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          still photo from "The Wild Bunch" [1969] directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring {left to right} Ben Johnson, Warren Oates, William Holden & Ernest Borgnine, plus Robert Ryan          

here on Page Two:
Books About Cowboy Stars & Actors
Cowboy Stars & Actors, A-Z

on Page Three:
Selected Western Movies, to 1960

on Page Four:
Selected Western Movies, from 1961
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For other Western movies that either won or were nominated
for Academy Awards [Oscars], visit our separate webpage (no duplications):
Oscar-Winning Western Movies Page

'Books About Western Movies' Page

Western Movie DVD Collections Page



They Went Thataway book by James Horwitz  "They Went Thataway: From Tom Mix To Tonto - The Cowboy Movies & The Men Who Made Them - Where Are They Now?" [1976] by James Horwitz
A fan from 'the front row' tracked down then-living cowboy matinee & TV stars for inter-views - Gene Autry, Sunset Carson, Russell Hayden, Tim McCoy, Joel McCrea, Charles Starrett, Duncan Renaldo {"The Cisco Kid"}, and singing cowboy Jimmy Wakeley - plus material on silent star 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, William Boyd {"Hopalong Cassidy"}, William S. Hart, Ken Maynard, Tom Mix & silent star Fred Thomson
Ballantine Books mass pb [12/77] out of print/used
E.P. Dutton / Bookthrift hardcover [10/76] out of print/many used
Great Cowboy Stars of Movies & Television book by Lee O. Miller  
"The Great Cowboy Stars of Movies & Television" [1979]
by Lee O. Miller, Introduction by Joel McCrae

Crown/Arlington House hardcover [11/79] out of print/used
Those Great Cowboy Sidekicks book by David Rothel  "Those Great Cowboy Sidekicks" [1984]
by David Rothel

Empire 11x8¾ pb [6/2001] for $25.00
Scarecrow hardcover [6/84] out of print/used

"Heroes of The Range: Yesteryear's Saturday Matinee Movie Cowboys"
[1987] by Buck Rainey
World of Yesterday pb [6/87] out of print/used
Scarecrow Press hardcover [4/87] out of print/used

Cowboy Shooting Stars book by John A. Rutherford & Richard B. Smith  "Cowboy Shooting Stars" [1988]
by John A. Rutherford & Richard B. Smith III

Empire hardcover [5/88] out of stock/used
"More Cowboy Shooting Stars" [1993]
by John A. Rutherford & Richard B. Smith III

Empire hardcover [1/93] for $18.00
B-Western Actors Encyclopedia book by Ted Holland  
"B-Western Actors Encyclopedia: Facts, Photos & Filmographies For More Than 250 Familiar Faces" [1989] by Ted Holland
McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [11/97] for $30.00
McFarland & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [1/89] out of print/used
Sweethearts of the Sage book by Buck Rainey  "Sweethearts of The Sage: Biographies & Filmographies of 258 Actresses Appearing In Western Movies" [1992] by Buck Rainey
McFarland & Co. 11½x9 hardcover [8/92] out of print/used
Saddle Pals book by Garv Towell & Wayne E. Keates  "Saddle Pals: A Complete B-Western Roster of The Sound Era" [1994]
by Garv Towell & Wayne E. Keates

Empire pb [1/94] for $5.00
Saddle Gals book by Steve Turner  "Saddle Gals: A Filmography of Female Players In B-Westerns of The Sound Era" [1995] by Steve Turner
Empire pb [1/95] for $10.00
Round-Up Pictorial History book edited by Donald R. Key  "The Round-Up: A Pictorial History of Western Movie & Television Stars Through The Years" [1995] Edited by Donald R. Key
Empire 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/95] out of prodn/used
Westerns Women book by Boyd Magers & Michael G. Fitzgerald  "Westerns Women: Interviews With 50 Leading Ladies of Movie & Television Westerns From The 1930s To The 1960s" [1999]
by Boyd Magers & Michael G. Fitzgerald

McFarland & Co. hardcover [10/99] for $36.50
B-Western Boot Hill book by Bobby Copeland  "B-Western Boot Hill: A Final Tribute To The Cowboys & Cowgirls Who Rode The Saturday Matinee Movie Range" [1999]
by Bobby Copeland

Empire 8½x5½ pb [10/99] for $16.99
Reel Cowboys book by Bill O'Neal  "Reel Cowboys: Western Movie Stars Who Thrilled Young Fans & Helped Them Grow Up Decent & Strong" [2000]
by Bill O'Neal

Eakin Publns hardcover [4/2000] for $11.87
Ladies of The Western book by Michael G. Fitzgerald & Boyd Magers  "Ladies of The Western: Interviews With Fifty-One More Actresses From The Silent Era To The Television Westerns of The 1950s & The 1960s" [2002]
by Michael G. Fitzgerald & Boyd Magers

McFarland & Co. 10.4x7 hardcover [1/2002] for $36.50
Kid Kowboys, Juveniles in Western Films book by Bob Nareau  ”Kid Kowboys: Juveniles In Western Films” [2003] by Bob Nareau
featuring more than 70 juvenile actors, including Lee Aaker, Armida, Buzz Barton, Noah Beery Jr., Bobby Blake, Bill Cody Jr, Junior Coghlan, Tommy Cook, Frankie Darro, Sugar Dawn, Johnny Duncan, Billy & Gary Gray, Buzz Henry, Tim Holt, Dick Jones, Mary Lee, Harry & Sammy McKim, Mickey Rooney, Betsy King Ross, Dean Stockwell, and Jane Withers
Empire Publng 11X8&FRAC12 pb [8/2003] for $20.00
Strong, Silent Type book by Buck Rainey  
"The Strong, Silent Type: Over 100 Screen Cowboys, 1903-1930" [2003]
by Buck Rainey

McFarland & Co. 11x8½ pb [12/2003] for $45.00

and dozens more such books on the
'Books About Western Movies' Page


Cowboy  Stars  &  Actors
Wikipedia's Notable Figures In Western Films

★           ★

star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1709 No. Vine Street  Art Acord [1890-1931]  Art Acord's horse: Raven
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Art Acord and the Movies book by Grange B. McKinney  
"Art Acord and The Movies" [2000]
by Grange B. McKinney

Western Classics 11x8¾ hardcover [3/2000] out of print/used
★           ★

Rex Allen [1920-99]  Rex Allen's horse: Ko-Ko
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  'Broncho Billy' Anderson won an Honorary Oscar in 1958    'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson [1880-1971] Page

He wrote, produced, directed & starred in almost 400 silent movies  Broncho Billy's horse: Ranger

Broncho Billy & Essanay book by David Kiehn  
"Broncho Billy & The Essanay Film Company" [2003]
by David Kiehn

Farwell hardcover 10x7 [6/2003] for $32.50
★           ★

James Arness [1923-2011]
most famous as Marshal Matt Dillon on the "Gunsmoke" TV series [1955-75]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

singing cowboy Gene Autry [1907-98]  Gene Autry's horse: Champion
browse music • posters • official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

history of Autry's Melody Ranch [1936-62] in Newhall, California

http://www.amazon.com/Gene-Autry-Collection-Vol-1/dp/B000TGKWOY/
http://www.amazon.com/Gene-Autry-Collection-Western-Classics/dp/B005UFBAG8/
http://www.amazon.com/Gene-Autry-Collection-2/dp/B007IX7R3K/ = v2
http://www.amazon.com/Gene-Autry-Collection-3/dp/B00CQ8U61W/ = v3
http://www.amazon.com/Gene-Autry-Collection-Cowboy-Mary/dp/B000G8NXVO/
http://www.amazon.com/Gene-Autry-Collection-4/dp/B00EI2CTG4/ = 4
http://www.amazon.com/Gene-Autry-Collection-featuring-County/dp/B000G8NXUU/
http://www.amazon.com/Gene-Autry-Movie-Collection-5/dp/B00GSTHDD4/ = v5
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HRUQ8VG - v6
Gene Autry Collection, Sidekick Pat Buttram, Vol. 2
http://www.amazon.com/Gene-Autry-Collection-Sidekick-Buttram/dp/B000G8NXWI/

★           ★

Ward Bond [1903-60]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

Richard Boone [1917-81]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia
browse 'Have Gun Will Travel' on DVD

★           ★

William Boyd [1895-1972]  William Boyd's white horse: Topper
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's Hopalong Cassidy Page
RD's Wm. Boyd fansite

★           ★

Johnny Mack Brown [1904-74]  Johnny Mack Brown's horse: Rebel
browse Johnny Mack Brown on DVD • posters • IMDb listing [1927-1965] • Wikipedia

Monogram Cowboy Collection Volume 3 DVD box set  "Monogram Cowboy Collection, Volume 3" DVD Box Set [2012]
Warner Archive DVD-R set [7/2012] 3 disks for $30.99
contains 9 feature films on 3 disks, all starring Johnny Mack Brown: six b&w 'Nevada Jack' movies: "The Ghost Rider" [1943], "Navajo Trail" [1945], "Outlaws of Stampede Pass" [1943], "Range Law" [1944], "Six Gun Gospel" [1943], and "The Stranger From Pecos" [1943]; and three other b&w movies: "Flame of The West" [1945], "Law of The Panhandle" [1950], and "Shadows On The Range" [1946]
Monogram Cowboy Collection Volume 5 DVD box set  "Monogram Cowboy Collection, Volume 5" DVD Box Set [2013]
Warner Archive DVD-R set [3/2013] 3 disks for $30.99
contains 9 feature films on 3 disks, all starring Johnny Mack Brown: seven more b&w 'Nevada Jack' movies: "Border Bandits" [1946], "Frontier Feud" [1945], "Ghost Guns" [1944], "Gun Smoke" [1945], "Law Men" [1944], "Partners of The Trail" [1944], and "The Texas Kid" [1943]; and two other b&w Johnny Mack Brown movies: "Canyon Ambush" [1952], and "Raiders of The South" [1947]

four partially-Johnny Mack Brown WB/Monogram DVD sets on the Western Movie DVD Collections Page as well


"The Oregon Trail" 15-chapter serial [Universal July 1939]
sepia lobby card for Chapter 3 of 'The Oregon Trail' 15-chapter serial starring Johnny Mack Brown  

blue-tone lobby card for Chapter 12 of 'The Oregon Trail' 15-chapter serial starring Johnny Mack Brown  

Filmed in Kernville & Lone Pine, California; re-released in 1948; after several wagon trains are attacked, the Army sends Jeff Scott to investigate; he quickly figures out that 'Bull' Bragg is the leader of the gang, but some-one keeps helping him escape • Chapter Titles: 1. The Renegade's Revenge, 2. The Flaming Forest, 3. The Brink of Disaster, 4. Thundering Doom, 5. Stampede, 6. Indian Vengeance, 7. Trail of Treachery, 8. Redskin's Revenge, 9. The Avalanche of Doom, 10. The Plunge of Peril, 11. Trapped In The Flames, 12. The Baited Trap, 13. Crashing Timbers, 14. Death In The Night, and 15. The End of The Trail • Directed by Ford Beebe & Saul A. Goodkind; starring Johnny Mack Brown, Louise Stanley, Fuzzy Knight, Jack C. Smith, Bill Cody Jr., Edward LeSaint, James Blaine, Charles Stevens, Roy Barcroft, Charles Murphy, Jim Toney, Chief John Big Tree, Iron Eyes Cody, Helen Gibson & Chief Many Treaties
V.C.I. Video 296-minute b&w DVD [1/2006] for $24.99
V.C.I./F.F.I. Video 280-minute b&w VHS [10/95] 2 tapes for $11.00
full credits at IMDb

Johnny Mack Brown's "Marshal 'Nevada Jack' McKenzie" movies series [1943-46] from Monogram Pictures
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0037440
"The Ghost Rider" [1943]
"The Stranger From Pecos" [1943]
"Six Gun Gospel" [1943]
"Outlaws of Stampede Pass" [1943]
"The Texas Kid" [1943]
"Raiders of The Border" [1944]
"Partners of The Trail" [1944]
"Law Men" [1944]
"Range Law" [1944]
"West of The Rio Grande" [1944]
"Land of The Outlaws" [1944]
"Law of The Valley" [1944]
"Ghost Guns" [1944]
"Land of The Outlaws" [1944]
"Frontier Feud" [1945]
"Stranger From Santa Fe" [1945]
"Gun Smoke" [1945]
"The Lost Trail" [1945]
"Navajo Trail" [1945]
"Border Bandits" [1946]
"The Haunted Mine (1946)

other Johnny Mack Brown movies from Monogram Pictures
"Flame of The West" [1945] with Raymond Hatton
"Trigger Fingers" [1946] with Raymond Hatton
"Shadows On The Range" [1946] with Raymond Hatton
"Raiders of The South" [1947]
"Law of The Panhandle" [1950]
"Outlaw Gold" [1950]
"Man From Sonora" [1951]
"Oklahoma Justice" [1951]
"Texas Lawmen" [1951]
"Blazing Bullets" [1951]
"Colorado Ambush" [1951]
"Montana Desperado" [1951]
"Texas City" [1951]
"Canyon Ambush" [1952]
"Whistling Hills" [1951] with Jimmy Ellison
"Man From The Black Hills" [1952] with Jimmy Ellison

★           ★

Edgar Buchanan [1903-79]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

comic actor Smiley Burnette [1911-76]: official website

★           ★

Sunset Carson [1920-90]  Sunset Carson's horse: Cactus
{real name 'Winifred Maurice Harrison'}
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

CEP's Sunset Carson fansite

"Sunset Carson 20 Western Collection" DVD Box Set [2010]
Sunset Carson 20 Western Collection DVD box set   indep DVD set [10/2010] 7 disks for $47.99 + s/h via Amazon third party
contains 20 b&w feature films on seven disks: "Alias Billy The Kid" [1946], "Bandits of The Badlands"
[1945], "Battling Marshall" [1950], "Bordertown Trail" [1944], "Call of The Rockies" [1944], "The Cherokee Flash" [1945], "Code of The Prairie" [1944], "Days of Buffalo Bill" [1946], "Deadline" [1948], "The El Paso Kid" [1946], "Fighting Mustang" [1948], "Firebrands of Arizona" [1944], "Oregon Trail" [1945], "Red River Renegades" [1946], "Rio Grande" [1949], "Rio Grande Raiders" [1946], "Rough Riders of The Cheyenne"
[1945], "Santa Fe Saddle-mates" [1945], "Sheriff of Cimarron" [1945], and "Sunset Carson Rides Again" [1948]

★           ★

James Coburn [1928-2002]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

Western actor Don Collier

★           ★

Chuck Connors [1921-92]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia
browse 'The Rifleman' TV series on DVD

★           ★

won Best Actor Oscar for "Sergeant York" [1941]  won Best Actor Oscar for "High Noon" [1952]  won Honorary Oscar in 1961   Gary Cooper [1901-61]
Westerns on VHS • Westerns on DVD
Hwd Collxn video • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

Buster Crabbe [1907-83]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Buster Crabbe entry at Chuck's Old Corral

★           ★

stunt-double Martha Crawford {Cantanini}
IMDb listing [1947-58] • official homepage

Fall Girl, Western Stunt Double book by Martha Crawford Cantarini & Chrystopher J. Spicer  "Fall Girl: My Life As A Western Stunt Double" [2010]
by Martha Crawford Cantarini & Chrystopher J. Spicer

After being one of the top show riders in America, Martha Crawford became a female stunt rider in the movie industry of the 1950s; during the following decade, she had her own television show in Las Vegas, Nevada with a trained stunt horse, Frosty; she now lives in British Columbia, Canada
McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [5/2010] for $31.50
★           ★

Andy Devine [1905-77]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

starred as the sidekick on "The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" TV series [1951-58]

★           ★

won Best Picture Oscar for "Unforgiven" [1992]  won Best Director Oscar for "Unforgiven" [1992]  won Best Picture Oscar for "Million Dollar Baby" [2004]  won Best Director Oscar for "Million Dollar Baby" [2004]    Clint Eastwood
all videos/DVDs • Westerns on VHS • Westerns on DVD • Western posters
AFI Directors Profile video • IMDb listing • Wikipedia
browse 'Rawhide' TV series on DVD

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's Clint Eastwood Page

★           ★

Jack Elam [1920-2003]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

Sam Elliott
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

Wild Bill Elliott [1903-65]  Wild Bill Elliott's horses: Thunder & Sonny
{real name Gordon Nance} • IMDb listing

Wild Bill Elliott Complete Filmography book by Gene Blottner  
"Wild Bill Elliott: A Complete Filmography" [2007]
by Gene Blottner

covers Elliott's 78 starring roles and his more than 130 supporting roles
McFarland & Co. 10x7¼ hardcover [7/2007] for $55.00

Wild Bill Elliott Collection DVD box set - volume 1  "Wild Bill Elliott Collection 1: 34 Great Westerns" DVD Box Set [2011]
GozillaFlix b&w DVD-R set [6/2011] 6 disks produced by seller on demand via Amazon
contains 15-chapter serial "The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" [1938] and 19 feature films: Disk 1: "Taming Of The West" [1939], "Pioneers Of The Frontier" [1940], "The Man From Tumbleweed" [1940], "The Return Of Wild Bill" [1940], "The Son Of Davy Crocket" [1941]; Disk 2: "Hands Across The Rockies" [1941], "Across The Sierras" [1941], "Bordertown Gun Fighter" [1943], "Death Valley Manhunt" [1943", "Hidden Valley Outlaws" [1944]; Disk 3: "Wyoming" [1947], "The Fabulous Texan" [1947], "Old Los Angeles" [1948]; Disk 4: "The Gallant Legion" [1948], "The Last Bandit" [1949], "The Homesteaders" [1953]; Disk 5: "Vigilante Terror" [1953], "Bitter Creek" [1954], "The Forty-Niners" [1954]; and Disk 6: the 1938 serial
Wild Bill Elliott Collection DVD box set - volume 2   "Wild Bill Elliott Collection 2: 17 Great Westerns" DVD Box Set [2011]
GozillaFlix b&w DVD-R set [6/2011] produced by seller on demand via Amazon
contains 17 feature films: "Beyond The Sacramento" [1940]; "Calling Wild Bill" [1943] with Gabby Hayes; "The Devil's Trail" [1942] with Tex Ritter; "Kansas Territory" [1952]; "King of Dodge City" [1941] with Tex Ritter; "The Longhorn" [1951]; "Mojave Firebrand" [1944] with Gabby Hayes; "North From The Lone Star"
[1941]; "North of The Rockies" [1942] with Tex Ritter; "Overland Mail Robbery" [1943]; "The Plainsman and The Lady" [1946]; "Prairie Gunsmoke" [1942]; "The Return of Daniel Boone" [1941]; "Roaring Frontiers"
[1941] with Tex Ritter; "The Savage Horde" [1950]; "Vengeance of The West" [1942] with Tex Ritter; and "Waco" [1952]
Wild Bill Elliott Collection DVD box set - volume 3   "Wild Bill Elliott Collection 3: 29 Great Westerns" DVD Box Set [2011]
GozillaFlix b&w DVD-R set [6/2011] produced by seller on demand via Amazon
contains 15-chapter serial "The Valley of Vanishing Men" [1942] and 14 feature films: "California Gold Rush"
[1946], "Cheyenne Wildcat" [1944], "Conquest of Cheyenne" [1946], "The Great Stagecoach Robbery" [1945], "Lone Texas Ranger" [1945], "Marshal of Laredo" [1945], "Phantom of The Plains" [1945], "The San Antonio Kid" [1944], "Sheriff of Las Vegas" [1944], "Sheriff of Redwood Valley" [1946], "Sun Valley Cyclone"
[1946], "Tucson Raiders" [1944], "Vigilantes of Dodge City" [1944], and "Wagon Wheels Westward" [1945]

★           ★

Richard Farnsworth [1920-2000]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

won Honorary Oscar in 1981  won Best Actor Oscar for "On Golden Pond" [1982]    Henry Fonda [1905-82]
Westerns on VHS • Westerns on DVD
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

won Best Actor Oscar for "It Happened One Night" [1934]    Clark Gable [1901-60] Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

★           ★

spaghetti Western star Gianni_Garko [b. 1935]
most famous for the Italian 'Sartana' Westerns series, 1968-70
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
Hoot Gibson [1892-1962] Page
  Hoot Gibson's horses: Starlight & Goldie

★           ★

Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez [1925-2006]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
silent movie cowboy star
William S. Hart [1864-1946] Page
  William S. Hart's horse: Fritz

★           ★

George 'Gabby' Hayes [1885-1969]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

JW's Gabby Hayes fansite

★           ★

Pat Hingle [1924-2008]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

Tim Holt [1918-73]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

silent movie cowboy star Jack Hoxie [1885-1965]  Jack Hoxie's horse: Fender  Jack Hoxie's other horse: Dynamite
ex-rodeo star Jack Hoxie made 120 movies between 1913 and 1933
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

Western stuntman Loren Janes
co-founder of the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures & Television in 1961
IMDb listing • no entry at Wikipedia

★           ★

singer & cowboy actor Herb Jeffries [b. 1911]
IMDb listing • official website • Wikipedia

★           ★

won Best Actor Oscar for "The Last Picture Show" [1971]  Ben Johnson [1918-96]
Westerns on VHS • Westerns on DVD
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

http://benjohnsonscreencaps.shutterfly.com/

★           ★

Alan Ladd [1913-64]
Westerns on VHS • Westerns on DVD • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

Allan 'Rocky' Lane [1909-73]  Rocky Lane's horse: Black Jack
IMDb listing

Allan 'Rocky' Lane / Republic's Action Ace book by Chuck Thornton  
"Allan 'Rocky' Lane: Republic's Action Ace" [1990]
by Chuck Thornton

Empire Publng 11¼x8¾ hardcover [8/90] out of print/used
★           ★

Alfred 'Lash' LaRue [1917-96]  Lash LaRue's horses: Rush & Black Diamond
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Lash LaRue King of The Bullwhip book by Chuck Thornton & David Rothel  
"Lash LaRue: King of The Bullwhip" [1988]
by Chuck Thornton & David Rothel

Empire Publng pb [2/89] for $15.00
Empire Publng 11x8¼ hardcover [5/2003] for $16.50
★           ★

cowboy serial actor Rex Lease [1903-66]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

Guy Madison [1922-96]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

official Guy Madison website

starred as 'Wild Bill' Hickok with Andy Devine on
"The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok" TV series [1951-58]

★           ★

won Best Actor Oscar for "Cat Ballou" [1965]  Lee Marvin [1924-87]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

Ken Maynard [1895-1973]  Ken Maynard's horse: Tarzan
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Ken Maynard Western Classics DVD box set  "Ken Maynard Western Classics" DVD Box Set [2009]
Alpha Home Ent. b&w DVD set [11/2009] for $19.99
contains 5 b&w feature films: "Two Gun Man" [1931]; "Phantom
Thunderbolt" [1932]; "Fargo Express" [1933]; "Honor of The Range"
[1934]; and "Lightning Strikes West" [1940]
★           ★

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
cowboy movie star
Col. Tim McCoy [1891-1978] Page
  Tim McCoy's horses: snow-white Pal in early films  Tim McCoy's horses: black stallion Baron in the 'Rough Riders' films  Tim McCoy's horses: black Ace in later 'Rough Riders' films

★           ★

Joel McCrea [1905-90]
Westerns/DVD • Westerns/VHS • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

Steve McQueen [1930-1980]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia
browse 'Wanted: Dead or Alive' TV series on DVD

'Steve McQueen Online' fansite

★           ★

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
silent movie cowboy star
Tom Mix [1880-1940] Page
  Tom Mix's horse: Old Blue  Tom Mix's horse: Tony  Tom Mix's horse: Tony Jr.

★           ★

rodeo trick roper Montie Montana [1910-98]  Montie Montana's pinto horse: Rex
IMDb listing

★           ★

Clayton Moore [1914-99]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's 'The Lone Ranger & Tonto' Page  The Lone Ranger's horse: Silver

★           ★

Hugh O'Brian [1925-2016]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

"The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp" [1955-61 TV series]
series credits at IMDb

'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's Wyatt Earp [1848-1929] Page

★           ★

Cliff Parkinson [1898-1950]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

won Best Actor Oscar for "To Kill A Mockingbird" [1962]  Gregory Peck [1916-2003]
Westerns on DVD • Westerns on VHS
Hwd Collxn video • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

Slim Pickens {real name Louis Bert Lindley, Jr.} [1919-83]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

★           ★

singing cowboy Tex Ritter [1905-74]  Tex Ritter's horse: White Flash

★           ★

Dale Robertson []

★           ★

singing cowboy Roy Rogers [1911-98]  Roy Rogers's horse: Trigger
Roy Rogers made 88 feature films and 104 half-hour TV shows
books • browse music • posters
IMDb listing • official website • Wikipedia
annual Roy Rogers Festival [June] in Portsmouth, OH

video version of "Hoppy, Gene & Me" [1974?] sung by Roy Rogers
watch/listen [2:42] for free at YouTube

"Young Bill Hickock" [Republic Pictures Oct 1940]
Young Bill Hickock 1940 movie starring Roy Rogers & Gabby Hayes  While the United States is busy with the Civil War, young Western freight line agent Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane and her crusty uncle fend off robbers who are after the gold shipment and foreign agents who are stealing land. Co-produced & directed by Joseph Kane; starring Roy Rogers {as 'Wild Bill' Hickok}, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Julie Bishop, John Miljan, Sally Payne, Archie Twitchell, Monte Blue, Iron Eyes Cody, fiddler Spade Cooley & Trigger the Horse; seven songs • full credits at IMDb
A.F.A. Ent. widescreen b&w DVD [12/2009] for $14.95
Westlake Ent. Group b&w DVD [2004] for $7.14
Good Times Video / Happy Trails Theatre b&w DVD [11/2003] for $4.99
Alpha Video b&w DVD [1/2003] for $7.98
Good Times Video / Happy Trails Theatre b&w VHS [11/2003] out of prodn/used
1940 poster available in 3 sizes at AllPosters.com

Dale Evans [1912-2001]  Dale Evans's horse: Buttermilk
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Ultimate Roy Rogers cowboy movie collection DVD box set  "The Ultimate Roy Rogers Collection: King of The Cowboys" [2007]
Passport DVD box set [4/2007] 5 disks for $14.99
includes "Apache Rose" [1947] §; "The Arizona Kid" [1939]; "Bad Man of Deadwood"
[1941]; "The Bells of San Angelo" [1947]; "Days of Jesse James" [1939]; "The Far Frontier"
[1948]; "The Gay Ranchero" [1948]; "Grand Canyon Trail" [1948]; "Heart of The Golden West" [1942] §; "Home In Oklahoma" [1946] with Dale Evans §; "King of The Cowboys"
[1943]; "My Pal Trigger" [1946]; "The Ranger and The Lady" [1940]; "Robin Hood of The Pecos" [1941]; "Roll On Texas Moon" [1946]; "Sheriff of Tombstone" [1941]; "Silver Spurs" [1943] §; "Springtime In The Sierras" [1947]; "Under California Skies" [1948]; "Wall Street Cowboy" [1939] §; "West of The Badlands" [1940]; "The Yellow Rose of Texas" [1944] with Dale Evans; "Young Bill Hickock" [1940]; "Young Buffalo Bill" [1940]
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Roy Rogers 20-Movie Pack DVD box set  "The Roy Rogers Collection - 20-Movie Pack" [2006]
Mill Creek Ent. DVD box set [4/2006] 4 disks for $8.49 [sic]
includes "The Arizona Kid" [1939], "Bells of Rosarita" [1945], "Bells of San Angelo" [1947], "Billy The Kid Returns" [1938] {as Billy The Kid}, "The Carson City Kid" [1940], "Colorado" [1940], "Cowboy and The Senorita" [1944], "Days of Jesse James" [1939], "Hands Across The Border" [1944], "Heldorado" [1946], "In Old Caliente" [1939], "King of The Cowboys" [1943], "Lights of Old Santa Fe" [1944], "My Pal Trigger" [1946], "Robin Hood of The Pecos" [1941], "Rough Riders' Round-Up" [1939], "Sheriff of Tombstone" [1941], "Under California Stars" [1948], "Utah" [1945], and "Young Bill Hickok" [1940]

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John Russell [1921-91]
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Red Ryder  Red Ryder's horse: Thunder & Li'l Beaver  Li'l Beaver's horse: Papoose [comic strip 1938-64]
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Fred Harman Art Museum in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

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'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
Randolph Scott [1898-1987] Page
  Randolph Scott's horse: a blond sorrel named Stardust

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'Sons of The Pioneers' band
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Bob Steele bucking bronc poster  Bob Steele [1907-88]  Bob Steele's horse: Brownie
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27"x40" Bob Steele poster available at Amazon

Bob Steele entry at Chuck's Old Corral

"The Films of Bob Steele" [] by Bob Nareau

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won Best Actor Oscar for "The Philadelphia Story" [1940]  won Honorary Oscar 1985    James Stewart [1908-97]
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stuntman-actor Woody Strode [1914-94]
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Goal Dust autobiography by Woody Strode  
"Goal Dust: The Warm & Candid Memoirs of A Pioneer
Black Athlete & Actor" autobiography [1990]
by Woody Strode & Sam Young

Madison Books 9x6 hardcover [6/90] out of print/used
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'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
silent movie cowboy star
Fred Thomson [1890-1928] Page
  Fred Thomson's horse: Silver King

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silent movie cowboy star Tom Tyler [1903-54]
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Lee Van Cleef [1925-89]
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Clint Walker [b. 1927]
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star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  won Best Actor Oscar as Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit" [1969]    'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore's
John Wayne [1907-79] Page

listed as Amazon bestselling action star in 2008

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Guy Williams as 'Zorro' photo poster  Guy Williams [1924-89]
IMDb listing • 'Zorro' entry at Wikipedia

Readers of The Purple Sage Western Bookstore's 'El Zorro' Page

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Chill Wills [1903-78]
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