Tag Archives: Hollywood cowboys

And Now, a Word From Our Intern

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Editor’s note: Alie Chavez, now in her junior year at Loyola Marymount University, worked for ten weeks this summer under the direction of Marlene Head, the Autry’s director of publications, as the 2011 Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Intern in Publications. Among other things, she helped produce a stylebook for all Autry publications. As her last internship project at […]

The “Bonanza” Map: Artist and Icon Reunited

Ayres with his famous map (Photo by Tessie Borden)
Ayres with his famous map (Photo by Tessie Borden)
Last Friday, we at the Autry got a rare chance to reunite an artist with his work. Robert Temple Ayres, the artist who originally drew the map of the legendary Ponderosa Ranch for the TV western “Bonanza” visited his creation for the first time in decades. The “Bonanza” map, which opened the credits for the NBC […]

Buck Brannaman, the Real Horse Whisperer

Buck Brannaman heals horses and humans alike in his work as a trainer (Photo courtesy IFC)
Buck Brannaman heals horses and humans alike in his work as a trainer (Photo courtesy IFC)
Buck Brannaman, a therapist in cowboy boots, uses a saddle instead of a psychiatrist's couch to do his job. Without words, his four-legged clients tell him tales of pain, abuse and fear at the hands of people, and he works with them – and with the people – to heal their relationships.

James Arness, ‘Gunsmoke’s’ Marshal Matt Dillon

Arness closeup
James Arness, the towering (6-​foot-​6) actor who for 20 years portrayed the taciturn, lantern-​jawed U.S. Marshal Matt Dillon in CBS’s Gunsmoke, died Friday. A cause of death was not disclosed, but according to the Associated Press, he died in his sleep at his Brentwood home. He was 88. Arness, who was born James Aurness but dropped the […]