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Vol. 1 - No. 5 August, 2019 Nooseletter Home SUBMIT AN ARTICLE

It is August, and that leaves less than two months before the 22nd Annual Silver Spur Award show. Tell all your friends that tickets are selling FAST! You can get our latest printable flyer here. Spread the news about the show on your facebook pages. The more tickets we sell, the more money gets donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation. If you have not done it yet, you can buy your Silver Spur tickets right here.

Ewing 'Lucky' Brown | Producer, Director, Actor, and friend of the Reel Cowboys. Rest in peace.As many of you know, we have just lost another member of the Reel Cowboys. He was the last remaining member of the "Our Gang" (Little Rascals) comedies, (playing the part of Algernon or "Stinky") and a true friend to those that knew him. Ewing 'Lucky' Brown, film producer, director, and sometimes actor, passed away in June 2019 and will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace my friend. ~ click here to see his Reel Cowboys member page.

We had a close call with another of our Cowboys. For the sake of privacy, I will refrain from naming his name and what happened. I am just so very thankful that he is out of the hospital and recovering nicely. Get better my brother.

How Spaghetti Westerns Shaped Modern Cinema
~by Quentin Terantino
The movie that made me consider filmmaking, the movie that showed me how a director does what he does, how a director can control a movie through his camera, is Once Upon a Time in the West. It was almost like a film school in a movie. It really illustrated how to make an impact as a filmmaker. How to give your work a signature. I found myself completely fascinated, thinking: ‘That’s how you do it.’ It ended up creating an aesthetic in my mind.

There have only been a few filmmakers who have gone into an...

Wild Bill Hickok
For a variety of reasons, quite often at his own hands, stories about Wild Bill Hickok grew into legend almost as soon as they happened. Coming up is one of those events.

On July 21, 1870 Deputy U.S. Marshal Wild Bill Hickok was in a bar in Hayes City, Kansas when two of a group of five Seventh Cavalry troopers suddenly attacked him from behind. It’s not quite clear what...
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  August 3
Reel Cowboys Meeting
(at Lulu's Restaurant on Roscoe in Van Nuys)
  July 18 - August 22
Free Concerts at the Skirball
  August 16-17
Western Legends Heritage & Music Festival
  August 17
Reel Cowboys Meeting
(at Lulu's Restaurant on Roscoe in Van Nuys)
  August 17
8th Annual 'American Legion'
Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament
  September 7
Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws PREMIER
( Fund Raiser for Johnny Crawford )
Gunsmoke Cast Had No Idea
~by MeTV Staff
Before anybody ever laid eyes on James Arness as Matt Dillon, the first episode of Gunsmoke moseyed out with a face so familiar to Westerns, he really needed no introduction. That didn't stop him from saying in that sober, serious way of his, "I'm John Wayne. You may have seen me before, or I hope so. I've been kicking around Hollywood a long time."

The introduction went on, but this was really all it took to get any Western fans to stay firmly planted in the saddle for the premiere, and out of...

8 Dusty, Forgotten Westerns
~ by MeTV Staff
The California Gold Rush may have peaked in 1849, but the Hollywood Western rush peaked in 1959. At one point that year, eight of the top 10 shows on television were Westerns. Viewers had their choice of oaters — the networks offered dozens of different titles in the primetime lineup.

Three decades later, the well had dried up. While the Western genre was not a complete ghost town, a cowboy on '80s television was about as rare as a tumbleweed...

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What Trucks do Real Cowboys, Cowgirls, & Horse Owners Drive?
by Andre Smirnov
In this original series we talk to real farmers, ranchers, cowboys, and cowgirls to figure out what trucks they drive and why. These are working trucks that tow horses, live stock, and carry lots of other stuff on a daily basis.

Most trucks are one-ton dually crew cab trucks, but there are also some smaller half-ton trucks that are doing the work. Sometimes a smaller...

The 'Cowboy Way' Under Fire
~by Robert Knight
Political correctness replaces 'grit' with 'wimpery'. In 1949, as part of its “Riders in the Sky" promotion, a film studio released Gene Autry’s 10-sentence Cowboy Code. The code resurfaced in 2007 in a biography of the movie star by Holly George-Warren, a prolific chronicler of America’s popular culture.

The reason it’s included is because cowboys are being thrown under the horse, along with “farting cows"...

R.I.P. Wright King
~by Heroes & Icons Staff
Alfred Hitchcock may have had his muses, but Rod Serling drew strength in his charged scenes from his stockpile of great character actors. Among this elite cast was Wright King, an actor who shared a famous kissing scene with Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire and went on to become a regular facet of TV Western series like Maverick, Have Gun - Will Travel, Rawhide, Gunsmoke and many more. Eventually, he'd get pulled...
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The Old Cow Men's Parade

~ by Sharlot Madridth Hall

The flags are flying, the bands are playing,
And there, down Gurley street
The big parade is coming —
Hark to the trampling feet!

Two hundred cow men riding,
Dressed out for holiday;
Ten-gallon hats and fancy shirts
And ‘kerchiefs bright and gay.

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Scott Garig & Johnny Crawford at the Veteran's Benefits Presentation on July 23rd, 2019
Scott Garig & Johnny Crawford at the
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July 23rd, 2019
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