Author Archives: Laura Grieve

Western Roundup: Unexpected Western Leads

Western Roundup: Unexpected Western Leads There are many wonderful actors we associate with Westerns, from John Wayne and Randolph Scott to Tim Holt and William Boyd, and too many others to name here. Beyond those familiar names, occasionally actors not … Continue reading

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Western Roundup: Canyon Passage and The Autry

Western Roundup: Canyon Passage and The Autry Canyon Passage (1946) Movie Poster Classic film fans in Southern California are fortunate to have a wide variety of opportunities to see classic films, including Westerns, on a big screen. I recently had … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: A Trio of Wyatt Earp Westerns

Western RoundUp: A Trio of Wyatt Earp Westerns Real-life Western lawman Wyatt Earp (1848-1929) has been portrayed in countless films over the years. The stories always take a fair amount of dramatic license, but Earp’s legend was such that his … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Christmas in the West

  Christmas in the West In the 1951 Christmas standard “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” composer Meredith Willson pays tribute to the popularity of Westerns in that era with the line “A pair of Hopalong boots and … Continue reading

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Western Roundup: Universal Gems

Western Roundup: Universal Gems I love Westerns of all kinds, from John Ford and John Wayne to Tim Holt and Hopalong Cassidy…that said, it just might be that my favorite Westerns are those released by Universal Pictures from the late … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Lone Pine Favorites

Western RoundUp: Lone Pine Favorites One of the most popular locations in Western movie history is Lone Pine, California. Lone Pine is a small town located along Highway 395, a few hours north of Los Angeles. Early in the 20th … Continue reading

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Western Roundup: Snowy Westerns and Day of the Outlaw

Western Roundup: Snowy Westerns and Day of the Outlaw Within the Western genre, there are some frequently recurring themes, including range wars, cattle drives, wagon trains, town takeovers, and travelers banding together against a common enemy. While some viewers might … Continue reading

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Western Roundup: John Wayne Favorites

Western Roundup: John Wayne Favorites – Leading Ladies When film fans think of John Wayne Westerns, his classic films with John Ford and Howard Hawks are often the first which come to mind. Similarly, when one thinks of Wayne’s leading … Continue reading

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Western Roundup: Five of my Favorite Westerns

Western Roundup: Five of my Favorite Westerns From John Ford and John Wayne to Tim Holt and Hopalong Cassidy, Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea to George O’Brien and Johnny Mack Brown, and all points in between, I love Westerns! I’m … Continue reading

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