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|The Old Corral is about the sound B-western circa 1929-1954, give or take a year or two. We don't do films or people involved in A-Westerns, TV Westerns, 'spaghetti' westerns, or Euro westerns, nor do we include films and people who worked only in the silent film era. Click HERE.||
Please don't ask me for a "price list" or catalog of videotapes, DVDs, posters, lobby cards, etc.
I get a lot of e-mails with questions like "my grandfather (or uncle or grandmother, etc.) worked in a few films during the 1920s (or 1930s or 1940s) as a stuntman (or henchie or stage driver or whatever). Can you give me some info on him or her". The probability is that we can't be of much help on background performers or personnel who appeared in - or worked on - a film or two or three.
I get questions ... lots and lots of questions ... and it amounts to several thousand e-mails a year. Sadly, more than half of these are answered in one or more sections on the Old Corral website. For example, there have been scores of e-mails asking "did Ken Maynard live out his years in some trailer park?" Those e-mailers didn't take the time to read the Ken Maynard section. If they had, they would have found a page with photos and info on Ken and the trailer park. Another common question is "how many films did Gabby Hayes do with Roy or Hoppy or Bill Elliott?". Info on ol' Gabby is on the website also. So before you e-mail me, please take the time to look through the Old Corral homepage menu and the various sections ... and do run the Search function.
I get a lot of e-mails ... and I reply to a lot of e-mails. Appears that many folks do a "save my e-mail address" to their address book in their e-mail program. The end result is that I get a bunch of "family e-mails" that folks are sending to all the contacts in their address book. For example, during the Spring-early Summer time period, I receive dozens of messages about high school graduations, family reunions, a few birthdays, etc. Additionally, there are a lot of the "forwards of forwards" which most often contain the never-ending hoax and political e-mails that continue to circulate across the internet. There's always a few messages with images of new babies, family reunion photos, a family member's birthday party, or someone's new house, car or boat. I recall one e-mail announcing "here's the reunion photos" with about 25 high resolution images attached. While those e-mails are benign - and I do smile at the cute baby photos - those messages add to my e-mail load. Meaning I have to download, view, toss, delete, etc.
In a nutshell, the Old Corral is about the low budget sound B western circa 1929-1954, give or take a year or two. We don't do A-Westerns or TV Westerns or "spaghetti" westerns or "Eurowesterns". And we don't cover performers who worked only in the silent era. So please don't ask why the Old Corral doesn't have info on Joel McCrea, Audie Murphy, Randolph Scott, James Garner, Clint Eastwood and other A-western heroes ... or western heroes who only worked in silents like Art Acord, Fred Thomson and William S. Hart ... or TV western heroes such as Clint Walker, Chuck Connors and James Arness. Nor do we have info on the bad guys who did mostly TV and movies in the mid 1950s and later like John Doucette, Leo Gordon, Jack Elam, Hal Baylor, Richard Devon, etc. Please read the homepage menu item marked "About The Old Corral website", as that defines what the Old Corral website includes and does NOT include.
I get lots of these type e-mails, and in many cases, the plot description is too brief and too generic (like "I saw a movie with a wagon train being attacked."). Do some deep thinking about this before shootin' off an e-mail to me please. Think about your recollections of the film - and add as much detail as you can. For example - was the film in color (if so, it probably wasn't a B-western as most of those were done in glorious B&W). Did you see it on TV or at the theater? How many years ago did you see the movie - in the 1940s or the 1950s or the 1960s? Did the hero ride a white horse or have a sidekick? Did the film include some singing and musical interludes? A suggestion - the Internet Movie Database has a great search function where you can look for western films only ... and you can enter search teams (like wagon train). You may want to try the IMDb first.
Rant #1: If you send me a question, make sure you include a real (valid) e-mail address and your mailbox can receive e-mails. I spend time trying to dig up an answer and send the e-mail response back to ya - and it bounces back as undeliverable because you "munged" your reply address (disguised it to stop spam). Or you used a business e-mail address and your work mail server blocks e-mails coming from outside the company. Or you haven't checked your e-mail for a while, and your mailbox is overloaded with unread messages. And my e-mail comes back because your mail box is full. I'm not going to try resending a bunch of times. In most cases, I'll delete the original request along with my response.
Rant #2: Your ISP has some kind of e-mail validation/check which requires me to send a confirmation back in order to get the e-mail to you ... or to get on your permissable e-mail listing (which is often called a "whitelist"). AOL, Earthlink, SBC Yahoo, Postini and more have a spam blocking option where you can select what e-mail addresses can send to you and you input this into your personal list of allowed senders. It's tough enough to wade through the questions and prepare responses ... and I send the response ... and an e-mail comes back requiring me to do more.
|Search the Old Corral website for a person, film title, whatever. Click HERE.|
|Looking for DVDs or Videotapes of westerns and serials? Click HERE for links to DVD and Videotape sources.
But before you do that, you might want to check the listing of Lost and Missing B-westerns and serials as there are about 150 films currently on that list. Click HERE.
Trying to recall a movie, a TV series, or info on a person? Go to the Internet Movie Database and run your searches. Click HERE.
|Looking for info on the ranches and exterior locations used in westerns such as Lone Pine, Iverson's and Corriganville? Click HERE.|
|Looking for info on the horses that were used by our B-western heroes and sidekicks? Click HERE.|
|Looking for info on TV westerns? We do have a page of links to other websites about TV oaters. Click HERE.|
|Looking for posters, lobby cards, photos, etc. Click HERE to search on Google.
You may also want to check the eBay auction site on movie memorabilia. Click HERE.
|Looking for books or western movie periodicals and newsletters? Click HERE.|
|Looking for film festivals, nostalgia conventions, etc. Click HERE.|
|Looking for birth and death info on a B-western performer? Search the Social Security Death Index (SSDI), the California Death Index, and some other websites related to genealogy, obituaries and gravesite locations. Click HERE.|