The Features page is designated for the big 5. These stars
are commonly known. The Features page represents a small selection
of the vintage western movie posters that we have in stock.
|John Wayne is
probably the best-known western film actor of all time. Although
Wayne made the list of Top Money-Making Western Stars in 1936,
he labored in "B" films for almost 10 years before becoming
a major star in John Ford's STAGECOACH. Wayne's dominance as an
"A" player outlasted all others until his death. Wayne
made many outstanding western films like RIO GRANDE, RED RIVER,
and THE SEARCHERS. He won one of only three Oscars ever given
to western roles for outstanding actor for his portrayal of Marshal
Rooster Cogburn in TRUE GRIT. THE SHOOTIST was a fitting climax
to Wayne's 50-year movie career.
John Wayne posters.
|Gene Autry became
Republic Pictures' first official singing cowboy in 1935 with
TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS. By 1953, Autry had 88 horse operas, including
32 for Columbia Studios. Autry was a Top-Money Making Western
star from 1936-1942 and again from 1946-1954. His top "B"
movies were two Cinecolor features THE STRAWBERRY ROAN, and THE
BIG SOMBRERO and DOWN MEXICO WAY. From 1950-1956 Autry had 91
half-hour shows on CBS under Flying A Pictures. During the late
80's Autry hosted "MELODY RANCH THEATRE" on TNN. He
even opened the highly acclaimed Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum
in Los Angeles.
Gene Autry posters.
Rogers a.k.a. Leonard Slye or Dick Weston made an outstanding
horse opera debut in 1938 with UNDER WESTERN STARS. This Republic
Pictures film propelled Roy's ascension to "King of the Cowboys."
By 1948, Rogers' Trucolor pictures were consuming 65% of his studio's
budget for "B" westerns. After staring in pictures 81
films including DON'T FENCE ME IN, MY PAL TRIGGER, and BELLS OF
SAN ANGELO, he left Republic in 1951. Roy then did 100 half-hour
shows for NBC through 1957, and he remained a Top Money-Making
Western Star from 1939-1954. In addition to rodeos and numerous
guest appearances, Roy hosted "Happy Trails Theater"
on TNN in the 1980's.
Roy Rogers posters.
a.k.a. "Hoppy" (real name William Boyd),
became the favorite of millions of youngsters in 66 Hopalong Cassidy
features for Paramount (1935-1941) and United Artists (1942-44,
1946-48). Boyd was Top Money-Making Western Star (1936-45, 1947-50)
in addition to doing 52 half-hour shows as the Clarence Mulford
character for syndication (1952-54)
William Boyd posters.
|Clint Eastwood's first
claim to fame came as Rowdy Yates on CBS-TV's "Rawhide"
in 1959. From then on, Eastwood was the only star to challenge
Wayne's supremacy in the genre. Clint became the star of spaghetti
westerns and continued as a superstar in American films. The star
of films like COOGAN'S BLUFF, THE BEGUILED, and HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER,
Eastwood's latest, UNFORGIVEN, also received rave reviews.
Clint Eastwood posters.
If you would like to see what else we currently
have available on our web site, please Browse
the Catalog. Currently, our web site displays a small
fraction of the vintage posters we have. For this reason, we encourage
you to call or email us to inquire about selections not currently available
through our web site (photos are available upon request). We will
be updating and adding selections to this site frequently. Be sure
to check back often!