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'Incident of the Druid Curse'

How cool were 1950s TV Westerns? “Incident of the Druid Curse” was an episode from Season #2 of Rawhide, vintage 1960. You’re driving cattle from Texas to the market in Sedalia, Kansas, and you run into… an archeologist and his daughter (Byron Foulger and Luana Patten) searching for evidence that Druids were here, 2,000 years ago. 378 more words

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The New, Improved, Politically Correct 'Wagon Train'

Our secret agent in Hollywood reports that Schlockmeister Studios is going to remake the classic late-1950s TV Western series, Wagon Train.

“But of course,” says studio honcho J.T. 246 more words

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Five Reasons Why American Historical Romances Are Making A Comeback

This post originally appeared in USA Today’s Happy Ever After Column on October 29, 2014.

It’s true that Americans have always had a soft spot in their hearts for a good western. 713 more words


The Only A.D. that Peckinpah Did Not Fire

It was 1968. The job of Production Assistant as a title was non-existent. The thankless job of putting together call sheets, and delivering them, keeping all the records for personnel hours and things used, and doing all those little things that lubricated the process behind the scenes fell to the assistant director instead. 413 more words

Howard Kazanjian

I Don't Want to Know

I know nothing about James Garner. And I want to keep it that way.

When I was young, I had several TV Westerns from which to choose:   501 more words


Wild Bill Hickok

Day 75 of Colourisation Project – July 21

On this day July 21,1865, Wild Bill Hickok, shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first western showdown in America’s Old West history in the market square of Springfield, Missouri. 306 more words


James Garner RIP

I am very sorry to learn of the death of James Garner. One of my favourite actors.

He played Brett Maverick…one of the young actors in the Warner Brothers TV Westerns. 231 more words