Item description for Those Wide Open Spaces by Hank Williams...
Take a wonderful trip back to your youth -- or the youth of your father -- and spend time with the great cowboy matinee heroes of the 1930's-40's and 50's. Those Wide Open Spaces gives you an intimate inside look at the men, women, and horses that rode across theater screens in every town, large and small, throughout this nation every Saturday afternoon for more than three decades.
Between these 448 pages you will find more than 220 old photographs (many quite rare; some never published before)of individuals that kids really looked up to, dreamed of becoming, and really missed when they rode off into the sunset. Among the great names are: Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Rocky Lane, Johnny Mack Brown, Tex Ritter, Wild Bill Elliott, Charles Starrett, Rex Allen, Sunset Carson, Bob Livingston, Buster Crabbe, Tim Holt, Buck Jones, Tom Mix, and many, many more. Also included are biographies on some of the famous "Queens of the Silver Screen" including Linda Sitrling, Virginia Mayo, Nell O'Day, Peggy Stewart, and Anne Jefferys to name a few. And who could forget the mighty steeds these heroes rode in those great B-Westerns? Horses such as: Topper (Hopalong Cassidy), Silver (The Lone Ranger; also Buck Jones' horse), Tarzan (Ken Maynard), and Papoose (ridden by Little Beaver -- aka Robert Blake -- in the Red Rider series).
As long as there are little boys...as long as the little boy in many of us never grows up...there will be a void in our lives -- a longing for those special days in our youth when there were true heroes (both living and fictional). Bring back those days when childhood actually meant being a kid and nothing more.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.37" Width: 7.32" Height: 1.42" Weight: 2.72 lbs.
Release Date May 5, 2000
Publisher InSync Communications
ISBN 1929902034 ISBN13 9781929902033
Availability 0 units.
More About Hank Williams
Hank Williams has been a B-Western cowboy buff since his days as an usher at the State Theater in Elizabethtown, KY. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Hank played semi-pro baseball, co-wrote a couple of songs, andproduced sessions at Columbia Studios in Nashville. He has owned a small film company and promoted country music shows in Nashville. His favorite all-time cowboy hero is Hopalong Cassidy and Hank is very proud of his personal relationship with grace Bradley-Boyd, wife of the famous western hero. Hank is an avid Florida golfer.
Reviews - What do customers think about Those Wide Open Spaces?
Fond Memories of the B-Westerns . Dec 4, 2005
Those Wide Open Spaces is a fantastic book containing an enormous amount of information regarding the B-Western movies and the heroes that served as role models. It is great that Mr. Williams would take the time to put together such a book. It was doubtless a labor of love. I love the format that makes for a quick reference. The section on the guys and their horses was inspiring. This is a must have book to memorialize some great people who made a lot of wonderful memories for myself and many others. Continue writing...
Table of Contents Sep 8, 2000
The Table of Contents you have on this book should read this way!
Chapter 1 The Most Famous Hero of the West Hopalong Cassidy
Jennifer Holt-Anne Gwynne-Lois Hall-Linda Stirling Virginia Mayo-Elaine Riley-June Story-Nell O'Day Peggy Stewart-Anne Jefferys
Chapter 12.The Cowboy and His Horse The Cowboy and The Name of the Horse He Rode!
Happy Times Aug 30, 2000
I have just finsihed reading Those Wide Open Spaces and it is a great book. It is a book that the whole family will enjoy. It has been a long, long time since I went to those Saturday matinee movies in Philadelphia and watched by hero on the screen, Roy Rogers. This book brought back such wonderful memories that I had forgotten. The biographies about each star was very interesting with information that I had never known before. You will really enjoy this book and I recommend it for all ages. Looking forward to his next book.
Those Wide Open Spaces Jun 14, 2000
This is an excellent compilation of nostalgia about our twentieth century western movie heroes. It brought back many memories of my youth, when life was more simple and childhood heroes were easier to find.
Those wide Open Spaces Jun 14, 2000
This is an excellent compilation of twentieth century western nostalgia. It brought back so many wonderful memories of my childhood heroes.