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Above, 1920s era photo of Buck Jones courtesy of Betty Richards

 Following are links to over 200 websites on cowboy films, cliffhangers, movie databases, fan sites, movie locations, radio programs, lobby cards and posters, comic books, Big Little Books, The Lone Ranger, old TV shows, the reel west, the real west, and more.

If you wish to search for a particular person or topic, simply use your web browser's FIND function and that will allow you to search down this page for keywords or names.  In the upper left of your screen, you should see the word 'EDIT'.  Click on that, and in the drop down menu, click on 'FIND' to do your search.  In web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and others, you can also hit the Ctrl-F key combination to open the FIND box.


I'm sure you know this, but it's worth repeating: the Old Corral has no control over the content of these websites.  I have visited all of these on one or more occasions, but it is impossible to constantly check and re-check.  While most are fansites, a few are businesses (meaning they would like to sell you something).  The sites listed below may also utilize browser 'cookies', require registration, etc.


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eMovieposter.com
Click HERE for Bruce Hershenson's website on vintage movie posters and movie posters books.
 
Click HERE for Boyd Magers' WESTERN CLIPPINGS website.
 Movie Making Locations Webguide
Click HERE for Jerry Schneider's Movie Making Locations Webguide.


LATEST AND GREATEST


  Hans Wollstein has a "Meanwhile ... Back At The Ranch" blog about westerns and serials ... and there's a lot of info and photos on leading ladies: http://hjwollstein.blogspot.com/

  The LIFE Magazine photo archives are now available via Google. Go to the following link, and in the search box, enter Tom Mix, then Gene Autry, then Roy Rogers ... and try your own searches: http://images.google.com/hosted/life

  In addition to their photo archives, LIFE Magazine articles and advertisements are also available via Google. Below are LIFE magazine links on Roy, Gene and Hoppy:
Roy Rogers: http://www.google.com/search?tbs=bks:1,bkt:m,bkms:1168684103302644245&tbo=p&q=%22roy+rogers%22
Gene Autry: http://www.google.com/search?tbs=bks:1,bkt:m,bkms:1168684103302644245&tbo=p&q=%22gene+autry%22
Hopalong Cassidy: http://www.google.com/search?tbs=bks:1,bkt:m,bkms:1168684103302644245&tbo=p&q=%22hopalong+cassidy%22

A REAL MIXTURE OF LINKS - HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO MOVE THESE INTO APPROPRIATE CATEGORIES YET


  Roger Hall's Cowboy Songs Corral website has info and photos on several cowboy movie performers and various western tunes: http://www.americanmusicpreservation.com/cowboysongs.htm

  Linda Kay has a website on Frankie Darro: http://www.frankiedarro.com/

  Clarke Ingram has a site on the history of the DuMont Television network (Captain Video and Tom Corbett, Space Cadet): http://www.dumonthistory.tv/

  The Fort Lee (New Jersey) Film Commission website has writeups on various film production companies that did silent films in and around Fort Lee, New Jersey. This was the film making "hub" before the studios migrated to Hollywood. Go to: http://www.fortleefilm.org/studios.html

  Remember Matinee At The Bijou, that wonderful series that ran on PBS TV in the 1980s and featured ol' westerns, serial episodes, more? It's back: http://matineeatthebijou.blogspot.com/

  Tim Kirk has a blog entitled "Charles Starrett - One Fan's Journey" and he's working on reviews for all of Starrett's films. Included are many stills and lobby cards. Go to: http://stevesomething.wordpress.com/

  Calin Coburn, Bob Nolan's grandson, has created a superb website on Nolan with a filmography, biography ... and lots of great photos as well as images of posters and lobby cards: http://www.bobnolan-sop.net/

  The Online Archive of California (OAC) is an initiative of the California Digital Library, and they have a few photos of our B-western heroes: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/search.image.html

  William K. Everson was a noted film historian and author and passed away in 1996. The William K. Everson Archive is housed at the George Amberg Memorial Study Center, Department of Cinema Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, at New York University. Included in these archives are Everson's notes about films and people, as well as some images and some full/partial pressbooks. A brief biography on Everson is at: http://www.nyu.edu/projects/wke/bio.htm and his extensive notes collection is at: http://www.nyu.edu/projects/wke/notes.htm

  If you're looking for info on silent era people and films, you can search the American Film Institute (AFI) catalog: http://www.afi.com/members/catalog/silentHome.aspx

  Charles Starrett was one of many Hollywood performers who were involved in the formation of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) in the early 1930s: http://www.sag.org/history/

  The UCLA Film and Television Archive Collections is home to over 200,000 films and TV programs. Their film collection page is at: http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/collections/film.html and their TV programs page is at: http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/collections/television.html. The UCLA Film and Television archive search page is at: http://catalogcin.library.ucla.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First

  The Library of Congress, American Memory archive concentrates on US history and culture. They do have a few Hollywood cowboy images. Use the search box in the upper right of this webpage: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

  Stan Rojo has gotta have one of the largest collections of Gene Autry memorabilia: http://www.autrycollection.com/

  Ken Robichaux's The Picture Show Man website has lots of info on classic films and is devoted to exploring the history of motion pictures from 1890 to 1960: http://pictureshowman.com/

  The Digital Scriptorium Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University has a searchable database named Ad*Access which contains 1920s-1950s advertising: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/adaccess/browse.html

  Want to see if your fav western hero is enshrined on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame? Search the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce / Walk Of Fame website at: http://www.walkoffame.com

  Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.'s Thrilling Days of Yesteryear weblog has info on classic movies and television as well as DVD releases. Plus there's lots of commentary and critiques on films, etc.: http://www.thrillingdaysofyesteryear.blogspot.com/

  Clifford Weimer (alias "Laughing Gravy") and his In the Balcony website concentrates on old films and series, DVD releases, and there's even a message board with comments and questions about serials and westerns: http://www.inthebalcony.com/

  John McElwee's Greenbriar Picture Shows website has a bunch of photos and text (and is updated often) about old Hollywood. Not much western stuff, but lots of great material at: http://greenbriarpictureshows.blogspot.com/

 Want to view a bunch of comic book covers in fairly large size? Go to GCD, the Grand Comic Book Database: http://www.comics.org/

 Gary Hughes has a website devoted to the Rocketman/Commando Cody character: http://www.rocketmania.com/

 Charles Dudley's website on William Boyd and Hopalong Cassidy (was no longer working as of June, 2014): http://www.hoppyandthebar-20.50megs.com

 Candace Rich has the Fifties website, and has a new section with lots of info and photos on the WAGON TRAIN TV show, along with WAGON TRAIN performers Ward Bond, Robert Horton, John McIntire, Robert Fuller, Terry Wilson, Frank McGrath, Denny Miller and Michael Burns: http://www.fiftiesweb.com/wt/wagon-train.htm

 The US Government copyright office has a database which can be searched.  Be a bit cautious with this information as 'copyright ownership' is different than someone who has a license to utilize a character, name, etc. in a film, TV show, recording, et al.  Go to: http://www.copyright.gov/

 The US Patent and Trademark Office has a trademark database where you can search and determine status on various trademarks, many of which are near and dear to our hearts.  Go to their site and do a search on 'Gene Autry', 'Captain Marvel', 'Red Ryder', 'Hopalong Cassidy', 'Lone Ranger', and other cowboy and serial names that might be of interest to you.  The database is at: http://www.uspto.gov/main/trademarks.htm, and when you get to this page, click on the "search" function in the upper right corner of the page.

 Looking for info on an old radio program? Check the Radio GOLD INdex: http://www.radiogoldindex.com/

 Drina Mohacsi's Young Hollywood Hall of Fame website has info on various 'kid' stars: http://www.younghollywoodhof.com/index.html

 A new website is under development for the Western Costume Company, which has supplied costumes and props to the movie and TV industry for decades: http://www.westerncostume.com/

 The website for Gail Davis, TV's Annie Oakley, was at: http://www.tvsannieoakley.com (but as of Summer, 2007, the website was no longer working and the domain name was for sale.)

 Tim Thompson has a site on Drive-in Theaters: http://www.driveintheater.com/

 The Museum of Broadcast History (Chicago) includes info and photos on a variety of old TV shows: http://www.museum.tv/

 The Radio Hall of Fame is part of the Museum of Broadcast History (Chicago) website: http://www.radiohof.org/

 Tony LoBue has a super website on Buster Crabbe and the Flash Gordon serials (with lots of graphics and online video): http://flashgordon.ws/

 The Tom Corbett, Space Cadet website is at: http://www.solarguard.com/tchome.htm

 If you're interested in old posters and lobby cards, and auctions of same, go to Bruce Hershenson's Vintage Movie Posters site.  Bruce also publishes high quality books containing poster and lobby card images from all movie genres, and he has several Movie Poster Books on westerns and serials: http://www.emovieposter.com/

 There was a group of western film fans in California called the 'Trail Riders of the West' (but their website is no longer working as of early 2013): http://trailridersofthewest.tripod.com/

 The official Gene Autry website is at: http://www.autry.com

 Check out Teddy Blue's Bunkhouse --- all about Old West Reenacting and Western Movies: http://www.wildwestweb.net/

 If you're interested in old records and record labels, and want to find out more about what happened to a record company, go to the Album Discographies website at: http://www.bsnpubs.com/discog.html

WEBSITES WITH "CHAT" AND/OR MESSAGE BOARDS ON SERIALS, WESTERNS, B FILMS, MORE ...
Some are busy ... some are not


 The Nitrateville website includes silents and talkies (busy and active message board): http://nitrateville.com/

 Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has a forum devoted to various genres including westerns (busy and active message board): http://forums.tcm.com/

 In The Balcony message board on various genres including serials, westerns, more (busy and active message board): http://s13.invisionfree.com/In_The_Balcony/index.php?

 The Serial Squadron has a message board on various genres including serials, westerns, more (requires registration) (busy and active message board): http://www.serialsquadron.com/forums/index.htm

 Westerns Message board on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) (busy and active message board): http://us.imdb.com/board/bd0000030/threads/

 Golden Age of Hollywood (busy and active message board): http://s4.invisionfree.com/Retro_Media/

 Todd Moore has a message board that caters to serial and western fans and more (medium activity on this message board): http://cliffhangerproductionsmessageboards.yuku.com/directory

 The Nostalgia League has a chat and message board, and you'll find clickable icons on their homepage (medium activity on this message board): http://thenostalgialeague.com/

 Google Groups - alt.movies.serials (appears to be deserted/no longer in use): http://groups-beta.google.com/group/alt.movies.serials

 Serials and Westerns message board (appears to be deserted/no longer in use): http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/Westerns-and-Serials/

COWBOYS, COWGIRLS, SUPPORTING PLAYERS, STUNTMEN, STUNTWOMEN


 Jerry Murbach's Doctor Macro website has many large, high quality photo scans of actresses and actors from the silent era as well as sound films: http://www.doctormacro.com

 There's a couple websites with info on actresses and actors that were born in Indiana (such as Allan Lane, Max Terhune, Ken and Kermit Maynard, etc.):
          Hollywood Hoosiers Hall of Fame: http://www.hoosierwoodindiana.com/
          Dave Smith's 'When Movies Were Movies' site: http://www.whenmoviesweremovies.com/

 Steve Jensen, who has a website on Clayton Moore (see Lone Ranger links below), also has a page on John Hart, who portrayed the masked man for one season, was TV's Hawkeye, and star of the Jack Armstrong cliffhanger. The John Hart webpage is at: http://johnhart.tripod.com/index.html

 Stephen Lodge's 'Behind The Scenes' website has some great info and photos of TV shows and movies being made (such as ANNIE OAKLEY, WILD BILL HICKOK, a Johnny Mack Brown western, and more): http://www.movielocationsplus.com/bts/index1.htm

 Bridget Madison is the daughter of actor Guy Madison, and she has a nice site about her dad.  Though Guy Madison made a bunch of movies, most of us fondly remember him as TV's Wild Bill Hickok: http://www.guymadison.com/

 Mike Tyler, the nephew of western and cliffhanger hero Tom Tyler has established a website on his Uncle (but it hasn't been updated in a long, long time and most of the webpage links are broken): http://tomtyler.8m.com/

 U.S. Television Office, Inc. is the owner and copyright holder of Hopalong Cassidy, and the president of Hopalong Cassidy Enterprises is Jerry S. Rosenthal.  You can find out more about the Cassidy character, William Boyd, the Hoppy films and radio series ... as well as ordering tapes of the movies and radio shows: http://www.hopalong.com/

 The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans official website at royrogers.com is being rebuilt (when I last checked in July, 2013): http://www.royrogers.com/

 The Happy Trails Children's Foundation helps children in need, and also sponsors the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Festival: http://www.happytrails.org/

 The Autry National Center, formed in 2003 by the merger of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage with the Southwest Museum of the American Indian and the Women of the West Museum, is at: http://theautry.org/

 The Gene Autry, Oklahoma Museum website is at: http://www.geneautryokmuseum.com/

 There is an annual 'Rex Allen Days' Festival in Willcox, Arizona: http://www.rexallenmuseum.org/

 The Tex Ritter Museum website is at: http://www.carthagetexas.com/HallofFame/museum.htm

 Remember Monte Montana? Monte Montana Jr. and the Montana family have their Wild West Show website at: http://www.buffalobill.com/

 Rob Williams has a website on Hoppy, and you can go there by clicking on: http://members.tripod.com/~compmast/boyd/boyd.html

 Robert Callaghan's website on Jock Mahoney (stuntman, onetime Tarzan and star of TV's RANGE RIDER and YANCY DERRINGER), as well as Guy Madison and Andy Devine in WILD BILL HICKOK, more is at: http://members.shaw.ca/mahoney13/

 David Garrick has a website with info on Cliff 'Ukelele Ike' Edwards, saddle pal to Tim Holt at RKO: http://www.jazzage1920s.com/cliffedwards/biography/biography.php

 The Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures website is at: http://www.stuntmen.com/

 The Stunt Players Directory website has a memorial page on scores of stuntmen and women, birth and death dates, very brief filmographies, etc. Enter their last name in the search box at the top of this webpage: http://stuntplayers.ws/memorial/index.html

 John Hagner's Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall Of Fame is at: http://www.stuntmen.org/, and the list of the stunt men and women inducted is at: http://www.stuntmen.org/members.html

MUSEUMS


 The National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage museum in Oklahoma City is at: http://www.cowboyhalloffame.org/

 Dewey, Oklahoma is the home of the Tom Mix Museum: http://www.tommixmuseum.com/

 The Autry National Center, formed in 2003 by the merger of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage with the Southwest Museum of the American Indian and the Women of the West Museum, is at: http://theautry.org/

 The Gene Autry, Oklahoma Museum website is at: http://www.geneautryokmuseum.com/

 The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame includes a Tex Ritter Museum: http://www.carthagetexas.com/HallofFame/museum.htm

THE LONE RANGER


  Check out Mark Largent's LONE RANGER website.  There you will find the various Lone Rangers of TV, radio, serials, et al.  I was pleased to provide the serial info and pictures: http://www.endeavorcomics.com/largent/lr1.html

 I've received some e-mails asking whether the two Lone Ranger serials are "lost" or available on videotape.  I've looked into this matter for the past twenty years or so, and have put together a webpage outlining some facts and some scuttlebutt about those two cliffhangers. Click HERE.

 There's a website on the Lone Ranger cartoon series of the mid 1960s and early 1980's: http://superhero.pazsaz.com/loner.html and http://superhero.pazsaz.com/loner2.html

 Mary Spooner's Clayton Moore site is at: http://www.celebhost.net/claytonmoore/

 Steve Jensen's Clayton Moore, The Lone Ranger, site is at: http://claytonmoore.tripod.com/index.html

 And Jensen has a page on John Hart at: http://johnhart.tripod.com/index.html

 And he also has a page on Chuck Courtney, who portrayed the LR's nephew, Dan Reid: http://claytonmoore.tripod.com/chuck.html

 Rick Bulger's Lone Ranger site is at: http://theloneranger.webs.com/

 The Clayton Moore - In Loving Memory website is at: http://nimst.tripod.com/cgi-bin/UC1.html

 The Lone Ranger's Creed, as written by Fran Striker in the 1930s, can be found at: http://www.endeavorcomics.com/largent/ranger/creed.html

 Fran Striker, Jr. also provided some info on the definition and use of the term 'kemo sabe' which is used in the Lone Ranger TV and radio shows: http://www.old-time.com/misc/kemo.html

 And there's some more info on the term kemo sabe at The Straight Dope website: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/971/in-the-old-lone-ranger-series-what-did-kemosabe-mean

SILENT FILMS AND STARS


 Jerry Murbach's Doctor Macro website has many large, high quality photo scans of actresses and actors from the silent era as well as sound films: http://www.doctormacro.com

 The Silent Film Sources website has an interesting group of articles on Tom Mix (excerpted from the 1957 memoirs by his wife Olive Stokes Mix): http://web.archive.org/web/20110927190052/http://www.cinemaweb.com/silentfilm/bookshelf/index.htm

 Silents are Golden is another website devoted to silent films, and their home page is at: http://www.silentsaregolden.com/

 Of interest to cowboy film fans is the 'Silents are Golden' webpage of 1920s era photos of Johnny Mack Brown, Gilbert Roland, Grant Withers, William 'Hoppy' Boyd, Kenneth Harlan, Gary Cooper, Richard Dix and more at: http://www.silentsaregolden.com/photos/photos.html

 The homepage of David B. Pearson's Silent-Movies website is at: http://www.silent-movies.org/

 He has some early photos of Al 'Fuzzy' St. John at: http://silentgents.com/PStJohn.html

 And there's a bunch of photos of silent era western film heroes including Harry Carey, Buck Jones, Tom Mix, and more at: http://silentgents.com/zCowboys.html

CLIFFHANGERS


 Tom Aldridge has a lengthy essay and critique of the Flash Gordon serials (including details on the music): http://members.iquest.net/~taldr/

 Todd Gault's Frame By Frame Movie Serial website was at: http://www.serialexperience.com/, but when I checked in May, 2014, his site was not working and the domain name was for sale.

 There's a website on the Captain Marvel character, including info on the 1941 serial: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~scunge/shazam/

 You can learn more about the cliffhangers of the silent and sound eras, including a complete listing of silent/sound chapterplays, at Maverick's Serial site: http://www.themaverick.us/home/serial.html

 Web issue 4 of Images, A Journal of Film and Popular Culture has a nice article on cliffhangers at: http://www.imagesjournal.com/issue04/infocus.htm

 Glenn Hawkin's 'Heroes of the Saturday Matinee' is at: http://heroesofthesaturdaymatinee.com/

 Judy Harris has the cast and plot synopsis on the 3 FLASH GORDON serials starring Buster Crabbe:
                    http://www.bestweb.net/~foosie/universe.htm
                    http://www.bestweb.net/~foosie/flash1.htm
                    http://www.bestweb.net/~foosie/flash2.htm

OLD TIME RADIO (OTR)


 Looking for info on an old radio program? Check the Radio GOLD Index: http://www.radiogoldindex.com/

 If you're interested in Old Time Radio (OTR), there's a daily e-mail newsletter with a lot of great info on radio programs, including westerns, as well as the Shadow, Fibber McGee & Molly, more.  The subscription page is at: http://www.lofcom.com/nostalgia/maillist.phtml

 Fran Striker wrote zillions of scripts for the Lone Ranger, Green Hornet and other programs.  A bunch of Striker's originals writings, scripts and notes were donated to the University of Buffalo (New York).  Included are notes related to his coordination work with Republic Pictures on the Lone Ranger serials. The following link will take you to the "MS 18 -- Francis Hamilton Striker papers, 1929-1986": http://purl.org/net/findingaids/view?docId=ead/archives/ubar_ms0018.xml

 The Lone Ranger's Creed, as written by Fran Striker in the 1930s, can be found at: http://www.endeavorcomics.com/largent/ranger/creed.html

 Fran Striker was inducted into the Buffalo (New York) Broadcast Pioneers in 1998. The following link will take you to the Hall of Fame webpage for 1998: http://www.buffalobroadcasters.com/hof_1998.asp

 Fran Striker, Jr. provided some info on the definition and use of the term 'kemo sabe' which is used in the Lone Ranger TV and radio shows: http://www.old-time.com/misc/kemo.html

 And there's some more info on the term kemo sabe at The Straight Dope website: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/971/in-the-old-lone-ranger-series-what-did-kemosabe-mean

 Jerry Haendiges has an Old Time Radio (OTR) site which has a bunch of logs/listings of radio shows such as THE LONE RANGER and the ROY ROGERS programs: http://www.otrsite.com/radiolog/

COLLECTIBLES - POSTERS, LOBBY CARDS, BIG LITTLE BOOKS, BETTER LITTLE BOOKS, WHITMAN BOOKS, LUNCH BOXES, TOM MIX RALSTON STUFF, ETC.


 Just Kids Nostalgia in Huntington, Long Island, has a bunch of stuff available for sale ... along with their eBay auctions: http://www.justkidsnostalgia.com/

 If you're interested in old posters and lobby cards, and auctions of same, go to Bruce Hershenson's Vintage Movie Posters site.  Bruce also publishes high quality books containing poster and lobby card images from all movie genres, and he has several Movie Poster Books on westerns and serials: http://www.emovieposter.com/

 The biglittlebooks.com website has a detailed history of the various books, variations and manufacturers: http://www.biglittlebooks.com/

COMIC BOOKS - HISTORY & REPRINTS


 The King Features website is at: http://www.kingfeatures.com/

 The DC Comics website is at: http://www.dccomics.com/

 Want to view a bunch of comic book covers in fairly large size? Go to GCD, the Great Comic Database: http://www.comics.org/

 There's a history of Charlton Comics at: http://www.twomorrows.com/comicbookartist/articles/09empire.html

 Golden Age Comics / AC Comics offers reprints of comics featuring our favorite serial heroes, Roy Rogers, more.  Go to: http://www.accomics.com/

 Ken Pierce also has comic book reprints, and you can find info at: http://www.kenpiercebooks.com/

 The Overstreet Comics Price Guides (and more) are published by Gemstone: http://www.gemstonepub.com

  The Comics Research Bibliography site has many links to comics related websites: http://www.rpi.edu/~bulloj/comxbib.html

HORSE LINKS


 Don't forget to visit the 'Trusty Steeds' page off the Old Corral homepage ... or you can click HERE

 Information on the Morab horse breed, and mention of Bill Elliott is at: http://www.morab.com/morab_info.htm

 The International Museum of the Horse and The Kentucky Horse Park website is at: http://www.imh.org/

 For those of you (like myself) who are not knowledgeable on horses, they have a great webpage with descriptions and pictures of the various breeds.  Go to their 'Horse Breeds of the World' page at: http://imh.org/horse-breeds-of-the-world/

 Henry Crowell did an interesting article on his work and association with Gene Autry and Champion.  Go to: http://scvleon.com/newhall/crowell.htm

 Following are some additional links that may be helpful:
                    http://members.tripod.com/~horsefame/index.htm
                    http://www.wildwestweb.net/horses.html

HOLLYWOOD HISTORY, ACADEMY AWARDS, FILM PRESERVATION, OLD MOVIE THEATERS, CINECOLOR, MOVIE FILM SIZES, NITRATE FILM DECOMPOSITION, ETC.


 The US Patent and Trademark Office has a trademark database where you can search and determine status on various trademarks, many of which are near and dear to our hearts.  Go to their site and do a search on 'Gene Autry', 'Captain Marvel', 'Red Ryder', 'Hopalong Cassidy', 'Lone Ranger', and other cowboy and serial names that might be of interest to you.  The database is at: http://www.uspto.gov/main/trademarks.htm, and when you get to this page, click on the "search" function in the upper right corner of the page.

 During 1999, the American Film Institute (AFI) conducted a poll to determine the 'Greatest American Screen Legends'.  Not many of our cowboy heroes and heroines made the final cut, but you can see the list of the names in the poll ... such as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Tom Mix, Gabby Hayes ... and William Boyd ... in Adobe pdf format: http://www.afi.com/Docs/100Years/stars500.pdf

 The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) website: http://new.sag.org/

 Buckey's Film History, Preservation, Conservation and Resources website is at: http://members.tripod.com/~cinefan/home.html

 Want to check out the Academy Award winners and nominees over the years.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) database for the Oscars award is at: http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/BasicSearchInput.jsp

 The First Motion Picture Unit (of the Army Air Force) was established in the early days of WW2, and churned out a variety of training and informational films, many of which used cartoon characters.  It was housed at the old Hal Roach studios, and you can read more at: http://militarymuseum.org/1stmpu.html

 In the old days, there were 'regional' film production companies in operation. The Handbook of Texas Online is a project of the Texas State Historical Association and the website has info on Texas-based companies: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ecf01

 Martin Hart's American Widescreen Museum has explanations of the color processes used in movies.  Several were utilized in the B western --- Republic Pictures had MagnaColor and TruColor, and PRC used Cinecolor.  These two-strip processes were significantly cheaper than Technicolor, but there were problems.  You can read more about Cinecolor by clicking on: http://www.widescreenmuseum.com/oldcolor/cinecolor2.htm

 Want to learn more about nitrate film, nitrate decomposition, and the dangers associated with it? Go to:
http://motion.kodak.com/US/en/motion/Support/Technical_Information/Storage/storage_nitrate.htm
http://www.filmpreservation.org/preservation-basics/nitrate-degradation
http://www.loc.gov/preservation/care/film.html

 Learn about the various sizes of movie film over the past hundred years: http://wichm.home.xs4all.nl/filmsize.html

FILM SITES ON THE INTERNET


 Visit movie guide Brad Lang and his Classic Movies site: http://www.classicmovies.org

 Filmsite has a detailed review and commentary on John Ford's STAGECOACH ,,, and lots of other films: http://www.filmsite.org/stagec.html

SOUND FILES - MOSTLY TV THEMES

The following websites have lots of sound files on old (and new) TV shows such as THE GABBY HAYES SHOW, THE RANGE RIDER, BUFFALO BILL JR., ADVENTURES OF RIN-TIN-TIN, and more:

 The Wave Themes website is at: http://www.WaveThemes.org

 The 'Whirligig' website in the UK has some downloadable themes of TV westerns: http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/tv/children/westerns/index.htm

 ClassicThemes.com is a website with references to a lot of old TV show themes (there are no sound files to download or listen to).  But if you want to know about who created the theme for TVers like BOSTON BLACKIE, WILD BILL HICKOK, more, then take a trip to: http://www.classicthemes.com/

SATELLITE/CABLE TV CHANNEL SCHEDULES (AND SOME WEBSITES WILL EVEN SEND OUT REMINDER NOTICES TO YOU)

Many of 'Satellite/Cable/TV schedule' websites require you to do some work in order to deliver your particular schedule ... so you have to identify your zip code, the name of your cable or satellite dish company, etc.  Some require you to 'register' (most are free) in order to access some content.

 Encore Westerns Channel schedule is at: http://www.encoretv.com/schedule
 Monthly schedule for AMC (American Movie Channel) is at: http://amctv.com/
 Schedule for TBS is at: http://www.tbs.com/schedule/
 Schedule for Turner Classics (TCM) is at: http://www.tcm.com/schedule/
 Schedule for TNT is at: http://www.tnt.tv/schedule/

COWBOY TV SHOWS AND PERFORMERS, OTHER TV, B FILMS AND SERIES, TARZAN, JUNGLE JIM, BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY, THREE STOOGES, LAUREL & HARDY, ABBOTT & COSTELLO, MORE ...


 The Museum of Broadcast History (Chicago) includes info and photos on a variety of old TV shows: http://www.museum.tv/eotv/eotv.htm

 There's an 'official' website for Jon Provost, the original 'Timmy' on the Lassie TV show: http://www.jonprovost.com/

 Chris Casconi's Classic TV website is at: http://www.classic-tv.com/

 Lookin' for info on a USA or other TV show?  Try the TV Chronicles/Memorable TV website at: http://www.memorabletv.com/

 The official website for James Arness of movie and GUNSMOKE fame is at: http://www.jamesarness.com/index.htm

 Howard W. Berlin has a website on Charlie Chan: http://www.drberlin.com/charliechan.htm

 Remember young Bobby Diamond in the THE ADVENTURES OF FURY TV show with Peter Graves ... Jim Bannon in THE ADVENTURES OF CHAMPION ... Alan Hale, Jr., Eddy Waller and Dub Taylor in CASEY JONES?  Marlene Smith has a new website with lots of info on these shows: http://brokenwheelranch.com/

 The Bowery Boys and all their permutations (such as the East Side Kids, Dead End Kids, etc.): http://boweryboys.bobfinnan.com/

 The official website for Fess Parker, TVs Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, is at: http://www.fessparker.com/

 Tim's TV Showcase has a listing of many TV shows, including westerns, with some info on when they were shown as well as a photo.  When you get to his site, at the left side of your screen and click on 'Channel One - The Series'.  Go to: http://timstvshowcase.com/

 R. J. 'Bob' Marks II has a nice site on TV's GUNSMOKE: http://gunsmokenet.com/

 Tribute site to Doug McClure is at: http://www.buckskins.com/

 Dick Curtis, Lynton Brent, Theodore Lorch, Kenneth McDonald, Christyne McIntyre, and lots of other cowboy and serial film performers worked in Columbia shorts, and in particular, the 3 Stooges series.  You can do a search the ThreeStooges.net website at: http://www.threestooges.net/

 Laurel & Hardy Central website is at: http://laurelandhardycentral.com

 The Laurel and Hardy Forum website is at: http://www.laurelandhardyforum.com/portal/

 The 'Fifties' website has info on 1950s era TV, and is at: http://www.fiftiesweb.com

 The TV Party website includes audio, video, info on TV 'flops' and more, and can be found at: http://www.tvparty.com/

 Kevin Burton Smith's The Thrilling Detective Website has a lot of info on the TV detective shows: http://www.thrillingdetective.com/

 Matt Winan's Bomba the Jungle Boy movie guide is at: http://www.tarzanmovieguide.com/bomba.htm

 Matt's Jungle Jim movie guide is at: http://www.tarzanmovieguide.com/jjim.htm

 Matt's Tarzan movie guide is at: http://www.tarzanmovieguide.com/

 The Dream Vaults of Opar Tarzan site is at: http://www.strangeexcursions.com/vaults/index.htm

 Kent Volgamore's website on the Sky King TV show is at: http://www.skyking.com/

 The George Reeves Superman website is at: http://www.jimnolt.com/

 The Superman website has info on the movies, TV show, etc.: http://www.supermanhomepage.com/

 The Astounding B Monster site is at: http://www.bmonster.com/

 The Charlie Chan site is at: http://www.charliechan.net/

WESTERN MUSIC, COWBOY SINGIN' GROUPS, WLS BARN DANCE, ETC.


 A website honoring the Hoosier Hotshots novelty singing group is at: http://www.hoosierhotshots.com/

 Johnny Bond's daughter Sherry Bond had a website on her Dad. But as of early 2006, the site was no longer working (http://www.johnnybond.com/).

 The Sons of the Pioneers singing group website is at: http://www.sonsofthepioneers.org/

 The Riders of the Purple Sage singing group website is at: http://www.ridersofthepurplesage.com/

 The official Riders In The Sky website is at: http://ridersinthesky.com/

 Bobbie Melody has the 'Riders In The Sky Cyberpals' website: http://www.ritscyberpals.com

 Many of the cowboy performers such as Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Max Terhune, Rex Allen, Eddie Dean and others worked at the National Barn Dance radio show which eminated from WLS radio in Chicago (and much later over Chicago's WGN radio).  The Barn Dance began their broadcasts in 1924, one year before the Grand Ole Opry show started.  You can read a bit of history about the Barn Dance at: http://www.otrsite.com/articles/artjf008.html

 The cowgirls.com website has a page on Patsy Montana: http://www.cowgirls.com/dream/cowgals/montana.htm

 The Country Music Association (CMA) is at: http://www.cmaworld.com/

 The Country Music Hall of Fame winners include Tex Ritter, Bob Wills, Gene Autry, the Sons of the Pioneers, Johnny Bond, Roy Rogers, more: http://www.countrymusichalloffame.org/full-list-of-inductees/

 The Nashville Songwriters Foundation Hall Of Fame includes Jimmy Wakely, Gene Autry, Johnny Bond, Smiley Burnette, Ray Whitley, Tex Ritter, Bob Nolan, Bob Wills, more.  The link below will take you to their website and when you get there, click on 'Hall of Fame': http://www.nashvillesongwritersfoundation.com/

 Roughstock.com has some info on the influence of cowboy music on the American culture of the 1930s and 1940s: http://www.roughstock.com/history/cowboy.html

 Roughstock also has some info on 'western swing', and in particular, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys: http://www.roughstock.com/history/westernswing.html

OTHER WEBSITES OF INTEREST


 Jim Tipton's 'Find A Grave' site lists the interment location for many celebrities, and the main page is at: http://www.findagrave.com/

 Want to visit some real ghost towns? Go to: http://www.ghosttowns.com/

 Elizabeth Larson has a great website on the stagecoach, and the address is: http://www.over-land.com/coach.html

 The Wells Fargo website has info on their stagecoaches: https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/history/stagecoach/

 Like to read about the 'real' west ... how about the legendary Lost Dutchman's Mine and Superstition Mountains? Go to: http://www.lost-dutchman.com/dutchman/dutch.shtml

 The HistoryNet website has a bunch of articles on the 'real' Wild West. Go to: http://www.historynet.com/magazines/wild_west

 About a hundred years ago (I'm exaggerating), I did articles on Kermit Maynard, Reb Russell, and other cowboy heroes for Rob Tucker's Memory Lane magazine when it was a print publication.  Rob now has a website.  While it is a commercial site and he is selling some things, there are lots of great posters, lobby cards, advertisements, etc. on display: http://www.memorylanemagazine.com/

 The Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin has a lot of old circus wagons, some of which were from circuses owned by the western film heroes: http://circusworld.wisconsinhistory.org/

INTERNET DATABASES ON FILMS AND STARS

There are several movie databases available on the Internet.  The main issue is that they are generally updated by folks like you or I, thus some of the data may be inaccurate or incomplete.  But if you have a question about a movie title or a person associated with films, you should check these websites:

   The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has a searchable database on actors, actresses, films, directors, studios, etc.: http://us.imdb.com/

 Trying to recall the name of a cliffhanger?  This is not a searchable database, but Joseph Scoleri III's 'Maverick' website has listings of all silent and sound serials: http://www.themaverick.us/home/serial.html

 Looking for info on Spaghetti westerns or Euro westerns. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) includes those films. You may also want to try the Spaghetti Westerns Database (SWDB): http://www.spaghetti-western.net/



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