The Virginian Television Series 50th Anniversary
Celebration at the Autry National Center
The Autry National Center in Los Angeles, California and Gene Autry Entertainment will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the ground-breaking western television program The Virginian on Saturday, September 22, 2012. The day’s events include a panel discussion with cast members, episode screenings, autograph session, and more.
The Virginian cast members scheduled to appear are James Drury, Randy Boone, Gary Clarke, Sara Lane, Diane Roter, Roberta Shore and Don Quine.
Owen Wister’s 1902 western novel The Virginian was one of the first great novels of the American West. Set in the semi-mythical town of Medicine Bow, Wyoming in the 1890’s, it chronicled the lives and relationships of the people who came west and settled the wild land. Starring James Drury in the title role, The Virginian was the first 90 minute television western, airing in prime time on NBC from 1962-1971.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
10:00AM to 4:00PM
The Autry National Center
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Autry Museum Members: FREE
Students with current ID & Seniors (60+): $6
Children (3-12): $4
Children under 3: Free
Free with current ID for active military personnel and veterans, peace officers, and park rangers
Contact: Maxine Hansen
3 thoughts on “The Autry National Center : The Virginian TV Series 50th Anniversary 2012”
I HOPE TO MAKE IT. THAT DAY IS MY 50 BIRTHDAY. THIS IS A GREAT IDEA. THE CAST DESERVES IT ESPECIALLY JAMES DRURY. THANKS FOR THE INVITE.
Great timing for your birthday Jeff. By the way you can thank Maxine Hansen from the Autry National Center for the invite. She e-mailed me earlier today asking if I would place this on my site.
Sounds like it will be a pretty big gathering! It does sounds like a good idea. I won’t be going as I’m too young and live too far away. There’s always the chance for Memphis 2012 though.