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News Archive: 2007

Gene Autry Centennial News
Happy Birthday Gene!

September 29, 2007

Today, September 29, 2007, marks the 100th Anniversary of Gene Autry’s birth. Gene Autry Entertainment has a few suggestions for fun ways to celebrate America’s Favorite Singing Cowboy’s special day.

In Los Angeles, California, the Autry National Center has a screening of all 12 chapters of Gene Autry's Science Fiction Western Serial The Phantom Empire.

And be sure to check out the exhibit Gene Autry and the Twentieth-Century West: The Centennial Exhibition, 1907-2007. Remember the museum will be closed at 2:00PM to prepare for the sold out Gala celebrating Gene's Centennial.


In Gene Autry, Oklahoma the Gene Autry Museum has their annual Film & Music Festival with the Les Gilliam, Johnny Western, and Riders in the Sky. The combination of the Gene Autry and the state of Oklahoma's Centennials is sure to generate some awesome Cowboy Karma! Read more here.

From the comfort of your couch, tune into the 100-hour Gene Autry Marathon on the Westerns Channel. All Gene Autry movies, beautifully restored, all weekend long! For details read here.


Make your own Gene Autry Movie Marathon today with America's Favorite Singing Cowboy's movies on DVD! Check out the bonus material and listen to a classic Gene Autry Melody Ranch Radio show to complete the experience. A full list of DVDs available is right here.

On the go today? Then bring Gene's tunes along with you! You'll also want to hear our special Gene Autry Centennial tribute CD Boots Too Big To Fill with performances by some of the greatest names in music singing their favorite Gene Autry songs. Check out the track list here and the complete list of Gene Autry and Gene related CDs is here.

Want to learn more about the man behind the movies and music? Read the official Gene Autry biography Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry by Holly George-Warren. Or quiz your friends on movie locations, actors, song titles and more in the fabulously detailed filmography book Gene Autry Westerns by Boyd Magers.

You'll want to look your best while celebrating Gene Autry's 100th birthday, and the Autry National Center's Museum Store is the place to shop! We recommend you wear one of the Gene Autry inspired Scully shirts or our Gene Autry t-shirts with the Cowboy Code or the colorful Centennial logo. For all of our special Centennial items, visit the website here.

What is a Gene Autry fan to do the day after Gene's 100th Birthday? Why, tune into the CBS News Sunday Morning program on Sunday, September 30th, to watch their story on the Gene Autry Centennial of course! More

No matter how you choose to celebrate Gene Autry’s Centennial today, we hope you spend it with friends and sing at least one song in honor of America’s Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry!


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