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(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above is the title lobby card from GHOST TOWN GOLD (Republic, 1936), the second Mesquiteers adventure and the first with Max Terhune (and his dummy Elmer).



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above, Livingston has the ropes around pretty Priscilla Lawson, who is best remembered as 'Princess Aura' in the first FLASH GORDON serial.  From the Three Mesquiteers adventure HEROES OF THE HILLS (Republic, 1938).
 

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above is Livingston in a crop from a lobby card from LAW OF THE SADDLE (PRC, 1943), one of the 'Lone Rider' adventures.  After exiting Republic Pictures, Livingston went over to PRC as the replacement for the melodic George Houston in the Lone Rider series.



(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above are Livingston and June Storey in ORPHANS OF THE STREET (Republic, 1938).
 

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above are Livingston and Ruth Terry in PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA (Republic, 1943).


The Forest Lawn (cemetery) people have been very helpful, and provided the following burial information on both Randall brothers:

"Addison Owen Randall, aka Allen Byron Randall, is interred at Garden Crypt 104 in Gardens of Memory at Forest Lawn - Glendale.  Robert Randall is interred at Crypt 102, Gardens of Memory, at Forest Lawn - Glendale."

Scott Groll, who has provided scores of photos on Jim Tipton's Find A Grave website, sent the two grave marker photos on the right for Jack Randall, and his brother Robert Randall (Bob Livingston), at Forest Lawn - Glendale.

Note the 'Do Not Disturb' on Livingston's marker.

(Courtesy of Scott Groll)


(Courtesy of Scott Groll)


Most of the info on the Old Corral about the contracts and salaries at Republic Pictures has been gleaned from Jack Mathis' excellent Republic Confidential, Volume 2, The Players (Jack Mathis Advertising, 1992), and I've given Jack credit in the Acknowledgements & Thanks page.  The Mathis book includes information on Livingston who was under Term Player contracts at Republic during two different time periods.  The first contract(s) ran from May 28, 1936 through May 27, 1941, and the second contract period was from September 1, 1943 through November 30, 1945.  Livingston's film credits at Republic Pictures number about 60 films during the period 1936-1948, and these are westerns, serials, other films, as well as later supporting roles.

The story about 'no love lost' between Bob Livingston and Ray 'Crash' Corrigan is true, however the exact reasoning is not clear (at least to me).  My GUESS is that Republic considered Livingston their 'new star' and a 'hot property', and interviews with Corrigan imply that Livingston was constantly trying to upstage him.  We do know that Corrigan and Max Terhune had salary struggles with the Republic brass (while Livingston was given raises and contract extensions by the studio).  Ultimately, Terhune would not be re-signed by Republic, and Corrigan would exit after being offered a 'no raise' or a 'salary reduction' deal.  Corrigan was in 24 of the Mesquiteers films, and Terhune was in 21.  Later, Corrigan formed the Range Busters with Terhune at Monogram.

The Motion Picture Herald and Boxoffice polls were conducted from about the mid 1930s through the mid 1950s.  With a few exceptions, the annual poll results would list the 'Top Ten' (or 'Top Five') cowboy film stars.  In most cases, the winners were what you would expect --- Autry, Rogers, Holt, Starrett, Hoppy, etc.  The Three Mesquiteers often appeared in the rankings, but Bob Livingston was only named and ranked during 1939.  Note that the following Three Mesquiteers rankings include some years when Livingston was NOT a member.


Popularity Rankings of the Three Mesquiteers and Bob Livingston
Year Motion Picture Herald
Poll Ranking
Boxoffice
Poll Ranking
1937 Mesquiteers ranked 8th .
1938 Mesquiteers ranked 5th Mesquiteers ranked 10th
1939 Mesquiteers ranked 6th John Wayne ranked 6th
Bob Livingston ranked 10th
1940 Mesquiteers ranked 8th .
1941 Mesquiteers ranked 8th .
1942 Mesquiteers ranked 10th .
1943 Mesquiteers ranked 7th .



Bob Livingston's STARRING Roles in Serials and Westerns

4 Cliffhangers and Misc Westerns:

THE VIGILANTES ARE COMING (Republic, 1936) Serial
THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN (Republic, 1939) Serial
THE BOLD CABELLERO (Republic, 1936)
Guest star in the Roy Rogers' film, BELLS OF ROSARITA (Republic, 1945)

29 Three Mesquiteers' Films:

THE THREE MESQUITEERS (Republic, 1936)
GHOST TOWN GOLD (Republic, 1936)
ROARIN' LEAD (Republic, 1936)
RIDERS OF THE WHISTLING SKULL (Republic, 1937)
HIT THE SADDLE (Republic, 1937)
GUNSMOKE RANCH (Republic, 1937)
COME ON, COWBOYS ! (Republic, 1937)
RANGE DEFENDERS (Republic, 1937)
HEART OF THE ROCKIES (Republic, 1937)
WILD HORSE RODEO (Republic, 1937)
THE PURPLE VIGILANTES (Republic, 1938)
CALL THE MESQUITEERS (Republic, 1938)
OUTLAWS OF SONORA (Republic, 1938)
RIDERS OF THE BLACK HILLS (Republic, 1938)
HEROES OF THE HILLS (Republic, 1938)
THE KANSAS TERRORS (Republic, 1939)
COWBOYS FROM TEXAS (Republic, 1939)
HEROES OF THE SADDLE (Republic, 1940)
PIONEERS OF THE WEST (Republic, 1940)
COVERED WAGON DAYS (Republic, 1940)
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RANGERS (Republic, 1940)
OKLAHOMA RENEGADES (Republic, 1940)
UNDER TEXAS SKIES (Republic, 1940)
THE TRAIL BLAZERS (Republic, 1940)
LONE STAR RAIDERS (Republic, 1940)
PRAIRIE PIONEERS (Republic, 1941)
PALS OF THE PECOS (Republic, 1941)
SADDLEMATES (Republic, 1941)
GANGS OF SONORA (Republic, 1941)

Note: Livingston was to appear in the THE TRIGGER TRIO (Republic, 1937),
but was injured on location; Ralph 'Dick Tracy' Byrd subbed for him.


6 'Lone Rider' Films at Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC):

OVERLAND STAGECOACH (PRC, 1942)
DEATH RIDES THE PLAINS (PRC, 1943)
WILD HORSE RUSTLERS (PRC, 1943)
WOLVES OF THE RANGE (PRC, 1943)
LAW OF THE SADDLE (PRC, 1943)
RAIDERS OF RED GAP (PRC, 1943)


3 Westerns Upon His Return to Republic
(basically, to finish out the Eddie Dew series):

PRIDE OF THE PLAINS (Republic, 1944) (Livingston as 'John Paul Revere')
BENEATH WESTERN SKIES (Republic, 1944) (Livingston as 'John Paul Revere')
THE LARAMIE TRAIL (Republic, 1944) (Livingston as 'Johnny Rapidan')




(From Old Corral image collection)

Republic Pictures was formed in 1935 with the merger of Monogram, Mascot, Consolidated Film Laboratories, et al, and Mascot's Nat Levine wound up as the producer in charge of Republic's cliffhangers.  THE VIGILANTES ARE COMING (1936), 12 chapters, was directed by Mack V. Wright and Ray Taylor.  This 'Zorro-like' adventure was Bob Livingston's first starring serial, and it was among the first batch of serials to show the logo of the new Republic Pictures Corporation.


(Courtesy of Ed Phillips)

Above is Bob Livingston atop Jack Perrin's Starlight during his earlier Three Mesquiteers films circa 1937.


(From Old Corral image collection)

Above is Livingston from his later days as a member of Republic's Three Mesquiteers.  This horse is probably Silver (Silver Chief) which is the same horse Livingston rode in the second Lone Ranger serial (photo below with Chief Thunder Cloud).


(From Old Corral image collection)

Above - the unmasked Bob Livingston and Victor Daniels (Chief Thunder Cloud) in a scene from THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN (Republic, 1939) chapterplay.


On the right is a publicity still of Livingston in the Lone Ranger costume.
(From Old Corral image collection)



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