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Saturday, 18 February 2012

Cowboy

Film is this week's Sepia Saturday theme and the image I've chosen is one of Canadian actor Rod Cameron (1910-1983), star of many western films in the 40s and 50s. I have fond memories of watching countless western double-bills at the cinema as a kid in the 50s, usually with my dad who was a huge fan of the cowboy genre.
On the reverse: Rod Cameron, starring in Republic's "Hell's Outpost". Celebrity Autogrphs Series No. 131. Published by Celebrity Autographs, London W.C.1. Printed in England. More about Rod Cameron's career; details and film posters of his western movies and his IMDb entry.

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16 comments:

Rob From Amersfoort said...

I don't recognize his name, but his face is very familiair!

Wendy said...

I recall that name but I'm sure I couldn't have picked him out of a lineup.

barbara and nancy said...

I do remember him even tho I'm not a big western fan. Is that his autograph on the photo?
I remember writing to movie stars when I was a kid. The only one to respond with an autographed photo was Loretta young. Wonder what I did with it.

Kristin said...

I think Zorro was the only show set in the west that I saw at the show. I don't remember seeing a real western.

Wibbo said...

Not a real autograph - it's a printed one.

Joy said...

My father was a big fan of cowboy stories too. The genre certainly provided lots of work for actors, love those old posters.

Karen S. said...

I'm not sure, but I think this actor, or one of them was actually living in Minnesota at one time...and actually had one of his capes hanging in a pole barn to show off.... this is a story I've heard through the years!

Little Nell said...

At first I thought it was Randolph Scott; they do look similar. I hadn’t heard of him but apparently he had a colourful private life!

Postcardy said...

I only saw TV cowboy shows, not the western movies that were in theaters.

Linda@VS said...

I'm old enough to remember Rod Cameron from Saturday afternoon westerns in the '50s. He was in a LOT of them.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I think I ought to remember him but I'm afraid I don't. He looks familiar though.

Christine H. said...

I've just recently become a fan of Western movies. they are the ultimate escape movie - and justice always prevails. I think I recognize this guy.

Linda said...

I've come late to the Western genre. Don't know this actor, but can certainly see how his rugged handsomeness would fit the bill.

Bob Scotney said...

I recognised his face but not the name.

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Don't remember him, but he's very good looking! I love cowboys!

Jeannette Hoenig said...

What a hunk. Had to look him up to figure this guy out