates to Tommy Coats, Archie Ricks and Barney Beasley in The Henchies (henchmen).

August 11: sad to report the August 5, 2014 passing of Ed Wallace, last surviving member of the Sunshine Boys singing group that did westerns with Eddie Dean and Charles Starrett. There's a bit more on the Sunshine Boys in the Old Corral section on Singers-Musicians-Groups.

August 11: updated Ray Jones in The Henchies (henchmen).

August 7: major updates to Merrill McCormick and Frank McCarroll in The Henchies (henchmen).

July 24: Encore Westerns is commemorating JAMES GARNER with an all-day marathon on Saturday, July 26 starting at 8am ET/PT. This marathon will include 12 episodes of MAVERICK and three of his films, SKIN GAME, A MAN CALLED SLEDGE and SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER.

July 24: Several websites, including the Internet Movie Database, are noting the death of 81 year old Edward Clay 'Tap' Canutt, stuntman, second unit director and oldest son of Yakima Canutt. He passed away in early June, 2014. However, I've not found an obituary or funeral notice to confirm that information.

July 23: added info on a new book titled I Am Mister Ed ... Allan "Rocky" Lane Revealed by Linda Alexander. Must reading for Rocky Lane fans. The book cover is shown on the right side of the Old Corral homepage.

July 20: sad to report that film and TV star James Garner, best remembered to western fans as the star of the MAVERICK TV show, passed away on July 19, 2014.

July 18: added a few more biography/family history tidbits to Lash LaRue in the Heroes section.

July 16: updated George 'Arizona Slim' Hazel in The Henchies (henchmen).

July 14: added profiles on George Sowards and his brother, Len/Lem Sowards in The Henchies (henchmen).

July 9: sad to report that western film and TV star Dick Jones, best remembered to western fans as the star of the BUFFALO BILL JR. TV show, passed away on July 7, 2014. There's a profile and photos on Dick Jones in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-2nd Leads section.

July 3: major update to Dick Cramer in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

July 3: minor updates to Earl Dwire and Ed Cassidy in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

June 16: updated the profile on Benny Corbett and Fred 'Snowflake' Toones in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

June 12: updated the profile on Hank Bell in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

June 11: sad to report that western and serial heroine Jane 'Poni' Adams passed away on May 21, 2014. She was born Betty Jane Bierce and did westerns with Kirby Grant, Rod Cameron, Jimmy Wakely and Johnny Mack Brown. Sorry - there's no Old Corral profile on her. Check Boyd Magers' Western Clippings website.

June 2: major update to Warner Richmond in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Includes lots of new photos.

June 1: minor update to Steve Clark in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

May 28: sad to report that western and serial heroine Virginia Belmont passed away on May 6, 2014. There's a profile on Virginia in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

May 26: sad to report that big band and jazz singer Herb Jeffries passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014. He starred in a quartet of B westerns in the late 1930s.

May 16: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on a new Johnny Mack Brown and Rough Riders twelve film DVD set from the Warner Archives/WB Shop.

May 15: updated Ted Lorch in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

May 8: trying to identify a couple of henchmen in Autry's THE PHANTOM EMPIRE (Mascot, 1935) ... in Who's That Face?.

May 4: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on two lost/missing Charles Starrett / Durango Kid westerns from Sony Choice MOD DVD collection.

May 2: updated the profile on Walter Miller in the Villains and Supporting Players section. He did WW1 service but not overseas ... and he may have been born in Georgia, not Ohio.

April 27: updated Buddy Roosevelt in the Heroes section. Added more images, marriage info, and his ties to actor Ronald Colman.

April 23: updated the profile on Al Ferguson in the Villains and Supporting Players section. Added info on his brief silent era starring career.

April 11: added info on two new books from Bobby Copeland - Ray 'Crash' Corrigan Also Featuring Max Terhune and Johnny Mack Brown's Saddle Gals. Book covers shown on the right side of the Old Corral homepage.

April 10: just paid the bill for the annual renewal of the b-westerns.com domain name. My treat and I consider it a worthwhile expenditure in order to keep the B-western memories alive.

April 8: updated the bios on producer Robert J. Horner and producer Victor Adamson/Denver Dixon, both of whom created inept, crude, cheap bottom-of-the-barrel westerns.

March 27: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on two lost/missing Charles Starrett / Durango Kid westerns from Sony Choice MOD DVD collection.

March 25: received the death certificate on Frank McGlynn, Jr. and updated his profile in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

March 21: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on the nine film "Tim Holt Western Classics Volume 4" from the Warner Archives/WB Shop.

March 18: updated Ray 'Crash' Corrigan in the Heroes section. Added census, birth and marriage info as well as correcting his real/birth name.

March 17: updated the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials page with info on a couple of Starrett films.

March 14: updated Charles Starrett in the Heroes section. Corrected his birth year and parent's names. Added all kinds of info from the census, marriage license, Dartmouth College yearbook, newspaper blurbs, more.

March 12: did a major update to Reed Howes in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

March 3: I'm about "polar-vortexed" out. I live in Indiana, about halfway between Chicago and South Bend, Indiana. This has been a miserable winter - never ending snow storms, wind and bone chilling cold. Biggest snow storm this year (so far) was a 26 incher. I measure my winters based on the number of containers of snowblower gas that I use. Normally, it's one ... possibly a second gas can. This past weekend, I just used up gas can number three. I'll get to some Old Corral updates soon.

February 10: sad to report the January 30, 2014 passing of Nora Lou Martin, the lead singer with the Pals of the Golden West. There's a bit more on Nora and Pals in the Old Corral section on Singers-Musicians-Groups.

February 8: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on the five film "Bill Elliott Detective Mysteries" from the Warner Archives/WB Shop.

January 30: minor update to Frank McGlynn, Jr. in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Am still searching for the cause of his passing in 1939.

January 27: updated Lynn / Lynn Roberts / Mary Hart in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

January 27: updated the profile on Dick Dickinson in the The Henchies (henchmen).

January 21: added a few more biography/family history tidbits to Lash LaRue in the Heroes section.

January 21: added a few more biography/family history tidbits to the last page on Lane Chandler in the Heroes section.

January 16: did a major update to Lane Chandler in the Heroes section. Lots of new info added from the census, college yearbooks, city directories, newspapers, etc.

January 15: did an update/clean-up of the Books-Print Media-Newsletters section with current info on book availability. Some titles are out of print, and you'll need to check used book shops. Some are still available direct from the authors.


Year 2013 Changes/Updates are listed below:


December 29: added info on a new book titled Radio Rides the Range - A Reference Guide to Western Drama on the Air, 1929-1967. Book cover shown on the right side of the Old Corral homepage.

December 26: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with new Warner Archives/WB Shop releases. There's three Kirby 'Sky King' Grant mountie adventures, and a three DVD set with nine oaters starring Jimmy Wakely, Johnny Mack Brown and Whip Wilson.

December 24: did a major update to Fred 'Snowflake' Toones in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

December 24: added a profile on Bennie Pitti in The Henchies (henchmen).

December 7: sorry that I haven't done any updates for a while. November was super busy - never ending leaf raking ... and wife Rose and I celebrated our 50th anniversary, did a renewal of vows, and the kids gave us a party. I'm working on several updates which should be online in the next week or so.

November 17: did a major update to Earle Hodgins in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

November 7: updated Mohammed Hassan ... ooops! I mean Frank Lackteen in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

November 4: added a few more tidbits to Earl Dwire in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Added a "toothless, old codger" photo as well as some info on his parents and siblings.

November 2: did a major update to Earl Dwire in the Villains & Supporting Players section. And a minor update to Dick Cramer on the same page with Dwire.

October 28: did a major update to Lafe Mckee in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

October 17: added profiles on Bob Card and Bill Patton in The Henchies (henchmen).

October 14: In the The Henchies (henchmen) - added a profile on Rube Dalroy, the "Mayor of Gower Gulch", and updated the profiles on Buck Morgan and Jack Evans.

October 7: did a major update to Russell Hayden in the Heroes section. Lots of new info added from the census, city directories, newspapers, etc. And his real name wasn't Pate Lucid.

October 5: sad to report that 'Doc' Tommy Scott passed away on September 30, 2013 at age 96. Scott's traveling wild west show was home to several B western performers including Tim McCoy, Johnny Mack Brown, Sunset Carson, and Al "Fuzzy" St. John.

October 2: updated Charles Middleton in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Located a marriage license showing his full name as well as some funeral/obituary info.

October 2: updated Terry Frost in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Added census data and a marriage record.

October 1: sad to report that veteran movie producer A. C. Lyles, Paramount's unofficial ambassador of good will, passed away on September 27, 2013 at age 95.

September 30: was hopeful that the release of the 1940 census would reveal more on Al 'Lash' LaRue. I added a webpage to Lash LaRue with a collection of tidbits and confusion on the quest for his real background, family, et al. You'll find a link to that on the first page of Lash in the Heroes section.

September 24: added profiles on Jess Cavin, Victor Cox, and Barney Furey in the The Henchies (henchmen).

September 22: updated Bud Osborne in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 20: added a profile on Matty Roubert in the The Henchies (henchmen).

September 11: sad to report that serial and western film heroine Louise Currie passed away at age 100 on September 8, 2013.

August 29: did a major update to Dave O'Brien in the Heroes section.

August 28: just paid the annual bill for the web server/hosting service where the Old Corral website is run. That'll take us through early September, 2014. My treat and I consider it a worthwhile expenditure to keep the B-western memories alive.

August 20: updated Dick Curtis in the Villains & Supporting Players section. You may get a chuckle from his middle name.

August 17: added a profile on lawman/rancher/father of the heroine Henry Hall in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

August 15: updated George Morrell in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Located more on his background as well as a newspaper obit.

August 15: updated the profile on Al Taylor in the The Henchies (henchmen).

August 13: updated Ernie Adams in the Villains & Supporting Players section. His birth name was Ernest Stephens Dumarais.

August 11: updated Frank Ellis in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

August 5: added a profile on Harry Tenbrook in the The Henchies (henchmen). You probably don't recognize his name. But Tenbrook did a batch of westerns and serials, and he was a member of director John Ford's stock company of players.

August 3: updated Mascot Pictures boss/owner Nat Levine in Menu section 3. Hollywood Families and Individuals. Enlarged images, added a few new images, and added lots of details from the census, draft registration, etc.

August 2: sad to report the July 31, 2013 passing of 91 year old Michael Ansara, best remembered for portraying Cochise in the TV show BROKEN ARROW.

July 26: updated Fred 'Snowflake' Toones in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

July 25: updated Jack Ingram in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

July 23: sad to report that CowboyPal website webmaster Joe Konnyu passed away on July 17, 2013 in Texas.

July 23: updated Ted Adams in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Still lots of questions on Adams' biography and history.

July 14: updated Ted Lorch, Horace Murphy, Murdock Mac Quarrie and John Elliott in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

July 6: updated Steve Darrell in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

July 5: updated Jim Bannon in the Heroes section.

June 29: major update to Kenne Duncan in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

June 26: a line of powerful storms hit the Chicago/NW Indiana area on Monday evening June 24. And down came trees which knocked out the power, telephone and internet in my neighborhood. Not sure if the Old Corral website was out of service during the past couple days as it is run in the Chicago area.

June 26: our power and internet finally came back on. In the meantime, I did add a few more new DVDs to the Videotapes/DVDs page.

June 15: updated Ted Wells in the Heroes section.

June 15: updated the profile on Kit Guard in the The Henchies (henchmen).

June 12: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on a 30 DVD set containing all 211 episodes of the Clayton Moore and John Hart Lone Ranger TV programs as well as the two color Lone Ranger movies with Moore and Jay Silverheels.

June 11: updated the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials - five early 1930s Jack Perrin oaters were reported as being found. Not so - they're still not available.

June 10: updated big, burly Dick Alexander in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

June 8: updated the profile on Ray Jones in the The Henchies (henchmen).

June 6: updated the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials - five early 1930s Jack Perrin oaters are available on DVD.

May 22: updated the profile on Curley Dresden in the The Henchies (henchmen).

May 20: uncovered a bit more on Riley Hill and updated his profile in the Villains & Supporting Players section. His real name was Roy L. Harris and he was a World War II veteran.

May 19: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on the Warner Archives/WB Shop release of Jimmy Wakely DVD set as well as three other DVDs starring Rod Cameron and Ben Johnson.

May 19: Brought wife Rose home from the hospital on Thursday afternoon. Everything seems to be going well, though there is a lot of pain. Next comes 3-4 months of in-home and out-patient therapy.

May 12: wife Rose had her right knee replaced in May, 2012. Tomorrow (May 13), she gets her left knee replaced. So I won't be doing any website updates or e-mail for the next week or so.

May 11: added a profile on Monte/Monty Montague in the The Henchies (henchmen).

May 3: updated Rex Bell in the Heroes section.

April 28: the official Roy Rogers and Dale Evans website at royrogers.com is now being rebuilt. It is no longer being re-directed to Dusty and Dustin's royrogersjrshow.com website.

April 20: just paid the bill for the annual renewal of the b-westerns.com domain name. My treat and I consider it a worthwhile expenditure in order to keep the B-western memories alive.

April 19: you may want to relook at the updated profile on 'Cactus Mack' McPeters in the The Henchies (henchmen). Appears that I uploaded a draft page, not the final version which is online now.

April 18: updated Jack Perrin in the Heroes section.

April 15: Link on the right side of the Old Corral homepage - the official Roy Rogers and Dale Evans website at royrogers.com is no more. It is being re-directed to Dusty and Dustin's royrogersjrshow.com website.

April 14: updated profiles on 'Cactus Mack' McPeters, Robert Walker, Dick Dickinson, and Carol Henry in the The Henchies (henchmen).

April 8: added a profile on Artie Ortego / Artie Ortega in the The Henchies (henchmen).

April 2: on the Old Corral homepage: added info on B-Western Movie Reviews - Volume 1, the first of a three book series from Boyd Magers.

March 31: updated the profile on fast-talkin' Earle Hodgins in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

March 25: did a major update to the profile on Max Terhune in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section.

March 24: updated the profile on John Beach in the The Henchies (henchmen).

March 22: added a profile on Chuck Morrison in the The Henchies (henchmen)

March 18: on the Old Corral homepage: added info on Allan "Rocky" Lane - The Mystery Cowboy, a new book from Bobby J. Copeland.

March 15: major update to the profile on J. Frank Glendon in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

March 14: major update to the profile on Hal Price in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

March 9: major update to Rex Lease in the Heroes section.

March 1: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on the Warner Archives/WB Shop release of another DVD set of Johnny Mack Brown Monograms oaters.

February 27: sad to report that western film and TV star Dale Robertson passed away on February 26, 2013 at age 89.

February 25: profile on Herbert Rawlinson added to the Villains & Supporting Players section.

February 9: profile on Ben Corbett added to the Villains & Supporting Players section.

February 4: updated Victoria Vinton in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

January 26: updated profiles on Lew Morphy, Herman Nowlin, John Beach, Earl Askam, Olin Francis, Kansas Moehring and Pascale Perry in the The Henchies (henchmen).

January 26: you may want to re-look at the profile on Tom Smith in the The Henchies (henchmen) as I was able to locate a census record and funeral notice.

January 23: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on Video Kart/Films Around The World DVDs through amazon. And there are a few copies of the Tom Tyler CLANCY OF THE MOUNTED available.

January 22: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on the Warner Archives/WB Shop release of DVDs featuring George O'Brien, Wild Bill Elliott and Wayne Morris.

January 17: updated Le Roy Mason in the in the Villains & Supporting Players section with corrected info on his death, some text changes, and the 1940 census and his military enlistment information.

January 14: updated profiles on Archie Ricks, Tommy Coats, Barney Beasley, Tom Smith and Chick Hannan in the The Henchies (henchmen).

January 6: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page back in October, 2012 with info on Hermitage Hill Media offering a DVD of the lost/missing Tom Tyler CLANCY OF THE MOUNTED serial. Appears that Hermitage Hill Media is now out of business.

January 7: updated profiles on Wally West and Tex Phelps in the The Henchies (henchmen). Most of the changes are due to the release of the 1940 census.


Year 2012 Changes/Updates are listed below:


December 30: sad to report that Harry Carey, Jr. passed away on December 27, 2012. Nicknamed 'Dobe', he was a familiar face in films directed by John Ford.

December 19: updated profiles on Hooper Atchley and Lloyd Ingraham in the in the Villains & Supporting Players section with some text changes and census information.

December 16: updated profiles on Dick Botiller, Carl Sepulveda, Archie Twitchell and Francis/Frank Walker in the The Henchies (henchmen). Most of the changes are due to the release of the 1940 census.

December 8: census info added to to the profile on Buddy Roosevelt in the Heroes section.

December 4: updated Harry Woods and Roy Barcroft in the Villains & Supporting Players section with census information.

December 3: text updates and census info added to to the profile on Lee Powell in the Heroes section.

December 3: text updates and census info added to Yakima Canutt in the section on Stunt Men & Women.

December 3: updated Charles 'Slim' Whitaker in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Clarified his middle name of Orbie and added census info.

November 24: on the Old Corral homepage: added info on Bob Steele - Little Dynamite, a new biography from Bobby Copeland and Bill Russell.

November 19: updated profiles on Bud McClure, Jim Corey, Tex Palmer, Black Jack Ward, Blackie Whiteford, and the Bucko Brothers in the The Henchies (henchmen). Most of the changes are due to the release of the 1940 census.

November 14: updated a bunch of profiles in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Most of the changes are due to the release of the 1940 census.

October 25: on the Old Corral homepage: added info on Roy Rogers - A Different View, a new book from Bobby J. Copeland and Richard B. Smith, III.

October 10: updated the section on Allan Lane with more info - and never-ending questions - on his days before Hollywood and his mid 1930s period when he exited Tinseltown. Link to that info is on the first page of Allan Lane in the Heroes section.

October 6: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on a DVD of the lost/missing Tom Tyler CLANCY OF THE MOUNTED serial.

October 5: added a couple new photos to Art Mix/George Kesterson in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 29: added a profile on Pierre Watkin in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 29: minor updates to Tom London, Jack Kirk and Frank Larue in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 21: updated the Director webpage with a photo of Al Herman who helmed many of the Tex Ritter oaters. Added a link to a new website on great director William 'Bill' Witney which is being run by his son, Jay Dee Witney.

September 18: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on Monogram Cowboy Collection Volume 4 DVD set from WB Shop. Included is the lost/missing Johnny Mack Brown oater, MONTANA DESPERADO (1951).

September 11: check out a fantastic video on a young Dave Sharpe. Link is at the top of the first text page on Dave Sharpe in the section on Stunt Men & Women.

September 10: added some information and photos on a pair of sixguns that may have belonged to Sunset Carson. Link is at the top of the first text page on Sunset Carson in the Heroes section.

September 7: added a profile on Emmett Vogan in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 6: just paid the annual bill for the web server/hosting service where the Old Corral website is run. That'll take us through early September, 2013. My treat and I consider it a worthwhile expenditure to keep the B-western memories alive.

August 21: added a profile on Ray Bennett in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

August 21: updated Rex, King of the Wild Horses in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section. Rex - and several other horses - were in the ROBINSON CRUSOE serial.

August 13: thanks for the e-mails about wife Rosemary and her May 18 knee replacement. Last week, she finished eight weeks of therapy sessions at a local therapy/fitness center. She's doing pretty good, though we both expected the knee replacement to be easier, quicker, faster and less painful. We now do therapy three times a day at home. And I'm still washing dishes and clothes and doin' the gardening and grocery shopping. I'm slowly wading through a ton of e-mails, and starting to do some Old Corral updates. But family stuff comes first.

August 13: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on Olive Films and plans to release some/many of the Republic westerns catalog on DVD and Blu-Ray.

July 3: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on the Warner Archives/WB Shop release of a DVD with three of Kirby Grant's early 1950s mounted police films for Monogram.

June 15: sad to report that Ann Rutherford passed away on June 11, 2012. Prior to becoming "Polly Benedict", the girlfriend of Mickey Rooney in MGM's Andy Hardy series, Rutherford was the female lead in some mid 1930s oaters with Gene Autry and John Wayne.

June 7: thanks to several folks who have e-mailed asking about me. Wife Rose had a knee replacement on May 18, and we've been busy with therapy, doctor visits, etc. She's doing good, but my job description now includes being her therapy assistant, keeper of her flower gardens, grocery shopper and cook.

May 15: had some e-mail addresses for stuntman Dave Sharpe's relatives, but those are from years ago and are no longer valid. Does anyone have info or e-mail addresses on Sharpe's children and grandchildren ... or other members of his family. If so, please shoot the Old Corral webmaster an e-mail.

May 14: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on the Warner Archives/WB Shop release of a 3 DVD set of 9 Johnny Mack Brown Monograms films.

May 1: updated the profile on Lynton Brent with an example of his book writing style. In the Villains and Supporting Players section.

April 20: just paid the bill for the annual renewal of the b-westerns.com domain name. My treat and I consider it a worthwhile expenditure in order to keep the B-western memories alive.

April 10: minor updates to Mary Lee in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

April 2: updated 'Black Jack' Ward in The "Henchies". He was the guy who had a real life gun battle in 1940 which resulted in the death of bit player John Tyke/Tyacke. There was another altercation in 1941 in which he got sent to jail.

April 1: Boyd Magers is planning on a multi-volume book set of his film reviews and has asked me to remove his The Best (and Worst) of the West! reviews ... and that removal is done.

March 29: updated producer-director-actor and jack-of-all-trades Albert Victor Adamson, AKA Denver Dixon and Art Mix with info on his lost/missing sound oaters, DESERT MESA and MORMON CONQUEST.

March 26: added info on five new books and covers are on the right side of the Old Corral homepage.

March 4: anyone a member of the Tex Ritter Fan Club which is/was run by Sharon L. Sweeting. If so, shoot the Old Corral webmeister an e-mail please.

March 3: couple of folks e-mailed to see if I was doing OK. Am still here and doing fine! Just super busy with the 4 grandkids ... caring for some family medical issues ... trying to read through a couple new books ... and view over 50 DVDs that have been piling up over the past six months.

February 12: sad to report the February 6, 2012 passing of Peter Breck, star of THE BIG VALLEY TV show (and lots of other TV programs and films).

January 29: Eddie Moore provided a bunch of photos of he and his family with Sunset Carson. And Eddie also had a great shot of he and Clayton Moore from the early 1960s. Added those photos to the Clayton Moore and Sunset Carson profiles.

January 24: did a major update to producer-director-actor and jack-of-all-trades Albert Victor Adamson, AKA Denver Dixon and Art Mix.

January 24: may have finally discovered what happened to producer Robert J. Horner. Found his World War II draft registration with a notation that he died in 1942.

January 24: updated the profile on George Kesterson (Art Mix) in in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

January 22: an arcade/vending card added to John Doe #20 in Who's That Face?.

January 12: several photos added to Who's That Face? Can you identify these performers?

January 10: added a profile on William Farnum in the Villains & Supporting Players section.


Year 2011 Changes/Updates are listed below:


December 23: Boyd Magers adds a couple more western reviews to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

December 22: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on the Warners Archive release of their Westerns DVD Collection Volume 2, which includes two of the lost/missing Whip Wilson Monograms.

December 22: added a profile on Frank Hagney in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

December 19: updated the updated profile on Forrest Taylor in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Added a circa 1916 silent film photo showing Taylor.

December 12: updated the B-Western Boo Boos with a few more examples of lapses, spelling errors, image reversals, etc. In the More Stuff section on the menu.

December 7: updated the profile on Forrest Taylor in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Added more images, enlarged existing images, and did some text changes and link additions.

December 1: did some major updates to the profiles on Lash LaRue and Eddie Dean in the Heroes section. Added more images, enlarged existing images, added filmographies, more.

November 25: updated the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials - a lost/missing Wakely western and a Jack Perrin Bud 'n' Ben short have been found.

November 23: added a couple of images to the profile on Black Jack O'Shea in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

November 21: added profiles on Art Dillard and his brother Bert/Burt Dillard in the Henchies section.

November 19: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on the first batch of Monogram westerns from the Warners Archive.

November 18: added profiles on George Morrell and Milt/Milton Kibbee in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

November 17: family photo added to Ted Mapes in the Stunt Men and Women section.

November 12: Boyd Magers adds a western and serial review in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

November 9: added a profile on father and son Frank McGlynn, Sr. and Frank McGlynn, Jr. in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

November 3: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page.

October 30: updated several of the Heroines/Leading Ladies with new images, or enlarged some images, or added links.

October 30: sad to report the October 29, 2011 passing of actor Bill Hale, Monte Hale's brother.

October 24: updated the profile on Kenne Duncan in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Enlarged some images, added some new images, added some links, and did some minor text changes.

October 23: on the Old Corral homepage: added info on Martha Crawford Cantarini's book Fall Girl: My Life as a Western Stunt Double.

October 23: sad to report the October 20, 2011 passing of musician and actor Dale Berry. Dale was most helpful in providing info and photos on his pal Kenne Duncan.

October 21: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page.

October 16: several folks asked for more info on the contracts and salaries that John Wayne had with Lone Star/Monogram, Universal, and Republic Pictures. Added a summary of those agreements to the profile on John Wayne in the Heroes section.

October 15: added a couple more video links to Sunset Carson's Interviews.

October 14: updated the profiles on brothers Fred and Bob Burns in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

October 13: added a profile on Cal Shrum (and his Rhythm Rangers) to Singers-Musicians-Groups section.

October 12: added some images along with some text changes to a bunch of the Henchies.

October 9: added a couple more video links to the Sunset Carson's Interviews.

October 1: Sunset Carson interviewed many B western personalities in the 1980s for a proposed series called "Sunset Carson's Hollywood Nostalgia Theater". Those videos are now on YouTube, and background info and links to the videos can be found by clicking on the new leftside menu item Sunset Carson's Interviews under Section 9.

September 27: Boyd Magers has updated one western film review and added two new reviews of western shorts. In Boyd's The Best (and Worst) of the West!

September 24: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page.

September 22: updated the section on Yakima Canutt with photos of his mask, hat and whip from ZORRO RIDES AGAIN.

September 20: added a profile on Jack Montgomery in the Henchies section.

September 4: just paid the annual bill for the web server/hosting service where the Old Corral website is run. That'll take us through early September, 2012. My treat and I consider it a worthwhile expenditure to keep the B-western memories alive.

September 2: updated the profile on John Wayne in the Heroes section. Enlarged some images, added lots more images, added some links, and did some text changes.

August 27: updated the profile on Buzz Barton in the Heroes section. Enlarged some images, added some new images, and added some links.

August 26: added a webpage to the Trusty Steeds/Movie Horses on the horses ridden by John Wayne at Warners, Lone Star/Monogram and his early Republic oaters.

August 25: Jerry Whittington shares some photos of Bill Elliott, Don Barry, and others who did personal appearances at several North Carolina movie houses owned by Jerry's uncle. Added to Memories (snapshots).

August 21: Updated the Trusty Steeds/Movie Horses pages on the horses ridden by Buster Crabbe, Eddie Dean and Lash LaRue.

August 20: updated the profiles on Jack Kenny/Kenney and Lew Morphy in the Henchies section.

August 18: updated the profile on Herb Jeffries in the Heroes section. Enlarged some images, added some new images, added some links, and did some minor text changes.

August 14: updated the profile on Bob Allen and Jack Luden in the Heroes section. Enlarged some images, added some new images, and did some text changes.

August 13: minor update to the profile on Sheila Ryan in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

August 4: updated the profile on Herman Hack in the Henchies section. Added a few new images, enlarged some images and did some minor text changes.

July 26: sad to report the July 25, 2011 passing of Sci-Fi and Fantasy fan/author Val Warren.

July 18: Remember the MEANWHILE BACK AT THE RANCH B western compilation that was released in the mid 1970s? It's now available on DVD and details are on the Videotapes/DVDs page.

July 12: Robert Mitchum doing B westerns added to the Heroes section.

July 11: Boyd Magers updates his review of the DAREDEVILS OF THE WEST serial. In Boyd's The Best (and Worst) of the West!

July 1: updated the profile on Tom Keene in the Heroes section. Enlarged some images, added some new images, did some text changes.

June 27: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page.

June 6: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page.

June 3: sad to report the June 3, 2011 passing of James Arness of GUNSMOKE fame.

June 1: on the Old Corral homepage: added info on Don "Red" Barry, The Cyclone Cowboy, a new book from Bobby J. Copeland.

May 28: updated the profile on James Newill in the Heroes section.

May 27: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page.

May 26: updated Rex, King of the Wild Horses in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

May 24: added a profile on Kit Guard in the Henchies section.

May 23: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page.

May 20: added a profile on Lynton Brent in the Villains and Supporting Players section.

May 11: Updated Jack Perrin's Starlight the Wonder Horse in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section. Added a few more images ... plus crops showing the brand on the horse.

May 10: added profiles on Nelson McDowell and William 'Bill' McCall in the Villains and Supporting Players section.

May 8: updated the profile on Jack Perrin in the Heroes section. Enlarged some images and added some new photos.

May 2: updated the profile on Bob Baker in the Heroes section. Enlarged some images and added some new photos.

April 29: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page with info on the complete Hopalong Cassidy TV series DVD set.

April 29: sad to report the passing of Berdee Stephens Holt, Tim Holt's widow, on April 25, 2011.

April 28: updated the profile on Al 'Fuzzy' St. John in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section. Enlarged some images, added some new photos, and a few minor text changes.

April 27: added a profile on Luana Walters in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

April 27: Ooooops! Forgot a couple photos and added those to "They rode paint horses ..." to the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

April 26: added "They rode paint horses ..." to the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

April 24: updated the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section on the horses ridden by Bob Steele, Tim Holt, George O'Brien and Tom Keene.

April 23: added a profile on Ethan Laidlaw in the Villains and Supporting Players section.

April 19: There's a performer that we're trying to identify in the Richard Dix film THE KANSAN (1943). In Who's That Face?

April 18: added a profile on Al Ferguson in the Villains and Supporting Players section.

April 11: added a profile on Jimmy Aubrey in the Villains and Supporting Players section.

April 10: just paid the bill for the annual renewal of the b-westerns.com domain name. My treat and I consider it a worthwhile expenditure in order to keep the B-western memories alive.

April 10: updated the profile on Lane Chandler in the Heroes. Enlarged some images, added some new photos, and updated the text with census info.

April 4: added a profile on Joan Woodbury in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

April 2: added a profile on Ted Wells in the Heroes section. He was a western hero in silents, and then starred in two sound cowboy films in the mid 1930s.

March 27: added a profile on Perry Murdock in the Villains and Supporting Players section. Murdock was Bob Steele's buddy and in the 1940s was part of the set decoration crew at Republic Pictures.

March 23: added a profile on Edward Peil in the Villains and Supporting Players section. (This one's for you Marilyn!)

March 17: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page.

March 17: updated Who's That Face?

March 10: sad to report the passing of Eddie Brandt. His "Eddie Brandt's Saturday Matinee" store in North Hollywood was a treasure trove of movie memorabilia.

March 8: added a profile on Carol Hughes in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

March 7: on the Old Corral homepage: added info on Randolph Scott - Dignity In The Saddle, a new book from Bobby J. Copeland.

March 7: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page.

March 4: sad to report that Larry Welch, great western and serial fan and creator of those wonderful western and cliffhanger calendars, passed away on March 4, 2011.

March 1: sad to report that Jane Russell passed away at age 89 on February 28, 2011. For western fans, she's remembered for THE OUTLAW, two Bob Hope "Paleface" comedies, and several other westerns.

February 28: added a profile on Hank Bell, the man with the large handlebar moustache, in the Villains and Supporting Players section.

February 26: updated the profile on Frank Ellis in the Villains and Supporting Players section. Enlarged some images and added some new photos.

February 25: take a moment to say a prayer for Larry Welch, the creator of all those wonderful B-western and serial calendars. He's battling cancer.

February 22: added a profile on Steve Darrell in the Villains and Supporting Players section.

January 31: several folks have asked about a heavy/henchman named Bob Duncan who did some post World War II oaters with Eddie Dean, Lash LaRue and Jimmy Wakely. Added a profile on Duncan in the Villains and Supporting Players section.

January 3: sad to report the passing of Fred Martin, the surviving member of the Cass County Boys singing group. I did an update to the Cass County Boys profile in the Singers-Musicians-Groups section.


Year 2010 Changes/Updates are listed below:


December 23: sad to report that Fred Foy, best remembered as the announcer on the Lone Ranger radio program, passed away on December 22, 2010.

December 21: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page.

December 15: updated Louise Currie in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section. Added several links to recent photos and a YouTube video.

December 10: added some new images, enlarged the existing images, and did some minor layout and text changes to five leading ladies in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

December 8: updated the profile on Al Bridge in the Villains and Supporting Players section. Added some new images, enlarged the existing images, and did some minor layout and text changes.

December 7: the Allan Lane cliffhanger DAREDEVILS OF THE WEST (Republic, 1943) is being released on DVD by the Serial Squadron. Click on the info/link on the right side of the Old Corral homepage for details and how to order.

December 6: updated the profile on Jim Corey in the Henchies section.

December 5: received the Social Security application and updated the profile on Jack Hendricks in the Henchies section.

December 4: updated the "Links to other websites" page with several links to the LIFE magazine photo and article archives on Google. You can spend hours on this. The LIFE magazine links are on the top of the webpage.

November 20: Boyd Magers adds a serial review in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

November 10: on the Old Corral homepage: added info on Fuzzy St. John - Our Fuzzy Q. Jones, a new book from Bobby J. Copeland.

November 5: updated the profile on Jack and Al Hoxie in the Heroes section. Added a couple images, enlarged the existing images, added some new links, added info on Jack Hoxie's horses, and did some minor layout changes.

October 18: profile on Jack Hendricks added to the Henchies section.

October 16: sad to report that Fred D. Pfening Jr., our resident circus expert, passed away on September 6, 2010.

October 11: Boyd Magers updated a bunch of western film reviews along with one serial and one western short. In Boyd's The Best (and Worst) of the West!

October 6: added a profile on white haired and bearded old timer Buck Connors who did some sidekick duties with Bob Steele. In the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 29: most B-western fans are familiar with John 'Bob' 'Lefty' Cason. His younger brother Chuck Cason also did some westerns. Profile in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 24: uncovered a bit more info on Riley Hill and updated his profile in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 24: added link to the cemetery information and grave marker photo of Mary Lee in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

September 23: sad to report the passing of Grace Bradley Boyd, actress and wife of William 'Hopalong Cassidy' Boyd. She passed away on her 97th birthday, September 21, 2010. A private service was held on Thursday, September 23 and she was interred next to her husband at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.

September 23: added a profile on J. Frank Glendon in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 22: on the Old Corral homepage: Larry Welch's annual western and serial calendars for 2011 are now available.

September 12: on the Old Corral homepage: added info on a new book, The Old Cowboy Picture Show Revised by Leo Pando and George Coan.

September 8: a dozen or more folks have e-mailed over the past few months asking about the closure of the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Branson, Missouri and the recent auctions of Roy and Dale's property and memorabilia. I just added a page about the Museum and auctions. Scroll down the left side menu to "Section 9. More Stuff".

September 7: just paid the annual bill for the web server/hosting service where the Old Corral website is run. That'll take us through early September, 2011. My treat and I consider it a worthwhile expenditure to keep the B-western memories alive.

August 27: sad to report the passing of western heroine Gloria Winters who portrayed "Penny" on the SKY KING TV show.

August 27: updated the profiles of Mary Lee and June Storey in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

August 22: Added several links and a new photo to the last page of singin' cowboy Monte Hale.

August 19: Boyd Magers adds another western review to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

August 13: Boyd Magers reviews two more Charles Starrett westerns in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!. Note that these titles are not among the lost/missing Starrett westerns.

July 19: updated the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials - two more Charles Starrett/Durango Kid oaters added to the list.

July 3: Boyd Magers reviews one of the recently discovered Charles Starrett westerns in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

June 23: see the help note on the right side of the Old Corral homepage. Ed Hulse is looking for some scene stills from the Buck Jones RED RIDER serial.

June 20: added a couple more images to the webpage on Jed Buell's Midgets in THE TERROR OF TINY TOWN.

June 12: updated the profile on Duncan Renaldo in the Heroes section. Enlarged the existing images, did some minor layout and text changes, and added a couple personal photos of Renaldo taken by David Hill in the mid 1970s.

May 22: added a portrait shot to the profile on hero James Warren.

May 18: updated the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials - the Jack Donovan TWISTED RAILS has turned up ... but it's not a western.

May 11: sad to report the passing of western heroine Adele Mara. Updated her profile in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section on the Old Corral.

April 17: Jakob Stegelmann remembers film historian Janus Barfoed in the Ramblings and Writings section.

April 10: webpage added on a Hobart Lindsay "Tex" Parker. Family members are looking for info on him. Link is in "Who's That Face?".

April 4: major update to the profile on Jay Wilsey/Buffalo Bill, Jr. in the Heroes section.

April 1: catching up on several passings during January - March. Sad to report the deaths of Pernell Roberts, Fess Parker, Peter Graves and Robert Culp.

April 1: on the Old Corral homepage: added info on The Films of Whip Wilson, a new book by David L. Godwin.

March 31: the 6 DVD/20 film "Roy Rogers - King of the Cowboys" added to the Videotapes/DVDs page.

March 26: Boyd Magers adds a review of one of the recently discovered Charles Starrett westerns in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

March 21: updated the profile on Harry Lauter in the Villains and Supporting Players section. Enlarged the existing images, and did some minor layout and text changes.

March 18: updated the profiles on Bud Osborne and Carleton Young in the Villains and Supporting Players section. Added some new images, enlarged the existing images, and did some minor layout and text changes.

March 10: Boyd Magers adds a serial review and a review of one of the recently discovered Charles Starrett westerns in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

March 7: updated the Range Busters trio series. Added many new images, enlarged the existing images, and did extensive layout and text changes.

March 4: sad to report the passings of two western heroines - Beatrice Gray passed away on November 25, 2009 and Helen Talbot passed on January 29, 2010. There is a profile on Helen Talbot in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section on the Old Corral.

February 26: updated the Rough Riders trio series. Added some new images, enlarged the existing images, and did some minor layout and text changes.

February 25: cast and crew photo added to the first page of the profile on director Sam Newfield.

February 20: profile added on Sam Newfield, the prolific director of many westerns including the Lone Riders and Buster Crabbes at PRC. In menu section 3. Hollywood Families and Individuals.

February 13: another DVD release added to the Videotapes/DVDs page.

February 8: updated the profile on John Bridges in the Villains & Supporting Players section with additional details from family members. Bridges worked in about a dozen 1940s Monogram and PRC oaters ... and then disappeared.

February 7: corrected the profile on kid star Bobby Nelson in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section.

February 5: updated Frederick Garfield Penniman, AKA "Wild Bill Cody". Added links to a couple of YouTube videos which Jerry Whittington put online.

February 4: Jerry Whittington provided some additional film clips from the unreleased Sunset Carson western MARSHAL OF WINDY HOLLOW (1972). New clips are on the last page.

February 2: updated the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials - three 1930s Charles Starrett westerns are now available.

January 31: updated the profile on George Houston in the Heroes section. Added some new images, enlarged many of the existing images, and did some minor text updates.

January 28: updated the PRC Frontier Marshals trio series. Added some new images, enlarged the existing images, and did some minor layout and text changes.

January 12: updated the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials with another lost/missing film.

January 10: there's more folks for you to identify in Who's That Face?

January 1: Boyd Magers adds a western review to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!



Year 2009 Changes/Updates are listed below:


December 24: major update to the profile on Buster Crabbe in the Heroes section. Added some new images, enlarged the existing images, did some text updates and added some Crabbe statistics, tidbits and hoss info.

December 21: minor updates to the profiles on Mary Lee and Jennifer Holt in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

December 16: more updates to the Videotapes/DVDs page.

December 11: sad to report that Gene Barry, TV's Bat Masterson, passed away on December 9, 2009.

December 10: Boyd Magers adds a serial review to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

November 23: Ed Hulse was able to identify the mystery film in which 5 good guys bulldog 5 baddies. Link on the Old Corral homepage.

November 19: updated the TV Westerns webpage with link to a new website on the MY FRIEND FLICKA TV series.

November 18: updated the profile on George O'Brien in the Heroes section. Added some new images, enlarged many of the existing images, did some minor text updates in the biography, added some O'Brien statistics and tidbits, and added a new page on O'Brien's military film work with director John Ford in the 1950s.

November 16: added several new images to Tom Mix - a Mix Circus ticket, couple of vending cards, a 1925 photo of Mix while on tour in the Netherlands.

November 15: Johnny Western identified the trainer of Tex Ritter's hoss White Flash in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

November 5: Boyd Magers updates a serial review and about a dozen western reviews in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

October 30: expanded the piece on Tex Ritter's hoss White Flash in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section. New photos added.

October 30: updated the profile on Tex Ritter in the Heroes section. Added some new images, enlarged many of the existing images, and did some minor text updates.

October 28: sad to report that George Coan, a great fan of the western and publisher of The Old Cowboy Picture Show (TOCPS) newsletter, passed away on October 28, 2009.

October 24: take a gander at brains heavy Fred Kohler and the gunbelt he wore in the Buck Jones BORDER BRIGANDS (1935) ... in Gunbelt Trivia.

October 13: updated Harley/Harlene Wood and Jill Martin in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section with info and photos from her daughters.

October 10: sad to report that western and serial heroine Pamela Blake (Adele Pearce) passed away on October 6, 2009 at age 94. There's a profile on Pamela Blake in the Heroines section of the Old Corral.

October 8: new profile added on John Preston who portrayed "Morton of the Mounted" in two Canadian northwoods adventures in the mid 1930s ... and then disappeared. Link to the profile under the Section 1. Heroes menu item.

October 5: Dusty Rogers announced today that the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum in Branson, Missouri will close in December, 2009.

October 1: take a gander at Chicago artist Stephan Giannini's 16 foot tall tribute to Adrian Booth / Lorna Gray as "Vultura". Link is on the Old Corral homepage.

September 29: can you help identify the actor portraying Custer in the Warners short LAW OF THE BADLANDS. In the section Who's That Face?

September 29: Boyd Magers adds a serial review and a western review to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

September 24: Boyd Magers adds a serial review to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

September 22: sad to report that John Hart passed away on September 20, 2009. Hart was Jack Armstrong in the 1947 Columbia serial. And in the 1950s, he portrayed TV's LONE RANGER for one season and also starred as Hawkeye in the television LAST OF THE MOHICANS.

September 21: Leo Pando updated his profile on Trigger, Trigger Jr. and Little Trigger in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section. I added some new images.

September 20: updated the TV Westerns webpage with links to several websites that have 1950s and 1960s TV show ratings and prime time schedules.

September 16: sad to report that Frank Coghlan Jr., passed away on September 7, 2009 at age 93. I remember "Junior" Coghlan in Mascot's THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, with Ken and Kermit Maynard in DRUM TAPS ... and as "Billy Batson" in THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN MARVEL.

September 16: major update to Roger Williams in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 15: added a profile on Black Jack O'Shea in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 14: Hold the presses! More updates to Harley/Harlene Wood and Jill Martin in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

September 12: update to Russell Hayden. I forgot to add a photo of Russ with Larry Imber at Pioneertown.

September 11: in the early days of this here website, I did a combined profile on both Russell Hayden and James Ellison. I've now expanded that - each has their own profile, and I've added new text and info, added more images, and enlarged images.

September 5: Boyd Magers adds a serial review to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

September 4: just paid the annual bill for the web server/hosting service where the Old Corral website is run. That'll take us through early September, 2010. My treat and I consider it a worthwhile expenditure to keep the B-western memories alive.

September 1: more updates to the Videotapes/DVDs page.

August 29: another DVD release added to the Videotapes/DVDs page.

August 25: more updates to Harley/Harlene Wood and Jill Martin in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

August 24: over the years, many folks have asked about Republic's guest star films. These are Roy Rogers in BELLS OF ROSARITA and TRAIL OF ROBIN HOOD and Monte Hale in OUT CALIFORNIA WAY. All three are now highlighted in Section 8. Other Series & Themes.

August 20: updated the profile on William Gould in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

August 19: updated the profile on Tim Holt in the Heroes section. Added some new images, enlarged many of the existing images, and did some minor text updates. Includes a new family photo of Tim's wife Berdee, daughter Bryanna and sons Jack and Jay.

August 18: appears we've found the answer to "What happened to a heroine named Harley/Harlene Wood and Jill Martin", and the profile on her is in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

August 18: can you help identify a henchman in the John Wayne HAUNTED GOLD (1932). In the section Who's That Face?

August 12: more DVD releases added to the Videotapes/DVDs page.

August 5: ever see a movie card vending machine. Walt Grigg has his very own ... it dispenses cowboy vending cards ... and Walt supplies us with photos. In "Section 9. More Stuff", with a menu item labeled Cowboy Vending Card Machine.

August 2: Boyd Magers adds a serial review and a review of the feature version of the serial in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

July 30: added a few more DVD releases to the Videotapes/DVDs page.

July 23: new profile added on prolific supporting player and B western brains heavy William Gould in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Perhaps an Old Corral visitor can answer the question "Whatever Happened To William Gould".

July 16: some years back, I started a profile on Frankie Darro. About a month ago, I found the incomplete webpage on Darro and wondered what happened and why I never finished it. I must be gettin' old. Anyway - I've added the profile on Frankie Darro in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section.

July 15: Boyd Magers adds a western review and a couple reviews of western shorts in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

July 15: check the Lost/Missing Westerns ... Turner Classic Movies has a missing Charles Starrett on their schedule for October 23.

July 10: sad to report that prolific stuntman Robert "Whitey" Hughes passed away on July 7, 2009 at age 88.

July 8: added a few more DVD releases to the Videotapes/DVDs page.

July 4: updated the profile on Don Barry in the Heroes section. Added a bunch of new images, enlarged some of the existing images, updated the text, and updated the Barry/Poimboeuf family info.

June 30: sad to report that leading lady Gale Storm passed away on June 27, 2009. There's a profile on Gale in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

June 28: added another "What happened to ...". This one about 1940s western leading lady Pat Starling, and the profile on her is in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

June 26: updated the profile on Sunset Carson in the Heroes section. Added a bunch of new images, enlarged some of the existing images, and updated the Sunset "genealogy" page.

June 17: added another "What happened to ...". This one about a 1930s western and serial heroine named Harley/Harlene Wood and Jill Martin, and the profile on her is in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

June 14: Boyd Magers updates a western review in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

June 10: sad to report that horse trainer Buford "Corky" Randall passed away on April 20, 2009. Corky's father was Glenn Randall.

June 9: confirmation on several names of the "mystery men" in Who's That Face?

June 2: added several more "mystery men" to identify in Who's That Face?

May 31: on the Old Corral homepage: added info on Tim McCoy - A Real Rough Rider, a new book from Bobby J. Copeland and Bill Russell.

May 22: minor update to the profile on Buddy Roosevelt in the Heroes section. Added a couple more lobby card images.

May 13: added profile on Frank Rice in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section. Rice sidekicked with lots of silent western heroes, and in the sound era, he was a helper to Maynard, Jones, others.

May 5: some of you may never have seen a script for a B-western. Have added a new page titled "The Script for TRIGGER LAW" in Section 10 Ramblings and Writings. Lobby card images and several full pages from the shooting script are included on this lost/missing Bob Steele and Hoot Gibson oater.

April 29: new profile added on western bad guy and lost/missing player Lee Roberts in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Perhaps an Old Corral visitor can answer the question "Whatever Happened To Lee Roberts".

April 27: new profile added on Thornton Edwards in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

April 23: new profile added on Carl Stockdale in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

April 21: added a photo of Rex Allen to the Gunbelt Trivia page on actors wearing gunbelts and holsters with "butt forward" six-shooters. (Gerald - thanks for reminding me about Rex.)

April 19: several people have asked about actors that wore gunbelts and holsters with "butt forward" six-shooters. Updated the Gunbelt Trivia section with some comments and images.

April 18: Boyd Magers adds one new western review and updates other reviews in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

April 9: major update to the profile on Tex Fletcher in the Heroes section. Additional images added plus some text updates about the chaos and turmoil that went on during the last year or so of Grand National's existence.

April 8: new profile added on western and serial bad guy and lost/missing player James Blaine in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Perhaps an Old Corral visitor can answer the question "Whatever Happened To James Blaine".

April 2: added a 1980s photo to the profile of Evelyn Finley in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

April 2: added a few more DVD releases to the Videotapes/DVDs page.

April 1: added a few more DVD releases to the Videotapes/DVDs page.

April 1: updated the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials with another lost/missing film.

March 30: sad to report that western movie star Monte Hale passed away on March 29, 2009. The hero profile on Monte has been updated with some new and larger images.

March 26: Boyd Magers reviews a couple westerns and a serial in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

March 24: Les Adams remembers author and film historian Buck Rainey in the Ramblings and Writings section.

March 21: sad to report that prolific author and film expert Buck Rainey passed away on March 19, 2009 at age 82.

March 19: minor update to the profile on Tom Mix in the Heroes section. I had left out the 1930 census info.

March 16: just paid the bill for a two year renewal on the b-westerns.com domain name. That's my treat and I consider it a worthwhile expenditure in order to keep the B-western memories alive.

March 15: major update to the profile on Tom Mix in the Heroes section, and the update includes major text changes, newspaper headlines, more images, etc.

March 8: interested in seeing the original Palomino registration as well as the Bill of Sale and final payment from Roy Rogers in 1943 for the original Trigger. Links to those documents have been added to the Roy and Trigger webpage in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

March 5: updated the profiles on Penny Edwards and Ruth Mix in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

March 3: Boyd Magers reviews three westerns in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!, including the recently discovered Tex Ritter ROLLIN' WESTWARD (Monogram, 1939).

February 26: major update to the profile on Bob Custer in the Heroes section, and the update includes text changes as well as several family/personal photos.

February 24: updated the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials with another lost/missing film.

February 6: want to see a young John Wayne in a football photo from his 1925 Glendale High School days? Added to Photo Fun.

January 29: sad to report that prolific script/screenwriter Frances Kavanaugh passed away on January 23, 2009. Most of Frances' work was in 1940s Monogram and PRC westerns with Eddie Dean, Tom Keene, the Range Busters and the Trail Blazers.

January 24: updated the Gunbelt Trivia piece on Gene Autry with a clarification on the question - it's not about Gene preferring one six-gun. The question is why did he have his gunbelts made with a leftside drop/loop to hang a holster on the left.

January 23: updated Gunbelt Trivia with images of the gunbelts worn by Gene Autry.

January 23: Buster Crabbe/Flash Gordon fans should check the Videotapes/DVDs page. Image Entertainment has released a 3 pack of the 3 Flash Gordon serials and the discount price is about $15.00 for the set.

January 21: updated Gunbelt Trivia with images of the gunbelts worn by Roy Rogers.

January 19: Tim McCoy title lobby card added to the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section on the page named White Hoss #1 - "Sheik".

January 18: added a few more DVD covers to the Videotapes/DVDs page .... including the 75th Anniversary Lone Ranger TV Season 1 and 2 box set as well as a silent film starring a very young Bob Steele.

January 17: updated the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials with news that the missing Robert Shayne "Santa Fe Trail" short GUN TO GUN is available.

January 14: new profile added on Robert Frazer in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

January 14: updated the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials with news that a missing Tex Ritter Monogram may have been found. Lnk to this page is under section "8. Other Series & Themes, Lost & Missing Westerns" as well as "Boyd Magers' The Best (and Worst) of the West!".

January 11: DAREDEVIL OF THE WEST lobby card added to the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials

January 10: minor update to the profile on Julian Rivero in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

January 9: updated profile on Gene Roth/Gene Stutenroth in the Villains & Supporting Players section with some info from his grand-daughter.

January 8: new piece added on the Lost and Missing B-Westerns, Western Shorts and Serials ... link to this page is under section "8. Other Series & Themes, Lost & Missing Westerns" as well as "Boyd Magers' The Best (and Worst) of the West!".

January 6: new profile added on Gene Roth/Gene Stutenroth in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

January 5: major fixes made to the profile on Ralph McCutcheon's overo paint horse named Dice (Pair O'Dice) ... and the identification of Cisco Kid's paint Diablo ... in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.



Year 2008 Changes/Updates are listed below:


December 23: updated White Hoss #3 - "Silver/Silver Chief" with info and photos of Ray Corrigan riding this horse during the Range Busters series. In the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

December 21: added a few more movie appearances and text updates to the paint horse named Dice (Pair O'Dice) in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

December 20: Boyd Magers adds a review on the last Charles Starrett/Durango Kid western in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

December 18: sad to report that college and pro football Hall of Famer - and star of the KING OF THE TEXAS RANGERS serial - Slingin' Sammy Baugh passed away on December 17, 2008.

December 16: updated profile on Karl Hackett - added a newspaper obit toward the bottom of the first webpage on Hackett. In the Villains & Supporting Players section.

December 15: re-uploaded the profile on Ralph McCutcheon's overo paint horse named Dice (Pair O'Dice) in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section. Appears that I originally uploaded a draft/test page, not the final ... or sumthin' went wrong with the original file upload.

December 9: sad to report that western film fan and frequent Old Corral contributor Jim Sorensen passed away on November 29, 2008.

December 3: Boyd Magers adds a review on NEW MEXICO (U.A., 1951) in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

November 28: Boyd Magers reviews the GHOST OF ZORRO serial in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

November 19: LIFE magazine photo archives are now online ... link added to the Links to other websites

November 17: on the Old Corral homepage: added info on two new books about William Boyd and Hopalong Cassidy.

November 16: added profile on Ralph McCutcheon's overo paint horse named Dice (Pair O'Dice) in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

November 10: on the Old Corral homepage: added info on Gabby Hayes - King of the Cowboy Comics, a new book from Bobby J. Copeland and Richard B. Smith, III.

November 8: Boyd Magers adds a review on SNOWFIRE (Allied Artists, 1958) in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

November 6: on the Old Corral homepage: added info on Tinsley Yarbrough's new book Those Great Western Movie Locations.

November 5: lots of links added to the Links to other websites ... located at the bottom of the left side menu on the Old Corral homepage.

November 4: major update to the profile on Ken Maynard in the Heroes section.

October 3: sad to report that House Peters, Jr. passed away on October 1, 2008. There's a profile on House Peters, Jr. in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 25: I haven't disappeared ... or dropped off the face of the earth! Been a crazy Summer. Lots of painting and yardwork ... and the 4 grandkids (aged 1 year - 6 years) have kept us busy. There was also never-ending storms in the Chicago/Northwest Indiana area, and we did lose power and cable TV/internet a few times when tree limbs came down and knocked out those services. We have one of those NOAA weather radios, and have never experienced so many weather bulletins, storm warnings, and tornado watches/warnings. I was hopin' to get back doing Old Corral updates around the first of August. But on August 4, a batch of tornadoes ripped through our little town. Very little damage to our place, but a bit north of us was devastated. We were busy helping neighbors and friends with cleanup and other assorted duties. Things quieted down a bit ... until about 20 inches of rain arrived during September 11-13. Saturday, September 13 was the real deluge as the remnants of Hurricane Ike slowly moved through the Midwest. Again, we were lucky and had no damage. Our two sons, who live nearby, had water up to their front and back steps, streets were impassable, and it was the following Tuesday-Wednesday before the water began to subside. Some friends and acquaintences had their basements completely flooded and water came up 1-2 feet into their first floor. So here we are in late September, and I'm slowly working through hundreds of e-mails and trying to figure out where to start on the Old Corral catchup. Just thought I'd let you know what's happenin'. Chuck Anderson, September 25, 2008.

September 20: Boyd Magers reviews a couple more serials in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

September 19: on the Old Corral homepage: added info on Larry Welch's annual western and serial calendars, a new book from Stephen Lodge, and a link to the official Monte Hale website.

September 16: paid the annual bill for the web server where the Old Corral runs. That'll take us through early September, 2009.

July 14: Boyd Magers reviews Republic's two Lone Ranger serials in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

May 1: Boyd Magers adds a couple of reviews on westerns shorts in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

April 30: appears we have the MYSTERY MOUNTAIN "mystery man" identified. In the Who's That Face section

April 27: sad to report that Linda (Lindalee) Wakely, the daughter of Jimmy Wakely, passed away on April 15, 2008.

April 26: added a piece in the Who's That Face section with some images and info on a "mystery man" that appears in the Ken Maynard serial MYSTERY MOUNTAIN.

April 26: sad to report that actress Kay Linaker passed away on April 18, 2008.

April 26: sad to report that western film fan and frequent Old Corral contributor Ed Phillips passed away on April 23, 2008.

April 25: added a profile on John Bridges in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Bridges worked in about a dozen 1940s Monogram and PRC oaters ... and then disappeared.

April 22: Boyd Magers updates the review on a George Montgomery western in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

March 22: Boyd Magers adds one western film and one serial review to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

March 21: photo and info on prolific musical performers 'Curly' Hoag and Rudy Sooter added to the opening page of the Singers-Musicians-Groups section.

March 19: Updated the Videotapes/DVDs section with screen captures from VCI's restoration of THE PHANTOM EMPIRE serial.

March 14: Boyd Magers adds more western film reviews to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

March 12: major update to the profile on Hoot Gibson in the Heroes section.

March 10: updated the profile on Frank Ellis in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Mike Newton provides a remembrance of a friend's meeting with Ellis circa 1940.

February 29: Boyd Magers adds a review of the Ray Whitley short KEEP SHOOTING (1942 RKO) to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

February 1: Boyd and Donna Magers new westernclippings.com website is now online. Link is on the Old Corral homepage.

January 30: added a few more DVD covers to the Videotapes/DVDs page.

January 20: Boyd Magers adds a serial review to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

January 19: added a profile on Lynne Carver in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

January 17-18: major update to the Videotapes/DVDs page. Included are several dozen new DVD covers.

January 6-7: Boyd Magers updates the reviews on three Bob Baker westerns in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

January 2: added a profile on Nora Lane in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.



Year 2007 Changes/Updates are listed below:


December 31: Boyd Magers adds some new western reviews and a serial review to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

December 27: Boyd Magers updates the review on a Bob Steele western in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

December 22: updated the profile on Jay Wilsey/Buffalo Bill Jr. with a notation on a recent/surprise film sighting in a 1952 John Wayne film ... at the top of the first page on Wilsey.

December 19: major update to the profile on Buck Jones in the Heroes section.

December 16: Boyd Magers adds one serial review and updates the reviews on two westerns in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

December 12: updated the profile on Roy Barcroft in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Gary L. Currington provides a remembrance of a chance meeting with Barcroft in 1959.

December 9: added info and cover images on two new books from Bobby Copeland and Richard B. Smith, III - check the right side of the Old Corral homepage. Details, prices, ordering info, etc. can be found in the Books-Print Media-Newsletters-Photos section.

December 5: update to George 'Windy' 'Gabby' Hayes in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section. Added a link to the Town of Willing, New York photo gallery page which has some great shots of Hayes, including an 1890 school photo.

December 4: major update to the profile on Jimmy Wakely in the Heroes section.

November 26: added info and cover images on new books from Jerry L. Schneider and Stephen Lodge - check the right side of the Old Corral homepage. Details, prices, ordering info, etc. can be found in the Books-Print Media-Newsletters-Photos section.

November 22: my brain has turned to mush - just worked through a massive update of the directory structure of all the htm webpages and image files on the Old Corral web server. Basically, the website was really getting unwieldy. I think most everything is fixed and corrected ... but there may be a webpage or two or three with "busted" or missing images. A missing image file would look like an empty box. If you're using Internet Explorer, it will also have a red X in the upper left of the box. If you find a webpage with a missing image, shoot the Old Corral webmeister an e-mail please. Give me the webpage address (such as alane5.htm) so I can take a gander. A missing or broken image would look like one of the below examples:





November 19: updated the profile on Jay Wilsey/Buffalo Bill Jr. in the Heroes section ... update includes some minor text changes and the addition of several images, including an autographed portrait shot and some horse photos.

November 16: updated the profile on Wayne Morris in the Heroes section to include a bit more info on his military accomplishments and his 1950s TV series in the UK.

November 11: added a profile on western leading lady Claire Rochelle in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

November 8: sad to report the passing of child actor Moyer MacClaren 'Sonny' Bupp. There's a profile on Sonny (and his brother Tommy) in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section.

November 7: Boyd Magers adds two more serial reviews to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

November 5: minor text updates and link updates/additions to Cecilia Parker and Dorothy Gulliver in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

November 4: more western film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

November 3: added a profile on blonde-tressed leading lady Victoria Vinton in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

November 1: updated the profile on John 'Lefty' 'Bob' Cason in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

October 27: Boyd Magers adds another serial review to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

October 17: added a profile on Riley Hill - Roy Harris in the Villains and Supporting Players section.

October 13: Boyd Magers adds a serial review to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

October 7: updated Shirley Patterson / Shawn Smith in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

October 7: updated Mary Lee in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

October 6: Larry Welch is busily prepping new calendars for 2008. Link to Larry's website added to the Old Corral homepage.

September 27: one additional western short added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West! - Western Shorts.

September 16: added profile on Warner Richmond in the Villains and Supporting Players section.

August 24: Golden Boot award page updated with info on the 2007 honorees and presenters.

August 11: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

August 4: Boyd Magers added a couple of serial reviews to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

August 1: Boyd Magers updated some western reviews in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

July 24: Boyd Magers updated some western and serial reviews in his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

July 21: Boyd Magers added a couple more reviews of western serials to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

July 18: sad to report the passing of western and serial heroine Eleanor Stewart. There's a profile on Eleanor in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

July 13: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

July 12: sorry for lack of updates over the past month or so. Just been very busy with family stuff like birthdays for wife and daughter ... plus a congrats party for my daughter who graduated from Purdue. I also paid the hosting/web server fee to keep the Old Corral running through September, 2008 - my treat to keep the B-western memories alive.

June 10: updated the section on Allan Lane with a photo of his grave marker. Link to that info is on the first page of Allan Lane in the Heroes section.

June 9: Added info and cover image on Boyd Magers' new book on Gene Autry - in the right side of the Old Corral homepage. Details, prices, ordering info, etc. can be found in the Books-Print Media-Newsletters-Photos section.

June 3: added profile on child actor Teddy Infuhr in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section.

May 31: update made to Boyd Magers' The Best (and Worst) of the West! film reviews - separated out western serials and westerns shorts onto their own webpages.

May 27: updated profile on Billy Bletcher in the Villains and Supporting Players section. He was the voice of the Lone Ranger in the Republic serials, but wasn't "Don Del Oro".

May 22: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

May 21: additional image added to Rex, King of the Wild Horses fighting that paint horse ... in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

May 15: added profile on Billy Bletcher in the Villains and Supporting Players section. You probably won't recognize Billy's face ... but you will probably recognize his voice.

May 7: sad to report the passing of western heroine Dorothy Dix. There's a profile on Dorothy in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

May 6: minor updates to text and added several links to western heroine Claudia Dell in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

May 2: updated the section on Allan Lane with info on his birth year as well as his two ... or three marriages. Link to that info is on the first page of Allan Lane in the Heroes section.

April 12: link added on the Old Corral homepage to the newly launched official John Wayne Centennial website which commemorates his 100th birthday.

April 10: updated profile on Harry Lauter in the Villains and Supporting Players section. Added several images of Harry's paintings.

April 6: sad to report the passing of western heroine Lynn Merrick. There's a profile on Lynn in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

March 13: added some family photos to Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams in the Heroes section.

March 6: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

March 1: Added another new book. Book covers are in the right side of the Old Corral homepage. Details, prices, ordering info, etc. can be found in the Books-Print Media-Newsletters-Photos section.

February 28: sad to report the passing of serial hero Herman Brix (Bruce Bennett).

February 26: added info on several new books. Book covers are in the right side of the Old Corral homepage. Details, prices, ordering info, etc. can be found in the Books-Print Media-Newsletters-Photos section.

February 25: profile added on Wheeler Oakman in the Villains and Supporting Players section.

February 22: profile added on Gordon Jones in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section.

February 20: Updated text and links on Andy Devine in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section.

February 11: added info on several new books. Book covers are in the right side of the Old Corral homepage. Details, prices, ordering info, etc. can be found in the Books-Print Media-Newsletters-Photos section.

February 10: added some text, census info and additional images to Le Roy Mason in the Villains and Supporting Players section.

February 8: added portrait shot of Stanley Price in the Villains and Supporting Players section.

February 7: profile on Tex Terry added to the Henchies section.

February 1: Updated Dub 'Cannonball' Taylor in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section. Added a link to "That Guy: The Legacy of Dub Taylor", a documentary/biography that's in the works.

January 31: minor updates to Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section. Added image of Bob Steele on Coco and additional info and link on Rex, King of the Wild Horses.

January 29: no text or image updates - added links to silent starring films available from Grapevine Video to Edmund Cobb in Villains and Supporting Players and Yakima Canutt in Stunt Men and Women section.

January 28: sad to report the passing of western and serial heroine Lois Hall. There's a profile on Lois in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

January 19: profile on Jack Rockwell updated with a photo of his spurs - in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

January 18: sad to report the passing of stuntman Rex Rossi, best remembered by B-western fans as the double for Bob Steele. There's a profile on Rex in the section on Stunt Men and Women.

January 18: sad to report the passing of Bob Nareau, author and expert on Bob Steele.

January 17: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.



Year 2006 Changes/Updates are listed below:


December 17: updated Bob Nolan with a link to a large website on Nolan that was recently created by his grandson, Calin Coburn. Link can be found on the first webpage on Nolan.

December 17: sad to report the passing of heroine Virginia Vale. There's a profile on Virginia in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

November 7: photo caption update/correction to Mary Hart/Lynne Roberts in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

November 6: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

October 27: Larry Welch is doing another batch of calendars for the upcoming 2007. Link added on the Old Corral homepage.

October 15: I'm still alive and well, but no time for Old Corral updates. Still helping people and the town get caught up on the flood damage from mid September. And then early in October, we got hit with more storms, trees came down, and our neighborhood lost power for nearly two days. Crazy September and October.

September 30: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

September 27: For those who've e-mailed - I'm alive and well. The back problems which have been with me for years re-occurred about a month ago, and I was out of action for about 2 weeks. Back is doing OK now.
But on September 13, a moonsoon rain arrived in Northwest Indiana. Got 8 inches in 2 hours and lots more that day. My house is on a slight hill, so all I saw was water about half-way up my front lawn. But scores of houses and businesses got flooded out. Homes had 5-6 feet of water in their basements and everything was destroyed. So, I've been helping out. Some "PC words of wisdom": if you have your PC in the basement, and its sitting on the floor - move it to a desk, table, shelf; keep track of your logins and passwords to your Internet provider, bank, charge card accounts, etc.; buy a USB hard drive or use the CD/DVD writer on your PC to backup your Word files, picture files, etc.
I've got dozens and dozens of e-mails sitting in my inbox and no time to answer. I'll get to 'em.

September 6: sorry for no updates in a while - but I threw my back out (again). And having a difficult time sitting, standing, walking, laying, laughing and smiling.

August 29: no major changes to the Golden Boot Awards page - just added the 2006 honorees to the year-by-year listing.

August 22: updated Links to other Websites page - when you get to the links page, look in the top section marked "Latest and Greatest" for info on the Republic Pictures film library.

August 18: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

August 15: sad to report the passing of heroine Lois January. There's a profile on Lois in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

August 11: profile on Walter Miller added to the Villains & Supporting Players section.

August 10: updated Links to other Websites page - look in the top section marked "Latest and Greatest". Added a link to the FBI website where there's some Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) files and documents relating to various Hollywood personalities, including John Wayne and Gene Autry. Also added a link to the advertising Ad*Access database at Duke University.

August 9: updated profile on Karl Hackett - added info on Social Security applications for Hackett and his wife to the bottom of the first webpage on Hackett. In the Villains & Supporting Players section.

July 25: a new Lone Ranger comic book is due out around September, 2006. Website link added to the Cowboy Comic Books section.

July 23: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

July 22: minor and major updates to the three White Horse webpages in Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses.

July 19: expanded profile on Karl Hackett added to the Villains & Supporting Players section.

July 18: minor text updates to the profile on Stanley Blystone in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

July 16: John Brooker interview with producer Maurice Conn added to the section Hollywood Families and Some Individuals. Conn and his Ambassador Pictures company produced the Kermit Maynard mountie and western film series and he also did a few of the Tim McCoy and Jack Randall oaters at Monogram.

July 15: minor text update to Harry Worth in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Added California Death Records info on his sister.

July 13: added link to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on the Links to other Websites page - look in the top section marked "Latest and Greatest".

July 12: John Wayne image added to White Horse # 2 - Starlight in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

July 10: profile on director Noel Mason Smith added to the section Hollywood Families and Some Individuals. Smith helmed several of the Dick Foran westerns.

July 9: Sunset Carson lobby card image added to the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section on the page named White Hoss #3.

July 2: the "search the Old Corral" is back. Link is on the homepage.

June 27: updated Earl Askam in the Henchies section.

June 25: updated the Links to other Websites page - look under the top section marked "Latest and Greatest - Added June, 2006" for the additions.

June 22: Golden Boot award page updated with more info on 2006 honorees.

June 18: Find A Grave grave marker link added to Henry Wills in the Stunt Men and Women Section.

June 16: Find A Grave grave marker link added to Dick Foran in the Heroes Section.

June 16: CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH lobby card image and a Find A Grave grave marker link added to Kenne Duncan in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

June 16: Find A Grave grave marker link added to Ed Cassidy in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

June 16: Find A Grave grave marker link added to Paul Hurst and Snub Pollard in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section.

June 10: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

June 7: added profile on Stanley Blystone in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

June 4: added a profile on Robert Shayne and the Warners Santa Fe Trail series of 2-reel western shorts - Shayne is in the Heroes Section and have also added a link under the Other Series & Themes.

June 3: added profile on Budd Buster in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

May 30: can you provide some info on an oil painting of Buck Jones ... in the Who's That Face section.

May 29: added photos and updated profile on Don Kay "Little Brown Jug" Reynolds in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section.

May 27: Monte Hale lobby card added to the profile on William Haade in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

May 26: portrait shot added to Beth Marion in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

May 26: Couple new images from Calvin Castine added to the Horses of Tom Tyler in Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

May 25: profile added on Texas football great John Kimbrough who did two westerns in the early 1940s for 20th Century Fox - in the Heroes section.

May 19: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

May 13: added a new section titled B-Western Boo Boos, which includes examples of lapses, spelling errors, image reversals, etc. In the More Stuff section on the menu.

May 12: more photos and names added to the Arizona Wranglers singin' group webpage. Minor updates to the webpage on Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage. Both in the section on Singers-Musicians-Groups.

May 12: Golden Boot award page updated with names of 2006 honorees.

May 11: the Old Corral ... Rides Again! With a new domain name of b-westerns.com and on a new, faster web server.

May 8: update on the unfinished Republic Confidential Volume 3 book in the Jack Mathis memory/tribute page which is linked off the Old Corral homepage.

April 30: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

April 25: webpages added on Frederick Garfield Penniman, AKA "Wild Bill Cody". He worked with Sunset Carson in the unreleased MARSHAL OF WINDY HOLLOW (1972). And he is also been confused with Bill Cody, Jr., the actor son of Bill Cody. Link in the menu section titled Hollywood Families and Individuals.

April 19: Three new webpages added on several white horses in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

April 15: couple of external website links added to Cowboy Comic Books, including the GCD website which has about a hundred thousand comic book covers in large size.

April 12: looks like we have some answers to the National Pictures, Gulf Coast Studio, Kier Phillips Production stuff in Photo Fun.

April 11: family photos added to Mary Hart/Lynne Roberts in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

April 6: U. S. Veterans Administration graveside locator search added to the In Search Of ... (Obits, Death Records, Soc Security, Burial Locations) page.

April 5: updated profile on Weldon Heyburn in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

April 4: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

April 2: Pantages Theater group photo of a bunch of western film people at the 1941 ceremony for director George Marshall. Added to Photo Fun.

April 1: updated the second page of Yakima Canutt in the Stunt Men & Women section. Thanks to Audrea Elaine "Honey" Canutt Dittman, the daughter of Yak and Audrea Canutt, for corrections and updates on the Canutt family.

March 31: Cast and crew shot from a Tex Ritter oater added to Photo Fun. Can you identify some faces?

March 21: any Old Corral visitors remember Chicago TV in 1954-55. If so, take a gander at the question at the top of the Lone Ranger Serials webpage.

March 10: updated profiles on Charles K. French and Weldon Heyburn in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

March 9: added another photo to Myron Healey in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

March 6: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

March 6: update on Myron Healey in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

March 1: sad to report the passing of Dennis Weaver and TV and movie bad guy Myron Healey. You'll find info on Healey in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

February 26: updated the Videotapes/DVDs page.

February 22: updated Duncan Renaldo - added some images along with additional links and remembrances.

February 22: updated the Script, Screenplay, Writers section with an image of a 1913 Hopalong Cassidy book cover.

February 17: Find A Grave website link (which includes a photo of the grave marker) added to Roger Williams in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

February 16: updated Gunbelt Trivia with a page on the sometimes called "swastika gunbelt" or "RKO gunbelt" which was worn by many, including Harry Carey, Sr. in POWDERSMOKE RANGE - on the second page of the Gunbelt Trivia section. Also added a couple of closeups of Dennis Moore's two-gun rig to the first page of Gunbelt Trivia.

February 11: updated Whip Wilson in the Heroes section. Made a few text changes and added some additional images, a filmography, and info on the book written by his wife.

February 8: some text changes and added a Ken Maynard lobby card to the Dual Roles webpage.

February 6: added some links on the 2nd page of the section on Red Ryder.

February 6: added info on Ray White's new King of the Cowboys, Queen of the West: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans book. In the Books-Print Media-Newsletters-Photos section.

February 5: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

January 30: Added photos and some text updates to Jack Kirk in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

January 10: Victor Staggs remembers Eddie Dew and family. In the Heroes section.

January 9: Updated Hal Price in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

January 8: Don Stevens shares some personal photos of Gene, Roy, Dale, Cisco, Pancho, Rex and others. Added to the Memories (snapshots from contributors) section.

January 6: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!. Milestone: Boyd has now completed over 2000 film reviews which are available to Old Corral visitors.



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