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(Courtesy of Jerry Whittington)

Above are Sunset Carson and Jerry Whittington during the 1972 filming of the MARSHAL OF WINDY HOLLOW. In addition to working behind the camera on the film, Jerry portrayed Sunset's deputy.

A few years back, Jerry provided some great memories and photos on the lost/missing MARSHAL OF WINDY HOLLOW which starred Sunset, and featured Tex Ritter and Ken Maynard.

Jerry's uncle owned and operated three theaters in Thomasville, North Carolina, none of which remain.

To earn extra income, many of the B western cowboys did personal appearances and tours at rodeos, circuses ... and local movie houses. Below are the theaters as well as photos of our western heroes who stopped at one of those movie houses. Thanks to Jerry Whittington for sharing these photos.




(Courtesy of Jerry Whittington)

Above - the State Theater, Thomasville, North Carolina, circa 1935. The Clark Gable MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (MGM, 1935) is playing.
 

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Above - the Davidson Theater, Thomasville, North Carolina, circa 1948. On the marquee is BELLE STARR'S DAUGHTER (20th Century Fox, 1948) with Rod Cameron, George Montgomery, and Ruth Roman (as Belle's daughter).


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Above - the Palace Theater, Thomasville, North Carolina. The film is SLIGHTLY SCARLET (Paramount, 1930).




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Above - Max Terhune horsin' around with a driver of a panel truck outside one of the theaters.



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Ken Maynard autographed the above photo in 1943.




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Above - Ray 'Crash' Corrigan outside the theater entrance.




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Above - Wild Bill Elliott and an unidentified fan.




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Above - Universal singing cowboy Bob Baker.




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Above - Don 'Red' Barry.



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