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A.G. “Flint” McCullough
(May 1, 1919 – January 24, 2004)

My grandfather was born 100 years ago today. He had nothing to do with the movies, but plenty to do with the West. He was a real, honest-to-goodness cowboy — and, boy, do I miss him.

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Happy New Year!


Esther Williams never made a 50s Western (though Callaway Went Thataway is about a Western star), but this pistol-packin’ picture was too cool to pass up.

Here’s wishing you all a really swell 2017.

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Here’s wishing you all a safe and happy Halloween. And while you’re here, I want to show off my daughter’s costume.

Her all-time favorite movie is Peter Bogdanovich’s What’s Up, Doc? (1972). A great choice (where’d she get her exquisite taste in movies?). Anyway, for Halloween, she decided to be Madeline Kahn as Eunice Burns (Presley above, Madeline below). And yes, the plaid bag has igneous rocks in it.


To tie this to 50s Westerns, let’s see — ever read Bogdanovich’s terrific books on John Ford and Allan Dwan?

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Happy Thanksgiving.


Here’s wishing you all a terrific Thanksgiving. Hope you can squeeze a Western in among all the parades and dog shows and football games and shopping trips.

Don’t forget to stop for a second to think of all you’re thankful for. And when you do, I hope your list is a long one.

What kind of sandwich goes best with Rory Calhoun — leftover turkey or leftover ham?

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Public Service Announcement.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Bob Hope (over a decade before Son Of Paleface) shows us how to carve a turkey. From an old issue of Hollywood magazine.

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Happy Thanksgiving.

Hope your Thanksgiving holiday is a good one, filled with turkey sandwiches and cowboy movies.

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Been wanting to do a contest for quite some time here at 50 Westerns From The 50s, and I’m finally getting around to it.

Identify the film this gorgeous image came from — probably shot by the second unit with none of the lead actors present, and you’ll win a copy of the Fury At Showdown/Along Came Jones two-fer DVD. (This isn’t in connection with TGG Direct, just something I felt like doing.)

Email your answer to fiftieswesterns@gmail.com by Wednesday, September 12 at high noon, EST. (Don’t send it as a comment — others might steal your right answer or ridicule your wrong one.) If a number of you get it right, my daughter will draw the winning name from a (cowboy) hat. That’s all the legalese I can muster. Good luck.

Hint: It’s a 50s Western and it’s in color (not much help, huh?).

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