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Max Terhune - personal appearances, later years,
film festival appearances ... and stuntman Bob Terhune



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Above, Max Terhune and western singer/cowboy hero Eddie Dean.  Photo taken in the late 1930s while on personal appearances for the Three Mesquiteer series.  Although Dean did not appear in the films, he filled out the bill on the tour.  Can anyone ID the make and year of the car?  Bob Kuppe is pretty sure the above vehicle is a 1937 Chevy.  His father had purchased one new and he vaguely recalls his entire family going to the car dealer, for the purchase was a momentous occasion.  Bob's family had that car for nearly fifteen years.  Bob also notes that the '37 had that tell-tale slash on the side panel.  In a later e-mail, Keith Nezat noted that the '37 Chevy had a vertically flowing grill and the next year they changed to a horizontal flowing grill.  This car is a 1938 Chevrolet Master DeLuxe Coupe.



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Above - Max Terhune posing out front of the Star Theatre in Lebanon, Missouri in 1941 where he was doing a personal appearance.



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Many of the cowboy movie performers would pick up some extra paydays by doing personal appearances/shows at local theaters. Jerry Whittington's uncle owned and operated three movie houses in Thomasville, North Carolina. Above - Max Terhune is horsin' around with a driver of a panel truck outside one of the theaters. This is a 1940s photo as Max is wearing the light colored hat and shirt that he wore in the Range Busters series.



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On the road, touring and performing, circa 1942-1943.




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Above - another fine performance at Corriganville ... Ray 'Crash' Corrigan is in the center, and on the far right is Max Terhune.



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Above, Max doing his 'Alibi's Tent Show' on California TV station KNXT, channel 2 around 1952. The sponsor was Dad's Root Beer.



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Above - 1972 film convention appearance for Max Terhune and Don Barry. Same height for both men - I wonder how tall Max Terhune was.



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Above from left to right are Al "Lash" LaRue, Max Terhune and Russell Hayden in a 1972 photo.



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Above - 1972 photo of Max Terhune with Elmer at a ranch in Cottonwood, Arizona, about a year before he passed away.



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Max's son Bob Terhune also worked in Hollywood as an actor, but found his niche as a stuntman and double.  Above - Bob is mixing it up with Al "Fuzzy" St. John in one of the Lash LaRue range escapades of the late 1940s. Tracy Terhune adds: "the film was OUTLAW COUNTRY and was 1949. By the way, it was my fathers first film, and he was billed as Max Terhune Jr. Throughout his stunt career, he went by Bob Terhune."



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