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Year 2005 Changes/Updates are listed below:



December 14: title lobby card added to the top of 2nd page of Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro. In the Heroes Section.

December 14: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

December 13: Renfrew title lobby card added to the first page on James Newill as well as to the top of the first webpage on The Mountie Films.

December 13: updated the Books-Print Media-Newsletters-Photos section.

November 21: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

November 2: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

November 2: Sorry - Something was wrong with the updated Wales webpages - FIXED on November 2: Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro expanded with more images, plus updated birth, death, family information. In the Heroes Section.

October 24: sad to report the passing of Republic Studios expert and author Jack Mathis. Link to a memory/tribute page on Jack can be found on the Old Corral homepage.

October 21: Wes Baker provides photos and info on his father, support player and stage driver Floyd "Silver Tip" Baker - in The Henchies section.

October 3: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

September 20: minor update to Bobby Nelson in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids section. Added info on his director/writer father, Jack T. Nelson.

September 19: added info on new Best Of The Badmen book

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

August 29: lengthy writeup by Les Adams added to the sections on John Wayne and Smith Ballew ... about the myth that Ballew was the singing voice of Wayne in RIDERS OF DESTINY.

August 28: Leo Pando updated his writeup on Roy and Trigger in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

August 28: MIRACLE RIDER title lobby card added to the pages on Mascot's Nat Levine and Tom Mix.

August 14: text and link updates to the Motion Picture Herald and Boxoffice popularity ratings and the Top Ten MoneyMakers poll information in the Spreadsheets, Statistics, Film Counts, Popularity Polls & other Nitty Gritty section.

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

August 7: profile added on the family members Fred MacKaye, Violet Neitz and director Alan James. MacKaye did some B-westerns with Ken Maynard and others. The careers of Violet Neitz and her brother Alan James began in silents. Profile is in the section on Hollywood Families.

August 1: updated the Sunset Carson "family info and genealogy" page. Also added links on August 6, 2005 "Sunset Carson Day" in Olton, Texas. You'll find links at the top of the first page on Sunset in the Heroes section.

July 26: wrapped up the "Whatever happened to Roger Williams" question. Go to Roger Williams in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

July 24: several folks have provided photos of Wild Bill Elliott on a Bond Rally and doing a rodeo appearance. Link is at the top of the first page on Wild Bill Elliott in the Heroes section.

July 21: some text changes and a portrait shot added to the profile on Frank LaRue in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

July 19: Golden Boot award page updated with names of additional 2005 honorees.

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

June 21: updated text about John Wayne doing tunes in his westerns ... on the first page of John Wayne in the Heroes section.

June 18: added a collage of FBO silent lobby card images to the first page on Tom Tyler in the Heroes section.

June 18: some text changes and a portrait shot added to the profile on Glenn Strange in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

June 16: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

June 9: some text changes and a portrait shot added to the profile on Richard 'Dick' Alexander in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

June 6: additional photo added to Rex, King of the Wild Horses in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

June 5: personal photo of Chief Thunder Cloud and his hoss Sunny added to the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

June 4: added lobby card image and portrait shot to Lee Powell in the Heroes section.

June 4: portrait shot added to the profile on Ted Adams in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

June 3: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

June 1: couple of portrait shots added to the profile on Lafe McKee in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

May 31: in the Henchies section - expanded profile and family photos added to stuntman/double and henchie Cliff Parkinson.

May 29: added lobby card images and updated some graphics in the Heroes section on John Wayne ... you'll find in the first two webpages in the Wayne profile.

May 22: additional lobby cards added to the profile on Reed Howes in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

May 21: updated the Sunset Carson "family info and genealogy" page. You'll find the link at the top of the first page on Sunset in the Heroes section.

May 21: Golden Boot award page updated with names of additional 2005 honorees.

May 11: revamped and updated Jack Randall in the Heroes section.

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

May 6: 1934 personal appearance/performance poster added at the top of the Arizona Wranglers singin' group webpage ... in the section on Singers-Musicians-Groups.

May 2: finally answered the question Whatever happened to Harry Worth? See Harry Worth in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

May 1: Lash LaRue lobby card added to the profile on John 'Lefty' 'Bob' Cason in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

April 30: added profile on Rex, King of the Wild Horses in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

April 27: George Houston updated. Great shot of music/orchestra instructor George with the 1921 Bernards High School orchestra, Bernardsville, New Jersey, added to the first webpage on Houston.

April 18: most of the day - server problem caused the Old Corral homepage to be offline. Back working at 10:15 p.m. Chicago time.

April 18: poster and lobby card image added to Bob Custer in the Heroes section along with a few, minor text changes.

April 9: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

March 27: Golden Boot award page updated with names of additional 2005 honorees.

March 25: profile on William Haade added in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

March 25: more on "Whatever happened to Roger Williams" question. Death certificate info added to Roger Williams in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

March 20: more on "Whatever happened to Roger Williams" question. Added image of his (possible) home to Roger Williams in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

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

March 18 evening - March 19 early a.m. --- apparently there was a network problem which caused some users not to be able to access the Old Corral.

March 15: photo of western movie producer Sigmund Neufeld added to the Producers webpage.

March 13: minor updates to Cy Kendall and Morris Ankrum in the Villains & Supporting Players section --- a few text changes plus links added to Find A Grave website.

March 12: "Whatever happened to Roger Williams" question with images added to the Old Corral homepage. Added trade ad on Roger Williams to his webpage in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

March 11: portrait shot added to Julian Rivero in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

March 10: Golden Boot award page updated with list of 2004 winners, and info on the 2005 program and honorees.

March 1: title lobby card image added on the Lone Rider films and series from PRC in the section on Other Series and Themes.

February 27: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

February 10: Added info on Boyd Magers' new book on the life and screen career of World War II hero Audie Murphy in the Books-Print Media-Newsletters-Photos section.

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

January 16: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

January 13: portrait shot added to juvenile star and trick rider/roper Bobby Clark (Clack) in the Saddle Pals & Sidekicks + The Kids section

January 13: minor text update and portrait shot added to Frank Lackteen in the Villains & Supporting Players section.



Year 2004 Changes/Updates are listed below:



December 27: new page added on the Lone Rider films and series from PRC in the section on Other Series and Themes.

December 21: removed the info and webpage on the 2005 Republic Serials and Western Calendars from Larry Welch. Larry is out of the calendars.

December 16: In December, 2004, there were several arrests made relating to the handguns that were stolen from the Tom Mix Museum in 2002. For more info, scroll down the right side of the Old Corral homepage for the tidbits and news items.

December 16: grave marker photo added to the 2004 update page on Charles 'Slim' Whitaker ... you'll find this on the second webpage on Slim in his section in Villains & Supporting Players.

December 15: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

December 5: sad to report the passing of heroine Marion Shilling. Added portrait shot of Shilling to her profile in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

December 4: added info and webpage on the 2005 Republic Serials and Western Calendars from Larry Welch. Link and image on the Old Corral homepage.

December 3: portrait shots added to Bud Osborne and Ed Cassidyin their pages in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

December 1: updated Charlie King with some additional images and portrait shots as well as some text updates and 1930 census info ... on the Charlie King pages in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

November 30: portrait shots of Carleton S. Young and Carleton G. Young added to Carleton Young in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

November 27: 1930 census info added to Forrest Taylor on his page in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

November 25: grave marker info, minor profile update and portrait shots added to Tom London in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

November 20: added some biographical info and photos to a 2004 update page on Charles 'Slim' Whitaker ... you'll find this on the second webpage on Slim in his section in Villains & Supporting Players.

November 16: some updated film reviews added as well as new film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

November 4: Major update on Roy Rogers and Trigger in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section.

October 23: sad to report that Fred Landesman, author of The John Wayne Filmography, passed away on October 15.

October 20: 1930 Census data added to the Sunset Carson "family info and genealogy" page. Link to this is at the top of the first page on Sunset in the Heroes section.

October 18: info added on the 2002 passing of heroine Joan Barclay in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

October 17: added grave marker photo and updated profile on Hooper Atchley in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

October 16: pressbook biography added to Spade Cooley in the Heroes section.

October 13: in the Henchies section --- expanded profile and family photos added to prolific performer Herman Hack.

October 9: updated profile and added a portrait shot to Gertrude Messinger in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

October 8: portrait shot updates to John Elliott and Horace Murphy on their pages in the Villains & Supporting Players section. Additional biographical info added on Horace Murphy, including some speculation on his radio career.

October 7: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

October 4: profile added on Spade Cooley, the "King of Western Swing", to the Heroes section.

October 1: new section added on the Billy the Kid films from PRC in the section on Other Series and Themes.

September 27: profile on heroine Muriel Evans added in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

September 25: info added on Fred Landesman's excellent The John Wayne Filmography book ... link on right side of Old Corral homepage.

September 24: portrait shot addition and minor biography update to Forrest Taylor in his page in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 23: portrait shot updates to Frank Ball and George Chesebro in their webpages in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 22: Bob Steele updates: census info added on the Steele/Bradbury family. Also added a couple of title lobby cards to the FBO, Syndicate, Tiffany, Sono Art/World Wide film listing page as well Steele's Monogram film listing page. These updates are on the 2nd, 4th and 5th webpages in the heroes section on Steele.

September 20: ooops ... added the 1930 census info to Bob Kortman

September 18: new portrait shots added to Bob Kortman and Fred Kohler Junior and Senior on their webpages in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 15: western film fans and those who were in the military will enjoy Ed Howard's writeup on the Geronimo yell of World War II paratroopers --- link in the Ramblings & Writings section on the Old Corral homepage.

September 8: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

September 5: finally have resolution on the issue of the "two Carleton Youngs". Check the update on Carleton Young in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

September 3: Johnny Mack Brown and Family received several awards and honors within the past year. Link with info and photos is on the first page of the section on Johnny Mack Brown.

September 2: Sedona, Arizona weblink added to the Movie Locations page.

August 31, Tuesday evening - early a.m., Wednesday, September 1: the Old Corral was unavailable because my ISP's web server was offline. They had to do maintenance and security updates.

August 30: thanks to Fred Pfening, Jr. for the great Wallace Bros. Circus poster of Tom Tyler. It's on the first/opening page of the section on Tom.

August 30: added some California Death Records information on Tom Tyler's wife Jeanne Martel in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

August 30: pressbook cover, additional photos and California Death Records info added to Fred 'Snowflake' Toones in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

August 28: added portrait shots of Horace B. Carpenter, Franklyn Farnum and Charlie Stevens to their profiles in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

August 28: updated the TV Westerns page with a link to a profile on Frederick W. Ziv. Ziv was boss/owner of the production outfit that created THE CISCO KID, BAT MASTERSON, and many more 1950s TV programs.

August 19: Colorado School of Mines info added to Roger Williams in the Villains & Supporting Players section

August 14: a bit more biographical info added on the first page of Bob Nolan

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

August 12: added portrait shot and updated Dick Cramer in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

August 11: updated Terry Frost in the Villains & Supporting Players section. A member of the Frost Family is looking for Terry's daughters.

August 1: updated the Online Movies/Streaming Videos with the addition of the Internet Archive website (lots of public domain westerns and serials as well as other B grade films).

August 1: second page on Dave O'Brien updated with link to download/stream REEFER MADNESS (from above Internet Archive website).

July 19: updated the Videotape/DVD page with info that videotape dealer Matt Imber (in Las Vegas) is looking to sell his videotape business and tape library.

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

July 14: sad to report the passing of Sammy McKim

July 9: for those who might wonder about the removal of the rotating book covers on the Old Corral homepage --- had a bunch of complaints from Web TV viewers who noted that the homepage was "jumping around". The cause was the javascript that was used for the book cover rotations, and I removed that.

July 3: updated the Videotape/DVD page.

June 30: more info added on the death of Marine Sergeant Lee Powell in his Hero section.

June 30: Golden Boot award page updated with list of honorees.

June 21: added photos of the Roy and Dale Museum and Happy Trails theater in Branson, Missouri. Scroll down the right side of the Old Corral homepage for the News & Info.

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

June 11: added an obituary and updated the California Death Records info on the first page of Bob Custer.

June 1: new page added on Movie Locations.

May 27: updated the genealogical information on Don Barry. Link is on the first page of the section on him

May 25: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

May 23: pressbook biography added to Roger Williams in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

May 18: added a new image for you to help identify in Who's That Face.

May 10: updated info on the death of Marine Sergeant Lee Powell in his Hero section .

May 9: sad to report the passing of Tommy Farrell. There's a profile on Farrell in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section.

May 8: added profile on Sheila Darcy to the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

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

April 25: updated all the pages on the Three Mesquiteers series to include the names of the characters (who played Stony, Tucson, etc.).

April 18: Les Adams has updated the Prolific Performers statistics for the heroes/supporting actors and the heroines.

April 16: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

April 1: Golden Boot award page updated with revised location and date for 2004 program.

March 27: updated the genealogical information on Don Barry. Link is on the first page of the section on him.

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

March 15: biography updated on Carleton Young in the Villains & Supporting Players section.

March 7: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

February 15: profile on Tommy Farrell added to the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids-Second Leads section.

February 12: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!.

February 3: "Chuck Rants" ... link on right side of homepage.

January 19: more info and images added to singing cowboy hero Tex Williams, including info on the Tex Williams Museum in Ramsey, Illinois.

January 14: in the Henchies section --- Stephen Lodge adds some remembrances of Herman Hack.

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

January 8, 2004: Jimmy Hawkins writes an An Open letter to the Golden Boot Awards Committee.



Year 2003 Changes/Updates are listed below:

December 22: updated the Videotape/DVD page. Added DVD covers for the KING OF THE ROYAL MOUNTED and CAPTAIN MARVEL cliffhangers

December 22: added family photos and a biography update to I. Stanford Jolley in the Villains & Supporting Players section

December 19: in the Henchies section --- added some biographical info and photos on prolific performer Herman Hack

December 18: in the Henchies section --- added some info on Cliff Parkinson

December 17: in the Henchies section --- newspaper obituary added on Jack Evans

December 15: added some new books to the Books-Print Media-Newsletters-Photos section

December 5: more info added to the Sunset Carson "genealogy" page ---- he and 2nd wife Betty Jo Price had a son named Michael. Link on the first page of the section on Sunset

December 3: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

December 1: Was Don Barry's real name Donald Michael Barry DeAcosta ... or was it Milton Poimboeuf? Link to info is on the first page of Don Barry in the Heroes section

December 1: Music performer/conductor/composer John Beal remembers Duncan Renaldo (in the Heroes section) and Harry Lauter (in the Villains and Supporting Players section)

November 29: link added on the last webpage on Tim Holt to Marti Graham's genealogy website which includes the obituaries for Tim as well as the 1920 and 1930 California census for the Jack Holt family

November 28: link added on the second (last) webpage on Ken Curtis to Teresa Murray's Ken Curtis Appreciation website which includes photos and info on the Ken/Festus memorial statue in Clovis, California

November 28: in the Singers-Musicians-Groups section --- a variety of musical group personnel have been identified with Curt Barrett and the Trailsmen, Andy Parker and the Plainsmen, The Tennessee Ramblers, the Arthur Smith Trio; images and comments added on Spade Cooley and Tex Williams, Deuce Spriggens and Smokey Rogers

November 17: in the Henchies section --- added a photo of the grave marker for Carol Henry

November 16: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

November 15: sad to report the passing of heroines Dorothy Fay (Ritter) and Barbara Weeks. Profiles on both ladies are in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section

November 5: retired Arizona Film Commission director Bill MacCallum remembers Fred Graham in the Stunt Men & Women section

October 30: for those of you into silent films including westerns, make sure to check out Grapevine Video which is closing it's doors at the end of November, 2003. Link to Grapevine is on the Videotapes/DVDs page

October 29: Added profiles on two of Loretta Young's sisters, Polly Ann Young and Sally Blane in the section on Heroines-Leading Ladies

October 27: updated the section on Reb Russell --- added a few more images as well as more details on his college and professional football career

October 22: sad to report the passing of "wild-eyed" western movie villain Jack Elam

October 21: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

October 6: 1930 census info added to the page on Al 'Fuzzy' St. John in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids section

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

September 29: a bit more info on the "Sunset Carson gunbelt" added to the section on Sunset Carson. Link to the gunbelt piece is at the top of the first page on Sunset

September 21: added info on the 1940s 10-2-4 RANCH radio program to the sections on Dick Foran, Bob Nolan, and the Sons of the Pioneers (in the Singers-Musicians-Groups section)

September 21: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

September 16: updated the Golden Boot Awards

September 10: added The Maple City Four and Curt Barrett and the Trailsmen to the Singers-Musicians-Groups section

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

September 5: profile on western and serial heroine Virginia Belmont added to the section on Heroines-Leading Ladies

September 3: sad to report the passing of Rand Brooks, sidekick to Hopalong Cassidy

August 31: updated the Golden Boot Awards with photos of the 2003 award winners

August 26: updated profile on mild-mannered Steve Clark in the Villains & Supporting Players section

August 26: Updated profiles on Sheila Bromley/Manners/Mannors and Evelyn Finley in the section on Heroines-Leading Ladies

August 25: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

August 24: profiles on the brothers Fred and Bob Burns added to the Villains & Supporting Players section

August 18: portrait shot of stuntman Fred Graham added to his page in the Stunt Men & Women section

August 13: updated the Golden Boot Awards page with the 2003 honorees, presenters and best western film award

August 10: Jack Mathis' Republic Confidential Volume 3 - The Films is slated for publication in 2005.  For more info, scroll down the right side of the Old Corral homepage for the tidbits and news items

August 8: sad to report the passing of heroine Sheila Bromley who also used the names of Sheila Mannors, Sheila Le Gay, et al

August 8: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

August 4: updated the Golden Boot Awards page

August 2: profile on stuntman Fred Graham added to the Stunt Men & Women section

July 25: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

July 21: profile on stuntman Ted Mapes expanded in the Stunt Men & Women section

July 8: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

July 8: sad to report the passing of Buddy Ebsen, the tall, lanky song and dance man and brief sidekick to Rex Allen, who became more well known as TV's Jed Clampett of THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES, the star of the detective show BARNABY JONES, and as Georgie Russell, the pal to Fess Parker in the Disney DAVY CROCKETT TV series.

June 28: sad to report the passing of film producer/writer Alex Gordon whose western work includes the Johnny Carpenter THE LAWLESS RIDER as well as 1960s oaters, THE BOUNTY KILLERS and REQUIEM FOR A GUNFIGHTER

June 28: The Mystery of the Masked Man's Music: A Search for the Music Used on "The Lone Ranger" Radio Program, 1933-1954 is now available in paperback --- in the Books-Print Media-Newsletters-Photos section

June 28: The new Roy & Dale Museum in Branson, Missouri opened in late June, 2003.  Scroll down the right side of the Old Corral homepage for the tidbits and news section

June 21: Did you receive an official looking e-mail from Best Buy during June 18-20, 2003 about a possible credit card fraud? If you responded and filled out the form, you got scammed/conned, and need to call your credit card company. Link to info about this is on the right side of the Old Corral homepage

June 21: Virgil Johnson remembers when he was part of Sunset Carson's performance at a 1950s theater appearance --- added to page 4 of the section on Sunset Carson

June 21: and speaking of Sunset, I (and lots of others) are confused about his birth date, birth location, et al. I've started a page on Sunset tidbits and rumors, and you'll find a link at the top of the first page on Sunset Carson

June 20: Harry Keifer's remembrances of Jack and Bonnie Hoxie added to the 2nd page of the Jack & Al Hoxie section

June 18: Merrill T. McCord's new book on the brothers Randall --- Bob Livingston and Jack Randall --- is now available for about $38.00 which includes shipping. Link to info is on the right side of the Old Corral homepage

June 14: updated the Golden Boot Awards page

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

June 7: updated text on Ernie Adams and Stanley Price in the Villains & Supporting Players section

June 4: link to new website for Myrna Dell is listed at the bottom of the first page of the Heroines/Leading Ladies section

June 3: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

June 1: Buck and Dell Jones' former home in Sherman Oaks, California became a school. Info and link on the first page of the section on Buck Jones

June 1: photo added to the top of the page on James Warren ... appears to be ridin' Fat Jones famous hoss "Steel"

May 27: section on Gene, Roy & Hoppy updated --- primary change was the addition of a new opening page with 3 large images of our western favs. Also made some minor text changes and website link changes

May 21: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

May 18: in the Henchies section --- updated profile on stuntman/henchie Jim Corey and added a photo of the grave marker for Archie Twitchell. Also added a link to info on the mid-air collision which killed Douglas Aircraft DC-7B test pilot Twitchell in 1957

May 18: grave marker photo added to Douglass Dumbrille in the Villains & Supporting Players section

May 12: for those who have asked why no recent Best and Worst of the West Film Reviews by Boyd Magers --- the All Reviews page contains about 1225 reviews and is just too big, too unwieldly, and is constantly "breaking". I'm looking at some options to fix/solve this dilemma. Until I fix this, no new reviews will be added.

May 10: profile on Bob Steele's friend and stunt double Rex Rossi added to the Stunt Men & Women section

May 10: Bob O'Brien provides some info about 'Arkansas Slim' Andrews playing with the Bob Wills band during some 1947 Tiffany Transcriptions --- in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids section

May 8: updated the Videotape/DVD page. DVDs of Eddie Dean's DRIFTIN' RIVER paired with Bob Steele in THUNDER TOWN, and Dean's BLACK HILLS and COLORADO SERENADE are available

May 7: grave marker link added to Dick Curtis in the Villains & Supporting Players section

May 4: updated Yakima Canutt in the Stunt Men & Women section

May 3: vending/exhibitor card added to Bud Osborne --- in the Villains & Supporting Players section

May 3: updated biograpy and added census information and a vending/exhibitor card to Edmund Cobb --- in the Villains & Supporting Players section

May 3: census information added to Lafe McKee --- in the Villains & Supporting Players section

April 26: profile added on Bob Nolan (and the Sons of the Pioneers)

April 18: 1930 census info added on western hero Bill Cody and his family ... on the bottom of the first webpage on Cody

April 18: Joel Towler provided a 1964 photo of Glenn Strange --- in the Villains & Supporting Players section

April 18: Joel Towler also provides some comments on 'Arkansas Slim' Andrews --- in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids section

April 17: updated the Videotape/DVD page with some additional western releases

April 2: sad to report the passing of heroine/leading lady Anne Gwynne

April 1: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

March 31: in the Henchies section --- updated text on Carol Henry and added a lobby card crop showing a better face shot of Tex Palmer

March 21: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

March 18: updated Lafe Mckee in the Villains & Supporting Players section

March 18: profile on Floyd 'Silver Tip' Baker added to the Henchies section

March 16: read about Jed Buell's Midgets in THE TERROR OF TINY TOWN in the Ramblings & Writings section

March 16: grave marker link added to Kenneth Harlan in the Villains & Supporting Players section

March 13: Jerry Whittington not only had a role as Sunset Carson's deputy, but also was the director and film editor on the MARSHAL OF WINDY HOLLOW (1972). Read about the making of this unreleased western in the Ramblings & Writings section

March 9: image added of Emma Tansey to the the Tansey Family in Hollywood --- which is all about Robert Emmett 'Bob' Tansey, Sherry Tansey, John Tansey and their mother Emma. Look in the Ramblings and Writings section

March 8: J. P. Sloane provides some photos and remembrances of his Godfather Lash LaRue. Link is on the first page of the section on Lash

March 8: the section on Johnny Carpenter updated to reflect his passing

March 6: sad to report the passing of B-western hero Johnny Carpenter

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

March 1: updated the Videotape/DVD page with some additional serial and western releases

February 28: sad to report the passing of B-western leading lady Beth Marion

February 28: added info on the petitions to enshrine Johnny Mack Brown in the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as well as a long overdue Golden Boot award. Link is on the right side of the Old Corral homepage

February 21: updated the profile on Don Kay 'Little Brown Jug' Reynolds, who portrayed Little Beaver in the quartet of Jim Bannon/Red Ryder films ... in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids section

February 20: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

February 7: minor updates on the first page of the section on Red Ryder, including the addition of a table listing the actors that portrayed Red, Little Beaver and the Duchess in the serial, movies and TV pilots

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

February 5: Bobby Copeland's new book on badguy Charlie King is available.  For info, scroll down the right side of the Old Corral homepage for the News & Info

February 3 - couple of updates to Ken Maynard. Joel Towler provided some larger scans of his photos on Maynard at the trailer park circa 1963. And the Maynard saddle was just sold at auction. Links to both are on the first page of the section on Ken Maynard

January 30: a few more details added to Jack Rockwell in the Villains & Supporting Players section

January 25: additional image added to Lew Meehan in the Villains & Supporting Players section

January 22: grave marker photos (not links) added to Buddy Roosevelt, Jack Hoxie, and Reb Russell

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

January 13: sad to report the passing of Richard Simmons, TV's Sgt. Preston

January 5: updated the page on the Cass County Boys singing group with some current photos and status on Fred Martin and Jerry Scoggins ... in the Singers-Musicians-Groups section

January 3: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

January 2, 2003: updated Jack Randall with a new lobby card image and a newspaper account of his death during a riding sequence in a 1945 Universal serial



Year 2002 Changes/Updates are listed below:

December 22: take a gander at Who's That Face? and see if you can identify Nancy Chambers

December 21: updated the page on Curley Dresden in The Henchies

December 19: Joel Towler knew Ken Maynard and his wife Bertha, and has provided some photos and remembrances. Link to this info is on the first page of the section on Ken Maynard

December 15: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

December 14: Buzz Barton added to the Heroes section

December 7: Derwood Harris provided some photos of the construction work in Branson, Missouri on the Roy and Dale Museum.  Scroll down the right side of the Old Corral homepage for the tidbits and news section

December 6: Les Adams added more names and updated the film quanties to the Heroines spreadsheet in the section Spreadsheets, Statistics, Film Counts, etc.

December 2: Les Adams added more names and updated the film quantities of the Prolific Performers in the section Spreadsheets, Statistics, Film Counts, etc.

November 29: updated the Videotape/DVD page with additional suppliers as well as new Eddie Dean and Lash LaRue DVDs and the JUNGLE JIM DVD

November 25: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

November 21: updated George Chesebro in the Villains & Supporting Players section

November 21: updated the section on Republic's Three Mesquiteers trio westerns with some text changes and a lot of image additions

November 8: pressbook bio and a lobby card image added to Eddie Dew

November 5: 'Ace' Cain added to the Henchies section

November 3: Douglass Dumbrille added to Villains & Supporting Players

November 3: Larry Imber's son Matt is carrying on his Dad's videotape business.  Info in the Videotape/DVD page

November 1: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

October 31: new section added on the Tansey Family in Hollywood --- which is all about Robert Emmett 'Bob' Tansey, Sherry Tansey, John Tansey and their mother Emma Tansey. Look in the Ramblings and Writings section

October 31: sad to report the passing of Universal leading lady Peggy Moran

October 31: grave marker photo link added to Kirby Grant

October 28: updated the section on Buck Jones with some photos of the wagons and train cars from his failed circus/wild west show

October 25: Sherwood Schwartz, who created GILLIGAN'S ISLAND and THE BRADY BUNCH, writes about his friend Dave O'Brien

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

September 26: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

September 25: just returned from Maryland and received news that B-western fan and videotape guru Larry Imber passed away (photo upper left)

September 15: my Brother Wally passed away today.  Am heading to Maryland on Monday, September 16, and I have no idea when I'll return home

September 12: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

September 11: a few more details on Cy Kendall and his Lux radio show appearances added to his page in Villains & Supporting Players

September 4: Bill Elliott and his paint horse Sonny has been expanded with additional photos in the Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses section

August 28: expanded biography and additional images added to Betty Miles in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section

August 26: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

August 7: Medical and family emergency with my 70 year old Brother and 89 year old Father who live in Maryland.  Ye Old Corral webmaster and curator is heading to Maryland, and I have no idea when I'll return home

August 3: updated The Mountie Films with minor text changes and some additional images

August 1: page on film production company and distributor logos added to the Ramblings & Writings section.

July 30: updated section on stuntman David Sharpe with some text changes, more images, and a 1973 interview/commentary

July 30: added photo from the 2002 Charlotte Western Film Fair of heroines Peggy Stewart and Virginia Herrick to the page on Virginia Herrick in the Heroines section

July 24: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

July 22: filmography, including film director, heroine and sidekick, added for Wild Bill Elliott. Also included is a commentary from Les Adams on Elliott's lengthy career prior to becoming a western movie hero. You'll find a link to the filmography on the first page of the 'Wild Bill' Elliott section

July 22: the Golden Boot Awards --- updated the 2002 list of honorees

July 15: The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum in Victorville, California is closing and will relocate to Branson, Missouri.  Scroll down the right side of the Old Corral homepage for the News & Info

July 12: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

July 7: at the request of several people, the Coming Distractions page has been brought back.  This contains the grocery list of what I'm working on

July 6: updated Ken Maynard with a bunch of new images and some text changes.  Make sure you also take a look at the Maynard saddle, and a link to that is on the first page of the Ken Maynard section

June 26: profile of Sonny and Gertrude Chorre added to the section on "The Indians"

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

June 20: profile on Lew Meehan added to the Villains & Supporting Players section

June 19: added more images and made some text changes to Roy Barcroft in the Villains & Supporting Players section

June 9: There's expanded coverage on sidekick Frank Yaconelli in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids section

June 7: photo of a stock certificate for The Seven Seas Picture Corporation added to the last page on Jack Luden

June 7: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

June 3: text and photo caption updates --- have identified all the eight members of the (CBS KMBC) Texas Rangers singin' group in the section on Singers-Musicians-Groups

June 3: link to Chief Thunderbird's grave marker added to his page in the section on "The Indians"

May 31: The Smiley Burnette family has an official website with lots of info and images. You'll find the link to it on the first page of Smiley Burnette in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids section

May 30: photos and info on Chief Standing Bear added to the section on "The Indians"

May 29: 1940s photos added to Jack Luden, along with additional info about the last half-dozen or so years of his life

May 26: additional photos and updated film counts added to Bud McClure, Ralph Bucko, Buck Bucko and Oscar Gahan in the Henchies section

May 25: profile on film producer Jesse J. Goldburg added to the Ramblings & Writings section.  Goldburg's 1920's silent oaters were a valuable training ground for many performers and production people that wound up doing sound westerns.

May 24: profile on Kenneth Harlan added to the Villains & Supporting Players section

May 23: link to Iron Eyes Cody's grave marker added to his page in the section on "The Indians"

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

May 18: new section added on The Geraghty's of Hollywood which profiles heroine Carmelita Geraghty and her brothers Maurice and Gerald who worked for Mascot, Republic, RKO, Columbia, and you'll find it in the Ramblings & Writings section. Includes several nice images of Carmelita with Tom Mix and Buck Jones.

May 10: added more grave marker photos from Dale Crawford and Jim Sorensen. Marker photo added to Harry Harvey (in the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks section) and to Earle Hodgins (in the Villains & Supporting Players section)

May 9: Eric van Hamersveld's project to find and document all the songs from the films of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans has been completed and a songbook and CD sets are being issued.  Scroll down the right side of the Old Corral homepage for the News & Info

May 9: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

May 7: Dennis Landadio reviews the Three Mesquiteers' RED RIVER RANGE in the Cowboy Trio Series section

May 6: profile on slick baddie Harry Worth added to Villains & Supporting Players ... and hopefully, an Old Corral visitor can fill in some details on Worth's life and career post 1944

May 5: can you provide some info on a gunbelt belonging to Sunset Carson.  Go to the first page of the Sunset Carson section, and you'll find a link at the top of the page

May 4: Dale Crawford and Jim Sorensen sent a bunch of grave marker photos and I've added to the pages on: Chief Yowlachie (the "Indians" section), Cliff Parkinson (the "Henchies" section), and to the following in the Villains & Supporting Players section: Edmund Cobb, Steve Clark, Tex Cooper, Harry Woods, Frank Lackteen, and Al Bridge.

April 30: grave marker photo of Hoppy's horse Topper added to the second page of Hopalong Cassidy / William Boyd as well as the Hoppy and Topper page in Trusty Steeds - Movie Horses

April 29: Juvenile star Bobby Nelson added to the Saddle Pals-Sidekicks-Kids section

April 25: Listing added of all the handguns (with serial numbers) stolen from the Tom Mix Museum in Dewey, Oklahoma.  Scroll down the right side of the Old Corral homepage for the News & Info

April 25: link added to the first page of Slingin' Sammy Baugh which notes Baugh's athletic achievements as well as his April, 2002 induction into the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame

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

April 21: added a lobby card to Ted Wells in the Stunt Men & Women section

April 20: several additional photos added to Jock Mahoney in the Stunt Men & Women section

April 20: Tom Mix expert Bud Norris advised that some six-shooters have been stolen from the Tom Mix Museum in Dewey, Oklahoma.  Any of you who are into shootin' and/or gun collecting, and hear about anybody trying to peddle these, let us know.  For more info and a photo of a matched pair of Colts, scroll down the right side of the Old Corral homepage for the News & Info

April 15: several folks are now offering western and serials in DVD-R format (not the same as the DVDs that you rent from the video store).  Want info on these vendors and whether DVD-Rs are compatible with your DVD player or PC --- go to the Videotape/DVD page

April 14: Dennis Landadio reviews the Three Mesquiteers' SANTA FE STAMPEDE in the Cowboy Trio Series section

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

March 31: a new section added titled The Indians, which is a tribute to the many Native American performers who did B westerns and serials

March 30: a company named H&J Liquidators has several thousand of the Lone Ranger mini lunch boxes (minus the Cheerios) for $1.00 each. Links on the right side of the Old Corral homepage

March 30: added links to newswire stories on the possibility of new performers playing the roles of Roy and Dale and returning to the big screen and TV.  Scroll down the right side of the Old Corral homepage for the News & Info

March 23: Slingin' Sammy Baugh added to the Heroes

March 21: We need help identifying a couple performers.  Take a gander at John Does #5 and #6 in Who's That Face?

March 21: the General Mills Lone Ranger/Cheerios lunch box set is sold out

March 18: sad to report the passing of serial and western director William Witney.

March 13: profiles on Art Mix/George Kesterson and Carl 'Cherokee' Mathews added to Villains & Supporting Players

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

March 8: is the Lone Ranger Returning to the big screen? Scroll down the right side of the Old Corral homepage for the News & Info

March 3: profile on Holly Bane / Mike Ragan added to Villains & Supporting Players

March 1: grave marker photo added to George Montgomery

March 1: is the Lone Ranger Returning to TV ? Scroll down the right side of the Old Corral homepage for the News & Info

February 27: Les Adams has updated a couple spreadsheets in the section Statistics, Film Counts, Popularity Polls & other Nitty Gritty --- there's more names and updated film quanties added to Prolific Performers and the Heroines

February 26: updated Dave 'Tex' O'Brien with an obit, some minor text changes and a few more images

February 25: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

February 21: filmography, including film director, heroine and sidekick, added for Johnny Mack Brown. You'll find a link to the filmography on the first page of the Johnny Mack Brown section

February 17: Les Adams remembers Alan G. Barbour

February 17: Dennis Landadio reviews the Three Mesquiteers' OVERLAND STAGE RAIDERS in the Cowboy Trio Series section

February 14: updated the page on the Golden Boot Awards to include information on the 2002 awards ceremony and list of honorees

February 12: filmography, including film director, heroine and sidekick, added for Tim McCoy. You'll find a link to the filmography on the first page of the Tim McCoy section

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

February 9: photos and filmography on the (CBS KMBC) Texas Rangers singin' group added to Singers-Musicians-Groups

February 8: filmography, including film director, heroine and sidekick, added for Charles Starrett. You'll find a link to the filmography on the first page of the Charles Starrett section

February 7: filmography, including film director, heroine and sidekick, added for Allan Lane. You'll find a link to the filmography on the first page of the Allan Lane section

February 1: new section added on Monte 'Alamo' Rawlins who starred in only one film, THE ADVENTURES OF THE MASKED PHANTOM (1939)

January 26: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!

January 20: new section added on The Mountie Films, in the section titled Other Series

January 12: added links to grave marker photos for cowboy hero/supporting player Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams and villain and supporting player Forrest Taylor

January 12: The Memphis Film Festival's Ray Nielsen provides some remembrances of stuntman Yakima Canutt and sidekick 'Slim' Andrews ... in the StuntMen & Women and Saddle Pals & Sidekicks sections

January 11: Dale Robertson now has an official website.  Link is in the TV Westerns section

January 10: added links to grave marker photos for cowboy hero Jack Perrin and heroine Cecilia Parker

January 9, 2002: more film reviews added by Boyd Magers to his The Best (and Worst) of the West!



Year 2001 Changes/Updates are listed below:

December 24: new section added on Ray Whitley, the great singer/songwriter who sidekicked with Tim Holt, George O'Brien and Rod Cameron, and starred in a series of RKO western shorts

December 21: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

December 18: added images and updated text on Tom Keene

December 11: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

December 10: sad to report the passing of B movie heroine Pauline Moore.  There's a profile on Moore in the Heroines/Leading Ladies section.

November 27: Added more images, tidbits and filmography to Buster Crabbe

November 26: Juvenile star and Trick rider/roper Bobby Clark (Clack) added to Saddle Pals & Sidekicks + The Kids

November 24: Eddie Hall added to The Henchies

Make sure to occasionally check the Bruce Hershenson provided poster --- you'll find the link by scrolling down the right side of the Old Corral homepage. I think we've gotten ourselves organized so that image gets changed fairly often.

November 20: obituary and a couple of new photos added to Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

November 19: Roy Brent added to The Henchies

November 18: new section added on Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, who starred in a half-dozen oaters in the mid 1930s

November 13: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

November 10: Robert O'Byrne has been identified as John Doe #2 in Who's That Face?

October 31: updated the section on Viruses/Trojans/Worms/Hoaxes/Chain E-mails with info on scams and hoaxes related to Terrorism and the September 11 Terrorist attack

October 30: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

October 22: Michael R. Pitts and Boyd Magers provide some additional info on James Newill

October 20: photo of Fred Kohler, Sr. and Jr. added to their section in Villains & Supporting Players ... plus an explanation provided by Bobby Copeland on Kohler, Sr.'s disfigured hand

October 20: added a lobby card from the western musical to RHYTHM ROUNDUP to Ken Curtis

October 17: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

October 14: new section added on James Newill, who was Renfrew of the Royal Mounted and a member of PRC's Texas Rangers

October 11: photo and letter from Marshall Reed added to his page in Villains & Supporting Players

October 7: photos and profiles on George W. Weeks, Sol Lesser, Scott R. 'Scotty' Dunlap, and Universal serial boss Henry MacRae added to the Producers

October 6: added info on Dave O'Brien's horse 'King' to Dave O'Brien

October 2: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

September 23: new section added on heroes (and others) who did Dual Roles in westerns and serials ... plus some examples of folks who did multiple roles

September 22: updated biographical info on Steve Clark in Villains & Supporting Players

September 20: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West! ... have now separated Boyd's reviews onto 2 separate webpages --- one for the MOST RECENT reviews and the other has ALL THE REVIEWS

September 19: salary and contract information on Gene Autry and Roy Rogers added to the first page of Gene, Roy & Hoppy

September 18: For nearly two years, Tim McCoy was off the screen and tied up in a law suit against William Pizor of Imperial Pictures for a series of oaters that never were made.  Tradepaper blurb on the court case verdict added to the 2nd page of Tim McCoy

September 14: added a few more images to the 2nd page of Bob Livingston

September 12: added profile on Julie Bishop/Jacqueline Wells to the section on Heroines/Leading Ladies

September 10: Text and graphics added to Phyllis Coates in the section on Heroines/Leading Ladies

September 9: expanded section on Cliff 'Tex' Lyons in Stunt Men & Women, with info and photos courtesy of his daughter-in-law, Deborah Duffy

September 8: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

September 8: Fred Carson added to Stunt Men & Women, with info and photos courtesy of his daughter, Dixie Carson

September 6: the new and official Gene Autry website is now open for business.  Link is on the right side of the Old Corral homepage

September 4: new section added on Rex Bell, the movie cowboy who became Lieutenant Governor of Nevada

September 3: a tidbit on Robert J. Horner planning to do some Spanish language films circa 1939 added to Producer Robert J. Horner

August 29: added filmographies on Gene Autry and Roy Rogers which includes their leading ladies and sidekicks.  You'll find the filmography links on the first page of the Roy, Gene & Hoppy section

August 26: lots of info and photos on the 2001 Golden Boot awards ceremony, presenters and winners in Golden Boot Awards under the 'More Stuff' section

August 25: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

August 25: tradepaper article added to Tex Fletcher, 'The Lonely Cowboy' confirming he was to star in a projected six picture deal

August 24: Smith Ballew updated with info on 2 special CDs from Ballew biographer Geoff Orr

August 23: Frank Ball added to Villains & Supporting Players

August 18: updated Tex Ritter with more images and info on his 'break' from Grand National to Monogram

August 17: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

August 13: Movie poster guru Bruce Hershenson is providing some poster images to Old Corral visitors.  Scroll down the the Old Corral homepage, and look for the link to Bruce's website and the poster image.

August 10: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

August 9: major update of William Boyd/Hopalong Cassidy ... additional text and photos plus Ken O'Rourke provides more info on personal appearances and A. J. Siarkowski writes about the Hoppy gunbelt

August 4: have done several updates during the past couple months to Viruses/Trojans/Worms/Hoaxes/Chain E-mails

August 3: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

July 30: Boyd Magers authors a new webpage on James Warren

July 28: couple of new links added to the In Search Of ... (Obits, Death Records, Soc Security, Burial Locations) page

July 26: Not having much luck getting a birth certificate on Charles Frederick Gebhart. Info on the first page of Buck Jones

July 26: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

July 24: Bill Raymond and Monty Laird are working on a Corriganville Movie Ranch reunion tentatively scheduled for Labor Day weekend, 2002.  Info and link on the first page of the Corriganville Movie Ranch section

July 21: family photos and additional bio info added to Frank LaRue in Villains & Supporting Players

July 19: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

July 18: added new section with updates and expanded coverage on great screen baddie Charles 'Slim' Whitaker

July 17: tidbit on a breakfast meeting with kindly father figure John Elliott added to his page in Villains & Supporting Players

July 17: screen baddie Charlie King a security guard? Info on the 1st page of the section on Charlie King

July 17: first page of the section on Tom Keene updated with info on his job as 'Mayor of Sherman Oaks' as well as a messy love triangle and divorce.

July 16: added filmography on Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage to the section on the RPS in Singers, Musicians, Groups

July 11: singer/songwriter Don McLean (American Pie) wrote a poem about Hopalong Cassidy which was inside his American Pie album.  There's a link to the poem off the first page of William Boyd/Hopalong Cassidy

July 10: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

July 5: Bill Russell authors a new webpage on The Hoxie Brothers, Jack and Al

July 3: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

July 3: if you're writing to the Social Security Administration for copies of a person's Soc Sec application, be aware of significant price increases that are effective July 1, 2001.  Info and a link to the fee schedule is on the In Search Of ... page in the More Stuff section

July 2: photo of burly baddie Dick Alexander at the Motion Picture Home added to his section in Villains & Supporting Players

July 1: updated the page on the Golden Boot Awards to include mention of some of the B-western heroes and performers who have NOT been honored with an award

June 27: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

June 25: 'Buck Jones in a crowd scene' added to Photo Fun

June 22: new page added on TV Westerns under the More Stuff section ... contains a bunch of links to external websites dealing with TV shows of the 1950s-1960s

June 21: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

June 20: the fade (death) of the B-western is chronicled in The End Of The Trail in the section Ramblings & Writings

June 15: Frank Lackteen and Charles Stevens added to Villains & Supporting Players

June 11: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

June 9: Hal Price added to Villains & Supporting Players

June 8: Have done several updates during the past month to Viruses/Trojans/Worms/Hoaxes/Chain E-mails

June 5: added Buck Jones' holster and gunbelt to Gunbelt Trivia

June 5: the In Search Of ... page has info on the Social Security Death Index, California Death Records, etc.  Have expanded it to include burial locations, obituary info, vital record locator, etc.

June 5: Duane Fulk provides a report and photos on the 2001 Hoppy Fest, and a link is on the first page of William Boyd/Hopalong Cassidy. Duane's report also includes info on the status of the Allan Lane DAREDEVILS OF THE WEST cliffhanger

June 4: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

June 3: new webpage added on Jim Bannon, the fourth and last of the movie Red Ryders

May 30: added filmography on Bob Wills and photos and bio on Ozie Waters to the section on Singers, Musicians, Groups

May 27: Boyd Magers authors a new webpage on John (Johnny) Carpenter

May 26: ad for his movie ranch added to Jack Ingram in Villains & Supporting Players

May 21: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

May 21: Tom Mix Festival info and dates added to Bobby Copeland's Bunkhouse News

May 20: more images added to Duncan Renaldo

May 20: more images added to The Cisco Kid

May 19: Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro expanded with more info and images

May 17: Bill Russell authors a new webpage on Lane Chandler ... Chandler was covered in Villains & Supporting Players, but we pulled him from there and gave him expanded coverage in Heroes

May 13: major update to Jack Ingram in Villains & Supporting Players, including a brochure from Ingram's Western Musical Stage Show

May 13: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

May 13: updates made to Harry Carey, including some additional info from Marilyn Fix Carey

May 9: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

May 3: info and photos added on the Art Jarrett - Lee Powell - Al St. John trio series that was left in the lurch when Grand National folded ... in the section called Trios That Weren't Official Trios under Cowboy Trio Series.

May 2: Bobby Copeland reports the cancellation of the 2001 Buck Jones Festival in Bobby Copeland's Bunkhouse News

May 1: PALS OF THE SADDLE, John Wayne's first appearance as 'Stony Brooke', is added to Dennis Landadio's reviews of the Three Mesquiteers' films under the Cowboy Trio Series section

April 30: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

April 22: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

April 20: Paul Fix added to Villains & Supporting Players

April 18: In Gunbelt Trivia, updated Sammy Baugh and added some photos of Lash LaRue's various gunbelts

April 17: HEROES OF THE HILLS added to Dennis Landadio's reviews of the Three Mesquiteers' films under the Cowboy Trio Series section

April 16: Cast & crew info added to Dennis Landadio's reviews of the Three Mesquiteers' films under the Cowboy Trio Series section

April 16: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

April 14: updates to Smith Ballew, including band and radio show photos courtesy of Geoffery Orr who wrote the authoritative bio on Ballew's career

April 10: lobby card showing a villainous Gordon Elliott (before his days as 'Wild Bill') added to the section on Smith Ballew

April 10: some updates on the Lone Ranger --- on the Old Corral homepage, scroll down the right side and you'll find the link

April 9: Les Adams provides a complete update to the names and film counts for the Heroines --- in the Statistics and Film Counts section, not the Heroines/Leading Ladies biographical/photo section

April 9: new webpage added on Smith Ballew

April 9: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

April 4: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

April 3: info on the comic book career of Hoot Gibson added to Hoot Gibson as well as the section on Cowboy Comic Books

April 2: RIDERS OF THE BLACK HILLS added to Dennis Landadio's reviews of the Three Mesquiteers' films under the Cowboy Trio Series section

April 2: back from a weeks visit with my 88 year old Father in Maryland. Easy on the e-mails to me as I have several hundred to wade through that arrived during the week we were gone.

March 21: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

March 16: Bill Russell authors a new webpage on Harry Carey

March 15: On the Old Corral homepage (right side) is the March 13 press release from Starz Encore's Westerns channel on their original program about Hopalong Cassidy and expanded westerns lineup.

March 14: Photos and info on the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame induction added to Johnny Mack Brown.  Photos provided by JMB's daughter and son, Cynthia Brown Hale and Lachlan Brown, respectively, as well as the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. Link is on the first page of the JMB section.

March 13: Bill Russell and Boyd Magers author a new webpage on Hoot Gibson

March 12: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

March 11: 2 new photos added to Photo Fun

March 9: Tex Cooper added to Villains & Supporting Players

March 8: Dan White added to Villains & Supporting Players

March 7: additional photos of their horses added to Roy Rogers and Gene Autry sections in Trusty Steeds

March 4: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

February 27: Barbara Weeks, Veda Ann Borg, and Sheila Bromley/LeGay/Manners/Mannors/Manors added to Heroines/Leading Ladies

February 26: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

February 25: Bob Woodward added to The Stunt Men & Women

February 21: new section added to chronicle the regular players and stunt folks who drove the wagons and stagecoaches in At The Reins ... The Drivers

February 21: OUTLAWS OF SONORA added to Dennis Landadio's reviews of the Three Mesquiteers' films under the Cowboy Trio Series section

February 20: A new John Doe #2 needs to be identified in Who's That Face?

February 20: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

February 19: Doug Bruton writes about Dale Evans in Heroines/Leading Ladies

February 16: two dozen more ladies added to Heroines/Leading Ladies

February 16: Slingin' Sammy Baugh did start out in the KING OF THE TEXAS RANGERS serial with a two-gun rig, and then one holster was gone.  Photos and info in the second page of Gunbelt Trivia

February 12: Barney Beasley added to The "Henchies"

February 12: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

February 11: John Doe#1 wasn't Herman Nolan ... and John Doe#2 has been identified ... take a look in Who's That Face?

February 11: Lew Morphy, ,Herman Nolan John Beach, Earl Askam, Olin Francis, Carl 'Kansas' Moehring, Jack Kenney, Pascale Perry, Carl Sepulveda, Archie Twitchell and Francis Walker added to The "Henchies"

February 10: William Desmond added to Villains & Supporting Players

February 9: sad to report the passing of Old Corral contributor Ancel Cook.  You'll find photos of Ancel with some of his favorite western film performers in the Memories section of the Old Corral

February 9: Chris-Pin Martin added to the Saddle Pals & Sidekicks section

February 8: new section added on the Cisco Kid films with commentary by Les Adams

February 8: George Houston updated with info on the Billy the Kid series that he was to star in for PDC/PRC

February 7: sad to report the passing of Dale Evans

February 6: Charles B. Murphy added to Villains & Supporting Players

February 5: Ted Lorch, Franklyn Farnum, Murdock McQuarrie, Fred Parker and Horace B. Carpenter added to Villains & Supporting Players

February 4: additional info and photos of their horses added to Bob Steele, Russell Hayden, Tim Holt, Jack Randall, others, in Trusty Steeds

February 4: Les Adams provides a complete update to Prolific Performers, and the revision includes additional names and updated film counts

February 4: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

February 3: Dick Botiller added to The "Henchies"

January 28: Eddie Parker added to The Stunt Men & Women

January 28: William Boyd / Hopalong Cassidy section is completely updated with filmography, photos of his gunbelt, more

January 28: Cliff 'Ukelele Ike' Edwards added to the Saddle Pals & Sidekicks section

January 26: Cliff Parkinson added to The "Henchies"

January 26: Richard 'Dick' Cramer added to Villains & Supporting Players

January 25: House Peters, Jr. added to Villains & Supporting Players

January 23: new section added to the Stuntmen and Women to chronicle their Day At The Office

January 23: photos and some pressbook material added to Don Barry

January 22: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

January 22: Paul Dellinger authors a new webpage on George O'Brien

January 20: some additional info and photos of their horses added to Tom Tyler and Jimmy Wakely in Trusty Steeds

January 19: looks like one of our John Does has been identified ... take a look in Who's That Face?

January 19: 2 more photos from Ed Phillips added to Photo Fun

January 18: more details on stuntman Henry Wills' background, film and TV work added to The Stunt Men & Women

January 17: CALL THE MESQUITEERS added to Dennis Landadio's reviews of the Three Mesquiteers' films under the Cowboy Trio Series section

January 14: Carol Henry added to The "Henchies"

January 14: Bill Russell authors a new webpage on Wayne Morris

January 14: pressbook cover for THE PHANTOM EMPIRE and a pressbook ad for THE MIRACLE RIDER added to the first page of Cowboy Cliffhangers

January 13: Henry Wills and Ted Wells (Hoppy's frequent double) added to The Stunt Men & Women

January 13: added some additional movie artwork to the first page on shoestring producers Robert J. Horner and Victor Adamson/Denver Dixon

January 12: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

January 11: advertising herald added to Herb Jeffries, the "Bronze Buckaroo"

January 10: updated biography on Edmund Cobb in the Villains & Supporting Players section

January 10: take a look at the pressbook announcement from Universal regarding their Lone Ranger serial in The "Lost" Lone Ranger Serials

January 9: added sections chronicling two shoestring producers, Robert J. Horner and Victor Adamson/Denver Dixon

January 7: new webpage added on Herb Jeffries, the "Bronze Buckaroo"

January 7: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

January 2: 3 more photos from Ed Phillips added to Photo Fun

January 1, 2001: take a look at several great photos added to the first page of The Stunt Men & Women ... includes one of Bill Boyd/Hoppy with his double waiting in the wings



Year 2000 Changes/Updates are listed below:

December 31: King Nappy was Hoppy's first white horse before Topper ... check out the Hopalong Cassidy section under Trusty Steeds/Movie Horses

December 31: rearranged some menu items on the Old Corral homepage

December 30: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

December 29: Bill Russell authors a new webpage on Bill Cody

December 28: sad to report the passing of tough guy Leo Gordon

December 24: Patrick Curtis writes about his friend George Montgomery in a new section on this western film hero who learned his trade in the 1930s at Republic Pictures in films like THE LONE RANGER serial

December 24: Boyd Magers and Ed Tabor provide some info on National Pictures, Gulf Coast Studios relative to the mystery photo from Ed Phillips in Photo Fun

December 23: Two of more prolific kid stars of the 1930s, Tommy and Sonny Bupp, have been added to the Saddle Pals & Sidekicks section

December 21: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

December 20: Les Adams provides a complete update to Prolific Performers, and the update includes additional names and updated film counts

December 20: good at recognizing faces ... take a look at the new section called Who's That Face?

December 20: mystery photo from Ed Phillips added to Photo Fun

December 16: Les Adams writes about Big Little Books in a new section named the same

December 15: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

December 13: sad to report the passing of George Montgomery and Marie Windsor

December 12: cast and crew shot added to Photo Fun

December 11: Jack Jones added to The Stunt Men & Women

December 9: Cliff 'Tex' Lyons added to The Stunt Men & Women

December 7: THE PURPLE VIGILANTES added to Dennis Landadio's reviews of the Three Mesquiteers' films under the Cowboy Trio Series section

December 6: Jack Jones and Tommy Coats added to The "Henchies" which is located in Villains & Supporting Players

December 5: two Christmas season viruses, 'Navidad' and 'Music', are spreading fast.  There's no excuse for getting and spreading a virus to all users on your e-mail address book, since several A-V programs are free for home and personal users.  Info in the Viruses/Trojans/Worms/Hoaxes/Chain E-mails section.

December 5: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

December 2: great 1920s shot of twin brothers Bill and Bob Bradbury added to the first page of the section on Bob Steele

December 1: new section added called Photo Fun which will highlight some of the more unique, unusual or wacky photos from the old western movies

November 29: Chuck Baldra added to The "Henchies" which is located in Villains & Supporting Players

November 29: additional photos and information on the singing groups, The Arizona Wranglers and Range Riders, added to Music Mountain

November 28: new webpage added on singing cowboy Ken Curtis who portrayed Festus on GUNSMOKE and was a member of the Sons of the Pioneers singing group

November 27: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

November 26: added new section called Trios That Weren't Official Trios under Cowboy Trio Series.  These were 'triple hero' oaters that weren't officially billed as a trio series, nor did they carry a unique trio name

November 23: Bill Cappello writes about Dorothy Page, Grand National's singin' cowgirl

November 22: info on the current 'Tex Ritter Fan Club' added to Tex Ritter

November 21: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

November 21: info on the comic book career of Tex Ritter added to Tex Ritter as well as the section on Cowboy Comic Books

November 15: film totals and obituary added to Dick Foran

November 13: new webpage added on singing cowboy Dick Foran

November 11: Reed Howes and Carleton Young added to Villains & Supporting Players

November 10: Tom Smith, Chick Hannan and Archie Ricks added to The "Henchies" which is located in Villains & Supporting Players

November 8: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

November 7: added Dale Evans to Heroines/Leading Ladies

November 5: Fred Kohler Junior & Senior added to Villains & Supporting Players

November 3: Tristram 'Tris' Coffin added to Villains & Supporting Players

November 3: Roy Bucko, Buck Bucko, Bud McClure, Merrill McCormick, Frank McCarroll, Roy Brent, Al Taylor, Ray Jones, and 'Black Jack' Ward added to The "Henchies" which is located in Villains & Supporting Players

October 30: some updates & fixes to The "Henchies" which is located in Villains & Supporting Players

October 29: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

October 25: you may be able to spot a familiar face in a new section called The "Henchies" which is located in Villains & Supporting Players

October 25: a few photos of Charlie King in non-western roles added to Charlie King in his section under Villains & Supporting Players

October 24: Frank Ellis added to Villains & Supporting Players

October 24: some additional photos and info added to Saddle Pals & Sidekicks section, including youngsters Bill Cody, Jr. and Andy Shuford, second lead John James, and saddle pals Slim Summerville and Milburn Morante.

October 23: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

October 23: father figure Charles K. French added to Villains & Supporting Players

October 22: Big, burly baddie Roger Williams added to Villains & Supporting Players

October 22: Lloyd Ingraham added to Villains & Supporting Players

October 21: couple photos of Hoppy, Roy, Russ Hayden, more from the Western Hall of Fame Hoss Opera gathering at the Olympic Auditorium in L.A on November 28, 1948 added to the second page in Behind the Scenes ...

October 21: John Elliott added to Villains & Supporting Players

October 19: Hans Wollstein authors a new webpage on Buddy Roosevelt

October 17: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

October 17: Stanley Price added to Villains & Supporting Players

October 15: Cy Kendall added to Villains & Supporting Players

October 15: Ian Keith added to Villains & Supporting Players

October 15: Weldon Heyburn added to Villains & Supporting Players

October 14: Rocky Camron/Gene Alsace added to Villains & Supporting Players

October 14: Frank LaRue added to Villains & Supporting Players

October 13: added Christine McIntyre to Heroines/Leading Ladies

October 10: added June Storey to Heroines/Leading Ladies

October 9: some additional images and graphics added to Edmund Cobb in Villains & Supporting Players

October 9: couple of circus photos added to Tom Mix

October 9: flyer on the 'Smiley Burnette Fan Club' added to Smiley Burnette in the Saddle Pals & Sidekicks section

October 8: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

October 6-7: there was a network outage or cable cut that affected my ISP beginning around 11:00 a.m. Chicago time on Friday, October 6, and service was out to the entire ISP and all of its users.  Thus, the Old Corral was not available, along with all the other websites running on SurfNet.  Service was restored about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 7.

September 30: Updated my bio and also added some statistics on the Old Corral website.  You'll find these at the bottom of the leftside menu listing on the Old Corral homepage

September 29: Grave marker photos of two of Chief Thunder Cloud's horses added to the first page of Trusty Steeds

September 28: WILD HORSE RODEO added to Dennis Landadio's reviews of the Three Mesquiteers' films under the Cowboy Trio Series section

September 26: new webpage added on Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro, another of the silent and early sound western film heroes who migrated into supporting roles

September 25: updated Tex Ritter with a photo of Tex's wife, Dorothy Fay, and you'll find that on the first page of the Ritter section

September 25: updated Tim Holt with a couple photos of his family at the first 'Tim Holt's Day' celebration in Harrah, Oklahoma, in 1975

September 18: new webpage added on Jack Perrin

September 16: check out the 'kids/juvenile' section under Saddle Pals & Sidekicks as there are some additional photos, movie artwork, and mini-bios on some of the western movie youngsters

September 15: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

September 14: updated Tex Ritter with a few more photos of his sidekicks and a group shot from the NY stage play, Green Grow the Lilacs

September 13: info on the comic book career of Jimmy Wakely added to Jimmy Wakely and Cowboy Comic Books

September 12: Les Adams did another run on his western film database, and we put together some film release numbers, statistics and graphs in a new section titled The Western ... By The Numbers!

September 10: new webpage added on singing cowboy Tex Williams

September 6: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

August 30: Filmography, trivia and other stuff added to webpage on bad guy Charlie King, and you'll find the link off the Old Corral homepage as well as in Villains & Supporting Players

August 30: new webpage added on Tex Fletcher, 'The Lonely Cowboy', who starred in only one B western

August 29: did a long overdue update to the Acknowledgment/Thanks page

August 29: Kenneth MacDonald added to Villains & Supporting Players

August 27: began a new section titled The Stunt Men & Women. Moved the webpages on Dave Sharpe and Yak Canutt from 'Heroes' and put them here.  New material is in the More Stunt Men & Women webpage

August 26: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

August 25: Remember Sunset Carson wearing his guns 'Bill Elliott style'? Photo added to the first page of Sunset Carson

August 24: THE TRIGGER TRIO added to Dennis Landadio's reviews of the Three Mesquiteers' films under the Cowboy Trio Series section

August 23: some photos and remembrances from Larry Imber added to Memories

August 22: filmographies for Tex Ritter and his wife Dorothy Fay added to Tex Ritter

August 21: new webpage added on Tex Ritter

August 18: some additional info and photos of Roy Rogers and his Triggers added to Trusty Steeds

August 18: some text changes and filmography added to Jay Wilsey (Buffalo Bill, Jr.)

August 18: updated the Golden Boot Awards to reflect the 2000 award winners and presenters

August 17: Earl Dwire added to Villains & Supporting Players

August 15: some text changes and more photos and lobby cards added to Jay Wilsey (Buffalo Bill, Jr.)

August 15: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

August 13: new webpage added on Bob Custer

August 11: new webpage added on Rex Lease

August 9: listing of film titles and sidekicks for Don Barry's starring westerns at Republic added to Don Barry

August 7: Read about our fav western film heroes battlin' the Axis in the new section called The Westerns Go To War!

August 6: new webpage added on Don Barry

August 6: new webpage added on Jay Wilsey (Buffalo Bill, Jr.)

August 6: Jack 'Pappy' Kirk added to Villains & Supporting Players

August 3: The Old Corral website takes about 30 megs of space on SurfNet's web server, and some of you know that I was running low on space.  Thanks again to SurfNet --- just got an additional 20 megs for the Old Corral

July 28: some 'film facts and statistics', as well as an interesting link to the official Ralston website, added to the third page of Tom Mix

July 27: VCI is releasing the 27 Republic Red Ryder features as well as the RR serial with Don Barry, and you can find info on the Red Ryder page

July 19: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

July 16: over the past month or so, I've added some new comic book covers on Jimmy Wakely, Gabby Hayes, Tim McCoy, Buster Crabbe, Whip Wilson to Cowboy Comic Books

July 10: a few more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

July 9: Filmography added to Harry S. Webb and the Webb Family in Ramblings & Writings

July 6: HEART OF THE ROCKIES added to Dennis Landadio's reviews of the Three Mesquiteers films in the Cowboy Trio Series section

July 5: Director/producer Harry S. Webb, along with B. B. Ray, owned Reliable Pictures and later, Metropolitan Pictures.  Learn more about Harry and the 'Webb Family in Hollywood' in Ramblings & Writings. There's some great photos and info provided by Harry's son and grandson, Bob Webb and Mark Webb, respectively.

July 4: info on the comic book career of Ken Maynard added to Ken Maynard and Cowboy Comic Books

July 4: some additional Tom Mix circus related material added to Tom Mix, including a photo of his Cord Phaeton 'death car'

July 3-4: Problems --- I have some images stored on web server space on AOL, and these are mostly the circus-related photos and poster images as well as some book cover images.  AOL is experiencing problems with their file servers, and in particular, with delivering/downloading jpg and gif images.  If you see some 'busted images' (shown with the 'red X' in Internet Explorer), they are probably on AOL. This appears to have been fixed as of July 4.

June 30: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

June 27: Paul Dellinger authors a new webpage on Kirby Grant, Universal's last B western hero and TV's SKY KING

June 25: Larry Imber and I write about Mascot boss Nat Levine in Ramblings & Writings

June 23: Paul Dellinger authors a new webpage on Rod Cameron

June 19: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

June 12: added a list of external websites that have message boards relating to serials, westerns, etc. Scroll down the leftside menu on the Old Corral homepage until you get to the MISC section, and the Message Board link is there.

June 12: more details of Tom Tyler's childhood and teen years added to the first page of Tom Tyler ... plus several photos added from Tyler's tour with Reliable Pictures

June 12: Lansing Sexton provides info and history on the comic run of Monte Hale, and that same info has been added to Cowboy Comic Books

June 11: Larry Imber writes about the later days of Charles Starrett, the Durango Kid

June 8: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

June 8: Update on Roy Barcroft's real name added to Roy Barcroft in Villains & Supporting Players

June 5: photo of Russ Hayden and Charles Starrett added to Charles Starrett, the Durango Kid

May 30: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

May 26: photo of 'Do Not Disturb' grave marker added to Bob Livingston

May 26: added photo of grave marker for Lynne Roberts in Heroines

May 23: new webpage added on Charles Starrett, the Durango Kid

May 22: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

May 19: new webpage added on Buck Jones

May 10: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

May 8: some details of Tom Tyler's childhood and teen years added to the first page of Tom Tyler

May 3: more film reviews added to The Best (and Worst) of the West!

May 1: Boyd Magers provides some details on the later life of Eddie Dew, who directed about half of the SERGEANT PRESTON TV shows

April 26: added new B western review section titled The Best (and Worst) of the West!, Reviews and Observations on B-Westerns by Boyd Magers

April 21: sorry for no updates for a while, but this week, had my front yard dug up to replace the old clay tile sewer lines with new plastic pipes.  The yard looks like a bomb hit it.  Self and family starts the cleanup and repair tomorrow ... followed by a load of black dirt and grass seed.  Ugh!

April 12: updated webpage on Tom Mix with info and tidbits from Mix expert Bud Norris

April 9: new webpage added on Tom Mix

April 8: new webpage added on Bob Allen and Jack Luden

April 8: photo of the Hoosier Hot Shots novelty singin' group added to Music Mountain

April 8: link to grave marker added to Clayton Moore

April 2: Julian Rivero added to Villains & Supporting Players

April 2: updated webpage on Ken Maynard with some additional info from Boyd Magers on Maynard 'artifacts' and his appearance in the 'missing' MARSHAL OF WINDY HOLLOW film

April 1: Picture of George Houston on the Blair Academy Track Relay team added to George Houston

March 29: Fred 'Snowflake' Toones added to Villains & Supporting Players

March 28: Hooper Atchley added to Villains & Supporting Players

March 27: Sherry Tansey added to Villains & Supporting Players

March 26: updated webpage on Ken Maynard with a few more pictures, comic book cover, additional text, info on how to identify Tarzan, more.

March 24: added new webpage on CDs/Audio which may help you locate a compact disc, LP, audio cassette, etc.

March 22: new webpage added on Ken Maynard

March 18: Pictures from Dale Berry added to Kenne Duncan in Villains & Supporting Players

March 15: added new webpage on Internet Auctions which may help you locate a poster, lobby card, comic book, etc.

March 13: Thx to Boyd Magers and Dale Berry for the updated info/clarification on the exact cause of death of Kenne Duncan in Villains & Supporting Players

March 12: Mary Lee, teenaged songstress in many of the Gene Autry films, added to Heroines

March 8: additional photos and info added on the Sons of the Pioneers singin' group in Music Mountain

March 5: Ruth Mix, the daughter of Tom Mix, added to Heroines

March 4: some additional info added about Tom Tyler and all his hosses in Trusty Steeds

March 3: Boyd Magers writes about Buck Jones and the 1942 Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire in Ramblings & Writings

March 2: new webpage on Videotape/DVD may help you locate a western or cliffhanger

March 2: added new webpage on Online Movies ('Streaming Videos') so you can watch a movie on your PC

February 28: new webpage on Duncan 'Cisco Kid' Renaldo is online and special thanks to Paul Dellinger for authoring the text/bio info

February 28: new webpage added on John 'Dusty' King of Monogram's Range Busters

February 23: Hans J. Wollstein writes about the WAMPAS Baby Stars, many of whom became western and serial heroines.  The writeup is in the Heroines section.

February 23: Marion Shilling added to Heroines.

February 22: another 'memorial' publication added to Clayton Moore

February 22: Tom Tyler was a singing cowboy? Check out page 1 of the section on Tom Tyler

February 21: now you can do a search within the Old Corral and a Search link is on the homepage. Thx to several of the Old Corral regulars that helped with the testing on this.

February 15: some links added to Gunbelt Trivia

February 12: some info on publications added to Clayton Moore

February 12: photo of Rex Rossi, ace stuntman and double for Bob Steele, added to the second page of the section on Bob Steele

January 17: Donna Martell added to Heroines.

January 16: a few updates to the narrative section on the first two pages of Bob Steele

January 12: Thx to Alice Flick for her info and article on the January 8 Memorial Service for Rex Allen

January 9: new Gunbelt Trivia section added

January 8: Couple of new photos of Tim McCoy added to his page under Trusty Steeds

January 7: Check out the page on Bill Elliott and Allan Lane in Trusty Steeds. Apparently, Elliott's horse 'Thunder' was sold to Allan Lane and became 'Black Jack'

January 6: there's more great info from Les Adams in Ramblings & Writings.  Check out the new Sagebrush Trivia ... Who Was That Barfly?

January 3, 2000: new webpage on John Wayne is online and chronicles his career up to the 1939 film STAGECOACH



Year 1999 Changes/Updates are listed below:

December 29: new webpage on Monte Hale is online and special thanks to Paul Dellinger for authoring the text/bio info

December 28: new webpage added to honor and remember Clayton Moore

December 27: Ernie Adams added to Villains & Supporting Players

December 26: new section added on Bob Steele

December 18: Birth certificate received and a copy posted to Allan Lane

December 16: added a few more photos to 'Wild Bill' Elliott. Included are a couple of new closeups of his gun and holster set from his work at Columbia Pictures.

December 15: there's more great statistics and info from Les Adams in Ramblings & Writings.  New section added on the Producers.

December 15: Bobby J. Copeland's new book, B-Western Boot Hill, has been added to Books/Print Media/Audio

December 14: info on Lee Powell's wife along with a photo of his grave marker at the 'Punchbowl' in Hawaii added to Lee Powell

December 13: Early photo of a young Rex Allen from his Barn Dance days added to the first page of the section on Rex Allen

December 13: Les Adams ran his database and identified 5 'Prolific Performers' who did NOT appear in the Hopalong Cassidy films, and that info is on the second page of the section on Bill Boyd / Hopalong Cassidy

December 13: Lansing Sexton provides info and history on the comic run of Bill Elliott, and that same info has been added to Cowboy Comic Books

December 11: photo added on Virginia Vale, frequent leading lady to George O'Brien, added in Heroines

December 11: couple of photos of Roy and his several 'Triggers' added to Trusty Steeds

December 8: Oooops ... apparently, I uploaded a draft version of the Tom Keene pages minus some text and pics.  Corrected copy is now online.

December 7: new webpage added on Tom Keene

December 6: Lansing Sexton provides info and history on the Red Ryder comics in Red Ryder, and that same info has been added to Cowboy Comic Books

December 3: more great statistics and info from Les Adams in Ramblings & Writings.  This new section covers the Prolific Script and Story Authors and Developers.

November 30: new webpage on Alan 'Rocky' Lane is now online and special thanks to Paul Dellinger for authoring the text/bio info

November 28: a close up of Bill Elliott's two gun rig from his Columbia film days added to 'Wild Bill' Elliott

November 27: 1990s photos of Beth Marion and Adrian Booth added to their pages in Heroines

November 25: new webpage identifying the winners of the annual Golden Boot Awards

November 24: J. P. Fannie sent a nice scan of a comic book cover and it's been added to 'Wild Bill' Elliott

November 23: expanded coverage on Gabby Hayes in Saddle Pals & Sidekicks

November 22-23: more photos added to 'Wild Bill' Elliott

November 21: Martin Grams, Jr. provides some details about the Hopalong Cassidy radio show in Bill Boyd / Hopalong Cassidy

November 21: more lobby cards and stuff added to 'Wild Bill' Elliott, including a closeup of his two gun rig from the Red Ryder film series

November 20: new webpage on 'Wild Bill' Elliott is now online and special thanks to Paul Dellinger for authoring the text/bio info

November 18: Les Adams provides some great film appearance statistics on the female performers.  Check out 'THE HEROINES' and 'THE CHARACTER ACTRESSES' in the Ramblings & Writings section.

November 15: Saddle Pals & Sidekicks now includes expanded coverage on Smiley Burnette

November 13: Les Adams provides some great statistical and historical info on the directors of western films.  Check out 'THE PROLIFIC DIRECTORS' in the Ramblings & Writings section.

October 31: updated Viruses/Trojan Horses/Worms

October 28: Si Jenks added to Saddle Pals & Sidekicks.

October 28: added a new section on Red Ryder in films and TV

October 28: added a couple pictures to Virginia Herrick in Heroines.

October 26: Les Adams provides some great statistical and historical info on our favorite western film players.  Check out 'THE PROLIFIC PERFORMERS' in the Ramblings & Writings section.

October 26: updated info on Jimmy Ellison in James Ellison & Russell Hayden

October 26: update made to Bobby Copeland's Bunkhouse News

October 23: new webpage added on Dave 'Tex' O'Brien

October 23: Horace Murphy added to Villains & Supporting Players

October 21: Don K. 'Little Brown Jug' Reynolds and Tommy Cook added to Saddle Pals & Sidekicks.  Both Cook and Reynolds played 'Little Beaver' in Red Ryder films.

October 20: Joe Strauch, Jr. , who portrayed Smiley Burnette's nephew 'Tadpole', added to Saddle Pals & Sidekicks

October 19: Whip Wilson added to Cowboy Comics

October 16: Mark Tourin writes about Lorna Gray - Adrian Booth in Heroines

October 16: new memories section with pictures from Andy Southard added to Memories

October 12: Virginia Herrick added to Heroines. Virginia will be attending the upcoming Asheville, NC Film Festival on November 11-13

October 10: Saddle Pals & Sidekicks now has expanded coverage on Max Terhune and Al 'Fuzzy' St. John

October 9: new webpage added on Ray 'Crash' Corrigan

October 8: made a few updates to Sunset Carson

October 6: Re-did the Trusty Steeds section to make maneuvering a tad easier

October 5: new webpage on Sunset Carson is now online and special thanks to Paul Dellinger for authoring the text/bio info

October 5: Tim Holt added to Cowboy Comics

October 4: Tim Holt on Duke, Tom Keene on a paint, and a great color shot of Johnny Mack Brown on that un-named white hoss from his Universal serials added to Trusty Steeds

October 3: Tim McCoy and Sunset Carson info added to Cowboy Comics

October 1: lots of details, including Pasadena Playhouse work, added to Morris Ankrum in Villains & Supporting Players

September 30: added new webpage called Cowboy Comics to chronicle the comic book adventures of our favorite western movie heroes

September 29: Morris Ankrum and John (Bob) Cason added to Villains & Supporting Players

September 28: info on Gene Autry's acquisition of Champion Jr. added to Trusty Steeds

September 28: some updates to the new webpage on Bob Livingston

September 26: new webpage added on Bob Livingston, a member of the Three Mesquiteers, PRC's second Lone Rider, and the second cinema Lone Ranger

September 23: re-did the Old Corral homepage, adding the menu along the left side to make it easier and quicker to navigate and minimize screen scrolling.  Thanks to the dozen or so 'Old Corral regulars' who helped with the testing and review of the new homepage.

September 20: added photo of Range Buster John 'Dusty' King riding Lucky to Trusty Steeds

September 20: fast talking Earle Hodgins added to Villains & Supporting Players

September 19: Douglas Fowley added to Villains & Supporting Players

September 17: Added the remaining circus material from Fred Pfening, Jr. to Under the Big Top

September 14: added photos of Bob Livingston on either Shamrock or Starlight, and another pic of Gene Autry and the original Champion to Trusty Steeds

September 13: added photos of Eddie Dean and Copper, Jim Bannon and Thunder, Max Terhune and Banjo to Trusty Steeds

September 12: added more photos of Charles Starrett and Raider to Trusty Steeds

September 11: Added a new section called Under the Big Top to chronicle the silver screen cowboys that performed with, or owned, circuses and wild west shows

September 11: added a few more photos to Trusty Steeds

September 9: some great info and photos of a teenaged Tim Holt during his years at Culver Military Academy added to Tim Holt

September 8: more pics and info added to Harry Lauter in Villains & Supporting Players

September 6: Added a new section called Music Mountain which is a salute to the B western film singing groups and performers

September 6: Harry Lauter added to Villains & Supporting Players, and there's some interesting info and photos from Harry's wife Doris

September 4: new memories section with pictures from Ancel Cook added to Memories

September 3: AOL users only may want to click on the AOL link on the Old Corral homepage for info and problem solving

August 31: if you haven't visited Links in a while, take a look as there's lots of new/updated website links on the page, including a new section on Comic Book History & Reprints

August 30: got rid of the 'red buttons' on the Old Corral homepage

August 30: added photos of Tom Mix on Tony (Senior), Allan Lane/Red Ryder on Thunder and some more Autry/Champion pics to Trusty Steeds

August 28: The monthly The Old Cowboy Picture Show (TOCPS) added to Books/Print Media/Audio

August 28: Update made to Bobby Copeland's Bunkhouse News

August 26: Wally Vernon added to Saddle Pals & Sidekicks

August 25: added photos of Bill Elliott on Sonny and Don Barry and Cyclone and Tim Holt on Lightning to Trusty Steeds

August 13 evening - August 24 evening: Old Corral is 'off the air'

August 9: Les Adams writes about favorite baddie Charlie King in Writings & Ramblings

August 6: Les Adams adds some tidbits about the fourth Three Mesquiteers adventure, RIDERS OF THE WHISTLING SKULL.  Look in the Dennis Landadio's reviews, which can be found off the Old Corral homepage or in Cowboy Trio Series section

August 6: RANGE DEFENDERS added to Dennis Landadio's reviews of the Three Mesquiteers films.  You can find Dennis' reviews off the Old Corral homepage or in the Cowboy Trio Series section

August 6: info on Karl Whitezel's book on Buster Crabbe added to Books/Print Media/Audio

August 6: more movie horse stuff added to Trusty Steeds

August 6: Charles 'Ming' Middleton added to Villains

August 5: more movie horses added to Trusty Steeds

August 4: those great movie horses are covered in a new section called Trusty Steeds

August 1: added some newspaper ads to the 'Trials and Tribulations of a Poverty Row Producer' writeup in Writings & Ramblings

July 31: Forrest Taylor, Al Bridge and Slim Whitaker added to Villains

July 30-31: added a few more photos and info to Heroines

July 29: apparently some of you were having problems with the 'red buttons' on the Old Corral homepage.  I re-did them tonight.  Let me know if there are any problems viewing them now.  (Thx for letting me know, Andy!)

July 28: 'Arkansas' 'Slim' Andrews added to Saddle Pals & Sidekicks section

July 28: Update made to Bobby Copeland's Bunkhouse News

July 25: Eddie Waller and Buzz Henry added to Saddle Pals & Sidekicks section

July 23: Ed Tabor has provided an expanded writeup on cowboy singer and saddle pal Johnny Bond, and you'll find that in the Saddle Pals & Sidekicks section

July 23: Update made to Bobby Copeland's Bunkhouse News

July 21: updated the Links page ... added new links and grouped the links into major categories

July 20: added the Motion Picture Herald and Boxoffice popularity ratings on cowboy performers to Writings & Ramblings

July 19: a long overdue update to the Acknowledgment/Thanks page has been done, and my sincere appreciation to all the Old Corral contributors

July 19: added a new section called Writings & Ramblings which will be the place for certain tidbits about the ol' B western film

July 18: more lobby card images added to Buster Crabbe, Rex Allen and James Ellison & Russell Hayden

July 17: Rex Allen page updated with current photo of heroine Mary Ellen Kay from Bill Sasser and details on Rex's comic books, courtesy of Lansing Sexton

July 16: photos from Bill Sasser added to the pages on Rex Allen and James Ellison & Russell Hayden

July 15: the webpage on The Arizona Cowboy, Rex Allen, is now online and special thanks to Paul Dellinger for authoring the text/bio info

July 14: Andy Southard provided a bunch of pictures of Fred Scott receiving the Golden Boot award in 1988

July 14: Updates made to Bobby Copeland's Bunkhouse News

July 12: Joe Baldoni provided a poster image of Tom Tyler and his one-time wife Jeanne Martel in ORPHAN OF THE PECOS

July 12: Updates made to Bobby Copeland's Bunkhouse News

July 11: Bill Sasser provided a photo of Jimmy Ellison in his later years and it's on the James Ellison & Russell Hayden page

July 11: The Old Corral webmaster is back from about 10 days of vacation and raring to go!

July 2: Thx to Scott Groll for providing a photo of the grave marker of Jack Randall

July 2: made minor updates to Saddle Pals & Sidekicks section, and added portrait shots of Andy Devine and Fuzzy Knight

July 1: photo of Jennifer Holt with Rod Cameron added to her page in Heroines

July 1: a few more photos added to Buster Crabbe and Eddie Dew

June 29: new page added on 'Hoppy's pals', James Ellison & Russell Hayden

June 28: made minor updates to Saddle Pals & Sidekicks section, and added a picture on singer/songwriter Ray Whitley

June 28: COME ON, COWBOYS ! added to Dennis Landadio's reviews of the Three Mesquiteers films.  You can find Dennis' reviews off the Old Corral homepage or in the Cowboy Trio Series section

June 27: more material added to Buster Crabbe

June 26: info on a new book about Republic Studios by Jack Mathis is in Books/Print Media/Audio

June 26: more material added to Buster Crabbe

June 25: more lobby cards added to Coming Attractions

June 24: more material added to Buster Crabbe

June 24: more material added to Kermit Maynard

June 23: new page added on Buster Crabbe

June 23: you'll find new lobby card scans in Coming Attractions

June 22: Blair Academy confirms the attendance of George Houston

June 20: lobby card from GERONIMO added to Chief Thunder Cloud

June 20: want to locate some old dusty records on a relative, or an old cowboy movie performer?  Go to In Search Of ...

June 19: later pic of Linda Stirling added to her page in Heroines

June 18: Evalyn Knapp added to Heroines

June 16: Shirley Patterson (Shawn Smith) added to Heroines

June 15: Tom Keene lobby card added to Betty Miles in Heroines

June 15: more lobby cards added to Kermit Maynard

June 15: lobby card of Bill Elliott in THE VALLEY OF VANISHING MEN serial added to Cowboy Cliffhangers

June 14: Special thx to SurfNet, Inc. for providing another 10 megs of server space so that the Old Corral can expand further with more webpages, pics, and lobby cards/posters

June 13: Check out the brochure for the Allied Artists western movie street and set under The West For Rent

June 13: page added on Kermit Maynard

June 12: Bobby Copeland provides some clarification on the background and bio of George Houston

June 11: Bill Sasser found an obituary on George Houston

June 11: Bill Sasser has provided some convention photos of Jean Carmen (Julia Thayer) as well as Lash LaRue and Reno Browne (Reno Blair). You'll find the pics in the Lash LaRue webpages, as well as Jean Carmen and Reno Browne under Heroines

June 11: received an interesting tidbit from Rutgers University archives on George Houston

June 11: new information page on Viruses/Trojan Horses/Worms is now available via a link on the Old Corral Homepage

June 8: new page added on Eddie Dew, who had a very brief starring career at Republic ... and perhaps one of our visitors can provide more info on Dew

June 8: new page added on George Houston, the 'Lone Rider'

May 29: Betty Miles added to Heroines

May 29: nice color pic of Pierce Lyden and his wife Hazel added to Pierce Lyden in Villains

May 28: Lansing Sexton provides info and history on the Hoppy comics in Bill Boyd / Hopalong Cassidy

May 28: Rita Cansino (Rita Hayworth) added to Heroines

May 28: GUNSMOKE RANCH added to Dennis Landadio's reviews of the Three Mesquiteers films.  You can find Dennis' reviews off the Old Corral homepage or in the Cowboy Trio Series section

May 20: Dick Curtis added to Villains

May 20: pictures of Karl Hackett and Bob Wilke added to Villains under "Rogues Gallery"

May 20: a few more pics/movie artwork added to the Eddie Dean and Lash LaRue pages

May 16: the Eddie Dean and Lash LaRue pages are finished and special thanks to Paul Dellinger for authoring the text/bio info

May 15: Lansing Sexton provides some info and history on the Johnny Mack Brown comics in Johnny Mack Brown

May 13: new Memories section with pictures from the Red Birds country western singing group added to Memories

May 13: several updates to Books/Print Media/Audio including a massive book by Buck Rainey on cowboy film heroines, a new multi CD album of songs by Roy Rogers, and a multi CD/cassette set of Gene Autry tunes

May 8: several updates to Books/Print Media/Audio

May 7: early screen appearance pic of Lash LaRue added to Eddie Dean & Lash LaRue

May 6: Jacque Lauderbaugh provided a great autographed publicity shot of Smiley Burnette which is now on the Old Corral homepage, and also in the Saddle Pals & Sidekicks section

May 5: Duane Fulk reports on the 1999 Hoppy Festival in Bill Boyd and Hopalong Cassidy

April 23: added more pics from Larry Blanks and Happy the Clown in their Memories sections

April 20: Updates to Bobby Copeland's Bunkhouse News

April 19: Review of HIT THE SADDLE added to Dennis Landadio's reviews of the Three Mesquiteers films. Look in Cowboy Trio Series for Dennis' reviews

April 18: Boyd Magers will begin publication of Serial Report around July '99.  Info in Books/Print Media/Audio

April 14: additional picture added to Tommy Scott and his Wild West Show

April 13: added a new page on Tommy Scott and his Wild West Show which featured Tim McCoy, Johnny Mack Brown and Sunset Carson

April 12: moved Yakima Canutt from the Villains page to the Old Corral homepage.  Added great stuntshot of Yak courtesy of Donn & Nancy Moyer.

April 11: great picture of Minard Coons with Max Terhune and Elmer, as well as a pic of Terry Frost, Tris Coffin and George J. Lewis, added to Minard's page in Memories

April 8: image of Highway Patrol TV show gun & holster set showing Terry Frost on the cover added to Terry Frost in Villains

April 7: pictures of Ray "Crash" Corrigan's wife, Elaine DuPont, added to Corriganville

April 7: pictures from the HIGHWAY PATROL TV series added to Terry Frost in Villains

April 3: another picture of Chief Thunder Cloud performing/working at Corriganville added to Chief Thunder Cloud courtesy of Larry Blanks

April 2: picture of Fred Scott added to the Donn & Nancy Moyer section of Memories

April 2: more pictures from Larry Blanks added to Memories

April 2: Bobby Copeland tells us about film/nostalgia conventions and such in Bobby Copeland's Bunkhouse News

March 31: pictures from Larry Blanks added to Memories

March 31: if you haven't visited Links in a while, take a look as there's lots of new/updated website links on the page

March 30: added more lobby cards to Bill Boyd and Hopalong Cassidy

March 29: added great photo of Chief Thunder Cloud working at Corriganville courtesy of Larry Blanks

March 27: new page added on Bill Boyd and Hopalong Cassidy

March 22: Pierce Lyden added to Villains

March 21: Andy Southard provided additional photos of Fred Scott

March 21: new page added on Bill "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd, Roy Rogers and Gene Autry in Hoppy, Gene & Roy; reviews their fan appeal and various popularity polls

March 17: Dennis Landadio reviews and comments on the fourth Three Mesquiteers adventure, RIDERS OF THE WHISTLING SKULL, in Cowboy Trio Series

March 17: pic added to Yakima Canutt in Villains

March 17: pics of Eddy Waller, Johnny Bond and Foy Willing added to Memories - Minard Coons

March 11: "Happy the Clown" pictures added to Memories

March 6: photos added to Jimmy Wakely and to stuntman/villain Yakima Canutt in Villains

March 4: more lobby cards added to Eddie Dean & Lash LaRue

March 3: Reno Browne / Reno Blair added to Heroines

March 3: a few additional pictures added to Whip Wilson and Johnny Mack Brown

March 2: picture from Debbie Holden added to Eddie Dean & Lash LaRue

March 1: more lobby cards added to Desktop Wallpaper

February 28: photos from Donn & Nancy Moyer added to Memories

February 27: John Merton and Lane Bradford added to Villains

February 27: more stuff added to Eddie Dean & Lash LaRue

February 26: Lafe McKee and Steve Clark added to Villains

February 24: picture of cowboy fan and collector Minard Coons added to Acknowledgments/Thanks

February 24: Found the James King music CDs for the Republic cliffhangers and westerns.  Look in Books/Print Media/Audio

February 23: tune added to Eddie Dean & Lash LaRue

February 23: pic added to Johnny Mack Brown and Jimmy Wakely

February 22: Yakima Canutt mini-biography and pictures added to Villains

February 22: Dennis Landadio reviews and comments on the third Three Mesquiteers adventure, ROARIN' LEAD, in Cowboy Trio Series

February 20: started webpages on Eddie Dean & Lash LaRue.  Details, pics and lobby cards to follow shortly.

February 19: picture of your friendly Old Corral webmaster added to Chuck's Bio

February 19: Links of Johnny Mack Brown MGM silent films added.  Bob Tomko supplied some magazine articles on JMB. Added to Johnny Mack Brown

February 18: Bill Raymond provided a picture of Ray "Crash" Corrigan.  Added to Corriganville

February 17: Clayton "Lone Ranger" Moore biography added to Books/ Print Media/Audio

February 16: started adding some brief biographical info to Saddle Pals & Sidekicks

February 16: Old Corral Spotlight on Bob Terhune, Max Terhune's son

February 14: comic book info and images added to Johnny Mack Brown

February 12: added a new page on Books/Print Media/Audio ... might be of help for those of you who are looking for cowboy or cliffhanger publications and books

February 11: updated Links on Glenn Strange in Villains

February 11: Bobby Copeland provides some info on Jack Ingram's "Movie Ranch".  Go to Jack Ingram page in Villains

February 8-11: updated text and added more pics and lobby card images to Johnny Mack Brown

February 7: new webpage added on Johnny Mack Brown

February 5: updated text on Glenn Strange in Villains

February 5: slight change to the graphics on the home page ... was time for a change

February 3: a few more people and pics added to Saddle Pals & Sidekicks

January 31: new webpage added on singing cowboy Jimmy Wakely

January 28: Ward Bond added to Villains

January 28: Terry Frost and Jack Ingram added to Villains

January 28: interesting bit of nostalgia added to Lois January in Heroines ... is a cigarette ad on the back of a Broadway show "playbill"

January 27: got rid of the red button for the Website Changes. You can now "click" access that list of changes from the info line below the Old Corral logo at top of home page

January 27: moved Iris Lancaster, the "Mystery Lady", from the home page to Heroines

January 25: George J. Lewis and Ed Cassidy added to Villains

January 25: Andy Southard provided a pic of Fred Scott with his Golden Boot award

January 21: added picture to Le Roy Mason in Villains

January 20: updated Fred Scott

January 20: updated Linda Stirling webpage in Heroines

January 19: new page added on Fred Scott, the Silvery-Voiced Buckaroo

January 18: Bobby J. Copeland clears up the story about Charlie King's death on the GUNSMOKE TV show in Villains

January 17: Tommy Scott Wild West Show flyer added to Tim McCoy

January 17: pics of Bob Terhune, Max Terhune's son, added to Corrigan & Terhune page under Cowboy Trio Series.  Bob Terhune was the double for John Wayne

January 16: Dennis Landadio reviews the Three Mesquiteers in GHOST TOWN GOLD under Cowboy Trio Series

January 16: Charlie King added to Villains

January 15: Bud Osborne, Tom London, Dennis Moore added to Villains

January 15: Donn and Nancy Moyer performed with the Carson Barnes circus in the late 1950s and add their remembrances of Tim McCoy

January 12: the Mystery Lady has been identified

January 11: Le Roy Mason added to Villains

January 10: George Chesebro and Ted Adams added to Villains

January 8: clue/question added to Mystery Lady

January 8: pic of Chief Thunder Cloud from Eddie Dean western added to Chief Thunder Cloud

January 7: Bob Kortman and Edmund Cobb added to Villains

January 7: added pics to Tim McCoy

January 4: Roy Barcroft and Harry Woods added to Villains

January 3: Marshall Reed added to Villains

January 3: new page added on Tim Holt

January 2, 1999: added more movie art to Lynne Roberts in Heroines



Year 1998 Changes/Updates are listed below:

December 29: Cowboy fan Jim Giles has made some custom Win95/98 desktop wallpaper backgrounds, and they're in Desktop Wallpaper

December 27: new page added on Tim McCoy

December 26: more movie art added to Lois January, Anne Jeffreys and Lynne Roberts in Heroines

December 26: Myron Healey added to Villains

December 26: added a new section on Saddle Pals & Sidekicks

December 24: Jack Rockwell added to Villains

December 24: more ladies added to Heroines

December 23: title lobby card from CRASHING THRU added to Whip Wilson

December 22: more ladies added to Heroines

December 21-22: added more stuff to the Range Busters under Cowboy Trio Series

December 20: fight scene of Dave Sharpe and Roy Rogers added to Dave Sharpe

December 20: more ladies added to Heroines

December 20: pic of Tom Tyler as Luke Plummer in STAGECOACH added to Tom Tyler

December 19: added a new section on Heroines

December 17: some "advertisements" from his agent added to Stan Jolley page in Villains

December 16: cleanup and new pictures - had a lot of info on Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune and Corriganville buried within the Range Busters section.  Put up a separate page on Corrigan and Terhune under Cowboy Trio Series.  Moved the Corriganville Movie Ranch info and pics to the new Corriganville page.  Added new pictures to both.

December 15: I. Stanford Jolley added to Villains

December 14: new page added on Whip Wilson with western film expert and author Bobby J. Copeland doing the narrative on Wilson

December 13: Stan Segal sent me a copy of a two-page 1938 magazine article on Lee Powell.  It's too big for the website, but I can e-mail it to you if you want.  There's 2 jpg images and the total file size for both is about 1 meg.  Send me an e-mail.

December 12: some additional pics of Johnny Mack Brown and Bob Baker added to Cowboy Trio Series

December 12: some pics of our favorite baddies added to Villains

December 12: some pics of Dave Sharpe stuntwork added to Dave Sharpe

December 11: the current website now consumes over 9 megs of hard drive space on my ISP's web server.  Old Corral consists of about 110 html pages and about 450 image/graphic files.  My ISP was kind enough to double my allowable space and bring me up to 20 megs.

December 11: Johnny Mack Brown/Bob Baker/Fuzzy Knight cowboy trio westerns added to Cowboy Trio Series

December 11: added Wally Wales/Hal Taliaferro and Lane Chandler to Villains

December 10: new page added on Bob Baker with western film expert and author Bobby J. Copeland doing the narrative on Baker

December 9: pic of Johnny Mack Brown/Jimmy Wakely/others added to Behind The Scenes

December 7: new page added on stuntman Dave Sharpe

December 7: couple of Gene Autry pics added to Behind The Scenes

December 6: pic from FIGHTING PIONEERS added to Chief Thunder Cloud

December 5: the Find-A-Grave website now has pic of the crypt marker for Chief Thunder Cloud at Forest Lawn Cemetery

December 4: info from Forest Lawn (cemetery) added to Jack Randall

December 2: newspaper clipping on circus performance added to Reb Russell

December 1: Dennis Landadio begins his reviews of the Mesquiteers films in Three Mesquiteers

November 30: added a new page on Villains

November 29: added a pic to Jack Randall

November 24: Added pics of cowboy performers at home or relaxing on the set in new Behind The Scenes webpage

November 24: Lee Powell updated - one of our readers saw the masked Lee Powell in a circus performance around 1940

November 23: webpage added on Monogram cowboy star Addison "Jack" Randall, Bob Livingston's brother

November 22: additional links added to Links page (mostly silent era websites)

November 21: added more poster art to Tom Tyler

November 21: pic from PHANTOM EMPIRE added to Cowboy Cliffhangers

November 21: pic and poster art on ZORRO'S FIGHTING LEGION added to Cowboy Cliffhangers

November 21: added two lobby cards from ZORRO RIDES AGAIN to Cowboy Cliffhangers

November 20: added new webpage on Reb Russell

November 19: added new webpage called Old Corral Spotlight

November 16: color shot of Captain Marvel added to Tom Tyler

November 16: added more lobby cards to Cowboy Cliffhangers

November 16: title lobby card from Three Mesquiteers' THUNDERING TRAILS added to Tom Tyler and Three Mesquiteers

November 15: added some new links on the Links page

November 11: added additional poster art to Tom Tyler

November 11: added new poster art to Cowboy Cliffhangers

November 10: added new poster art to Cowboy Cliffhangers

November 9: added additional picture and poster art to Tom Tyler

November 6; new picture from THE PHANTOM added to Tom Tyler

November 4: re-ordered the list sequence on this Changes page to keep you from scrolling down to the bottom to find the latest changes.  Latest changes will now be AT THE TOP. (Thx Jerry!)

November 4: added webpage on Tom Tyler

November 4: added picture from DOWN TEXAS WAY to Rough Riders

November 2: added several more lobby card images to Cowboy Cliffhangers

November 2: added image of Livingston/Steele/Davis and Gale Storm from SADDLEMATES to Three Mesquiteers

November 1: link added to Links page on the dangers and problems with nitrate film

October 31: added lobby cards of Johnny Mack Brown, Buck Jones and Bob Custer to Cowboy Cliffhangers

October 31: added a lobby card from THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN to to the "Lost Serials" page which can be found under: 1. Lee Powell, 2. Chief Thunder Cloud links page, and 3. the Links page

October 30: new pic added to Three Mesquiteers of Ralph Byrd, Terhune, Corrigan from THE TRIGGER TRIO film

October 30: added pic of Maynard/Gibson with Betty Miles to Trail Blazers

October 29: started new Cowboy Cliffhangers --- lobby cards added from Buck Jones' Phantom Rider and Ken Maynard's Mystery Mountain

October 29: re-designed home page w/ new background and red buttons

October 29: added new Links page

October 28: added pics of Dale Robertson, Rex Allen and Tex Ritter to Memories

October 27: got an additional 5 megs of server space at my ISP (so we now have about 9+ megs for the website)

October 26: added more lobby cards to Windows Wallpaper

October 23: added some poster art on John Wayne / Monogram oaters to Three Mesquiteers

October 22: added new page of pics and lobby cards to use as Windows Wallpaper

October 18: new pic added to Frontier Marshals

October 16: added poster from LR RIDES AGAIN to Chief Thunder Cloud

October 10: added pics from ADVENTURES OF WB HICKOK and BLACK ARROW serials to the Chief Thunder Cloud pages

October 9: added some pics to the Museum

October 5: new Museum site went online

Late-September: new Three Mesquiteers site went online

September 22, 1998: page added on the lost/missing LONE RANGER serials



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