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Western RoundUp: Corriganville

Western RoundUp: Corriganville Some of the best-known Western movie locations are beyond Southern California… places like Lone Pine’s Alabama Hills, further north in California, or Monument Valley, where John Ford shot Westerns on the Arizona-Utah border. However, hundreds of Westerns, … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Stagecoach (1939)

Silver Screen Standards: Stagecoach (1939) I took a short ride in a stagecoach once, at the Old Tucson Western theme park in Arizona, and it permanently altered my impression of films like Stagecoach (1939), where travelers make long journeys in … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Will Penny (1967)

Western RoundUp: Will Penny (1967) In my February Western RoundUp column, I wrote about Rio Bravo (1959), an old favorite I’ve seen countless times over most of my life. This month I chose to write about a film I’ve never seen before, … Continue reading

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How Many Films did Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne Star in Together?

How many Films did Maureen O’Hara andJohn Wayne Star in Together? “There’s only one woman who has been my friend over the years andby that I mean a real friend, like a man would be. That woman is Maureen O’Hara.” … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 2

Western RoundUp: Hidden Gems, Vol. 2 At the beginning of this year, I wrote a column on three Westerns I consider “Hidden Gems,” lesser-known yet very entertaining movies. Here’s a trio of three more Westerns I’ve really enjoyed which aren’t widely … Continue reading

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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: 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: Western Stars in The Military

Western RoundUp: Western Stars in The Military With Memorial Day being celebrated this month and thoughts turning to those who have served our nation in the armed forces, I’d like to pay tribute to several Western stars and directors who … 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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Breaking Barriers: Rita Moreno

Breaking Barriers Rita Moreno  To quote Barack Obama at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, “[Rita Moreno] is still a leading lady of her era, a trailblazer with courage to break through barriers and forge new paths.” That’s not the only … Continue reading

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