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  • Amanda Blake (aka Miss Kitty) and Buck Taylor (aka gunsmith-reserve deputy Newly O'Brien) of Gunsmoke fame appear in civilian clothes, attending an event in Los Angeles, circa 1974
    Buck Taylor, Ruta Lee, Clint Walker and array of TV cowboys host Memphis finale
    The Memphis Film Festival, subtitled "A Gathering of Guns 6 – A TV Western Reunion," reached a thrilling finale at Sam's Town Hotel and Casino.Western aficionados met an even dozen of their heroes and participated in...
  • William Conrad, Georgia Ellis
    Old-time radio, 21 February: A hard road out of Dodge
    With sixty years’ hindsight available, it will be possible to suggest that Gunsmoke came to radio just half a decade late. Written brilliantly for what it is, a horse opera without the cliches and melodramatic flourishes that have turned too...
  • 'Giligan's Island' to 'Seinfeld'-Surprising facts about TV shows shot locally
    'Gilligan's Island' to 'Seinfeld'—13 surprising facts of TV shows shot locally
    Renown historians of Los Angeles history, Marc Wanamaker and Mary Mallory, gave a two-hour lecture Saturday afternoon discussing the TV shows shot locally. It's the 50th anniversary for TV shows show in the CBS Studio Center lot (Radford...
  • "Gunsmoke"
    'Gunsmoke: The Sixth Season -- Volume Two' on DVD
    The sixth season of the longest-running TV series with original cast members -- "Gunsmoke" -- is now on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment.James Arness stars as U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon, who works to keep the peace in the outlaw...
  • Suspense
    A fair Friday's fare: Old-time radio listening, 17 August
    A great dead whale remains missing and in demand . . . a mountain resort murder is solved the hard way . . . love makes a classic anthology go 'round . . . a fortysomething goes from free to married to terrorised . . . a boy with a fast gun...
  • MeTV vs TheCoolTV
    MeTV replaces TheCoolTV on channel 23.2 KOKIDTV2
    The MeTV network is similar to the original Retro TV Network. It has a collection of cop shows, sitcoms, and westerns, mainly from the 60's and 70's. The available shows are listed here. TheCoolTV is a network that shows music videos...
  • Rich Wyatt
    Rich Wyatt discusses 'American Guns' new episode and Dylan 13 year old shooter
    "American Guns" new episode last night let fans see more of the Wyatt family and their shop Gunsmoke. Rich Wyatt owns the business with his family. After the show, I was able to talk to Rich over email about the new episode, his kids,...
  • Leaning on a beat-up Wild West stagecoach, James Arness is captured in character as Marshal Matt Dillon on the set of "Gunsmoke" in Studio City, Calif., circa 1970.
    A round of cheers for 'Gunsmoke's Matt Dillon, Festus, Miss Kitty and Doc Adams
    Updated September 3, 2012–Gunsmoke, TV's longest running prime time, live action dramatic series for decades,starred James Arness as Marshal Matt Dillon, Dennis Weaver as Matt's sidekick Chester Goode, Milburn Stone as Doc Adams, and...
  • Miss Kitty's Longbranch Saloon from the Gunsmoke TV series
    Exploring ghost towns & movie sets: Gunsmoke TV series
    Exploring old ghost towns and movie sets can take a good imagination and memory. That's especially true at the old Gunsmoke set in Johnson Canyon near Kanab, Utah. Fans know the show was supposed to be set in Dodge City, Kansas, but many of...
  • Eve Arden
    A nice quiet Tuesday: Old-time radio listening, 13 March
    For a nice quiet Tuesday's listening . . .Comedymr. ace and JANE: Jury Duty (CBS, 1948)—Jane weighed in on the scales of justice at 105, wearing purple trunks and an off-the-face hat. In the other corner, in the black robe, her very...
  • Virginia Gregg
    Tennis, anyone? Old-time radio listening, 23 October
    Gunsmoke: Ma Tennis (CBS, 1954)Played with striking aplomb by Virginia Gregg, one of those radio actresses who could portray women of any age and any personality with credibility and individuality—if Lurene Tuttle, perhaps the most valuable...
  • Marshal Dillon
    James Arness Dies At 88
    Most of the world new him as Marshal Matt Dillion, spending 20 years playing the character on Gunsmoke, but to sci-fi geeks he'll be fondly remembered for his starring roles in 1950's classics The Thing from Another World and Them.Arness,...
  • Gunsmoke's James Arness dies of natural causes at 88
    James Arness as Gunsmoke's Matt Dillon, dies of heart failure at 88
    James Arness, 88, died of natural causes (heart failure) at his Brentwood home in Los Angeles, California on June 3, 2011. Arness is survived by one of his three remaining children, son Rolf, 59.This Hollywood icon was an actor best known for...
  • Info 101: at the movies 100: James Arness-Marshall Dillon laid to rest
    Info 101: at the movies 100: James Arness-Marshall Dillon laid to rest
    Greetings local film (tv) buffs! Please subscribe to this and the other pages available via email. Thank you!MINNESOTAN JAMES ARNESS-MARSHALL DILLON LAID TO RESTIt was supposed to be John Wayne coming into our homes every week as Marshall Matt...
  • James Arness a.k.a Matt Dillon
    TV Hero Matt Dillon (James Arness) dies at age 88
    Gunsmoke was one of America’s great iconic early television shows. The show opens with Matt Dillon outdrawing the bad guy, the music begins. and then real entertainment followed. The Gunsmoke series can still be seen on syndicated TV today...
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