Iconic Images/Steeds of Renown

5 Sep

Stuck again …

BUCK JONES and SILVER

A while back I got a bright idea to do a post on one of the most famous and Iconic Images of Early Westerns Film – the publicity shot of our Western Hero rearing up on his/her trusty Steed. Most every Star did one of these shots all the way from early Westerns right up to Roy Rogers, Zorro, The Cisco Kid and The Lone Ranger. I figure this would be an interesting and fun post. So I set about rounding up as many such images as I find and …. pretty soon I had a lot. A lot.

Bob Baker and Apache

And as I started to put this together, things got even more complicated. How could I just throw a pic of Buck Jones on the blog, for instance, without saying something about him? Especially since he’s not all that well known these days – unless you’re a real Western Movie buff. I just couldn’t do that. Buck Jones – or Bob Baker – Ken Maynard and others were all big Western Stars in their day – and interesting guys. They deserve more than just a passing pic in the wind.. Sooo I started to to put a couple of bios together. HAH! Soon I had so much material – and a lot of it was really good –  that this project went from being a mere pic post into an encyclopedia. A monster had emerged.

So this is where I am.

Not where I planned to B.

John Wayne

But it could be a bit of fun …

5 Responses to “Iconic Images/Steeds of Renown”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong September 5, 2015 at 10:21 am #

    I’m sorry. All those other horses are nice, but Trigger and Lone’s Silver will always have a special place in my heart, along with Tonto’s Scout.

    • jcalberta September 5, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

      Did you know that there were several Silvers before the Lone Ranger? Yep. It seemed to be a popular name for a white steed. ?? Not sure about Scout though.

  2. Rick September 5, 2015 at 10:30 am #

    I am looking forward to seeing what you came up with.

    • jcalberta September 5, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

      Me too. LoL !

    • Rick September 5, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

      I didn’t know that.

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