Henry C. Parke
Ulzana’s Raid

Ulzana’s Raid

Fifty years after its release, Robert Aldrich's Western stands out as a classic in an era when the genre is waning.       In 1972’s...

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Barry Corbin

Barry Corbin

The veteran actor has defined the art of bringing bad news to good Westerns.   There are a certain very few actors whose presence lends the...

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True Grit

True Grit

Director Brian Downes has made it his life's work to build and fill the expanded John Wayne Birthplace Museum.   If you’ve visited the John...

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Patrick Wayne

Patrick Wayne

An actor in his own right, the Duke’s son entertained audiences for decades in Westerns and action movies.   In the golden years of Hollywood,...

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Lee Martin

Lee Martin

A born storyteller, the California ranch girl has worked hard at her craft to become a successful Western novelist and screenwriter.     ...

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Katy Haber

Katy Haber

Sam Peckinpah’s Girl Friday, and Saturday, and Sunday, and…   Film is the most collaborative of arts: no one makes a movie alone. So, how...

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Eye for Eye

Eye for Eye

L.J. Martin makes a movie.   Western author L. J. Martin, with more than 40 novels to his credit, is not one to wait for things to happen: he...

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Christopher Mitchum

Christopher Mitchum

The reluctant Western star shares memories of his acting career.   "Dad started acting just about the time I was born, in 1943,” Christopher...

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Bruce Boxleitner

Bruce Boxleitner

James Arness made all the difference in his storied film and television career. In 1976, Gunsmoke’s James Arness was about to take on the lead role...

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Dern’d If You Do

Dern’d If You Do

Some of the most memorable roles in Western cinema history were portrayed by Bruce Dern during his long and storied career.  It’s no surprise that...

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