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The Virginian Television Series 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Autry National Center
Updated March 14, 2012

The Virginian 50th Anniversary

Symposium moderator, Boyd Magers, author and editor/ publisher of Western Clippings.

The Autry National Center in Los Angeles, California and Gene Autry Entertainment will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the ground-breaking western television program The Virginian on Saturday, September 22, 2012. The day's events include a panel discussion with cast members, episode screenings, autograph session, and more.

The Virginian cast members scheduled to appear are: James Drury, Randy Boone, Gary Clarke, Sara Lane, Don Quine, Diane Roter and Roberta Shore.

Owen Wister's 1902 western novel The Virginian was one of the first great novels of the American West. Set in the semi-mythical town of Medicine Bow, Wyoming in the 1890s, it chronicled the lives and relationships of the people who came west and settled the wild land. Starring James Drury in the title role, The Virginian was the first 90 minute television western, airing in prime time on NBC from 1962-1971.

Schedule of activities will be announced closer to the date and posted on this website.

All guests appear on the condition of their availability.

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