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Larry Blanks lives in Georgia and has attended many of the Atlanta filmfests and nostalgia conventions.  He was born and grew up in Chattanooga, TN.  Larry remembers that as a kid on Saturdays, he would start at one end of Market Street, at the Cameo Theater, and work his way up to the old Dixie Theater, going to B western after B western.  His favorite hero and western movie star is Roy Rogers.  Attributes his sense of responsibility and moral character to his parents and B Western heroes.

I (we) thank Larry for sharing these photos from his personal collection.


(Courtesy of Larry Blanks)

Above are Larry Blanks and Herb Jeffries at the 2003 Pre- Gold Boot awards party.


(Courtesy of Larry Blanks)

Above - Larry with Dick Jones of TV's RANGE RIDER and BUFFALO BILL, JR. shows and baddie/supporting player John Cliff at the 2000 Charlotte Festival.  B&W photos on left show Jones and Cliff during their 50s TV work.


(Courtesy of Larry Blanks)

Above - Larry with Howdy Doody and Buffalo Bob Smith in 1995.  [Webmaster's note: if there was a "cowboy" that had a really big influence on a generation of kids, it was Buffalo Bob --- much like Autry and Rogers did to the earlier generation.]


(Courtesy of Larry Blanks)

Above - Larry with Republic leading lady, Peggy Stewart, circa 1992?


(Courtesy of Larry Blanks)
Kirk "Superman" Alyn


(Courtesy of Larry Blanks)

Above in 1995 photo - Larry with John Hart, who played the Lone Ranger on TV for one season, and was the buckskinned hero in the HAWKEYE TV series.


(Courtesy of Larry Blanks)

Above - Columbia cowboy Bob Allen, F TROOP's Melody Patterson, and Larry, circa 1993?


(Courtesy of Larry Blanks)

1996 --- the 90th Birthday Party for Bob Allen, who did a brief series of Ranger films in the late 1930s at Columbia.  Standing in front of a table of lobby cards from Allen's UNKNOWN RANGER are, from L-to-R:

John Smith
Bob Allen (real name: Ted Baehr Sr.)
Ted Baehr Jr. (Bob's son)
Larry Blanks
Clyde Carroll



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