The Trail Blazers
8 Films
1943 - 1944

(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above from L-to-R are Forrest Taylor, Hoot Gibson, former Universal hero Bob Baker (wearing the badge), Betty Miles, Kenneth Harlan (at the desk), Ken Maynard and I. Stanford Jolley in WILD HORSE STAMPEDE (Monogram, 1943), the initial entry in the Trail Blazers series.

(From Old Corral image collection)

Above is a lobby card from THE LAW RIDES AGAIN (Monogram, 1943, the second film in the Monogram Trail Blazers series. From left to right are Betty Miles, Hoot Gibson and Ken Maynard.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above - Ken Maynard has his grips on Leroy Mason in BLAZING GUNS (Monogram, 1943).

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from left to right are Ken Maynard, Kay/Cay Forrester, Robbie Kavanaugh and Hoot Gibson in a still from BLAZING GUNS (Monogram, 1943), the third Trail Blazers film. This was the only film for pretty Robbie Kavanaugh, the sister of prolific story and script writer Frances Kavanaugh (who just happened to author the BLAZING GUNS story and screenplay).

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above - Hoot Gibson in the center (sans gunbelt) and Ken Maynard on the right have the drop on Charlie King in a crop from a lobby card from BLAZING GUNS (Monogram, 1943), the third Trail Blazers film.

(From Old Corral collection)

Above from left to right are youngster Don Stewart, Hoot Gibson, Ken Maynard and Bob Steele in a scene from ARIZONA WHIRLWIND (Monogram, 1944), the sixth Trail Blazers film. Maynard exited the series after this one was filmed.

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