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SERIAL DVDs$19.98 -- Don Winslow Of The Coast Guard (1943) Actors: Don Terry, Walter Sande, Elyse Knox, Philip Ahn, June Duprez - Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor - Publisher: United Home (V.C.I.)
TELEVISION SERIES DVDs$89.98 – Bat Masterson starring Gene Barry – 11 DVD Boxed Set – 108 episodes in chronological order – the complete series – Studio: WARAZ
$59.99 – Cheyenne: The Complete Third Season - starring Clint Walker – Publisher: Warner Bros.Digital Dist. - Boxed Set – Genre: Television: Series
$39.98 – Cimarron City: The Complete Series - starring George Montgomery – Publisher: Entertainment Distributing - Boxed Set - Genre: Television: Series
$34.98 -- The Gene Autry Show: The Second Season (1951-52) 26 episodes on four DVDs. Publisher: Entertainment Distributing – CCZA
$19.93 -- Hey Dude: Season 1 starring David Brisbin – Publisher: Shout Factory/Vivendi Visual
$19.93 -- Hey Dude: Season 2 starring David Brisbin – Publisher: Shout Factory/Vivendi Visual
$49.98 -- Laramie - The Second Season - 33 Hour long episodes - Actors: John Smith, Robert Fuller - Studio: Timeless Media Group
$29.93 -- The Lone Ranger: 75th Anniversary - Seasons 1 and 2 (1949) - Number of discs: 13 - Studio: Classic Media – Publisher: Genius Products/Vivendi Visua
$39.98 – Maverick: The Complete First Season - starring James Garner - Publish Date: 2012/05/29 – Publisher: Warner Brothers/Eurpac - Boxed Set
$44.95 -- Overland Trail - The Complete Series - 17 Classic Episodes - Actors: Doug McClure, William Bendix - Studio: Timeless Media Group
$270.99 -- Rawhide: Four Season Pack (1959-1962) 114 episodes – 99 hours on 31 DVDs - Publisher: Paramount
$99.98 -- The Rebel-Johnny Yuma --3 DVD SET-30 Episodes-Starring Nick Adams – Publisher: WARAZ
$99.98 -- Stoney Burke --3 DVD Set-15 Episodes-Starring Jack Lord – Publisher: AZ
$49.98 -- Tales Of Wells Fargo: The Complete First Two Seasons (1957-58) starring Dale Robertson – 52 episodes on six DVDs. (21 hours, 42 minutes) Publisher: Entertainment Distributing - Boxed Set
$59.95 -- The Tall Man - Complete TV Series - All 75 Episodes! Starring Barry Sullivan, Clu Gulager, Denver Pyle and Leonard Nimoy - Studio: Timeless Media Group
$9,98 -- TV Westerns Featuring Robert Redford - five Classic Episodes from The Virginian, The Deputy, Tate, Whispering Smith – Publisher: Entertainment Distributing
The Virginian - Publisher: Entertainment Distributing
$79.98 - The Complete First Season
$79.98 - The Complete Second Season
$79.98 - The Complete Third Season
$79.98 - The Complete Fourth Season
$79.98 - The Complete Fifth Season
$79.98 - The Final Season (The Men from Shiloh)
$79.98 -- Wagon Train: The Complete Fourth Season - Publisher: Entertainment Distributing
$79.98 -- Wagon Train: The Complete Third Season - Publisher: Entertainment Distributing
$79.98 -- Wagon Train: The Complete Second Season - Publisher: Entertainment Distributing
$69.98 -- Wagon Train: The Complete First Season - Publisher: Entertainment Distributing
$69.98 -- Wide Country - The Complete Television Series - 28 Episodes! Starring Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine and Slim Pickens - Publisher: Entertainment Distributing
$59.95 -- Yancy Derringer-Volume One - 17 Episodes-Two Disc Set-Starring Jock Mahoney – Publisher AudioTape Inc
$23.77 – America Home Sweet Home by Jean Prescott (2011) Tracks: These Things Say Freedom To Me, Fifty Six Heroes. Betsy's Bright Banner, There's A Gold Star In Her Window, Old Glory, Just Doing What Was Right, Same Song Different War, Words, Song For Josiah, Time for Farewell, I Will Go, Taps – Label: Prescott Music za
$19.95 -- American Folk Songbook by Suzy Bogguss (2011) Publisher ZA – Songs: Shady Grove, Shenandoah, Red River Valley, Froggy Went A-Courtin', Wayfaring Stranger, Banks Of The Ohio, Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier, Ol' Dan Tucke, Rock Island Line, Sweet Betsy From Pike, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Careless Love, All The Pretty Little Horses, Git Along Little Dogies, Erie Canal, Wildwood Flower, Beautiful Dreamer
$15.98 -- Bright Lights & Country Music by Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys (2012) Publisher: Hillside Records /Burnside -- Songs: I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried, The Only Thing I Want, Blue Bonnet Lane, Tommorow I'll Cry, Bright Lights & Country Music, For a Minute There,. Let Me Love the Leaving from Your Mind, Sugar Moon, Shoes, Silver Dew On the Bluegrass, Darlin' You're Stronger Than Me, Footsteps to Nowhere
$11.98 -- The Centennial Collection by Roy Rogers with the Sons Of The Pioneers - Publisher: Varese Sarabande Records/Fonta – Songs: Cowboy Night Herd Song, Jesse James, Hadie Brown (My Little Lady), Seein' Nellie Home (Aunt Dinah's Quilting Party), Swiss Yodel, Goodbye My Lover Goodbye, Black Sheep Blues, One More River to Cross, Sing, Cowboy, Sing, When the Work's All Done This Fall, Dear Old Western Skies, New River Train, Billy the Kid, Goodbye Old Paint, Memories of the Range, Cool Water, Strawberry Roan, When It's Night Time in Nevada, Square Dance, That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine, It's Home Sweet Home to Me
$13.99 -- Clear As Day by Scotty Mccreery – Publisher: Universal Music Group -- Track List: Out of Summertime, I Love You This Big, Clear As Day, The Trouble with Girls, Water Tower Town, Walk in the Country, Better Than That, Write My Number On Your Hand, Dirty Dishes, You Make That Look Good, Back on the Ground, That Old King James
$23.66 -- Gone West by L.K. Potts (2011) – Published by Musikode Records – Songs: That-A-Way, Cowboy Kind, Home to Oregon, Leaving Cheyenne, The Ballad of Poker Alice, Hats, Captains of the Dream, Hear Me Out, High Sierra, The Ballad of Black Bart, Our Last Walk.
$29.38 -- Good Gone Days by Rick Pickren (2011) Label: BIG STRIKEZA – Songs: Claude Dallas, Chestnut Mare, The Farmer & The Mother Lode, Shake the Chill, Kiss Me My Love. The Rain Is Fallin' Down, Better Days Are Comin', Black Bart, The Bitter End, One Great Moment, Jesse, Christmas Time Out On the Range, The Good Gone Days
$23.76 – Harms Way by Joni Harms (2012) Songs: Weakness For Cowboys, More Than Your Eyes Can See, Every Cowgirl's Dream, After All , Keep On Dreaming, West Texas Waltz, Ay Yi Yi Yi, Millie, Cowboy Wedding, It'll Happen When It's Time, Cowboy Coffee, Sunday Go to Meeting Clothes, I Want to Sing For You – Publisher: Harms Way Music
$13.98 -- Here for A Good Time by George Strait (2011) Publisher: Universal Music Group – Songs: Love's Gonna Make It Alright, Drinkin' Man, Shame On Me, Poison, Here For A Good Time, House Across The Bay, Lone Star Blues, A Showman's Life, Three Nails And A Cross, Blue Marlin Blues, Always Remember You.
$23.63 -- I Dreamed Count Basie Was a Cowboy by Don Burnham (2011) Published by Redoubtable Records – Songs: Go Man, Go!, I Can't Two-Step Houston Out Of My Mind, I Dreamed Count Basie Was A Cowboy, Fern Frond Boogie, Ms Busy, That's What I Love About You, Apple and Google and Gold, Ex Factor, A Dog's Life, Emmett, I Will Never Be Your Fool, Driving Lesson
$19.98 -- Land Beyond the Sun by The Riders in the Sky (2011) Publisher: Riders Radio Records – Songs: The Land Beyond The Sun, Song Of The Trail, The King's Highway, There's A Gold Mine In The Sky, This Ole House (featuring Side Meat), River Of Mystery, Saddle Up. The Mystery Of His Way, Cowboy Camp Meeting, He Walks With The Wild And The Lonely, There's A Blue Sky Way Out Yonder. Lord, You Made The Cowboy Happy, The Stingy Congregation (spoken word)
$17.99 -- Let's Put the Western Back in the Country by Joni Harms (2004) Track Listings: Let's Put the Western Back in the Country, I've Got a Feelin' for You, Murphy's Law, Coyote Cafe, A Little Bit of Love, Cowboy Up, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Love Never Hurt Nobody, Oregon Trail, The Wind, Shape of My Heart, We Work It Out, I Still Do – Label: Wildcatter Records za
$19.97 -- Oh, Sweet Mama! By Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong (2011) Record Label: Roundup Records – Songs: My Last Old Dollar, Slim's Sweet Mama Blues, Women Women Women, The Sunset Trail , Hesitation Blues, Wahoo!, Mala Noche, No Hard Times, Old Faithful, Mexicali Rose, Take My Boots Off When I Die, The Cat's Whiskers, Sittin On Top Of The World, Rollin' Al
$20.69 -- Other Voices by Rex Allen, Jr. - Publisher: BPR Records – Songs: Arizona Waltz, When Payday Rolls Around, Cool Water, Ghost Riders in the Sky, Crying in the Chappel, Don't Take Your Guns to Town,Peaceful Easy Feeling, Ruidodo, Dreaning My Dreams, Bulletts in the Gun, Last Cowboy Song. Lay Me Down
$15.95 – Rocketbuster by Wylie & the Wild West (2011) Track Listings: Buck Up and Huck It, 5 Days to Friday, True Love Ways, Rocketbuster Boots, 200 Ton, Willing Horse, Montana Love Song, Yo Yo Ma, Ugly Girl Blues, Yodel Man, Old Blue, Got My Yodeler Goin, Summer Leases', Houlihan – Label: Hi-Line Records za
$19.99 – This Love of Horses by Mary Ann Kennedy (2011) Track list: This Love of Horses, Big Love, Cowboy Girl, Two Leaves, Get Up n' Go, Slow and Right, Indian Pony, Native Song, Shooting Star, Road to the Horse – Label: Tonka Records za
$25.00 – Twelve Mile Road - Dave Stamey (Artist) (October 25, 2011) Songs: Twelve Mile Road, Blackjack, Buckskin Horse, All I Need Is You, Song For Jake, If I Had Money, Never Gonna Rain. Sage In Her Hair, Bubba and the Goat, Wild Sierra, Comfortable Shoes, Sweet Grass County Line – Label: CDBY ZA
$18.99 -- Western Swing Allstars With Cindy Cashdollar Jake by The Bordertown Bootleggers (2011) Published by Tone Poet Productions – Songs: Minor Imposition. Lonesome, Limehouse Blues (Featuring Ray Benson, Joel Guzman), Fidoodlin, String Theory, Skylark, Two Of A Kind, Almost To Tulsa, Turnin' The Corn (Featuring Rick McRae), Little Rock Getaway
$13.98 – Wildflower by Lauren Alaina (2011) Publisher: Universal Music Group - Track List: Georgia Peaches, Growing Her Wings, Tupelo, The Middle, Like My Mother Does, She's a Wildflower, I'm Not One of Them, The Locket, Eighteen Inches, One of Those Boys, Funny Thing About Love, Dirt Road Prayer
BOOKS$36.45 – The A to Z of Westerns in Cinema by Paul Varner – Publish Date: 2009/09/30 - Pages: 288 - Size: 5 3/4 x 8 ½ - The story of the western is told in The A to Z of Westerns in Cinema through a chronology, a bibliography, and an introductory essay. However, it is the hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on cinematographers; composers; producers; films like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Dances With Wolves, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, High Noon, The Magnificent Seven, The Searchers, Tombstone, and Unforgiven; such actors as Gene Autry, Kirk Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, and John Wayne; and directors like John Ford and Sergio Leone that will have you reaching for this book again and again. Publisher: Scarecrow Press
$75.00 – "A" Western Filmmakers - A Biographical Dictionary of Writers, Directors, Cinematographers, Composers, Actors and Actresses – by Henryk Hoffmann - 59 photos, filmographies, bibliography, appendices, index - 662pp. Softcover edition (7 x 10 in 2 vols.) published in 2008 by McFarland of earlier 2000 hardcover edition. From High Noon to Unforgiven, the "A" Western represents the pinnacle of Western filmmaking. More intellectual, ambitious, and time-consuming than the readily produced "B" or serial Westerns, these films rely on hundreds of talented artists. This comprehensive reference work provides biographies and Western filmographies for nearly 1,000 men and women who have contributed to at least three "A" Westerns. These contributors are arranged by their role in film production. Cinematographers, composers, actors, actresses, and directors receive complete biographical treatment; writers whose work was used in at least two Westerns are also featured. An appendix lists well-known actors who have appeared in either one or two "A" Westerns, as specified. - About the Author: Henryk Hoffmann was born in Poznan, Poland, where he worked as an English teacher, translator and interpreter, and for many years served as vice-president of a film society. A member of the Western Writers of America, he now lives in Pennsylvania, where he teaches Latin and coaches soccer in a boarding school.
$34.95 -- And... Action!: Photos and Stories from My Life in and Around the Hollywood Motion Picture Business by Stephen Lodge – This book is Steve's story of having a Mom that worked for Monogram Pictures circa 1950s ... and Steve and his brother get to visit movie and TV productions and exterior locations ... and meet many of our western film and TV heroes. Loaded with lots of memories and photos. This 8 1/2 x 11 softcover has about 250 pages – Published in 2008 by Lulu.Com
$35.00 -- The Art of Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West - A Critical Appreciation - by John Fawell - photos, notes, bibliography, index - 223pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2005 - Few directors are characterized by both extraordinary film craft and the ironic reputation for lowbrow films. Despite his many achievements as a child of the Italian Cinecitta studios, however, Sergio Leone has been judged severely by writers who find his films lacking in ideas and moralists who find his films unduly cynical. Nevertheless, Leone’s greatest cinematic achievement, Once Upon a Time in the West, served to refute these criticisms while exposing the director’s unique romanticism and artistic ambition. As Leone’s fourth successful American western film, Once Upon a Time in the West earned him acclaim for liberating the western genre, restoring it to a place of antique American simplicity.The principal goal of this book is to sharpen an appreciation for Sergio Leone and his most famous American western. The first two chapters deal with the relationship between Once Upon a Time in the West and the western films that preceded it, particularly those of John Ford. Subsequent chapters concentrate on the central characters of Once Upon a Time in the West, with special attention to Jill, Leone’s first female protagonist and a surprisingly successful character, central to the plot and accorded a kind of existential strength usually reserved for men in Westerns. The sixth, seventh and eighth chapters address Leone’s visual style, which represents a unique fusion of Hollywood classicism and modernism, and reveals the influences of Italian Surrealism and the French New Wave. The final chapters explore the rhythm, romanticism, and musical character ofOnce Upon a Time in the West , espousing the theory that Leone’s approach to film is, above all, musical. About the Author: John Fawell is an associate professor in humanities at the College of General Studies at Boston University. His articles have appeared in both literature and film publications. He lives in Quincy, Massachusetts.
$39.00 -- Best of the Badmen: Polecats, Varmits, and Desperadoes of Western Films by Boyd Magers, Bob Nareau, and Bobby Copeland - Presents detailed bios and filmographies on 315 men who played outlaws, bandits and polecats on the movie and TV western screen from 1930 to the '60s. Hardbound – Photos - 352 pages - Published by Empire in 2005 - Size(inches) 8¼ x 11
$34.95 – The Case Files of the Oriental Sleuths: Charlie Chan, Mr. Moto, and Mr. Wong by David Rothel - During the golden age of magazine fiction, motion pictures, and radio-roughly the 1920s through the late 1940s-three Oriental crime fighters were introduced to the American public. Through the media which they inhabited they became fictional icons in American popular culture: Honolulu Police Inspector Charlie Chan, International Secret Agent Mr. I. A. Moto, and Justice Department Agent Mr. James Lee Wong-commonly known as the Oriental Sleuths. Created by respected authors Earl Derr Biggers, Pulitzer Prize-winner John P. Marquand, and Hugh Wiley, the three Oriental sleuths' adventures first appeared in popular magazines and then were quickly snapped up by Hollywood to sate the appetites of film-goers for detective thrillers on the silver screen. Charlie Chan carried his case loads over into radio, television, newspaper comic strips, comic books, Better Little Books, and games. Mr. Moto followed with radio adventures and a graphic novel, and Mr. Wong added comic book exploits to his résumé. Now author David Rothel brings all three Oriental sleuths together for the first time in one volume as he examines their origins and covers their development in all the media forms they encompassed through the years. 326 pages - Publisher: BearManor Media (May 18, 2011)
$35.00 – Collecting Western Memorabilia – by Tim Lasiuta - Foreword by George Coan - 91 photos, bibliography, index - 183pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2004 - The perfect guide for all collectors of Western film, television, radio and comics memorabilia, this book contains everything you need to know about getting your old Lone Ranger comic book signed by Clayton Moore or tracking down that Hopalong Cassidy lunchbox. Festivals and conventions in your area, the best museums (from art to Native American history to toys), which newsletters and magazines to subscribe to, which websites to check. The section on reference books includes biographies, genre histories (radio drama, mysteries, comedies), studios, music reference, serials and cliffhangers, locations and movie ranches, episode guides, cast listings, film listings, price and collectible guides, and a list of publishers. Each entry shows the author(s), publisher, format, length, and a brief summary. This book has it all: commemorative artwork, posters, production stills, lobby cards, autographs, books, costumes, newspaper strips, comic books, cups, plates, and utensils, commemorative weapons and play sets, toys, games, models, lunchboxes, Christmas ornaments, magazines, movie and TV props and memorabilia, scripts, press packets, audio and video recordings, and cereal box premiums. The book tells how best to preserve your treasures and how to get in touch with other fans, whether buying, selling, or swapping. A survival guide to auctions, garage sales, flea markets, estate sales, and antique stores follows. Systems of ranking item quality, cataloguing guides, and format diagrams for listing and insurance purposes are included, as is a list of collector clubs. – About the Author: Collector and writer Tim Lasiuta lives in Red Deer, Alberta.
$24.95 – A Collector's Guide To Zorro From the 50s & 60s by Rochelle Dubrow - Every trinket you've ever wanted to see that's Zorro related! Fifty years ago Walt Disney used his magic touch to bring Zorro to the small screen. The innovative advertising campaign including a massive amount of merchandise, not only helped popularize the show, but helped make it an instant success. Today, these once worshipped costumes, books, clothing, toys, photos, and advertising pieces have once again found favor in the hearts of collectors. The new edition of A Guide to Zorro Collectibles from the Fifties and Sixties includes a closer look at the television show and its merchandising and advertising. This addition also provides an updated pricing guide for the various products merchandised by Disney. 252 pages - Publisher: BearManor Media (July 31, 2008)
$49.95 -- The Corriganville Movie Ranch Filmography by Jerry L. Schneider - In 1937, Ray "Crash" Corrigan purchased a ranch in Simi Valley, California, which he turned into, first, a movie ranch, and later, an amusement park. This book contains a listing of films and television shows which used the ranch for some or all of their scenes.. - Publish Date: 2009/09/21 – Publisher: Createspace
$23.95 -- Don "Red" Barry, The Cyclone Cowboy by Bobby J. Copeland. This book includes filmography and film details, comments from people who knew Barry, info on his sidekicks, info about his brief marriage to Peggy Stewart, and more. There's also a section about Barry's amorous adventures in Hollywoodland, lots of newspaper articles, and coverage of his suicide. And yes - Barry's birth name was "Milton Poimbouef". This softcover is about 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches, has 129 pages, and includes lots of photos.
$85.00 – The Encyclopedia of B Westerns (August 2012) • Pages: 544 - Size: 6 x 9 - By Cynthia J. Miller - From the 1930s through the 1950s, B Westerns were produced in rapid succession by major studios and "Poverty Row" independents alike. Known for their unabashedly formulaic plots and non-stop action, B Westerns have come to characterize the Golden Age of Western films. Often made in a matter of days on a shoestring budget, these films were star vehicles for actors such as Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Tex Ritter, John Wayne, and others whose names became synonymous with the Western genre. In The Encyclopedia of B Westerns, Cynthia J. Miller provides a comprehensive overview of the films, themes, and personnel that brought the frontier West to life on the American screen. This extensive encyclopedia looks at the heroes, villains, sidekicks, and leading ladies of B Westerns, as well as the films that made them famous. Including career biographies for many of the unsung actors and actresses of the B Western, as well as glimpses into little-known films not generally discussed, this book is a valuable reference for film scholars, students, and film enthusiasts. Publisher: Scarecrow Press za
$34.90 – Fess Parker: TV's Frontier Hero - William R. Chemerka (Author), Phil Collins (Introduction), Ron Ely (Foreword) Publication Date: August 31, 2011 - Fess Parker grew up in Texas, served in World War II, and later became TV's incredibly popular 'Davy Crockett' and 'Daniel Boone.' After his film and TV career, Parker became a successful businessman, hotel builder, and vintner. William R. Chemerka's authorized biography is a respectful tribute to an amazing man that features thoughtful recollections from Parker's family, friends, co-stars, and fans, and includes a number of never-before-published photographs. 416 pages - Publisher: BearManor Media
$35.00 -- The Films of Whip Wilson by David L. Godwin - This softcover is about 8 1/2 x 11 inches, has 260 pages, and includes a very detailed biography and filmography as well as personal appearance details, his comic books, Monogram contract info, tradepaper reviews, comments from people who worked with Wilson, info on trusty white hoss Bullet, and lots more.Included in our Whip Wilson book package is a copy of Crashing Thru – My Life With Whip Wilson – the book by Monica Myers, the widow of Whip Wilson. Both books for $35 total.
$20.00 -- Gabby Hayes - King of the Cowboy Comics by Bobby J. Copeland and Richard B. Smith – Published by Empire Publishing. This softcover is about 8 1/2 x 11 inches, has about 140 pages, and includes lots of photos, a biography, film appearance details, his comic books, his Boys Ranch, more.
$170.00 -- The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury by Jim Harmon and Donald Glut - This book is a great source for information on the chapterplays of the silent era onward. There are some interesting factoids, such as how Kirk Alyn(Superman) and Lyle Talbot(Lex Luthor) would trade recipes on the set. Alyn later became a food writer for a local paper. I wanted more of this behind the scenes information and less rehashing of the serial plots. Nevertheless, the author's love of his subject is clear and he pays great respect to the comic books from which many of these serials were born. Batman in particular sounds like a racist travesty, with the actor playing Robin sporting a visible tattoo and Batman's gut hanging over his belt. Captain America also got the sore treatment, Cap was given a gun instead of shield. Interesting book on a long lost subject. Published in 1973 by Routledge
$36.95 -- Gripping Chapters: The Sound Movie Serial by Ron Backer – This book is much more than a history of the sound motion picture serial. Here you'll find all of the sources for sound movie serials, including comic strips, comic books, the pulps, novels and radio shows. There are chapters analyzing the cliffhanger endings of serial episodes, with information focusing on cheat cliffhanger endings, such as time expansion cheats, "survived through it cheats," and re-shot footage cheats, as well as a study of some of the cleverest and most exciting cliffhanger endings of all time. Other topics include serial sequels and series, the stars who appeared in serials, prolific contributors to serials, and stock footage and bloopers. Plus an appreciation of three very special serials: The Phantom Empire, Flash Gordon and Zorro's Black Whip. Published in 2010 by BearManor Media
$24.95 – Gunfight at the Eco-Corral: Western Cinema and the Environment - By: Robin L. Murray, Joseph K. Heumann - Illustrations: 24 B&W – Scheduled to be Published: 2012 - 272 pages, 5.5" x 8.5" - An innovative exploration of environmental themes in classic and contemporary Westerns. Most film critics point to classic conflicts—good versus evil, right versus wrong,civilization versus savagery—as defining themes of the American Western. In this provocative examination of Westerns fromTumbleweeds (1925) to Rango ( 2011),Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann argue for a more expansive view thatmoves beyond traditional conflicts to encompass environmental themes and struggles. The environment, after all, is the fundamental stage for most western stories, from land rush dramas that pit “sod busters” against ranchers to conflicts between mining-town communities and corporations. Because environmental issues lie at the forefront of so many conflicts today, Murray and Heumann believe that the Western is ripe for such new examination.Drawing on perspectives from both film studies and environmental history, the authors show how western films frequently deal with issues related to land use and different ways of looking at the natural world. In films as diverse as Gene Autry musicals, early John Wayne B-Westerns, and revisionist critiques such as the 2010 remake of True Grit, resources are exploited in the name of progress. Beginning with an analysis of two iconic Westerns, Shane and The Searchers, Murray and Heumann identify the environmental dichotomies—previously overlooked by critics—that are broached in both films, and they clarify the history that lies behind the environmental debates in these films and many others. How do Westerns respond to the historical contexts they present? And what do those responses suggest about American views of nature and its exploitation? The conflicts these movies address grow out of differing views of progress, frequently in relation to technology. The authors show that such binary oppositions tend to blur when examined closely, demonstrating that environmental issues are often more complex than we realize. Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
$39.95 -- A History of Television’s The Virginian, 1962 – 1971 - by Paul Green - 57 photos, appendix, bibliography, index - 300pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2010  On September 19, 1962, The Virginian made its primetime broadcast premiere. The 1902 novel by Owen Wister had already seen four movie adaptations when Frank Price mentioned the story’s series potential to NBC. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television’s first 90-minute western series. Immensely successful, it ran for nine seasons--television’s third longest running western. This work accounts for the entire creative history of The Virginian, including the original inspirations and the motion picture adaptations--but the primary focus is its transformation into television and the ways in which the show changed over time. An extensive episode guide includes title, air date, guest star(s), writers, producers, director and a brief synopsis of each of The Virginian’s 249 episodes, along with detailed cast and production credits. About the Author: Paul Green is a biographer specializing in film and television history. He lives in Rustburg, Virginia.
$24.95 -- Hollywood Heroes: Thirty Screen Legends from King Arthur to Zorro by David Hofstede – Publisher: Madison Books 1994 (294 pages) A complete guide to film and television adaptations of 30 heroic figures. The author of several books and magazine pieces on TV and pop culture resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
$39.95 -- Hollywood Hoofbeats: Trails Blazed Across The Silver Screen (Hardcover) by Petrine Day Mitchum and Audrey Pavia. Petrine Day Mitchum is Robert Mitchum's daughter. 216 pages, lots of B&W and color photos, and the book measures about 10 1/2 high x 11 1/2 wide. It is a history of the movie horse from the early days to today. So you have info and photos on Tom Mix, John Wayne, Hoppy and Topper, Gene and Champ, Roy and Trigger, and more. Also info on trainers and rental stables such as Fat Jones, Ace Hudkins, Glenn Randall. Also info on horses in A grade films such as NATIONAL VELVET, MY FRIEND FLICKA, BEN HUR, LORD OF THE RINGS. There's TV western horses and lots more. And there's also great writeups on stunts as well as the device called the "Running W" (which was used to trip the horses). Well covered is the outcry against the equine deaths in film stunts, and more on the treatment of movie horses over the years. Published in 2005 by Bowtie Press
$24.95 -- The Hollywood Posse: The Story of a Gallant Band of Horsemen Who Made Movie History by Diana Serra Cary. Diana is "Baby Peggy" Montgomery and she starred in over a hundred comedy shorts in the 1920s. Her father was Jack Montgomery, a real life cowboy who came to Hollywood and became one of the silent and sound B-western performers and stuntmen. It is the story of real cowhands that exited the ranches to work in motion pictures for $5.00 a day and a box lunch, because the work was steady and easier than punchin' cattle and repairing fences. Montgomery's friends included Hank Bell, Charles 'Slim' Whitaker, Bill Gillis, and many others. Originally published in 1975. this edition was published in 1996 by the University of Oklahoma Press
$100.00 -- Hopalong Cassidy: An American Legend by Michael Cochran and Grace Bradley Boyd, Bill Clinton (Contributions by), Don McLean (Foreword By). This book is many books in one. Most of all, it is a love story that reads like a fairy tale.A twelve year-old girl goes to the movies in Brooklyn with her monther in 1926. The girl sees a larger-than-life image on the screen of William Boyd, and she falls madly in love. She writes his name in her school books. She starts collecting articles about him in movie magazines. She fantasizes that someday she will marry him. The girl is Grace Bradley. In 1931 a talent scout from Paramount Pictures sees Grace dancing in New York cabaret and offers her a screen test. She is immediately signed to a contract with Paramount and moves to Hollywood with her mother. She still thinks of William Boyd, but makes no attempt to contact him after she is living in Hollywood. In 1937 her phone rings and the voice on the other end says "This is William Boyd. May I speak to Grace Bradley?" Grace is shocked and thinks someone is playing a joke on her until she hears the famous Bill Boyd laugh, then she knows it is the real thing. Three weeks later to the day, they are married. Published in 2008 by Gemstone Pub
$34.99 -- Jeans of the Old West: A History by Michael A. Harris – this book tells you everything you might want to know about jeans – a history and collector's guide. Included are over 300 color illustrations of the pants made by Levi Strayss & Co. and others. Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd -- Publish Date: 2010/07/28
$100.00 -- John Wayne - A Western Celebration (2007) by Jane Pattie – Tim Lilley (EDT) This beautifully bound 14" X 11" hard cover edition is a stunning, comprehensive visual work showcasing the entire collection of the Westerns and rare vintage movie posters of John Wayne's career. This exclusive 221 page tribute to the Duke celebrates his many contributions to the colorful tapestry of the West. Publisher: Western Classics
$19.95 -- John Wayne's Wild West: An Illustrated History of Cowboys, Gunfights, Weapons, and Equipment by Bruce Wexler - John Wayne is the most iconic cowboy actor of all time. His style brought to life a whole troupe of western characters, from rancher to cowboy and sheriff to scout. During his long career - in which he starred in over 175 films - Wayne's work became fundamental to our understanding of the Old West. In this book you will learn about the equipment, weapons, clothes, tack, boots and other gear featured in Wayne's westerns, including his favorite gun, the Winchester carbine. John Wayne's Wild West is the book for fans of his movies and for history buffs alike. An extensively researched text and more than 200 carefully researched color and b/w illustrations, including archival photographs and specially photographed artifacts, make this book a must-have for the Old West aficionado. 192 pages. Hardcover. 10-1/4" x 8-1/4". Publisher: Skyhorse Pub Co Inc (2010)
$24.95 – A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story by Linda Alexander (Nov 25, 2011) In real life, Jack Kelly was a child performer, son of New York model, Nan Kelly, brother of actress, Nancy Kelly, brother-in-law of actor Edmond O'Brien and cinematographer Fred Jackman, Jr. On TV, from 1957 until 1962, he was James Garner's brother on the show, Maverick. Truth is, he was on the show longer than James Garner ... and women would often say he was the reason they kept coming back for more. In fact, they still say that, even though the show’s been in re-runs for decades, ever since it left the air. Oh yeah ... he was also a child star in the late 1930s, drove A Crooked Road with Mickey Rooney in 1954, went to Hell and Back with Audie Murphy in 1955, and took a trip to the Forbidden Planet in 1956 with Leslie Nielsen. In the late 1960s, he was on the cutting edge of Sale of The Century as the host, was able to Get Christie Love in 1975, and helped babysit the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew in 1977. Between the late 1950s and early 1970s, he played on virtually every episodic TV show that ever aired. All of this before he pseudo-retired from the small and large screen and served as a city councilman, and then the two-term mayor, of Huntington Beach, California. He was also a newspaper publisher. He loved some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, became a husband, and would probably tell everyone that his greatest joy was in being a father. Jack Kelly really LIVED. With A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story, author Linda Alexander lassoes the reader's interest and doesn't turn it loose until the very last sentence as she explores the colorful life of Jack Kelly, who played charming brother "Bart" to James Garner's wily "Bret" on the popular Maverick television series. Ms. Alexander introduces us to the actor, born John Augustus Kelly, Jr., whose theatrical family roots stretched all the way back to Ireland. Kelly's mother Nan was an ambitious model who pushed all but one of her four children into show biz careers. His older sister was Nancy Kelly, who began acting as a child and matured into an acclaimed leading lady. Jack Kelly himself performed as a youngster in films, in radio, and on stage. Following a grown-up stint in the military, he moseyed back into films and then into television. After headlining on Maverick for five years, Kelly drifted into perennial TV guest stardom, pausing along the way to appear in movies and in summer stock. He even emceed a game show. Kelly also made successful forays into business and politics. He served as city councilman and mayor in Huntington Beach, California--while still accepting occasional acting roles--before his tragic death at age 65 in 1992. A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story is a brisk read, but it doesn't skimp on detail or on insight into Kelly's life. In addition to thoroughly researching her subject, Ms. Alexander obtained invaluable input from Kelly's family members (including both of his wives and his beloved daughter) along with memories from his fellow thespians such as Sir Roger Moore and James Drury, star of The Virginian. The author unmasks the complicated human being inside the ebullient entertainer and pulls no punches. For example, many fans have wondered why Jack Kelly's success on Maverick didn't translate into enduring major stardom. Ms. Alexander traces part of the answer to Kelly's predilection to alcohol. She also reveals that the actor's formative family ties kept him bound far into adulthood. He was deeply affected by upheavals in his personal and professional lives and by events such as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Yet, Kelly remained in denial about his own life-threatening health condition until it was too late. However, A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story is by no means a "downer". The reader also meets the Jack Kelly who was a loving father, a lively practical joker, an accomplished golfer, an expert cook, a talented writer, a dedicated politician, and a man who genuinely loved--and was loved by--some of the most glamorous gals in Hollywood. And, once and for all, Linda Alexander busts the myth that Jack Kelly was just the "other guy" on Maverick. Ms. Alexander uncovers the behind-the-scenes intrigue and restores Kelly to his proper place in the Maverick equation.
A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story is generously illustrated with rare black and white photos from all phases of Kelly's life and career. Plus, the arresting color portrait on the cover perfectly captures the handsome actor in his most famous role: Bart Maverick. As Linda Alexander puts it, "Jack Kelly really LIVED". A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story proves that he did, indeed.- 378 pages - Publisher: BearManor Media
$95.00 – The Motion Picture Serial: An Annotated Bibliography by Wayne Schutz - Publish Date: 1992/08/01 - Pages: 397 - Size: 6 x 8 ¾ - Citations presented in this first book-length bibliography ever compiled on the motion picture serial span serial film history, beginning with Edison's serial What Happened to Mary (1912) and concluding with Hollywood's final episode saga, Blazing the Overland Trail (1956). Among the many other serials covered: King of the Kongo, Perils of Pauline, Exploits of Elaine, Dick Tracy, Captain Marvel, Flash Gordon, The Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, and Tailspin Tommy. Since the serial has proved inspirational to present-day film-makers, as shown by Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Indiana Jones sequels, Schutz covers this topic as well. The book is designed as a master index with many cross references. Publisher: Scarecrow Press
$35.00 -- My Rodeo Years - Memoir of a Bronc Rider’s Path to Hollywood Fame - by Yakima Canutt with John Crawford - Forewords by Joe Canutt and Charlton Heston - 77 photos, filmography, appendices, index - 218pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2010 -- Rodeo legend, actor and stuntman Yakima Canutt blazed a trail as a champion bronco buster and rode to fame as a collaborator with John Wayne, who claimed to borrow his on-screen persona from Canutt’s real one. This memoir, as told to John Crawford, relates Canutt’s years on the rodeo circuit, his roles in silent westerns, and his craftsmanship in movie stunts on such epics as Stagecoach and Ben-Hur, as well as his family life and friendships. -- About the Authors: The late Yakima Canutt was an Academy Award winner, and was inducted into the Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. The late John Crawford was a writer and actor (who earned his first role from Yakima Canutt). He lived in Newbury Park, California.
$14.95 -- Nickel-plated Dream by Stephen Lodge, which is fiction intertwined with his 1950s experiences and remembrances when he strapped on a six-shooter and worked as a performer at the Corriganville Movie Ranch. This 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 softcover book was publised in 2006 by Behler Pubns
$16.99 -- The Old Cowboy Picture Show Revised: Celebrating the Great Western Heroes by Leo Pando and George Coanc - Pages: 250 - Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d) – Mainly contains articles from their newsletter published from 1998 to 2009. Authors of the articles include Pando, Robert W. 'Rawhide Bob' Phillips, Buck Rainey, Bobby Copeland, Tim Lasiuta, and Terry Canote. Leo Pando authored a new piece which is the concluding chapter - titled "Golden Clouds and Silver Linings", this covers events from the time of Roy Rogers' death in 1998 through the opening and closing of the Roy and Dale museum in Branson, Missouri and the 2010 auction of its collection which included Trigger. Published in 2011.
$19.95 – Pat Buttram: The Rocking-chair Humorist - by Sandra Grabman - Pat Buttram is known by today's youth as the yodelly voice in the Disney animated films The Rescuers, Robin Hood, The Fox and the Hound, The Aristocats and A Goofy Movie. To their parents, he's Mr. Haney, the hilarious con-man from Green Acres; and to their grandparents, he's Gene Autry's humorous sidekick. Pat was one of Hollywood's truest success stories. He lived his dream of making people laugh, winning honors from the The Pacific Pioneers Broadcaster's award all the way up to an Emmy, and everyone who knew him loved him. No one could keep an audience laughing like Pat could. Born in 1915 in rural Alabama, the seventh of eight children grew up to be one of the most recognizable voices in movies and television. This is his story, told for the first time by his many friends, family members, co-stars, and co-workers at Gene Autry Enterprises. Interspersed throughout the book are many of Pat's original one-liners. If they make you laugh, they will have earned their keep. Publish Date: 2010/09/30 – Publisher: BearManor Media - 192 pages - Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
$29.95 -- Radio’s Captain Midnight - The Wartime Biography by Stephen A. Kallis, Jr. - 270pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2004  During the horror and conflict of World War II, a fictional radio character named Captain Midnight stormed his way into the consciousness of American radio listeners. Captain Midnight (a.k.a. Charles J. Albright) was a vigorous, mature figure whom listeners could easily perceive defending their United States. The scripts, well written and expertly plotted, had a wide appeal--from excited children and their Secret Squadron Code-O-Graphs to U.S. Army Air Corps flight crews. But to fans (then and now) of the original 15-minute serial adventures, the "real" Captain Midnight retired when the show went to 30 minutes, replaced actor Ed Prentiss, and simplified the writing and plotting. Using facts, details and events from those original early radio scripts of Captain Midnight, the author has constructed a "biography" of the great wartime aviation hero, covering his origins and adventures. Concluding the work are thorough appendices that discuss Secret Squadron equipment, aircraft and rocketry; cryptology and code-cracking in the series; and Captain Midnight’s portrayal in various media (books, radio, television, serials, comics and newspaper strips).
About the Author: Licensed pilot Stephen A. Kallis, Jr., has written for such publications as General Aviation News, Cryptologia, and Popular Mechanics. An active member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, he lives in Tampa, Florida.
$75.00 – Republic Studios Beyond Poverty Row and the Majors - Pages: 288 - Size: 6 x 9 - By Richard M. Hurst - The Hollywood studios of the 1930s, '40s, and '50s were rarely concerned with film as an art form; this was especially true of those specializing in the B film. Of these, Republic Pictures Corporation was the finest. Their quality B action pictures and serials influenced the industry and the moviegoing public, resulting in greater public acceptance. The Republic's roster of talent included John Wayne, Roy Rogers, and Gene Autry, and the serials it produced featured such iconic figures as Dick Tracy, Captain America, Zorro, and The Lone Ranger. InRepublic Studios: Between Poverty Row and the Majors, author Richard Hurst documents the influence and significance of this major B studio. Originally published in 1979, this book provides a brief Publisher: Republic of Texas Proverview of the studio's economic structure and charts its output. Hurst examines the various genres represented by the studio, including the comedies of Judy Canova and westerns featuring Autry, Rogers, and The Three Mesquiteers. The book addresses the non-series B films Republic produced, as well as rare A films such as Wake of the Red Witch, Sands of Iwo Jima, and John Ford's The Quiet Man, all of which starred John Wayne. This new edition of Republic Studios, with two additional expanded chapters on serials, a new introduction, and an epilogue, brings the Republic story up to date. This fascinating look at Republic chronicles the impact the studio had on American cultural history from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s and examines the studio's role in Hollywood history and its demise in the late '50s. Scarecrow Press
$39.95 -- Shooting Stars of the Small Screen: Encyclopedia of TV Western Actors (1946-Present) By Douglas Brode – Foreward by Fess Parker Published in 2009 by the:University of Texas Press. Brode details the actors and actresses who rode the ranges on the small screen. The book is alphabetically arranged; the first entry being Lee Aaker, the last, Anthony Zerbe. In between you'll find so many wonderful actors/actresses - Gene Autry, Ward Bond, Richard Boone, Fess Parker, Sam Elliott, Gene Evans, Jeanette Nolan, R. G. Armstrong, Charles Bronson, James Garner, Robert Duvall, Amanda Blake, Gabby Hayes, Bill Boyd, Steve McQueen, Nick Adams, Dan Duryea, Jane Seymour, David Carradine, John Russell, James Coburn, Darren McGavin, Lee Marvin, Walter Brennan, Ross Martin, Lorne Greene, L. Q. Jones, Jack Palance, etc.
$18.95 – Shot in Oklahoma: A Century of Sooner State Cinema By: John Wooley - Illustrations: 33 B&W - Published: 2011 - 320 pages, 6" x 9" - An engaging ride through Oklahoma's untold cinematic history. When inventor and movie studio pioneer Thomas Edison wanted to capture western magic on film in 1904, where did he send his crew? To Oklahoma's 101 Ranch near Ponca City. And when Francis Ford Coppola readied young actors Tom Cruise and Matt Dillon to portray teen class strife in the 1983 movie The Outsiders, he took cast and crew to Tulsa, the setting of S. E. Hinton's acclaimed novel. From Edison to Coppola and beyond, Oklahoma has served as both backdrop and home base for cinematic productions. The only book to chronicle the history of made-in-Oklahoma films, John Wooley's Shot in Oklahoma explores the variety, spunk, and ingenuity of moviemaking in the Sooner State over more than a century. Wooley's trek through cinematic history, buttressed by meticulous research and interviews, hits the big films readers have heard of—but maybe didn't realize were shot in the state—along with lesser-known offerings. We also get the films' intriguing backstories. For instance, President Theodore Roosevelt's fascination with a man purportedly able to catch a wolf in his hands led to The Wolf Hunt, shot in the Wichita Mountains and screened in the White House in 1909. Over time, homegrown movies such as Where the Red Fern Grows (1974, 2003) have given way to feature films including The Outsiders and Rain Man (1988). Throughout this tale, Wooley draws attention to unsung aspects of state and cinematic history, including early all-black movies lensed in Oklahoma's African American towns and films starring American Indian leads. With a nod to more recent Hollywood productions such as Twister (1996) and Elizabethtown (2005), Wooley ultimately explores how a low-budget slasher movie created in Oklahoma in the 1980s transformed the movie business worldwide. Punctuated with photographs and including a filmography of more than one hundred productions filmed in the state, Shot in Oklahoma offers movie lovers and historians alike an engaging ride through untold cinematic history. Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press btza
$59.00 -- Saturday Afternoon at the Movies – by Alan G. Barbour – Published in 1987 by Bonanza Books (Outlet Book Company - Random House Value Publishing) Only used copies are available. For all the Hollywood studios that created the memorable movies and for all the audiences who devored them each Saturday afternoon the possiblities were endless. Return now to that time where you could tell the good guys from the bad, where right always triumphed over wrong, and where, week after week, they always got their man.
$49.95 – Television Westerns Six Decades of Sagebrush Sheriffs, Scalawags, and Sidewinders (June 2011) Pages: 190 - Size: 6 1/2 x 9 ½ - By Alvin H. Marill - Westerns have featured prominently in films almost since motion pictures were first produced at the end of the 19th century. And when televisions invaded American homes in the late 1940s and early '50s, Western programs filled the small screen landscape. Throughout the 1950s and well into the 1960s, these shows dominated television with such long-running successes as Bonanza, Wagon Train, and Maverick. And though the genre has fallen on hard times over the years, it has never died, as Hollywood continues to produce films, mini-series, and shows that keep the west alive. In Television Westerns: Six Decades of Sagebrush Sheriffs, Scalawags, and Sidewinders, Alvin H. Marill looks at the genre as it was represented from the beginning of television—from the 20-year run of Gunsmoke to the brutal revisionist take of Deadwood. This volume encompasses all manifestations of the Western, including such series as Rawhide, The Virginian, and The Wild, Wild West, as well as movies-of the-week, mini-series, failed pilots, animated programs, documentaries, and even Western-themed episodes of non-Western series that provided their own spin on the genre. Publisher: Scarecrow Press za
$18.95 – Texas Bandits Real to Reel (February 2004) • Pages: 224 - Size: 7 x 10 - By Mona Sizer - Citing the adage that "those who do not study history are condemned to get it from Hollywood," popular historian Mona Sizer profiles a dozen notorious Texas outlaws and how they have been portrayed on the Silver Screen. From Pancho Villa - who was paid $25,000 by the Mutual Film Company to portray himself - to Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow (portrayed by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty), Sizer separates fact from fancy in a fun, rollicking look at the bad guys of Texas Westerns. Sidebars ("How to Rob a Train," "How to Hold Up a Stagecoach," and "The Hollywood Posse") round out this delightful homage to actual and movie bandits alike. Publisher: Republic of Texas Press - Taylor Trade Publishing btza
$25.00 -- Tim McCoy - A Real Rough Rider - by Bobby Copeland and Bill Russell - 110 page, 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 softcover book that contains lots of pictures, a biography, film listing, and details on Tim's TV show, performances with the Tommy Scott Show, more. Self published in 2011.
$29.95 – Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins (Music in American Life) (Hardcover) by Diane Diekman – This book is the first biography of this legendary country music artist and NASCAR driver who scored sixteen number-one hits and two Grammy awards. Yet even with fame and fortune, Marty Robbins always yearned for more. Drawing from personal interviews and in-depth research, biographer Diane Diekman explains how Robbins saw himself as a drifter, a man always searching for self-fulfillment and inner peace. Born Martin David Robinson to a hardworking mother and abusive alcoholic father, he never fully escaped from the insecurities burned into him by a poverty-stricken nomadic childhood in the Arizona desert. In 1947 he got his first gig as a singer and guitar player. Too nervous to talk, the shy young man walked onstage singing. Soon he changed his name to Marty Robbins, cultivated his magnetic stage presence, and established himself as an entertainer, songwriter, and successful NASCAR driver. For fans of Robbins, NASCAR, and classic country music, Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins is a revealing portrait of this well-loved, restless entertainer, a private man who kept those who loved him at a distance. - 304 pages - Publisher: University of Illinois Press; 1st Edition edition (February 15, 2012)
$49.99 – Western Movie Photographs and Autographs: Collector's Price Guide (Hardcover) by Ken Owens,- this book is a brand new resource to help price photos and autographs from western stars past and present. America sees the cowboys of yesteryear as native heroes. Cowboys were seen to represent American character and to stand for freedom in rugged big sky lands. Cowboys were tough, self-reliant, courageous, modest, and only turned to violence when absolutely necessary. With a reputation like that, it is no wonder that since the very first reel was created, the Western has been the single most popular movie genre. In this comprehensive guide, readers will find over 2000 Western movie star's photos and signatures from the 1920s to the 1970s. Also included are values for all those signed images and every star presented is identified. Among the cowboy heroes and heroines covered are the stars of the 1920s silent Westerns, the "A" and "B" movie stars of the 1930s through the 1960s, singing cowboys, sidekicks, heavies, Indians, women, veteran actors, supporting actors, and, of course, John Wayne. Enjoy this nostalgic ride through American cinema history. 456 pages - Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (January 28, 2012)
$25.00 – Who’s Who in the Western Fiction of Zane Grey – by John Donahue – This is the 416pp. softcover edition (7 x 10) published by McFarland in 2012 of the 2008 hardcover edition they published earlier. Best known for his popular Western fiction, American author Zane Grey has often been called the "Homer of the West." His works influenced many subsequent writers in the genre and provided the raw material for dozens of popular Western films. This book is a dictionary of the major and minor characters in Zane Grey’s Western novels and short fiction, providing a brief description and summary of each character and identifying the novels or short stories in which the character appears. Many entries also include an analysis of the character’s thematic significance within the author’s Western fiction as a whole. - About the Author: John Donahue is an instructor in the English department at Champlain Regional College, St. Lambert-Longueuil Campus in Quebec Canada. He is a regular presenter at the Western Literature Association and in the Westerns section of the Popular Culture Association.
$18.95 – Wild Wild Westerners: A Roundup of Interviews with Western Movie and TV Veterans - Tom Weaver (Author), Boyd Magers (Foreword) - A posse of Hollywood's wild Westerners recall their dusty adventures (and misadventures) with John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Burt Lancaster, Tim Holt, James Arness, Richard Boone, Chuck Connors, Charles Starrett, Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Alan Ladd, Rock Hudson, Lon Chaney, Jr., Nick Adams, Jock Mahoney, Sam Peckinpah, Johnny Cash and many others! TV memories of... Have Gun-Will Travel, The Rifleman, Maverick, Davy Crockett, The Virginian, The Wild Wild West, The Rebel, and more! - 206 pages - Publisher: BearManor Media (February 29, 2012)
$49.95 -- Zorro Unmasked: The Official History by Samdra R, Curtis - A must-read for Zorro aficionados, Sandra Curtis's thorough compendium offers a rich historical cross section of one of pop culture's most influential icons. Beginning with his debut in 1919 in a pulp magazine to Antonio Banderas's high-profile impersonation in The Mask of Zorro, every factoid and trivial tidbit about the masked muchacho is included. For example, did you know that Zorro, which means "fox" in Spanish, was based on an actual California bandido? Or that Batman and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne, are spinoffs of the legendary Latino? Curtis's husband inherited the rights to Zorro, which subsequently gave the author access to a vast archive of information not available to other writers. That, coupled with her own extensive research, lends to some interesting synthesis, especially when she touches upon early Californian history. Replete with film, TV, and historical photos and coupled with balanced film and television reviews, Zorro Unmasked is a satisfying reference guide for those who can't get enough of the sexy swordsman. Publised by Hyperion za Books in 1998. (282 pages)
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$24.98 -- The Gene Autry Show: The Complete Third & Fourth Season - All 13 episodes from season three and all 13 episodes from season four - 26 episodes on four DVDs – 12 1/3 hrs. Publisher: Entertainment Distributing – CCZA
$11.95 – The Tim McCoy Show - SKU: W523 - Four episodes from Tim's 1950s TV show – Published by Sinister Cinema
$15.98 – Campfire on the Road by Michael Martin Murphey (2012) Publisher: Western Jubilee Recording Company – Songs: 1. Intro, 2. Campfire on the Road, 3. Boy From the Country, 4. Lost River, 5. Crystal, 6. Texas Morning, 7. West Texas Highway, 8. Spanish is the Loving Tongue (Border Affair), 9. Old Chisholm Trail, 10. Geronimo's Cadillac, 11. Red River Valley / Reprise
$28.99 – Cowboy Foreverby Jean & Gary Prescott (2011) Publisher: CDBY – Songs: Disc: 1- 1. Too Many Irons In the Fire, 2. In the Real West, 3. He's Courtin' Annie, 4. Young Lover's Waltz, 5. Mexican Moon, 6. Roy's Little Darlin', 7. A Cowboy Forever, 8. Saddle Tramp, 9. Adobe Hacienda, 10. She Always Smelled Like Lilacs, 11. Twilight Tears, 12. What Time is the Train Leavin', 13. Nightrider's Lament, 14. Here's Hopin' - Disc: 2- 1. Pete Cash, 2. Bustin' Brush, 3. Desert Rose, 4. Shootin' the Gap, 5. Strike a Lope, 6. The Campfire, 7. Runnin' the Wild Bunch, 8. Brush Country Vaquero, 9. Comanche Moon, 10. One Last Request, 11. Wild and Free, 12. Nighttime On the Prairie, 13. Cowboy's Star, 14. Coyotes
$5.98 – Cowboy Heartaches (2000) Publisher: Allegro Corporation – Songs: 1. Don't Waste Your Love on Me - Roy Rogers, 2. Poor Little Honky Tonk Girl - Al Dexter, 3. No One to Call Me Darling - Gene Autry, 4. You Waited Too Long - Roy Rodgers, 5. I'm Wastin' My Tears on You - Tex Ritter, 6. Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye - Gene Autry, 7. I've Sold My Saddle for an Old Guitar - Roy Rogers, 8. Goodbye My Little Cherokee - Tex Ritter, 9. It Makes No Difference Now - Gene Autry, 10. When the Black Sheep Gets the Blues - Roy Rogers
$39.98 – Green Hornet:The Biggest Game . Give a listen to where the story began: on radio. The Green Hornet (Al Hodge) and Kato (Raymond Toyo) work outside the law to battle kidnappers, rackets, fraud, and other sinister and nefarious enterprises of the criminal underworld in these 20 episodes. Ten hours on 10 CDs. Published by Radio Spirits
$39 98 – Green Hornet – Spies & Rackets: Classic Radio . This box set includes twenty broadcasts that have never before been available to the public. Heard for the first time since their original broadcast in 1944, you now have the opportunity to listen to these thrilling "lost" adventures of The Green Hornet. Ten hours on 10 CDs. Published by Radio Spirits
$13.98 – Guitar Slinger by Vince Gill – (2011) Publisher: Universal Music Group – Songs: 1. Guitar Slinger, 2. Tell Me Fool, 3. Threaten Me With Heaven, 4. When The Lady Sings The Blues, 5. Who Wouldn't Fall In Love With You, 6. When Lonely Comes Around, 7. True Love, 8. Bread And Water, 9. Billy Paul, 10. The Old Lucky Diamond Motel, 11. If I Die, 12. Buttermilk John
$39.98 – Hopalong Cassidy – Cowtown Troubleshooters: Classic Radio . William Boyd stars as Hoppy in this collection, riding out from the Bar 20 astride his trusty horse Topper in twenty restored and remastered episodes. Andy Clyde co-stars as California Carlson. These episodes were originally broadcast in 1951 and '52. Ten hours on 10 CDs. Published by Radio Spirits
$31,95 – The Lone Ranger: Classic Radio Western: Brace Beemer stars as the Lone Ranger, with John Todd as Tonto, in this exciting collection of sixteen digitally remastered and restored radio programs. Join the Masked Man as he meets with great historical figures of the American West, including Buffalo Bill, Calamity Jane, Teddy Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, Billy the Kidd, and others. Eight hours on 8 CDs. Published by Radio Spirits
$39.98 – The Lone Ranger – South of the Border: Classic Radio . Return to the thrilling days of yesteryear as The Lone Ranger rides again in this collection of 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes starring Earle Graser and Bruce Beemer as The Lone Ranger, with John Todd as Tonto, and featuring the voices of Paul Hughes and Fred Foy. Ten hours on 10 CDs. Published by Radio Spirits
$39.95 – Any Gun Can Play: The Essential Guide To Euro-Westerns by Kevin Grant - The worldwide success of Sergio Leone's "Dollars" trilogy in the 1960s sparked a gold rush, as a legion of European filmmakers--many of whom shared the get-rich-quick mentality of Leone's mercenary antiheroes--followed the master's lead to create some of the wildest Westerns ever made. This guide puts the phenomenon into perspective. Paperbound Import. Well illustrated, some color. 480 pages Published by FAB Press - Size(inches) 7½ x 10
$25.99 – The Garner Files: A Memoir (2011 Hardcover) by James Garner, James and Jon Winokur – Intro by Julie Andrews – 288 pages - fter suffering physical abuse at the hands of his stepmother, Garner left home at fourteen. He became Oklahoma’s first draftee of the Korean War and was awarded with two Purple Hearts before returning to the United States and settling in Los Angeles to become an actor. Working alongside some of the most renowned celebrities, including Julie Andrews, Marlon Brando, and Clint Eastwood, Garner became a star in his own right, despite struggles with stage fright and depression. In The Garner Files, this revered actor and quintessential self-made man recalls “trying to decipher” William Wyler with Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine, breaking Doris Day’s ribs, having a “heart-to-heart and eyeball-to-eyeball” with Steve McQueen, being “a card-carrying liberal—and proud of it,” and much more. Garner tells his life story with the same wry, self-effacing charm that characterized his classic TV characters: the laid back cowboy Bret Maverick and the down-on-his-heels gumshoe Jim Rockford…Garner comes across as likable on the page as he does on screen. Publisher: Simon & Schuster
$20.00 – A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears by Antonino D'Ambrosio - Tells the astonishing and dramatic story behind Johnny Cash's little known folk protest record, Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian, which was recorded four years before his live performance at Folsom Prison. Cash placed himself in the middle of the fervent social upheaval gripping the nation at the time. Hardbound. Photos. 279 pages - Published by Nation Books
$29.95 – Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins (Hardcover) by Diane Diekman – Publish Date: 2012/02/15 ISBN: 9780252036323 – Publisher: University of Illinois Press. During his three decades as a country music performer, Marty Robbins (1925-1982) placed 94 songs on Billboard's country music charts, with sixteen number-one hits. In addition to two Grammy awards, he was also honored with the Man of the Decade Award from the Academy of Country Music in 1970. His Hawaiian songs, rockabilly hits, teen-angst ballads, pop standards, and country & western classics showcased his exceptional versatility. Yet even with fame and fortune, Robbins always yearned for more. Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins is the first biography of this legendary country music artist and NASCAR driver. (320 pages, 6 x 9 in. - 25 black & white photographs)
$25.00 – When Hollywood Came To Town: A History of Moviemaking in Utah = by James V. D'Arc - For nearly a century, the state of Utah has played host to scores of Hollywood films, from potboilers on lean budgets to some of the most memorable films ever made, including The Searchers, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Footloose. The story of moviemaking in the Beehive State unfolds here. Hardbound. Well illustrated, many color. 304 pages - Published by Gibbs Smith
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$24.98 -- The Gene Autry Show: The Complete Third & Fourth Season - All 13 episodes from season three and all 13 episodes from season four - 26 episodes on four DVDs – 12 1/3 hrs. Publisher: Entertainment Distributing – CCZA
$18.99 – Best of the Best: 25 Greatest Hits by Gene Watson – Disc One: Fourteen Carat Mind, Paper Rosie, Nothing Sure Looked Good on You, You're Out Doing, Bedroom Ballad, Farewell Party, Got No Reason Now for Going Home, One Sided Conversation, Carmen, Speak Softly, Don't Waste It On the Blues, Love in the Hot Afternoon, Old Man and His Horn, I Don't Need a Thing At All, Should I Come Home, What She Don't Know Won't Hurt He, Because You Believed in Me, Cowboy's Don't Get Lucky All The Time, This Dream's On Me' Memories To Burn, Sometimes I Get Lucky and Forget, Between This Time and the Next Time, Pick the Wildwood Flower, Where Love Begins, Drinking My Way Back Home – Disc Two: I Don't Need a Thing At All, Should I Come Home Or Should I Go Crazy, What She Don't Know Won't Hurt Her, Because You Believed in Me, Cowboys Don't Get Lucky All the Time, This Dream's On Me, Memories To Burn, Sometimes I Get Lucky and Forget, Between This Time and the Next Time, Pick the Wildwood Flower, Where Love Begins, Drinkin' My Way Back Home – Publisher: Dr W Junk Pub Co
$20.00 – The Collection: Solo Accoustic by Gary Fjellgaard – Tracks: Heroes, Buckskin Jacket, Reins of Glory, Streets of Laredo, Falcon and the Cowboy, Sweet Nellie, Color Of Your Collar, Caragana Wind, Zane Grey, Dance With This Old Cowboy, Fever, Ten Years Old And Barefoot, Drifting Cowboy, Cowboy In Your Heart, Last Hurrah
$18.00 – The Itinerant Lady by Miss "V" - The Gypsy Cowbelle – Tracks: 1. I Just Don't Know Myself Anymore, 2. Someplace New, 3. Spinster's Lullaby, 4. The Waving Girl, 5. I'll Fall Apart With You, 6. Ballad of Mary Surratt, 7. Pardon Me, 8. Elko County Jail, 9. Older Than I Act, 10. Calamity Jane, 11. Forgotten Man, 12. The Itinerant Lady, 13. When Country Rocked, 14. Land of Fortune – Publisher: Rubie Belle Records
$17.00 – The Last Stage To Heaven by The Carr Family Cowboy Band- Tracks: 1. The Last Stage to Heaven, 2. Lonely Love, 3. Marianne, 4. Ocean of Blue, 5. Uncharted Melodies, 6. Shenandoah to Cheyenne, 7. Cowboy Proposal, 8. Old Church, 9. Durango Dream, 10. Broomstick Waltz, 11. Both Sides of the Mountain, 12. Red Horse White Horse – self published in 2011
$25.55 - Leaving Cheyenneby The Gillette Brothers – Tracks: Boys in the Backroom, Trade Off, Leaving Cheyenne, Ain't No More Cane on the Brazos, Sitting On Top Of The World, Don't Bet Your Money On the Shanghai, I Wonder What's Become Of Sally, It Ain't Gonna Rain No More, Ocean Of Grass, David Crockett Walk-Around, I'm Happy – Distributor: CDU
$16.98 – Raven Singer by Ian Tyson – Tracks: 1 Charles Goodnight's Grave, 2 The circle is through, 3 Rio Colorado, 4 Under african skies, 5 Song in a dream, 6. Blueberry susan, 7 Back to baja, 8 Saddle bronc girl, 9 Winterkill, 10 The yellow dress - Publish Date: 2012/05/29 - Publisher: Stony Plain Records/Ra
$12.98 –Release Meby Lyle Lovett - Tracks: Garfield's Blackberry Blossom, Release Me, White Boy Lost in the Blues, Baby, It's Cold Outside, Isn't That So, Understand You, Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Keep It Clean, One Way Gal, Dress of Laces, The Girl With the Holiday Smile, Night's Lullaby, White Freightliner Blues, Keep Us Steadfast – Vinyl LP is also available for $29.99 – Publisher: Universal Music Group
$17.98 –Thirty Miles Westby Alan Jackson – Released: June 5, 2012 – track listing: 01. Gonna Come Back as a Country Song, 02. You Go Your Way, 03. Everything But the Wings, 04. Talk Is Cheap, 05. So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore, 06. Look Her in the Eye and Lie, 07. Dixie Highway, 08. She Don't Get High, 09. Her Life's a Song, 10. Nothin' Fancy, 11. Look Way to Go, 12. Life Keeps Bringin' Me Down, 13. When I Saw You Leaving (For Nisey) - Label: EMI Music Distribution
$10.00 – Up Here in the Saddleby Todd Fritsch – Tracks: 1 My Kind of Crowd, 2 Calls I Haven't Made, 3 That Ain't Gonna Fly, 4 In a Song, 5 Love Never Goes Out of Style, 6 Texas Girl, 7 Horses He Can't Ride Anymore, 8 Top of My List, 9 It Don't Hurt to Ask, 10 Up Here in the Saddle, 11 Like I Wasn't Even There, 12 That Girl's Got a Cowboy Heart - Released: Jun 26, 2012 – Publisher: Saddle Up Records
$49.99 – Western Movie Photographs and Autographs By Ken Owens - In this comprehensive guide, readers will find over 2,000 Western movie stars' photographs and signatures from the 1920s to the 1970s. Also included are values for all those signed images, and every star presented is identified. Among the cowboy heroes and heroines covered are the stars of the 1920s silent Westerns, the "B" and "A" stars of the 1930s through the 1960s, singing cowboys, sidekicks, heavies, Indians, women, veteran actors, supporting actors, TV actors, and John Wayne of course. Hardbound. 456 pages Published by Schiffer Size(inches) 8½ x 11
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$24.95 – Bat Masterson: Best of Season One: 12 episodes from the first season – Source: Publisher: TGI Direct CC
$45.99 – Hatfields & McCoys (2012 miniseries) Actors: Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe, Mare Winningham, Matt Barr, Jena Malone, Sarah Parish, Lindsay Pulsipher - Directed by Kevin Reynolds – Publisher: Columbia/ Tri-Star - Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD also available for $55.99
$19.95 – The Hatfields and the McCoys: An American Feud(1975 TV Movie) Director: Clyde Ware – Actors: Jack Palance, Steve Forrest, Richard Hatch, Karen Lamm, James Keach, John Calvin, Robert Carradine, Gerrit Graham, Morgan Woodward, Virginia Baker Palance, Joan Caulfield, Joe Estevez, Brooke Palance – Publisher: A & E Home Video
$26.98 – Hatfields & McCoys: Bad Blood (2012 TV Movie) Actors: Jeff Fahey, Christian Slater, Tim Abell, Perry King, Jerry Lacy - Director: Fred Olen Ray – Publisher: Lions Gate Home Entertainment
$23.93 – The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams: Season One starring Dan Haggerty, Denver Pyle, Don Shanks – Publishers: Shout Factory / Gaiam
Rawhide – Television series starring Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, James Murdock, Steve Raines, Sheb Wooley (Ben Colter) and Paul Brinegar – Publisher: Paramount Home Video
$49.99 -- Rawhide: The Complete First Season
$38.99 -- Rawhide: The Second Season Vol. 1
$38.99 – Rawhide: The Second Season Vol. 2
$38.99-- Rawhide: Season Three: Volume One
$38.99 -- Rawhide: Season Three, Volume Two
$38.99 – Rawhide: The Fourth Season, Vol. 1
$38.99 – Rawhide: The Fourth Season, Vol. 2
$270.99 – Rawhide: First Four Season Pack
$69.99 – Rawhide: Season 5 – also available in two separate sets – Part One and Part Two – for $38.99 each. Publisher: Paramount Home Video.
$18.98 –Americana(2012) by Neil Young and Crazy Horse (Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, Poncho Sampedro) – Tracks: 1. Oh Susannah, 2. Clementine, 3. Tom Dula, 4. Gallows Pole, 5. Get A Job, 6. Travel On, 7. High Flyin' Bird, 8. Jesus' Chariot, 9. This Land Is Your Land, 10. Wayfarin' Stranger, 11. God Save The Queen – Publisher: Warner/ Reprise/ Maverick (Vinyl record is also avaialble for $31.69)
$18.00 – Andy Nelson Stew: Most Requested Stories and Poems(Released July 2012) Tracks: License Plate Mottos, Lack of Communication, Language Barrier, Full Nelson, Shoeing, Doing Winter Work, Riding with Jim, The Horse Race, Harvey's Moon, My Father's Anvil Rings, Barnyard Lesson, The Cat Wrangler, Mud Season, I Sold My Saddle, Sensitivity Training. A Politically Correct Day, No Man's Land, My Shoeing Rig, The Worst One to Buck, The Old Crockett Spurs, Max's Last Ride, The Cat Wash, Making the Ride, Farrier's Toast, Cowboy Poet, Thank You for Your Support - Source: Andy Nelson, PO Box 1547, Pinedale, WY 82941.
$15.00 – Buckaroogirl by Adrian (2012) Tracks: 1. 100 Pounds, 2. Run Boys Run, 3. Buckaroo Barbie, 4. Spanish Ranch Cowboy, 5. Red Lipped Bronc Stomper, 6. Hands, 7. Where'd You Go?, 8. The Cavvy Song, 9. The Man Who Feeds the Land, 10. Buckaroogirl, 11. Elko WIll Survive, 12. Branding Pen of My Father / What Will I Tell Him? (with Waddie Mitchell) Publisher: Buckaroogirl Publishing
$22.98 – Cabin Fever by Corb Lund (2012) Tracks: 1 Gettin' Down On The Mountain, 2 Dig Gravedigger Dig, 3 Bible On The Dash, 4 September, 5 Mein Deutsches Motorrad, 6 Cows Around, 7 (You Ain't A Cowboy) If You Ain't Been Bucked Off, 8 Drink It Like You Mean It, 9 Priceless Antique Pistol Shoots Startled Owner, 10 The Gothest Girl I Can, 11 One Left In The Chamber, 12 Pour 'Em Kinda Strong – Publisher: New West
$17.99 – Chronicles of Hope by Bill Miller (2010) Tracks: 1. Dark River, 2. Hurricane, 3. Eagle, 4. Time, 5. Waitin' On the Lord, 6. You Can't Hide, 7. Fly Away, 8. Keep It Holy, 9. Blind Faith, 10. Eternal, 11. Last Breath, 12. Chasing Birds – Publisher: Cool Springs Music Group
$14.98 – Cowboy Playground: Putumayo Kids (2012) 1 Wylie & the Wild West sing Saddle Bum, 2 Riders In The Sky sing I'm an Old Cowhand, 3 Kerry Grombacher sings Close 'Em on Up, 4 Liz Masterson & Sean Blackburn sing Back in the Saddle Again, 5 David John and the Comstock Cowboys sing It's the Cowboy Life for Me, 6 Buck Howdy sings Pecos Bill , 7 Johnny Bregar sings Don't Fence Me In, 8 Victor Johnson sings Home on the Range, 9 Ian Tyson sings Whoopee Ti Yi Yo, 10 Dave Stamey sings May the Trail Rise Up to Greet You , 11 Peter Rowan & Don Edwards sing Take Me Back to the Range, 12 Cowboy Envy sings Happy Trails – Publisher: Putu
$12.98 – From The Ground Up – by John Fullbright – Tracks: 1 Gawd Above, 2 Jericho, 3 I Only Pray At Night, 4 Satan and St. Paul, 5 Nowhere to Be Found, 6 All the Time In the World, 7 Fat Man, 8 Me Wanting You, 9 Moving, 10 Forgotten Flowers, 11 Daydreamer, 12 Song for a Child – Publish Date: 2012/05/08 – Publisher: Blue Dirt Records/Red
$19.95 – A Herder's Call: Lonesome Old Time Songs & Tunes of the Range and Ranch by Skip Gorman, with Connie Dover, Mary Burdette, Matt Levine and Angus Gorman. (2011) Tracks: Git Along, Little Dogies, Doney Gals, My Calgary Home, A Cowboy's Life, Shuckin' the Brush, Buffalo Hunters, Fugitive's Lament, The Herder's Call, The Mountie's Prayer, The High Toned Dance, When the Cactus is in Bloom , Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie, Faded Coat of Blue, Streets of Forbes, The Yodeling Cowboy's Last Song, Clayton Boome, The Great Round-up, Tom & Jerry, Home on the Range,, - Publisher: Old West
$9.98 – Heroesby
Willie Nelson – Tracks: 1. A Horse Called Music (Willie
Nelson;Merle Haggard) 2. Roll Me Up (Willie Nelson;Snoop Dogg;Kris
Kristofferson;Jamey Johnson) 3. That's All There Is To This Song
(Willie Nelson) 4. No Place To Fly (Willie Nelson;Lukas Nelson) 5.
Every Time He Drinks He Thinks of Her (Willie Nelson;Lukas Nelson) 6.
Come On Up To The House (Willie Nelson;Sheryl Crow;Lukas Nelson) 7.
Hero (Willie Nelson;Jamey Johnson;Billy Joe Shaver) 8. My Window Faces
The South (Willie Nelson;Lukas Nelson) 9. The Sound Of Your Memory
(Willie Nelson;Lukas Nelson) 10. Cold War With You (Willie Nelson;Lukas
Nelson;Ray Price) 11. Just Breathe (Willie Nelson;Lukas Nelson) 12.
Home In San Antone (Willie Nelson;Lukas Nelson) 13. Come On Back Jesus
(Willie Nelson;Lukas Nelson;Micah Nelson) 14. The Scientist (Willie
Nelson) Publish Date: 2012/05/15 – Publisher: Legacy/Sony –
This album is also available in Vinyl for $35.58
$10.98 – Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran- by Jamey Johnson - Track listing: “Make the World Go Away” – Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss, “I Fall to Pieces” – Jamey Johnson and Merle Haggard, “A Way to Survive” – Jamey Johnson, Vince Gill and Leon Russell, “Don’t Touch Me” – Jamey Johnson and Emmylou Harris, “You Wouldn’t Know Love” – Jamey Johnson and Ray Price, “I Don’t Do Windows” – Jamey Johnson and Asleep at the Wheel, “She’ll Be Back” – Jamey Johnson and Elvis Costello, “Would These Arms Be in Your Way” – Jamey Johnson, “The Eagle” – Jamey Johnson and George Strait, “A-11” – Jamey Johnson and Ronnie Dunn, “I’d Fight the World” – Jamey Johnson and Bobby Bare, “Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me” – Jamey Johnson and Willie Nelson, “This Ain’t My First Rodeo” – Jamey Johnson and Lee Ann Womack, “Love Makes a Fool of Us All” – Jamey Johnson and Kris Kristofferson, “Everything But You” – Jamey Johnson, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson and Leon Russell, “Living for a Song” – Jamey Johnson, Hank Cochran, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson - Publish Date: 2012/10/16 – Publisher: Universal Music Group - This album is also available in Vinyl for $17.98
$12.95 – Lux Radio Theatre: She Wore A Yellow Ribbon –recording of the original radio broadcast from March 12th, 1951. Actors included John Wayne, Mel Ferrer, and Mala Powers. Distributor: OTR-UM
$16.98 – Nashville, Vol. 1: Tear the Woodpile Down by Marty Stuart – Tracks: 1. Tear The Woodpile Down (with Buck Trent) 2. Sundown In Nashville, 3. A Matter Of Time (with Kenny Lovelace), 4. Hollywood Boogie, 5. Holding On To Nothing (with Buck Trent), 6. Truck Driver's Blues, 7. Going, Going, Gone, 8. The Lonely Kind, 9. A Song Of Sadness (with Lorrie Carter Bennett), 10. Picture From Life's Other Side (with Shelton “Hank3” Williams) - Publish Date: 2012/04/24 - Publisher: Sugarhill Records - This album is also available in Vinyl for $25.50
$18.98 – Old School New Rules (2012) by Hank Williams Jr. - Tracks: 1. Takin' Back The Country, 2. I'm Gonna Get Drunk And Play Hank Williams (with Brad Paisley), 3. Three Day Trip, 4. Old School, 5. We Don't Apologize For America, 6. You Win Again, 7. The Cow Turd Blues, 8. Who's Taking Care Of Number One, 9. That Ain't Good, 10. Keep The Change, 11. Stock Market Blues, 12. I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink (with Merle Haggard) Publisher: Ada (Vinyl $21.98)
$17.50 – The Outlaw Trailby J Parsons (2012) Tracks: My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (Sharon Vaughn), Cowboy Nothin' More, Bourbon County, Big Iron (Marty Robbins), In Care of the Old Blue Moon, Hoofbeats in the Distance, I Ain't Leavin' Without, My Horse, Sonora's Death Row (Kevin 'Blackie' Farrell), Old Bay, For the Rodeo, Song of the Last Real Cowboy, Pancho and Lefty (Townes Van Zandt), Open Range Cowboy – Source: jparsons.com
$18.00 – Rodeo Heaven by Brenn Hill (2012) Tracks: High Country, Courage In The Saddle, Single Winter Rose, Finnigan, Bruneau Canyon, A Mother's Love, Just Gettin' Started, Rodeo Heaven, Benny, Buckaroo Fringe, Carissa, Horses In Heaven – Source: Red Cliff Press or brennhill.com
$14.98 – Rough Guide to Native America (2012) Track Listings: Disc 1: 1. Oti Nikan, 2. Ka Man The Shark, 3. Buffalo Song, 4. As the Rez Turns, 5. Crazy Horse, 6. Crazy Spinning Chicken, 7. In The Time Of Chiefs, 8. Run As One, 9. A Shifting Wind In The Breath Of Life, 10. Ideal, 11. American Indian Movement Song, 12. I Am The Beginning And The End – Disc : 2: 1. 4 Daughters, 2. Grammah s Easter Lullaby, 3. Mahk Jchi, 4. Great Grandpah s Banjo, 5. Red, Black On Blues, 6. Duhgneh, 7. Condor Meets The Eagle, 8. Hard Time Killing Floor, 9. Stand Up For Human Pride, 10. Flight Tonight, 11. All My Relations, 12. The Jam – Publisher: World Music Network
$13.98 – Shape Shifter (2012) by Carlos Santana – Tracks: 1 Shape Shifter, 2 Dom, 3 Nomad, 4 Metatron, 5 Angelica Faith, 6 Never The Same Again, 7 In The Light of a New Day, 8 Spark of the Divine, 9 Macumba In Budapest, 10 Mr. Szabo, 11 Eres La Luz, 12 Canela, 13 Ah, Sweet Dancer – Publisher: Starfaith Records/ Red (Vinyl $18.98)
$14.98 – Signs & Signifiersby
J.D. McPherson - Track Listings: 1. North Side Gal, 2. Country Boy, 3.
Fire Bug, 4. Signs & Signifiers, 5. Wolf Teeth, 6. Scratching
Circles, 7. A Gentle Awakening, 8. Dimes For Nickels, 9.
B.G.M.O.S.R.N.R., 10. I Can't Complain, 11. Your Love (All That I'm
Missing), 12. Scandalous - Publisher: Rounder Records (Vinyl $24.98)
Publish Date: 2012/04/17
$13.98 – Slipstream by Bonnie Raitt – Tracks: 1. Used To Rule The World, 2. Right Down The Line, 3. Million Miles, 4. You Can't Fail Me Now, 5. Down To You, 6. Take My Love With You, 7. Not Cause I Wanted To, 8. Ain't Gonna Let You Go, 9. Marriage Made In Hollywood, 10. Split Decision, 11. Standing In The Doorway, 12. God Only Knows - Publish Date: 2012/04/10 - Publisher: Redwing Records/Red - This album is also available in Vinyl for $35.58
$15.98 – The Time Jumpers by Time Jumpers (Dawn Sears, Ranger Doug Green, Andy Reiss, Dennis Crouch, Jeff Taylor, Joe Spivey, Larry Franklin, Paul Franklin, Billy Thomas, Kenny Sears, and Vince Gill) – Tracks: 1. Texoma Bound, 2. Nothing But The Blues, 3. The Woman Of My Dreams, 4. So Far Apart, 5. Ridin' On The Rio, 6. New Star Over Texas, 7. Texas On A Saturday Night, 8. Faint Of Heart, 9. On The Outskirts Of Town, 10. Yodel Blues, 11. Three Sides To Every Story, 12. Someone Had To Teach You - Publish Date: 2012/09/11 – Publisher: Rounder Records - This album is also available in Vinyl for $17.98
$12.98 –Tomorrowland by Ryan Bingham - Track Listing: 1. Beg For Broken Legs, 2. Western Shore, 3. Flower Bomb, 4. Guess Who's Knocking, 5. Heart Of Rhythm, 6. I Heard 'Em Say, 7. Rising Of The Ghetto, 8. No Help From God, 9. Keep It Together, 10. Never Far Behind, 11. The Road I'm On, 12. Neverending Show, 13. Too Deep To Fill - Publish Date: 2012/09/18 - Publisher: Axster Bingham/Red - This album is also available in Vinyl for $25.98
$12.97 –Tough Times by Tom Angle – Tracks: 1. Saddle Tramp, 2. Cold Wyoming Winter, 3. Sittin' On the Wind, 4. Winds of March, 5. Tough Times, 6. The Lady in My Mind, 7. Nevada , 8. Campfire, 9. Evening Breezes, 10. Leavin' California Blues , 11. The Cook With the Bedroll Eyes, 12. Payday, Quitin' Time and Another Can of Beer – Publisher: Tomangleen Entertainment
$15.00 – The Usual Suspects by Bill Barwick - Release Date: 2012 – Tracks: 1. The Bounty Hunter, 2. Pat Garrett's Regret, 3. Don't Take Your Guns to Town, 4. Wyatt's Lament, 5. My Name Is Dalton, 6. Blue Stem Grass, 7. The Long Haul, 8. Prairie in the Sky, 9. Smoke That Cigarette, 10. A Few More Rocks, 11. Bristlecone Pine, 12. A Buckhorn Christmas – Source: cdbaby music store
$18.49 – West Of Dodgeby
Barry Ward - Track Listing: 1 Eli Crow, 2 I'm Gonna Ride, 3 Montana, I
Wish You Were Mine, 4 Going Down To the River, 5 September's Song, 6
Old Man Tyler, 7 Where the Moon Sets Tonight, 8 West of Dodge, 9
Brother To Brother, 10 Our Own Part of the West, 11 He Must Be Greater,
12 Fourth Man, 13 I Have Decided – Publisher: Flying W Productions
$40.00 – The Ages of Superman: Essays on the Man of Steel in Changing Times - Edited by Joseph J. Darowski - notes, bibliography, index, 246pp. softcover (6 x 9) Published in 2012 by McFarland - Since Superman first appeared on the cover of Action Comics #1 in 1938, the superhero has changed with the times to remain a relevant icon of American popular culture. This collection explores the evolution of the Superman character and demonstrates how his alterations mirror historical changes in American society. Beginning with the original comic book and ending with the 2011 Grounded storyline, these essays examine Superman’s patriotic heroism during World War II, his increase in power in the early years of the Cold War, his death and resurrection at the end of the Cold War, and his recent dramatic reimagining. By looking at the many changes the Man of Steel has undergone to remain pertinent, this volume reveals as much about America as it does about the champion of Truth, Justice, and the American Way. About the Author: Joseph J. Darowski, a professor of English at Brigham Young University-Idaho, has published work on comic book superheroes such as the X-Men, Green Lantern, and Superman and is the author or co-editor of several books.
$40.00 – Alan LeMay- A Biography of the Author of The Searchersby Dan LeMay - 39 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index, 216pp. softcover (6 x 9) Published in 2012 by McFarland - Although much has been written about the 1950s cult film The Searchers, Alan LeMay, the author of the novel upon which the movie is based, has received little attention. This welcome biography tells the engaging story of the career freelance writer who sold his first story at age 19 and never held a permanent job. LeMay gained success in the 1930s writing Westerns and in the 1940s penning scripts for"big outdoor" films but he is best remembered for Searchers (1953) and another novel adapted into a popular film, The Unforgiven (1957). Sometimes rich but frequently poor, LeMay supported a family with his writing and engaged in a variety of ventures, including cattle ranching, polo playing, flying, and road racing. This narrative of his unconventional life offers an insider’s view of Hollywood and conveys the unique stresses of a career in screenwriting. About the Author: Dan LeMay, an engineer educated at Caltech and MIT, inventor and retired avocado farmer, is archivist of the LeMay Family Collection and the author of several nonfiction books.
$45.00 – Andrew V. McLaglen: The Life and Hollywood Careerby
Stephen B. Armstrong - 54 photos, filmography, appendices, notes,
bibliography, index, 288pp. softcover (7 x 10) Published in 2011 by
McFarland - Here is a comprehensive survey of the film and television
career of London-born director Andrew V. McLaglen. An opening biography
considers the events and circumstances that contributed to his
development as a filmmaker, including his relationships with his actor
father Victor McLaglen, fellow director John Ford, and motion picture
icon John Wayne, who collaborated with Andrew McLaglen on such films as
McLintock! (1963), Hellfighters (1968), The Undefeated (1969) and
Chisum (1970). An extensive annotated filmography covers every
theatrical feature film McLaglen directed, as well as his television
productions and the films he worked on prior to becoming a director.
Appendices provide information on the numerous documentaries in which
McLaglen has appeared, and a list of stage plays he has directed since
his retirement from motion pictures in 1989. About the Author:Stephen
B. Armstrong is an associate professor of English at Dixie State
College in St. George, Utah. His articles and reviews have appeared in
numerous publications, including Film Quarterly, Film Score Monthly,
Classic Images and Films of the Golden Age.
$10.00 – Angel Unaware: A Touching Story of Love and Loss - 50th Anniversary Edition by
Dale Evans Rogers – the first book written by Dale Evans. Tells
the story of the only child between Roy & Dale, born with Downs
Syndrome. In the 1950s, doctors often advised parents of disabled
babies to put them away in institutions or homes. But when entertainers
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Rogers discovered their new baby, Robin, had
Down Syndrome, they were determined to take her home and give her their
love. It wasn't easy. Through countless surgeries and sleepless nights,
the Rogers found themselves exhausted and worried-until they began to
notice a change in their lives. Somehow the unexplainable and
unexpected was happening-Robin was helping Roy and Dale draw closer to
God and to each other. Robin's brief life also persuaded them to do all
they could to help others in similar circumstances. Told from Robin's
point of view in heaven, Angel Unaware is a touching story that has
inspired millions of readers around the world. Whether you are a parent
of a special needs child or have experienced the loss of a loved one,
Robin's story will bring you the peace and understanding you need in
difficult times. Published in 2004 by the Fleming H Revell Company.
$23.90 – Cowboy Cliffhangers: A Listing Of All Sound B-Western Chapter Plays from A to Z - by Donn J. Moyer - Highlights the plot, players, studio, etc. on all sound cliffhangers which have a western / outdoor theme. Includes mini biographies on over 175 of the stars, stunt men, leading ladies, character actors, directors, etc. Originally published in 1999; 3rd updated edition published in 2006 is now available. Softbound, measures 8 x 11 and contains 160 pages and 61 photos.
$24.00 – Cowpokes 'n' Cowbelles Of The Movies And Early TVby
Donn J. Moyer – Who was that cowpoke? Who was that cowbelle? Who
was that villain? Learn the names and stories behind the faces who gave
the movies character. It's all here along with a whole passel o'
information on dozens of the film folk we all loved in the "B" westerns
and early cowpoke television shows. Personal interviews and friendships
with the actors and actresses and their families gave Donn many photos
and biographical information for this beautiful book not available
anywhere else. Published October, 2003, by Wild West Press - Softbound,
measures 8 x 10 1/2 and contains 208 pages and over 170 photos.
Laminated gloss full-color cover with original oil paintings by
renowned Western artist Katie West
$23.90 – Don "Brown Jug" Reynolds - The Last Little Beaver of the Movies by Donn J. Moyer - A pictorial memoir of the lifelong career in film, rodeo and television of Don K. "Little Brown Jug" Reynolds, this book is jam-packed with photos starting from "Jug's" first professional rodeo appearance at age 3 through his movie career as Little Beaver with Jim Bannon as Red Ryder. He also made films with Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Eddie Dean, Charles Starrett, Robert Mitchum, Myrna Loy, Paul Kelly and others. Published October, 2006, by Wi\ld West Publishing. Softbound, measures 8 x 10 1/2 and contains 119 pages and over 180 photos. Beautiful laminated gloss full-color cover
$35.00 – Entertainment in the Old West: Theater, Music, Circuses, Medicine Shows, Prizefighting and Other Popular Amusements by Jeremy Agnew – 41 photos, notes, bibliography, index, 241pp. softcover (6 x 9) Published in 2011 by McFarland. Miners, loggers, railroad men, and others flooded into the American West after the discovery of gold in 1848, and entertainers seeking to fill the demand for distraction from the workers’ daily toil soon followed. Actors, actresses and traveling troupes crisscrossed the American frontier, performing in tents, saloons, fancy theaters, and the open air. This exploration of the heyday of popular theater in the Old West chronicles its emergence and growth from 1850 to the early twentieth century. Here is the story of the men and women who provided myriad types of entertainment in the Old West, and brought excitement, laughter and tears to generations of pioneers. About the Author: Jeremy Agnew is a consultant in the field of biomedical electronics. He has written numerous books on the Old West.
$45.00 -- Fred Stone : Circus Performer and Musical Comedy Starby Armond Fields - 58 photos, notes, bibliography, index, 303pp. softcover (7 x 10) Published in 2002 by McFarland – Fred Stone was one of America’s most versatile and talented of Broadway’s colorful entertainers. Audiences quickly discovered he could do anything and everything, from tightrope walking and acrobatics to song-and-dance, musical comedies, and straight drama. This work chronicles his extraordinary life and career. He was born in a log cabin August 19, 1873, in Valmont, Colorado, to a family that was part of the covered-wagon migration into the virtually unknown West. He joined a traveling circus at age 11 and two years later, joined a different one as a self-taught tightrope walker. During his teens, Stone performed on the variety stage, and at age 22, met Dave Montgomery, with whom he performed for over twenty years, including Broadway musicals, notably as the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. After Montgomery’s tragic death in 1917, Stone continued to perform and shared his continued success with his closest friend Will Rogers, and Annie Oakley, Broadway producer Charles Dillingham, Western artists Charles Russell and Ed Borein, and author Rex Beach. Stone appeared in some 18 movies, from 1918 to 1940, including such western classics as The Westerner and Trail of the Lonesome Pine. In 1950, he retired from show business and during the last years of his life suffered from increasing blindness and heart trouble. He died at his Los Angeles home in 1959. About the Author : The late Armond Fields was a social historian specializing in American popular theater. The author of numerous books about other early theater figures, he lived in Culver City, California.
$12.99 – A Happy Trails Christmas (2012) by Dale Evans Rogers and Roy Rogers. - Now you can celebrate the wonder of Christmas is this nostalgic collection of Roy and Dale's best-loved Christmas books: Christmas Is Always from Dale, and My Favorite Christmas Story from Roy. These classic books on the true meaning of Christmas, along with endearing family photos, bring the past alive. Roy Rogers Jr. adds an entertaining foreword about how the Rogers family celebrated the most wonderful time of the year. Publisher: Fleming H Revell Co.
$96.00 – Indian Placenames in Americaby Sandy Nestor - notes, bibliography, index, 472pp. hardcover (7 x 10 in 2 vols.) Published in 2007 by McFarland -earlier editions in 2005/2003 –Temporarily out of stock while McFarland awaits the reprint - accepting backorders: The American Indians have lost much of their land over the years, but their legacy is evident in the many places around the United States that have Indian names. Countless placenames have, however, been corrupted over time, and numerous placenames have similar spellings but different meanings because of the way they were interpreted by various authorities. This reference work consists of two volumes. Volume One provides information on the name origins and histories of cities, towns and villages in the United States that have Indian names. It is arranged alphabetically by state, then alphabetically by city, town or village name. Additional data include population figures and county names. Probable Indian placenames with no certain origin also receive entries, and as much history as possible is provided about those locations. Volume Two covers over 1400 rivers, lakes, mountains and other natural features in the United States with Indian names. It is arranged by state, and then alphabetically by natural feature. Counties are provided for most entries, with multiple counties listed for some entries where appropriate. In addition to name origins and meanings, geophysical data such as the heights of mountains and lengths of waterways are indicated. About the Author: A member of the American Name Society, Sandy Nestor lives in Medford, Oregon.
$35.00 – Medicine in the Old West: A History, 1850-1900 by Jeremy Agnew – 88 photos, glossary, appendices, notes, chronology, bibliography, index – 264pp. softcover (6 x 9) published in 2010 by McFarland – The healing arts as practiced in the Old West often meant the difference between life and death for American pioneers. Whether the challenge was sickness, an Indian arrow, a gunshot wound, or a fall from a horse, a pioneer in the western territories required care for medical emergencies, but often had to make do until a doctor could be found. This historical overview addresses the perils to health that were present during the expansion of the American frontier, and the methods used by doctors to treat and overcome them. Numerous black and white photographs are provided, as well as a glossary of medical terms. Appendices list commonly used drugs and typical surgical instruments from the 1850-1900 era. About the Author: Jeremy Agnew is a consultant in the field of biomedical electronics. He has written numerous books on the Old West.
$49.95 – Native Americans in Comic Books: A Critical Studyby Michael A. Sheyahshe - 57 photos, tables, appendices, bibliography, index, 223pp. hardcover (7 x 10) Published in 2008 by McFarland - This work takes an in-depth look at the world of comic books through the eyes of a Native American reader and offers frank commentary on the medium’s cultural representation of the Native American people. It addresses a range of portrayals, from the bloodthirsty barbarians and noble savages of dime novels, to formulaic secondary characters and sidekicks, and, occasionally, protagonists sans paternal white hero, examining how and why Native Americans have been consistently marginalized and misrepresented in comics. Chapters cover early representations of Native Americans in popular culture and newspaper comic strips, the Fenimore Cooper legacy, the "white" Indian, the shaman, revisionist portrayals, and Native American comics from small publishers, among other topics. About the Author: Michael A. Sheyahshe is a member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma. He has written for Illusions, Trauma Magazine, Native Peoples, and Games for Windows: The Official Magazine. He is a trustee of the Caddo Nation’s Heritage Museum and is enrolled in an MFA program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
$19.95 – No One to Cry to: A Long, Hard Ride into the Sunset With Foy Willing of the Riders of the Purple Sage by Sharon Lee Willing – Published in 2006 by Wheatmark Inc. Sharon is Foy's widow, and the book chronicles his rise to national popularity on radio, million-selling records, and work in B westerns with Charles Starrett, Monte Hale and Roy Rogers. It also includes his sad career decline and battle with alcohol and drugs. The 6 X 9 paperback has about 260 pages and includes a complete filmography, discography, and lots of photos.
$40.00 – The Old West in Fact and Film: History Versus Hollywood by Jeremy Agnew - ca. 60 photos, appendices, filmography, notes, bibliography, index - softcover (7 x 10) Not Yet Published, Available Fall/ Winter 2012 – This book compares the reality of the Old West to how it is portrayed in the escapist entertainment of Western movies: It has the perspective of history rather than traditional analysis or critical commentary. Starting with the early 1900s Western movies, the narrative follows the evolution in look, style, and content as the films matured from short vignettes of good-versus-bad into the modern plots. The book compares the reality of the cowboys, Indians, gunmen, lawmen, and soldiers who peopled the Old West to how they are portrayed (real and fictional) on the silver screen.About the Author: Jeremy Agnew is a consultant in the field of biomedical electronics. He has written numerous books on the Old West.
$75.00 – Silver and Gold Mining Camps of the Old West: A State by State American Encyclopediaby Sandy Nestor - 109 photos, appendices, bibliography, indexes, 279pp. hardcover (7 x 10) Published in 2007 by McFarland. The lure of gold in the American West beckoned to thousands of hungry settlers eager to stake a claim, reap the abundant wealth of the territory, and escape often difficult financial conditions at home, whether in Eastern cities, Europe or China. These prospectors found that Western gold and silver veins were elusive and subject to dry up with little notice. Forced to move often in search of the next big lode, they left behind them hundreds of mining camps and settlements, many of which still exist across the Western landscape. This reference work catalogs silver and gold mining camps state-by-state in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Each entry includes location, names of miners known to have worked the site, year of discovery, and ore value. Unique details of each camp are given, including historical facts, buildings and businesses present, and, frequently, interesting anecdotes about the resident miners. The work is indexed by topic and mine, and appendices offer a glossary and a copy of the Miners’ Ten Commandments, originally published in the Placerville (California) Herald in 1853. About the Author: A member of the American Name Society, Sandy Nestor lives in Medford, Oregon.
$19.95 – Straight Arrow: The Definitive Resource for the Straight Arrow Promotion, 1949-1956 by William H. Harper - Straight Arrow was a juvenile western adventure show, which was popular with young listeners from May of 1948 to June, 1951. The show was the story of Steve Adams, a young man of Comanche descent, raised on a ranch as a white man. Echoing an old Indian legend, in times of trouble Adams doffs his rancher's clothes, puts on Indian garb and war paint and becomes Straight Arrow. This transformation occurs in his secret cave, from which he rides on the magnificent golden palomino Fury in the cause of justice, urging his steed on with the cry, “Kaneewah, Fury!” Harper clarifies a common misperception about the dual role of Steve Adams and the hero, Straight Arrow. It is not that white rancher Adams puts on an Indian costume, but rather that Adams sheds his assumed identity to reveal his true nature. His dual role is known only to his sidekick, Packy McCloud. Adams/Straight Arrow was played for the entire run of the show by Howard Culver, who even changed his voice as the hero changed identities. All of the programs were written by Sheldon Stark, and Frank Bingman was the announcer-narrator. Milton Charles supplied the organ music, and created a distinctive sound that simulated an arrow in flight, which became an integral part of the show. All of the key personalities are profiled in detail. The program began on the West Coast Don Lee network, then went coast-to-coast on Mutual. Throughout its time on the air, the program was sponsored by Nabisco Shredded Wheat. Many Straight Arrow premiums were offered, including “Injun-Uity” cards, separating the biscuits in packages of Shredded Wheat. Others were a headband with two red feathers, a war drum, golden tie clip, and a bandanna. All the premiums are described in dettail. Harper also notes the comic book and newspaper comic strip versions of Straight Arrow, as well as the live promotions of the main character in some of the book's many interesting illustrations and photographs. The heart of the book is a detailed log of all 292 radio programs in the series. This is a real service, since only nine audio versions are known to exist. Much of the material in this book was originally published in Harper's Pow-Wow newsletter which we plugged many times in Westers and Serials during the 1990s, but there is much additional material as well in this book. Published by BearManor Media in 2007, 171 pages.
$40.00 – Super-History: Comic Book Superheroes and American Society, 1938 to the Present by Jeffrey K. Johnson - 26 photos, notes, bibliography, index, 230pp. softcover (7 x 10) Published by 2012 by McFarland - In the less than eight decades since Superman’s debut in 1938, comic book superheroes have become an indispensable part of American society and the nation’s dominant mythology. They represent America’s hopes, dreams, fears, and needs. As a form of popular literature, superhero narratives have closely mirrored trends and events in the nation. This study views American history from 1938 to 2010 through the lens of superhero comics, revealing the spandex-clad guardians to be not only fictional characters but barometers of the place and time in which they reside. About the Author: Jeffrey K. Johnson, a World War II historian for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Honolulu, Hawaii, is the author of several books.
$49.95 – Superman on Film, Television, Radio and Broadwayby Bruce Scivally - 12 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, 248pp. hardcover (7 x 10) Published in 2008 by McFarland - First introduced in a 1938 comic book, Superman has since become an iconic character in American entertainment. This complete history covers Superman’s appearances in film and television, from the 1941 introduction of the first Superman cartoon to the 2006 live-action film Superman Returns. The book includes several rarely seen photographs of the actors who have brought Superman to life for over seven decades, including Clayton "Bud" Collyer, Kirk Alyn, George Reeves and Christopher Reeve. Multiple appendices provide a complete listing of Superman-related books and websites, along with a comprehensive list of the cast and characters featured in Superman films, television shows, and radio programs since 1941.About the Author: Film historian, documentary writer and producer Bruce Scivally lives in Wilmette, Illinois.
$55.00 – Western Movie References in American Literatureby Henryk Hoffmann - ca. 20 photos, bibliography, index, softcover (7 x 10) Not Yet Published, Available Fall/Winter 2012 - About the Book: References to western movies scattered over some 250 narrative works by more than 130 authors constitute the subject matter of this book, arranged in an encyclopedic format. The entries are distributed among western movies, television series, big screen and television actors, western writers, directors and miscellaneous topics related to the genre. Covered are not only classics like High Noon but also more obscure titles such as Drum Beat. Mega-stars like John Wayne are included but so is Tom Tyler, a much lesser known name. While the time span of the presented data exceeds a period of a hundred years--from The Great Train Robbery (1903) to No Country for Old Men (2007)--the entries include many western film milestones (from The Aryan through Shane to Unforgiven), television classics (Gunsmoke, Bonanza) and great screen cowboys of both the "A" and "B" productions. About the Author: Henryk Hoffmann was born and educated in Poland, where he worked as an English teacher, translator and interpreter. He teaches Latin and German at the Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, where he also coaches soccer and oversees the editorial staff of the school magazine. An active member of the Western Writers of America, he lives in Lititz, Pa
$49.95 – Western Movies: A Guide to 5,296 Feature Films, 2d ed.- by Michael R. Pitts - directory, bibliography, index, softcover (8.5 x 11) Not Yet Published, Available Fall/ Winter 2012 - About the Book: [From the first edition: A comprehensive reference volume of the most popular, enduring film genre: feature-length (over 40 minutes) Westerns, including 16mm, 8mm, Super 8mm, videocassettes and videodiscs. Each entry has film title, release company and year, running time, b&w/color notation, cast listing, plot synopsis, brief critical review. A master list of cowboys and their horses is provided and the book is comprehensively indexed.] About the Author: Michael R. Pitts has authored more than 35 books on entertainment, including several for McFarland. He lives in Chesterfield, Indiana.
$25.00 – Who’s Who in the Western Fiction of Zane Grey by John Donahue - 416pp. softcover (7 x 10) Published in 2012 of previously published hardcover  that is now out of print - About the Book: Best known for his popular Western fiction, American author Zane Grey has often been called the "Homer of the West." His works influenced many subsequent writers in the genre and provided the raw material for dozens of popular Western films. This book is a dictionary of the major and minor characters in Zane Grey’s Western novels and short fiction, providing a brief description and summary of each character and identifying the novels or short stories in which the character appears. Many entries also include an analysis of the character’s thematic significance within the author’s Western fiction as a whole. About the Author: John Donahue is an instructor in the English department at Champlain Regional College, St. Lambert-Longueuil Campus in Quebec Canada. He is a regular presenter at the Western Literature Association and in the Westerns section of the Popular Culture Association.
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from past issues, we will send you copies of all the issues for the
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SERIAL WORLD BACK ISSUES
I published the first issue of Serial World in 1974. In 1982 when I became the sole owner of Serial World, I re-printed the first ten issues which had long been out of print; adding additional material to some issues. All issues of Serial World are available from first or second printings; or in some cases in the form of Xerox copies.
Issues 1-7, 9-10, 21-25, 29-37 (printed)
SERIAL WORLD #1 -features Spy Hunters of World War II, Batman, Roy Barcroft interview and color front cover photo, King of the Rocketman title lobby card reproduced in color on back cover, and more. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #2 - features Anthony Warde interview, John Hart, Serial Profiles, Serials and the B-Western Stars, They're Going To Conquer The World, color posters from Brick Bradford on the front cover, and from King of the Congo on the back cover, and more. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #3 -
features Trader Tom of the China Seas including color lobby card from
it on the front cover. interview with Harry Lauter, How the Serials
Rate, interview with John Hart, Superman in the Serials, color poster
from Holt of the Secret Service reproduced on the back cover, 2-page
color center-fold reproduction of Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc., and more.
SERIAL WORLD #4 - features interview with Jack Mulhall, Don "Red" Barry, Great Serial Villains, Chapter One of Superman serial synopsis, three color poster reproductions (The Clutching Hand, Mandrake the Magician, and Nyoka and the Tigermen), and more. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #5 - features
Tim Tyler's Luck, interview with Frankie Thomas, part two of Serial
Ratings, chapter two of Superman synopsis, two full color posters from
Mars Attacks the World, color centerfold of Jungle Girl poster, and
SERIAL WORLD #6 features chapter three of Superman synopsis, How Serials Rate rebuttal, Comic Heroes on the Screen, interview with Duncan Renaldo, Scenes From The Serials, full color reproductions of King of the Mounties and Captain Video posters, and more. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #7 - features chapters four through eleven of Superman synopsis, Captain Video, interview with Louise Currie, How the Serials Rate (part three), Scenes From The Serials, Serial Kings & Queens, two full color reproductions of Captain Marvel posters, and more. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #8 - features Ace Drummond synopsis, interview with Terry Frost, Ray "Crash" Corrigan, chapters twelve through fifteen of Superman synopsis, report on first west coast Western Film Convention, and more. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #9 - featured Wild Bill Hickok serial synopsis, interview with Marshall Reed, Jungle Menace synopsis (chapters one through seven) more $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #10 - features interview with Tris Coffin, Ralph Byrd, Deadwood Dick synopsis, Jungle Menace synopsis (chapters eight through fifteen), Onslow Stevens, Lucile Browne, James Flavin, Billy Halop, Frankie Darro, and more. $5.00
Issues #11 through #20 of Serial World are available in the form of xerox reprints - since original printings of these issues were black & white only on newsprint the reprints are actually on heavier paper than the originals were.
SERIAL WORLD #11 -features Blackhawk serial synopsis, Kirk Alyn, another interview with Duncan Renaldo, The Mysterious Pilot synopsis (chapters one through five, and more. (xerox copies only available ) $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #12 - features Radio Patrol synopsis, Clayton Moore, The Mysterious Pilot synopsis (chapters six through fifteen), interview with Tommy Cook, and more. (xerox copies only available) $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #13 -features The Shadow synopsis, Spy Smasher introduction, Did You Know That?, and more. (xerox copies only available) $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #14 -features Tim Kehr, Spy Smasher synopsis, King of the Mounties synopsis (chapters one through four) Did You Know That?, and more. (xerox copies only available) $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #15 -features The Phantom synopsis, King of the Mounties (chapters five through twelve), Buck Rogers on TV, Did You Know That?, and more. (xerox copies only available) $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #16 - features interview with Video Ranger Larry Stewart, Buster Crabbe, synopsis of Brenda Starr - Reporter, and more. (xerox copies only available) $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #17 - features I. Stanford Jolley, The Rocketsuit Saga, part two of interview with Larry Stewart, chapters one through six of Undersea Kingdom synopsis, and more. (xerox copies only available) $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #18 -
features Secret of Treasure Island synopsis (chapters one through six),
Joe Bonomo, Undersea Kingdom synopsis (chapters seven through twelve),
Zorro's Black Whip synopsis, and more. (xerox copies only available)
SERIAL WORLD #19 - features Jack Mulhall, The Phantom Empire synopsis, Dave Sparpe, interview with Walter Reed, The Secret of Treasure Island (chapters seven through fifteen), model maker Steve DeMauro, Pearl White, and more. (xerox copies only available) $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #20 features
The Indians Are Coming (Tim McCoy), part two of Walter Reed interview,
Dick Tracy synopsis, Clayton Moore, Eddy Polo, Roar of the Iron Horse
synopsis (chapters one through seven), Secret of Treasure Island
reviews, John Carrol, George Brent, Rosemary LaPlance, Dick Foran
(xerox copies only available) $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #21 - is the first issue that featured full color photos in the original printing - from then on all issues of Serial World (except where noted) have full color covers and some have additional color.
SERIAL WORLD #21 - features Cliffhangers television series,Ken Maynard, Flash Gordon motion picture, The Return of Chandu synopsis Great Alaskan Mystery, interview with Tom Steele, The Lone Defender, Roar of the Iron Horse (Chapters eight through fifteen), full color photos of Susan Anton and two lobby cards, and more. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #22 -features Dracula serial synopsis from Cliffhanger television program, The Crimson Ghost synopsis (chapters one through five), Ace of Scotland Yard, George DeNormand, Dave Sharpe, The Lost City, The Lone Ranger television pilot, and more. Color of Dracula and another Marvel lobby card. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #23 - features Jungle Girl synopsis, Don "Red" Barry, Comic/Serial Crossovers, Rocketmen and Zombies, Walter Miller, King of the Forest Rangers, interview with Kirk Alyn, Duncan Renaldo, Jack Armstrong synopsis (chapters one through three), Crimson Ghost (chapter six only), color lobby cards from Trader Tom, Commando Cody, and Jungle Girl, and more. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #24 - features Comic/Serial Crossovers (Part two), Jungle Queen, Flash Gordon movie, Captain Marvel costume, The Crimson Ghost (chapters seven through ten), Jack Armstrong (chapters four through fifteen), Captain Video Robot found, color of Ming the Merciless (from the movie) and two Jesse James lobby cards. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #25 -
features The Lost City (chapters one to five), The Crimson Ghost
(chapters eleven to twelve), Comic/Serial Crossovers (part three),
Detective Lloyd, Clayton Moore, color lobby cards from The Lost City,
and King of the Rocket Men (two), Serials That Never Were.
SERIAL WORLD #26 - features The Miracle Rider (Tom Mix - chapters one to six), The Lone Ranger Rides Again - chapters one to five), and more. Only black & white xerox copies by Kinkos are available. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #27 - features The Lost City (chapters seven to ten), Russ Hayden, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Lone Ranger Rides Again (chapters six to fifteen), The Miracle Rider (chapters eight to ten), Wilfredo Rivera, and more. Only black & white xerox copies by Kinkos are available. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #28 - features Drums of Fu Manchu (chapters one to eight), Smilin' Jack Gum Cards, The Miracle Rider (chapters ten to fifteen), The Lone Ranger Rides Again, The Lost City (chapters ten & eleven), and includes three different Fu Manchu posters in full color. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #29 -features Drums of Fu Manchu (chapters nine to fifteen), The Lost City (chapters eleven and twelve and color poster on front cover), Buster Crabbe, Batman and Robin, Captain Marvel, The Phantom of the Air, and more. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #30 - features The Spider's Web (chapters one to ten), New Copperhead serial being made, The Phantom of the Air (chapters two to twelve), Serial Heroes on Records, and color posters from Rex and Rinty, Exploits of Elaine, Plunder, Houdini, The Purple Monster, and more. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #31 - features Ralph Byrd, Dick Tracy flip-o-vision, The Spider's Web (chapters eleven through fifteen), Under Rated Serials, Serial Heroes on Record - part two, The Purple Monster Strikes (chapters one through ten), Captain Marvel Artwork, and color posters from The Purple Monster and Blake of Scotland Yard . $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #32 - features The Purple Monster (chapters eleven through fifteen), The Fire Fighters (silent serial synopsis by Buck Rainey), Victor Jory, Dick Lane, Tales of the Gold Monkey television program (including two full color stills from it), The Sea Hound , Blake of Scotland Yard (chapters one and two and color lobby card), more. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #33 - features Blake of Scotland Yard (chapters three through fifteen), more on Tails of the Gold Monkey, Brenda Starr, Richard Alexander (with color cover photo), Chic Carter, The Range Fighter and The Black Box (two silent serial synopses by Buck Rainey), Riders of Death Valley foreword, The Range Fighter color lobby card. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #34 -features Buster Crabbe, Riders of Death Valley, King of the Rocketman (including two color lobby cards), Pearl White (by Buck Rainey), The Fast Express, and more. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #35 - features Daredevils of the Red Circle (chapters one to seven), Dave Sharpe, Blazing The Overland Trail, interview with John Duncan, Parl White (part two), Ruth Roland, Fingerprints, color lobby cards from Vigilantes Are Coming and Daredevils of the Red Circle, and more. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #36 - featured G-Men vs. The Black Dragon (including color lobby card on front cover), Dead End Kids, Pearl White Film List (by Buck Rainey), The Rustlers of Red Dog foreword, Ruth Roland part two, Dangers of the Canadian Mounted (chapters one through six) including color lobby card), and more. $5.00
SERIAL WORLD #37 - featured Carol Forman Reminisces and filmography (by Buck Rainey), Tom Steele Tribute, Captain American color lobby card, and more. $5.00
WESTERNS & SERIALS COMBINED ISSUES: At this point in 1984 Favorite Westerns and Serial World were combined into one fan club and one publication.
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