Gene Autry rode Champion 27 miles during the filming of Columbia's "Whirlwind" on a location in Pioneertown, California.
Russel (Lucky) Hayden, Hopalong Cassidy's film partner, will play host to members of Arrowhead parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West, and their families at a week-end party April 21 and 22 at Pioneertown.
The Western is now before the camera at Pioneertown, with John English directing since last September when he was seriously injured be the explosion of a cannon during a television filming.
Along with hundreds of North Dakota youngsters, and more oldsters than will admit, I am counting the days until Gene Autry arrives in Madan where he will be the featured attraction at the rodeo July 1 through July 4. I like the guy, he's an all around good fellow. In my book he wears the Grade A brand.
Gene Autry, newest of the big-name TV cowboy heroes, whipped out his trusty television set today to fire away at that old stand-by Hopalong Cassidy. Autry figures Hoppy was able to corral all those kiddies into black cowboy suits "because when he started on television he didn't have any competition"
Hi Neighbors! Only this time it isn’t “Harvey In Hollywood,” it’s Harvey in Pioneertown… the home of Western movies! Yep, riding thataway with GENE AUTRY again and this time we are taking it very easy. Only kill one hombre in two pictures and for us… that’s a vacation. Hope they don’t pick up our “Killer’s Guild” card!
During a recent trip to Hollywood for conferences with director Arthur Libin on "Rhubarb," his best-selling novel about a cat bequested ownership of a Brooklyn baseball club. Famed writer H. Allen Smith gathered with material for a magazine story on Pioneertown, resort development near Palm Springs.
Cowboys film after Gene Autry abandonment his horse and guitar for the typewriter to dash off a request to the board of supervisors for retention of airport facilities at Yucca Valley.
Westerns were once made in locales close to Hollywood. Many locations were but a short drive from Hollywood Boulevard. However, as the City of Los Angeles expanded, the “wide-open-spaces” became cluttered up with modern dwellings.
Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree produced some motion picture actors and actresses, almost overnight, This week when Gene Autry's Flying A productions, currently producing at Pioneertown, hired several local children to play parts in "Dry Gulch at Devil's Elbow," a motion picture to be released over television as one of a series.