Funny how Time slips Away / Elvis Presley
How quickly we forget.
You were a Star once.
A HUGE Star.
It’s understandable maybe?
Because most early Western Stars were dead
before most of us were born.
And many of their movies are ‘Lost’.
Even now only a handful of Western Film buffs
try to keep their memories alive.
And the Wonders that they brought back then.
I don’t count myself among those that do that.
They’re several notches above this tenderfoot.
I’m bringing this all up because back in 2014 I had an idea:
I’d post series of images of Western Stars performing
a very popular Publicity shot from the early era of Westerns:
The Cowboy Star rearing up on his Steed.
I called this Steeds of Renown.
I even made some banners.
And a few posts.
Then … I ran into a problem (as I usually do).
My original plan to just post some images got ambushed.
I found that I couldn’t just throw up some pics of these guys
without providing some kind of bio or profile on them.
It didn’t seem right.
Sooo very quickly my little dust devil of an idea turned into a tornado!
On Buck Jones alone I did about 18 posts!
Waaaaaay more than anything I had intended.
Eventually the whole thing bogged down and collapsed into a heap of road apples.
And I got distracted by other things.
But now! Since I find myself doing nothing at all …
(I got them old covid blues)
… I’ll try to pick up the trail where I left off.
And who knows? I might even finish this thing.
But I doubt it.