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(From Old Corral image collection)

Above are Wayne and Shirley Jean Rickert in a scene from 'NEATH THE ARIZONA SKIES (Lone Star/Monogram, 1934) which was filmed at Monogram City and the countryside/river exteriors were Kernville and the Kern River. Recognize Shirley? If not, think blonde hair and Our Gang/Little Rascals ... and visit her website at: http://www.measuresup.com. Sad to report that Shirley Jean passed away in February, 2009.

Shirley Jean e-mailed me many years ago about her experiences on 'NEATH THE ARIZONA SKIES: "I did all the riding in the picture except for going off the cliff. I did have to come out of the water after the cliff bit and, believe me, it was COLD. We were on location for most of the shoot and the cowboys were just great to me. They took care of me and made me rings and bracelets out of horsehair. My mother often told people how wonderful Wayne was. In her eyes, letting someone else have the camera was the ultimate in caring and a couple of times Wayne turned his back to the camera so I could have a close up."




(From Old Corral image collection)

Above - a young John Wayne has collared a young and thin Eddie Parker, and on horseback, Yakima Canutt has Earl Dwire under wraps. This re-release lobby card is from THE STAR PACKER (Lone Star/Monogram, 1934), one of eleven 1930s Wayne westerns directed by Bob Steele's father, Robert North Bradbury.



(Courtesy of Ed Tabor)

Above - John Wayne and four unidentified Native American performers in a re-release lobby card from TEXAS TERROR (Lone Star/Monogram, 1935), one of the slower paced Wayne Lone Stars.



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above from left to right are John Wayne, Yakima Canutt and a young Dennis Moore (billed as Denny Meadows) in Wayne's THE DAWN RIDER (Lone Star/Monogram, 1935).



(Image courtesy of Ed Tabor)

Above from left to right are John Wayne, Lloyd Ingraham, Eddie Parker, and Jay Wilsey (Buffalo Bill, Jr.) in a lobby card from RAINBOW VALLEY (Lone Star/Monogram, 1935).



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above - John Wayne has the drop on Jay Wilsey (blue coat), Le Roy Mason (kneeling) and Bert Dillard in a re-release lobby card from TEXAS TERROR (Lone Star/Monogram, 1935).



(Courtesy of Dorothy Hack)

Above from L-to-R are lawman Earl Dwire (standing), Gordon Clifford, Perry Murdock, John Wayne, Herman Hack (as a Deputy) and Reed Howes in a scene from PARADISE CANYON (Lone Star/Monogram, 1935).



(From Old Corral image collection)

Above, Sheila Manners (in this film, billed as Sheila Bromley) with a young John Wayne in a tender scene from WESTWARD HO (Republic, 1935), his first film for Republic Pictures.



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