Jul 09

TRUE WEST Magazine – Aug. 2017 Issue

Hi Y’all, hope you will all go out and buy the latest issue of True West. They always have great stories about the history of the West.  This issue, under “What History Has Taught Me” (found at the back of the magazine) is an interview with me! Hope you enjoy it. Happy trails, Cheryl

Jul 04

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRIGGER

The original Trigger, The Old Man, The Old Horse, would be turning 83 today. He was truly a very special horse. He was all spirit and fire when Dad rode him and the most gentle of giants when I rode him across the Van Nuys Wash (as a nine-year-old) to the Mom and Pop grocery …

Continue reading »

Jun 13

Yakima Canutt

Yakima Canutt is probably the most famous stuntman in the entertainment industry. He was the inventor of most of the famous stunts that took our breaths away. It was Yak that leapt off the driver’s seat of the stagecoach onto the backs of the backs team of horses, then onto the backs of the team …

Continue reading »

Jun 12

Iron Eyes Cody

Iron Eyes Cody was known by everybody as a spokesman for conservation and of American Indian traditions. As a young man, he took it upon himself to study and learn what he could of Indian culture. His portrayal of the Indian chief with the tear in his eye for the “Keep America Beautiful” campaign (posters …

Continue reading »

Jun 11

Trisstram (Tris) Coffin

Trisstram (Tris) Coffin was another of those fine Republic actors who worked all of the time. He appeared in seven of their cliff-hanger series. He also honed his craft while playing good guys and bad guys in numerous films and then television series. He had the lead in his own syndicated series “26 Men” which …

Continue reading »

Jun 10

More about Gabby Hayes

I absolutely loved Gabby like another grandfather. He was the most handsome man. Always dressed in custom-made English tweed suits and handmade silk shirts from France. He always smelled wonderful and he could tell the most wonderful stories in his beautiful stage voice. I’m glad that I didn’t see him on film as a bad …

Continue reading »

Jun 09

Noah Beery Jr.

Noah Beery Jr. was another of the “good guys” in this film. He was another kid who was born into Hollywood’s main business — FILMS. He proved to be a wonderful actor, who enjoyed a long career. Probably his best-known role today is as “Rocky,” James Garner’s father in “The Rockford Files.” When Mom (Dale …

Continue reading »

Jun 08

Bob Steele

You know, I just love seeing Dad in his early, early films, where he is not always being Roy Rogers. In Carson City Kid, he plays an outlaw, who turns out to be a good/bad guy avenging his older brother. Then he’s a robber again who, by the end of the movie, is once again …

Continue reading »

May 03

GENE AUTRY, OKLAHOMA EVENT MAY 5-7

Hi! All of you who can make it to the Gene Autry Museum in Gene Autry, OK this coming weekend are in for a real treat!!! Lots of music, cowboy poets, celebrities and good food! My incredible, talented, computer expert partner, Bob Terry is going to be the daytime emcee. Bob and his family will …

Continue reading »

Apr 25

The Cowboy Millionaire (1935)

http://www.westernstarstheater.com releases another classic western from our archives. This western movies star is George O’Brien and has another big star Edgar Kennedy in a rare westerns film appearance. Bob and Willy own a mining claim that looks promising but they are running out of funds to keep servicing while working on their claim. So the …

Continue reading »

Apr 18

THE ROY ROGERS TV SHOW’S WONDERFUL CREW

One of the main reasons that the production values on the Roy Rogers TV Show were so good was Dad bringing over so many members of his old Republic Studios crew. I wish I could remember more of their names but it has been a few years ago and I was, after all, a teenager. …

Continue reading »

Apr 17

George “Gabby” Hayes

George “Gabby” Hayes was a true renaissance man. He had played Hamlet on Broadway when he was only 19. He was a superb actor, a minor-league baseball player, he led an all-girl orchestra, he loved opera, he was an omnivorous reader of all types and genre of books. He was suave. He was funny. He …

Continue reading »

Older posts «