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Westerns have been a popular genre since the beginning of film. Every generation has had their western stars. There was Tom Mix in the 1920’s, John Wayne in the 1930’s through 1970’s. Even stars like Errol Flynn, Steve McQueen and the one and only Clint Eastwood have all been part of this genre.
In the 1950’s, that the Western Genre was so popular it dominated the television screen.
In the 1940’s, the film, The Outlaw, became famous because of Jane Russell’s spectacular assets. These assets even delayed the debut of this movie. When it premiered several years after production, Jane became a star and stayed that way forever. She was a performer, in different areas of show business, even after her film career ended. This poster of her in The Outlaw is a classic.
My Darling Clementine is a beautiful poster with gorgeous Linda Darnell. Linda was beautiful and she was a very nice person. She was well loved but did not always get treated right in Hollywood. You have to be tough, and Linda never was. She died in her 40’s in a house fire. Her movies and posters tell of her memory.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid offered screen heartthrobs Robert Redford and Paul Newman their chance at a great western. This was a very popular movie, which has always resonated with audiences.
The Outlaw Josey Wales is all Clint Eastwood. I remember him from TV’s Rawhide. Let’s just say he had “it”.
Big Jake was a wonderful movie. It also starred Duke’s sons, Ethan and Patrick. It was a true family affair and Duke liked it that way. We also have lobby cards from this movie from Europe which are exquisite and they will be put on this site soon.
Representing television and westerns, we have The Lone Ranger and Tonto. (My husband is a true Lone Ranger fan and he had to have this poster, “Kemosabe”)
Gunsmoke and Bonanza both reigned supreme on TV for many years.
A good question to ask someone is who their favorite Cartwright is. You can tell a lot about a person from their answer.