Chuckwagon Dinner with “The Virginian” cast : Autry National Center

Maxine Hansen has informed me that a chuckwagon dinner with the cast of The Virginian has been added to the Autry National Center events next year on September 22 at 5 PM. Cost is $50.00 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance before August 1, 2012. Please contact Maxine Hansen with any questions at

The Autry National Center : The Virginian TV Series 50th Anniversary 2012

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.

Event Details

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
Adults: $10
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

Parking: Free

Contact: Maxine Hansen

The Virginian NBC Promotional Art

The VirginianI recently came across this interesting station identification artwork for The Virginian.  The official NBC glass slide is still available for sale on eBay.  The seller Rozane kindly sent me a larger scan of the artwork for my blog.  James Drury and Doug McClure are clearly visible but the third person resembles nobody from the cast.  He has a passing resemblance to Jim Davis who we all remember as Jock Ewing in Dallas.