Honky-Tonk Days In Arizona


Gone are the “bulls  messing with the heifers” at Sarg’s Cow Town, Abel Hall, the Matador, Chester’s, Riverside Park Ballroom, JD’s and Mr. Lucky’s.

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Boots, Buckles & Spurs

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All cowboys have boots and spurs, but buckles says rodeo, and that’s what this musical collection is about. The set honors 50 years of the National Finals Rodeo, and it is produced in conjunction with the PRCA.

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The Heart of the Movie

The Homesman-Mary-Bee-Cuddy-_Hilary-Swank_-Buster-Shaver-_Barry-CorbinIn February 1989, television history was being made with the CBS broadcast of Lonesome Dove. Adapted from Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the miniseries shattered ratings and became a “water cooler” favorite. Lonesome Dove was the show to watch, and one of the reasons was luckless Deputy Roscoe Brown, portrayed with great heart by Barry Corbin.

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TV Westerns: March/April 2008

For some time now, Westerns fans have been promised a vast number of new films being produced directly for television, by AMC, Hallmark and RHI Entertainment, in collaboration with the ION (formerly PAX) cable channel. We’ll be seeing three of these new movies in March and April 2008.

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The Auteur Who Walked the West


They’re the studio men, the directors who took assignments, working on Comedies, Westerns, Musicals and Horrors. They directed top stars, the youngsters coming up and the stars on the way down. They helmed movies the front office loved and second-rate features studios didn’t care about.

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The Little Big Man Hoax?

Dustin-Hoffman_little-big-manIn 1992, American Heritage magazine asked historians, artists and novelists to name their favorite American historical novel. The overwhelming winner was Thomas Berger’s 1964 novel, Little Big Man, the story of Jack Crabb, a white man raised by Northern Cheyennes, who spent his life going between the two cultures and witnessed nearly every famous event of the frontier West.

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Taking Aim at Gunslingers

Westerns-Sep-2014In the “Wyatt Earp: The Tombstone Vendetta” episode of Gunslingers, a weathered Kurt Russell states, “The O.K. Corral is the greatest gunslinger moment of all time.”

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A Horror Maestro Goes West

Willaim-Castle_Director_movie-postersWhen Director William Castle was grinding through his last Western film, 1955’s Duel on the Mississippi, B-movie immortality probably wasn’t on his mind. Duel on the Mississippi was just another movie Castle would make for Columbia Pictures’ low budget-mogul Sam Katzman, shot fast and cheap, but good enough for the Bijou.

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Bull Doggin’

Westerns_Steve-Ihnat_-Stephen-Lodge_The-HonkersWhen actor and director Steve Ihnat approached Stephen Lodge to work with him on a screenplay that eventually became The Honkers, Lodge had no idea he was in a race against Cliff Robertson and Sam Peckinpah.

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True West Site Guide


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Western movie fans, re-enactors, history buffs and road warriors, we got your history covered: outlaw, cowboy, Indian, lawman, gunfighter, fur trapper, miner, prospector, gambler, soldier, entertainer and pioneer. Check out these True Westerners now!

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