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$16.95 -- The 100 Greatest Western Movies of All Time: Including Five You've Never Heard of (Hardcover) by Philip Armour and the other editors of American Cowboy magazine- 200 pages, b&w photos throughout - it covers plenty of movies that appeal to a wide variety of ages and tastes—from Once Upon a Time in the West (#1), High Noon (#4), Shane (#5), Unforgiven (#6), The Wild Bunch (#8), TheOxBow Incident (#18), and The Magnificent Seven (#34) to Ride the High Country (#44), Little Big Horn (#67), The Outlaw Josey Wales (#84), Jeremiah Johnson (#85), BrokebackMountain (#97), and The Kentuckian (#100). Publish Date: 2011/06/01 – Supplier: Globe Pequot Press / Twodot
$19.95 – 30 Years on the Road With Gene Autry: Recollections by Johnny Bond & Packy Smith (2016)- In 1940, when Johnny Bond went to work for Gene Autry as a member of the Jimmy Wakely Trio, Autry was arguably the most popular entertainer in the country. He was Number Four on the list of Hollywood’s Top Ten Box Office Stars; he had sold millions of records as one of the most popular recording artists of the 1930s; and his Melody Ranch Show, heard weekly over the CBS Radio Network, sold billions of sticks of Doublemint Chewing Gum for its sponsor during a 17-year run. He also performed before sellout crowds, two shows a day for 21 straight days, in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Johnny Bond was one of only a few members of the Autry troupe to participate in every phase of Gene’s incredibly successful entertainment career. And he has a story to tell—lots of them, actually. Stories about a time before super highways when most roads were two lanes and went through the middle of all the towns, large and small, and when busses were not air conditioned. At a time when there were only half a dozen cities in this country with populations in excess of one million, Gene Autry took his show to America's heartland doing the "one nighters," those engagements booked just far enough apart to enable performers to drive from one venue to the next in a single day. Johnny Bond was along for the ride, and he tells what it was like when Gene Autry was at his peak in the late 1940s, having to push through crowds going from bus to auditorium before the show, and later to fight the same crowds back out to the bus after the show. He also describes those last "one nighters" in the late 1950s when even with a small group of musicians there were more people on the stage than in the audience. So buckle up and go along for the ride! You will become part of a unique experience that has become what we refer to today as "Americana." - Supplier: Createspace Independent Pub. - Physical Description: 288 pages. : 9.00 H x 0.65 D x 6.00 W inches
$38.00 – The A to Z of Westerns in Cinema by Paul Varner - Publisher: Scarecrow Press - Publish Date: 09/30/2009 - 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. Supplier: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
$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.
$25.00 – Adventures of The Durango Kid Staring Charles Starett. by Bob Carman and Dan Scapperoti - This 176 page book – size 8½ x 11 – includes over 275 photos (eight pages in full color) and complete cast, credit, and synopsis of the Durango Kide movies. Published in 1983 by Robert C. Carman.
$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.
$24.95 – Alias Smith & Jones: The Story of Two Pretty Good Bad Men by Sandra K. Sagala and Joanne M. Bagwell - .This book covers all 50 episodes of the television series. Contains many rare photos, interviews with cast members, detailed history of the show. Publisher: Bearmanor Media Publish Date: 07/01/2005
$16.99 – The All-American Cowboy Cookbook: Home Cooking on the Range by Ken Beck and Jim Clark is a 253 page book that includes over 300 favorite recipes from almost all of the top cowboy stars. Red Steagall, Jim Shoulders, Pee Wee King, Ken Curtis, Sheb Wooley, Ken Carson, Ed Bruce, Jack Elam, Tim Conway, Jessi Colter, Dan Blocker, Wesley Tuttle, Walter Brennan, Roy Warhurst, Leon Rausch, Dale Warren, Ernest Tubb, Michael Martin Murphey, Johnny Western, Frankie Laine, Chris LeDoux, Hoyt Axton, Ray Benson, George Strait, Toby Keith, Mel Blanc, Kix Brooks, Linda Evans, Peggy Stewart, Doris Day, L.Q. Jones, Hugh O'Brian, Dale Robertson, Melody Patterson, Gail Davis, Rory Calhoun, Fess Parker, Tex Ritter, Glenn Campbell, Tim Holt, Monte Hale, Larry Mahon, Denver Pyle, Ernest Borgnine, the Statler Brothers, Gene Autry, Charlie Daniels, Dale Evans and Roy Rogers, and more. It includes over 200 photographs. Published in 1995 by Thomas Nelson.
$35.00 – The Amazing Transforming Superhero! - Essays on the Revision of Characters in Comic Books, Film and Television - Edited by Terrence R. Wandtke - 21 photos, notes, bibliographies, index, 254pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2007 – Published by McFarland - This collection of essays analyzes the many ways in which comic book and film superheroes have been revised or rewritten in response to changes in real-world politics, social mores, and popular culture. Among many topics covered are the jingoistic origin of Captain America in the wake of the McCarthy hearings, the post–World War II fantasy-feminist role of Wonder Woman, and the Nietzschean influences on the “sidekick revolt” in the 2004 film The Incredibles. About the Editor: Terrence R. Wandtke is a professor of literature and media studies at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, where he teaches classes in comic books, graphic novels, visual art, and new media. He is the founder and director of the Imago Film Festival.
$35.00 – American Frontiersmen on Film and Television: Boone, Crockett, Bowie, Houston, Bridger and Carson – by Ed Andreychuk - 73 photos, appendix, bibliography, index, 280pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2011  From the French and Indian War to the Civil War, well over a hundred years of American history is reflected through the lives of six bold and famous men: Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Sam Houston, Jim Bridger, and Kit Carson. Here is a book that details their lives, their legends, and the many films and television shows their stories inspired. A biography of each frontiersman is followed by a detailed examination of films and television shows featuring that man as a character. Discussion of films includes cast and credit listings, synopses, and notes on the production, including comments on accuracy and interpretation. Television coverage includes listings of episode titles and discussion of each series’ history. The book is illustrated with both film stills and artwork of the frontiersmen. An appendix of documentaries and a bibliography are included. About the Author Longtime Western film buff Ed Andreychuk is the author of several film books. He lives in Baltimore. Other books by Ed Andreychuk Available thru our fan club: The Golden Corral: A Roundup of Magnificent Western Films ($35.00), Burt Lancaster - A Filmography and Biography (39.95) and Louis L’Amour on Film and Television ($49.95)
$10.00 – The American Indian in Film by Michael Hilger (1986 hardcover) The stereotyping (savage to victim) was covered decade by decade in each chapter. At the end of each chapter brief reviews were given of the major films of that decade. It also discussed in length many of the films. 196 pages - Publisher: Scarecrow Press
$6.99 – American Legends: The Life of Gene Autry by Charles River Editors – Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub Publish - Date: 06/12/2014 - Includes pictures, Autry's own quotes about his life and career, and a bibliography. “Music has been the better part of my career. Movies are wonderful fun and they give you a famous face. But how the words and melody are joined, how they come together out of air and enter the mind, this is art. Songs are forever.” – Gene Autry. A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors’ American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America’s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. In the early 20th century, Westerns were one of the most popular genres in Hollywood, and one of the young stars at the forefront was Gene Autry, a Texan whose life story made him a natural to be the country’s most famous “singing cowboy”. Autry would become a symbol of masculinity and morality on screen during the 1930s, but it was effortless for someone who had already grown up riding horses to school. Autry came of age at a time when the “singing cowboy” was at the apex of his popularity, and like his more famous successor, Roy Rogers, Autry actually got his start in show business as a singer. Even today, Autry might be best known for being a pioneer of country music and the author of Christmas hits "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Frosty the Snowman", and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". Autry would produce hundreds of recordings during his life, helping ensure the popularity of the country music genre and earning inductions into several related halls of fame. Of course, the popularity of Autry’s music and country music in general was bolstered by the fact that he became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. After he was discovered in 1934, Autry made dozens of films and was still one of the industry’s biggest moneymakers when he went off to fight in World War II. Though his movie career had already hit its peak by the time he returned, Autry used his popularity and his skills to transition into television, and he dabbled in all kinds of other ventures, including owning a radio station and professional sports teams. By the end of his long life and career, Autry could lay claim to being the only man with 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for film, television, music, radio, and live performances. American Legends: The Life of Gene Autry examines the life and career of one of America’s most famous singing cowboys. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Gene Autry like never before, in no time at all. Supplier: Createspace Independent Pub - Street Date: 06/12/2014 - Physical Description: 44 pages. : 9.00 H x 0.10 D x 6.00 W inches
$35.00 – The American West from Fiction (1823 - 1976 Into Film (1909 – 1986) by Jim Hitt – Explores the relationship between books and movies. The stories and their film adaptations aare analyzed and evaluated. The main sections are "Red man, white man," "Six-gun heroes," and "The new west." A full chapter is devoted to treatments of Zane Grey.. Published in 1989 by McFarland – Out Of Print so only used copies are available from our fan club.
$40.00 – An Ambush of Ghosts: A Personal Guide to Favorite Western Film Locations by David Rothel - Hardcover: 277 pages – 350 photos - Dimensions: 8.9 x 11.4 x 1.1 inches - Weight: 3 pounds - Covers more than twenty of the top locations for western movies. Publisher: Empire Publishing (February 1991)
$14.99 -- Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash by John Carter Cash -- Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc - Publish Date: 07/10/2007 -- June Carter was born in the mountains of Maces Springs, Virginia, to Ezra and Maybelle Carter, pioneers of country music. On stage from a young age, June found her niche in the spotlight with her vivacious personality and down-home sense of humor. This book looks into the life of June Carter Cash, through the eyes of her child John Carter Cash. Supplier: Harpercollins Christian Pub -- Physical Description: 224 p. : 8.50 H x 0.75 D x 5.50 W inches 0.58 lbs.
$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
$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.
$30.48 – Andy Devine: 184 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know About Andy Devine by Sean Mcdonald, A new Andy Devine dimension. 'Andrew Vabre Andy Devine' (October 7, 1905 ndash; February 18, 1977Andy Devine, Western Character, Dead at 71, Fairbanks Daily News Miner, February 19, 1977, page A6) was an American type performer and funny cowhand partner recognized for his characteristic gravelly vocal. This book is your ultimate resource for Andy Devine. Here you will find the most up-to-date 184 Success Facts, Information, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Andy Devine's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Trail of the Vigilantes, King Tut (Batman) - Batclimb cameos, Never Say Die (1939 film) - Plot, The Rounders (TV series), Between Us Girls, The Flame of New Orleans - Cast, Man Wanted - Cast, A Star Is Born (1937 film) - Cast, Stagecoach (1939 film) - Plot, Sidekick - Use in fiction, You're a Sweetheart - Cast, Corn flakes - History, Andy Devine - In popular culture, The Over-the-Hill Gang - Cast, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - Plot, Romeo and Juliet (1936 film) - Cast, Trail of the Vigilantes - Cast, The Virginian (TV series) - Season 5, Bob Hope filmography, Romeo and Juliet (1936 film) - Production, Bowery to Broadway - Cast, In Old Chicago, The Jack Benny Program - Cast, On the Old Spanish Trail - Cast, Andy Devine (English actor), Froggy the Gremlin, The Ballad of Josie - Cast, Sudan (film) - Cast, Darkwing Duck - Muddlefoots, Law and Order (1932 film), Kingman, Arizona - Kingman Explosion/Doxol Disaster, The Far Frontier - Cast, Zebra in the Kitchen - Cast, Doctor Rhythm - Cast, Impatient Maiden - Cast, Grand Canyon Trail - Cast, How the West Was Won (film) - The Civil War (1861–1865), A Star Is Born (1937 film) - Plot, Never Say Die (1939 film) - Cast, The Dick Tracy Show - Summary, Bells of San Angelo - Cast, Under California Stars, Men with Wings - Cast, Summer stock theater - Performers, and much more...Publisher: Emerge Pub Group Llc Publish Date: 06/25/2014 – Supplier: Lightning Source Inc \ B&T
.$19.95 --Your Friend and Mine, Andy Devine by Dennis Devine - Everyone in Hollywood loved Andy Devine. For that matter, everyone in the country did. That's why he was in so many films. He also starred on radio, television, and on the New York stage. Just look at his credits in the back of this book and you will be amazed. He was discovered by accident, then struggled for many years, but success would be his. He would appear in some of the greatest films ever made. Andy Devine would be married to the same woman for forty-three years and they would live on a farm just outside Hollywood. They raised two sons who would graduate from college and be successful in their own right. In this book you will meet many Hollywood characters who were clever, funny and unpredictable. You will experience both the golden age of film and radio plus the early years of television. You will be involved with the deal makers and the deal breakers. Of note is that this book was not written by a ghostwriter who received his information from outside sources. No. It was written by Andy's youngest son who was always there. You will see that our author is a dramatic and compelling storyteller who will capture the reader. Just try to put it down! - Paperback: 248 pages - Publisher: BearManor Media (January 16, 2013) - Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches – Source: ZAOL
$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.
$10.00 – Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's Wild West: 102 Illustrations by Isabelle S. Sayers - Wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of Annie Oakley. More than 100 rare photographs, posters, handbills, and other memorabilia. Describes and illustrates life with Buffalo Bill’s Western Extravaganza. This 90 page book was published by Dover Publications in 1981.
$39.95 – Anthony Mann - The Film Career by William Darby - 49 photos, notes, filmography, bibliography, index, 304pp. (6 x 9) 2009 McFarland - This detailed study of the career of Anthony Mann argues Mann’s prominence and influence alongside contemporaries like John Ford. Mann (1906–1967), who was active in Hollywood and Europe, directed or produced more than 40 films, including The Fall of the Roman Empire and God’s Little Acre. Best known for his work in the film noir and western genres and his films starring Jimmy Stewart, Mann later moved into Cold War and epic films. The book features a filmography and 49 photographs. About the Author: William Darby is the author of several books on cinema. He teaches English at Wayne County Community College and Henry Ford Community College in Detroit, Michigan. Another book by William Darby Available from our club is John Ford’s Westerns for $39.95
$39.95 -- Any Gun Can Play: The Essential Guide to Euro-Westerns by Kevin Grant & Franco Nero (Foreword) 480 Pages / Released: May 10, 2011 / Publisher: FAB Press / The success of Sergio Leone's 'Dollars' trilogy in the '60s sparked a gold rush, as a legion of European film-makers - many of them sharing the get-rich-quick mentality of Leone's mercenary anti-heroes - followed the master's lead to create some of the wildest Westerns ever made. Cynical and stylish, bloody and baroque, Euro-Westerns replaced straight-shooting sheriffs and courageous cowboys with amoral adventurers, whose murderous methods would shock the heroes of Hollywood Westerns. These films became box-office sensations around the world, and their influence can still be felt today. Any Gun Can Play puts the phenomenon into perspective, exploring the films' wider reaches, their recurrent themes, characters, quirks and motifs. It examines Euro-Westerns in relation to their American ancestors and the mechanics of the Italian popular film industry, and spotlights the unsung actors, directors and other artists who subverted the 'code' of the Western and dragged it into the modern age. Based on years of research backed up by interviews with many of the genre's leading lights, including actors Franco Nero, Giuliano Gemma and Gianni Garko, writer Sergio Donati, and directors Sergio Sollima and Giuliano Carnimeo, Any Gun Can Play will satisfy both connoisseurs and the curious. Complete with a foreword by Euro-Western legend Franco Nero, this stunningly illustrated reference guide takes aim at the lingering notion that the genre has little to offer beyond the 'Dollars' films and a fistful of others, exposing the full, vibrant history of the Euro-Western. In much the same way that FAB Press's best-seller Book of the Dead has become the definitive text on the zombie movie, Any Gun Can Play is positioned to become the go-to source for everything any fan of Euro-Westerns could ever want to know. Supplier: SCB Distributors- A hardcover is also available for $69.95
$20,00 – The Arizona Cowboy - Rex Allen: My Life Sunrise to Sunset – as told to Paula Simpson-Witt and Snuff Garrett – 126 page book that includes over 150 photographs (12 in full color) and disography of his recordings, filmography with synopsis of his films, and biography in which Rex shares with you the tr8iumphs and struggles of his life, Publisher: Rex Garrus Publishing - Publish Date: 10/01/1989
$60.00 – Arizona's Little Hollywood: Sedona and Northern Arizona's Forgotten Film History 1923–1973 (2010) by Joe McNeill - Having played host to more than 60 Hollywood productions—from the early years of cinema through the 1970s—Sedona, Arizona’s impact on the film industry is revealed here for the first time. Detailing its role as a silent but stunning backdrop to all types of movies, this volume covers the silent films, B westerns, World War II propaganda, and film noirs filmed on location in Arizona. Lavishly illustrated, this reference tells the story behind an anti-American Nazi propaganda western; the true history of filmmaking in Monument Valley; the first-ever inclusive guide to the location filming of Stagecoach; and descriptions of each Arizona production from conception through reception by critics and audiences, with plot summaries and complete details of cast and crew. Publisher: Bar 225 Media Ltd - B&T
$14.98 – Art Acord and the Movies: A Biography and Filmography - 164 Pages (Released: March 1, 2000 - Publisher: Wyatt Classics, Inc. - Author: Grange B. McKinney - The first detailed and fully illustrated biography and filmography of Art Acord, a real cowboy and rodeo champion who achieved stardom in silent Westerns. His career as a stunt man and actor began with the establishment of film studios in Southern California in the early 1900's, and ended with the transition to sound motion pictures in the late 1920's.- Source: Western Classics OL (Original Price: $39.95)
$45.00 – Art and Politics in Have Gun - Will Travel: The 1950s Television Western As Ethical Drama - by Kathleen L. Spencer - Publisher: McFarland Publishing (2014) Spencer, a retired professor of literature and composition, writer, and author, examines the television Western Have Gun -- Will Travel, which ran from 1957 to 1963. She considers the sociological factors that made the Western so popular at the time, the development of television from a creative pursuit to a lucrative business, and the values and attitudes that its star, Richard Boone, brought to the series (as well as biographical information about him), in contrast to the values that guided Gunsmoke, Wagon Train, and Bonanza. The second section examines the episodes of the show, key themes and patterns, and what they contributed to American values. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com) Physical Description: 247 pages : 10.25 H x 0.75 D x 7.25 W inches 1.00 lbs.
$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.
$25.95 -- Art of the Boot by Tyler Beard and Jim Arndt (PHT) is an incredible look at the artistry happening in boot manufacturing over the last twenty years. Art of the Boot is a must-have guide to the artisans and manufacturers of America's classic footwear. Excellent detail shots. Published in 2006 by Gibbs Smith
$50.00 -- The Art of the Western Saddle: A Celebration of Style and Embellishment (Hardcover) by Bill Reynolds. Spanning time and technique, The Art of the Western Saddle is a celebration and visual feast of the graceful artistry of the Western saddler and his craft. Filled with detailed photos and illustrations, this book celebrates the saddle as a decorative hallmark of subtle beauty while fulfilling the utility of its principal purpose. Early man's ability to domesticate and ride the horse led to the rapid advancement of our capability for travel and exploration. The saddle-the epitome of form following function-evolved to meet the utilitarian needs of the rider and his tasks, be they work or pleasure. Illustrated with historic and contemporary examples of saddle style and decoration, The Art of the Western Saddle highlights the work of makers such as Visalia Stock Saddle Company, Meana, Miles City Saddlery, Porter, Hamley, Edward H. Bohlin, McCabes, and Keyston Bros., along with contemporary makers such as Chas Weldon, Dale Harwood, Chuck Stormes, Don Butler, Chuck Treon, Jeremiah Watt, and many others. Many saddles of the stars are featured from the golden age of the Hollywood Western; these include outfits belonging to The Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Barbara Stanwyck, Ken Maynard, and Buck Jones. The Art of the Western Saddle provides an elegant, illustrated look at the evolution of design and decoration of saddlery including many exquisite and unpublished examples of the finest in silver and gold overlay and filigree saddle silver created by the West's preeminent silver and goldsmiths. Featuring more than 300 photographs and illustrations, this volume is an absolute must for serious and amateur equestrians as well as for collectors and admirers of this unique and totally American craft. Published in 2005 by Lyons Press.
$35.00 – Audie Murphy: Now Showing by Sue Gossett - To celebrate the movie career of Audie Murphy, this book contains over 200 pages and more than 500 photo illustrations of advertising materials used to promote the 44 films given to Audie's credit. The contents include photos of movie 1-sheet posters, lobby and window display cards, half sheets, publicity items, complete filmography with brief synopsis of each film, foreign iitems and testimonials, interviews with actors who appeared in his films, author's comments, and more. A must-have for the true Audie Murphy fan! - 208 pages - Publisher: Empire Publishing (October 18, 2002) Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches - Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
$30.00 – B Western Actors Encyclopedia - a soft cover edition of the book by Ted Holland first published in hardcover by McFarland in 1988 (at $45.00) with filmographies of more than 200 western performers.
$15.00 – B-Western Boot Hill by Bobby Copeland - A final tribute to the cowboys and cowgirls who rode the Saturday matinee movie range. This is the most complete list ever assembled of birth dates, death dates, and real names of those beloved B-Western performers. It includes actual obituaries of B-Western heroes, heavies, helpers, heroines, and sidekicks. Also included is a listing of actual burial locations of many of the stars. Over 1000 entries! 216 pages - Publisher: Empire Publishing - Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches = Weight: 11.2 ounces
$39.95 --Back in the Saddle: Essays on Western Film and Television Actors - Edited by Gary A. Yoggy , Foreword by James Drury, Introduction by Archie P. McDonald - 224pp. softcover (6 x 9) 1998 - The western is one of the most popular genres in American film history, and some estimate more than 20,000 of them have been produced. Its popular portrayal of the American West, as a place where good and evil are clearly defined, created heroes that are still among the most respected and remembered in film history.. Writers Lane Roth and Tom W. Hoffer, William E. Tydeman III, R. Philip Loy, Gary Kramer, Raymond E. White, Michael K. Schoenecke, Sandra Schackel, Jacqueline K. Greb, Jim Collins, Richard Robertson, and Gary Yoggy each contributed an essay, focusing on the performances of some of the most famous of Hollywood’s leading cowboys and cowgirls. Analyses of the works of G.M. “Broncho Billy” Anderson, Tom Mix, Buck Jones, Tex Ritter, Roy Rogers, James Stewart, Barbara Stanwyck, Steve McQueen, and James Arness are included. James Drury of The Virginian relates his firsthand experiences of movie making by way of introducing this collection.- About the Editor: Award-winning author Gary A. Yoggy has written widely on topics including television, film and radio history. He is professor emeritus of history at Corning Community College in New York. Another Book by Gary A. Yoggy available from from Westerns & Serials Fan Club and also publisshed by McFarland: Riding the Video Range $49.95
$32.00 – Bad at the Bijou by William R. Horner - 39 photos, filmography, index, 176pp. (6 x 9)  This book is about a group of actors who bring drama to the big screen the way the fair haired hero never could. The granddaddies of Darth Vadar and J.R. Ewing—villains of the Westerns. Witty interviews with ten Hollywood heavies—Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Strother Martin, others—about their backgrounds, and feelings about themselves, their families, and playing bad guys. Horner asks the right questions, pulls out good answers and shows a fondness for controversial and sensitive issues. Two sections contain 43 photos of these familiar grisly characters in well known roles. All in all a splendid portrayal of a bunch of fine fellows who make a living convincing audiences they are despicable, degenerate and mean. A thorough filmography and a solid index are included. About the Author: William R. Horner, born in Nashville and a graduate of Vanderbilt University, was stationed in the Netherlands with the U.S. Army in 1972-1973. He works for the U.S. Postal Service and lives in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.
$10.00 – The Bad Guys: A Pictorial History of the Movie Villain by William K. Everson - A truly comprehensive look at the movie villian. Starting with the very early films such as The "Great Train Robbery"(1903) through the early sixties when screen stars like Joan Crawford starred in "Straightjacket", Everson creates a truly inside view to"The Bad Guys".Especially interesting is the influx of the Japanese villian during the height of World War 2.If you are in you mid fifties to late sixties, the photos of some of these film scenes will spark memories of your childhood film going days. Likewise, if you are a film history buff,it's an incredible journy to the past. Long out of print. This book was published by Lyle Stuart in 1980. This publisher has been out of business for around two decades. Only used copies available. Description: 11.00 H x 0.75 D x 8.50 W inches 1.85 lbs.
75.00 – Bar-20: The Life of Clarence E. Mulford, Creator of Hopalong Cassidy, with Seven Original Stories Reprinted – November, 1993 - by Francis M. Nevins Jr. (Editor), Jon Tuska (Foreword) Publisher: McFarland & Company – This book is out of print. Only used copies are available
$12.00 – The Bar-20 Three and Tex by Clarence E. Mulford – two book set of books first published in 1920 and 1922. In Bar-20 Three when Hopalong and Red hear that Johnny Nelson has been knocked over the head and robbed of a big chunk of cash over in Mesquite, they race to his aid-and are immediately framed for a bank robbery. Then the trouble really begins. In Tex, Tex Ewalt was educated before he came west and can quote Shakespeare, philosophy, and the Bible, which spices up his conversation some. He's gotten restless again and hopes to hook up with Hopalong Cassidy and Red Connors. On the way he takes the train south to the mining town of Windsor, Kansas and decides to stay a while and make some money playing poker. Windsor, though, is run by Gus Williams, an old enemy. The chaos that ensues leads to a fight between the miners and the railroad--and more than one gunfight.
$5.00 – Baree: The Story of a Wolf-Dog by James Oliver Curwood – The original titles was Baree, Son of Kazan when first published in 1917. Baree, an orphaned wolf-dog, finds his way through the forests alone, encountering other creatures of the Hudson Bay until he meets with Nepeese, a young girl from whom he learns love and loyalty
$16.95 – Becoming the Mother of Me: A Memoir (2009) by Kathryn Adams Doty Having grown up in the shadow of her father, a German Methodist minister, Kathryn Adams Doty entered a popular radio talent contest called Gateway to Hollywood while a student at Hamline University. In the final round of competition, she was paired with a young actor named Hugh Beaumont, whom she later married, and she emerged from the shadow of her father to a brief career in motion pictures. Landing roles in movies with stars such as Johnny Mack Brown, Ray Whitley, Ginger Rogers, Bing Crosby, Maureen O’Hara, Irene Dunne, and Lionel Barrymore, Kathryn came to understand and appreciate the love of her family and the mystery of life. 144 pages - Publisher: Edinborough Press (April 1, 2009) Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches - Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces – Western and Serial movies in which Kathryn Adams appeared include: Molly Cures A Cowboy (‘40 RKO) with Ray Whitley; Bury Me Not On the Lone Prairie (‘41 Universal)—Johnny Mack Brown; Rawhide Rangers (‘41 Universal)—Johnny Mack Brown; Arizona Cyclone (‘41 Universal)—Johnny Mack Brown. Serials: Sky Raiders (‘41 Universal)—Donald Woods; Jr. G-Men of the Air (‘42 Universal)—Dead End Kids. About the Author: She was born in New Ulm, Minnesota and now lives in Mankato, Minnesota
$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
$19.95 – Best Western Movies: Winning Pictures, Favorite Films and Hollywood "B" Entries by John Howard Reid - Paperback, 239 Pages - This is the twentieth title in Reid’s “Hollywood Classics” series. The research needed for a book of this nature is remarkable. Mr. Reid names Westerns among his favorite genres and his dedication to these classics is admirable. His more than 20,000 reviews on file and collection of over 3,000 titles on VHS and DVD provide the resource for the bulk of the informative text. More than 160 titles are examined. You’ll recognize some of the all-time greats such as Yellow Rose of Texas, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and They Died With Their Boots On. Mixed in with the well-known films are B-movie gems like Cyclone Prairie Rangers, Arizona Bound, and Buckaroo from Powder River. Reid takes an in-depth look at the 162 minute epic, How the West Was Won and includes an index of all 66 Hopalong Cassidy films. For each title Mr. Reid has included the entire cast and the parts played by name. The director, screenplay writer, editor, music composers, and producers are listed, as well as copyright date, studio, worldwide release dates and run times - Publisher: Lulu.Com - Publish Date: 07/26/2006 – Source: B&T
$19.99 – Between Fighting Men: Nostalgia and B-Westerns by D Bannon - Paperback, 155 Pages - This fully-illustrated book features B-Western posters, ads, ticket window cards, comics and magazines - many published here for the first time. From Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, John Wayne and Buck Jones to George Custer and Bat Masterson, the nature of masculinity and national memory is reviewed by an enthusiastic fan of the genre. This volume includes a facsimile reproduction of an article on cowboys by Theodore Roosevelt with art by Frederick Remington and a detailed introduction on nostalgia and the paradoxical nature of the low-budget Westerns of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s: heroic men in fancy clothes; morality tales in commercial endeavors; messages of peace and conformity in films about violent loners. Between Fighting Men will appeal to Western fans and scholars of film and cultural studies, gender studies and history. D. Bannon has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Discovery Channel, A&E and The History Channel. Publisher: Historical Studies Press - Published April 26, 2013 – Source: Lulu
$50.00 (USED) Bill Elliott : The Peaceable Man by Bobby Copeland - In this book, you'll learn all about Bill Elliott: his biography, complete listing of his films, comments by his fellow actors, his horses, his personal life, his comic books, his ranking among Western stars, his favorite Western films, comments by other wtiters, plus much, much more. About the Author: Reared in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Bobby Copeland began going to the Saturday mantinee B-Western movies at nearby theaters. He was immediately impressed by the moral code these films, and has tried to pattern his life after the example set by the cowboy heroes. He has authored six Western movie books, has attended some 45 Western film festivals, and met many of the Western movie perfomers. He contributes articles to the various Western magazines, including Western & Serials - 192 pages - Publisher: Empire Pub; (2000) Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches - Weight: 9.6 ounces
$39.95 – Billy the Kid on Film, 1911–2012 by Johnny D. Boggs / 78 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index, 292pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2013 - A comprehensive filmography, this book is composed of lengthy entries on about 75 films depicting legendary New Mexico outlaw Billy the Kid—from the lost Billy the Kid (1911) to the blockbuster Young Guns (1988) to the direct-to-video 1313: Billy the Kid(2012) and everything in between. Each entry gives a synopsis, cast and credits, critical reception, and a discussion of the events of the films compared to the historical record. Among the entries are made-for-TV and direct-to-video films, foreign movies, and continuing television series in which Billy the Kid made an appearance. About the Author: Johnny D. Boggs is an award-winning author of Western fact and fiction. He has also contributed to such magazines as True West and Boys’ Life. A past president of the Western Writers of America, he is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. – Other Book(s) by Johnny D. Boggs Available from our fan club – : Jesse James and the Movies ($38.00)
$50.00 (used) Bits and Spurs "B" Western Trivia – 2001 - by Bob. Nareau - 134 pages - Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches - Weight: 1.1 pounds
$49.95 -- A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses by George A. Katchmer - Foreword by Diana Serra Cary - 488pp. softcover (7 x 9.25) 2009  More than a thousand of the silent Western players are featured in this fully indexed encyclopedic work. Each entry includes a detailed biography, covering both personal and professional milestones and a complete Western filmography. - Published by McFarland
$9.95 – The Bob Baker Story written and published by Bobby Copeland is a 50 page plastic comb bound book that includes biographical material – letters from Bob and his wife, ads, clippings, and synopses of all Bob’s starring films, and more
$50.00 – A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove by Bill Wittliff, Larry McMurtry, Stephen Harrigan (2007 University of Texas Presss) Lonesome Dove—Larry McMurtry’s epic tale of two aging Texas Rangers who drive a herd of stolen cattle 2,500 miles from the Rio Grande to Montana to found the first ranch there—captured the public imagination and has never let it go. The novel, published in 1985, was a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. More than two decades after publication, it still sells tens of thousands of copies every year. The Lonesome Dove miniseries, which first aired on CBS in 1989, lassoed an even wider audience. Twenty-six million households watched the premier episode, and countless millions more have ridden with Gus and Call each time the movie has rerun on TV, video, and DVD. In addition to its popular success, the miniseries has also garnered unanimous critical acclaim. It was nominated for eighteen Emmy Awards and won seven. It also won Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Miniseries and Best Actor; a Peabody Award; the D. W. Griffith Award for Best Television Series; the National Association of Television Critics Award for Program of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Drama; and the Writers’ Guild of America Award for Best Teleplay (Bill Wittliff). Now bringing the sweeping visual imagery of the miniseries to the printed page, A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove presents more than one hundred classic images created by Bill Wittliff, the award-winning writer and executive producer (with Suzanne de Passe) of Lonesome Dove and a renowned fine art photographer. Wittliff took these photographs during the filming of the miniseries, but they are worlds apart from ordinary production stills. Reminiscent of the nineteenth-century cowboy photographs of Erwin Smith and the western paintings of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, each Lonesome Dove image stands alone as an evocative work of art, while as a whole, they provide a stunning visual summary of the entire miniseries. Accompanying the photographs are a foreword by Lonesome Dove author Larry McMurtry and an introduction by Stephen Harrigan – Source: B&T
$24.95 – Bonanza: A Viewer's Guide to the TV Legend by David R. Greenland, Forward by David Dortort – creator and producer - Publisher: Bearmanor Media - Publish Date: 05/30/2010 - Between 1959 and 1973 the Cartwrights of the Ponderosa rode into the lives of nearly 400 million viewers around the world. Perhaps you saw many of the 428 episodes and waited eagerly for the famous blazing map to reveal the Cartwrights riding into your living room. You can relive those days and get the inside story on the TV series that became a legend. Renew old acquaintances with Ben Cartwright and his sons, Adam, Hoss and Little Joe. This book contains complete4 episode guide – 168 pages – Supplier: Lightning Source Inc \ B&T
$50.00 – A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove by John Spong, Jeff Wilson, Bill Wittliff - Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr - Publish Date: 10/01/2012 - Widely acclaimed as the greatest Western ever made, Lonesome Dove has become a true American epic. Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel was a New York Times best seller, with more than 2.5 million copies currently in print. The Lonesome Dove miniseries has drawn millions of viewers and won numerous awards, including seven Emmys. A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove takes you on a fascinating behind-the-scenes journey into the creation of the book, the miniseries, and the world of Lonesome Dove. Writer John Spong talks to forty of the key people involved—author Larry McMurtry; actors Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Anjelica Huston, Diane Lane, Danny Glover, Ricky Schroder, D. B. Sweeney, Frederic Forrest, and Chris Cooper; executive producer and screenwriter Bill Wittliff; executive producer Suzanne de Passe; and director Simon Wincer. They and a host of others tell lively stories about McMurtry’s writing of the epic novel and the process of turning it into the miniseries Lonesome Dove. Accompanying their recollections are photographs of iconic props, costumes, set designs, and shooting scripts. Rounding out the book are continuity Polaroids used during filming and photographs taken on the set by Bill Wittliff, which place you behind the scenes in the middle of the action. Designed as a companion for A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove, Wittliff's magnificent fine art volume, A Book on the Making of Lonesome Doveis a must-have for every fan of this American epic. Designed as a companion for A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove, Wittliff’s magnificent fine art volume, A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove is a must-have for every fan of this American epic.- Source: B&T
$19.95 – Box Office Buckaroos: The Cowboy Hero from the Wild West Show to the Silver Screen by Robert Heide and John Gilman - Publisher: Abbeville Pr Publish Date: 03/01/1990 - Shows and describes a variety of cowboy collectibles, including books, comic books, posters, toys, clothing, and clocks, 284 illustrations, 50 in full color – Supplier: Perseus Distribution Services - 207 pages, 8½ x 11 - 2.10 lbs.
$39.95 -- Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company (Hardcover) by David Kiehn – Before Clint Eastwood, before John Wayne, before Gary Cooper, William S. Hart and Tom Mix, there was Gilbert M. Anderson. In 1910 Anderson created and portrayed a screen cowboy named Broncho Billy, the prototypical good/badman with a strong sense of moral right and wrong. Billy was often an outlaw, but he could also be an honorable sheriff struggling to maintain law and order, a crafty gambler with a sympathetic heart, a poor rancher fighting the hardships of western life, or just a plain old cowboy roaming the range. Whatever his occupation, Anderson infused Broncho Billy with a winning personality, and it made him the first western movie star. His Essanay stories of the old west were filmed in the real west, and set the pattern for western movies as we know them today. Anderson and a skilled troupe of technicians, actors and real cowboys visited Denver, Golden and Morrison, Colorado, El Paso, Texas, and the California towns of Santa Barbara, San Rafael, Redlands, Los Gatos, San Diego, Santa Monica, Lakeside, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Fairfax and Los Angeles before finally settling in Niles to take advantage of its scenic canyon. A state-of-the-art studio was built and they made over 300 westerns in four years, as well as many comedies with the likes of Ben Turpin and Charlie Chaplin. Here is a rare, inside look at a silent-era movie company in action, told in an engaging manner. The book includes 270 photographs, personnel biographies, a complete filmography and index.. Published in 2003 by Farwell Books
$39.95 – Burt Lancaster: A Filmography and Biography by Ed Andreychuk - 113 photos, bibliography, index, 256pages, (7 x 10) 2005 [McFarland] With a career in films spanning nearly fifty years, Burt Lancaster brought his unique charisma and energy to roles in films ranging from the adventurous to the bittersweet. This comprehensive filmography of Lancaster’s career is accompanied by a biography that provides the background for his immense range of work on the screen. Production information, a synopsis, and commentary is provided for each of Lancaster’s 85 films, from the first—The Killers—to the last—Separate But Equal. Photographs from nearly all of Lancaster’s films accompany the text, and an index and bibliography are also included. About the Author: Longtime Western film buff Ed Andreychuk is the author of several film books. He lives in Baltimore.
$49.95 – Buster Crabbe - A Biofilmography by Jerry Vermilye - 76 photos, filmography, notes, bibliography, index 208pp. Hardcover – Published in 2008 - Buster Crabbe’s chief claim to fame, aside from his Olympic gold medal (for the 400-meter freestyle event in 1932), rests in the trio of movie serials in which he played the popular science-fiction hero Flash Gordon. Crabbe was the only actor to play the roles of Tarzan, Flash Gordon, and Buck Rogers, the top three pulp action heroes of the 1930s. Crabbe carved out a career that would also include more than 100 B-movies and program Westerns, a television adventure series, and a successful physical fitness enterprise. All of this and more is detailed in this book, which includes a complete filmography providing cast and crew information for each of his 103 feature films and serials. About the Author: Writer Jerry Vermilye is an actor and lives in New York City.
$10.00 – Candid Cowboys #1 by Neil Summers haas over 200 photos on its 180 pages captioned to movie location, star, co-stars, director, and more. Includes John Wayne (25 pages), Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, James Stewart, Gene Autry, and more. Plublished in 1989 by The Old West Shop.
$10.00 – Candid Cowboys #2 by Neil Summers has 196 photos on its 190 pages. Those feratured include Buck Jones, Gene Autry, John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Monte Hale, Lone Ranger, Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, and more. Published in 1993 by Old West.
$24.95 – Casey Tibbs: Born To Ride by Rusty Richards is 254 page biography of one of the greatest Pro Rodeo stars of all time. Richards, a long time member of the Sons of the Pioneers, interviewed 132 people for this book. Tibbs was probably rodeo's first superstar winning nine world titles including a PRCA record six in saddle-bronc riding. He was also a stunt man and actor in the Stony Burke television series and in The Rounders. Rodeo superstar Casey Tibbs lives again in Rusty Richards' authorized biography of the memorable, charismatic cowboy from South Dakota. Movingly written, Richards spent over twenty years meticulously researching, interviewing, and capturing vibrant memories and recollections of the six-time world champion saddle bronc rider. Born in a log home in the wilds of South Dakota, the youngest of ten children, Tibbs grew to be the most well-known, popular rodeo star of all time. Richards' biography is all-inclusive and also covers the Roberts family, including rodeo greats Ken, Gerald, and E.C. Roberts, along with Jim Shoulders, Deb Copenhaver, Carl Olson, Ben Johnson, Gene Pruett, Bill Linderman and so many more. In addition, Richards recounts Casey's phenomenal success in Hollywood and his friendship with Audie Murphy, his Las Vegas associations, and his world tours promoting rodeo and the Wild West. Richards does not gloss over Casey's battles with alcohol and gambling addictions, either. This is a biography that inspires, amuses, saddens, and gives real meaning to determination and grit. Casey Tibbs deserves to have his story told, and Rusty Richards has done an excellent job of doing so. Publisher: Moonlight Mesa Associates (November 1, 2010)
$10.00 – Charlie King: We Called Him "Blackie" by Bobby J. Copeland (Paperback: 112 pages) Publisher: Empire Publishing (January 31, 2003) Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches – Includes comments by western film historians, his co-workers, and the writers' opinions of his acting and his career. Also filmography and many photos
$39.95 – Charles Bronson - The 95 Films and the 156 Television Appearances by Michael R. Pitts - 63 photos, bibliography, index, 376 pages, (6 x 9) 2003 [McFarland] This work covers Bronson’s entire output in film and on television, and includes many film stills and photographs. Alphabetical entries list film or episode, complete cast and credits, and year of release. Accompanying each entry’s plot synopsis and discussion is a survey of the critical responses to the work. The great Charles Laughton once said Bronson “has the strongest face in the business, and he is also one of its best actors.” Pretty high praise for an actor who, though loved by fans worldwide, has been consistently underestimated by critics. Bronson’s career has spanned five decades, from such television appearances in The Fugitive, Rawhide, Bonanza and Have Gun, Will Travel as well as the telemovie A Family of Cops (1995) and its two sequels. He will long be remembered for his role as urban vigilante Paul Kersey in the Death Wish films. Bronson is one of the most enigmatic, and also most recognizable, of all film stars. About the Author: Michael R. Pitts has authored or coauthored several dozen books on entertainment. He lives in Chesterfield, Indiana.
$24.95 – Charles Starrett: Before Durango by Chuck Thornton (2013) 224 pages - 8.5 x 11 - Photos: 410 b&w – Starrett, a veteran of more than 165 motion pictures, rode tall in the saddle in 131 western movies from Columbia Pictures from 1935-1952, an unprecedented 17 years. No other western star appeared for the same studio for as long, or starred in as many westerns as the Massachusetts native. The last 65 of the Starrett westerns saw him appear as the masked Durango Kid, who rode his white horse Raider across movie screens, righting wrongs initiated by those who operated outside the law. The Durango Kid movies were fully covered in Chuck's earlier book – Durango – which is descreebed in our club magazine #61 and is still available. Although Starrett is best remembered as Durango, the westerns in which he appeared prior to that role were no less action-packed, and were actually better scripted. This photo-filled book deals with the 66 earlier Starrett westerns, which spanned the period from 1935-1945. A synopsis of each film is provided, a list of the major cast members, more than 400 photos, in addition to pressbook advertisement material and rare magazine articles. This book rekindles the excitement of those days when Charles Starrett rode his horse across "The Hollywood Range" and ended the evil intent of scores of villains. Western movies once rules the screens of theaters across the country. Relive those days in "Charles Starrett: Before Durango.- Publisher: Crowbar Press
$39.95 – Circle the Wagons! - Attacks on Wagon Trains in History and Hollywood Films by Gregory F. Michno and Susan J. Michno - 65 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, 246pp. (7 x 10) 2009 - It’s a cinematic image as familiar as John Wayne’s face: a wagon train circling as a defensive maneuver against Indian attacks. This book examines actual and fictional wagon-train battles and compares them for realism. It also describes how fledgling Hollywood portrayed the concept of westward migration but, as the evolving industry became more accurate in historical detail, how filmmakers then lost sight of the big picture. About the Authors: Historian Gregory F. Michno is the author of numerous books about such topics as the American West and World War II. He lives in Frederick, Colorado. Susan J. Michno has written articles on the Spirit Lake Massacre and the Box Family of Texas. She lives in Frederick, Colorado. I believe they are related.
$37.95 – Classic TV Westerns: A Pictorial History by Ronald Jackson is a 222 page 8 ½ x 11book that includes credits, cast, information, and photos on ove one hundred television westerns in chronological order from Hopalong Cassidy to Brisco County Jt. Published in 1994 by Citadel Press (Used – publisher out of business)
$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 - 236 Pages - Released: July 31, 2008 - Publisher: BearManor Media – Source: OLDIES.com - 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.
$49.95 – Colonial America on Film and Television - A Filmography by Bertil O. Österberg - 141 photos, index, 275pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2009  The early history of American settlement, pioneering, and independence is marked by fascinating characters and events who are often shrouded in legend. Through the eye of the movie camera, filmmakers have sought to capture these characters and to penetrate the mists of time. This comprehensive filmography provides production information and commentary on all films and television episodes set during the years between the first settlements in the future United States and the fledgling country’s War of 1812 with Britain. About the Author: Bertil O. Osterberg is a medical doctor living in Stockholm, Sweden.
$49.95 – The Columbia Checklist - The Feature Films, Serials, Cartoons and Short Subjects of Columbia Pictures Corporation, 1922–1988 by Len D. Martin - appendices, bibliography, index, 647 pages, (6 x 9 in 2 vols.) 2007 [McFarland] From its beginnings in the 1920s, Columbia Pictures Corporation has churned out an enormous variety of material, wide ranging in quality, subject matter and length. It has also served as a major distributor for foreign and domestically produced independent works. This thorough reference documents the studio’s 2,371 feature length films, 57 serials, 596 cartoons and 76 miscellaneous short subjects. Release date, running time, major technical personnel, cast, and brief synopsis, when available, are given for each. Appendices list Columbia’s movie series, Western series and stars, Academy Awards, and the studio’s comedy shorts and their main stars. Complete name index.
$8.99 – Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry (1998) The novel that was the basis of the CBS miniseries of the same nameSupplier: Pocket Books - Physical Description: 803 pages. ; 6.75 H x 1.50 D x 4.25 W inches 0.75 lbs.
$25.00 – The Comics Come Alive: A Guide to Comic Strip Characters in Live-Action Productions by Roy Kinnard – hardcover published in 1991 by The Scarecrow Press at $77.00. This book contains hundreds of entries for some 90 characters are arranged in alphabetical order by comic strip title, with brief historical backgrounds, critiques, information on the various movie and TV versions, and photos. 237 pages with index.
$16.95 – Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company by Harry Carey, Jr. - originally published in 1994 - A whimsical, unstinting personal account of the life and work of mid-20th-century Hollywood director John Ford as witnessed by the actor and son of Harry Carey traces the remake of 3 Godfathers while sharing master-level insights into the art of western filmmaking.
$75.00 – Contemporary Westerns: Film and Television since 1990 – edited by Andrew Patrick Nelson – forword by Edward Buscombe - Collected essays that examine the trends and transformations in this underexplored period in Western film and television history. (hardcover) Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. - Publication date: 10/10/2013 - Pages: 200
$35.00 -- The Corn Was Green - The Inside Story of Hee Haw by John Aylesworth -ISBN 978-0-7864-3338-4 - 120 photos, appendix, bibliography, index 248pp. softcover (7 x 10) Published in 2010 by McFarland - Reviled by critics but beloved by an extraordinarily faithful audience, Hee Haw was seen in over 15 million homes a week during the height of its popularity. Many years after going off the air, Hee Haw remains the longest running variety show of its type in television history, having aired for nearly 600 episodes during its decades-long run. This book tells the complete story of how one of America’s classic television programs was created by two Canadians in Beverly Hills. Series co-creator John Aylesworth provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at some of Hee Haw’s best--and worst--moments, from the show’s shoestring beginnings in a tiny Nashville studio; to the "Great Country Massacre of 1971," which saw the cancellation of Hee Haw, The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, and several other "country shows" on CBS; to its unprecedented success in syndication. Richly illustrated with dozens of the author’s personal photographs and memorabilia, the book also includes one appendix providing a complete list of Hee Haw episodes from 1969 to 1992.
$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
$14.95 – The Cowboy And The Senorita: A biography of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans by Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss – foreward by Roy “Dusty” Rogers Jr. - Publisher: Twodot - Publish Date: 04/01/2005 - Roy Rogers and Dale Evans ruled the West from the silver screen as the King of Cowboys and and Queen of the West. Off screen, this husband and wife duo raised a family and lived the "Code of the West." Now, in this new biography, named for their first feature film as a pair, the Rogers family shares the inside story of these beloved Western icons, detailing their personal struggles and rise to stardom, the lives of their children, the tragedies that befell their family, and their memories of Roy and Dale and Trigger and other sidekicks on the silver screen and behind the scenes. More than sixty photographs of the couple at work and at home are included. Supplier: Globe Pequot Press - Physical Description: 237 pages. : 9.00 H x 1.00 D x 6.25 W inches 0.95 lbs.
$16.95 -- Cowboy Boots by Tyler Beard and Jim Arndt: A collectible and fun little book on America's most fashionable footwear, Cowboy Boots is a close-up look at the veritable trunk show of some of the most impressive cowboy boot designs from the most prestigious and famed boot makers in the world. From detail shots of stitching, to a focus on the design elements like flowers, steer heads, horses, crosses, initials, hearts, cacti, and horseshoes. Published in 2005 by Gibbs Smith.
$35.00 -- The Cowboy Boot: History, Art, Culture, Function (Hardcover) by David R. Stoecklein. Learn about the different styles and varieties of Western boots that have emerged throughout the decades in different regions of the country.– Published in 2004 by Stoecklein.
$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.
$35.00 – Cowboy Guitars by Steve Evans and Ron Middlebrook – forward by Roy Rogers Jr. - Publisher: Centerstream Pub - Publish Date: 11/01/2002 - Back in the good old days, all of America was infatuated with the singing cowboys of movies and radio. This huge interest led to the production of "cowboy guitars." These were guitars manufactured with western scenes painted right on the guitar, and were sold by stores such as Sears and Montgomery Wards. This fun, fact-filled book is an outstanding roundup of these wonderful instruments, starting with the Gene Autry model of 1932, through guitars made to capitalize on the popularity of the Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers, up through present-day makers. Includes hundreds of fantastic photos, a 32-page color section, and biographies of the artists behind the guitars, plus a chapter on leading custom guitar maker Greg Rich, showcasing some of the western guitars he has built. A must for every guitar collector! Steve Evans is the world's foremost authority on and leading collector of cowboy guitars. He owns a music store in Jacksonville, AR. A resident of Anaheim, CA, the affable Ron Middlebrook is the founder and owner of Centerstream Publishing. He is an avid instrument collector and husky musher. Physical Description: 224 p. : 10.75 H x 0.50 D x 8.50 W inches 1.55 lbs.
$19.99 – The Cowboy Hat Book (May 1, 2003) by Ritch Rand and William Reynolds - Revised to include presidential hats, new celebrity hats, and a fully updated resource listing of custom hatters. The Cowboy Hat Book features an impressive array of cowboy hats, showcasing the wide variety of styles, colors, and fabrics used to create the cowboy hat, now a symbol of America and western culture that is recognized all over the world. Beginning with a brief history of the cowboy hat, the authors go on to explain the building of the perfect hat, its care and feeding, hat etiquette, hat hair, and more. Beautiful photos of real cowboys and movie cowboys sporting their trademark hats illustrate how creases, brims, shapes, and trims are unique to the individual who wears each hat. The Cowboy Hat Book celebrates the history and importance of this unique piece of clothing that hasn't fundamentally changed in more than 100 years. Ritch Rand's family has been making handcrafted hats for over twenty years. His hats have rested on dozen's of famous heads-from presidents to kings and heads of state to movie stars. He lives in Billings, Montana. William Reynolds is president and CEO of the marketing, PR, and advertising agency Banning Company, Inc. The company has a special division that services the western and equine industries. He lives in Malibu, California. Supplier: Gibbs Smith \ B&T
$32,95 – Cowboy: How Hollywood Invented the Wild West : Featuring the Real West, Campfire Melodies, Matinee Idols, Four Legged Friends, Cowgirls & Lone Guns by Holly George-Warren - Publisher: Readers Digest Books - Publish Date: 09/01/2002 - A richly illustrated history of the American West combines period photographs and historical accounts in a study that assesses the discrepancies between Hollywood's portrayal of the West and the real-life world of frontier pioneers. Physical Description: 224 pages : 10.25 H x 1.25 D x 10.25 W inches 2.80 lbs. Supplier: Simon & Schuster
Cowboy in Country Music - An Historical Survey with Artist Profiles
Don Cusic - photos, bibliography, index softcover (7 x 10) 2011- This
series of biographical profiles
shines a spotlight on that special place "Where the West meets the Guitar." From Gene Autry and Roy Rogers to contemporary artists like Michael Murphy, Red Steagall, Don Edwards and Riders in the Sky, many entertainers have performed music of the West, a genre separate from mainstream country music and yet an important part of the country music heritage. Once called "Country and Western," it is now described as "Country or Western"; and though much has been written about "Country," very little has been written about "Western"---until now. Featured are a number of photos of the top stars in Western music, past and present. Also included is an extensive bibliography of works related to the Western music field. About the Author : Don Cusic is professor of music business at the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
$20.00 – Cowboy Movie Posters – by Bruce Hershenson is a book that features over 350 full color photos of cowboy movie posters. Covers the 20th century from the teens to the nineties.\
$4.00 – Cowboy Pictorial by Donal R. Key is 40 page book, size 8 ½ by 11 with 36 color photos printed on enamel paper. It has a full color cover and brief information on each cowboy featured. Published in 1983 by The Big Reel,
$24.95 – Cowboy Princess: Life With My Parents, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans by Cheryl Rogers-Barnett and Frank Thompson - Publisher: Taylor Trade Pub - Publish Date: 10/01/2003 - In this book the eldest daughter of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans tells the story of America's most famous cowboy and cowgirl. Supplier: Natl Book Network - Physical Description: 197 pages, 9.50 H x 0.75 D x 6.05 W inches 1.14 lbs.
$25.00 – Cowboy Princess Rides Again by Cheryl Rogers-Barnett - Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub Publish Date: 08/07/2015 - Continuation and expansion of The Cowboy Princess: Life With My Parents, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Since writing her first book, Cheryl has gotten more questions about her family, The Sons of the Pioneers, Trigger "The Smartest Horse in the Movies" and Gabby Hayes when she speaks at events. With her new book, she continues her narrative and adds over 300 new pictures. There are also two chapters on caring for aging parents. One written by the author and one by Dr. Dale Isaeff, Loma Linda University Medical Center, who was the Rogers' doctor. Physical Description:n 290 pages. 10.00 H x 0.50 D x 8.00 W inches 1.45 lbs.
$29.95 – Cowboy Stuntman: From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen by Dean Smith with Mike Cox – Forward by James Garner – Smith, a former Olympic Gold Medal winner who became a stuntman doubling for stars like Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Robert Redford, Roy Rogers, Robert Culp, Michael Landon, Steve Martin, Struther Martin, and even Maureen O'Hara for a fall off a second-floor balcony wearing a red wig and dress. His long list of honors includes membership in the Stuntman’s Hall of Fame, the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum - 264 pages, 6 x 9 - 64 b/w photos; index Publisher: Texas Tech Univ Press \ B&T
$39.95 -- The Cowboy Way: A Pictorial Saga of the Legendary American Cowboy (Hardcover) by Mimi Altree, beautifully photographed by Don Contreras, is a sort of pictorial History of "THE SINGLE ACTION SHOOTING SOCIETY" with stories on the beginnings and some of todays Top Shooters. Published in 2003 by Longstreet Press.
$17.95 – Cowgirl Legends from the Cowgirl Hall of Fame by Kathy Lynn Wills and Virginia Artho – Introduction by Pam Minick and Jimmie Gibbs-Munroe – Foreward by Reba McEntire - The cowgirl pioneers profiled here performed in rodeos from the 1920s through the early 50s: a strong history of women in rodeo provides one-page, comprehensive biographical outlines which trace the major performances and motivations of each woman. Vintage photos round out the strong survey. This 103 page book chronicles the lives of 43 top lady cowgirls. In the main these are the top female rodeo stars of the time, though some had connections with the movies as well – like Alice Greenough who taught Dale Evans to ride a horse, or Mable DeLong Strickland, who perfored with Big Crosby in the 1936 film Rhythm On The Range and who was the founder of the Association of Film Equestriennes – a group of rodeo actresses. Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers (May 1, 1996)
$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
$1.00 – Crashing Thru – My Life With Whip W1lson – by Monica Myers, widow of the great western star. The story of one man's climb from the steel towns of Illinois to become one of the top wesetern stars. Packed with never before seen photos and filmography of Whip. Published in 1981 by Robert T, Shockey. Was $8.00
$45.00 – The Creation of the Cowboy Hero: Fiction, Film and Fact by Jeremy Agnew - 51 photos, notes, bibliography, index, 244pp. (7 x 10) 2015 - As business interests have commercialized the American West and publishers and studios have created compelling imagery, the expectations of readers and moviegoers have influenced perceptions of the cowboy as a hero. This book describes the evolution of the cowboy hero as a mythic persona created by dime novels, television and Hollywood. Much of our concept of the cowboy comes to us from movies and the book’s main focus is his changing image in cinema. The development of the hero image and the fictional West is traced from early novels and films to the present, along with shifting audience expectations and economic pressures. About the Author: Jeremy Agnew, a consultant in biomedical electronics, has written several books on the Old West. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Other Books by Jeremy Agnew published by McFarland and also available from Westerns And Serials Fan Club are: Medicine in the Old West$35.00, Entertainment in the Old West $35.00, The Old West in Fact and Film $40.00, Alcohol and Opium in the Old West $40.00,and Spanish Influence on the Old Southwest $39.95.
$4.00 – Cult Movies : The Classics, the Sleepers, the Weird, and the Wonderful - by Danny Peary is a 402 page large 8½ x 11" book with in depth chapters on 100 films from the silent era to the present that fans see again and again. Just a few of those included are: Billy Jack, House of Wax, Johnny Guitar, The Maltese Falcon, Man of the West, Rebel Without a Cause, Rio Bravo, Tarzan and His Mate, The Wild Bunch, and ninety more. There are over 400 photos in this Delta Book published by Dell in 1981. Price reduced to $4.00
$10.00 – Dances With Wolves – by Kevin Costner is the official illustrated story of the epic Academy Award winning film with over 100 photos including 30 in full color. 8½ x 11 – 144 pages.
$22.95 – Dick Jones - Where the Action Was by Ann Snuggs – Dick Jones, a former child actor, may be best known as the voice of Pinocchio in Walt Disney’s Pinocchio (1940), but his long and fascinating career began much earlier. A phenomenal horseman, he was performing in rodeos at the age of four, billed as “The World’s Youngest Trick Rider and Trick Roper.” Upon seeing his skill, Hoot Gibson commented that the kid should be in the movies, and Dick was soon on his way to Hollywood." Early film roles included Little Men (1934), A Man to Remember (1938), several of Hal Roach's Our Gang (Little Rascals) shorts, Nancy Drew, Reporter (1939), and with Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). Old Time Radio audiences also regularly heard Dick as Henry Aldrich on The Aldrich Family. After serving in the US Army in World War II, he often guest-starred on The Gene Autry Show in the early 1950s, as well as on The Lone Ranger.. He became a household name in two early action-filled television Western shows, The Range Rider, in which he played Dick West, Range Rider’s (Jock Mahoney) teenage sidekick and saddle partner, and Buffalo Bill, Jr., in which he portrayed the title character. Dick and Jock were fine athletes and skilled at the art of performing action sequences that wowed audiences. Through Dick’s recollections and commentary by the author, discover the series, the stars, the supporting players, staged fights that took hours of choreography, action sequences that went wrong, and Dick’s personal appearances at rodeos with Jock Mahoney. Experience the action when they performed on camera and on the road. Includes an alphabetical Index of Episodes, a general Index, two Appendices, and a discussion of sources. Illustrated with 51 photos, including Dick’s personal collection of publicity shots, action scenes, and still shots from the set, as well as photographs taken by the author, including the Dick Jones display at the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum, at festivals, and of The Range Rider and Buffalo Bill, Jr. comics. 244 Pages, 2015 - Publisher: BearManor Media
$29.95 - Did You Notice? The Wristwatch, Upside Down Gun, Power Pole and Tire Tracks in Western Film Stills by Don Creacy - softcover (7 x 10) 2013 McFarland - Not Yet Published, Available Spring/Summer 2013. There is gold to be found in Western film stills--much of which should not be there at all. In scenes set in the 19th century, you can spot power lines, automobiles parked in the background, a set of rails guiding a wagon across the set. How about visible power cords snaking across a saloon floor? Or the mattress for the stunt man to land on? A modern watch on an 1890s wrist? Band aid on finger? Tire tracks in the Old West dust? In other stills, something important is missing, or someone not in the movie can be seen. Mistakes with guns and costumes abound (left hand, right hand, checks, plain). Or a still may be especially interesting for a reason other than error... Here is a guided tour of some 200 Western stills, each selected for an entertaining oddity. See what you notice! - About the Author: Retired school teacher Don Creacy has had stories published in Under Western Skies, Movie Matinee, Westerns and Serials, Noem’s Nostalgia, The Big Reel, Classic Images, and Springfield Magazine. He lives in Pearl City, Hawaii.
$14.99 – Disney’s The Lone Ranger 19-Month 2014 Calendar - Publish Date: 07/15/2013 by Mead Products LLC / B&T
$40.00 – Doc Holliday in Film and Literature by Shirley Ayn Linder - Foreword by Paul A. Hutton - ca. 20 photos, notes, bibliography, index, softcover (6 x 9) 2013 McFarland – Not Yet Published, Available Spring/Summer 2013 - The legend of Doc Holliday is now in its third century. While his time on earth was brief, troubled and filled with pain, his legend took wings and flew. Beginning with his part in the now famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Denver newspapers first told his story in the late 19th century. They, followed by words of Wyatt Earp, grasped the glimmer of his tale. So enamored was the public that by 1939 he was a literary icon and made his first appearance, under his own name, in a movie. Historians, authors, screenwriters and eventually television refined the legend, which reached its apex perhaps with the 1993 film Tombstone. Doc Holliday’s image has neither dimmed nor wavered in the 21st century. Broadway, country music and art join with literature and film to continue his mystique as the personification of a surviving legend of the U.S. 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 – Source: Toy Gun Town
$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.
$15.00 – Donald 'Red' Barry: The Kid From Texas – 1999 - by Mario DeMarco - Includes photos, biography, filmography and more on its 100 pages. Don Barry starred in many western movies and a single western serial – Red Ryder.
$27.95 – Dream West: Politics and Religion in Cowboy Movies by Douglas Brode - Publisher: Univ of Texas Press - Publish Date: 11/01/2013 - While political liberals celebrated the end of “cowboy politics” with the election of Barack Obama to the presidency, political conservatives in the Tea Party and other like-minded groups still vociferously support “cowboy” values such as small government, low taxes, free-market capitalism, and the right to bear arms. Yet, as Douglas Brode argues in this paradigm-shifting book, these supposedly cowboy or “Old West” values hail not so much from the actual American frontier of the nineteenth century as from Hollywood’s portrayal of it in the twentieth century. And a close reading of Western films and TV shows reveals a much more complex picture than the romanticized, simplistic vision espoused by the conservative right. Examining dozens of Westerns, including Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Red River, 3:10 to Yuma (old and new), The Wild Ones, High Noon, My Darling Clementine, The Alamo, and No Country for Old Men, Brode demonstrates that the genre (with notable exceptions that he fully covers) was the product of Hollywood liberals who used it to project a progressive agenda on issues such as gun control, environmental protection, respect for non-Christian belief systems, and community cohesion versus rugged individualism. Challenging us to rethink everything we thought we knew about the genre, Brode argues that the Western stands for precisely the opposite of what most people today—whether they love it or hate it—believe to be the essential premise of “the only truly, authentically, and uniquely American narrative form.”
$24.95 – Durango by Chuck Thornton – This large 228 page - 8.5 x 11 book was published by Crowbar Press in 2012. Charles Starrett, one of the founding members of the Screen Actors Guild, and an heir to the Starrett Tool Company, was known to many as the Durango Kid. As the masked western hero of the silver screen, he appeared in 65 movies for Columbia Pictures. In addition to that role with which he is most closely identified, Starrett appeared in 67 other western movies for Columbia, most of which were prior to his initial appearance as Durango. He also appeared in films for several other studios early in his acting career. This lavishly illustrated book covers Charles Starrett in his role as the Durango Kid through a synopsis of each film and an assortment of memorabilia that is sure to please fans of this classic B-western series. Included are more than 270 photographs from the films, copies of film scripts, cast, staff and personnel sheets, comic book covers, magazine articles, newspaper advertisements, and a "Durango" story from the first issue of "Screen Western." This book is for everyone who remembers spending Saturday mornings and afternoons in the movie palaces of yesteryear, those who are so young they never had the opportunity to enjoy the movie matinees, and those who want to know just what it was that captivated audiences before the days of computers and video games.
$30.42 – Eddie Dean - The Golden Cowboy – by Stephen Fratallone - Singing cowboy star Eddie Dean rode high, wide, and handsome on the movie screens in the 1940s. The Texas-born wrangler galloped through 55 films, starring in 20 of them and was voted one of the most popular Western stars of his time. He was the first to have his own series of Western movies filmed in color. The singing cowpuncher with the rich baritone voice was known as "The Golden Cowboy" and enjoyed a recording, stage, and club popularity long after his movie career ended. Dean also composed and recorded two songs that have become staples in the Country-Western music world: "I Dreamed Of A Hill-Billy Heaven" (1955), which became an even greater hit for Tex Ritter in 1961, and "One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)," (1948) The song became Billboard's No. 1 country hit as recorded by Jimmy Wakely and, later, Jerry Lee Lewis, Nat King Cole, Willie Nelson and over 30 other artists.[ - 484 pages - Publisher: BearManor Media (June 29, 2016) Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches - Weight: 1.5 pounds
$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
$49.95 – The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed. By John Kenneth Muir - 71 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, 704pp. hardcover (7 x 10) 2008 – It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a complete guide to over 50 years of superheroes on screen! This expanded and updated edition of the 2004 award-winning encyclopedia covers important developments in the popular genre; adds new shows such as Heroes and Zoom; includes the latest films featuring icons like Superman, Spiderman and Batman; and covers even more types of superheroes. Each entry includes a detailed history, cast and credits, episode and film descriptions, critical commentaries, and data on arch-villains, gadgets, comic-book origins and super powers, while placing each production into its historical context. Appendices list common superhero conventions and clichés; incarnations; memorable ad lines; and the best, worst, and most influential productions from 1951 to 2008.- About the Author: John Kenneth Muir is the author of more than 20 reference books covering science fiction and horror on film and television. He is creator of the Internet sci-fi series The House Between (www.thehousebetween.com) and his popular blog can be found at reflectionsonfilmandtelevision.blogspot.com.
$39.95 -- Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns - Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Films, Television and Games by Paul Green - Foreword by Mike Hoffman - I71 photos, appendix, bibliography, index - 273pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2009 - From automatons to zombies, many fantastic elements have been cross-pollinated with the western genre.This A-to-Z encyclopedia of the Weird Western covers film, television, animation, dime novels, pulp fiction, comic books, novels, short stories and video and role-playing games. About the Author: Paul Green has worked as an artist for Marvel UK, DC Egmont and Western Publishing Company / Golden Books USA, among others. Paul Green is the author of numerous books about television history, he lives in Rustburg, Virginia. His popular blogs can be found at A History of Television’s The Virginian, Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns, Pete Duel: A Biography, and Jennifer Jones: The Life and Films
$16.95 – Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, and Singers in the Old West by Chris Enss - Publisher: Twodot Publish (2015) This collection of short stories of the women who entertained the West in makeshift theaters and palaces built to showcase the divas who were beloved by emigrants to the “uncivilized” West will feature well-known and lesser known dancers, singers, and actresses and their exploits. Author Chris Enss will bring her comedic timing and long experience writing about the time and culture of the West to this collection. Supplier Globe Pequot Press
$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.
$35.00 -- Fall Girl - My Life as a Western Stunt Double by Martha Crawford Cantarini and Chrystopher J. Spicer - 38 photos, index - 235pp. softcover (6 x 9) Published in 2010 by McFarland - Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, acclaimed horse trainer and show rider Martha Crawford Cantarini was among the busiest of Hollywood’s elite corps of female stunt riders. She was the regular stunt double for such actresses as Eleanor Parker, Anne Baxter and Shirley MacLaine, appearing in films ranging from Elvis Presley’s debut feature Love Me Tender to the epic Western The Big Country. Martha also hosted a Las Vegas television program in the 1960s, while her palomino Frosty gained fame as "the gambling horse" after rolling a seven at the Thunderbird Casino craps table. This fascinating insider’s memoir of the American entertainment industry recounts Martha’s personal and professional associations with Clark Gable, Ronald Reagan, Jean Simmons, and other Hollywood luminaries. About the Authors: Martha Crawford Cantarini has been honored with the Golden Boot Award and was inducted into the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame. She lives in British Columbia. -- Chrystopher J. Spicer has written extensively about Australian and American film and history. He teaches writing and communication at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.
$6.95 – Famous Gunfighters of the Western Frontier: Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Luke Short and Others (2009) by W. B. (Bat) Masterson - A legendary lawman, buffalo hunter, Indian fighter, and newspaper columnist, Bat Masterson served as sheriff of Ford County, Kansas, ruled Dodge City, and became an eyewitness to the heyday of the Old West's most notorious outlaws. His thrilling collection of mini-biographies reveals fascinating details about a host of legendary gunslingers, painting a vivid portrait of a world of sharpshooters, cattle rustlers, and frontier justice. First published as a series of magazine articles in 1907, these life-and-death dramas introduce you to some of the most famous gunfighters America has ever known. The roundup includes Wyatt Earp, who had a reputation for courage and calm, but went on the warpath when one of his five brothers was killed by stagecoach robbers; Doc Holliday, a mean-tempered dentist who loved poker and moonshine — and found trouble wherever he traveled; Ben Thompson, a fearless gunman who served in the Civil War and was determined to continue fighting after the last battle ended; Luke Short, a slightly built man with nerves of steel, who started out as a gambler and ended up a Shakespeare-quoting gentleman; and Bill Tilghman, who captured some of the West's most desperate criminals. Illustrated with forty-eight rare 19th-century photos, these colorful accounts will appeal to anyone with a love of Western lore. 112 pages. Publisher: Dover Publications – Source: Amazon
$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
$14.95 – The Fifties and Sixties Lunch Box – by Scott Bruce – 120 pages of full-color photos of chaaracter illustraated boxes including The Lone Ranger, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Paladin, Gunsmoke, Annie Oakley, and many more. Appendix that identifies boxes by name, date, maker, material, artist and value at the time the book was published – 1988. Publisher: Chronicle Books
$18.95 – The Films and Career of Audie Murphy (Paperback – July, 1996) by Sue Gossett ( 200 pages - Publisher: Empire) A complete film-biography, with a very good picture from each one of them, together with his efforts under WW2, and what followed of honours etc. Besides all that, the author has even included poems and songs written by Audie.
$4.00 – The Films of Alan Ladd by Marilyn Henry and Ron Desourdis (Lyle Stuart Publisher – 1981) This 8½ by 11 book has credits, cast, and synopsis of all Ladd films and over 300 photos on its 254 pages.
$39.95 -- The Films of Audie Murphy – by Bob Larkins and Boyd Magers - Forewords by David Stratton and Michael Pate -ISBN 978-0-7864-4508-0 - 132 photos, bibliography, index - 240pp. softcover (7 x 10) Publised by McFarland in 2009 or earlier 2004 hardcover. This work not only traces Audie Murphy’s life as a film actor (from Beyond Glory, 1948, to A Time for Dying, 1971) but also provides a biography that runs from his birth to his three years in the army, winning every possible combat medal including the Congressional Medal of Honor--and from his Hollywood debut at James Cagney’s invitation to his final dramatic decline, gambling his fortunes away, becoming involved in violent episodes, and dying in a plane crash in 1971. Each of the 49 film entries gives full credits, including casts, characters, crew, date of release, location, and cost, backgrounds for directors and main players, and comments and anecdotes from interviews with Murphy’s colleagues. Critical reviews are quoted and the work is richly illustrated with film stills and private photographs. About the Authors: The late Bob Larkins was a radio and television host as well as a writer.Boyd Magers, president of Video West, has contributed to scores of magazines and several television documentaries. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
$20.00 – The Films of Bob Steele – 1997 - by Bob Nareau - 203 pages - Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.6 x 0.9 inches - Weight: 1.4 pounds / Bob Steele Stars and Support Players 1921 to 1946 – 1998 – by Bob Nareau – 102 pages - Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches - Weight: 12.6 ounces – TWO BOOK SET - Both books were self published by Nareau
$9.95 – The Films of Clint Eastwood - By Boris Zmijewski and Lee Pfeiffer is a 224 page 8.5 x 11 book published in 1982 by Lyle Stuart Citadel Press (Carol Publishing Group). The book is a complete record to that date of Eastwood's career and a complete filmography with hundreds of pictures. Part of the famous "Films Of" series from this publisher that went bankrupt and out of business around a decade ago - we have obtained a few copies and they are available for $9.95.
$4.00 – The Films of Gary Cooper by Homer Dickens – This is an 8½ x 11 book that includes a biography, complete illustrated filmography, and more that 400 photos on its 280 pages, Cast, Credits, synopsis,and stills from every one of this great actor’s film roles. Published in 1970 by Lyle Stuart.
$19.95 – The Films of Hopalong Cassidy by Francis M. Nevins (1988) includes coverage of Clarence Mulford, Harry Sherman, William Boyd, each of the 66 Cassidy feature films, and each episode of the YV series. This 8 1/2 by 11 book includes almost 300 photos on its 324 pages. Publisher: World of Yesterday (June 1988)
$20.00 – The Films of Howard Hawks - Hardcover – by Donald C. Willis (1975 Scarecrow Press) A critical analysis of 25 films by this director. Includes Rio Bravo, Red River, The Big Sleep, Scarface, and many more. 234 page clothbound hardcover. (limited supply)
$4.00 – The Films of Paul Newman by Lawrence J. Quirk (224 pages) Publisher: Citadel Press (December 6, 1973) Dimensions: 11 x 8 1/2 x 1/2 inches – Includes credits, cast, synopsis, and review of the Newman films from The Silver Chalice (1954) to Sometimes A Great Nation (1974). There are over 300 photos.
$39.95 -- The Films of Randolph Scott by Robert Nott - foreword by Max Evans -ISBN 978-0-7864-3759-7 - 65 photos, bibliography, index 245pp. softcover (7 x 10) edition published by McFarland in 2008 of earlier 2004 hardcover. Reclusive American actor Randolph Scott, known for his subtle, dignified performances in almost 60 westerns, has been called the "most genuine Westerner." His career began in 1928 with the first of several bit parts; his first starring role was 1932’s Heritage of the Desert. He fought in World War I, studying horsemanship, shooting, and bayoneting, and acted in a variety of films in every genre from musical to swashbuckler. His final film was Ride the High Country (1962).Chronologically arranged from his birth in 1898 to his death in 1987, this book covers every film in which Randolph Scott acted. Each section begins with a biographical chapter and then lists Scott’s films from that period: each film’s entry has filmographic information, a synopsis, and detailed commentary, discussing such topics as the financial aspects, production details, acting, other participants, anecdotes, and critical responses. Quotes from interviews with figures in the industry and published reviews bolster the entries. A bibliographical essay completes the work, which is heavily illustrated with stills and promotional materials. About the Author: Robert Nott is an arts and entertainment writer for The Santa Fe New Mexican. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
$4.00 – The Films of Rita Hayworth: The Legend and Career of a Love Goddess by Gene Ringgold "This book is the first detailed account of the fabulous life of the screen's first and most authentic Superstar. Rita Hayworth's career began in a below-the-Mexican-border nightclub in the mid-thirties, when Winfield Sheehan, then vice president in charge of film production at Fox Studios, first saw her dancing with her father. The act caught his interest, and the young dancer, then named Marguerite Cansino, was signed to a standard player's contract, which introduced her to the movies. Under the name of Rita Cansino she appeared in a number of B films, which caused few ripples across the nation's screens. When Sheehan left Fox Films, and the sutdio merged with 20th Century Pictures, Rita's career almost came to an end. But fortune in the form of Ed Judson (who later became her first husband) came along. He would devote his time and energy to promoting her rise to stardom. Harry cohen, at Colubia Pictures, listened to Judson, gave Rita more B picture roles, but signed her to a long-term contract. He lent her to her original employer, 20th Century Fox, and the newly named Rita Hayworth became Tyrone Power's co-star in Blood and Sand. A Life magazine photograph of Rita Hayworth, posed seductively on a bed, became the pin-up picture which decorated the locker doors of hundreds of thousands of U.S. servicemen during World War II, who, en masse, proclaimed her their "Love Goddess." After the war, returning GIs took their own sweethearts to see her on the screen in Gilda, the film which was to become the highwater mark of her career as well as one of the biggest grossing hits in the history of Columbia Pictures. This book is the complete story of Rita Hayworth's life and career, detailing every screen appearance she made....The volume is illustrated with nearly four hundred photographs, still photographs from the films, pictures from private collectors' archives, and many candids from the star's personal files. 256 pages - Publisher: Citadel Press Inc., 1975
$4.00 – The Films of Robert Redford by James Spada is an 8 ½ x 11” book of 256 pages that includes credits, cast, synopsis, and reviews of the Redford films from War Hung in1962 to All The President’s Men in 1976. Also sections that cover Redford on Broadway and Redford on Television. Over 300 photos. Published in 1977 by The Citadel Press.
$4.00 – The Films of Ronald Reagan by Tony Thomas – This book published in 1980 by The Citadel Prress is a 8½ by 11 book with over 300 photos on its 224 pages. It includes credits, cast , and synopsis of the movies of the western film star who became President of the United States.
$19.95 – The Films of The Cisco Kid by Francis M. Nevins is a 240 page book published by WOY Publications in 1998. It includes over 200 photographs, complete filmography, all 156 television episodes with credits.
$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.
$39.95 – A Fistful of Icons: Essays on Frontier Fixtures of the American Western - Edited by Sue Matheson - 10 photos, notes, bibliography, filmography, index, softcover (6 x 9) Not Yet Published, Available Summer 2017 - After a century of reinvention and reinterpretation, Western movies continue to contribute to the cultural understanding of the United States. Western archetypes remain important emblems of the American experience, relating a complex and coded narrative about heroism and morality, masculinity and femininity, westward expansion and technological progress, and assimilation and settlement. In this collection of new essays, 21 contributors from around the globe examine the “cowboy cool” iconography of film and television Westerns—from bounty hunters in buckskin jackets to the seedy saloons and lonely deserts. About the Author: Sue Matheson is an associate professor of English at the University College of the North in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada.
$95.00 -- The Fox Film Corporation, 1915-1935 - A History and Filmography by Aubrey Solomon - 106 photos, notes, filmography, bibliography, index - 390pp. hardcover (7 x 10) Published by McFarland in 2011. In 1929, Hollywood mogul William Fox (1879-1952) came close to controlling the entire motion picture industry. His Fox Film Corporation had grown from a $1600 investment into a globe-spanning $300 million empire; he also held patents to the new sound-on-film process. Forced into a series of bitter power struggles, Fox was ultimately toppled from his throne, and the studio bearing his name would merge in 1935 with Darryl F. Zanuck’s flourishing 20th Century Pictures. The 25-year lifespan of the Fox Film Corporation, home of such personalities as Theda Bara, Tom Mix, Janet Gaynor and John Ford, is chronicled in this thorough illustrated history. Included are never-before-published financial figures revealing costs and grosses of Fox’s biggest successes and failures, and a detailed filmogaphy of the studio’s 1100-plus releases, among them What Price Glory?, Seventh Heaven and the Oscar-winning Cavalcade. - About the Author: Aubrey Solomon is a writer/producer whose television credits include The Fall Guy, Cagney and Lacey and RoboCop. He has appeared in dozens of documentaries and is also the author of Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History published in 2002 by The Scarecrow Press and still available for $60.00.
$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.
-- From Broadway to the Bowery - A History and Filmography of
the Dead End Kids, Little Tough Guys, East Side Kids and Bowery Boys
Films, with Cast Biographies -
by Leonard Getz - Foreword by Leo Gorcey, Jr. - 195 photos, notes, bibliography, filmographies, index - 364pp. softcover (7 x 10) Published in 2010 by McFarland – earlier hard cover edition was published in 2006. In 1935 Sidney Kingsley’s play about streetwise urban kids, Dead End, opened on Broadway featuring 14 adolescent actors. For two years on Broadway and then on tour, Kingsley’s play delivered its social commentary contrasting affluent neighborhoods and tenement slums on New York City’s East River. The film industry picked up the story and in 1937 released Dead End which spawned 23 more years of films and serials featuring the Dead End Kids and their offshoots, Little Tough Guys, East Side Kids and the Bowery Boys. This chronicle follows the street kids through the many assorted incarnations, shifting casts and studios. First the reader is introduced to how the original play and film came about. A cast list and analysis of each production follows. For the major players, the author provides a biography and filmography, and several of these entries include a tribute from a friend or family member. Brief biographical profiles are given for other actors. Sketches of the "Dead End" revivals of 1978 and 2005 follow. About the Author: Leonard Getz CPA, lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His work has appeared in several magazines and newspapers such as Lifestyles, Inside, Nostalgia Scrapbook, and Jewish Exponent. He was also an interviewer for Steven Spielberg’s Oral History Foundation.
$19.95 – From Pigskin to Saddle Leather: The Films of Johnny MacK Brown by John A, Rutherford (1987) This book contains over 190 photos, chapters on co-stars Fuzzy Knight, Tex Ritter, and Raymond Hatton, complete filmography and credits. Supplier: World of Yesterday – Description: 212 pages, 11 H x 0.75 D x 8.50 W inches 1.30 lbs.
$45.95 – From Shane to Kill Bill: Rethinking the Western – Paperback – by Patrick McGee - An original and compelling critical history of the American Western film. Provides an insightful overview of the American Western genre Covers the entire history of the Western, from 1939 to the present Analyses Westerns as products of a genre, as well as expressions of political and social desires Deepens an audience’s understanding of the genre’s most important works, including Shane, Stagecoach, The Searchers, Unforgiven, and Kill Bill Contains numerous illustrations of the films and issues discussed. Publisher: Blackwell Pub Publish Date: 04/15/2006 – Supplier: John Wiley & Sons Inc. \ B&T – Hardcover also available for $115.95
$20.00 – Fuzzy St. John – Our Fuzzy Q. Jones – by Bobby Copeland. This book includes Fuzzy's biography, his films with Fred Scott, Don “Red” Barry, George Houston, Bob Livingston, Bob Steele, Buster Crabbe, Lash LaRue, and more with loads of photos, Published in 2010 by Empire Publishing.
$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.
$29.99 – Gallant Defender, the Durango Kid, Charles Starrett – 1982 - written and published by the late Mario DeMarco – 108 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 – Over 150 photos – Biogrphies and filmographies of both Charles Starrett and Jock Mahoney. Plus stories on Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan and The Sons of the Pioneers, and Smiley Burnette all of whom appeard in Starrett westerns..
$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
$26.00 – Gary Cooper: American Hero by Jeffrey Meyers (1998) This 379 page hard cover biography of the star who made many types of films, but is probably best know for his westerns. The book covers among other things Cooper's long friendship with Ernest Hemingway and his involvement with the House Un-American Activities Committee. Sources: Cooper Square Pub., National Book Network. William Morrow & Co. or HarperCollins
$16.95 – Gene Autry: A Discography 1929 – 1969 by Christian Scott - Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub - Publish Date: 03/12/2011 - This comprehensive reference book is a Discographical listing of Gene Autry’s recordings from his very first (successful)1929 session (along with Jimmie Long) where he cut “My Dreaming of You” and “My Alabama Home” issued on Victor V-40200 through to his 1969 Country Music Hall Of Fame album.Included you will find 10 pseudonyms used by Gene Autry and Jimmy Long, a full discography of more than 900 listings on 78’s, 78 Album Sets, V-Discs, LP’s, 33 microgroove’s and 45’s. Black and white label and cover art photos, recording session index listed chronologically, recording session personnel accompaniment index, record label index, song, title and matrix index.Also included is a section for “Un-Issued and Rejected” recordings. An entire section of Gene Autry’s Famous Christmas, Holiday and Children’s records.
$9.99 – Gene Autry and Roy Rogers: America's Two Favorite Singing Cowboys by Charles River Editors - Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub - Publish Date: 06/11/2014 - “Music has been the better part of my career. Movies are wonderful fun and they give you a famous face. But how the words and melody are joined, how they come together out of air and enter the mind, this is art. Songs are forever" - Gene Autry – “I did pretty good for a guy who never finished high school and used to yodel at square dances.” – Roy Rogers – In the early 20th century, Westerns were one of the most popular genres in Hollywood, and one of the young stars at the forefront was Gene Autry, a Texan whose life story made him a natural to be the country’s most famous “singing cowboy”. Autry would become a symbol of masculinity and morality on screen during the 1930s, but it was effortless for someone who had already grown up riding horses to school. Autry came of age at a time when the “singing cowboy” was at the apex of his popularity, and like his most famous successor, Roy Rogers, Autry actually got his start in show business as a singer. Even today, Autry might be best known for being a pioneer of country music and the author of Christmas hits "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Frosty the Snowman", and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer". Autry would produce hundreds of recordings during his life, helping ensure the popularity of the country music genre and earning inductions into several related halls of fame.Of course, the popularity of Autry’s music and country music in general was bolstered by the fact that he became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. After he was discovered in 1934, Autry made dozens of films and was still one of the industry’s biggest moneymakers when he went off to fight in World War II. Though his movie career had already hit its peak by the time he returned, Autry used his popularity and his skills to transition into television, and he dabbled in all kinds of other ventures, including owning a radio station and professional sports teams. By the end of his long life and career, Autry could lay claim to being the only man with 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for film, television, music, radio, and live performances. Roy Rogers came from an Ohio farm, but regardless of his background, Rogers certainly looked the part of the quintessential cowboy, along with his wife Dale Evans and his horse Trigger. His versatile singing and acting abilities made him successful both on radio and on the screen. Rogers came of age at a time when the “singing cowboy” was at the apex of his popularity, and that was favorable because he actually got his start in show business as a singer. In the early ‘30s, he bounced around several groups as a country music singer before earning national attention as a member of the Sons of the Pioneers, who were signed to Decca and had a couple of hits. As a result, when he first appeared in movies in 1935, it was usually in bit roles that required singing, but when Gene Autry threatened to quit acting in 1938, Rogers was viewed as a suitable replacement for lead roles. As it turned out, he became the premiere “singing cowboy” in Autry’s stead, and from 1939-1954, he was one of the Top 10 Western stars in Hollywood, and a Top 10 movie star overall during some of those years. As Rogers evolved into the “King of the Cowboys”, he became a pop culture icon, and he was shrewd enough to capitalize on his image. All sorts of Roy Rogers merchandise hit stores, from action figures to comic strips, and Rogers even banked on the popularity of his horse Trigger by featuring him enough to make the horse a household name as well. Even today, people can find the name Roy Rogers all over the place, if only because he eventually had his name lent to a popular fast food chain in later years.
$25.00 (USED) – Gene Autry and Roy Rogers: "Kings of the Movie Cowboys" – 1986 – written and published by the late Mario DeMarco – 100 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 – Packed full of information and pictures.
$30.00 – The Gene Autry Book - By David Rothel is the newer revised quality edition, completely retypeset with new material on the Autry museum, his Melody Ranch television series, and new interviews with Gail Davis, Jock Mahoney, and Dick Jones. Plus everything that was included in the first edition.
$17.99 – The Gene Autry Christmas Songbook - Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp - Publish Date: 09/01/2014 - (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). For the first time ever, Hal Leonard presents a collection of 25 Gene Autry Christmas classics. Holiday favorites like "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)," "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," and "Frosty the Snow Man" along with rare out of print and hard to find treasures "Santa's Coming in a Whirlybird," "Nine Little Reindeer" and "The Night Before Christmas, In Texas That Is" are now available in one complete songbook. Sourced from Gene Autry's personal files, radio shows, and archive, The Gene Autry Christmas Book has full lyrics and sheet music for piano, vocal and guitar. Also included are vintage photos, along with an introduction by Karla Buhlman, President of Gene Autry Entertainment. Sing and play Gene Autry's Christmas classics with your friends and family, and perhaps rekindle that holiday spirit, creating new memories for the next generation. Physical Description: 88 pages. : 12.00 H x 0.25 D x 9.00 W inches 0.70 lbs.
$35.00 – Gene Autry: His Life and Career by Don Cusic - Publisher: McFarland Publishing - Publish Date: 04/07/2010 - Gene Autry was the first of the wildly popular "singing cowboys" of the thirties and forties and the man who carried the flag for "western" in "country and western," popularizing the genre's marriage of seemingly disparate western and hillbilly influences. Beyond his highly successful recording career, his on-screen persona influenced an entire generation of American boys. Autry, an accomplished investor and businessman, was a longtime owner of Major League Baseball's Angels franchise. This meticulously researched biography takes the reader from Gene Autry's childhood in Oklahoma through his phenomenally successful career as a singer and actor, and covers his later triumphs in business and sports. Of particular interest is the book's detailed day-to-day treatment of Autry's performing career, with a wealth of information on each recording session and film shoot, including key personnel (e.g., songwriters, engineers, directors, crew) and interesting anecd - Physical Description: 225 pages : 10.00 H x 0.75 D x 7.00 W inches 0.90 lbs.
$22.95 -- The Gene Autry Song Book: A Collection of 47 Songs with Stories and Photographs (Piano/Vocal/Chords) Sheet music – October 1, 1997 = by Gene Autry, Alex Gordon, Ruth Gordon, and Ronny Schiff. Includes stories behind the songs, Autry's inspiring life story, film synopses, and the development of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. Sheet music titles include: Back in the Saddle Again * Dixie Cannonball * Don't Fence Me In * Frosty the Snowman * Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) * Jingle Jangle Jingle (I Got Spurs) * The Last Round-Up * Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride * Tumbling Tumbleweeds * You Are My Sunshine. Published in 1997 by Warner Brothers Music. (used)
$65.00 (used) – Gene Autry Westerns by Boyd Magers - Covers all of Gene's Mascot, Republic, and Columbia Westerns included — as well as his half-hour TV episodes. Completely authorized and researched over a two year period utilizing files at Gene Autry Entertainment. For each film: release date, major production credits, complete cast (including character played), all songs included, who wrote them & who performs them in the film, running time, filming dates, cast bios of major players (Smiley, Pat Buttram, Cass County Boys, Herb Yates, heavies, directors, song writers, leading ladies, etc.), locations used, budget and negative cost, stunt people involved, film analysis/synopsis, notes and comments -Physical Description: 456 p. : 11.00 H x 1.25 D x 8.75 W inches 3.25 lbs.
$29.95 – George O'Brien: 84 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know About George O'Brien by Linda Black, Publisher: Emerge Pub Group Llc - Publish Date: 06/20/2014 – Supplier: Lightning Source Inc / B&T - Physical Description: 82 p. 9.69 H x 7.44 W
$24.95 – Golden Age Western Comics Edited by Steven Brower, Foreward by Christopher Irving - Publisher: Power House Books Publish Date: 05/08/2012, The Wild West has been romanticized in American culture ever since the dime novels capturing the exploits of Jesse James were produced in the years directly following the Civil War, and the Western genre continues to enthrall audiences to this day. The stories of frontiersmen, outlaws, cowboys, Indians, prospectors, and marksmen surviving the harshest of environments through wit, skill, and determination, or meeting their end by bullet, noose, or exposure speak to what it means to be American and play an essential part in how we define ourselves as a nation. These mythic stories have been captured and created in almost every popular mass medium of the past century and beyond from tabloids to novels, radio plays, television shows, and movies. Now, powerHouse Books is pleased to present a collection of these uniquely American stories as told through a uniquely American medium…the comic book! Golden Age Western Comics lovingly reproduces in full-color, restored, complete scans of 20 of the best Western stories—plus a few pin-ups—created between the years 1948 and 1956. These lavishly illustrated stories of guts and glory, violence and valor, intrigue, romance, and betrayal, on the range and in lawless frontier towns, were created by some of the best artists and writers of the era. The action flies off the page in stories such as “The Tragedy at Massacre Pass,” and “Breakout in rondo Prison,” from the greatest earliest publishing houses, including: Fawcett, Charlton, Avon, Youthful, and more. Golden Age Western Comics is a collection unlike any other and is sure to delight fans of rootin-tootin, gun-toting, adventure of all ages! Included in this book are Wild Bill Hickok, Jesse James, Annie Oakley, Davy Crockett, Daniel “Dan’l” Boone, Tex Ritter, Lash LaRue, Gabby Hayes, Tom Mix, And Many More!
$35.00 – The Golden Corral - A Roundup of Magnificent Western Films by Ed Andreychuk - 113 photos, bibliography, index, 192pp. (6 x 9) 1997 - A perfect blend of characterization, action and poetic images, John Ford’s Stagecoach (1939) made “A” Westerns a viable product for Hollywood in the sound era. By 1990, the Western had again been on a downswing when Dances with Wolves became both a critical and commercial success. This work examines these two films and twelve others—Red River, High Noon, Shane, The Searchers, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Alamo, The Magnificent Seven, Ride the High Country, How the West Was Won, The Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Unforgiven—that hold unique spots in the genre’s history. Full filmographic data are provided for each, along with an essay that blends plot synopsis, historical perspectives and the movie’s place in the Western genre. About the Author: Longtime Western film buff Ed Andreychuk is the author of several film books. He lives in Baltimore.- Published by McFarland
$19.95 –Grand Ole Opry: The Complete Story of a Great American Institution and it’s Stars with over 100 photos – by Chet Hagan (1989) We found one copy of this Out of Print book – 346 pages, index. This book has been called “The Official History” From Publishers Weekly:: Hagan, the producer of over 75 television music specials, sketches brief and almost invariably flattering portraits of the luminaries of the venerable Nashville institution in this rosy history. Like country music itself, his account is unabashedly sentimental. Supplying trivia instead of insight, Hagan describes how the Opry was named, why its music was dubbed "hillbilly" and how one of the most commercially viable country songs ("The Tennessee Waltz") came to be written. Backstage doings, from the Opry's first star, banjo-playing Uncle Dave Macon, through Roy Acuff and the new breed of young superstars (such as Ricky Scaggs and Reba McEntire), are remembered affectionately, and celebrities' well-publicized struggles with alcohol or drugs generally ignored. But singer Bill Anderson's observation that "in country music, the pinnacle, the top, the ultimate, was the Grand Ole Opry" still rings true, as Hagan shows that the Opry has not lost its vitality in the 63 guitar-pickin' years since its founding. Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
$19.95 – Great Hollywood Westerns: Classic Pictures, Must-See Movies & "B" Films by John Howard Reid - Publisher: Lulu.Com (2006) Beginning with Whip Wilson's "Abilene Trail" and Tim McCoy's "Aces and Eights" and ambling through Gene Autry's "The Old Barn Dance" and "The Old Corral", this guide winds up with one of Autry's best films, "Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge", in which Gene's co-star is none other than the wonderful "Peter Pan" herself, Betty Bronson. Yes, Gene's favorite sidekick, Smiley Burnette, is also along for the ride and really excels himself here in what amounts to a character role. Many other Autry oaters are detailed and discussed in this book. The same goes for Charles Starrett, Ken Maynard, Johnny Mack Brown, Roy Rogers, Bill Boyd, Hoot Gibson, Tex Ritter, Randolph Scott, Buck Jones, Bob Steele, John Wayne, Jack Perrin, Tim Holt, Audie Murphy, William Boyd, Joel McCrea, Alan Ladd, Tom Keene, Bill Cody, etc.. - Physical Description: 221 p. : 11.00 H x 0.50 D x 8.25 W inches – Source: Baker & Taylor
$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
$39.95 -- The Great Radio Heroes by Jim Harmon - Forewords by Frank Bresee and Richard A. Lupoff - 256pp. softcover (6 x 9) Published in 2001 y McFarland -- In 1967, Jim Harmon published the first edition of The Great Radio Heroes to great acclaim. Thirty-three years later comes an illustrated, corrected, revised and greatly expanded new edition. Once there was a time--and it was not so long ago--when radio listening, especially to the dramas, was one of the most important events in many a young person’s life. People developed a love affair with the radio, and though the old times are now gone forever, the love affair continues. The heroes and settings of radio drama spurred the imagination to supply its own and much better images than visual media provided. There were no padded shoulders on the Lone Ranger, Superman flew with no jiggly trick photography, and the Martians whom Orson Welles helped attack the Earth were more convincing than anything the movies can provide. For those who have been under the thrall of radio’s alluring call, your new host Jim Harmon provides reminiscences of the heyday of radio programming, with insights on such radio dramas as I Love a Mystery, Gangbusters, The Shadow, Inner Sanctum, Batman and Robin, Superman, Tom Mix, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, Adventures by Morse and a couple of dozen more. Photographs, a bibliography, and an index are included to enhance the reader’s journey into a past time when radio was the favorite pastime. About the Author: Writer and radio producer Jim Harmon of Burbank, California, has written several books on radio. He wrote, produced, and appeared in a revival of "Tom Mix" in the early 1980s.
$35.00 – The Great Western Pictures - By James Robert Parish and Michael R. Pitts is a 457 page book that includes detailed cast-credits-character names, plot synopsis, and critical analysis of over 300 western films. includes over 100 photos and a listing of western radio and TV programs. Published in 1976 by Scarecrow Press
$45.00 – The Great Western Pictures II - By Pitts & Parish is the second in this series it covers over 400 more westerns. Scarecrow 1988
$133.95 -- A Guide to Silent Westerns (577 page Hardcover) by Larry Langman – the ultimate research book on silent western movies published in 1992. More than 5,400 silent western features, documentaries, shorts and serials released from the 1890s through 1930 are listed with screen credits and plot synopses.- Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group / B&T
$38.00 --Guillermo Calles: A Biography of the Actor and Mexican Cinema Pioneer by Rogelio Agrasánchez, Jr. – 85 photos, 2 maps, appendices, notes, filmography, bibliography, index, 203pp. softcover (7 x 10) Published in 2010 by McFarland - In 1912, Guillermo Calles (1893–1958) became the first Mexican actor to appear in films made in California. Despite limited resources, he began directing and producing his own movies, and in 1929 pioneered production of Spanish-language sound films. His major works, among them the long-unavailable El indio yaqui and Raza de bronce (both 1927), represented Calles’ tireless crusade to restore the image of Mexicans and Indians in an era dominated by Hollywood stereotypes. This biography traces Calles’ career from his earliest Hollywood days through the 1950s. Included are the only surviving images of the filmmaker’s silent productions, a closing commentary on his intimate circle of relatives, and an appendix featuring two fascinating letters written by Calles during a filming trip. About the Author: Rogelio Agrasanchez, Jr., is director and curator of the Agrasanchez Film Archive in Harlingen, Texas, the world’s largest private collection of Mexican cinema. He is the author of several books.
$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
$49.95 – Gunsmoke: A Complete History and Analysis of the Legendary Broadcast Series with a Comprehensive Episode-by-Episode Guide to Both the Radio and Television Programs by SuzAnne Barabas and Gabor Barabas - 241 glossy photos, appendices, references, bibliography, index, 848 pages (6 x 9 in [1990 McFarland] The series ran nine years on radio and twenty on television—the all-time longest running prime-time program with continuing characters. It introduced to the American people a cast of characters that quickly took on mythic proportions. There are 74 in-depth interviews and reminiscences by principal performers (Arness, Blake, Weaver, et al.), guest stars (Hartley, O’Connor, Leachman, Reynolds, Conrad, et al.), and directors, writers and producers associated with the radio and television programs. A 128-page section contains 246 photographs of guest stars and leads. A comprehensive episode-by-episode guide provides entries for more than 1,000 radio and television programs, spanning 23 years, and for each includes title, synopsis, air date, cast, director, writer, producer and anecdotal information. Eleven appendices: memorable quotes, the writers, TV schedules, radio and TV awards; principal performers’ credits… Enormous index. About the Authors: SuzAnne Barabas lives in West Long Branch, New Jersey. #Gabor Barabas lives in West Long Branch, New Jersey. I believe they may be related.
$32.95 – The Gunsmoke Chronicles: A New History of Television's Greatest Western ( August 28, 2013) by David R. Greenland - This 580 page book is a detailed account of the long-running classic containing information not found in previous books about the series, including an excerpt from Dennis Weaver's Gunsmoke-era resume contributed by the late Mr. Weaver. In addition to a season-by-season chronology, there are nearly 100 photographs, updated biographies, an extensive episode guide (airdates, cast listings, writers, directors, notes of interest), three indexes and interviews with guest stars Morgan Woodward, Jeremy Slate and Peggy Rea. About the Author: David R. Greenland has been writing professionally for over 40 years and is the author of Bonanza: A Viewer's Guide to the TV Legend (foreword by creator/executive producer David Dortort) and Rawhide: A History of Television's Longest Cattle Drive (foreword by series regular Charles Gray), both also published by BearManor Media.
$39.95 – Guy Williams – The Man Behind The Mask by Girgenti Lane and Antoinette Lane - Pub. Date: April 2005 - Publisher: BearManor Media - Format: Paperback , 528pp - ISBN: 159393016X – The story of the actor who portrayed Zorro in the Walt Disney television series.
$45.00 – Hang ’Em High: Law and Disorder in Western Films and Literature by Bob Herzberg - 47 photos, notes, bibliography, index, 264pp. softcover (7 x 10) Published in 2013 by McFarland – For more than a century the Western film has proven to be an enduring genre. At the dawn of the 20th century, in the same years that The Great Train Robbery begat a film genre, Owen Wister wrote The Virginian, which began a new literary genre. From the beginning, both literature and film would usually perpetuate the myth of the Old West as a place where justice always triumphed and all concerned (except the villains) pursued the Law. The facts, however, reflect abuses of due process: lynch mobs and hired gunslingers rather than lawmen regularly pursued lawbreakers; vengeance rather than justice was often employed; and even in courts of law justice didn’t always prevail. Some films and novels bucked this trend, however. This book discusses the many Western films as well as the novels they are based on, that illustrate distortions of the law in the Old West and the many ways, most of them marked by vengeance, in which its characters pursued justice. About the Author: Writer, actor and comedian Bob Herzberg is the author of several scholarly books and western novels. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
$5.00 – Happy Trails (1979) by Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, with Carlton Stowers. (213 pages) The first long out-of-print autibiography of the western star couple. This is the paperback edition published by Bantam. We also have in stock copies of the haard cover edition published by World Books for sale for the same price - $5 each – so indicate which you want when you order.
$10.00 – Happy Trails: Our Life Story (1994) by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, with Jane & Michael Stern,- Tracing the lives of two actors whose on-screen romance became a real-life marriage, a detailed portrait recounts Roy Rogers's Midwest childhood and years as a singing cowboy, and Dale Evans's experiences as a young singer and dancer. Hardcover published by Simon & Schuster
$24.95 – Happy Trails: A Pictorial Celebration of the Life and Times of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans by Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss - Publisher: Twodot - Publish Date: 10/01/2004 - Roy Rogers and Dale Evans ruled the West from the silver screen as the King of Cowboys and and Queen of the West. Off screen, this husband and wife duo raised a family and lived the "Code of the West." Now, in this new book, the Rogers family shares their memories of Roy, Dale, and Trigger, along with their other sidekicks and more than a hundred never before seen, behind-the-scenes photographs. Supplier: Globe Pequot Press - Physical Description: 168 pages. : 9.75 H x 0.75 D x 12.50 W inches 2.62 lbs.
$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.
$19.99 – Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Milestones Series) by Gaylyn Studlar - Analyzes the TV Western Have Gun—Will Travel through a close reading of episodes and production history. One of the most successful series of its time, Have Gun-Will Travel became a cultural phenomenon in the late 1950s and made its star, Richard Boone, a nationwide celebrity. The series offered viewers an unusual hero in the mysterious, Shakespeare-spouting gunfighter known only as "Paladin" and garnered a loyal fan base, including a large female following. In Have Gun-Will Travel, film scholar Gaylyn Studlar draws on a remarkably wide range of episodes from the series' six seasons to show its sophisticated experimentation with many established conventions of the Western. Publisher: Wayne State Univ Press - Physical Description: 194 pages : 7.00 H x 0.50 D x 5.00 W inches 0.50 lbs. (2015)
$100.00 (used) The Have Gun: Will Travel Companion - Paperback – October 1, 2000 - by Martin Grams & Les Rayburn – Known as the Barrymore on horseback, Richard Boone created a character that television audiences could relate to. For six seasons, audiences were able to tune in each week and watch their latest adventure of "Have Gun - Will Travel," a western that stepped over the boundries, and told stories that viewers today remember vividly. Broadcast over CBS Radio and Television, "Have Gun - Will Travel" is still remembered by fans as one of the best adult westerns ever made. This book documents the history behind the series, the genesis of the program, and why after six seasons, the show left the air. Memories from writers, actors, directors , producers, stuntmen and many more help give insight and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of each and every television and radio episode. Hal Needham, Frank Pierson, Peggy Rea, Andrew V. McLaglen, Sydney Pollack, Shimon Wincelberg, and hundreds of others contributed. Rare photos, over 150 to be exact, are featured - many never before seen! The authors relied on exclusive interviews and production call sheets to make sure that all dates of production as well as broadcast dates, official script titles, and cast credits are all listed. A complete chapter on every HGWT collectable is featured, as well as other surprises. This is the very book you can't live without. Almost 500 pages thick so you can just imagine the wealth of information. Everything you've ever wanted to know about "Have Gun" is here under one cover! Paperback: 505 pages, Publisher: OTR Pub; Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 1.1 inches - Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
$10.00 – Hear My Song by Ken Griffis – is the 1994 edition of story of the celebrated Sons of the Pioneers in a 235 page large 8½ x 11 book brought up to date with a full page color photo of the current Pioneers on the back cover. It traces the history of all of the members of the top western singing group of all time with discography, filmography (they first backed up such stars as Bing Crosby, Charles Starrett, Dick Foran, and Gene Autry until one of them became the King of the Cowboys himself. It contains over 75 photos of the group that both wrote and performed the best western music of all time. Originally sold for $25.00 (1986 (3rd) edition (188 pages) is also still available for $5,00)
$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
$35.00 – Hell-Bent for Music: The Life of Pee Wee King by Wade Hall (1996) Pee Wee King's birth on February 18, 1914, into a Milwaukee working-class Polish family named Kuczynski was hardly an indicator that he would grow up to become a pioneer and superstar of country and western music. Pee Wee King is probably best remembered today as the co-writer of the most popular country music song of all time, The Tennessee Waltz. He is just as important, however, for his vital role in expanding the horizons, and the market potential, of country and western music. Pee Wee King made country music respectable and brought it into the mainstream of American culture. He took the polka and waltz rhythms of his youth, mixed them with the sounds of the big bands of the thirties and forties, and flavored it all with the balladry and moods of the Western cowboy. He combined this new sound with folk and country traditions rooted in places like Louisville, Knoxville, and Nashville. The result was a smooth, listenable, danceable, up-to-date sound that has become the most popular form of music in the United States. Recipient of numerous awards, including induction into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame, Pee Wee King has been one of the most important figures in country music for over sixty years. You could call this book an autobiography as most of the 253 pages tell about Pee Wee’s life in his own words – based on many hours of taped conversations in which Pee Wee discusses at length his friendship and movie making with Gene Autry. He also covers his work in Charles Staarett films. Suppliers: University Press of Kentucky or Diane Publishing Company
$24.95 – Henry Darrow: Lightning In A Bottle by Jan Pippins and Henry Darrow - 392 pages - Publisher: BearManor Media (July 30, 2012 – Henry Darrow (born EnriqueTomás Delgado) catapulted to international stardom in 1967 as sexy, complex “Manolito Montoya” in the western The High Chaparral. He was the first actor of Puerto Rican heritage to star in a television series. “Henry survived and had a career when if you were Latino, you couldn’t be just good, you had to be beyond great and that’s Henry,” says noted writer/entertainer Rick Najera. At the height of his fame Darrow put his career on the line to open doors for other Hispanics. He has continued to break ground for over fifty years as a working actor and was recently featured on the PBS series Pioneers of Television. Lightning in the Bottle is the must-read portrait of the inspirational, fiercely determined, endearing and enduring Emmy-winning performer. About the author: Jan Pippins, a retired social worker and former law enforcement administrator, was swept off her pre-teen feet when Henry Darrow first galloped across the video range as Manolito Montoya in "The High Chaparral" (1967-1971). She says, "If someone had asked me to name the people I thought I might someday meet, Henry wouldn't have been in the top million." But on a trip to Los Angeles in 2007 she and the renowned actor not only met but talked for hours. "I wrote a few short articles about Henry for an online newsletter and he really loved them, but I was stunned when he asked me write his biography. He's an amazing man and phenomenal actor. It's an honor to be chosen to put his life story into print." Jan lives on a small horse farm in Louisiana with many cats, two dogs and her extremely patient and almost saintly husband Mike who owes her big-time for saying this. Jan and Mike have a beautiful grown and married daughter who should call home more often and gorgeous baby granddaughter who is still too young to sit up by herself, much less dial the phone or use Skype.
$19.95 – Henry Fonda and The Deputy: The Film and Stage Star and His TV Western by Glenn A. Mosley, Foreword by Read Morgan; Prologue by Christian I. Nygby II - "Henry Fonda did a TV show?" For years, that's been the reaction of many people when they learned that the Hollywood and Broadway legend starred in his own television series. Henry Fonda surprised a lot of people in 1959 when he agreed to star in a television western. He was the biggest star of the time to top line a weekly television program. Here is the never-before-told story of Fonda and his first television series, The Deputy, including interviews with co-star Read Morgan and series co-creator Norman Lear, both of whom talk about the series for the first time. For fans of Henry Fonda, the television western, and television and film history, this book provides an entertaining and informative look at the making of a largely forgotten television series and its place in the career of its star. Henry Fonda and The Deputy-The Film and Stage Star and His TV Western includes interviews, newly published photographs, production details, individual episode analysis, and a full episode guide. See more details below – 230 Pages - Released: November 5, 2010 = Publisher: BearManor Media
$50.00 – Heroes of the Range: Yesteryear's Saturday Matinee Movie Cowboys by Buck Rainey - Includes ibiography and filmography and photos of Buddy Roosevelt, George O'Brien, Bob Steele, Kermit Maynard, Tim McCoy, Jack Hoxie, Tom Tyler, Buster Crabbe, Tim Holt, Johnny Mack Brown, Randolph Scott, Charles Starrett, William Boyd, Roy Rogers and Rod Cameron. (1987 – Used)
$20.00 – High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic by Glenn Frankel – Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA - The revelatory story behind the classic movie High Noon and the toxic political climate in which it was created. Supplier: St Martins Press \ B&T
$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.
and the O.K. Corral - Portrayals of the Gunfight and Wyatt Earp – by
Michael F. Blake - ISBN 978-0-7864-2632-4 - 85 photos, notes,
bibliography, index - 265pp. softcover (7 x 10) Published in 2007 by
McFarland - A lot can happen in 30 seconds. In the case of the
shoot-out at the O.K. Corral, 30 seconds found three men dead, left
two men wounded and ultimately captured the imagination of
generations of Americans. Wyatt Earp, an against-all-odds hero who
was literally the last man standing; Doc Holliday, Earp’s unlikely
crony; the tragic tale of the Earp family--all of these elements make
the story of the O.K. Corral irresistible to a great many people.
Hollywood filmmakers were quick to recognize the legend’s
attraction--and its potential. As early as 1939 (with the production
of Frontier Marshal), moviemakers were recreating the gunfight at the
O.K. Corral and its attendant happenings in Tombstone, Arizona, on
October 26, 1881. The following decades produced various renderings
of the story, some more historically accurate than others but all
with the American flair for entertainment. This volume examines eight
movie renderings of the legendary gunfight. Produced from 1939 to
1994, these movies each use Wyatt Earp and other real-life characters
as their sources. The work focuses on the filmmakers’ treatment of
the history and the skill with which each balances fact with the
necessity of entertainment. The ways in which Wyatt Earp is presented
in each film and this portrayal’s relationship to the period in
which the film was made is also examined in detail. Films discussed
are Frontier Marshal (1939), Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die
(1942), My Darling Clementine (1946), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
(1957), Hour of the Gun (1967), Doc (1971), Tombstone (1993), and
Wyatt Earp (1994). Period photographs are also included. About
the Author: Michael F. Blake, an Emmy-winning makeup artist and
leading film historian, has worked in the film industry for nearly
fifty years. He has written for American Cinematographer, Performing
Arts, Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. He lives in Los
$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.
$24.95 – Hollywood Hoofbeats: A Celebration of Horses in Classic Movies and TV by Mitchum, Petrine Day Mitchum and Audrey Pavia - From 1903's The Great Train Robbery to 2003's Seabiscuit, horses have played a significant role in the annals of moviemaking. Mitchum (daughter of actor Robert Mitchum) and writer Pavia celebrate equine participation by spotlighting these underappreciated animal stars and their handlers. Identifying horses in films ranging from Westerns to romantic comedies, she tells their stories in encyclopedic detail. Though Roy Rogers's Trigger enjoyed star treatment, many others endured inhumane treatment. Errol Flynn was appalled at the cruelty shown toward horses in his 1936 film The Charge of the Light Brigade. Despite his protests, directors and stunt coordinators used painful and even lethal methods to obtain effects. While the American Humane Association exerted some influence in the 1940s, their power waned in the '60s. It took 20 years for animal safety to return as a public issue. Indeed, Mitchum contends it's up to audiences to let producers know their films won't be respected if they don't "treat their hardworking equine and other animal cast members with the respect they so richly deserve." Animal lovers in particular will enjoy the tricks of the trade Mitchum discusses, such as the proper way to teach a horse to fall on cue. The authors give insight into an oft-ignored aspect of filmmaking. Photos. Publisher: I5 Pr – Supplier: Perseus Distribution Services / B&T - Publish Date: 11/11/2014
$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
$49.95 – Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s–1970s: A Biographical Dictionary by Gene Scott Freese - 98 photos, filmographies, index, 356pp. (7 x 10) 2014 - This biographical dictionary shines the spotlight on several hundred unheralded stunt performers who created some of the cinema’s greatest action scenes without credit or recognition. The time period covered encompasses the silent comedy days of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, the early westerns of Tom Mix and John Wayne, the swashbucklers of Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn, and Burt Lancaster, the costume epics of Charlton Heston and Kirk Douglas, and the action films of Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, and Charles Bronson. Without stuntmen and women working behind the scenes the films of these action superstars would not have been as successful. Now fantastic athletes and leading stunt creators such as Yakima Canutt, Richard Talmadge, Harvey Parry, Allen Pomeroy, Dave Sharpe, Jock Mahoney, Chuck Roberson, Polly Burson, Bob Morgan, Loren Janes, Dean Smith, Hal Needham, Martha Crawford, Ronnie Rondell, Terry Leonard, and Bob Minor are given their proper due. Each entry covers the performer’s athletic background, military service, actors doubled, noteworthy stunts, and a rundown of his or her best known screen credits. About the Author: Gene Scott Freese is a screenwriter living in Chandler, Arizona. He has written books on TV cowboy Jock Mahoney, character actor Richard Jaeckel, and Hollywood stunt performers from cinema’s Golden Age. Source: McFarland
$25.00 – Hollywood Trail Boss – by Burt Kennedy, the famous director / writer / producer who specialized in western movies. From The Rounders to Support Your Local Sheriff to White Hunter, Black Heart, Burt Kennedy's films and screenplays symbolize a two-fisted Hollywood in its prime. He rode with 'em all: Clint, the Duke, the King, the Chairman, and dozens of other living and lost legends. Hollywood Trail Boss is a tribute to a half-century of hard-hitting, comic-action filmmaking the likes of which we haven't seen since. Hear the story from the man himself-and find out who the real legend is. Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches, Weight: 9.6 ounces, 177 pages, Publishers: Berkley Trade; Boulevard Trade Books (1997)
$10.00 – The Hollywood Western: 90 Years of Cowboys and Indians, Train Robbers, Sheriffs and Gunslingers, and Assorted Heroes and Desperados (1992) by William K. Everson - 288 pages - Publisher: Citadel Press (company is long out of business and only used copies of this book are4 available through our fan club, Includes over 500 photos and a very well written history of the westerns by one of the real experts in the field,
$23.00 – Hollywood Westerns and American Myth: The Importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for Political Philosophy (Paperback) by Robert B. Pippin - explores the status and authority of law and the nature of political allegiance through close readings of three classic Hollywood Westerns: Howard Hawks’ Red River and John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Searchers. Publisher: Yale University Press - Publish Date: 01/31/2012 - Pages: 208 - Dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 - Distributor: B&T
$34.95 – Hollywood's Indian: The Portrayal of the Native American in Film by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky (2003)Offering both in-depth analyses of specific films and overviews of the industry's output, Hollywood's Indian provides insightful characterizations of the depiction of the Native Americans in film. This book is a collection of essays. Taken as a whole the essays explore the many ways in which these portrayals have made an impact on our collective cultural life. Physical Description: 250 pages, 8.75 H x 0.75 D x 5.75 W inches 0.95 lbs.
$48.50 – Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s–1970s - A Biographical Dictionary by Gene Scott Freese - 98 photos, filmographies, index, 356 pages, (7 x 10) 2014 - This biographical dictionary shines the spotlight on several hundred unheralded stunt performers who created some of the cinema’s greatest action scenes without credit or recognition. The time period covered encompasses the silent comedy days of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, the early westerns of Tom Mix and John Wayne, the swashbucklers of Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn, and Burt Lancaster, the costume epics of Charlton Heston and Kirk Douglas, and the action films of Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, and Charles Bronson. Without stuntmen and women working behind the scenes the films of these action superstars would not have been as successful. Now fantastic athletes and leading stunt creators such as Yakima Canutt, Richard Talmadge, Harvey Parry, Allen Pomeroy, Dave Sharpe, Jock Mahoney, Chuck Roberson, Polly Burson, Bob Morgan, Loren Janes, Dean Smith, Hal Needham, Martha Crawford, Ronnie Rondell, Terry Leonard, and Bob Minor are given their proper due. Each entry covers the performer’s athletic background, military service, actors doubled, noteworthy stunts, and a rundown of his or her best known screen credits. About the Author: Gene Scott Freese is a screenwriter living in Phoenix, Arizona. Another Book by Gene Scott Freese Available from Westerns and Serials fan club, also published by McFarland is Jock Mahoney ($39.95)
$29.77 – Hollywood's West: The American Frontier in Film, Television, and History by Peter C. Rollins, John E. O'Connor - American historians such as Frederick Jackson Turner have argued that the West has been the region that most clearly defines American democracy and the national ethos. Throughout the twentieth century, the "frontier thesis" influenced film and television producers who used the West as a backdrop for an array of dramatic explorations of America's history and the evolution of its culture and values. The common themes found in Westerns distinguish the genre as a quintessentially American form of dramatic art. In Hollywood's West, Peter C. Rollins, John E. O'Connor, and the nation's leading film scholars analyze popular conceptions of the frontier as a fundamental element of American history and culture. This volume examines classic Western films and programs that span nearly a century, from Cimarron (1931) to Turner Network Television's recent made-for-TV movies. Many of the films discussed here are considered among the greatest cinematic landmarks of all time. The essays highlight the ways in which Westerns have both shaped and reflected the dominant social and political concerns of their respective eras. While Cimarron challenged audiences with an innovative, complex narrative, other Westerns of the early sound era such as The Great Meadow (1931) frequently presented nostalgic visions of a simpler frontier era as a temporary diversion from the hardships of the Great Depression. Westerns of the 1950s reveal the profound uncertainty cast by the cold war, whereas later Westerns display heightened violence and cynicism, products of a society marred by wars, assassinations, riots, and political scandals. The volume concludes with a comprehensive filmography and an informative bibliography of scholarly writings on the Western genre. This collection will prove useful to film scholars, historians, and both devoted and casual fans of the Western genre. Hollywood's West makes a significant contribution to the understanding of both the historic American frontier and its innumerable popular representations. Supplier: Univ Pr of Kentucky \ B&T - Street Date: 12/01/2008 –
$50.00 (USED) Hoot Gibson: The Photostory of the Dean of cowboy Stars – 1987 - written and published by the late Mario DeMarco – 100 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 – Over 100 photos – Filmographiy and a short feature on Helen Gibson.
$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
$42,50 – Hopalong Cassidy Collectibles by Joe Caro – Description: 11.25 H x 0.75 D x 8.75 W inches 2.10 lbs.- 288 pages – over 1,200 full color photos – price value guide - Publisher: Cowboy Collector Publications - Publish Date: 08/01/1997 -
$29.95 – Hopalong Cassidy: King of the Cowboy Merchandisers - by Harry L. Rinker -168 Pages - Heavily Illustrated in Full Color and B&W Photos - Originally Released: 1995 - Publisher: SChiffer Publishing Ltd. Distributed by OLDIES.com - Roy Rogers may have been Republic's "King of the Cowboys," but he was lesser nobility when it came to licensed merchandise. The King of the Cowboy Merchandisers was Hopalong Cassidy. In the three and one-half year period beginning in late 1949 and ending after the 1952 Christmas season Hoppy rode so far ahead of the pack that his competition had to eat his dust. By early 1950s over a hundred manufacturers were producing Hopalong Cassidy licensed products. No matter where one turned, there was Hoppy. It was a Hopalong Cassidy era. Now Hoppy has found renewed interest among collectors. The support is multi-layered. Prices across the board are at record levels. Common pieces have doubled or tripled in value over the past five years. Scarcer pieces have risen ten times or more. This comprehensive new book by one America's foremost authorities on antiques in general, and Hoppy in particular, will introduce you to the various collecting categories within the wonderful world of Hoppy collectibles and allow you to cast your cares aside while leisurely strolling down nostalgia lane. Packed with useful information, it also has beautiful color photographs of most of the merchandise bearing the Hopalong Cassidy name. If you are old enough to have grown up with Hoppy, you will think "I owned one of those" or "I remember one of those." If you are not, you will be moved to say - "Wow! That's neat. I won't mind owning one."
$65.00 – Hopalong Cassidy: The Clarence E. Mulford Story by Bernard A. Drew - A biography of author Mulford (1883-1956) whose popular western tales and character Hopalong Cassidy were made even more famous by movies made from them, and spawned radio programs, television programs, comic books, newspaper comic strips and scores of other merchandise. Publisher: Scarecrow Press - Publish Date: 12/01/1991 - Supplier: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
$35.00 (USED) HOPPY by Hank Williams (2003) Includes complete Hopalong Cassidy filmography and many photos. Publisher: Sweet-Water Press; Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7 x 1.4 inches - Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
$20.00 – Horse Opera - The Strange History of the 1930s Singing Cowboy (2002 University of Illinois Press) 192 pages - 6 x 9 in. - 19 black & white photographsm - In this innovative take on a neglected chapter of film history, Peter Stanfield challenges the commonly held view of the singing cowboy as an ephemeral figure of fun and argues instead that he was one of the most important cultural figures to emerge out of the Great Depression. The rural or newly urban working-class families who flocked to see the latest exploits of Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Tex Ritter, and other singing cowboys were an audience largely ignored by mainstream Hollywood film. Hard hit by the depression, faced with the threat--and often the reality--of dispossession and dislocation, pressured to adapt to new ways of living, these small-town filmgoers saw their ambitions, fantasies, and desires embodied in the singing cowboy and their social and political circumstances dramatized in "B" Westerns. Stanfield traces the singing cowboy's previously uncharted roots in the performance tradition of blackface minstrelsy and its literary antecedents in dime novels, magazine fiction, and the novels of B. M. Bower, showing how silent cinema conventions, the developing commercial music media, and the prevailing conditions of film production shaped the "horse opera" of the 1930s. Cowboy songs offered an alternative to the disruptive modern effects of jazz music, while the series Western--tapping into aesthetic principles shunned by the aspiring middle class--emphasized stunts, fist fights, slapstick comedy, disguises, and hidden identities over narrative logic and character psychology. Singing cowboys also linked recording, radio, publishing, live performance, and film media. Entertaining and thought-provoking, Horse Opera recovers not only the forgotten cowboys of the 1930s but also their forgotten audiences: the ordinary men and women whose lives were brightened by the sights and songs of the singing Western. "This is a pioneering work of scholarship. . . . a serious and sustained look at the world of the singing cowboy of the 1930s. Peter Stanfield brings to this neglected material a wealth of knowledge of American popular music and other cultural traditions. . . . His book will decisively affect future histories of the Western."--Edward Buscombe, author of The Searchers Peter Stanfield, a senior lecturer in media arts at Southampton Institute, England, is the author of Hollywood, Westerns and the 1930s: The Lost Trail. Peter Stanfield is an honorary member of the Hawksian Brotherhood, the last MacMahonist left standing, and President of the Portsmouth chapter of the Oscar "Budd" Boetticher fan club. He teaches at the University of Kent.
$25.95 -- How the West Was Worn: A History of Western Wear by Holly George-Warren, Michelle Freedman, James H. Nottage (INT), Marty Stuart, Marty. Holly George-Warren and Michelle Freedman offer a history of the American West. From the pre-20th century origins of western style to Hollywood westerns, rodeo stars, cowboy crooners, ranchers and businessmen, good old boys from the Tetons to Dallas, are presented in all their tooled, embroidered, sequined, fringed, 10-galloned, gun-toting finery. Published in 2006 by Harry N Abrams Inc.
$16.95 -- How the West Was Worn: Bustles And Buckskins On The Frontier- Did you know that pioneer women sewed lead in their hems to keep their dresses from billowing on the trail? Or that hatless men had to wear bonnets to protect their eyes from the scorching sun? From old familiar Levi's to the short-lived "instant dress elevator," How the West Was Worn examines the sometimes bizarre, often beautiful, and highly inventive clothing of the Old West. You'll learn how a cowboy's home state determined the way he wore his pants and hat, as well as how to distinguish one Indian tribe from another by their moccasins. Meet John B. Stetson, leading maker of cowboy hats; Adah Menken, whose flesh-colored nylon costume left an audience gaping at her underwear; and Amelia Jenks Bloomer, the promoter of - you guessed it - the bloomer. By Chris Enss. Published in 2005 by Twodot.
$50.00 – The Hoxie Boys: The Lives and Films of Jack and Al Hoxie by Edgar M Wyatt - 150 pages - Covers the lives and films of Jack and Al, including over 200 illustrations (including 18 photos in full color). Personal interviews with Hoxie family members and filographies covering nearly 200 films. Publisher: Wyatt Classics, Inc (1992)
$26.00 – I Am Mister Ed...Allan Rocky Lane Revealed (2014) by Linda Alexander - Allan Lane has been a mystery almost as long as he's been seen on screen. Some know him as the never officially recognized voice of TV's famous talking horse, Mister Ed. Others remember him as Red Ryder, the comic book Western hero come-to-life at the Saturday afternoon matinee. And even more remember him as Rocky Lane, yet another Western good guy, and a name which became synonymous with his own. Less well-known is that Allan Lane also had an earlier movie career, before he became a fast-riding cowboy. He began in films in 1929, often playing suave and debonair gentlemen that women could not resist. Over the years he worked with such leading ladies as Barbara Stanwyck, Loretta Young, and Joan Fontaine. Then there was Allan Lane the businessman. At a young age he became something of a vagabond, moving from place-to-place, often living on his own in a boarding house. This was how he got his education, and ultimately made his way in the world. Allan Lane owned his own successful photography agency when he was only twenty-four. Years later, when his Hollywood career was fading, he would return to what he knew best...his business background. In I Am Mister Ed... Allan "Rocky" Lane Revealed, Linda Alexander finally exposes the full scope of this enigmatic man and his complicated life. Finalist for The Marfield Prize, aka The National Award for Arts Writing, from the Arts Club of Washington – Sources: BearManor Media. / AZ
$22.00 -- I See by Your Outfit: Historic Cowboy Gear of the Northern Plains by Tom Lindmier and Steve Mount, is THE guide to western clothes on the Northern Plains in the late 1880's. This book describes in great detail the gear and clothes used and worn by late 19th century cowboys and is a great contribution to the body of scholarly treatments of the Old West. Published in 1996 by High Plains Press.
$17.95 – I Was That Masked Man by Clayton Moore and Frank Thompson (1998) Autobiography of the most famous of the actors who portrayed The Lone Ranger on the screen - Publisher: Taylor Trade Pub, - Supplier: Natl Book Network / B&T - 280 pages, 9.00 H x 0.75 D x 6.00 W inches 1.05 lbs.
$60.00 – I Went That-A-Way: The Memoirs of a Western Film Director by Harry L, Fraser, Wheeler Winston Dixon, Audrey Brown Fraser - Publisher: Scarecrow Press (1990) Harry Fraser was a tried and true professional director who could be counted on to bring a picture in on time and on budget. In fifty years in film and theatre, he worked with many important figures in motion picture history, particularly in westerns for Columbia, PRC, and Grand National. Western stars in movies he directed included Bill Cody, Gene Autry, Rex Bell, Tom Mix, Buster Crabbe, Lash LaRue and John Wayne. Physical Description: 161 pages. 9.00 H x 0.75 D x 5.75 W inches 0.85 lbs. - Supplier: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc / B&T
$29.95 – An Illustrated History of Trigger: The Lives and Legend of Roy Rogers' Palomino by Leo Pando, Corky Randall, Publisher: McFarland Publishing - Publish Date: 11/22/2010 - Among certain fans, Roy Rogers' golden Palomino Trigger was more popular than the King of the Cowboys himself. Some are still infatuated by the horse decades after his death in 1965--and no wonder. Trigger is the most famous movie horse of all time. But in truth, "Trigger" was a composite of the original horse, a number of look-alikes and one extraordinary double (rarely acknowledged by Rogers) named Little Trigger. This book is a detailed look at the animals and men who created and nurtured the legend of "the smartest horse in the movies." It covers the life story of the original horse and the look-alikes, as well as the story of "Trigger," the legend. A filmography lists all films in which Trigger appeared, including some without Roy Rogers. Television and personal appearances are also discussed. Covered in their own chapters are horse hero comic books and Trigger collectibles. Also included are a biography of Trigger's trainer Glenn Randall and a chapter on Roy Rogers as horseman. Generous illustrations include many rare (some previously unpublished) photographs gathered from Trigger collectors nationwide, and even copies of Trigger's registration form and bill of sale. Physical Description: 276 pages. : 10.00 H x 0.75 D x 7.00 W inches 1.15 lbs.
$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.
$94.00 – International Westerns: Re-Locating the Frontier - by Cynthia Miller, A. Bowdoin Van Riper (editor) Publishe - This collection of essays examines non-American Westerns and explores their significance, meanings, and reception. These essays also look at how Hollywood sensibilities are reflected, distorted, or challenged by filmmakers of Westerns in Europe, Australia, and other regions outside the U.S.Supplier: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc - Physical Description: 447 pages : 9.25 H x 1.50 D x 6
$10.00 – Inventing Billy the Kid: Visions of the Outlaw in America, 1881-1981 by Stephen Tatum – This book akes the reader on a multi-media journey of the various and sundry depictions of the legend. Tatum's study is particularly noteworthy for its richness of detail and example, tracing the story from ballad to ballet. What emerges from Tatum's study is a clearer understnding that the historical truth of historians is perhaps not as important as the stories we tell ourselves about the historical truth. A special photo section of those who portrayed Billy including WILLIAM h. Bonney, Johnny Mack Brown, Roy Rogers, Jack Beutel (in The Outlaw with Jane Russell), Robert Taylor, Lash LaRue, Audie Murphy, Paul Newman, Chuck Courtney, Michael J. Pollard and Kris Kristofferson. Publisher: University of New Mexico Press - 1982
$18.00 – Iron Eyes Cody - The Proud American - by Iron Eyes Cody & Marietta Thompson is a big 8½ x 11 book on the Indian star covering his career, his films, and his life with over 150 photos included. Published in 1988 by Empire Publishing this hardcover book is available from our club for $18.00
$30.00 – Jack London: An American Life by Dr. Earle Labor - A revelatory look at the life of the great American author—and how it shaped his most beloved works. Jack London was born a working class, fatherless Californian in 1876. In his youth, he was a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling West Coast—an oyster pirate, a hobo, a sailor, and a prospector by turns. He spent his brief life rapidly accumulating the experiences that would inform his acclaimed bestselling books The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf. The bare outlines of his story suggest a classic rags-to-riches tale, but London the man was plagued by contradictions. He chronicled nature at its most savage, but wept helplessly at the deaths of his favorite animals. At his peak the highest paid writer in the United States, he was nevertheless forced to work under constant pressure for money. An irrepressibly optimistic crusader for social justice and a lover of humanity, he was also subject to spells of bitter invective, especially as his health declined. Branded by shortsighted critics as little more than a hack who produced a couple of memorable dog stories, he left behind a voluminous literary legacy, much of it ripe for rediscovery. In Jack London: An American Life, the noted Jack London scholar Earle Labor explores the brilliant and complicated novelist lost behind the myth—at once a hard-living globe-trotter and a man alive with ideas, whose passion for seeking new worlds to explore never waned until the day he died. Returning London to his proper place in the American pantheon, Labor resurrects a major American novelist in his full fire and glory. Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux Publish Date: 10/01/2013 – Supplier: B&T
$25.00 – James Arness - An Autobiography by James Arness with James E. Wise, Jr. - Foreword by Burt Reynolds - 86 photos, appendices, index, 248pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2013  James Arness was born May 26, 1923, in Minneapolis. He entered college just as World War II began and dreamed of being a naval aviator. It seemed as if every night his fraternity was having a party to send off a brother to the service. Young Arness got his interview with a naval flight program officer, but his hopes vanished as he was informed that his six foot seven inch height disqualified him automatically. He wrote his draft board asking that they call him up as soon as possible and so he ended up as a private in the famed Third Infantry Division where he earned a Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Because of his stature, he was chosen to be first off the landing craft (to test the depth of the water) when his division landed at Anzio, Italy. He was subsequently wounded by enemy machine gun fire and spent eighteen months recovering in overseas and stateside hospitals. Later his height would help him strike a commanding figure in the role of U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon of Dodge City. After Arness had toiled in Hollywood for a decade, John Wayne recommended him to CBS executives for the Gunsmoke part (after Wayne turned it down). As the principal performer of Gunsmoke for twenty years (1955–1975), the actor and the character took on mythic proportions—a born leader, honest and strong. Rare is the actor who has been cast in a role that so deeply fits his true self. James Arness gives the full story on his early years, his family, his military career and his film work in Hollywood, including appearances in the cult-favorite science fiction movies Them! and The Thing. He had a very long run on television’s Gunsmoke and a role in the miniseries How The West Was Won. His post-theatrical period is also covered. This is a republication in paperback of the 2001 edition—the long anticipated account of one of the icons of 20th–century television. He offers many anecdotes of interacting with the Gunsmoke family, such as Miss Kitty, Doc and Festus. His own work as a producer is covered. Throughout are previously unpublished photographs from the author’s collection. Appendices include comments by show biz colleagues and Gunsmoke alumni, and a sampling of letters received from his fans. Actor and fellow Gunsmoke performer Burt Reynolds has written a foreword to the book. About the Authors: The late James Arness lived in suburban Los Angeles with his wife Janet, where they were involved in various charity projects. #The late James E. Wise, Jr., a retired Navy captain in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 2013), wrote many books on history and the performing arts. He served as an intelligence officer aboard USS America during the 1967 Six Day War in the eastern Mediterranean and later in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War. McFarland also published a 344 page Large Print edition of this book which is available from our fan club for $39.95
$24.95 – James Best - Best In Hollywood: The Good, The Bad, And The Beautiful by James Best & Jim Clark - 320 Pages - Over 150 B&W Photos - Released: August 6, 2009 - Publisher: BearManor Media – James Best, Dukes of Hazzard's Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane, recounts his lengthy career in Hollywood and television. Illustrated with over 150 B&W photographs and full of anecdotes and remembrances stretching from his orphaned upbringing in Kentucky to his successful life on the silver screen, Dukes of Hazzard, and a little of everything in between! The sheriff of Hazzard County is finally gonna spill the beans about those darn Duke boys! Actor James Best's autobiography. He writes, "You can share with me the Golden Age of Hollywood, when movies had unequaled World Class. Now solidly in my eighties, I'm one of the few living actors who can hope to tell of the past glory and glamour of Hollywood as the industry really was way back when. "This was the Hollywood where I lived, loved, and worked during the time when she was the ruling queen. This was the time of a wonderful movie industry, where genuine actors and actresses created truly entertaining musicals, comedies, dramas, and action for an eager moviegoing public. "Even in those glorious golden days of Hollywood, my attempt to be a big winner was never all sunglasses and autographs. I tell how I survived in a sometimes cruel town where a lifelong dream can be fulfilled or broken in a heartbeat. I didn't escape without my share of scars. "I've written this book for those who might enjoy reading about the experiences of a very lucky ragtag orphan from Kentucky. I thank God for the opportunities given me. I was blessed to be adopted and to be given both a desire to work hard and, just as important, a love of fishing. I've been in a few scraps along the way, but I've done my level best to become a successful actor and to grow as a person. "If you're curious about the good, the bad, and the beautiful of Hollywood, including The Dukes of Hazzard and many other adventures-it's all in this book. I simply tell my story as I've lived it. I hope you enjoy it." 324 pages and illustrated. James Best appeared in many films, including Winchester '73 (1950), Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951), The Caine Mutiny (1954), and Forbidden Planet (1956). His extensive American television appearances include Wagon Train (three times), The Adventures of Kit Carson (twice as Henry Jordan), the Western anthology series Frontier (twice), Sheriff of Cochise, Pony Express, Rescue 8, Behind Closed Doors, The Texan, The Rebel, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Have Gun – Will Travel, Trackdown, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Tombstone Territory, Whispering Smith, Stagecoach West, The Twilight Zone episodes entitled "The Grave," "The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank," and "Jess-Belle," Wanted: Dead or Alive, Overland Trail, Bat Masterson, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Man and the Challenge, Combat!, The Mod Squad, I Spy, The Fugitive episode entitled "Terror At High Point", and In the Heat of the Night. KEYWORDS FOR ALLAN James Best, Dukes of Hazzard, Winchester '73, Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, The Caine Mutiny, Forbidden Planet, Wagon Train), The Adventures of Kit Carson, Frontier , Sheriff of Cochise, Pony Express, Rescue 8, Behind Closed Doors, The Texan, The Rebel, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Have Gun – Will Travel, Trackdown, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Tombstone Territory, Whispering Smith, Stagecoach West, The Twilight Zone, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Overland Trail, Bat Masterson, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Man and the Challenge, Combat!, The Mod Squad, I Spy, The Fugitive, In the Heat of the Night, Hollywood, cinema, films, movies, Westerns, Western, film, movie, actor, film history, television history, science fiction, biography, biographies, Source: Oldies
$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
$35.00 – Jeffrey Hunter - The Film, Television, Radio and Stage Performances by Paul Green - Foreword by Robert Wagner - 24 photos, filmography, appendix, notes, bibliography, index, 240pp. (6 x 9) 2014 - Jeffrey Hunter is best remembered today for his roles as half-breed Martin Pawley in John Ford’s classic western The Searchers (1956), as Jesus Christ in Nicholas Ray’s King of Kings (1961) and as Christopher Pike, the first captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, in the original Star Trek pilot. This work chronicles Hunter’s entire film and television career from his beginnings as a 20th Century–Fox contract player to his untimely death in 1969 at the age of 42. Fellow 20th Century–Fox contract player Robert Wagner provides the Foreword and contributes his memories of working with Hunter. Former vice president and head of Desilu Studios Herbert F. Solow discusses Hunter’s role in the original Star Trek pilot and Lloyd J. Schwartz shares his memories of being present at Hunter’s audition for the role of Mike Brady in The Brady Bunch (1969). Hunter’s “lost” film Strange Portrait (1966) is also discussed in detail and his radio and theatre career highlighted. About the Author: Paul Green has worked as an artist in the UK for Marvel, DC and World Distributors, among others, on titles such as Doctor Who, Buck Rogers, Alias Smith and Jones and Star Trek. The author of many books about television and film history, he lives in Rustburg, Virginia. Other Book(s) by Paul Green Available from McFarland: A History of Television’s The Virginian, 1962-1971, Jennifer Jones, Roy Huggins, Pete Duel
$38.00 -- Jesse James and the Movies by Johnny D. Boggs - photos, notes, bibliography, index – softcover (7 x 10) 2011 -- This illustrated filmography analyzes the plots and players of the more than forty motion pictures about the legendary Missouri outlaw Jesse James (1847-1882), from the silent era to the 21st century. Among the films and actors covered are Jesse James (1939) with Tyrone Power, Kansas Raiders (1950) with Audie Murphy, The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid (1972) with Robert Duvall, and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) with Brad Pitt. Each evaluation compares Hollywood’s version of history to the hard facts. A brief biography of the outlaw provides an overview of his life and career. Also examined are European films, made-for-television movies and continuing TV series that have featured Jesse James. About the Author: Johnny D. Boggs is an award-winning author of Western fact and fiction. In addition to his many novels, he has contributed extensively to such magazines as True West and Boys’ Life. A past president of the Western Writers of America, he is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico
$37.45 – Jimmy Wakely 55 Success Facts - Everything you need to know about Jimmy Wakely by Janice Heath - extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Jimmy Wakely's Early life, Career and Personal life. Description: 206 pages, 9.69 H x 7.44 W inches - Publisher: Emerge Pub Group Llc (06/11/2014) Supplier: Lightning Source Inc \ B&T
$16.95 – Jingle of the Silver Spurs: The Hopalong Cassidy Radio Program by Bernard A. Drew - Publisher: Bearmanor Media - Deep in the saddlebags that contain all the Hopalong Cassidy prose, motion picture, comic book and newspaper comic strip stories there are often-forgotten nuggets - 104 half-hour radio adventures which hold up as well today as when they were first broadcast in 1950-52. All of the episodes survive and are available in audiotape and MP3 formats to the avid collector or casual listener. Jingle of the Silver Spurs examines the Mutual and, later, CBS networks series, its background, its producers, its performers, its writers, its sponsors, its storylines, its merchandising in detail seldom seen in histories of old-time radio shows. Illustrations include rare advertisements, photographs and press kits. (01/30/2005) Supplier: Lightning Source Inc or Oldies
$39.95 – Jock Mahoney - The Life and Films of a Hollywood Stuntman by Gene Freese = 36 photos, filmography, notes, bibliography, index, 224pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2014 - Iowa-born Jock Mahoney was an elite athlete and U.S. Marines fighter pilot prior to falling into a film career. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest stuntmen in movie history, having taken leaps and bounds for Errol Flynn, John Wayne, Randolph Scott, and Gregory Peck. One of the first stuntmen to successfully move into acting, he was the popular star of the 1950s television westerns Range Rider and Yancy Derringer and twice played Tarzan on the big screen, presenting a memorable portrayal of an educated, articulate and mature jungle lord true to author Edgar Rice Burroughs’ original vision. Filming in real jungles around the world took a physical toll on Mahoney that transformed him from leading man to burly character actor. He had to overcome the effects of a stroke but true to his tough guy nature rose above it to resume his life’s many adventures. Mahoney was beloved by fans at conventions and appearances until his untimely demise in 1989 from a stroke-caused motor vehicle accident. About the Author: Gene Freese is a graduate of Purdue University and a former collegiate baseball player. He lives in Chandler, Arizona.
$39.95 – John Ford in Focus: Essays on the Filmmaker’s Life and Work - Edited by Kevin L. Stoehr and Michael C. Connolly - 46 photos, notes, bibliography, index, 244pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2008 McFarland - Best known for his enduring westerns (Stagecoach, The Searchers) and classic films (The Grapes of Wrath, The Quiet Man) American film director John Ford received an unprecedented four Academy Awards for Best Director over his lifetime. This collection of essays offers a comprehensive examination of Ford’s life and career, revealing the frequent intersections between Ford’s personal life and artistic vision. Part one provides an overview of Ford’s importance in the early development of cinema. Part two focuses on selected aspects of Ford’s personal life, specifically his genealogy, Irish heritage, and roots in the coastal community of Portland, Maine. Part three situates Ford’s films within a broader cultural and intellectual context, exploring theories that explain why Ford’s movies have sparked such interest, debate, and enjoyment among Hollywood film critics and the general cinema community. About the Authors: Kevin L. Stoehr is associate professor of humanities at Boston University and lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Michael C. Connolly is associate professor of history at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine.
$39.95 – John Ford’s Westerns: A Thematic Analysis, with a Filmography by William Darby - 22 photos, notes, bibliographies, index (6 x 9)  McFarland. John Ford’s early Westerns reflect an optimistic view of society and individual capacity; as his thematic vision evolved, he became more resigned to the limitations of humanity. His thematic evolution was evident in other films, but was best shown in his Westerns, with their stark depictions of the human condition. Ford’s sound Westerns and his major silent films are compared in this work, revealing how his creative genius changed over time. A complete filmography of Ford’s Westerns is also provided. About the Author: William Darby is the author of several books on cinema. He teaches English at Wayne County Community College and Henry Ford Community College in Detroit, Michigan.
$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
- Actor, Artist, Hero – by
Richard D. McGhee – ISBN 978-0-7864-0752-1
51 photos, filmography, index - 399pp. Softcover edition published in 1999 by McFarland of 1990 hardcover. After the death of Marion Morrison, known as John Wayne, in 1979, President Jimmy Carter said that Wayne "was bigger than life. In an age of few heroes, he was the genuine article. But he was more than a hero; he was a symbol of many of the qualities that made America great." The first section of this study concentrates on Wayne’s style of work and sphere of action as an actor: The man who works for a living and is concerned with his audience and the constraints of his immediate environment. The second section examines the artist: the man who lives in his art, who disappears into his character as an archetype of human fears and desires. Analyses of films that have made Wayne a hero are presented in the third section. A comprehensive filmography and numerous photographs are included. About the Author: Richard D. McGhee lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
-- The John Wayne Filmography – by Fred
Landesman - ISBN 978-0-7864-3252-3
120 photos, appendices, bibliography, index -448pp. softcover (7 x 10) Softcover edition published by McFarland in 2007 of earlier 2004 hardcover.Decades after his death, annual Gallop polls reveal that Marion Morrison is still firmly implanted among the top-ten favorite motion picture celebrities and American heroes. Most of us know this box office star as John Wayne. This comprehensive volume covers his expansive film career, from 1926 to 1976. Listed in alphabetical order are entries on films such as Angel and the Badman and Noah’s Ark that exemplify the more than 170 films that the actor worked on. Each entry includes the film’s date, run time, cast and crew credits, reviews, and a synopsis. Also under each entry is a special section devoted to rare information and interesting details such as where the productions were shot, budgets, costs, salaries, box-office performance, alternate casting and what competition existed for the moviegoer audience. Also included in this reference work are over 650 capsule biographies of the talent that shared the screen with the actor and worked on the productions, and over 800 contemporary reviews and commentary from such diverse sources as The New York Times, Hollywood Reporter, and Life Magazine. There is a series of five helpful Appendices: Appendix A lists films by order of their release dates; Appendix B lists Wayne’s fellow actors and colleagues and tells under which entry the relevant capsule biography may be located; Appendix C offers specific review information for the films; Appendix D provides facts on the biggest box office films; and Appendix E details the most popular films on television.About the Author: Employed by Boeing for almost a decade, the late Fred Landesman worked in the Program area for the International Space Station project. He authored numerous articles for film journals and served as the primary research source for an Arts & Entertainment biography on John Wayne. He lived in Chatsworth, California.
$20.00 – John Wayne Movie Posters at Auction by Bruce Hershenson - The most unbelievable collection of John Wayne U.S. one-sheets ever assembled! Virtually EVERY one-sheet known to exist, including the original release and ALL known re-releases! The auction also included some ultra-rare lobby cards and glass slides from many of Wayne's 1930s westerns, and was the auction catalog for our 2003 mega-auction! The full-color catalog was self published in 2004.
$4.00 – John Wayne Paper Dolls – 1981 - by Tom Tierney – This book was printed over 30 years ago in brilliant color on heavy card stock. It contains two John Wayne paper dolls and 31 crisply drawn costumes from 31 of his great movies. From The Big Trail (1930) to Randy Rides Alone(19334) to Stagecoach (1939) on up to The Shootist (1976) all periods of his career are represented. This is a large 9 ¼ x 12 ¼ book published by Dover Publications.
$35.00 – John Wayne: Prophet of the American Way Of Life - by Emanuel Levy (399 pages - hardcover) Published in 1988 by Scarecrow
$25.00 – John Wayne: The All-American Hero Paperback – 1986 - by Mario DeMarco (Author and Publisher) Many photos, filmography. Emphasis in this book is on his early years with Columbia, Warner Brothers, Monogram, Mascot, and Republic.
$14.99 --John Wayne: The Genuine Article by Michael Goldman, Jimmy Carter, Ethan Wayne Publisher: Insight Editions Publish Date: 05/12/2015 -John Wayne: The Genuine Article provides readers a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most iconic movie stars of all time through a treasure trove of memorabilia, stories, and interviews. This definitive book includes anecdotes from the Wayne family as well as incredibly compelling text from Wayne's unfinished memoir. Important milestones in the Academy Award-winning actor, director, and producer's life are also well documented here through anecdotes and photos from the John Wayne Enterprises' collection. The story of John Wayne's rise, reach, and influence in American culture is alive and well in this brilliant opus. With a foreword by Jimmy Carter and a preface by his son Ethan Wayne,John Wayne: The Genuine Article presents the complete story of how an ordinary man became a top box office draw for six decades, and a larger-than-life Icon known simply as the Duke. Previously published in an expanded coffee-table edition, this reprint makes John Wayne’s moving biography available to a wider audience. Supplier: PGW
$18.95 – John Wayne's Way: Life Lessons from the Duke by Douglas Brode - Publisher: Twodot - Publish Date: 10/07/2014 - In John Wayne's Way, author Doug Brode explores the film legacy of the Duke and provides commentary on the lessons learned from the archetypes of the West and American manhood Wayne displayed on the silver screen. Brode summarizes 100 Wayne films and then provides a life lesson from each performance. Complete with quotes and photographs from the movies, these pithy lessons will be appealing to John Wayne fans and Western film buffs. Supplier: Globe Pequot Press \ B&T
$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)
$20.00 – Johnny Cash: The Life (Paperback) by Robert Hilburn (2014) In this, the definitive biography of an American legend, Robert Hilburn conveys the unvarnished truth about a musical superstar. Johnny Cash's extraordinary career stretched from his days at Sun Records with Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis to the remarkable creative last hurrah, at age 69, that resulted in the brave, moving "Hurt" video. As music critic for the Los Angeles Times, Hilburn knew Cash throughout his life: he was the only music journalist at the legendary Folsom Prison concert in 1968, and he interviewed both Cash and his wife June Carter just months before their deaths. Drawing upon a trove of never-before-seen material from the singer's inner circle, Hilburn creates an utterly compelling, deeply human portrait of a towering figure in country music, a seminal influence in rock, and an icon of American popular culture. Hilburn's reporting shows the astonishing highs and deep lows that marked the journey of a man of great faith and humbling addiction who throughout his life strove to use his music to lift people's spirits. - Publisher: Back Bay Books – Supplier: Little Brown & Co / B&T - 679 pages : 9.25 H x 1.50 D x 6.00 W inches 1.68 lbs. .A hardcover edition is also available for $32.00
$25.00 – Johnny Mack Brown: Up Close and Personal – by Bobby J. Copeland (2005) 156 pages - Publisher: Empire Publishing, Inc.; - Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9 x 11.2 inches - Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces – Covers his football, film, and real-life experiences. Writen with the assistance of the Brown family. Many rare photos. Complete filmography. Extensive quotes by Johnny, his family, and his peers. Thoroughly researched through over 70 years of documents.
$39.95 – Jolly Della Pringle: Star of the Western Stage by Charles E. Lauterbach - 20 photos, notes, bibliography, index, 236pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2015 - The story of American repertory theatre actress Jolly Della Pringle (1870–1952) is an odyssey of travel, adventure, drama, romance and many changes in fortune. Pringle was a major star to the people in the gold fields, cow towns, logging camps, military forts and rural communities of the West and Midwest during the decades before and after the turn of the 20th century. She knew most of the famous performers of her day, including Buffalo Bill Cody, Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Douglas Fairbanks and Gloria Swanson. Before serial marriage was common in show business, the seldom single Della Pringle married and divorced five times. Here for the first time is Pringle’s saga, covering her rise from a teenage hotel maid to the magnificently gowned star of her own theatrical company, her amassing of a fortune, her coast to coast fame and her appearances in Mack Sennett’s Keystone Kops comedies. About the Author: The director of nearly 100 plays, musicals and operas, Charles E. Lauterbach is a retired Boise State University professor of theatre arts and a founding member of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Michigan State Performing Arts Company. He lives in Boise, Idaho.
$14.95 -- Josey Wales by Forrest Carter - this volume includes the full text of the two great wwestern novels written by the late Mr. Carter (a part-blood Cherokee who was the "Storyteller" of the Cherokee Nations). Gone To Texas and The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales were the two books that became the basis for the story filmed as The Outlaw Josey Wales in 1976. This combined book was published by the University of New Mexico Press in 1989.
$29.99 – Ken Maynard: The Fiddling Buckaroo – 1999 - written and published by the late Mario DeMarco – 100 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 – Over 150 photos – Biogrphies of both Ken and Kermit Maynard, filmography, and more..
$25.00 -- Kid Kowboys: Juveniles in Western Films by Bob Nareau - Here is everything you ever wanted to know about those delightful and telented youngsters who appeared in the early Western movies. More than 70 juvenile actors are featured including Armida, Noah Beery Jr., Bobby Blake, Junior Coghlan, Tommy Cook, Mary Lee, Sammy McKim, Mickey Rooney, Jane Withers, Sugar Dawn, Dick Jones, Billy Gray, Buzz henry, Betsy King Ross and many more! - Publisher:Empire Publishing, Incorporated - Publication date:09/28/2003 – Pages:128, Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches, Shipping Weight: 1 pound
$25.00 USED - King Cowboy: Tom Mix and the Movies by Robert S. Birchard – 280 page book that contains a complete survey of the motion picture career of Tom Mix. His 270 films from The Trimming of Paradise Gulch in 1910 to The Miracle Rider in 1935 are documented with full production and screen credits, contemporary reviews, and plot summaries. Includes hundreds of photographs. Published by Riverwood Press.
$29.95 – King Of The Cowboys, Queen Of The West: Roy Rogers And Dale Evans by Ray White - Publisher: Popular Press of Bowling Green State - Publish Date: 10/25/2005 - For more than sixty years, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans personified the romantic, mythic West that America cherished well into the modern age. Blazing a trail through every branch of the entertainment industry—radio, film, recordings, television, and even comic books—the couple capitalized on their attractive personas and appealed to the nation's belief in family values, an independent spirit, community.King of the Cowboys, Queen of the West presents these two celebrities in the most comprehensive and inclusive account to date. Part narrative, part reference, this impeccably researched, highly accessible survey spans the entire scope of Rogers's and Evans's careers, illuminating and celebrating their place in twentieth-century American popular culture. Following the pair through each stage of their professional and personal trajectories, author Raymond E. White explores the unique alchemy of the singing cowboy and his free-spirited yet feminine partner. In a dual biography, he shows how Rogers and Evans carefully husbanded their public image and—of particular note—incorporated their Christian faith into their performances. And in a series of exhaustive appendixes, he documents their contributions to each medium they worked in. Testifying to both the breadth and the longevity of their careers, the book includes radio logs, discographies, filmographies, and comicographies that will delight historians and collectors alike. With its engaging tone and meticulous research, King of the Cowboys, Queen of the West is bound to become the definitive source on the lives of these two great American icons. Supplier: University of Wisconsin Press - Physical Description: 530 pages. : 9.75 H x 1.25 D x 7.00 W inches 2.10 lbs.
$39.95 – Ladies of the Western - Interviews with Fifty-One More Actresses from the Silent Era to the Television Westerns of the 1950s and 1960s by Michael G. Fitzgerald and Boyd Magers - Forewords by Kathryn Adams, Mala Powers, and Marion Shilling - 150 photos, index, 336pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2006  This work features interviews with 51 leading ladies who starred in B-westerns, A-westerns, and television westerns. Some were well-known and others were not, but they all have fascinating stories to tell and they talk candidly about their careers and the many difficulties that went along with their jobs. Back then, conditions were often severe, locations were often harsh, and pay was often minimal. The actresses were sometimes the only females on location and they had to provide their own wardrobe and do their own make-up, as well as discourage the advances of over-affectionate co-stars. Despite these difficulties, most of the women interviewed for this agree that they had fun. Claudia Barrett, Virginia Carroll, Francis Dee, Lisa Gaye, Marie Harmon, Kathleen Hughes, Linda Johnson, Ruta Lee, Colleen Miller, Gigi Perreau, Ann Rutherford, Ruth Terry, and June Vincent are among the 51 actresses interviewed. About the Authors: The late Michael G. Fitzgerald was an accountant and the organizer of the annual Universal Players Reunion. He lived in El Dorado, Arkansas. Boyd Magers, president of Video West, has contributed to scores of magazines and several television documentaries. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
$25.00 – Lash LaRue, King of the Bullwhip by Chuck Thornton and David Rothel. We have a very limited supply of the 1988 8½ by 11 hardcover edition of this book published by Empire. This edition has additional material by David Rothel plus most everything that was in Chuck's original book. 159 pages with over 150 photos
$39.95 -- Last of the Cowboy Heroes - The Westerns of Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and Audie Murphy – by Robert Nott -Foreword by Budd Boetticher -ISBN 978-0-7864-2261-6 - 60 photos, filmographies, bibliography, index - 205pp. softcover (7 x 10) published in 2005 by McFarland of earlier 2000 hardcover. In the world of Western films, Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and Audie Murphy have frequently been overlooked in favor of names like Roy Rogers and John Wayne. Yet these three actors played a crucial role in the changing environment of the post-World War II Western, and, in the process, made many excellent middle-budget films that are still a pleasure to watch. This account of these three Western stars’ careers begins in 1946, when Scott and McCrea committed themselves to the Western roles they would play for nearly twenty years. Murphy, who also joined them in 1946, would continue his Western career for a few years after his cohorts rode into the film sunset. Arranged chronologically, and balanced among the three actors, the text concludes with Audie Murphy’s last Western in 1967. Covering both the personal and professional lives of these three Hollywood cowboys, the book provides both their stories and the story of a Hollywood whose attitude toward the Western was in a time of transition and transformation. The text is complemented by 60 photographs and a filmography for each of the three.About the Author: Robert Nott is an arts and entertainment writer for The Santa Fe New Mexican. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
$35.00 – Lawmen in Scarlet: An Annotated Guide to Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Print and Performance by Bernard A. Drew (Scaraecrow Press hardcover 1990) This book looks at more than 500 fictional works featuring the rugged Mounties, overlapping such genres as Westerns, romances and mysteries. Entries provide author biographies, publication data and plot summaries. Major authors covered include James B. Hendryx, Alissa Craig, William Byron Mowery, Laurie York Erskine, Ralph Connor, James Oliver Curwood, and Ian Anderson. The author provides plot summaries, casts, and credits for about 225 films. The illustrated text is intended as a reference and collectors' guide. For those researching Canadian popular fiction, entries are keyed to listings and critical discussion in more than thirty other reference works. Also included are miscellaneous Big Little Books, comic books, comic strips, TV and radio shows, operas, stage dramas, and musicals.
$39.95 – Lee Marvin - His Films and Career by Robert J. Lentz - 76 photos, bibliography, index, 238 pages, (7 x 10) 2006 [McFarland] Lee Marvin did not receive his first starring film role until he was 40, but in three short years—following the successes of Cat Ballou (for which he won the Academy Award as Best Actor), The Professionals and especially The Dirty Dozen—he was the most popular film actor in America. Marvin was a fascinating man, a loving husband and father, and one of the most natural, effective actors of his time. This is a comprehensive reference of the Oscar-winning actor’s work. It includes biographical information on Marvin, an analysis of each of his 64 movies, chapters on his two television shows (M Squad and Lawbreaker), a listing of his television appearances, and a complete filmography (which includes video availability). The work is supplemented with dozens of photographs and film stills. About the Author: Robert J. Lentz works in the fields of movie distribution and theater management, and also reviews films for print and radio media. His website is filmbobbery.com. He lives in Randolph, New Jersey.
$19.95 – Lee Van Cleef – Best of the Bad - by Michael G. Mcglasson, Foreword by Mike Malloy - Pub. Date: November 2010 - Publisher: BearManor Media - Format: Paperback , 90pp - ISBN- 9781593936174 This book explores the life and career of this great actor, a man with unbounded talent and a heart of finely-polished gold. Through interviews and numerous sources, Best of the Bad reveals the real Lee Van Cleef and discusses his roles in For A Few Dollars More, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, and Day of Anger, along with chapters on mythic archetypes and historical gunfighters and bounty hunters.
$29.95 – Lee Van Cleef - A Biographical, Film and Television Reference by Mike Malloy - photos, appendices, bibliography, index, 204 pages, (6 x 9) 2005 [McFarland] Cult film star Lee Van Cleef began his movie career in Hollywood, appearing as evil-eyed villains in such 1950s and ’60s Westerns as High Noon, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and How the West was Won. But Van Cleef didn’t achieve full-blown fame until he began starring in Spaghetti Westerns overseas. He played opposite Clint Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and For a Few Dollars More before becoming a tough-guy star in his own right. By the 1980s, Van Cleef was aging and in weakened health, but he still managed to give thrilling performances in such films as Escape from New York and in a weekly martial-arts TV series, The Master.Film-by-film and show-by-show, this work fully details Van Cleef’s career. Each movie entry includes cast and credits, studio, running times, year of release, a plot synopsis and a brief overview of Van Cleef’s role. The background of the ABC series The Master is then given, followed by an episode guide that provides airdate, cast and credits, a synopsis and a comment on the episode. Comprehensive information on Van Cleef’s other appearances in television concludes the work. About the Author: Film journalist Mike Malloy has contributed movie-related feature articles for such publications as Cult Movies Magazine, Stumped? Magazine, Marietta Daily Journal, Entertainment Today, Star Trek Communicator, and NoHo>LA. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
$10.00 – The Legend of Grizzly Adams and Kodiak Jack by Thomas L. Tedrow - Published by Family Vision Press, 1993, Grizzly Adams and his bear return to battle a band of renegades set on terrorizing settlers. Grizzly is joined by his teenage nephew from Boston and together they thwart the efforts of the wilderness terrorists. Description: 223 pages, 8.50 H x 1.00 D x 6.00 W inches 1.50 lbs. USED
$15.00 – The Legend of Zorro – 1991 - by Bill Yenne - This book is for the Fans of the New World Zorro aka "Family Channel Zorro". If you like Duncan Regehr this is the one for you. Lot of photos and fan details and episode guides. This series was filmed in Spain and it even shows how they built the sets and guest stars bios. The ultimate Zorro book. On this television series. Published in 1991 by Mallard – out of print so only used copies are available from our fan club.
$39.95 -- The Legendary Lydecker Brothers [Paperback] by Jan Alan Henderson - Theodore and Howard Lydecker worked in the Hollywood film industry long before the advent of computer generated imagery (CGI). In those days, exciting and realistic action scenes had to be filmed in real time. Known throughout the industry as the "Miniature Men," they were in fact giants in their field of creating detailed scale model ships, trains, planes, and automobiles. While these carefully crafted models performed on large-scale landscapes or backlot water tanks, all manner of mayhem and chaos would be inflicted upon them as the cameras rolled at carefully calculated film speeds. The Lydeckers produced some of the most thrilling and authentic action sequences on a shoestring budget. Primarily remembered for their outstanding visual effects in the Republic Pictures cliffhanger serials, they were often required (it was their job) to enhance the studio's feature films. When the script called for spectacular destruction, the Lydeckers delivered on screen production value with economy the executives of the other picture studios could only imagine. This book presents an overview and some illustrated remembrances of the "Legendary Lydecker Brothers" and their outstanding contribution to special visual effects. # 196 pages - Publisher: CreateSpace (July 28, 2010)
$19.95 – Lest We Forget: The John Ford Stock Company (2013) by Bill Levy - John Ford (1894-1973) directed scores of memorable movies that feature countless scenes that linger in one's memory. He is the only director to have won four Best Director Academy Awards, for The Informer (1935), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), and The Quiet Man (1952). There have been many biographies and film studies of John Ford and his motion pictures. There has never been a single volume devoted to the stock company of actors and actresses who worked for him, some continually, many intermittently, from his silent westerns of the 'teens to his final films of the 1960s. This book spotlights 112 members of Ford's fluid repertory company and includes a mini-chapter on each member of the troupe. And it was a diverse group. One wrote three books on the Baha'i Faith religion; another boxed the heavyweight champion of the world to a draw; one eloped with Loretta Young when she was seventeen; one participated in the Yukon gold rush; a photograph of one player's ear is the clublogo for a professional wrestling association; another taught Lucy how to jitterbug; one was a legendary undercover agent for the OSS in France during World War II; another was a member of the advisory board to the Bank of America concerning loans to the studios; two were rodeo world champions. All of them, from obscure bit players to barely-remembered character actors to legendary film stars, made substantial contributions to Ford's movie legacy. Bill Levy is the author of John Ford: A Bio-Bibliography and Beyond the Beach: The Wit and Wisdom of Nevil Shute. He has been writing his "Forgotten Gems" column on films of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s for New Jersey's monthly senior publication, Fifty Plus, since 2001. He lives in Mendham, New Jersey. For further information, see his website: www.BillLevyShares.com. – 260 pages - Publisher: BearManor Media - Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches – Source: Amazon
$39.95 – The Life and Legend of Tom Mix by Paul E. Mix is a 200 page book first published by A.S. Barnes in 1972 written by a relative of the cowboy star. The first half of the book tells of Tom Mix's first thirty years. Thee second half of the book covers the last thirty years of the actor's life. Very limited supply.
$6.99 – The Life of Roy Rogers: American Legends by Charles River Editors - Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub - Publish Date: 05/29/2014 - “I did pretty good for a guy who never finished high school and used to yodel at square dances.” – Roy Rogers = A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors’ American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America’s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. In the early 20th century, Westerns were one of the most popular genres in Hollywood, and one of the young stars at the forefront was Roy Rogers, who had come from an Ohio farm to transform himself into a cowboy. Regardless of his background, Rogers certainly looked the part of the quintessential cowboy, along with his wife Dale Evans and his horse Trigger. His versatile singing and acting abilities made him successful both on radio and on the screen. Rogers came of age at a time when the “singing cowboy” was at the apex of his popularity, and that was favorable because he actually got his start in show business as a singer. In the early ‘30s, he bounced around several groups as a country music singer before earning national attention as a member of the Sons of the Pioneers, who were signed to Decca and had a couple of hits. As a result, when he first appeared in movies in 1935, it was usually in bit roles that required singing, but when Gene Autry threatened to quit acting in 1938, Rogers was viewed as a suitable replacement for lead roles. As it turned out, he became the premiere “singing cowboy” in Autry’s stead, and from 1939-1954, he was one of the Top 10 Western stars in Hollywood, and a Top 10 movie star overall during some of those years. As Rogers evolved into the “King of the Cowboys”, he became a pop culture icon, and he was shrewd enough to capitalize on his image. All sorts of Roy Rogers merchandise hit stores, from action figures to comic strips, and Rogers even banked on the popularity of his horse Trigger by featuring him enough to make the horse a household name as well. Even today, people can find the name Roy Rogers all over the place, if only because he eventually had his name lent to a popular fast food chain in later years. Even as his movie career inevitably tailed off, Rogers remained popular enough to host a television show in the ‘60s with his wife, and though it was only on for a short while, the show’s theme song, “Happy Trails”, is still well-known today. Rogers continued to appear on television and was involved with a production company in later years, the capstone on a career that saw him earn 3 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and induction into both the Western Performers Hall of Fame and Country Music Hall of Fame. American Legends: The Life of Roy Rogers chronicles the life and career of one of America’s most famous actors. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the “King of the Cowboys” like never before, in no time at all.
$29.95 – LIFE Unseen: Johnny Cash: An Illustrated Biography With Rare and Never-Before-Seen Photographs ( 2013 Hardcover – 192 pages) by Editors of Life - LIFE partners with Sony Music Entertainment and its vast archive of photography to launch a new series of special books: LIFE Unseen, surprising looks at some of our most legendary stars. We kick off the series with Johnny Cash, who passed away 10 years ago, but it seems like he has never left us. There have been iconic American performers whose lives seemed even larger than their stage personas. Then there was Johnny Cash, unique and-yes-transcendent. He is seen as a country singer, but he is also in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Gospel Hall of Fame. Coming out of Arkansas, rebellious and an early adherent of rockabilly (he was part of Sun Studios' Million Dollar Quartet, along with Elvis, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis), he found his audience. Cash was also a TV star and he formed supergroups with other top recording artists. Movies were made about the Man in Black, and he would have been calcified as a "legend" had he not been so genuine. LIFE was at its apex when Cash "arrived," and this special volume includes that great photography, interviews with Cash and his family-as well as his soul mate, June Carter Cash, in a special section-and, of course, the never-before-seen imagery. Johnny Cash lives on through his eternal music and personal story-and through this tribute that presents, perhaps even reveals, the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, as you've never seen him. - Publisher: Time Home Entertainment Inc \ B&T
$12.95 – Lone Pine in the Movies: Celebrating Republic's 75th Anniversary  Over a period of 25 years Republic Pictures produced some of the most action-packed Westerns, serials and adventure films ever made. A number of the best-including Republic's first release, Westward Ho (1935)-were shot in Lone Pine. This jumbo-sized edition of Lone Pine in the Movies pays homage to the studio's output with a group of fact-filled, profusely illustrated articles written by a Who's Who of distinguished film historians including Richard W. Bann, William K. Everson, Ed Hulse, Chris Langley, Don Miller, and Samuel M. Sherman. 108 pages - Publisher: Riverwood Press
$7.99 – The Lone Ranger by Elizabetn Rudnick – paperback - Publisher: Disney Press / B&T - Publish Date: 05/21/2013 -Overview: After John Reid is ambushed and left for dead by the evil Butch Cavendish and his gang, he is rescued by Tonto—a Comanche Indian warrior—who transforms John from a man of the law into a man of legend. Now known as The Lone Ranger, John forms an unlikely duo with Tonto to save the railroad and to stop Cavendish and his band of outlaws before it's too late!
$5.99 – The Lone Ranger by Steffi Fletcher – illustrated by E. Joseph Dreany (hardcover) Publisher: Golden Books B&T - Publish Date: 05/14/2013 - In this classic Little Golden Book originally published in 1956, The Lone Ranger and Tonto help a young boy find his missing brother--and end up capturing a bunch of bandits! For little cowboys ages 2 to 6.
$16.99 – The Lone Ranger & Tonto 1: Blood Relations (Paperback Graphic Novel) by Brett Matthews, Sergio Cariello, Vatche Mavlian, Jonathan M. Abrams, Neil Turitz - Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 02/08/2011 - Collecting The Lone Ranger & Tonto one-shot adventures written by Brett Matthews and Jon Abrams with art by Mario Guevara, Vatche Mavlian, and others. Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors
$45.00 – The Lone Ranger: Behind the Mask by Michael Singer, Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski – hardcover - Publisher: Insight Editions B&T - Publish Date: 07/03/2013 - Bringing The Long Ranger to the big screen was an epic odyssey for all involved, plagued by freak weather conditions, unforgiving terrain, and a never-ending stream of logistical nightmares. Nevertheless, the hardy crew, led by director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer - both veterans of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies - persevered to deliver a hugely ambitious and breathlessly entertaining blockbuster that defies all expectations. The Lone Ranger: Behind the Mask tells the gripping story of this fraught yet fulfilling journey and the people who made it happen, from stars Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp, to the costumes designers, makeup artists, production designers, and other key crew members. Taking in the dust-blown sets in Albuquerque, the epic vistas of Monument Valley, and the sound stages of Los Angeles, this is the complete story of a truly epic production augmented by stunning photography and concept art, along with candid snapshots from the crew. Also featuring afterwords by Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, an introduction by Gore Verbinski, and a special photo foreword from Jerry Bruckheimer, The Lone Ranger: Behind the Mask is the ultimate companion to the film of 2013.
$19.99 – The Lone Ranger: Lines Not Crossed (Hardcover Graphic Novel) by Brett Matthews, Sergio Cariello, Paul Pope, John Cassaday - Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 08/15/2008 - In "Lines Not Crossed" (issues #7-11) the thrilling adventures of The Lone Ranger and Tonto continue from writer Brett Matthews, art director John Cassaday, and interior artist Sergio Cariello (along with colorist Marcelo Pinto) as the masked man and his Indian companion find themselves in-between frontier justice and a condemned man...all while continuing to make things difficult for Cavendish - who's becoming more unhinged by the actions of this "lone" ranger! - Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors
$16.99 – The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron by Chuck Dixon & Esteve Polls (artist) – Overview: The Lone Ranger and Tonto ride once again in this classic western tale set against the cruel backdrop of winter on the badlands of North Texas. Acting alone, the Ranger takes it upon himself to stand in the way of Kiowa war parties who have broken from their reservation in Oklahoma. If the renegades make it far enough into Texas and meet up with their Comanche brothers, then the entire Lone Star State will become a battlefield! Gunfights, chases, packs of wolves, murderous Comancheros, cavalry charges, daring escapes, treachery, and the wildest animal ever to roam the Wild West all feature in this ripping yarn of frontier justice with the most famous fictional lawman of them all. - Chuck Dixon has written most of comic books' legendary characters from Batman and Robin to Superman and the Punisher - Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment BT - Publish Date: 05/14/2013 – Graphic Novel /B&T
$4.99 – The Lone Ranger: Vendetta – Paperback – by Howard Hopkins - Publisher: Moonstone B&T – Overview: The Masked Man in a brand-new adventure! From out of the past comes a mysterious killer systematically murdering anyone with a connection to the Masked Rider of the Plains former identity. When all signs point to Butch Cavendish, a man long dead, The Lone Ranger finds himself trapped in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the life of his faithful Indian companion hanging in the balance!
$15.99 – The Lone Ranger 1: Vindicated (Paperback Graphic Novel) Justin Gray, Rey Villegas - Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 09/29/2015 - The Lone Ranger and Tonto are called to the town of Red Mesa to help capture a vicious gang of thieves. However, things are not what they seem as the masked man and his faithful companion find themselves entangled in a mystery and surrounded by killers. Meanwhile, a woman named Fiona Doyle has captured the Lone Ranger's heart... but his feelings might place him and Tonto at greater risk! - Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors
$19.99 – The Lone Ranger / Zorro: the Death of Zorro by Ande Parks, Esteve Polls, Simon Bowland, Oscar Manuel Martin, Alex Ross – Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 02/21/2012 – The legendary masked crime-fighter, Zorro, now in his sixties, has hung up his cape and sword. Living on a peaceful ranch in the new state of California, Don Diego tends to his cattle, breaks horses, and enjoys the company of his wife. When a renegade band of Confederate bushwhackers attack a nearby Indian settlement, though, Don Diego cannot just stand by and let innocents be slaughtered. Zorro heads back into action again... for the last time! Guest starring another legendary masked lawman - The Lone Ranger! Collecting the entire five-issue series, along with bonus material and a complete cover gallery. Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors \ B&T
$3.00 – The Lone Ranger #1 – by Fran Striker – This 181 page book was first published in 1938. It is the first book ever published on the all time greatest masked man and is written by Fran Striker who was one of the creators of the legend of the most famous of all masked men. This edition was published over 40 years ago in 1975 by Pinnacel Books. Was $5.00
$19.99 – The Lone Ranger 3 (Hardcover Graphic Novel) by Brett Matthews, Sergio Cariello, John Cassaday - Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 07/01/2009 - The thrilling adventures of The Lone Ranger and Tonto continue from writer Brett Matthews, art director John Cassaday, and interior artist Sergio Cariello (along with colorist Macelo Pinto)! Collects The Lone Ranger #12-17. This limited hardcover printing also features a complete Cassaday cover gallery! - Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors - Paperback Edition is also available for $14.99 aand contains issues #12-16
$19.99 – The Lone Ranger 4: Resolve (Paperback Graphic Novel) by Brett Matthews and Sergio Cariello - Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 01/10/2012 - The Ranger and Tonto head for their final confrontation with the villainy that is Butch Cavendish. Along the way, love is found, life is lost, and the Ranger learns the true meaning of "Resolve". Collects issues #17-24, along with a complete cover gallery by artist John Cassaday. - Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors
$19.99 – The Lone Ranger 5: Hard Country (Paperback Graphic Novel) by Ande Parks & Esteve Polls - Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 09/11/2012 - It's been two months since Lone Ranger and Tonto hit the trails of the old west, looking for injustice. They've found plenty. Now, they come across settlers who have been victimized in a way that stirs memories in John Reid. It's loss, vengeance, and redemption as pioneer idealism meets the reality of hard life on the prairie! Continuing and expanding on Dynamite's past Lone Ranger series, with new writer Ande Parks at the helm, this epic six-part story (The Lone Ranger Volume 2 #1-6) will test the mettle of the west's most legendary heroes.- Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors
$19.99 – The Lone Ranger 6: Native Ground (Paperback Graphic Novel) by Ande Parks & Esteve Polls - Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 09/17/2013 - Every Lone Ranger fan knows the origin of the West's most iconic hero: John Reid was discovered, near death after an ambush that killed his father and brother, by the lone Indian brave Tonto. Until now, the question of how and why Tonto came to be roaming the west alone has gone unanswered. "Native Ground" provides those answers. For the first time, in an epic tale of tragic loss and redemption, Tonto's past will be revealed. A legendary friendship will be redefined, and blood will soak the dirt of the native grounds of the old west. Collecting issues #7-12 of The Lone Ranger Volume 2, plus all Francesco Francavilla's covers, in one volume. - Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors
$19.99 – The Lone Ranger 8: The Long Road Home (Paperback Graphic Novel) by Ande and Esteve Polls - Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 12/30/2014 - The legend of the Lone Ranger and Tonto lives on, in two-fisted tales from the Old West! Thrill to the famous masked man's adventures as he avenges the cold-blooded murder of Abilene marshal Tom "Bear River" Smith, rescues a stranded wagon and its precious cargo from a deadly Colorado blizzard, saves an elderly rainmaker from a lynch mob during a season of drought, pursues a high-strung outlaw after a botched bank heist, foils the train robbery by a war-obsessed Chiricahua renegade, and averts the starvation of an Arapaho tribe after pleasure-seekers hunt their only food source - the American buffalo - to near extinction. Also, Tonto takes center stage in a origin story that proves that a rider is only as good as his horse, as his escape from Fort Garland leads to a fateful first encounter with his trusty stead, Scout. Collects issues #19-25 of the comic book series, The Lone Ranger (Volume Two), complete with an art gallery by Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie). Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors
$16.99 – The Lone Ranger & Tonto 1: Blood Relations (Paperback Graphic Novel) by Brett Matthews, Sergio Cariello, Vatche Mavlian, Jonathan M. Abrams, Neil Turitz - Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 02/08/2011 - Collecting The Lone Ranger & Tonto one-shot adventures written by Brett Matthews and Jon Abrams with art by Mario Guevara, Vatche Mavlian, and others. Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors
$45.00 – The Lone Ranger: Behind the Mask (Hardcover) by Michael Singer, Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski - Publisher: Insight Editions / Incredibuilds - Publish Date: 07/03/2013 - Bringing The Long Ranger to the big screen was an epic odyssey for all involved, plagued by freak weather conditions, unforgiving terrain, and a never-ending stream of logistical nightmares. Nevertheless, the hardy crew, led by director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer - both veterans of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies - persevered to deliver a hugely ambitious and breathlessly entertaining blockbuster that defies all expectations. The Lone Ranger: Behind the Mask tells the gripping story of this fraught yet fulfilling journey and the people who made it happen, from stars Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp, to the costumes designers, makeup artists, production designers, and other key crew members. Taking in the dust-blown sets in Albuquerque, the epic vistas of Monument Valley, and the sound stages of Los Angeles, this is the complete story of a truly epic production augmented by stunning photography and concept art, along with candid snapshots from the crew. Also featuring afterwords by Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, an introduction by Gore Verbinski, and a special photo foreword from Jerry Bruckheimer, The Lone Ranger: Behind the Mask is the ultimate companion to the most exciting film of 2013. Supplier: Simon & Schuster
$29.95 – The Lone Ranger Chronicles by Matthew Baugh and Tim Lasiuta - Publisher: Moonstone - Publish Date: 02/25/2014 - The First Ever Collection of New Lone Ranger Prose Stories! The masked ex-Texas Ranger and his Native American companion Tonto fight injustice in the Wild West! Stories include meetings with The Cisco Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday, as well as the origin of Tonto and the origin of Silver! Authors include Spur Award-winner Johnny D Boggs, James Reasoner, Alex Award-winner Mel Odom, Anthony Award-winner Bill Crider, Matthew Baugh, Tim Lasiuta, Joe Gentile, Paul Kupperberg, Denny O''Neil, Kent Conwell, David McDonald, Thom Brannon, Troy D. Smith, Chick Dixon, and Richard Dean Starr. This limited edition hardcover includes an exclusive bonus: "75 years of the Lone Ranger" - Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors
$19.99 – The Lone Ranger Cover Art of John Cassaday - by Brett Matthews and John Cassaday - Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 02/18/2009 special, giant-sized (28 pages. : 15.25 H x 0.25 D x 10.00 W inches 0.40 lbs.) treasury edition showcases every Lone Ranger cover produced by John Cassaday. - Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors
$75.00 – The Lone Ranger 1: Defintive Edition (Hardcover Graphic Novel) by Brett Matthews, Sergio Cariello, John Cassaday - Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 02/10/2010 - This Definitive Edition features the first 11 issues (as well as the 2007 Free Comic Book Day story) of Dynamite's critically acclaimed Lone Ranger series by Brett Matthews, Sergio Cariello, and John Cassaday! In "Now and Forever" (issues #1-6), the complete story of how John Reid was transformed into The Lone Ranger, and, along with his partner Tonto, set a new standard of justice in the Old West is revealed! In "Lines Not Crossed" (issues #7-11), the thrilling adventures of The Lone Ranger and Tonto continue as the masked man and his Indian companion find themselves caught between frontier justice and a condemned man... all while continuing to make things difficult for Cavendish, who's becoming more unhinged by the actions of this "lone" ranger! Includes a complete cover gallery, unseen art, and more! - Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors
$19.99 – The Lone Ranger: Lines Not Crossed (Hardcover Graphic Novel) by Brett Matthews, Sergio Cariello, Paul Pope, John Cassaday - ,Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 08/15/2008 - In "Lines Not Crossed" (issues #7-11) the thrilling adventures of The Lone Ranger and Tonto continue from writer Brett Matthews, art director John Cassaday, and interior artist Sergio Cariello (along with colorist Marcelo Pinto) as the masked man and his Indian companion find themselves in-between frontier justice and a condemned man...all while continuing to make things difficult for Cavendish - who's becoming more unhinged by the actions of this "lone" ranger! - Supplier: iamond Comic Distributors
$24.99 – The Lone Ranger: Now & Forever (Hardcover Graphic Novel) by Brett Matthews, Sergio Cariello, John Cassaday - Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 02/10/2008 - A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty "Hi-yo Silver!" - The Lone Ranger! With those words, fans young and old grew to love The Lone Ranger, and now Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents the definitive collection of an all-new Lone Ranger series featuring the all-star creative team of writer Brett Matthews, art director and cover artist John Cassaday, and artist Sergio Cariello. All six issues are presented in one ultimate hardcover collection - the complete story of how John Reid was transformed into The Lone Ranger and, along with his partner Tonto, set a new standard of justice in the Old West! Also includes a complete gallery featuring all of Cassaday's covers for the series, and more! - Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors – Paperback also available for $19.99
$39.95 – The Lone Ranger Omnibus 1 - Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 04/16/2013 - Dynamite's The Lone Ranger series - written by Brett Matthews and expertly rendered by Sergio Cariello and Paul Pope, with incredible covers by the amazing John Cassaday - is a must-read for long-time fans of America's favorite hero of the Wild West! Now for the first time ever, all 25 issues, plus The Lone Ranger: Creed #0 FCBD story, are available in one-amazing collection! The Lone Ranger Omnibus Volume 1 features 632-pages of this classic Eisner Nominated series, as well as a complete cover gallery! Read the entire story of how John Reid was transformed into The Lone Ranger, and, along with his partner Tonto, set a new standard of justice in the Old West! - Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors
$25.00 – The Lone Ranger Pictorial Scrapbook - 2nd Edition by Lee J. Feilbinger is a 7½ by 10½ book published in 1988 by Countryside Advertising. It contains a full color wrap-a-round cover and 260 pages which include a forward by Bob Beemer, fully illustrated and very complete price guide to The Lone Ranger collectibles -- games, comics, cards, advertisements, buttons, radio premiums, and toys with many rare photographs (over one thousand in all). Also coverage of the Oxford Celebration and the 50th Anniversary Celebration, complete story details about the popular serials, movies, and many, many clippings.
$12.99 – The Lone Ranger Rides by Fran Striker - Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub. - Publish Date: 03/24/2015 (first published in 1938) - "[...]Moussa, ruled this land. Their court was made up of untamed horses. Horses that had never known restraining bit or binding saddlestrap. Happy, carefree horses they were, that had never seen men nor known men's inventions. Sylvan had won the right to rule his followers by might and courage. He was the fleetest of foot, the quickest of eye, the greatest of strength. Sylvan, the King! Then Moussa bore the king a son—a prince—and Sylvan's happiness was complete. His fleet hoofs pounded the turf, racing, turning, flashing a white coat in the bright sun. He hoped his little son would see his strength, his speed, and emulate them. Less than two hours after his birth, the prince was trying his slim, straight legs. In the months that followed, the white colt developed the strength and fearlessness of Sylvan. Added to these were the gentleness, grace, and beauty of Moussa. For many weeks the prince of Wild Horse Valley stayed close to his mother's side, and his little shadow merged with hers as the two moved through the valley, guided by Sylvan, who knew where water was sweetest and grass most tender. Then came the days when colthood was left behind, and the son could outrun Moussa and keep pace with mighty Sylvan. Like the wind,[...]". Source: B&T
$16.99 – The Lone Ranger: Snake of Iron (Paperback Graphic Novel) by Chuck Dixon and Esteve Polls - Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment - Publish Date: 05/14/2013 - The Lone Ranger and Tonto ride once again in this classic western tale set against the cruel backdrop of winter on the badlands of North Texas. Acting alone, the Ranger takes it upon himself to stand in the way of Kiowa war parties who have broken from their reservation in Oklahoma. If the renegades make it far enough into Texas and meet up with their Comanche brothers, then the entire Lone Star State will become a battlefield! Gunfights, chases, packs of wolves, murderous Comancheros, cavalry charges, daring escapes, treachery, and the wildest animal ever to roam the Wild West all feature in this ripping yarn of frontier justice with the most famous fictional lawman of them all. Chuck Dixon has written most of comic books' legendary characters from Batman and Robin to Superman and the Punisher. Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors
$15.00 – The Lone Ranger: The Classic TV Series – by Clare Sieffert - Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub - Publish Date: 11/27/2013 - A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty “Hi Yo, Silver" - The Lone Ranger! Relive the nostalgia, the thrilling adventure, the inspirational friendship, and the astounding heroism and courage of those original icons of American culture, the authentic Lone Ranger and Tonto. - With a Foreword by Dawn Moore, Clayton Moore's Daughter! Discover why the original radio show was a smash hit for over 21 years and over 3,300 episodes, broadcast live, 3 days a week, why The Lone Ranger was the first cowboy show ever produced for the infant television industry, why The Lone Ranger TV show was the first television show ever syndicated for nation-wide re-runs, which continue to be re-run to this day. This book contains detailed reviews of 13 of the classic TV episodes, plus 6 illustrations by the author, and numerous photos, along with 7 essays on general topics relating to the Masked Man and Tonto, and 3 "geeky" lists. Each of the 13 episodes was chosen to be reviewed because it is memorable or unusual in some way. Each consists of a detailed synopsis of the episode, quotes of noteworthy dialogue, and commentary, questions and criticisms. The Reviews Include: The 3 origin episodes, An episode that affected Tonto personally and one in which the Indian really got a chance to shine - all while tied in a chair The most duplicitous, double-crossing, man-eating villainess the Ranger ever faced A Lone Ranger impersonator and a case of amnesia for the Masked Man Arguably the smartest and most patient villain The Lone Ranger ever came up against A man who didn't believe in The Lone Ranger, the father of a boy who knew the real Lone Ranger when he saw him. What Made The Lone Ranger and Tonto Beloved American Heroes? The 7 essays in this collection make the reasons abundantly clear. The following topics are covered with great love and respect for the characters and in great detail by one of the foremost experts on the content of The Lone Ranger radio and TV episodes. The Lone Ranger's authentic origin story is re-told again in this volume in depth. But was it ever important to WHO the Masked Man was and what he represented? The producers of the three BAD films (1981, 2003, 2013) seemed to think so, but no one else ever did. The spotlight is focused on Tonto: his creation and evolution, his relationship with the Masked Man, his heroic nature and the positive influence he had on racial equality. Who was the recurring mystery woman who shared in the closest thing the Ranger ever had to a romantic relationship? - Source: B&T
$4.99 – The Lone Ranger: Vendetta by Howard Hopkins, Publisher: Moonstone - Publish Date: 05/22/2012 - The Masked Man in a brand-new adventure! From out of the past comes a mysterious killer systematically murdering anyone with a connection to the Masked Rider of the Plains former identity. When all signs point to Butch Cavendish, a man long dead, The Lone Ranger finds himself trapped in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the life of his faithful Indian companion hanging in the balance! - Supplier: Diamond Comic Distributors
$15.00 – The Lone Ranger's Code of the West: An Action-Packed Adventure in Values and Ethics With the Legendary Champion of Justice – June, 1996 - by Jim Lichtman with foreward by Fran Striker Jr. - 261 pages - Dimensions: 1 x 5.2 x 8 inches - Weight: 11.2 ounces – The book is largely composed of Lichtman's faithful retelling of eight classic Lone Ranger episodes. Tacked on to the beginning and ending of each episode are short, quirky conversations between the author and the masked man that illustrate one key aspect of a reconstructed code of simple ethics. Exceptionally well-told stories combined with succinct lessons make for an easy-to-swallow moral tonic. Publisher: Scribbler's Ink – Do NOT confused this with The Lone Ranger and the Code of the West by Fran Strike – a book that was published in 1954 and is NOT available from our fan club
$40.00 – USED - The Lone Rangers of the Silver Screen and Television – 1985 - by Mario DeMarco – 81/2 by 11, 100 pages with over 100 photos. Features on Clayton Moore, Lee Powell, Lane Chandler, Wally Wales, George Montgomery, Herman Brix, Chief Thundercloud, Bob Livingston, Jay Silverheels. And John Hart.(Very Limited Supply)
$12.50 – Lone Stars and Legends: The History of Texas Music by Paula Felps – Like most things that come out of Texas, its legends are larger than life. Before there was Janis Joplin or Stevie Ray Vaughan or Willie Nelson, there were greats like Sippie Wallace and T-Bone Walker and Bob Wills. Texas is home to a legion of musical trailblazers ranging from Scott Joplin, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and T-Bone Walker, to Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Willie Nelson. In Lone Stars And Legends: The Story Of Texas Music, music journalist Paula Felps traces the diverse paths of the men and women who laid the foundation for what has come to be described as "Texas Music" and a musical legacy that reaches deep into Texas history and culture. All forms of the Texas musical tapestry are surveyed including ragtime, Blues, Boogie Woogie, Jazz, Cowboy ballads, Country, Western Swing, Honky-Tonk; Rockabilly, and Rock 'n Roll. Lone Stars And Legends is a unique and welcome contribution to the study of Texas cultural history in general, and the history of American music in particular. - Publisher:Taylor Trade Publishing Publication (2001)
-- Louis L’Amour - An Annotated Bibliography and Guide – by
Halbert W. Hall
Introduction by Michael T. Marsden; Afterword by Michael T. Marsden and Kristine Fredriksson
ISBN 978-0-7864-6094-6 - chronology, appendices, index - 311pp. softcover (7 x 10) Softcover edition published in 2010 by McFarland of 2003 out-of-print hardcover. Louis L’Amour was one of America’s most prolific and bestselling authors, writing more than 100 novels over his thirty year career and selling hundreds of millions of copies of those novels. He not only wrote many novels about the American frontier, but also wrote numerous short stories and poems and was the subject of hundreds of articles, interviews, essays, documentaries, and newspaper columns. This is a comprehensive guide to works written by and about Louis L’Amour. The first part documents all of his book-length works providing extensive information on editions, reprints and translations, an annotation detailing the plot, and a list of selected reviews for each. The second part covers all known and verified short stories identifying the date of the first publication and including information on reprints and title changes and an annotation for each. Following these are sections detailing L’Amour’s nonfiction and poetry, audio productions, motion pictures and television programs based on his books and stories, and books and articles about him. A series index, a character index, and a comprehensive index are also provided. About the Author: Curator of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection of the Cushing Library at Texas A&M University, Halbert W. Hall has won numerous awards for his contributions to both library and science fiction publications. He lives in Bryan, Texas.
$49.95 -- Louis L’Amour on Film and Television – by Ed Andreychuk -ISBN 978-0-7864-3336-0 - 68 photos, filmography, bibliography, index 204pp. softcover (7 x 10) Published in 2010 by McFarland. This reference work presents useful information for every known film and television episode drawn from a Louis L’Amour work. Chronologically arranged, entries include production information, cast, credits, a synopsis, a description of the L’Amour source used, and the author’s commentary. A brief biography of L’Amour, numerous photographs, and an extensive bibliography complement. About the Author: Longtime Western film buff Ed Andreychuk is the author of several film books. He lives in Baltimore.
$45.00 – The Making of The Magnificent Seven - Behind the Scenes of the Pivotal Western by Brian Hannan - 79 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index, 288pp. softcover (7 x 10) Published by McFarland 2015 – The story behind The Magnificent Seven could have been a movie in itself. It had everything—actors’ strike, writers’ strike, Mexican government interference and a row between the screenwriters that left one removing his name from the credits, all under the lingering gloom of post–McCarthy era Hollywood. A flop on release, it later became a box office hit. This book tells the behind-the-scenes story: how Yul Brynner became the biggest independent producer in Hollywood; why John Sturges was not the first choice after Brynner surrendered the director’s chair; why Sturges quit; the truth about the Mirisch Company (producers); the details of the film’s botched release and unlikely redemption; the creation of Elmer Bernstein’s classic score; and how internecine fighting prevented the making of the television series in 1963. About the author: Brian Hannan specializes in films of the 1960s and Hitchcock. He lives in Scotland.
$16.95 -- The Many Loves of Buffalo Bill: The True Story of Life on the Wild West Show (Paperback) - by Enss, Chris / Sherayko, Peter (FRW) ISBN: 9780762748150 – Publisher: Twodot (Globe Pequot Press) - Publish Date: 2010/01/19 – The story of the many women in the life of the famous frontier entertainer.
$25.00 – Masters of the Shoot-’Em-Up - Conversations with Directors, Actors and Writers of Vintage Action Movies and Television Shows - by Tadhg Taylor - 30 photos, bibliography, index, 240pp. softcover (6 x 9) Published in 2015 by McFarland -This collection of interviews features American, British and Australian writers, directors and actors recounting their notable work in the action genre and the fun of blowing things up. Action movies and television series from 1950s to the mid–1980s are covered, with the main focus on the 1960s and 1970s—the era of Bullitt, Mannix and The Professionals. Twenty-five interviewees discuss their career highlights, including writers Richard Harris (The Saint) and Leigh Chapman (The Octagon), directors Stewart Raffill (High Risk), Michael Preese (T.J. Hooker) and Robert M. Lewis (Kung-Fu), and actors Tony Russel (Peter Gunn) and Peter Mark Richman (Combat!). About the Author: Tadhg Taylor is a writer, filmmaker and secondhand book-seller. He lives in Australia.
$17.95 – Maverick: Legend of the West by Ed Robertson, - Bret Maverick (James Garner) - and later his younger brother Bart (Jack Kelly), cousin Beau (Roger Moore), and younger brother Brent (Robert Colbert) - didn't behave the way we've come to expect from our cowboy heroes. Bret Maverick, the gentle grifter who made a living playing cards and who preferred thinking rather than shooting his way out of trouble, was no one's idea of a traditional Western hero. On Sunday evening millions of people tuned in to watch the fresh, hip show that became the Western among Westerns, and a bona fide television legend that burned itself indelibly in the hearts and minds of its vast television audience. Like most legends, Maverick's history is based as much on myth as on fact. Maverick: Legend of the West examines the myths and the realties, what made the show work during its first two seasons and how backstage struggles drove away the two key components behind the show's success - creator/producer Roy Huggins and star James Garner. This 207 page book includes cast, credits, and synopsis of every program – not just the 124 episodes of the original program, but also the later revivals. Ed Robertson explores the history of this unconventional Western with behind-the-scenes anecdotes and recollections from many of the show's key participants - it's filled with as many plot twists as any given episode of the series. Publisher: Pomegranate Press (1994)
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
$5.95 – Maverick's Guide to Poker by Roy Huggins (1994) This book by Huggins was originally published in 1959 under the title Poker According To Maverick. He outlines the Maverick Brothers philosophy. Publisher: Tuttle Publishing – Description: 169 pages, 6.75 H x 0.50 D x 4.25 W inches 0.35 lbs.
$19.95 – Michael Landon – The Career and Artistry of a Television Genius (2015) by David R. Greenland (Author), Cindy Landon (Foreword) Actor, Writer, Director, Producer For over three decades, Michael Landon's creative gifts touched millions of viewers around the world on Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven and in several other productions. This is the first detailed examination of his work both in front of and behind the camera, including information about every Landon script. Among the illustrations are some rarely seen photographs. 174 pages - Publisher: BearManor Media - Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches – Source: Amazon
$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.
$35.00 – The Monogram Checklist: The Films of Monogram Pictures Corporation, 1931–1952 by Ted Okuda - 65 photos, filmography, index, 399 pages, (6 x 9) [1987 McFarland] Monogram Pictures Corporation, one of several famed “poverty row” studios, produced over 700 feature films—cheap, often inept, frequently forgettable, but so inexpensive profit was unavoidable. The Bowery Boys and Charlie Chan series were extremely popular. This, the first such reference book, corrects errors in other sources while giving movie titles, casts, credits, plot synopses, running times, release dates, alternate and remake titles. About the Author: Ted Okuda is a Chicago-based film historian whose articles have appeared in such publications as Nostalgia Digest, Filmfax, and Classic Images.
Than a Cowboy: The Life and Films of Fred Thomson and Silver King by
Edgar M. Wyatt - biography of silent cowboy star Fred Thomson. Since
only 2 of his films survive today, he is not as well known as his
rival Tom Mix and his untimely demise at age 38 meant that he made
fewer films than Mix. The book describes Thomson's early life as well
as his outstanding athletic abilities that rivaled Jim Thorpe as well
as his decision to become a minister. His WWI service and meeting
screenwriter Frances Marion are covered as well as his entry into
films. The book has plenty of photographs, movie posters, as well as
interviews with Thomson's son and those who worked with him. The book
includes with a summary of each of Thomson's 30 films including a
cast list, plot summary, and information on the reviews. 212 pages -
Publisher: Wyatt Classics, Inc. (1988)
$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
$20.00 – Movie Westerns: Hollywood Films the Wild, Wild West by John Howard Reid - Publisher: Lulu Com (2006) No less than 150 classic western movies are surveyed, ranging from super productions like "The Big Country", "Destry Rides Again", "The Mark of Zorro", "Red River", "The Searchers", "The Spoilers" and "Unconquered" to the output of such popular "B" western film stars as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Randolph Scott, William Boyd, Johnny Mack Brown, Tim Holt and Wayne Morris. Plus a big tip of the sombrero to Charles Starrett and John Wayne. Physical Description: 272 pages, 10.75 H x 0.55 D x 8.00 W inches 1.40 lbs. Suppliers: Lightning Source Inc., B&T, and Amazon
$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.
Names You Never Remember, With Faces You Never Forget: Interviews With the Movies' Character Actors by Justin Humphreys - Outstanding Character Actor Interviews collected by the author from his articles in the late, lamented Psychotronic Video magazine, featuring well-known character actors L.Q. Jones (memorably killed off by David Carradine in Lone Wolf McQuade, Marc Lawrence (perennial gangster whose thugs threw Plenty O'Toole out the window in Diamonds Are Forever), Jonathan Haze (Corman regular who starred in Little Shop of Horrors), Bo Hopkins (whose first movie role was in the bank robbery opening sequence in The Wild Bunch), R.G. Armstrong (Pruneface in Dick Tracy), and more. I eat this stuff up. Lots of stories about actors and directors, movie lore from the ground-level, numerous anecdotes and comments (good and bad) on fellow actors and directors and such, and an inside look at the personalities at the guys themnselves who create the texture of a movie. Especially entertaining from a perennial tough guy like Marc Lawrence - .Publisher: Bearmanor Media - Publish Date: 12/27/2005 - Supplier:Lightning Source Inc / B&T - Description: 243 p. : 8.75 H x 0.75 D x 5.75 W inches 0.86 lb
$49.95 – Native Americans in Comic Books: A Critical Study by 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.
$29.95 – The New Western - Critical Essays on the Genre Since 9/11 - Edited by Scott F. Stoddart - 6 photos, notes, bibliographies, index, 268pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2016 - American moviegoers have long turned to the Hollywood Western for reassurance in times of crisis. During the genre’s heyday, the films of John Ford, Howard Hawks and Henry Hathaway reflected a grand patriotism that resonated with audiences at the end of World War II. The tried-and-true Western was questioned by Ford and George Stevens during the Cold War, and in the 1960s directors like Sam Peckinpah and George Roy Hill retooled the genre as a commentary on American ethics during the Vietnam War. Between the mid–1970s and early 1990s, the Western faded from view—until the Gulf War, when Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves (1990) and Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven (1992) brought it back, with moral complexities. Since 9/11, the Western has seen a resurgence, blending its patriotic narrative with criticism of America’s place in the global community. Exploring such films as True Grit (2010) and Brokeback Mountain (2005), along with television series like Deadwood and Firefly, this collection of new essays explores how the Western today captures the dichotomy of our times and remains important to the American psyche. About the Author: Scott F. Stoddart is an associate professor of English at John Jay College, CUNY, in New York City, where he teaches courses in American literature, cinema studies, and musical theatre history. He has written broadly about popular culture, literature and the arts on such topics as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Stephen Sondheim and the Coen brothers. He is also a host of the Sundance television series Love/Lust and a contributing correspondent to the PBS series American Icons.
$27.03 – The Nicest Fella - The Life of Ben Johnson: The world champion rodeo cowboy who became an Oscar-winning movie star by Richard D. Jensen - This is the amazing story of Ben Johnson, the cowboy who grew up in the tall grass prairie of Oklahoma, rode to Hollywood in a boxcar full of horses and became an Oscar-winning actor. Johnson co-starred in some of Hollywood's greatest Western movies of all time, alongside John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marlon Brando, Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Burt Reynolds, Alan Ladd, and many more. Known as "Son" to his family and friends, Johnson was the son of a three-time world champion rodeo cowboy also named Ben Johnson. Dividing his time between the world of movies and the world of rodeo, "Son" Johnson became one of the greatest rodeo cowboys of all time, winning the 1953 RCA World Championship for team roping. A man of principle who believed in the value of "honesty, realism and respect," Johnson managed to forge a successful career in the film industry without becoming a part of the excesses of Hollywood. He often paid dearly for his integrity, enduring a blacklist by famed Western director John Ford for refusing to allow Ford to verbally abuse him. Johnson's career lasted more than 50 years, with many highs and lows, but through it all he always stayed true to the cowboy code. When he won his Oscar for The Last Picture Show in 1972, Johnson took the stage and, in his typical "aw shucks" way, said, "This couldn't have happened to a nicer fella." The Nicest Fella is a must read for fans of Ben Johnson, rodeo fans, Western movie buffs, Hollywood fanatics, and anyone who still believes in the American dream! With 30 pages of never-before-seen photographs from the Johnson family collection and a complete filmography. - Publisher: iUniverse (January 20, 2010)
$25.00 (used) – Nickel-plated Dream (2006) by Stephen Lodge - Return to the thrilling days of yesteryear where traditional western values embrace the Code of the West. “The Kid”—a 20th Century lad with a stubborn wish that he’d been born a 19th Century gunfighter, and his faithful companion—an eccentric Indian called “Indian”— embark on an odyssey that takes them from John Wayne’s 1950 set of The Alamo in Texas to Opening Day at the Old Tucson Western Movie-Set Amusement Park in Arizona. Their escapades eventually lead them to California’s celebrated Corriganville Movie Ranch—the Universal Studios Tour of its day. Here is where The Kid quickly learns the ropes by testing both his love and his courage. Acting out famous historical gunfights for the throngs of paying tourists brings The Kid closer to his dreams—and to death. Nickel-Plated Dream is loosely based upon the author’s humorous and youthful recollections of 1959 when he was a 16-year-old gunfighter/stuntman at the then-world-famous Corriganville Movie Ranch Attraction near Hollywood. About the Author: Stephen Lodge has been an active member of WWA for over ten years and his seminars on screenwriting a popular event at every annual convention. His background includes co-writing Rio Diablo, the Kenny Rogers Western epic, The Honkers, starring James Coburn & Anne Archer; and Kingdom of the Spiders, a cult classic starring Star Trek's William Shatner. He was Assistant to the Producer on TV's Camp Runamuck and spent several seasons with the popular Network TV series, The Fugitive. Steve has spent his entire life around the movie business, working on numerous TV series, Movies of the Week, and Major Features. Paperback: 182 pages - Publisher: Behler Publications (2006) Dimensions: 8.5 x 6 x 0.5 inches
$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 Noir Western: Darkness on the Range, 1943-1962 – by David Meuel, Publisher: McFarland Publishing Publish Date: 05/31/2015 – Meuel explores how western movies adopted traits of the classic noir crime drama movies to create a sub-genre that changed the course of westerns. His topics include escape and the futility of it in Raoul Walsh's Pursued, and Colorado Territory, painting the western black in Robert Wise's Blood on the Moon, Gregory Peck's noir-ish heroes in Henry King's The Gunfighter and The Bravados, evil poses as the law in Allan Dwan's Silver Lode, horror and absurdity ride together in Budd Boetticher's The Tall T and Ride Lonesome, and noir is busting out all over in John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
$39.95 – Not Just Batman’s Butler - The Autobiography of Alan Napier – by Alan Napier with James Bigwood - 91 photos & illustrations, appendices, index, 392pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2015 - In January 1966, Alan Napier became a household name on ABC’s hit series Batman (1966–1968) as Alfred Pennyworth, loyal butler to the show’s title character. This “overnight success” came after 16 years of stage work (and the occasional film) in his native England and 26 years of film and television work (and the occasional play) in the United States. In the early 1970s, Napier wrote an autobiography, detailing his childhood as a “poor relation” of the famous Birmingham political family the Chamberlains (Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was a cousin), and his collaborations over the years with the likes of John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, George Bernard Shaw, Noël Coward, Fritz Lang, Otto Preminger and Alfred Hitchcock. Almost 30 years after Napier’s death, James Bigwood, who first read the manuscript in 1975 when interviewing the actor for a Films in Review profile, has prepared it for publication. This is Alan Napier’s story in his own words, annotated and updated, with dozens of rare photographs. About the co-uthor: James Bigwood has written articles for American Film and American Cinematographer. He is also a television producer whose credits include Being Mary Jane, The Red Road, Mercy, Lipstick Jungle and The Black Donnellys. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Publisher: McFarland
$9.95 – The Official Price Guide to Lunch Box Collectibles by Scott Bruce – On its 285 pages you will find listed just about every lunch box and bottle made up until the time the book was published and current prices at that time – 1989. Includes mark review, industry overview, and artist profiles. Richly illustrated including eight pages in full color. Publisher: House of Collectibles / Supplier: Random House Inc
$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.
$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.
$19,95 – On Location in Lone Pine: A Pictorial Guide to Movies Shot in and Around California's Alabama Hills – 1990 - by Dave Holland - This book takes you to California's rugged Alabama Hills where so many westerns with Hoppy, Roy, Gene Autry, John Wayne, and Clint Eastwood were made, including Gunga Din and How the West Was Won. Publisher: Holland House; Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches - Weight: 22.6 pounds
$32.95 – On the Trail of the Old West Then and Now (2015) by Winston G. Ramsey - The Old West may have faded from living memory but the actual locations where the robberies and shoot-outs took place can still be found over one hundred years later. In the pages of 'On the Trail of the Old West Then and Now' we glimpse the past through contemporary newspaper reports, illustrated with comparison 'then and now' photographs. Here are towns like Dodge City and Tombstone and the stories of the clashes between lawmen and the badmen, with grim details of lawlessness, violence, and harsh frontier justice meted out by vigilante committees, to recall a timeless era of American history -- 'the Wild West!' Over 375 Color and Black and White Illustrations and several maps showing the locations. 204 pages - Publisher: After the Battle; Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.6 x 8 inches – Source: Amazon
$58.00 – Once Upon A Time: The Films of Sergio Leone by Robert C. Cumbow - Publisher: Scarecrow Press (1987) As most film buffs know, Sergio Leone did much more than popularize the Spaghetti Western and make Clint Eastwood an international star. Cumber, a film enthusiast who has also produced a similar volume on the work of director John Carpenter, emphasizes the fact that Leone truly re-imagined the Western genre, and kept it fresh and unpredictable for a new generation of film-goers. Cumber analyzes each Leone film separately, and then underlines the themes and visions that are common to all. Suitable for both the film student and the casual Leone fan, this book is written in a passionate and detailed manner, revealing Cumber as a true film fanatic. Supplier: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
$24.95 – One Hundred Poems by Waddie Mitchell (2015) The world's most renowned Buckaroo Poet. Over 25 years spent as a working Cowboy, Waddie Mitchell shares his lifetime of experience in this two hundred plus page book. From Campfires to Carnegie Hall, Waddie offers Horse Sense, Humor, and the Real Deal on life for both Cowboys of the West, and even those that have never set a saddle. Cover image by celebrated artist, William Matthews. 6" x 9" sturdy n' solid softback book. The highest quality. Published by Western Jubilee Recording Company.
Iron: Gunleather of the Frontier (Hardcover) by
Richard C. Rattenbury,
This extraordinary coffee-table sized book is a fascinating collection of 300 color photos and 100 rare historic images of all the articles related to the gun rigs of the glorified cowboy and legendary figures of the Old West. A much deserved tribute to the artisans of the cowboys' trappings. Published in 1993 Zon Intl Pub Co.
$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
$35.00 – Patsy Montana - The Cowboy’s Sweetheart by Patsy Montana with Jane Frost - 73 photos, discography, index, 304pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2002 McFarland - Born Ruby Rebecca Blevins in a log cabin nestled among the Arkansas Ozarks in 1908, Patsy Montana began her musical career performing in the 1920s with the California-based Montana Cowgirls trio. She went solo and in 1936 became the first female country and western singer to sell one million records with her self-penned “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart.” Her career spanned eight decades, and in 1996 (also the year of her death) she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Here is the story of a tiny, blue-eyed woman who had a pioneering spirit and a big voice. Patsy Montana describes in her own words and in vivid detail her life, career, and success at a time in music history when women did not cut gold records, gold records were not even given, and Billboard did not even have a chart for western music. About the Authors: Patsy Montana was one of country and western’s ground-breaking female artists. Jane Frost serves as the Director of The Patsy Montana Museum in Pineville, Missouri. She lives in Pineville.
$34.95 – Peckinpah: The Western Films : A Reconsideration by Paul Seydor, forword by David Weddle - First published when the director's reputation was at low ebb, helped lead a generation of readers and filmgoers to a full and enduring appreciation of Peckinpah's landmark films. This expanded, revised edition includes a new section on the personal significance of The Wild Bunch to Peckinpah as well as a complete account of the successful, but troubled, efforts to get a fully authorized director's cut released. Seydor also adds a great wealth of biographical detail that has surfaced since the director's death and includes a new chapter on Noon Wine, credited with bringing Peckinpah's television work to a fitting resolution and preparing his way for The Wild Bunch. Supplier: Univ of Illinois Press \ B&TN- Street Date 01/01/1997
$40.00 -- Peckinpah’s Tragic Westerns by John L. Simons and Robert Merrill - 10 photos, notes, bibliography, index - 232pp. softcover (7 x 10) Published in 2011 by McFarland. The work of Sam Peckinpah represents a high point in American cinema. This text is the first theoretical and critical attempt to place Peckinpah within the 2,000-year-old tradition of western tragedy. The tradition, enfolding the Greeks, Shakespeare and modern tragedians, is represented in Peckinpah’s art in numerous ways, and the fact that he worked in the mode throughout his career distinguishes him from most American film directors. Films covered include Ride the High Country, Noon Wine, The Wild Bunch, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia. About the Authors: John L. Simons is a professor of modern American literature and film at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He is the author of numerous essays.Robert Merrill is an Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he taught for thirty years and chaired for eleven. He is the author or editor of several books and has published more than fifty articles and reviews in such major journals as American Literature, Modern Philology, Modern Fiction Studies, Studies in American Fiction, Narrative, and Texas Studies in Literature and Language.
$75.00 – Peckinpah's Women: A Reappraisal of the Portrayal of Women in the Period Westerns of Sam Peckinpah by Bill Mesce Jr. (2001)Publisher: Scarecrow Press - Peckinpah's Women examines the confluence of factors that worked with, and often against, Peckinpah's cinematic voice to divine a recurring positive theme regarding women in those films that form the heart of his body of work: his period Westerns. Supplier: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc - Physical Description: 199 pages. ; 8.50 H x 0.75 D x 5.75 W inches 0.80 lbs.
$20.00 – Peggy Stewart: Princess of the Plains – by Bob Carman and Dan Scapperoti - This 176 page book is the complete story of this actress who was the leading lady in many westerns with most of the top male western stars at various times – also in several serials. Includes over 150 photos - Published in 1999 by Robert C. Carman. LIMITED SUPPLY
$39.95 – Pete Duel: A Biography by Paul Green - Foreword by Belinda Montgomery - 72 photos, filmography, notes, bibliography, index, 284pp. (7 x 10) 2015 - Most widely known for his starring role as outlaw Hannibal Heyes in television’s Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973), actor Pete Duel (originally Peter Deuel) led an unpredictable and often tumultuous life, cut short by his highly publicized suicide on New Year’s Eve 1971, at the height of his celebrity. This biography of Duel reveals more personal aspects of his career and death, including his formative years in New York City and Hollywood. The author draws on extensive interviews with Duel’s closest family and friends, including sister Pamela Deuel, former girlfriends Jill Andre, Beth Griswold, Kim Darby and Dianne Ray, as well actors, producers, directors and writers who worked with Duel. About the Author: Paul Green has worked as an artist in the UK for Marvel, DC and World Distributors, among others, on titles such as Doctor Who, Buck Rogers, Alias Smith and Jones and Star Trek. The author of many books about television and film history, he lives in Rustburg, Virginia.
$50.00 – (USED) -- The Photostory of "Battling Bob" Bob Steele – 1981 - by Mario DeMarco - 81/2 by 11, 102 pages, over 150 phootos, Biography of Bob and also of Charlie King.
$50.00 – (USED) -- The Photostory of Buck Jones – 1980 - by Mario DeMarco - 81/2 by 11, 102 pages, over 100 phootos, Biography – Source: ZAUM – LIMITED SUPPLY.
$10.00 – USED - Pictorial History of the Western Film (1969) by William K. Everson - 246 pages, Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.6 x 1 inches, Weight: 4.2 pounds – 246 pages with many photos and coverage of may western movies, stars, and directors. Published by the late Lyle Stuart.
$50.00 – (USED) -- Pierce Lyden: The Movie Bad Man – 1985 - by Pierce Lyden = published by Mario DeMarco - 81/2 by 11, 102 pages, audobiography with many photos from the many movies he appeared in – LIMITED SUPPLY.
$20.00 – Pierce Lyden: Camera! Roll 'em! Action!! - Volume #2 - by Pierce Lyden (Author), Mario De Marco (Editor) – Lyden’s second book in which this former bad man covers locations, directors, and many of his fellow actors. Publsihed in 1987 by Mario DeMarco
$20.00 – Pierce Lyden: From the "B's" to T.V.'s ~Volume 3 – 1987 - by Pierce Lyden - edited by Mario De Marco - A 106 page book by Lyden on the early televisionn shows he appeared on: Cowboy G-Men, Stories of the Century, Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, Wells Fargo, Space Patrol, and a lot more.
$45.00 – Poverty Row Studios, 1929–1940: An Illustrated History of 55 Independent Film Companies, with a Filmography for Each by Michael R. Pitts - 98 photos, index, 542pp., (6 x 9)  From the beginning of the sound era until the end of the 1930s, independent movie-making thrived. Many of the independent studios were headquartered in a section of Hollywood called "Poverty Row." Here the independents made movies on the cheap, usually at rented facilities where shooting was limited to only a few days. From Allied Pictures Corporation to Willis Kent Production, 55 Poverty Row Studios are given histories in this book. Some of the studios, such as Diversion Pictures and Cresent Pictures, came into existence for the sole purpose of releasing movies by established stars. Others, for example J.D. Kendis, were early exploitation filmmakers under the guise of sex education. The histories include critical commentary on the studio’s output and a filmography of all titles released from 1929 through 1940. About the Author: Michael R. Pitts has authored or coauthored several dozen books on entertainment. He lives in Chesterfield, Indiana.
$35.00 – The Psychology of the Western: How the American Psyche Plays Out on Screen by William Indick - 13 photos, filmography, bibliography, index, 223pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2008 - Western films are often considered sprawling reflections of the American spirit. This book analyzes the archetypes, themes, and figures within the mythology of the western frontier. Western themes are interpreted as expressions of cultural needs that perform specific psychological functions for the audience. Chapters are devoted to the frontier hero character, the roles of women and Native Americans, and the work of the genre’s most prolific directors, Anthony Mann and John Ford. The book includes a filmography and movie stills. About the Author: William Indick is Professor of Psychology at Dowling College in Oakdale, New York. He is the author of several books on media psychology, and has written for numerous psychology journals. He lives in Islip, New York.
$99.00 – Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry by Holly George-Warren – Hardcover - Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr ess - Publish Date: 05/07/2007 - The only performer to earn 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame--for film, recordings, TV, radio, and live performance--Gene Autry was the singing cowboy king of American entertainment. Now, inPublic Cowboy No.1, Holly George-Warren offers the first serious biography of this singular individual, in a fascinating narrative that traces Autry's climb from small-town farm boy to multimillionaire. Here for the first time Autry the legend becomes a flesh-and-blood man--with all the passions, triumphs, and tragedies of a flawed icon. George-Warren recounts stories never before told, including revelations about Autry's impoverished boyhood, his adventures as an up-and-coming singer, and the impact his unbelievable success had on his personal life. She describes Autry's loving but doomed mother, who died on the brink of her son's success, and his ne'er-do-well father, who married five times and wandered the west. Autry battled his own demons but emerges here in a positive light, an immensely personable man, one of America's most charitable benefactors, known for his boundless generosity, and a patriot who enlisted during World War II. The book provides equally colorful details of Autry's lengthy radio and recording career, which included such classics as "Back in the Saddle Again" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"; his movie career, where he breathed new life into the Western genre; and his role in early television, being the first movie star to develop his own TV shows. And along the way, we see how he invested shrewdly in radio, real-estate, and television, becoming the owner of the California Angels and the only entertainer listed among 1990's Fortune 400. Based on exclusive access to Gene Autry's personal papers, as well as interviews with more than 100 relatives, employees, colleagues, and friends, this engaging biography brings to life a major Hollywood star--a man who, more than anyone else, put Western music and style on the American cultural map. Physical Description: 406 pages., 10.00 H x 1.75 D x 7.00 W inches 1.85 lbs. Paperback also available for $17.95
$10.00 – The Pulp Western - A Popular History of the Western Fiction Magazine in America by John A. Dinan is a history of the dime novels and successors that were a major source of material on which western movies were bassed, and many of the movies became the basis for later pulp western stories. This 128 page book was published in 1983 by The Borgo Press
$29.95 – The Quick, the Dead and the Revived: The Many Lives of the Western Film – by Joseph Maddrey - 68 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index, 204 pages. (7 x 10) 2016, McFarland - For well more than a century, Western films have embodied the United States’ most fundamental doctrine—expansionism—and depicted, in a uniquely American way, the archetypal battle between good and evil. Westerns also depict a country defined and re-defined by complex crises. World War II transformed the genre as well as the nation’s identity. Since then, Hollywood filmmakers have been fighting America’s ideological wars onscreen by translating modern-day politics into the timeless mythology of the Old West. This book surveys the most iconic and influential Westerns, examines Hollywood stars and their political stripes and reveals the familiar Westerns tropes—which became elements in popular action, science fiction and horror films. This then sets the stage for the Western revival of the 1990s and a period of reinvention in the 21st century. About the Author: Joseph Maddrey is a television producer and freelance writer. He lives in Studio City, California.
$56.00 – Quiet on the Set!: Motion Picture History at the Iverson Movie Location Ranch by Robert G. Sherman, Rear cover notes: "Told here for the first time...The epic history of Hollywood motion-picture making at the world-famous Iverson Movie Location Ranch, from 1912 to the present. Over 70 years of motion picture history encompassing more than 2,000 films, including some of the world's greatest. Plus television film production at the ranch, from the early days of TV through the making of Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Route 66, Perry Mason, and other popular series. Featured are rare photographs of film classics in the making and of the major stars who made them immortal, along with an eyewitness history of motion picture and television film-making at the Ranch from the memories of the legendary Joe Iverson." - Publisher: Sherway Pub Co (1984)
$39.95 -- Radio Mystery and Adventure and Its Appearances in Film, Television and Other Media by Jim Harmon - Forewords by Carleton E. Morse, Les Tremayne and Jack Lester - 302pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2003  McFarland. From the 1920s to the 1950s, radio was the entertainment source for millions. Two of the primary themes of radio serials were mysteries and adventure. This is a detailed analysis of the important programs in these genres--Jack Armstrong, The Green Hornet, Sergeant Preston, Tom Mix, and more. Each entry includes type of series, broadcast days, air dates, sponsors, network, cast and production credits, and a comprehensive essay. When, as often happened, the series landed in other media, that is examined as well.
About the Author: Writer and radio producer Jim Harmon of Burbank, California, has written several books on radio. He wrote, produced, and appeared in a revival of "Tom Mix" in the early 1980s.
$49.95 – Radio Rides the Range: A Reference Guide to Western Drama on the Air, 1929–1967 Edited by Jack French and David S. Siegel - Foreword by Will Hutchins - 244pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2014 McFarland - This is a comprehensive encyclopedia to the more than 100 radio programs portraying the American West, in fact and fiction, heard by generations of listeners from the Great Depression through the Cold War era. The book includes both the popular and lesser known series, as well as would-be offerings that never made it past the audition stage. Each entry describes the series, the extent to which it was based on actual facts, the audience it was written for, and its broadcast history. The descriptions also examine how the programs reflected society’s changing social and cultural attitudes towards racial and ethnic minorities and the role of women. The availability of surviving audio copies and original scripts is noted. An extensive bibliography and several appendices provide additional sources of information about Western programming during the Golden Age of Radio. About the Authors: Jack French, a retired FBI agent, has researched vintage broadcasting for over 40 years. He edits Radio Recall and is the author of Private Eyelashes: Radio’s Lady Detectives, which won the Agatha Award. Inducted into the Radio Once More Hall of Fame in 2011, he lives in Fairfax, Virginia. - David S. Siegel has been collecting golden age of radio broadcasts, scripts, magazines, books and ephemera for 50+ years and has one of the largest radio archives in private hands. He is the editor, author or coauthor of seven books about old time radio and lives in Yorktown Heights, New York.
$30.00 (USED) Randolph Scott: A Film Biography by Jefferson Brim Crow III - Empire Pub. (December 1994) Dimensions: 1 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches - Weight: 2.4 pounds - The vast majority of the book is a collection of photographs, many quite interesting, but scattered randomly without connection to the adjacent text. There is a filmography with minimal detail, and a long section consisting of photocopied newspaper articles about Scott,
$24.95 – Rawhide A History Of Television's Longest Cattle Drive by David R. Greenland - Head 'em up, move 'em out! Saddle up for the first full-length account of one of the most authentic and enduring western series in television history: Rawhide! Including: * Foreword by Charles Gray * Cast biographies * Production details * Summaries of all 217 episodes with broadcast dates, directors, writers and guest stars * 49 photographs * Interview with frequent guest star Gregory Walcott * Full index - Paperback, 274 pages - Published January 27th 2011 by BearManor Media
$25.00 – The Reel Cowboy: Essays on the Myth in Movies and Literature by Buck Rainey - 17 photos, filmographies, notes, index, 319pp. (6 x 9) [1996 McFarland] Movies and books have romanticized the life of the cowboy. To most, the heroes of countless Westerns fall into one of three categories: the strong, silent, asexual deliverer of damsels in distress; the slick and gaudy guitar-strummer; and the virile, violent drifter. In truth, real cowboys had little in common with the fictionalized characters of literature and the silver screen. The “reel” cowboys of yesteryear are recalled in Part One of this work. The make-believe West of Gene Autry, Buck Jones, Harry Carey, and many others is contrasted with the real American West. Part Two discusses the many movies based on the writings of Western writers. The works of Zane Grey, Louis L’Amour, Max Brand, Luke Short, Ernest Haycox and many others have been transformed to the silver screen, often with great success. Next examined are the movies based upon three writers of the great Northwest: James Oliver Curwood, Jack London and Rex Beach. A concluding section looks at cinema cowboys on the so-called “sawdust trail.” Will Rogers, Tom Mix, Jack Hoxie were among those reel cowboys who performed in circuses and Wild West shows. About the Author: The late Buck Rainey wrote scores of articles for Westerns and Serials magazines and several books. He lived in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
$26.95 – Reel Cowboys: Western Movie Stars Who Thrilled Young Fans and Helped Them Grow Up Decent and Strong by Bill O'Neal (1999)- Describes the lives and careers in Western films of actors from the silent film period, through the heyday of the Western in the 1930s and the 1940s, to such later Western stars as Clint Eastwood and John Wayne.- Supplier: Eakin Prewss - Physical Description: 90 pages, 10.50 H x 0.50 D x 7.25 W inches 0.80 lbs.
$35.00 -- A Reference Guide to Television’s Bonanza Episodes, Personnel and Broadcast History – by Bruce R. Leiby and Linda F. Leiby -- ISBN 978-0-7864-2268-5 - photos, appendices, discography, filmography, index - 384pp. Softcover edition bublished in 2005 by McFarland of 2001 hardcover. Bonanza aired on NBC from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973, playing to 480,000,000 viewers in over 97 countries. It was the second longest running western series, surpassed only by Gunsmoke, and continues to provide wholesome entertainment to old and new fans via syndication. This book provides an in-depth chronicle of the series and its stars. A history of the show from its inception to the current made-for-television movies is provided, and an episode guide includes a synopsis of each show and lists such details as the main characters of each episode and the actors who portrayed them, the dates they stayed with the show, date and time of original broadcast, writer, director, producer, executive producer, and supporting cast. Also provided are character sketches for each of the major recurring characters, career biographies of Lorne Green, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, and Michael Landon, brief biographical sketches of the supporting cast, a discography of recordings of the Bonanza theme and recordings of the four major stars, and information on Bonanza television movies. About the Authors: Writer and researcher Bruce R. Leiby resides in Media, Pennsylvania. Writer and researcher Linda F. Leiby resides in Media, Pennsylvania. They may be related.
$39.95 – The Republic Pictures Checklist by Len D. Martin gives full cast and credits, plot synopses, release dates, alternate titles, chapter titles and awards for all Features, Serials, Cartoons, Short Subjects and Training Films of Republic Pictures Corporation, 1935–1959 - 36 photos, bibliography, appendices, name index, chapter title index, 391 pages, (6 x 9) 2006 Republic Pictures Corporation, began as a motion picture laboratory in 1915. By 1935, Republic had become a studio and released its first movie, Westward Ho! starring a young John Wayne, who would stay with Republic for the next 17 years. Republic would go on to produce highly successful Westerns starring singing cowboys Gene Autry and Roy Rogers as well as serial adventure series. The studio cranked out so many exciting (not to mention money-making) serials that it became known as “The Thrill Factory.” Occasionally, Republic would produce and distribute “A” features, such as Macbeth and The Quiet Man, but it was the “B” Westerns and adventure serials that they knew best how to produce and market. Until its demise in 1959, Republic fed hungry moviegoers with a steady diet of “B” Westerns, serials, dramas, series pictures and musicals. About the Author: The late Len D. Martin lived in Houston, Texas. Other Books by Len D. Martin published by McFarland and available through our fan club are: The Allied Artists Checklist ($39.95) and The Columbia Checklist ($49.95)
$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
$44.00 (USED) Republic's Wild & Woolly Western Heroes, Heroines, Heavies & Side-kicks ;: A photostory by Mario DeMarco – 1982 - A 100 page 81/2 x 11 book that includes biographies and information on the great western personnel of Republic Studios. Special features on John Wayne, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Wild Bill Elliott, Rocky Lane, Bob Steele, Clayton Moore, Rex Allen, Smiley Burnette, Sunset Carson, Bob Livingston, Monte Hale, Rod Cameron, Kermit Maynard, Tom Tyloer, Crash Corrigan and Dave Sharpe.
$100.00 – Richard Boone: A Knight without Armor in a Savage Land by David Rothel - Here is just about everything you ever wanted to know about one of America's favorite actors. Includes Milestones and Minutiae (A giant, comprehensive compendium of questions and answers about Richard Boone's life, career and achievements); in-depth interviews with family members, friend and co-workers; the films of Richard Boone; Medic episode guide; Have Gun, Will Travel episode guide; The Richard Boone Show episode guide; Hec Ramsey episode guide. - 274 glossy-stock pages. Hundreds of photographs. 274 pages - Empire Publishing
$49.95 – Riding the Video Range - The Rise and Fall of the Western on Television by Gary A. Yoggy - 118 photos, appendix, references, bibliography, index, 710pp. softcover (7 x 10 in 2 vols.) 2008  - In June 1949, Hopalong Cassidy. Then Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger, Zorro, Davy Crockett, the Cisco Kid, Matt Dillon, Bat Masterson, the Cartwrights, Hec Ramsey, Paladin (“Have Gun Will Travel”)—no television genre has generated as many enduring characters as the Western. Gunsmoke, Death Valley Days, Bonanza, Maverick, and Wagon Train are just a few of the small-screen oaters that became instant classics. Then shows such as Lonesome Dove and The Young Riders updated and redefined the genre. The shows tended to fall into categories, such as “juvenile” Westerns, marshals and sheriffs, wagon trains and cattle drives, ranchers, antiheroes (bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns), memorable pairs, Indians, single parent families (e.g., The Big Valley, The Rifleman and Bonanza), women, blacks, Asians and even spoofs. There are 85 television Westerns analyzed here—the characters, the stories and why the shows succeeded or failed. Many photographs, a bibliography and index complete the book. - About the Author: Award-winning author Gary A. Yoggy has written widely on topics including television, film and radio history. He is professor emeritus of history at Corning Community College in New York. Other Book by Gary A. Yoggy Available from McFarland and our fan club: Back in the Saddle $39.95
$26.99 -- Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean -- He believed the dog was immortal. So begins Susan Orlean’s sweeping, powerfully moving story of Rin Tin Tin’s journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. From the moment in 1918 when Corporal Lee Duncan discovers Rin Tin Tin on a World War I battlefield, he recognizes something in the pup that he needs to share with the world. Rin Tin Tin’s improbable introduction to Hollywood leads to the dog’s first blockbuster film and over time, the many radio programs, movies, and television shows that follow. The canine hero’s legacy is cemented by Duncan and a small group of others who devote their lives to keeping him and his descendants alive. Hardcover published in 2011 by Simon & Schuster.
$25.00 – The Rodeo and Hollywood: Rodeo Cowboys on Screen and Western Actors in the Arena – by Jim Ryan - 289 photos, appendices, bibliography, index, 408pp. Softcover edition published in 2013 of hardcover book first published by McFarland in 2006 - At rodeos in the 1940s, Gene Autry sang and jumped his horse, Champion, through a flaming hoop. In 1960s rodeo arenas, Lorne Greene and Dan Blocker acted out a skit from their hit television show Bonanza. In the same era familiar rodeo personalities like Hoot Gibson and Slim Pickens could be seen in movies or television shows. This book profiles performers who crossed over between film studio and rodeo arena when Hollywood and the rodeo circuit were closely linked. The first part traces the careers of rodeo participants who also contributed to film or television. The next two sections describe rodeo appearances of Western screen stars who entertained at rodeos. Some appeared solo and others with a television co-star or two. A fourth section summarizes rodeo-related films. Appendices introduce golden age rodeo personalities and outline rodeos known for presenting Western stars. About the Author: A fan of westerns from his youth in the 1940s, Jim Ryan is a retired Army Signal Corps officer and special education teacher. A member of the Western Writers of America, the Rodeo Historical Society, and the Dublin (Texas) Rodeo Heritage Association, he lives in Colorado Springs.
$30.00 – The Round-Up is a photo album with pictures of 300 wewstern film players with a short paragraph about each one. Incuuded is a foreward by Monte Hale and a afterword by Neil Summers, Written and self published by Donal Key d.b.a. Empire Publishing
$35.00 (USED)– Roy Barcroft: "King of the Badmen" by Bobby J. Copeland - Includes a detailed biography, information obtained from Barcroft's Social Security application and his death certificate, How he selected the name, "Roy Barcroft," letters and comments by Roy, Roy's fans speak out, complete filmography.. Description: 168 pages, 8.25 H x 0.50 D x 5.75 W inches 0.55 - Publisher: Empire Pub Publish Date: 01/01/2001
$39.95 – Roy Huggins: Creator of Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, The Fugitive and The Rockford Files by Paul Green - Foreword by Jo Swerling, Jr. - 192pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2014 - Producer-writer Roy Huggins is best known for creating the TV series, Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, The Fugitive, Run For Your Life and The Rockford Files (with Stephen J. Cannell). This biography details his personal and professional life, aided by exclusive interviews with family, producers, actors and writers who worked with him. The author was granted exclusive access to Huggins’ personal memoirs to provide an intimate, firsthand account, including his early career at Columbia, RKO, Warner Bros. and 20th Century-Fox. Huggins’ political activism at UCLA and the subsequent House Un-American Activities hearing in 1952 is covered in depth. The book includes an extensive filmography and previously unpublished photographs provided by family members. About the Author: Paul Green is a biographer specializing in film and television history. He lives in Rustburg, Virginia. Other McFarland Books by Paul Green available from our fan club: Pete Duel ($45), Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns ($25), A History of Television’s The Virginian, 1962-1971 ($39.95), Jennifer Jones ($35), and Jeffrey Hunter ($35)
$14.99 – Roy Rogers 2017 Calendar by Willow Creek Press - Physical Description: 12.00 H x 0.25 D x 12.00 W inches 0.58 lbs.- Attributes: 18-Month Wall Calendar – Source: Baker & Taylor
$39.95 – Roy Rogers: A Biography, Radio History, Television Career Chronicle, Discography, Filmography, Comicography, Merchandising and Advertising History, Collectibles Description, Bibliography and Index by Robert W, Phillips - Publisher: McFarland Publishing - Publish Date: 09/24/2009 - This is the definitive work on Roy Rogers, the "King of the Cowboys." The lives and careers of Rogers and his wife, Dale Evans, are thoroughly covered, particularly their work on radio and television. The merchandising history of Roy Rogers reveals that his marketing of character-related products was second only to that of Walt Disney; Roy Rogers memorabilia are still among the most popular items. Includes a comprehensive discography, filmography and comicography. Heavily illustrated.- Physical Description: 436 pages - 10.25 H x 1.25 D x 7.00 W inches 1.75 lbs. About the Author: The late Robert W. Phillips of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, was a researcher who published articles on Roy Rogers and others in Westerns And Serials.
$20.00 – The Roy Rogers Book - By David Rothel is a 223 page large 8½ x 11 book packed with almost everything you could ever want to know about Roy and including almost 200 photos. Published in 1987 by Empire. Hardcver is also available for $25.00
$24,95 – Roy Rogers And Dale Evans Toys & Memorabilia - by P. Allan Coyle is a 225 pages book published in 2000 by Collector Books. It identifies and values thousands of items with full color photos of over 700.
$49.95 – Roy Rogers Comics Archives Volume 1 Hardcover – September 9, 2008 - Happy Trails! Roy Rogers rides again in this deluxe volume presenting the earliest comic book adventures of America's favorite western star! Return to the heyday of the West, when Roy Rogers, with his golden palomino Trigger, conquered the American frontier one thrilling act of daring-do at a time! Pop culture icon, hero to generations of boys and girls, and the straightest-shooting, fastest-riding cowboy of them all, Roy Rogers left an indelible mark on the American landscape. These classic comics, in a handsome hardcover edition fit for the "King of the Cowboys" are a perfect way to experience the excitement, humor, and romance that captivated millions. 240 pages - Publisher: Dark Horse = Supplier: Amazon
$49.99 – Roy Rogers: The Collected Daily and Sunday Newspaper Strips Hardcover – July 5, 2011 - An in-depth collection surveying the greatest cowboy strip to grace newspapers, Roy Rogers. See the adventures of Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, and Trigger in both the black-and-white daily strips and twelve complete full-color continuities of the Sundays. Presented in this volume is the complete work of Silver Age master Alex Toth on the title. Also featured is artwork by Mike Arens, Pete Alvardo, and Tom, Chuck, and Bob McKimson. During the 1950's Roy Rogers was one of the most widely read newspaper comic strips in America and this volume presents a representative sampling covering the entire 12-year run of the title. This book, as with all Hermes Press' comic book and strip reprints, presents a detailed essay about the strip's history, written by comics historian Tim Lasuita, accompanied by artwork, movie posters, advertising, and toys. Source: Amazon
$10.00 USED – Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys by Georgia Morris and Mark Pollard - Two hundred photographs, many in full color, highlight an account of the life and career of the greatest of Hollywood's singing cowboys, told in Roy Rogers's own words, including stories of Dale Evans and his horse, Trigger. Publisher: HarperCollins (March 1994) Dimensions: 0.8 x 9 x 9.5 inches = Weight: 2 pounds = 144 pages
$29.95 – Roy Rogers: King of the Cowboys – a film guide by Bob Carman and Dan Scapperoti - This 8½ by 11” book contains full detailed synopsis of every Rogers starring film, over 200 illustrations including poster reproductions of a B-Westerns starring Roy Rogers with cast, credits, running times, and release dates. Plus: a list of Roy Rogers half-hour television programs. Over 200 pages in all. Published in 1979 by Robert C. Carman.
$20.00 – Saddle Aces of the Cinema (1981) by Buck Rainey - Each chapter discusses the life and career of a particular cowboy star . Included are Tom Mix, Buck Jones,Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, Gene Autry, and more. Published by A.S, Barnes – a company that went out of business over 30 years ago. USED
$10.00 – Saddle Gals: A Filmography of Female Players in B-Westerns of the Sound Era by Edgar M. Wyatt and Steve Turner - Dale Evans, Gail Davis, Rita Hayworth, Jennifer Holt, Myrna Loy, Fay McKenzie, Iris Meredith, Ruth Mix, Noreen Nash, Peggy Stewart, Linda Stirling, June Storey, Gale Storm, Lynn Roberts, Ann Rutherford, Marie Windsor, and many others - almost 400 actresses in all? - Publisher: Empire Pub. - Publish Date: 01/01/1995 - Physical Description: 100 pages. : 8.75 H x 0.25 D x 5.75 W inches 0.30 lbs.
$5.00 – Saddle Pals by Gary Towell & Wayne E, Keates is a complete B-Western roster of the sound era, with a complete listing of sound serials as well. Published in 1995 by Empire.
$29.95 – Saddle Serenaders (1994) by Guy William Logsdon, Mary Rogers, and William Jacobson - This is a great reference book on the "western" part of the country and western music industry, concentrating on performers who included lots of songs about cowboys, Indians, cattle, criminals and their clashes with contemporary life. Great photos and short bios of more than 200 singers, pickers and writers. Incloded are The Carter Family, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Tex Ritter, Ken Curtis, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Sourdough Slim, Patsy Montana, Michael Martin Murphey, Katie Lee, and George Strait, 225 cowboy musicians in all. A CD is included with a sampling of traditional cowboy songs by non-professional singers and some who were/are polished pros, including Woody Guthrie, Sourdough Slim, Harry Stephens, Cisco Houston, Jess Morris, Ray Reed, Harry Jackson, Sloan Matthews, Gary McMahan, Braun and the Boys, Buck Ramsey, Gil Prather, and The Gillette Brothers. - Description: 143 pages, 11.25 H x 0.50 D x 8.75 W inches 1.50 lbs. - Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publish Date: 11/01/1994
$36.00 -- Saddles of the West: History, Art, Culture, Function (Hardcover) by Shirl Woodson, David R. Stoecklein, and Carrie Lightner, Carrie (EDT) Photographs trace the historic beginnings of the western saddle and the handiwork of some of the most famous early saddle makers. These saddles range from the simplest of designs to the most ornate and hand-tooled leather creations. Modern-day saddle makers build saddles for the real cowboys of the West who use them in cutting, reining, working cows, horses, rodeo and more. The images in this collection show off the skilled craftsmanship and creativity that goes into each one. Published in 2005 by Storcklein
$30.00 – The Saga of Buck Jones – Volume One - The Life and Films of Buck Jones: The Silent Era - by Buck Rainey - 263 pages - Publisher: World of Yesterday (1988) Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches - Weight: 1.5 pounds - It contains complete coverage of the early years of Buck Jones, Included are over 250 photos and a wealth of information.
30.00 – The Saga of Buck Jones – Volume Two - The Life and Films of Buck Jones: The Sound Era – 1991 - by Buck Rainey - 388 pages - Publisher: The World of Yesterday (1991) Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.2 x 1 inches = Weight: 2.4 pounds – It contains complete coverage of the sound films of Buck Jones and over 300 photos.
$50.00 – Both volumes of The Saga of Buck Jones bought at once.
$10.00 (used) Saturday Afternoon At Movies: 3 In 1 by Alan G. Barbour (1987) For all the Hollywood studios that created the memorable movies and for all the audiences who devoured them each Saturday afternoon the possibilities 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. Publisher: Random House Value Publishing – Length: 565 Pages – Weight: 3.30 lbs. - Dimensions: 1.7" x 8.1" x 11.0"
$29.95 – Savages and Saints: The Changing Image of American Indians in Westerns by Bob Herzberg - 84 photos, bibliography, index, 318pp. (7 x 10) McFarland  The history of American Indians on screen can be compared to a light shining through a prism. We may have seen bits and pieces of the genuine culture portrayed, but rarely did we see a satisfying and informative whole picture. Savages and Saints deals with the changing image of the American Indian in the Western film genre, contrasting the fictionalized images of native Americans portrayed in classic films against the historical reality of life on the American frontier. The book tells the stories of frontier warriors, Indian and white, revealing how their stories were often drastically altered on screen according to the times the films were made, the stars involved in the film’s production, and the social/political beliefs of the filmmakers. Studio correspondence, letters from government files, and passages from western novels adapted for the screen are used to illustrate the various points. About the Author: Writer, actor and comedian Bob Herzberg is the author of scholarly books and western novels. He lives in Brooklyn, New York
$20.00 – The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend by Glenn Frankel – Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (2013) Traces the making of the influential 1950s film inspired by the story of Cynthia Ann Parker, sharing lesser-known aspects of Parker's 1836 abduction by the Comanche and her heartbreaking return to white culture, in an account that also explores how the movie reflects period ambiguities. Supplier: St Martins Press / B&T
$24.95– Sergio Leone: Something to Do with Death by Christopher Frayling - Sergio Leone is a singular figure among Italian filmmakers of the postwar years; his films grow in reputation year after year. Groundbreaking westerns such as his Dollars trilogy and the authoritative Once upon a Time in the West have made Leone one of the most popular and influential directors in world cinema. Christopher Frayling’s remarkable biography of Leone—the first ever—affectionately explores his body of work and casts light on little-known details of his life. A wealth of research, story, and insight, Sergio Leone: Something to Do with Death stands as the definitive study of this master filmmaker, crafted by one of our most acclaimed critics and historians. - Publisher: University of Minnesota Press - Publish Date: 01/26/2012 – Supplier: B&T
$45.00 – Serial Film Stars: A Biographical Dictionary, 1912-1956 by Buck Rainey - 305 photos, filmographies, bibliography, index 863pp. softcover (7 x 10 in 2 vols.) This softcover edition was published in 2013 – McFarland also published an earlier hardcover edition now out-of-print in 2005 - Pearl White, William Duncan, William Desmond, Ben Wilson, Walter Miller, Francis Ford, Charles Hutchinson, Jack Dougherty, and Eddie Polo are just a few of the stars to start up a whirlwind of enthusiasm among serial devotees. They offered a thrill-a-minute world of ridiculous plots, weird disguises, hair-raising escapes, hidden treasures, diabolic scientific devices, wild animals, depraved men, runaway trains, and an endless procession of knock-down, drag-out fights. Who could resist? This reference work highlights 446 serial performers who thrilled generations. Each entry includes the performer’s birth and death dates, serial credits, major films and details of life before and after the movies. About the Author: The late Buck Rainey wrote scores of articles for Westerns and Serials and other fanzines and several books. He lived in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
$50.00 (USED) Shoot-Em-Ups: The Complete Reference Guide to Westerns of the Sound Era by Les Adams and Buck Rainey – Originally published in 1979 and reprinted several times – only used copies are available from us.
$116.00 – The Shoot-Em-Ups Ride Again: A Supplement to Shoot-Em-Ups by Buck Rainey - Publisher: Scarecrow Press - Publish Date: 12/01/1990 - The approximately 20,000 cast listings in this supplement, combined with the many thousands in the original volume, will give readers the most complete record of Western film credits ever compiled. This book is still available from the publisher at the price listed. It can be ordered through our club. Description: 309 pages, 11.75 H x 1.00 D x 9.00 W inches 2.40 lbs.
$50.00 – Shooting Cowboys and Indians: Silent Western Films, American Culture, and the Birth of Hollywood by Andrew Brodie Smith - Traces the history of western films from their silent-picture origins in the 1890s to the talking pictures of the 1920s, citing the impact of western film on the overall development of the movie industry while exploring the productions of such companies as Selig Polyscope, New York Motion Picture, and Essanay - Publisher: Univ Pr of Colorado Publish Date: 01/01/2004 – Hardcover - Physical Description viii, 230 p. : 8.75 H x 1.00 D x 6.50 W inches 1.00 lbs. - Supplier: B&T
$35.00 – Shooting Scripts: From Pulp Western to Film by Bob Herzberg - photos, bibliography, index, 212pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2005, Published by McFarland - In their heyday, pulp westerns were one of America’s most popular forms of entertainment. Often selling for less than 50 cents, the paperback books introduced generations to the “exploits” of Billy the Kid and Jesse James, brought to life numerous villains (usually named “Black” something, e.g., Black Bart and Black Pete), and created a West that existed only in the minds of several talented writers. It was only natural that filmmakers would look to the pulps for stories, adapting many of the works for the big screen and shaping the Western film genre. The adaptations of seven of the pulps’ best writers—Ernest Haycox, Luke Short, Frank Gruber, Norman A. Fox, Louis L’Amour, Marvin H. Albert, and Clair Huffaker—are analyzed here. Insightful and humorous, the work looks at how the pulp novels and the movie adaptations reflected the times in which they were produced. It examines the clichés that became a part of the story: the rescue of the heroine, the gunfights, the evil banker or rancher ready to steal the land of the good, law-abiding citizens, and the harlot with a heart of gold. A critical examination of how the books were interpreted—or frequently misinterpreted—by filmmakers is included, along with commentary on the actors and directors who put the pulps on screen. About the Author: Writer, actor and comedian Bob Herzberg is the author of several scholarly books and western novels. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
$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
$75.00 – Showdown at High Noon: Witch-Hunts, Critics, and the End of the Western by Jeremy Byman, This is a study of one of the most enduring Westerns, High Noon, a film whose political, cultural, and thematic implications have had a profound influence on not only the genre but on filmmaking itself. Author Jeremy Byman examines the film's origin, its production, and the continuing debate over its significance in American cinema. Publisher: Scarecrow Press - Publish Date: 06/24/2004 – Supplier: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc \ B&TN
$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.
$20.00 -- The Singing Buckaroos - Tex Ritter & Fred Scott - written and published by Mario DeMarco -- 81/2 x 11 book of over 100 pages aand loads of rare photos of Tex and of Fred, their complete filmographies, biographies, and more.
$19.95 (USED) Singing Cowboy Stars (Book and CD) , 1994 - by Robert W. Phillips - Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Tex Ritter collection of photos, film clips, lobby cards and sheet music. Plus a compact disc that includes Back In The Saddle Again by Gene Autry, I want to be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart by Patsy Montana, Jingle Jangle Jingle by Tex Ritter, Tumbling Tumbleweeds by The Sons of the Pioneers, Deep In The Heart of Texas by John “Dusty” King and The Range Busters, Don’t Fence me In by Roy Rogers, Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie by Jimmy Wakely, Don’t Go Near The Indians by Rex Allen, Banks of the Old Rio Grande by Eddie Dean, and Happy Trails by Dale Evans and Roy Rogers. 110 photos, 50 in full-color.
$34.95 – Singing In The Saddle - by Douglas B. Green (Ranger Doug of the Riders in the Sky) is the history of the singing cowboy performers from the early days in vaudeville and radio through the movie westerns to today. 408 pages with 149 photos. Published in 2002 by Vanderbilt University Press.
$5.00 – Six Gun Heroes Viewers Guide is a companion for the 1980’s PBS television series by the same name – 60 pages with 27 short features (with photos) on the movies shown on PBS during that series.
$25.00 – Six-Gun Law: The Westerns of Randolph Scott, Audie Murphy, Joel McCrea and George Montgomery by Barry Atkinson - Author Atkinson looks at the Western career of four of Hollywood’s often overlooked cowpokes: Randolph Scott, Audie Murphy, Joel McCrea and George Montgomery, What these hombres have left behind is a vast body of work that continues to bring pleasure and enjoyment to many, many fans of a certain age, and may even garner a few younger devotees. 320 Pages, Publisher: Midnight Marquee Press AO
$4.00 – Sixgun Heroes: A Price Guide to Movie Cowboy Collectibles by Theodore L Hake and Robert D. Cauler – 140 pages, published in 1976 so prices may be out of date, but pictures over 500 collectibles, plus biographies and filmographies, for Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger, Tom Mix, Gene Autry and other Western movie stars. Publisher: Wallace-Homestead Book Co,
$29.95 -- Sixguns and Society: A Structural Study of the Western by Will Wright - Publisher: Univ of California Press  The purpose of this book is to explain the Western's popularity. While the Western itself may seem simple (it isn't quite), an explanation of its popularity cannot be; for the Western, like any myth, stands between individual human consciousness and society. If a myth is popular, it must somehow appeal to or reinforce the individuals who view it by communicating a symbolic meaning to them. This meaning must, in turn, reflect the particular social institutions and attitudes that have created and continue to nourish the myth. Thus, a myth must tell its viewers about themselves and their society. This study, which takes up the question of the Western as an American myth, will lead us into abstract structural theory as well as economic and political history. Mostly, however, it will take us into the movies, the spectacular and not-so-spectacular sagebrush of the cinema. Unlike most works of social science, the data on which my analysis is based is available to all of my readers, either at the local theater or, more likely, on the late, late show. I hope you will take the opportunity, whenever it is offered, to check my findings and test my interpretations; the effort is small and the rewards are many. And if your wife, husband, mother, or child asks you why you are wasting your time staring at Westerns on TV in the middle of the night, tell them firmly--as I often did--that you are doing research in social science.
$18,95 – Skunk Ranch to Hollywood: The West of Author Hal Evarts by Hal Evarts Jr. - .The Evarts clan breeds storytellers, as this biography of Western fiction writer Hal G. Evarts confirms. Born in 1887, Hal Sr. was a true 'American Original.' Dropping out of the school in the ninth grade, he became a gypsy of the west: trapper, professional hunter, self-taught naturalist, and general hell-raiser. In 1915, he moved with his young family to Skunk Ranch, remotely near Cody, Wyoming. Here, he was stricken with one of the diseases endemic to the snow-bound north - boredom. Huddling over a table in front of the kitchen stove, dressed in a fur cap and mackinaw, he passed the time by transporting his life of adventures in the wild onto paper. Unbeknownst to Hal, his sister sent these first stories off to New York publishers. And just when his ranching operation went bellyup, the stories sold, launching his meteoric career as a bestselling Western fiction writer in the 30s. Then, as if graced by a lucky but whimsical star, his trail took a turn to Hollywood when three of his novels were made into movies - one of which introduced another rising star, John Wayne. I’m sure many members of our fan club will enjoy the extensive section on The Big Reel – including Everts’ version of how John Wayne (until then Marion Morrison) got his name. Among many other works created by Everts were Tumblewweeds (made into a film starring William S. Hart) anad The Painted Stallion (brought to the screen by Republic as a serial in 1937). Everts was often the screen writer and on the set re-writers on many of his books that were brought to film. - Affectionately written by his son, Hal Evarts, Jr., this is a colorful history told with broad humor and a knack for sniffing out the comic and extraordinary details of Evarts extraordinary life. Published in 1989 by Capra Press.
$18.00 – Smiley Burnette: We Called Him Frog by Bobby J. Copeland and Richard B. Smith III (2007) You will learn all about Smiley Burnette, one of B-Westerns' premier comics. Includes how he got the name Smiley, his vast musical contributions to his films, what Smiley thought of Gene Autry, comments by those who liked him and those who didn't, film historians' opinions of his place in Western film history, his roles in many of his films, many great photos. Plus a lot about Gene Autry's strikes against Republic, Pat Buttram's near death experience, etc. - Published by Empire.
$26.95 – The Sons of the Pioneers by Bill O'Neal and Fred Goodwin – Publisher:: Eakin Press - Publish Date: 11/01/2001 - "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and "Cool Water" are only a couple of the hundreds of songs created by the Sons of the Pioneers, the most famous singing group in the history of Western music. Charter members Roy Rogers (Len Slye), Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, and brothers Hugh and Karl Farr (two gifted instrumentalists from Texas) developed a unique style of vocal control and harmony that became the group's trademark. During the 1930s and 1940s, the prolific Nolan, along with other members of the Pioneers, composed hundreds of songs, primarily for film appearances. Although Roy Rogers left the group for movie stardom, the Pioneers appeared with the "King of the Cowboys" in forty-two films. There were one hundred movies appearances in all, including "Rio Grande" and "The Searchers" with John Wayne. Alumni of the Pioneers include Pat Brady, Lloyd Perryman, and Ken Curtis "Festus of TV's "Gunsmoke"), and today the Sons of the Pioneers carry on the long tradition of their group in Branson, Missouri. - Physical Description: Includes filmography (p. 223-225), discography (p. 226-234), bibliographical references (p. 235-238), and index. 10.00 H x 0.75 D x 7.00 W inches 1.00 lbs. About the Authors: During his long association with the Sons of the Pioneers, Fred Goodwin has amassed the most extensive collection in existence of the group's recordings, photographs, films, movie posters, lobby cards, and memorabilia. Through conversations and correspondence, Fred has become an expert on the background and performances of the Pioneers. He has produced four albums with the group, receiving a Grammy nomination in 1981 for Sons of the Pioneers, Columbia Historical Edition. After serving with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, Fred majored in finance and economics with a minor in history at Middle Tennessee University. A research specialist and movie/music collector, he is the head of Concept Productions in his hometown, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.- Bill O'Neal is the author of more than twenty books, including a biography of singing cowboy Tex Ritter. For three years he wrote a monthly column about Western movies for True West magazine. His most recent book is Reel Cowboys. Bill is chairman of the history department at Panola College in Carthage, Texas. His wife, Karon, who is chairman of the Panola College math department, assists with research and manuscript preparation for each of his books.
$35.00 – The Spaghetti Western - A Thematic Analysis by Bert Fridlund - 30 photos, tables, appendices,notes, bibliography, index, 304pp. (6 x 9) 2006 McFarland - The 1960s and 1970s were the heyday of spaghetti westerns—low-budget films about the early American West mostly filmed in Italy. Though sometimes derided as excessively violent imitations of American-made westerns, they attracted a substantial following that has endured. With its classic elements of gunfights, gambling, heroes, sidekicks, love, and death, the genre is now perceived by critics as an intriguing object of study. This book analyzes the construction of the stories presented in spaghetti westerns. It examines the content of the Italian western using concepts and constructs borrowed from scholars studying “pre-industrial” narratives. Plot, the constellation of characters, their relationship to each other, and their motives are studied. Films examined in detail include the seminal A Fistful of Dollars as well as Django, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. There is also a discussion of the early spaghetti westerns. The study then probes the elements of bounty hunters, the deprived hero, partnerships, betrayal, and comedy. An appendix details the top grossing Italian westerns between 1964 and 1975, including title, director, lead actor and intake. A second appendix provides a list of films quoted by Italian title and then by English title. About the Author: System analyst Bert Fridlund lives in Uppsala, Sweden. His essays on popular cinema and popular culture have been published in Swedish journals and anthologies.
$45.00 – Spaghetti Westerns—the Good, the Bad and the Violent: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Filmography of 558 Eurowesterns and Their Personnel, 1961–1977 by Thomas Weisser - Forewords by Craig Ledbetter and Tom Betts; Comments by William Connolly - 88 photos, appendices, bibliography, index – Published by McFarland 2005  Spaghetti Westerns—mostly produced in Italy or by Italians but made throughout Europe—were bleaker, rougher, grittier imitations of Hollywood Westerns, focusing on heroes only slightly less evil than the villains. After a main filmography covering 558 Spaghetti Westerns, another section provides filmographies of personnel—actors and actresses, directors, musical composers, scriptwriters, cinematographers. Appendices provide lists of the popular Django films and the Sartana films, a listing of U.S.–made Spaghetti Western lookalikes, top ten and twenty lists and a list of the genre’s worst. About the Author: Thomas Weisser is the editor and founder of Asian Cult Cinema magazine, as well as the author of numerous books on European and Asian cinema. He lives in Fort Pierce, Florida.
$21.00 – Stagecoach to Tombstone: The Filmgoer's Guide to Great Westerns by Howard Hughes - n this enjoyable book, Howard Hughes explores the Western film genre, from John Ford's Stagecoach to the revisionary Tombstone. Writing with panache and fresh insight, he explores the key films, drawing on production notes, cast and crew biographies, and the films' box-office success, to reveal their place in Western history. Major films covered include the best from genre giants John Ford, Howard Hawks and John Wayne, plus classics High Noon, Shane, The Magnificent Seven and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Presented too are the best of western trivia, a filmography of essential films -- and ten aficionados and critics give their verdict on the best in the west. Hughes also engagingly charts the genre's timely renovation by Sam Peckinpah (Ride the High Country and The Wild Bunch), Sergio Leone (Once Upon a Time in the West) and Clint Eastwood (The Outlaw Josey Wales and Unforgiven) and shows how, through reinvention and resurrection, the Western continually postpones the big adios and avoids ending up in Boot Hill – permanently. Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd – Supplier: St Martins Press \ B&T – Publih Date: 01/08/2008 - Paperback: 272 pages
$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.
Strong, Silent Type - Over 100 Screen Cowboys, 1903-1930 by
Buck Rainey -
302 photos, filmographies, bibliography, index - 720pp. softcover (8.5 x 11) 2004 - Over 100 of those cowboys who starred in silent westerns between 1903 and 1930 are highlighted in this work. Among those included are Broncho Billy Anderson, Art Acord, Harry Carey, William Desmond, Hoot Gibson, William S. Hart, Jack Hoxie, William Farnum, Jack Holt, Buck Jones, J. Warren Kerrigan, Tim McCoy, Ken Maynard, Tom Mix, Fred Thompson, Fred Cody, Bob Custer, Jack Daugherty, William Duncan, Neal Hart, Leo Maloney, Pete Morrison, Jack Mower, Dustin Farnum, George Larkin, Jack Perrin, Buddy Roosevelt, William Russell, Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, and Wally Wales, to name just a few. Biographical information and a complete filmography are provided for each actor. Richly illustrated with over 300 picture stills. - About the Author: The late Buck Rainey wrote articles for Westerns and Serials and several books. He lived in Tishom
$10.00 – Stunt Flying In The Movies - by Jim and Maxine Greenwood. This 256 page cloth bound hardcover includes 207 illustrations. It is an entertaining look at the exciting world of Hollywood aviation, from the earliest days of the cinema to the present era of incredible flying feats. Wings, The Great Air Robbery, Hell's Angels, The Dawn Patrol, Pancho Barnes, Howard Hughes, to James Bond, Black Sheep Squadron, and more is covered. Published in 1982 by Tab Books. Original price was $21.95
$40.00 – Stunt Man: The Autobiography of Yakima Canutt With Oliver Drake (used) by Yakima Canutt (Author), Oliver Drake (Author), John Wayne (Afterword), Charlton Heston (Foreword) Most who have heard of Yakima Canutt know him as the greatest Hollywood stuntman ever, but as this book shows, "Yak" was a whole lot more. He led an exciting life, first as a bronc-riding rodeo star, then to Hollywood to stunt and act in the silent westerns. As he says, he didn't have the voice to pull off dialogue when the "talkies" came in, so he moved to stunting. He describes in great detail all the innovations he came up with as a stuntman and 2nd unit director. He gives vivid background into the many epics he was part of, including "Stagecoach" "Ivanhoe" "Ben Hur" and "Where Eagles Dare." He pulls no punches in his descriptions of his relationships with the Hollywood crowd, especially on how difficult John Ford could be if you were perceived to have stood up to him. All in all this is a crackling good yarn, and best of all it is true. Sources: University of Oklahoma Press or Walker & Co.
$18.00 – Sunset Carson: The Adventures of a Cowboy Hero by Bobby Copeland and Richard B., Smith III - Publisher: Empire Pub - Publish Date: 11/30/2007 - You will never know the whole Sunset Carson story until you read this book. After reading this book, you will have a greater appreciation of B-Westerns' tallest star.Physical Description: 160 p. : 8.25 H x 0.50 D x 5.50 W inches 0.50 lbs.
$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.
$29.95 – Superheroes and Gods: A Comparative Study from Babylonia to Batman by Don LoCicero - 43 photos, notes, bibliography, index, 255pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2008 - The work provides a unique study of superheroes and gods in literature, popular culture, and ancient myth. The author selects a number of mythological figures (e.g., Babylonia’s Gilgamesh and Enkidu), ancient gods (e.g., Greece’s Eros and Tartarus), and modern superheroes (e.g., the United States’ Superman and Captain Marvel) and identifies the often striking similarities between each unique category of characters. The author contends that the vast majority of mythological superheroes follow the same archetypal character patterns, regardless of each hero’s unique time period or culture. Each of the first nine chapters examines the heroes and gods of a particular region or country, while the final chapter examines modern descendants of the hero prototype like Batman and Spiderman and several infamous anti-heroes (for example, Dracula and The Hulk).About the Author: Works by retired professor Don LoCicero include eight published novels, a study of the novella genre, a text on humor and numerous scholarly articles and book reviews. LoCicero lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Source: McFarland
$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.
$50.00 – Sweethearts of the Sage: Biographies and Filmographies of 258 Actresses Appearing in Western Movies by Buck Rainey - 652pp. (8.5 x 11.) [1992 McFarland] Hundreds of leading ladies have appeared in the thousands of Westerns produced since 1903’s The Great Train Robbery, riding in and out, never to be heard of again. A relative few of the women stayed around to make a name for themselves. This comprehensive biographical reference book of those rangeland queens is divided into four parts: “Path Finders,” active before 1920; “Trail Blazers,” whose heyday was in the 1920s; “Pioneers,” the 1930s and 1940s; and “Homesteaders,” primarily post–1940. If an actress appeared in at least eight Westerns, or a lesser number of significant oaters, she is in this book. Generously illustrated. About the Author: The late Buck Rainey wrote scores of articles for Westerns and Serials fanzine and several books. He lived in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
$19.95 -- Tales of Zorro by Doug Klauba (Artist), Jan Adkins, Isabel Allende, Robin Wayne Bailey, Mike Bullock -- Pub. Date: June 2008 - Paperback , 288pp - ISBN: 1933076313 - Moonstone Books published this anthology featuring 18 tales of the fox - the first collection of original Zorro short fiction ever published! This landmark compilation, edited by Richard Dean Starr (Hellboy, Kolchak: The Night Stalker), includes all-new stories and essays by some of today's top writers in film and literature.
$49.95 – Television Western Players of the Fifties: A Biographical Encyclopedia of All Regular Cast Members in Western Series, 1949–1959 by Everett Aaker - 147 photos, appendix, bibliography, index, 588 pages (7 x 10) 2007 , Published by McFarland - Modeled after the Mack V. Wright 1920 film version, the 1949 western television series The Lone Ranger made Clayton Moore’s masked character one of the most recognized in American popular culture. Other westerns followed and by 1959 there were 32 being shown daily on prime time television. Many of the stars of the nearly 75 westerns went on to become American icons and symbols of the Hollywood West. This encyclopedia includes every actor and actress who had a regular role in a television western from 1949 through 1959. The entries cite biographical and family details, accounts of how the player first broke into show business, and details of roles played, as well as opinions from the actors and their contemporaries. A full accounting of film, serial, and television credits is also included. The appendix lists 84 television westerns, with dates, show times, themes, and stars. - About the Author: Everett Aaker has written reference books on television western actors and actresses of the fifties and early television crime fighters. He was a finalist in the BBC quiz shows Film Buff of the Year and Screen Test in which his specialist subject was George Raft. He lives in England.
$49.95 – Television Western Players, 1960–1975: A Biographical Dictionary by Everett Aaker - 155 photos, appendix, filmography, index (7 x 10) Not Yet Published, Available Spring 2017 – This biographical encyclopedia covers every actor and actress who had a regular role in a Western series on American television from 1960 through 1975, with analyses of key players. Entries provide birth and death dates, family information, and brief accounts of each player’s career, with a cross-referenced videography. An appendix gives details about all Western series, network or syndicated, 1960–1975. About the Author: Everett Aaker has written reference books on television western actors and actresses of the fifties and early television crime fighters. He was a finalist in the BBC quiz shows Film Buff of the Year and Screen Test in which his specialist subject was George Raft. He lives in England.
$39.95 – Television Westerns Episode Guide - All United States Series, 1949–1996 by Harris M. Lentz III - 576pp. softcover (8.5 x 11) 2012  About the Book: Since Hopalong Cassidy and the Lone Ranger blazed their first trails on television in 1949, Westerns have been the genre of choice for 180 series through 1996. Some (Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and Maverick, for example) were classics; others, such as 26 Men and Shotgun Slade, were quickly forgotten. From Adventures of Briscoe County, Jr., through Zorro and Son, this comprehensive reference work covers all 180 Western series. Each entry opens with a listing of the broadcast history of the series, including original network, day and time. This is followed by a listing of the regular cast members and a brief premise of the series. The individual episodes are then covered, with the title, original air date, leading guest stars and a brief synopsis given. An exhaustive index completes the work.- About the Author: Harris M. Lentz III, prodigious researcher and independent scholar, is the author of numerous reference works. He lives in Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas.
$35.00 – Television Westerns: Major and Minor Series, 1946–1978 by Richard West - photos, appendices, index, 168 pages (6 x 9) [1987 McFarland] These heroes came riding into America’s living rooms in one form or another from the earliest days of television and rode off into the sunset in the late 1970s. Here are detailed descriptions of every major and minor television Western series to appear, 1946–1978 (the Golden Age): theme, sustaining cast members and their characters, air dates & times, network(s). Separate listings show Emmy winners, Nielson ratings, recordings of theme music by artist and record label and other recordings of interest. Many great photos. About the Author: Richard West lives in Live Oak, Texas.
$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
$10.00 (used) Tex Ritter: America's Most Beloved Cowboy Paperback – September 1, 1998 - by Bill O'Neal - 168 pages - Publisher: Eakin Press - Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches - Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
Tex Ritter Story Hardcover
– Import, 1976 - by Johnny Bond - Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x
1.3 inches - Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds - 397 pages - Publisher:
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$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
$25.95 – The Texas Rangers: Two Decades on Radio, Film, Television, and Stage- by Ryan Ellett & Kevin Coffey (2014) Kansas City's KMBC was home to many country and western artists during radio's golden age but few could match the popularity and longevity of the Texas Rangers. Debuting in 1932, the Texas Rangers entertained America by radio, records, tours, motion pictures and television before finally disbanding in the 1950s. With few commercially released singles, the Texas Rangers were soon forgotten after their heyday except by the most devoted fans of the genre. Now, nearly six decades after the end of their performing years, The Texas Rangers: Two Decades on Radio, Film, Television, and Stage offers an in-depth history of the Texas Rangers. This book provides a rare look into the personalities and business dealings that kept the group performing before the public for more than twenty years. Publisher: earManor Media (OAZ)
$29.95 – Those Great Cowboy Sidekicks by David Rothel (1984) is an in-depth examination of such fondly remembered comic character actors as George "Gabby" Hayes, Smiley Burnette, Andy Devine, Al "Fuzzy" St. John, Pat Buttram, and many other sidekicks of the B Westerns-thirty-nine in all! Much is told through the reminiscences of the sid. ks themselves (those who were still kicking) and the cowboy stars who enjoyed the company of these often bewhiskered, tobacco-chewing saddle pals. Author David Rothel interviewed many of the top Western stars, sidekicks, heroines, directors, writers, relatives, and Gower Gulch extras in his effort to tell the story of these comic actors. Mr. Rothel also provides the reader with the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes to discover the manner in which Western screen comedy was created. (It wasn't all just falling into horse troughs, you may be sure!) - Sources: : Empire Pub, Downey Co., CreateSpace, amazon
$29.95 -- Those Wide Open Spaces by Hank Williams - This is the first comprehensive book to look at the leading cowboy movie heroes of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. With more than 225 full-page photographs (many never published previously), the book heralds the stories behind the rise of such greats as Hopalong Cassidy, Gene Autry, and Roy Rogers. To satisfy the interests of real movie buffs, there are chapters on those stars who made B-Westerns so popular, including Sunset Carson, Buster Crabbe, Tim Holt, Buck Jones, and Lash LaRue (to name only a few). Because these movies would never have been as good as they were without them, the author includes chapters on the Saddle Queens who made the heroes look even better -- such as Anne Jefferys, Virginia Mayo and Jennifer Holt. To round out the presentation, there is a chapter on 100 of the top horses that blazed across the screen every Saturday afternoon. Supplier: Insync Communications Llc (2000) Hardcover - Physical Description: 10.00 H x 1.25 D x 7.00 W inches 2.55 lbs.
$49.95 – Three Bad Men: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond by Scott Allen Nollen - Foreword by Michael A. Hoey - 63 photos, filmographies, notes, bibliography, index, 408pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2013 - These were unique, complex, personal and professional relationships between master director John Ford and his two favorite actors, John Wayne and Ward Bond. The book provides a biography of each and a detailed exploration of Ford’s work as it was intertwined with the lives and work of both Wayne and Bond (whose biography here is the first ever published). The book reveals fascinating accounts of ingenuity, creativity, toil, perseverance, bravery, debauchery, futility, abuse, masochism, mayhem, violence, warfare, open- and closed-mindedness, control and chaos, brilliance and stupidity, rationality and insanity, friendship and a testing of its limits, love and hate--all committed by a "half-genius, half-Irish" cinematic visionary and his two surrogate sons: Three Bad Men. About the Author: Scott Allen Nollen was educated in film and history at the University of Iowa. He has written and edited more than 40 books on the history of film, literature and music.
$29.99 – The Three Mesquiteers, Cavaliers of the West – 1984 - written and published by the late Mario DeMarco – 100 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 – Over 100 photos – Features on William Colt MacDonald, Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Bob Livingston, John Wayne, Ray “Crash” Corrigan, Max Terhune, Al “Fuzzy” St. John, Harry Carey, Guinn “Big Boy” Williams, Hoot Gibson, Raymond Hatton, Duncan “Cisco Kid” RenaldoSyd Saylor, Ralph Byrd, and Yakima Canutt. Includes filmography of The Three Mesquiteers movies.
$20.00 – Tim Holt by David Rothel – Biography of actor best known for his leading roles in Western films and his co-starring role opposite Humphrey Bogart in the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. 285 pages - Publisher: Empire Pub. (1994) Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.2 x 11.8 inches - Weight: 2.8 pounds
$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.
$25.00 – Tom Mix - A Heavily Illustrated Biography of the Western Star, with a Filmography by Paul E. Mix - 80 photos, appendices, filmographies, bibliography, index, 336 pages, (6 x 9)  Tom Mix became a major star in the 1920s, earning over $900,000 for his movie work in 1921. Fox refused, however, to renew his contract in 1927, and that, coupled with the stock market crash of 1929, left him virtually penniless. In 1932 Mix resumed his movie career, making Destry Rides Again, his first “talkie.” Later he became a circus owner and star. This is the story of Mix’s life and career; it includes a comprehensive filmography of his work.- About the Author: The late Paul E. Mix was a distant relative of the cowboy and the author of several books. He was a design engineer in Austin, Texas.
$15.00 – Tom Mix – Photostory of the Screens Greatest Cowboy Star by Mario DeMarco – includes over 100 photos, biography, and filmography of Mix. Also features on Ruth Mix, Art Mix, and Sid Jordan. (limited supply)
$15.00 – Tom Mix – Riding Up To Glory by John H. Nicholas, with forward by Gene Autry, is a large hardcover 95 page book with over 90 photos. Includes biography and filmography. Published in 1980 by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. We have a very limited supply of this boo – all autographed by the author.
$7.95 – Tom Mix Highlights by Andy Woytowich is a collection of 30 deluxe illustrations and brief stories about the life of Tom Mix, who is known to many as “America's Greatest Cowboy.” The publisher says this book will delight every fan of old, old western movies. Published in 1989 by Empire.
$20.00 – The Tom Mix Book by Merle “Bud” Norris is a 379 page book with almost 200 photos of the great Tom Mix. Published in 1989 by the Downeys. About one-third of the book is devoted to Tom Mix collectibles, about one-third to trivia, and about one-third to his films.
$15.00 – Tom Tyler and George O'Brien "The Herculeses of the Cinema Range" – 1987 - written and published by the late Mario DeMarco – 100 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 – Over 100 photos – Filmographis and biographies of theses two stars plus a short sketch on Nat Levine.
$95.00 (used) The Tom Tyler Story (2005) by Mike Chapman - About the Author
Written by Mike Chapman, author of 18 books and 35 years as a newspaper writer and editor. The winner of many writing awards, Mr. Chapman specializes in books about history and forgotten personalities. In researching his book on Tom Tyler, he traveled to Tom's home town of Hamtramck, MI, and to Victorville, CA, to meet personally with two of Tom's nephews.- Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.7 x 0.5 inches – Source: Amazon
$7.50 – Tom Tyler Tales #1 (2004) To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tom Tyler, Calvin Castine, Sid Couchey and Arto Monaco have produced an 8 1/2 X 11 book commemorating Tyler's life. There's a B&W Tom Tyler comic, along with several full color and B&W posters and lobby cards, and a Tyler biography and filmography. Order direct from: Order from: Home Town Cable, 1477 Ridge Road, Champlain, NY 12919. Postage is $2.50 media mail and $4.00 priority. Add $.50 postage for each additional book.
$15.00 postpaid – Tom Tyler Tales Too (2006) Tales Too is an 8 1/2 X 11 book and is the second of a two-part tribute to Tyler, commemorating his first starring role in FBO's LET'S GO GALLAGHER (1925). There's a B&W comic and over a hundred B&W stills and poster/lobby cards, some in B&W and some in color. Order direct from: Home Town Cable, 1477 Ridge Road, Champlain, NY 12919.
$39.95 – Tonino Valerii - The Films by Roberto Curti - Foreword by Christopher Frayling; Afterword by Ernesto Gastaldi - 40 photos, appendix, filmography, notes, bibliography
232pp. (7 x 10) 2016 – McFarland - Tonino Valerii is one of Italy’s best genre film directors. Starting out as Sergio Leone’s assistant on For a Few Dollars More (1965), he went on to direct spaghetti westerns that stand out among the most accomplished in their class—Day of Anger (1967), The Price of Power (1969), A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die! (1972) and My Name Is Nobody (1973). He also directed the outstanding giallo My Dear Killer (1972). This book examines Valerii’s life and career in depth for the first time, with exclusive interviews with the filmmaker, scriptwriters and actors, and critical analysis of his films. About the Author: Roberto Curti is an Italian film historian and a contributor to film magazines and to books published in Italy, Great Britain and Spain. He lives in Cortona, Italy.
$12.50 – Trail Talk : Candid Comments and Quotes by Performers and Participants of the Saturday Matinee Western Films by Bobby J. Copeland = The book takes us back to all the participants of days gone by for the fans of B-Western movies. Many quotes and comments, plus the real names of the Cowboys & Cowgirls' ~ Movie Horses ~ Top Ten Money-Making Western Stars ~ Cowboy Creeds (Hoppy, Gene & Roy) ~ Movie Cowboys' Theme Songs ~ What America Means to Me by John Wayne ~ Cowboy Challenge ~ Cowboys at Rest...these and much more. Mr. Copeland shares in depth an account of the B-Western Heroes, Sidekicks, Heavies & Helpers, Heroines, Producers & Directors inclusive within their own individual sections in the book. Things that have only now come to light. If you're into the memories of the B-Western hero and his code of fair play, favorite horse and thoughts on his directors, co-workers and leading ladies. Total Pages: 169 ~ Empire Publishing Inc ~ (1996)
$29.95 – True West: An Illustrated Guide to the Heyday of the Western by Michael Barson (Author), Robert B. Parker author of the Spencer series (Foreword) - Return with us to yesteryear, when cowboys were cowboys and gunslingers lurked around every corner. Today that colorful period continues to resonate in the collective imagination of red-blooded Americans everywhere—and now we have True West, which illustrates, in hundreds of full-color illustrations, how America’s mass media stamped that vision so indelibly on our collective unconscious over the past century, into today. Boasting hundreds of rare and colorful movie posters, pulp magazines, television memorabilia, advertisements, paperback books, record album jackets, toys, and clothing, True West covers such hugely popular television series as Gunsmoke, The Lone Ranger, and Bonanza, along with classic Western novels, including Shane, The Searchers, Welcome to Hard Times and that epic of all epics, Lonesome Dove. True West bows to the icons who ruled the silver screen—Tom Mix, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, John Wayne, and Clint Eastwood, to name a few, while offering up such indelible movie triumphs as Red River, The Searchers, Hud, The Wild Bunch, and Unforgiven. It also showcases the great Western comic books and comic strips—Colt, Red Ryder, Straight Arrow, and Jonah Hex—along with all those nifty toys and other ephemera that helped link kids to celluloid heroes like Hopalong Cassidy, Roy and Dale, and the ubiquitous Gene Autry. And what would the Wild West be without an accompanying soundtrack? True West reproduces the sublime album covers and sheet music that served up classic odes like “Streets of Laredo” and “Cool Water,” narrative ballads like “El Paso” (with Marty Robbins bedecked in his black gunfighter togs on the cover!), and “High Noon.” – 175 pages - Publisher: Texas Christian University Press (October 29, 2008)Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches
$10.00 – The TV Western Book Volume Four by Neil Summers (150 page book with over 300 photos) The foreword is by George Montgomery. Over 40 westerns are featured, including: Circus Boy, Travels of Jamie McPheeters, Laredo, The Monroes, The Rounders, Rango, Here Comes The Brides, McCloud, Dustys Trail, Nakia, Barbary Coast, Sara, Chisholms, Father Murphy, Yellow Rose, North & South, Lonesome Dove, Judge Roy Bean, The Gray Ghost, Andy Burnett, Steve Donocvan, Man Without A Gun, Elfego Baca, Texas John Slaughter, Pony Express, Border Patrol, The Americas. The Road West, Pistols “N” Petticoats, Custer, Young Rebels, Dirty Sally, The New Land, Young Dan’l Boone, Oregon Trail, Centennial, Young Maverick, The Gambler, Best of the West, Outlaws. Desperado, The New Zorro, Lonesome Dove, and Lucky Luke. Published in 1992 by The Old West Shop
$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)
$24.95 – The Ultimate Roy Rogers Collection: Identification & Price Guide by Ron Lenius - Offering the most comprehensive listing of Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Gabby Hayes, Trigger and Bullet collectibles ever assembled, The Ultimate Roy Rogers Collection: Identification & Price Guide… is the premiere reference for all Roy Rogers collectors. This full-color edition features more than 1,000 photos, item descriptions and historical and pricing information.Collectors and fans on the "Happy trails…" will love the color photos of their favorite Roy Rogers collectibles, especially the many rare items they may be seeking for their own collections.Includes pricing for every item and a special interview with Roy and Dale's son, Dusty Rogers. Physical Description: 208 p. : 11.00 H x 0.75 D x 8.00 W inches 1.60 lbs. Publisher: Krause Pubns Inc
$39.95 – Universal Sound Westerns, 1929–1946 - The Complete Filmography by Gene Blottner - 64 photos, appendices, bibliography, index, 447pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2011  Publisher: McFarland - After Fox released In Old Arizona, the first feature length western with sound, in 1929, Universal president Carl Laemmle decided that Universal’s westerns should follow suit. Beginning that same year, with the release of The Wagon Master starring Ken Maynard, up until 1946, when the studio merged with International Pictures, Universal Pictures captivated audiences with its sound westerns. Individual entries for the approximately 180 feature films and serials released by Universal during that period are presented here. Each entry includes the film’s title release date, alternate title, cast, credits, songs, location of filming, running time, source if the film was an adaptation, plot synopsis, commentary from the author and from the actors and directors, representative excerpts from reviews, and a tag line from the original advertising. Also provided is a chronological listing of Universal’s short western films and a chronological listing of Universal’s sound westerns.
$39.95 – Universal-International Westerns, 1947–1963 - The Complete Filmography by Gene Blottner - 122 photos, bibliography, index, 368pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2007  McFarland - From 1947 through 1963, the merged studios of Universal and International produced mostly highly entertaining westerns that ranged from classics like Winchester ’73 to forgettable films better left unmade. Entries on the 114 Universal-International westerns of the period are collected here. While other films may have contained western elements, only films that truly fit the genre are included. Films are arranged alphabetically by title, and each entry includes release date, alternate title, cast, credits, songs, location of filming, source if the film was an adaptation, running time, plot synopsis, commentary from the author and from the actors and directors, and representative excerpts from contemporary reviews. Also included are tag lines used in the original advertising for each film. An introduction to the book provides details on the Universal-International merger and a history of the studios’ productions. About the Author: A retired pharmacist, Gene Blottner has written for such publications as Western Clippings and Under Western Skies. He is the author of several books with McFarland and lives in Norfolk, Virginia, .Other Book(s) by Gene Blottner Available from Westerns & Serials Fan Club are Columbia Pictures Movie Series, 1926-1955 ($45.00), Universal Sound Westerns, 1929-1946 ($39.95), Wild Bill Elliott ($39.95)
$35.00 -- The Vanishing Legion - A History of Mascot Pictures, 1927–1935 by Jon Tuska - 224pp. (6 x 9)  McFarland - This beautifully written book is a definitive record of the players and productions of a film company that specialized in chapter plays and “B” movies and that became highly influential in winning an ever-widening public for the kind of films it innovated such as the musical Western. Cinema history at its best—written with careful attention to detail, and based on thorough research and exhaustive personal interviews—The Vanishing Legion offers critical treatment of every serial and feature produced by Mascot during its nine years of operation. Tom Mix, Gene Autry, John Wayne, Rin-Tin-Tin and other Western heroes ride and bark again through the pages of this fascinating book. Appendices list cast and technical credits (plus chapter titles) for all Mascot serials and features. Comprehensive index. Several dozen seldom- or never-seen ads and stills are reproduced. About the Author: Jon Tuska is the author of numerous books on film history and American culture. In 1969-1971 he produced "They Went Thataway," a series of ten half-hour programs on the American Western cinema. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
$35.00 – A Variable Harvest - by John Tuska contains twenty different essays and reviews on various subjects - Billy the Kid, Fran Striker and The Lone Ranger, Yakima Canutt, Louis L'Amour, Rex Stout, War of the Worlds, Trader Horn, Rain and more. This 416 page hardcover book was published in 1989 by McFarlan
$29.95 – Wagon Train – The Television Series by James Rosin - Pub. Date: July 2008 - Publisher: O.C. Autumn Road Company - Format: Paperback , 269pp - ISBN: 0972868445 - This book tells the story of the long running television series – many photos.Includes episode guide for all eight seasons, commentary from its actors and biographies in its 270 pages.
$7.98 – The West of the Imagination by William Goetzmann – An overview of western American art, movies, and the legends that it inspired. The official companion to a popular PBS series of the same name. This book shows that the West is a vibrant mirror of American cultural diversity. Through 450 illustrations—more than 300 in color—the authors trace the visual evolution of the myth of the American West, from unknown frontier to repository of American values, covering popular and high arts alike. Supplier: W W Norton & Co Inc
$4.00 – The West That Never Wast by Tony Thomas - Publisher: Citadel  The bad lost and the good won in the West between 1860-1899, as depicted on the screen, Description: 255 pages, 11.25 H x 0.75 D x 8.50 W inches 1.85 lbs.
by Carter, David -- ISBN: 9781842432174
Publish Date: 2008/04/28 - Publisher: Old Castle -- This book provides a basic work of reference for all the major directors and noteworthy films of the genre. It discusses how folk heroes and heroines such as Jesse and Frank James, Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp, Calamity Jane, and Annie Oakley were all eagerly seized on by filmmakers, and how writers, from the very popular to the very literary—from Zane Grey to Owen Wister and James Fennimore Cooper—were plundered for storylines. The great Hollywood directors are all here, including John Ford, Howard Hawks, Raoul Walsh, Michael Curtiz, Sam Peckinpah, and Henry Hathaway, as well as great stars such as John Wayne, James Stewart, Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Jane Russell, and Clint Eastwood. Learn how the Western became popular worldwide by offering escape, adventure, stunning landscapes, and romance, as well universal themes such as survival, law and order, defense of family, and dreams of a new and better world.
$24.95 – The Western Adventures of Tim Holt by Chuck Thornton – This 108 page - 8.5 x 11 book was published 1n 1987. It contains the cast, credits, snynopsis of all of Holt's western movies as well as a short biography in the introduction. Packed with photos (well over 100) we have a limited supply of the original first printing.
$39.95 – Western Film Highlights - The Best of the West, 1914–2001 by Henryk Hoffmann - 65 photos, appendices, bibliography, index, 213pp, (7 x 10)  Westerns may have had their heyday, but they remain popular. The greatest films from 1914, when The Squaw Man and The Virginian were among the genre’s best, through 2001, when American Outlaws and Texas Rangers were tops, are the subject of this work. For each year, the author names the outstanding western films in the following categories: picture, screenplay (original and adaptation), direction, cinematography, music, male and female leading roles, and male and female supporting roles. Also for each year, the author lists the westerns that received Academy Award nominations (and those that won), makes note of the births and deaths of notable actors, directors, producers, composers, cinematographers, authors and other such personalities, and describes the genre’s significant achievements. About the Author: Henryk Hoffmann was born in Poland. 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, Pennsylvania.
$29.95 -- The Western Film Review: A Second Look At Some Popular Western Movies by Chuck Lewis - With this collection of reviews, fans of western movies can enjoy taking another special look at some of our favorites with western author Chuck Lewis as he offers us insight and a unique view of the films we like or even those we don't like. We might remember some of them with a nostalgia that doesn't match up with what the movie was all about. We think we know the stories, or what a good job of acting our heroes did, or perhaps gave no thought to the symbolism of the roles they played, but maybe Chuck can suggest something different. The storylines of these movies are told here in detail and interspersed with appropriate and interesting observations. You will definitely learn while being entertained. Most of these reviews are written with Chuck's subtle sense of humor, but all are informative and surprising at times. They offer interesting facts that never occurred to us when we first saw the movie, but all are honestly assessed with a bite that only Chuck Lewis can give us.-Movies reviewed in Volume One-Shane-Winchester '73-Red River-Conagher-Will Penny-Monte Walsh-The Naked Spur-High Noon-River of No Return-The Unforgiven-The Big Country-Cowboy-Stagecoach-The Wonderful Country-My Darling Clementine-Monte Walsh (TV)-Jeremiah Johnson-The Magnificent Seven-The Wild Bunch-Tombstone-Blood on the Moon-The Searchers-Colorado Territory-The Bravados. - Publish Date: 2004/09/30 - Publisher: Iuniverse Inc
Film Series of the Sound Era – by
Michael R. Pitts - ISBN 978-0-7864-3529-6
137 photos, filmographies, bibliography, index -- 480pp. hardcover (7 x 10) Published in 2009 by McFarland - The western genre touched on ideals of honor, conquest, and freedom of spirit, and its stories packed cinemas of the early sound era. This volume covers 30 western film series produced from the mid 1930s to the early 1950s. Included are such long-running series as Hopalong Cassidy, The Durango Kid and The Three Mesquiteers as well as those that had moderate or brief runs like The Singing Cowgirl and The Texas Rangers. Major genre stars like John Wayne, Ken Maynard, Tim McCoy, Buck Jones and Johnny Mack Brown headlined the popular Saturday matinee fare. The book contains a plot synopsis and analysis of each series’ place in cinema history, many photographs and illustrations and a detailed filmography. About the Author: Michael R. Pitts is the author of more than thirty books on film and has compiled numerous volumes about geneology and local history. He lives in Chesterfield, Indiana.
$10.00 – Western Films: A Complete Guide by Brian Garfield (1988) rom the Wild West Show the silent film developed a style that soon became an American art form. This guide to Western films from Abilene Town to Zanny Bride lists credits and ranks the great figures —John Ford, Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Howard Hawks—who shaped this influential genre.- 386 pages - Publisher: Da Capo Press
$20.00 – The Western Films of John Ford and The Non-Western Films of John Ford sold here only as a two volume set. These two were published back I the 1970’s by Citadel. We have onlu used copies available. Pleanty of photos and entries on all of the films directed by John Ford
$24.00 – The Western Films of Monte Hale by Bob Carman and Dan Scapperoti - a 96 page book with a full synopsis of all Monte Hale feature films, reprints of 57 posters and dozens of photos. Published in 1984 by Robert C. Carman.
$29.95 – The Western Films of Sunset Carson by Bob Carman and Dan Scapperoti includes over 100 photos and full synopses of every Carson movie. This 72 page book – size 8½ x 11 – was published in 1981 by Robert C. Carman. Limited Supply
$29.95 – Western Gunslingers in Fact and on Film - Hollywood’s Famous Lawmen and Outlaws by Buck Rainey = 50 photos, bibliographies, index, 341pp. softcover (6 x 9) 1997 – Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Hickok, Belle Starr, Wyatt Earp, the Younger Gang, the Dalton-Doolin Gang and Bat Masterson—these real-life lawmen and lawbreakers have been the basis of so many Hollywood Westerns that it has become difficult to discover where the truth ends and the legend begins. All actually became larger-than-life characters during their lifetimes, as contemporary newspapers and books embellished their deeds for their own purposes. But it was in Hollywood that the line between reality and myth was completely blurred. Each chapter-length entry here first focuses on the known facts of the people’s lives and how each became truly legendary during their lifetimes. The reality is then compared to how they have been portrayed in the movies. .About the Author: The late Buck Rainey wrote for Westerns and Serial s and other fanzines and several books. He lived in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
$15.95 – The Western Hero in History and Legend – by Kent Ladd Steckmesser - Much of what the American public believes it knows about the settling of the West comes from penny dreadfuls and B movies. Steckmesser here separates truth from legend?without necessarily discarding the legend as worthless?in portraits of four Western archetypes: Billy the Kid as outlaw; Wild Bill Hickok as gunfighter; Kit Carson as mountain man; and General Custer as soldier. This "well-written" volume offers an insightful look at history. 296 pages - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press (1997) Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches - Weight: 1.6 pounds USED
$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)
$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
-- Western Movie Wit & Wisdom (Hardcover) by Kane,
Jim / Hernandez, Isabel Lasater (ILT) ISBN:
9781931721974 - Publisher: Bright Sky Pr - Publish Date: 2007/02/28.
This book is a compilation of quotations from western movies ranging
from the 1920s to the films of the present. Here film characters give
advice, words of wisdom, funny lines, or an occasional historic fact.
Many of these quotations reflect our American culture and have
applications for contemporary living .
About the author: Jim Kane has studied the western movie genre-the stories, the history, the dialogue-and has organized quotations from the best to the obscure. Using his personal collection of 1,700 westerns, Jim personally reviewed, transcribed, and categorized many witty, wise quotations.
$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.
$39.95 -- Western Shirts: A Classic American Fashion (Hardcover) by Steven E. Weil, Daniel DeWeese, and G. Daniel Deweese. The great American western shirt is no longer hiding in the back of grandpa's closet--it is now a highly collectible piece of American fashion history, a treasured piece of Western Americana. Western shirts: A Classic American Fashion is the resource on understanding the history behind these uniquely American pieces of art, and on what to look for in collecting them, because while fashion trends may come and go, quality design and construction are always recognizable. The book contains a complete list of 250 western shirt labels to help identify the manufacturer and date of your finds, and though many of the early brands are gone, this survey of makers and their designs covers the quality of design, workmanship and materials of the different brands on the market from the last 70 years. The good old shirts get bought by collectors and go out of circulation, which is why this book is so necessary and so cool. Published in 2004 by Gibbs Smith
$4.00 -- Western Stars of Country Music - by Robert K. Krishef and Bonnie Lake is a 72 page hard cover book that includes chapters of Tex Ritter, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Bob Wills, Patsy Montana and more. Published in 1978 by Lerner. Was $8.00
$39.95 – Westerns and American Culture, 1930–1955 by R. Philip Loy - photos, indexes, 280pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2001 - Many people have fond memories of Friday nights and Saturday afternoons spent in theatres watching cowboy stars of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s chase villains across the silver screen or help a heroine out of harm’s way. Over 2,600 Westerns were produced between 1930 and 1955 and they became a defining part of American culture. This work focuses on the idea that Westerns were one of the vehicles by which viewers learned the values and norms of a wide range of social relationships and behavior, and thus examines the ways in which Western movies reflected American life and culture during this quarter century. Chapters discuss such topics as the ways that Westerns included current events in film plot and dialogue, reinforced the role of Christianity in American culture, reflected the emergence of a strong central government, and mirrored attitudes toward private enterprise. Also covered is how Westerns represented racial minorities, women, and Indians. About the Author: R. Philip Loy is a professor of political science at Taylor University and is associate dean for the Social Science Division. He lives in Upland, Indiana. Another Book by R. Philip Loy also published by McFarland and availble through our fan club is Westerns in a Changing America, 1955-2000 for $39.95
$39.95 – Westerns and the Trail of Tradition: A Year-by-Year History, 1929–1962 by Barrie Hanfling - 110 photos, bibliography, index, 270pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2010 [McFarland] Over the past century, the western has fluctuated in popularity. By 2010 it has come to stand, to the dismay of many, at one of its lowest points. Beginning with 1929 and the advent of talkies (In Old Arizona), the author discusses the cultural and industry trends, the directors, producers, studios and especially the stars, and looks at the ways in which their personalities (and financial ups and downs) affected the way westerns were shot. The improvements in technology through the years, the trick horses, the fistfight choreography, the evolution of plotlines—these are fascinating indicators of the way Americans themselves were changing. About the Author: The late Barrie Hanfling wrote for Nostalgia Westerns magazine. He also had articles published in Wrangler’s Roost and Serial Report. He lived in Auckland, New Zealand.
$39.95 – Westerns in a Changing America, 1955–2000 by R. Philip Loy - photos, bibliography, index, 328pp. softcover (6 x 9) 2004 - For many, the Westerns of 1930 to 1955 were a defining part of American culture. Those Westerns were one of the vehicles by which viewers learned the values and norms of a wide range of social relationships and behavior. By 1955, however, Westerns began to include more controversial themes: cowardly citizens, emotionally deranged characters, graphic violence, marital infidelity, racial prejudice, and rape, among other issues. This work examines the manner in which Westerns reflected the substantial social, economic and political changes that shaped American culture in the latter half of the twentieth century. Part One of this work considers shifting themes as the genre reacted to changes unfolding in the broader social landscape of American culture. Part Two examines the manner in which images of cowboys, outlaws, lawmen, American Indians and women changed in Westerns as the viewers were offered new understanding of the frontier experience. About the Author: R. Philip Loy is a professor of political science at Taylor University and is associate dean for the Social Science Division. He lives in Upland, Indiana. Another Book by R. Philip Loy also published by McFarland and availble through our fan club is Westerns and American Culture, 1930–1955 for $39.95
$49.95 – Westerns: Films Through History – edited by Janet Walker - The "cowboys and Indians," sheriffs and outlaws, schoolmarms and barkeeps of Western films have wholly transformed our ideas about the reality of the American frontier. " Westerns" is the first book to consider seriously the historical meanings and functions of the Western film genre. In "Westerns," leading scholars unpack the ways in which the form has embellished, mythologized, and erased past events. Contributors explore the mythic "Wild West" envisioned by "Buffalo Bill" Cody, the revisionist aims of recent westerns like "Posse, Lone Star, " and "Dead Man," and how the genre addresses key issues of biography, authenticity, race, and representation - Publisher: Routledge \ Taylor & Francis - Publication date: 10/28/2001 - Series: AFI Film Readers Series - Pages: 272 - Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80
$39.95 -- The Westerners - Interviews with Actors, Directors, Writers and Producers by C. Courtney Joyner - Foreword by Miles Swarthout - 266 pages – McFarland - Actors, writers, directors and producers who helped1define the genre offer unique insight about western1movies from the early talkies to the present. Interviewed here are Glenn Ford, Warren Oates, Virginia Mayo, Andrew V. McLaglen, Harry Carey, Jr., Julie Adams, A.C. Lyles, Burt Kennedy, Edward Faulkner, Aldo Sambrell, Jack Elam, Andrew J. Fenady, and Elmore Leonard. Movies they discuss include Red River, The Searchers, 3:10 to Yuma, High Noon, Bend of the River, Rio Bravo, The Wild Bunch, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, among many others. About the Author: C. Courtney Joyner is a screenwriter with more than 20 produced films to his credit. He has contributed chapters to a number of books on film history and his articles have appeared in Wildest Westerns, Fangoria and Famous Monsters of Filmland.
$25.00 – Westerns: Making the Man in Fiction and Film by Lee Clark Mitchell - Ranging from the novels of James Fenimore Cooper to Louis L'Amour, and from classic films like Stagecoach to spaghetti Westerns like A Fistful of Dollars, Mitchell shows how Westerns helped assuage a series of crises in American culture. This landmark study shows that the Western owes its perennial appeal not to unchanging conventions but to the deftness with which it responds to the obsessions and fears of its audience. And no obsession, Lee Mitchell argues, has figured more prominently in the Western than what it means to be a man.-- Publisher: University of Chicago Press - Publication date: 5/28/1998 - Pages: 348
$49.95 – Westerns: The Essential 'Journal of Popular Film and Television' Collection - by Gary R. Edgerton (Editor), Michael T. Marsden (Editor) - For many years, the Journal of Popular Film & Television has published some of the most interesting and original western scholarship. This collection brings together some of the best of these articles and they range over the entire history of film and TV westerns as well as some of the most central critical themes such as race, gender, and the recurrent tendency to reinvent the significance of the western myth. This anthology should be valuable not only for scholars of the subject but for anyone interested in the rich and complex history of westerns in the media. - Publisher: Taylor & Francis - Publication date: 4/20/2012 - Pages: 384
-- Westerns Women - Interviews with 50 Leading Ladies of
Movie and Television Westerns from the 1930s to the 1960s by Boyd
Magers and Michael G. Fitzgerald -
Forewords by Anne Gwynne, Lois Hall, Gale Storm and Virginia Vale - 154 photos, notes, filmographies, index, 288pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2004  This collection features a diverse mixture of leading ladies of Westerns, along with several who are not quite as well known. Some toiled in B westerns, others worked exclusively at the A level, and a few were relegated to television. Those interviewed are Jane Adams, Julie Adams, Merry Anders, Vivian Austin, Joan Barclay, Patricia Blair, Pamela Blake, Adrian Booth, Genee Boutell, Lois Collier, Mara Corday, Gail Davis, Myrna Dell, Ann Doran, Faith Domergue, Dale Evans, Beatrice Gray, Coleen Gray, Anne Gwynne, Lois Hall, Kay Hughes, Marsha Hunt, Eilene Janssen, Anna Lee, Joan Leslie, Nan Leslie, Kay Linaker, Teala Loring, Lucille Lund, Beth Marion, Donna Martell, Kristine Miller, Peggy Moran, Maureen O’Hara, Debra Paget, Jean Porter, Paula Raymond, Jan Shepard, Marion Shilling, Roberta Shore, Elanor Stewart, Peggy Stewart, Linda Stirling, Gale Storm, Helen Talbot, Audrey Totter, Virginia Vale, Elena Verdugo, Jacqueline White and Gloria Winters. Gwynne, Hall, Storm and Vale provide forewords to the work. About the Authors: Boyd Magers, president of Video West, has contributed to scores of magazines and several television documentaries. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The late Michael G. Fitzgerald was an accountant and the organizer of the annual Universal Players Reunion. He lived in El Dorado, Arkansas. Published by McFarland
$15.00 – Whatever Happened To Randolph Scott? By C.H. Scott – A biography of this great western star written by his son Chris, with lots of personal information about his family and private life. This 240 page book was published in 1994 by Empire (Limited stock – publisher out of business)
$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
$80.00 – White Horse, Black Hat: A Quarter Century on Hollywood's Poverty Row - by C. Jack Lewis, Publisher: Scarecrow Press - Publish Date: 11/01/2002 - Author C. Jack Lewis spent 25 years in this world of low-budget Westerns, and here he portrays the human side of the industry through the many people with whom he came into contact as he worked his way from film to film. Highly personal, filled with rare glimpses of a life that lives only in the memory of a few, this narrative is a nostalgic memoir of a bygone time, of those who shared life on Poverty Row_and of the hard work, failures, successes, and dreams made or broken. Liberal use of photos helps readers identify the faces they have seen on their television screens in the reruns of these pictures still making the rounds. A must-read for students of film and popular culture_great for fans of Westerns as well. Physical Description: 243 pages.,  p. of plates : 8.75 H x 1.00 D x 5.50 W inches 1.14 lbs.= Supplier: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc \ B&T
$20.00 – Who Was That Masked Man? - The Story of the Lone Ranger – by David Rothel is a very complete book on The Lone Ranger (large 8½ x 11 – over 200 pages – over 200 photos). It is one of the most complete stories of the men behind the mask and the material created by them. It chronicles the creation and development of the Lone Ranger during the Depression years of the early 1930s on radio and in novels, comic strips and two movie serials. It examines the promotion of the character through radio premiums and merchandising from the 1930s to the present. First published in 1976 by A.S. Barnes and new editions have come out several times.
$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.
$39.95 – Wild Bill Elliott - A Complete Filmography by Gene Blottner – Published by McFarland - 105 photos, appendices, bibliography, index, 328pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2012  Wild Bill Elliott was a major western star. His screen persona met evil head-on and emerged victorious, bringing cheers from Saturday audiences. This book covers Elliott’s entire career. It begins with a biographical sketch and then discusses each of his 78 starring roles as well as his more than 130 supporting roles. The film entries include studio, release date, alternate titles, cast and credit listings, songs, location filming, color, running time, source, story synopsis, notes and commentary, quotations from published reviews and a critical summation of the film. Appendices include Elliott’s short films, TV and radio appearances and comic books.
$5.00 -- The Wild Wild West - three book set by Robert Vaughan: novels about the adventures of James West and Artemus Gordon based on the classic television series. Published in 1998 by Berkeley Boulevad Books.
$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)
$25.00 (USED)William Elliot and Robert Livingston: The Knights of the Range – 1989 - by Mario DeMarco - This 102 page book contains photos, biographies, and filmographies of both men, also a biography of Jack Randall.(LIMITED SUPPLY)
$39.95 – Women of the Western Frontier in Fact, Fiction and Film by Ron Lackmann - 74 photos, appendices, bibliography, index, 215pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2006  McFarland - This work provides factual accounts of women of the Old West in contrast to their depictions on film and in fiction. The lives of Martha “Calamity Jane” Canary and Belle “The Bandit Queen” Starr are first detailed; one discovers that Starr was indeed friends with notorious bank robbers of the time, including Jesse James and Cole Younger, but was herself primarily a cattle and horse thief. Wives and lovers of some of the West’s most famous outlaws are covered in the second section along with real-life female entertainers, prostitutes and gamblers. Native Americans, entrepreneurs, doctors, reformers, artists, writers, schoolteachers, and other such “respectable” women are covered in the third section. About the Author: Ron Lackmann, a retired teacher, has contributed numerous articles to such publications as Screen Greats and Afternoon TV. He lives in Stone Ridge, New York.
$99.00 – Written Produced and Directed by Oliver Drake:50 Years with Hollywood's great western heroes and other stars An Autobiography – 1990 - One of the most prolific auteurs in B-Western history, Oliver Drake began his screen career directing and acting in very low-budget fare produced in San Diego. He turned to directing in the early talkie era and established himself as a producer/writer/director at Universal in the 1940s. His entire career spent in the cheapest Hollywood productions possible, Drake was there for the B-Western genre's last gasps. In 1948-1949, his Yucca Productions released a series of Sunset Carson Westerns - Publisher: Outlaw Press (limited supply)
$24.95 -- Yellow Rose of Texas - The Myth of Emily Morgan Written by Douglas Brode Illustrated by Joe Orsak - ISBN 978-0-7864-4520-2 - full color illustrations - 135pp. softcover (7 x 10) Graphic Novel published in 2010 by McFarland. This book tells the fact based story of the African-American woman who inspired the world famous folk song. In this graphic novel the adventures of Emily Morgan reveal the Texas war for independence through the eyes of a black woman who survived the Alamo and played an important part in winning the war. While the story of Texas is told with attention to historical detail, the story of Emily is elevated to a romantic myth. About the Author: Douglas Brode is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright, film historian, and award winning journalist. He teaches courses on various popular culture subjects at the Newhouse School of Public Communications, Department of Radio, TV and Film, at Syracuse University. The author of more than 35 books on the visual and performing arts, he regularly appears on national radio and TV shows as a special guest.-- About the Illustrator: Joe Orsak is a graphic illustrator born in Syracuse, New York. Joe traveled the world as a youth, graduating from high school in Rome, Italy. He returned to the States in 1970 to attend Syracuse University, graduating in 1974. Working in advertising during the seventies, Joe began to develop his skill as a graphic storyteller. His work has appeared in a number of newspapers, comic books and graphic novels.
$40.00 – Zane Grey’s Wild West - A Study of 31 Novels – by Victor Carl Friesen - appendix, notes, bibliography, index, softcover (6 x 9) 2013 – McFarland - Not Yet Published, Available Fall/Winter 2013 - This is a literary discussion of one-half of Zane Grey’s Westerns, with a chapter for each selected book. The choices stem from wishing to best show the broad scope of this one-time best-selling author’s interests in the West. My expository treatment explains how these novels "work," while pointing out Grey’s ecological concern for our natural world--its vastness, color and beauty. Wild nature provides a powerful setting but is a determinant of action and of character too. The range of subjects encompasses not only cowboys but also prospectors, foresters and other frontiersmen--from the end of the Revolutionary War to the flapper era of the 1920s. World War I veterans, including an American Indian, are portrayed in several books, and women are colorful main protagonists in others, all uniquely characterized. Grey’s sure ear for dialogue is key to his vivid presentation of the ideals of the Old West. About the Author: Retired teacher Victor Carl Friesen lives in Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Zorro Television Companion - A Critical Appreciation – by
ISBN 978-0-7864-2058-2 - 51 photos, notes, index - 276pp. softcover (7 x 10) Published in 2005 by McFarland - The legendary Zorro, the masked renegade who rode through the night defending justice in late 18th century Spanish California, became in 1957 the topic for Walt Disney Studios’ first continuing live-action series and the name of a new American icon. Based on the stories of Johnston McCulley, the legend of Zorro gave birth to the archetypal dual-identity crime fighter, inspiring the creation of such future pop icons as Batman and the Lone Ranger. This book documents the conception and success of a television legend that has endured for over 40 years. The opening chapter discusses the growth of Zorro, from Johnston McCulley’s creation of the character in 1919 to Walt Disney’s adaptation of the story and its 1957 ABC premier, and provides an introduction to the star actor behind the mask, Guy Williams. Subsequent chapters reveal behind-the-scenes aspects of the action show, discussing the secrets of Zorro’s fencing technique and daredevil stunts and giving insight into the cast, costumes, sets, crew and music of the episodes. Chapters Four through Nine deal exclusively with the content of the first and second seasons as well as the four one hour specials on Walt Disney Presents. Plot summaries are provided for each episode. The Zorro legend continued to enjoy worldwide popularity long after the filming of the final episode, and concluding chapters discuss the cultural significance of the legend outside of America, particularly in Argentina, where Guy Williams continued his career as the famous pop-culture hero off the screen.
$60.00 – Zorro: The Complete Dell Pre-Code Comics Adventures by Johnston McCulley, William J. Ely, Gaylord Dubois, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Paul S, Newman – 271 Pages - Released: November 25, 2014 - Publisher: Diamond Comic Distributors - Now for the first time in over sixty years read the original comic books that introduced Zorro to young readers all over the world. Starting with Four Color #228, Dell Comics introduced Zorro with a book based on the original Johnston McCulley story. Featured in this deluxe, full-color reprint of all of Dell's Pre-Code Zorro comics are issues #228, #425, #497, #538, #574, #617, and #732. These stories feature artwork by Everett Raymond Kinstler, Bob Fujitani, Bob Correa, and Alberto Giolitti. - Collects seven complete issues. Source: Hermes Press \ B&T
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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FAVORITE WESTERNS BOOK REVIEW
by Norman H. Kietzer
Doc Holliday in Film and Literature by Shirley Ayn Linder is without a doubt the most comprehensive book ever written on the books and movies in which Doc Holliday or a character based on him but having another name appears. Also a character who uses the Doc Holliday name but has little or no resemblance to the actual man. The filmography includes over twenty films with listings of the stars, synopsis, and often whether it is available on video through the chronological chapters. Also at least twenty television appearances of Holliday are covered Many, many books and magazine articles are also covered. The book is extensively footnoted
As Paul A, Hutton notes in the Foreword, Shirley Linder has been researching Holliday for years and “she turned her interest into a well-crafted master's thesis at the University of New Mexico.” In my opinion this is the most complete and accurate study of Doc Holliday ever written. It could well have been accurately called “The Life and Legend of Doc Holliday” much more accurately than the television program on his friend Wyatt.
It is probably the most perfect example of this type of research that you will ever find on a person who makes a vast number of appearances in fact and fiction. As Favorite Westerns fan club members are primarily interested in western film and television, this is a excellent resource guide.
Like most resource books, this one is not perfect but comes as close to perfection as any book of this type that I have ever seen. I found only one error in the entire book. On page 122 Shirley Linder writes, “The Eighties marked the end for TV serial westerns, however, only three remaining from 1959's thirty-two: The Young Maverick, The Chisholms, and Bret Maverick. None featured a John H.. Holliday”
She is correct about the first two , but the Bret Maverick program, which starred James Garner and Ed Bruce, had John McLiam appearing as the fictional Doc Holliday in two 1981 programs. I can't locate a video of these programs but if my memory of over thirty years ago when I sawthem is accurate, Doc was involved in a poker game with Bret Maverick and others.
I have spent much more time on the one error than it is worth. I will conclude by saying that I really enjoyed the book as I believe any fan of western movies and television programs will. It was published in January by McFarland and costs $40.00. It is available as a 200 page softcover from the publisher (www.mcfarlandpub.com). Their order line is 800-253-2187
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