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(Courtesy of Minard Coons)

Above - publicity still of McCoy from his 1941-1942 days as a member of the Monogram Rough Riders trio western series. Tim autographed the photo for Minard Coons.



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Above - late 1960s - early 1970s photo of Tim.




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Above from are pretty blonde Joyce Compton and McCoy in FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE (Columbia, 1932). I always liked Joyce Compton even though in later films, she wound up being typecast as a ditzy blonde or the pal of the female lead.



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Above from left to right are heroine Lois January, Tim McCoy in his Mexican disguise, and baddie Ted Adams in a still from BORDER CABELLERO (Puritan, 1936).



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FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE and TWO FISTED LAW were 1932 releases. John Wayne had an early role in TWO FISTED LAW.


On the trail of Tim McCoy

The Family Search website (free), Newspaper Archive, and tradezines / fan magazines have more on Tim McCoy and family:

Find A Grave website has a photo of the marker for Tim McCoy and wife Inga who are interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11596/tim-mccoy

January, 1978 newspaper death notices for Tim McCoy:
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/101575252/the-boston-globe/
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/101574683/detroit-free-press/
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/13247089/actor-cowby-tim-mccoy/


Links

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has information on Tim McCoy: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003706/

Click HERE for the filmography on Tim McCoy which includes the directors, leading ladies and sidekicks. Will open in a separate tab / window.

The Internet Archive and YouTube have Tim McCoy westerns which you can view / download. YouTube also has many episodes of McCoy's 1950s TV show:
https://archive.org/details/moviesandfilms?query=%22tim+mccoy%22
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22tim+mccoy%22

The American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming is the archive location for the Tim McCoy papers:
https://ahcwyo.org/2012/11/15/tim-mccoy-western-star/

Darryl Ponicsan authored a article for the American Heritage magazine on McCoy, and it includes a 1977 interview: https://www.americanheritage.com/high-eagle-many-lives-colonel-tim-mccoy

The Circus Museum and Robert L. Parkinson Library and Research Center in Baraboo, Wisconsin has some Tim McCoy material: http://circus.pastperfectonline.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search_criteria=tim+mccoy

The Time magazine archive also has a May, 1938 article about the brief lifespan of the McCoy circus which opened in Chicago and closed a month later in Washington: https://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,759731,00.html

McCoy was one of many western movie heroes whose adventures were chronicled in Big Little Books. "Tim McCoy On The Tomahawk Trail" has been scanned and can be viewed and read online at the Internet Archive website: https://archive.org/details/TomMccoy-OnTheTomahawkTrail-BigLittleBook/TimMccoy-OnTheTomahawkTrail1937-TheBigLittleBook/

You may want to visit the Tommy Scott page on the Old Corral, as it contains pictures and info on Tim McCoy as well as Sunset Carson and Johnny Mack Brown. You'll find the Tommy Scott page linked off the Old Corral homepage ... or just click on: Tommy Scott Wild West Show

McCoy's second wife was Inga Arvad, and there are all kinds of rumors, book references and stories about her being friendly with Hitler, her relationship with John F. Kennedy, J. Edgar Hoover had FBI agents trailing her, lots more. I haven't a clue whether these stories are true, partially true, or urban legend. You can read for yourself - click HERE for links on Google to articles on Inga Arvad.

McCoy has a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame: https://walkoffame.com/tim-mccoy/

In 1974, McCoy was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/performers/1641/



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