The locations used in “The Virginian” are always of interest to viewers. One particular set was used frequently in Universal TV Westerns in the 1960s and early 1970s. The waterfall set was often used as a backdrop. Originally built in the 1920s the “Falls Lake” set remained intact until 1980 when it was re-modeled in a large construction project. The ground level was raised considerably.
The 8th Annual Cowboy Up for vets will be on April 28-30, 2017 at the W.B. Ranch 1640 Co. Rd. B Swanton, Ohio 43558 to benefit the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and Heroes In Action.
“The Virginian” stars, James Drury, Randy Boone and L.Q. Jones will all be in attendance. There will be a Q & A in the tent area on Saturday and Sunday. Times to be announced. Admission and parking is free.
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UPDATE: This event has been canceled.
“The Virginian” Shiloh Ranch owners Lee J. Cobb and Charles Bickford both starred with Jennifer Jones in “The Song of Bernadette” (1943). Following news of Bickford’s death in 1967 Jennifer Jones attempted suicide. He was her mentor and his death added to her already fragile mental state at the time. Full details in my biography of Jennifer Jones.
James Drury was perfect casting in the role of the Virginian. A gentleman of great charm with a rugged, tough edge when required. A man who lived by a moral code in a time when lawlessness was common. A natural leader and a team player who at heart was something of a loner with a past he kept close to his chest. Through nine seasons James Drury played the Virginian with integrity and remained faithful to the character.
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Here’s an excerpt:
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