Sara Lane Gallery # 1

Author: PGreen

Published work in U.S.A. for McFarland & Co. Inc. : A History of Television’s The Virginian 1962-1971 (2006, 2009 Softcover edition) Pete Duel : A Biography (2007, 2009 Large Print edition; Kindle edition) Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns (2009) Jennifer Jones : Life and Films (2011)

24 thoughts on “Sara Lane Gallery # 1”

  1. This is my favorite episode and I found this same picture on e-bay and boughtit. King Cotton was such a beautiful horse!
    Thanks for posting it.

  2. I keep searching the internet to fond more information on him as well as other movie and TV horses. I have been on the horse site and have two books on the movie and TV horses but I would love to get more info on King Cotton.
    The episode Beloved Outlaw was a fantasy I would love to have lived. Sara Lane was so lucky to have been able to work with that horse and to be in the Virginian. I liked Roberta Shore as well but I was more partial to Sara as I got older watching the show.

    1. It seems Sara has quite a few fans. I have no idea if you bought a copy of my book Chris but Frank Price talks about the background to filming “Beloved Outlaw.” It’s one of my personal favorites with a great music score.

      1. I have your book on my wish list. Right now I am unemployed so I have to watch what I spend my money on. I just got the first season of The Virginian and your book is next on my list.
        I also loved the music score in that episode and often wondered why there was never a sound track put out with the score for the series.

  3. There are a few LP’s and singles that include Percy Faith’s theme (including Gary Clarke singing the theme!) and one LP featuring Bernard Herrmann’s score for the “Last Grave at Socorro Creek” episode Chris. Plus a Roberta Shore and Randy Boone LP. I’ll have to feature them in a blog post.

  4. Thanks for the info the LPs and singles. I have from time to time have seen the Roberta Shore and Randy Boone LP on E-bay but never attempted to buy it. I need one of those that can play the vinal and record to CD.

  5. I wonder if there is anyone out there who may be able to help me. As a child I was always a big fan of “The Virginian”. I have recently been lucky enough to obtain the
    series on DVD but I am trying to locate one particular story and cannot remember the title. I do, however remember something of the storyline.
    It featured an elderly woman with whom the virginian had come into contact. She
    seemed to make it clear she did not like him though he did his best for her. I think the story climaxes with a house fire and either she dies in the fire or he saves her life.
    Sorry its not much to go on.

    1. since you have the DVD set you’ve probably found it by now, but it could also be 5.28 Lady of the House.

  6. would love to know if sara lane is still alive ,,have been watching repeats of the virginian here in australia and it brings back fond memories of watching this great show back in the 60,s early 70 s cant seem to find any websites as to the whereabouts of the georgeous sara lane,,can anyone help

    1. I interviewed Sara Lane by phone for my book published by McFarland & Co. a few years ago. She was managing a winery in California at the time but is no longer in that position.
      She was a wonderful lady to talk with – very down to earth and friendly.

  7. I never watched The Virginian while I was growing up in the sixties. However in recent years living in Montana, with its long winters, I have been watching a great deal of Encore Westerns.The Virginian was really a great show.
    The show with sara and the great white horse was recently shown. Sara played a really sweet woman with feelings for everyone around her. McClure played an excellent part also. Everyone seemed drawn to him like a magnet. He seemed to have that natural personality. Drury always seemed to have control of things. All the people on the show played their parts well.

    1. I have to agree Joey. 🙂 The character of Elizabeth Grainger is reflected in the real life Sara Lane who is also a very caring woman and has done much to help those in need in her life away from acting.

  8. I remeber having a old TV magazine with an article on Sara Lane and it was on the floods that were going on around where she lived in Malibu, how she was rescueing all of her animals that she had at the time. I don’t know what happned to it. I still have some of my articles I collected when the show was on all those years ago.
    As I said Beloved Owtlaw was my favorite.

    1. Yes I have one of those articles about the flooding Christine. And of course Sara talks about it in my book.

  9. Hi Bo: Roberta played Betsy Garth in the first three seasons – a different character from Elizabeth Grainger played by Sara Lane from season 5 to season 8.

  10. Always kinda had an idea that somewhere down the road that the friendship between Elizabeth and Trampas might have grown into something deeper. They’d have been good for – and to – one another.

    1. I always found their relationship more appropriate to a sister-brother type friendship Moira. Trampas was too worldly for Elizabeth. Just my opinion of course. 🙂

  11. I loved all the Virginian cast but have an extra liking for Trampas and The Virginian,I watched this show with my mother as a girl and now again as a Grandmother,it never gets old for me 🙂

    1. The Virginian was a MUST for me as a kid so when it was brought out on DVD it was like Birthday and Christmas at the same time. I never get bored of it or men from Shiloh.

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