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America's Favorite Singing Cowboy
Known as America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry's career spanned some 70 years in the entertainment industry. He became famous in radio, records, film, television, and live tour performances including rodeo. From the late 1920s through the early 1950s, Gene Autry recorded and wrote hundreds of songs; he was the most successful singing cowboy, appearing in 93 movies and starring in 91 television productions. Gene Autry was ranked among the most celebrated film stars, and for years was considered to be the most popular Western film actor. In his later years, Gene Autry owned a television and radio station on the West Coast and was the original owner of the Angels Major League Baseball team.
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Gene Autry Activities and Events
Updated October 15, 2018
At this time, you'll find the dates and names of the events with further details to come in the days ahead.
Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted October 15, 2018
Our YouTube Clip of the Week is a humorous "Hallowe'en" themed comedy routine from Gene Autry's Melody Ranch Radio Show on October 31, 1954. Broadcast live from CBS Studio 2 in Hollywood, California, Gene and his longtime friend and sidekick Pat Buttram discuss an invitation to Miss Histamine Hoskin's Hallowe'en Masquerade Dance. Plus, Pat has a special holiday poem in honor of Gene titled "Oh Dear Mr. A."
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Gene Autry Double Features at the Autry Museum
Updated September 19, 2018
Saturday matinee double features (the screening of two motion pictures for the price of one) were an industry standard in the first half of the 20th century. In 2018, the Autry Museum of the American West continues the tradition with its own Saturday matinee double features starring America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry. On the fourth Saturday of every other month, two Gene Autry films are screened in the museum's Wells Fargo Theater.
The October 27th Gene Autry Double Feature theme is
"The Same But Different"
Gene Autry and Ann Rutherford in
Public Cowboy No. 1 (1937).
Gail Davis, Champion, and Gene Autry in
The Old West (1952).
Every Gene Autry fan knows that his movies have music, comedy, and action as well as a lovely leading lady, a humorous sidekick, and of course Gene's horse Champion. Over time the key elements of his movies remained the same but with a different twist. Most notably the pre-World War II films, such as Public Cowboy No. 1 (1937) took place in contemporary times with humorous songs from sidekick Smiley Burnette and included a strong, independent leading lady. Post-war films like The Old West (1952) often took place in the past with fewer songs that often had a religious theme and the leading lady was in a more passive role. Little Champ even joins the World's Wonder Horse, Champion in this film. Our Double Feature this month will let you compare what is "the same but different" in these two popular Gene Autry B Westerns.
For details on the Saturday, October 27th Gene Autry Double Feature please visit the Autry Museum's website here. For information on this year's Gene Autry Double Feature screenings at the Autry Museum, read more here.
Always Your Pal: Gene Autry and His Fans at the Autry Museum
Posted September 14, 2018
The Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, California recently debuted a special case titled Always Your Pal: Gene Autry and His Fans. This new case features fan-created artworks and media, illustrating the many imprints that fans put on their hero. Autry's face and name appear carefully crafted in leather, denim, mahogany, and even on sandpaper.
Read the full article on our website here.
Gene Autry Is Now on Instagram
Posted April 3, 2018
Back in the day, Gene Autry understood the importance of connecting with his fans via his official fan club, newsletters, and meeting them on his tours and at special events. We continue that connection today via social media with our Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel, the Gene Autry Official Facebook page, and now the Gene Autry Official Instagram page.
Check out our Instagram page at www.instagram.com/geneautryofficial or just link on the Instagram icon at the top of our website pages (next to the icons for Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.)
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