Fifty-Five Years The Rebel: Johnny Yuma in Production

black-noon-blogFifty-five summers ago writer-producer Andrew J. Fenady was working with actor-writer Nick Adams on producing the series they co-created, The Rebel: Johnny Yuma. The series, starring Adams, would debut in the fall of 1959 and would enjoy a three-year, 76-episode run on ABC. Fenady, who also wrote the theme song, Johnny Yuma, which became a recording hit for Johnny Cash, who ironically had to compete for the song with former Sun Records compatriot, Elvis Presley. Fenady produced the series at Paramount Studios and managed the production at locations in and near the Los Angeles area. The L.A. based author-writer-producer has been working in television and film since his first episodes he scripted for the TV series Confidential File debuted in 1955. Most recently, Fenady was inducted into the Western Writers Hall of Fame at the National Ranching Center in Lubbock, Texas on June 26, 2015. In November, Pinnacle will publish Fenady’s latest novel, Black Moon, based on the 1971 television film of the same title.

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