My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies… Pardner!

Old Tucson Studios is pretty big.

Old Tucson 2

There’s ongoing entertainment at Old Tucson Studios
They have it timed so you can take it all in if you wish.
We took a lot of pictures.

First thing was the well rehearsed Medicine Show.

Old Tucson 2 medicine show 1

Careful though – you might wind up as part of the show.

Old Tucson 2 medicine show 1B

You have to be a skilled photographer to take 2 pictures of a guy
and catch him blinking both times. Grrrrrrr …

Old Tucson 2 medicine show

But the show must go on …

Old Tucson 2 medicine show 2

Old Tucson bar

Next door to the Medicine Show is Town Hall
housing a museum and a gallery …

Below: Badges of the Old West.

Old Tucson 2 City Hall 1

Old Tucson 2 City Hall 2

Old Tucson 2 City Hall 3

Old Tucson 2 City Hall 4

Old Tucson 2 City Hall 6

Old Tucson 2 City Hall

“This town ain’t big enough fer the both of us.”

Old Tucson bar

Onward … to the Grand Palace Saloon

Old Tucson 2 Dance Hall

My photography skills are exposed.
Or underexposed ? Whatever.

Old Tucson 2 Dance Hall 2

Maybe I was distracted.

Old Tucson 2 Dance Hall 3

Old Tucson bar

Old Tucson 2 Bath House

Over at the women’s bath house …
Heck it’s only 15 cents … 25 if you want soap.

Old Tucson bar

Below: We spotted a guy practicing gun tricks …

Old Tucson gun tricks

He wasn’t very good so I decided to offer him some advice.

Old Tucson gun tricks 2

Below: snickering and holstering at the same time.

Old Tucson gun tricks 3

Don’t try this at home folks.

Old Tucson bar

Next: Old Tucson Studios 3

5 thoughts on “Arizona Holiday continued … Old Tucson Studios: Part 2

  1. Tucson looks good … but you look GREAT!

    1. jcalberta says:

      Kind of you …
      I should’ve at least got a cowboy hat tho.

  2. Rick says:

    I like the church. I know it’s a reproduction of the original, but I can see John Wayne and Robert Mitchum rush into it as Bull shoots the bells. El Dorado is one of my favorite movies.

    1. jcalberta says:

      Rick … I was searching and searching for some Western pics that used this set. I believe it was used in at least one version of Magnificent Seven as well … but couldn’t find it !?? Dang !

      1. Rick says:

        Rio Bravo and McLintock were made there. Heck, there’s a bunch.

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