Author Archives: Laura Grieve

Western RoundUp: Streaming Westerns at Home

Western RoundUp: Streaming Westerns at Home This month many of us find ourselves unexpectedly forced to stay home for an indefinite period, so I thought this would be the right time to take a look at some excellent Westerns which … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Seven Ways From Sundown (1960)

Western RoundUp: Seven Ways From Sundown (1960) This month we’ll be taking a “close-up” look at a single Western, the very entertaining Audie Murphy film Seven Ways From Sundown (1960). Murphy plays the awkwardly named Seven Ways From Sundown Jones, who reports … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 1

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 1 One of the things I especially enjoy about Westerns is discovering lesser-known yet very entertaining movies. There are a great many such films out there for the finding, ranging from “darn good Westerns” — … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Noir-Tinged Westerns

Noir-Tinged Westerns Around this time last year, in a column titled Christmas in the West, I took a look at a pair of Christmas-themed films starring Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. Alas, there are very few Westerns with a Christmas theme, … Continue reading

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Western Roundup: Western Film Book Library – Part 2

Western Film Book Library – Part 2 Last summer I shared a few of the favorite books on Westerns in my library.  Some of the books I wrote about encouraged my love of Westerns from an early age, while other … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Hop-a-long Cassidy (1935) on Location in Lone Pine

Western RoundUp: Hop-a-long Cassidy (1935) on Location in Lone Pine Earlier this month I had a wonderful time at the 30th Lone Pine Film Festival, which I previewed here in September. My seventh year attending the festival was a busy long weekend, … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Preview of the 2019 Lone Pine Film Festival

Western RoundUp: Preview of the 2019 Lone Pine Film Festival Last fall I shared some of the history of Westerns filming in Lone Pine, California, along with a look at five movies filmed in the area. Those five films were just a … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: “B” Western Actresses, Part 2

Western RoundUp: “B” Western Actresses, Part 2 – Marjorie Reynolds, Lola Lane, and Anne Jeffreys Earlier this year I celebrated my love for “B” Westerns with a column focusing on the work of three favorite actresses who worked in the “B’s” early in their career. … Continue reading

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Western Roundup: Western Film Book Library

Western Roundup: Western Film Book Library I love to watch Westerns, and I also love to read about them! A variety of books helped make me the classic film and Western fan that I am today. In this column, I’ll … Continue reading

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Western Roundup: McCrea Ranch

Western Roundup: McCrea Ranch Joel McCrea has been one of my favorite actors since I was a teenaged classic film fan, and in the ensuing decades my admiration for Joel, as both an actor and a person, has only deepened. … Continue reading

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