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Being a fan of "Classic Westerns" by film makers like, the three "Johns" (...Huston, Ford, and Sturges) , Sam Peckinpah, or Howard Hawks, one can't forget about the western film contributions made overseas, in Europe; otherwise known as the "Spaghetti Western". This week we'll focus our attention on three such films; A Fist Full of Dollars, Once Upon A Time in the West, and The Good the Bad and the Ugly. These are the movies of famed Italian writer, and director, Sergio Leone.
I am truly blessed to be able to make a living doing what I love so very much to do.
I wrote my first story - it was a western - when I was five. It was really awful, as might be expected, but my mother kept that typed and spell-checked (my mother again) short story tucked away until the day she died.
Later I became a newspaper reporter, thinking that books are written by authors which I most assuredly was not. I kept trying to write though, eventually did it wrong enough to learn how to get it right. That first sale, a young adult novel published by Independence Press, was more than thirty years and a good many books ago and I have loved every day since.
Did I mention how very blessed I am? Believe it.
As a journalist, the Colorado Press Association awarded Frank their highest award, the Sweepstakes Award, for the best news story of 1980,and the Western Writers of America has twice named Frank recipient of their prestigious Spur Award.
Gate Beautiful Radio Show features four outstanding guests, from NYT best-selling authors in a variety of genres, to agents, editors, publicists and icons in the publishing industry. Our show hosts are Linda Kozar/author, Jeane Wynn/publicist, Lena Nelson Dooley/author and Carla Cook Hoch/author. Please join us for Christ-centered conversations. Call in and chat with your favorite authors and enter our drawings for free books!
December guests are: Authors Bill Giovannetti, Nicola Martinez, Marianne Evans, Patty Carroll, and Avily Jerome.
Visit our FB page for upcoming guest info and drawings for free books. https://www.facebook.com/groups/560789830631238/
The western fandom is vast and diverse and here at the nexus of all things weird we will chat about any and everything western related.
This week on the Hell on Wheels Edition of Weird West Radio:
This week we discuss and breakdown the season finale of 'Hell on Wheels' episode 04x13 'Further West', also a discussion on the many possibilities for next season and how John Wirth and the writers could end the series.
Helping Hands Press “THIRSTY THURSDAY” Party!
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The authors at Helping Hands Press will be ready to answer your questions, listen to your thoughts, and to help you have a great experience!
The Party starts @ 8PM EST, we hope that you can make it!
Yee-Haw! Hope you were able to watch last night's FUN episode of #Castle, "Once Upon A Time In the West" ~ written by Terence Paul Winter and directed by Alrick Riley. It was pure knee slappin' fun to watch Nathan Fillion "do his thing" while Stana stunned us all with her incredibly HOT western cowgirl style all the way down to her chap loving, rope tote-n, sharp shootin' talented self. Stana is incredible in soooo many ways! If you haven't watch this episode, stop and watch it now. It has several references to the westerns we've all grown up watching in the past and you might not even realize an entire hour has past.
Tonight's STR Round table questions Elena have been posted for you here, hope you'll be able to take a break to join us:
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TV Shows - Westerns I'm sure they have touched many of our lives, from the Gene Autry to the Barkleys from the Big Valley. Wholesome programs that came on every week from Warner Brothers, like Cheyenne, and Maverick. Glenn Strange & Amanda Blake at the saloon in Gunsmoke with Matt Dillon and Doc Adams and one of my favorite characters, Festus - Ken Curtis.... Shoot 'em up! Bang Bang!
Sunday, November 2, 8 pm ET, the life and legend that is John Wayne is the subject of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when Halli welcomes to her table acclaimed bestselling Hollywood biographer Scott Eyman. Eyman’s new book on the Hollywood icon JOHN WAYNE, THE LIFEAND LEGEND is a New York Time’s bestseller.
With his new engaging, revealing and fully rounded portrait of one of America’s most enduring and controversial film icons in JOHN WAYNE: THE LIFEAND LEGEND, Scott Eyman colorfully chronicles the life of the one of America’s most enduring and controversial film icons, drawing on unpublished materials, exhaustive research, and more that a hundred interviews with Wayne and many of his closest colleagues, friends, and family members.
Scott Eyman has written eleven books, including, with veteran actor Robert Wagner, the New York Times bestseller PIECES OF MY HEART. Among his other titles are EMPIRE OF DREAMS: THE EPICLIFE OF CECIL B. DEMILLE, winner of the 2011 Richard Wall Memorial Book Award: LION OF HOLLYWOOD: THE LIFEAND LEGEND OF LOUIS B. MAYER; PRINT THE LEGEND: THE LIFEAND TIMES OF JOHN FORD.
The life of Hollywood legend John Wayne, Sunday, November 2, 8 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, always bringing you Talk Radio for Fine Minds. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
We will be talking to Dr. Buck at the Wild West Festival which will begin LIVE Friday, October 24th and run through Sunday, the 26th.
Crazy wild west times and a little time traveling back to the old west can be found at the Saguaro Park Ranch in Glendale this weekend.
You can find old time western movie stars to hob nob with and to visit. So, bring the entire family for a great time for all.