REUNION DEADLINE - DON'T BE LEFT OUT!
Happy New Year to you!
The deadline for The High Chaparral Reunion is HERE. If you're attending you must make your reservation now or miss the party. Reserve at WWW.THEHIGHCHAPARRALREUNION.COM.
Your weekend in Tucson March 22-24 at The High Chaparral includes great events like:
Meet the celebrities
visit the original ranch house set
Wild West Festival at Old Tucson
Director's cut of the pilot episode
Fans who've attended in the past call it a 'dream come true' and 'once in a lifetime trip'.
Join us in Tucson, and join the party.
See you at The High Chaparral.
Satellite view of The High Chaparral set at Old Tucson
Rudy Ramos, High Chaparral's Wind, has confirmed his plans to attend the 2013 High Chaparral Reunion in Tucson.
Accomplished actor Rudy Ramos has covered six decades in acting, starting with an appearance on the television show, "Ironside" in 1969. Six months later he was cast as a series regular, playing the part of Wind, the volatile half-breed Indian boy in the legendary television western "High Chaparral."
Since then he has done over sixty guest shots on episodic television, numerous made for television movies, feature films and stage appearances.
The High Chaparral Reunion is proud to welcome Rudy Ramos, Henry Darrow, Don Collier, Kent and Susan McCray and other crew members back to Tucson and the ranch.
The Men Swoon Too
“High Chaparral’ makeup artist Beau Wilson is an expert in applying lipstick, rouge and powder – and cold compresses.
Here for this fourth summer with the show, Wilson knows that Old Tucson visitors, out to see the stars, are more dazed but the scorching sun blazing down on the Tucson Mountain desert. One recent day, 42 fainted.
With so many faintings, Old Tucson has asked the Red Cross to set up a summer station on location.
Form his makeup van, Wilson has a good view of the persons watching filming, and after four summers he can pinpoint likely victims before they pass out. If old Tucson personnel are not handy, he leaves the cold cream for the cold pack.
Twice last week, more than 20 persons fainted in a day from heat exposure. Old Tucson manages have taken measures to accommodate the unwieldy numbers.
For the overexposed, there is a new vehicle waving around the stage coaches and buggies lining Old Tucson’s dirt roads – a golf cart, converted into an open air ambulance, tattooed in front with a bright red medical cross.
And in a back room behind the frontier town’s apothecary office, and air-conditioned “recovery room” has been set up.
Hundreds of person roamed the Western streets last Saturday waiting for crews to being filming a “High Chaparral” scene. Most seemed not to realize that the West wasn’t won bareheaded.
By mid afternoon, more had invested in straw hats, and several draped wet towels over their heads. There was a single red parasol. The desert temperature reading was 100 degrees, but the humidity was low and there was a breeze. Wilson predicted the day’s fainting toll would be low.
He was right. Only four passed out. He says the average is eight a day when crowds gather for “High Chaparral” shootings.
Women and children make up about 75 per cent of the cases, according to Wilson.
“Men will sink slowly in the ground,” he notes. “But women fall flat. They don’t relax when they collapse, they just fall backwards. Anything to keep from falling on their faces.”
Wigs cause fainting, according to Wilson.
“Wigs hold heat exceptionally well. The other day, a woman wearing a wig was feeling faint. I was putting an ice pack on her head, when I knocked her wig off. She had twice as much hair underneath it.
Fainting can be rewarding. Wilson remembers a woman from Puerto Rico who waited several hours in the heat to see Henry Darrow, “High Chaparral “ star.
“She fainted, and they put her in the cart. Henry heard what had happened and came over to talk with her. It was the best treatment possible. She figured fainting was worth it. “
Although it seems likely that mainly out-of-towners, uninitiated to Tucson’s hat, would be ignorant of precautionary measures, Wilson says half the fainting cases are Tucsonians.
For natives and tourists alike, he suggests these precautions:
- Avoid prolonged periods in the sun without wearing a hat or covering to shade the head.
- Avid excessive amounts of liquids.
- Make sure you have adequate salt intake
Lightning in the Bottle
Book Signing at Reunion
Henry Darrow and co-author Jan Pippins will be signing copies of his successful biography Lightning in the Bottle at The High Chaparral Reunion, March 22-24 in Tucson.
Henry Darrow was the first actor of Puerto Rican heritage to star in a television series, The High Chaparral. "Henry survived and had a career when if you were Latino, you couldn't be just good, you had to be beyond great and that's Henry," says noted writer/entertainer Rick Najera. At the height of his fame Darrow put his hard-won career on the line to open doors for other Hispanics. He has continued to break ground for over fifty years as a working actor. He was the first Latino to portray Zorro, the first Latino to win a Daytime Emmy for Best Supporting Actor and in 2012 he received the prestigious ALMA award for Lifetime Achievement from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). "Henry Darrow: Lightning in the Bottle" is the must-read portrait of this inspirational, fiercely determined, endearing and enduring performer.
A Message For You
From Susan McCray
Casting Director (and wife of Producer Kent McCray) Susan Sukman McCray has a message for High Chaparral fans.
Don Collier At Reunion
Don Collier confirms he'll be at The High Chaparral Reunion in March, so don't miss your chance to meet Sam Butler.
Join the Conversation
This photo of Don Collier as the Hubba Bubba Cowboy is a sampling of The High Chaparral conversation on Facebook.
Lately we've heard stories from fans about their HC memories (lots of us got to meet the cast, and boy, were we excited!), discussed Big John's blacksmithing in the episode Journal of Death, found out the background of actor X Brands, learned about Mexican Rurales and why they have numbers on their hats, and received Christmas greetings from around the world.
http://www.facebook.com/highchaparralreunion has over 1200 fans sharing photos, videos and memories.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/thehighchaparral/ has great photos, background info, witty conversation and lots of dedicated fans who remember and love the show.
There are pages for Linda Cristal, Henry Darrow, Don Collier, Rudy Ramos, Susan McCray - it's a regular ranch house.
If you haven’t LIKED HC on Facebook then join the party. Big John needs more ranch hands!
WWN-Wild West News
A special thank you to Safari Sue at WWN-Wild West News.
Sue is a big High Chaparral fan. Visit WWN on Facebook for lots of photos, trivia and more.
A Visit with Uncle Buck
By Bob Anderson
“My father was a small Amish minister in Pennsylvania. I grew up on a farm near a little village. I’d never seen a building over four stories high; I’d never eaten in a restaurant; never ridden in a car because we only used horses and wagons. I’d never used a telephone…it was a nightmare, to tell the truth. I had a one-way ticket on a Greyhound bus, and 50 cents in my pocket, and a job promised to me as a laborer.” Thus began my interview with Cameron Mitchell. I had waited a long time for this occasion and Mr Mitchell was far from disappointing!
“As we’re approaching New York, I went up to the driver, with a Pennsylvania-Dutch accent that goes something like this: ‘Wait til I get my coat once, we’ll go downtown now’. I told him I wanted to go to Greenwich Village; he took me there…and my 50 cents! I was used to saying ‘good morning’ and ‘hello’ to everyone. Finally one morning on 44th St., two policemen stopped me and asked, ‘What’s your racket, buddy? We’ve been watching you, you talk to everybody!’ They were going to haul me in!”
The interview drifts over to The High Chaparral and the creation of the series and Uncle Buck’s character. Cameron smiles at the mention of Buck. “The show was producer David Dortort’s creation. He had already done Bonanza, but I thought our show was miles better. We had production qualities they didn’t have in feature films. Look at our series, then look at Bonanza. It’s like night and day! Our show was real sweat; their show, even the dirt was clean! I could never understand Bonanza…none of the sons looked like Lorne Greene! It didn’t make sense. I feel that David Dortort was more creative with The High Chaparral. He loved the show, and Chaparral was far more accurate, historically, than Bonanza. I feel that was a big plus for Chaparral…it was shot where it really happened. A gentleman at the University of Arizona did two reviews of the pilot episode; one for authenticity, and one for a commercial Western.
“David was the best producer I ever worked with. I did the TV version of The Ox Bow Incident for him back in the mid-50s. Many years later I met David on a plane flight to Spain. He told me he was doing a movie and asked me to read the script. I read it, and Buck was a wonderful part. We never talked of The High Chaparral as a series; at the time I thought it was a film. What got me about Buck wasn’t just the idea of playing a real cowboy, but the opening, where they meet that family and the kids. It was so true! The pilot showed you the grimness of the West. It got me immediately!” (It should be noted that in the pilot, The High Chaparral ranch was actually called the ‘Rancho Rivera’. This was Dortort’s idea; there was another title as well: ‘Saguaro’.)
Cameron continues: “I have no regrets at all over doing the Chaparral series. If they were going to do the show again, I’d sure be involved! I’ll tell you why: Buck was always sympathetic…the underdog. He was paid $7 a month…when his brother John paid him! I loved the character, he was in the background, he never pushed himself.” When I asked if the part of Buck was an extension of Cameron Mitchell, the actor paused, pondered the question and then replied, “ Buck was possibly an extension of my childhood….I loved horses….and I worked hard; on a farm you had to work hard. I used to go to the meadow and we had mules and horses. I’d jump on their backs without bridle or saddle…nothing. They’d bite me and kick me and chew me and run with me. I held onto the mane! That’s how I learned to ride.”
“It was very hot in Tucson, where we did all the location filming for Chaparral…I picked up my rifle one day, minus my gloves, and I branded my hand. It was scorched! And that leather jacket I wore was like an iron stove! What a mistake that was. I picked that outfit. In fact, I designed it. I wanted black…everybody said, “You’re crazy!” When I used to get really hot at Old Tucson, I’d jump in a horse trough…with all my clothes on!”
We worked a 6-day week, 17-18 hour days. I remember many an episode we’d be running late and we’d do close-ups at midnight. We’d turn on the lights like the sun against the rocks or against the mountains it’s high noon. By the way, the accent I used as Uncle Buck, that was my own. I’d done research on the cowboys’ speech. NBC wanted me to talk like Leif Erickson…I said ‘NO!’ NO WAY! I WANT TO BE A REAL COWBOY!’ I really played Buck like he was illiterate, that he couldn’t read or write. David Dortort backed me up all the way.”
While the location filming took place at Old Tucson, all the interior shots of the house, the first two years were done at the Paramount lot in Hollywood. The next year or so they were filmed at Warner Brothers. The remaining run of the series some stages were built at Old Tucson.
Did Cameron have any favorite episodes? “Yes, Friends and Partners’. Funny episode where I do all the housework and Manolito gets after me about ‘smelling bad’ and I reply “I take a bath once a month…whether I need it or not!’ Bad Day For A Thirst” is another good episode where I help two small Apaches boys, Sourdough and Saddle Blanket. And a lovely show is Lady Fair, where Buck falls for a girl named charley, played by Joanna Moore.”
The subject of horses was brought into the conversation. “My horse Prince…every one of our close-ups became a two-shot because he was a ham. I did a lot of shots where I ad-libbed with the horse. He used to follow me around like a puppy dog. The one great thing about ‘ol Prince were his ears. They were always up. If a horse’s ears are down, he looks horrible. Price always had his ears up. Some days he wasn’t very alert, but if you had a real tough action scene, I’d put on one spur, just one. I didn’t use it, but he knew it was there…he heard it. He was a different horse. You touched him and he took off! He finally died in his 30’s.”
“You had the Humane Society on the set at all times, which was a good idea. You were only allowed to use one horse on a dead run for one mile. That’s all. I remember some shows where we must have had five doubles for Prince.”
What finally caused NBC to cancel The High Chaparral series after four successful seasons? Cameron explains: “David Dortort was very successful financially. He was the producer of the series, he’d created Bonanza and The High Chaparral, he owned a piece of each series and he was drawing top salary – he had everything! The vice-presidents at NBC were very jealous of David. When they began pre-empting many of Chaparral’s episodes during the fourth season for their own specials, David became furious. At the annual NBC meeting of presidents and vice-presidents, David told them off. They were out to get him. Chaparral was deliberately cancelled!”
Trail Dust Magazine
That you to Bob Anderson, editor of Trail Dust Magazine, for permission to re-publish the above article.
For The western or High Chaparral collector, Trail Dust Magazine (http://www.traildustmagazine.net/) is an all-Western publication dedicated to preserving the history of Television and feature-length Westerns. Past issues of Trail Dust included articles on Eric Fleming, Pete Duel, Errol Flynn and Audie Murphy, as well as episode logs for such TV Western series as: "The Rebel", "Branded", "Hondo", "Broken Arrow", "Stories of The Century", "The Westerner", "The Lazarus Man" and "26 Men".
Trail Dust Magazine also maintains a photo site designed for the private collector - http://www.mountedphotosetc.com/ .
Reunion on a Budget
DEADLINE Feb 1
High Chaparral Reunion
March 22-24, 2013
High Chaparral Reunion fans, do you want to attend the Reunion but funds are short?
The Reunion is a fan run non-profit so we understand about budgeting, scrimping and tight funds. We also think every fan should meet the cast and get to see the ranch house! Here are some ideas to help:
Flights are always a budget buster, but if you're determined to attend on a dime then consider good old Greyhound Bus Lines.
Saturday morning at Old Tucson at the ranch is open to the public. Pay the $16.95 entrance fee, meet the stars, purchase photos see the ranch house, and spend the rest of the day at the Wild West festival at Old Tucson. (this doesn’t include the private lunch with the stars but is still a great, inexpensive High Chaparral day).
If you have a bigger budget I suggest you choose the Friday only package at $125. If you’re short on funds (or time) this is a perfect option. Stars and fans are excited and engaged, the celebrities are rested and can't wait to interact with fans. We have a lot going on, you’ll watch episodes, see the Bill Claxton pilot, plus receive some special surprises. You get a lot of bang for your buck. (or as Uncle Buck might say, a lot of redeye for your dollar!)
Check the Schedule and Rates on the web page for details.
The Friday only package doesn't include the Sponsor's dinner, but you can always hang out around the casino, have a burger, then come back in after dinner to watch episodes and visit with everyone. Then pay the gate fee at Old Tucson for entrance and a visit to the ranch house on Saturday morning.
You can also choose a Saturday only or Sunday only package – both offer lots of High Chaparral fun.
For the entire weekend the most economical way to go is the 3-day package at $350. And book before February 2, otherwise you'll pay a hefty late fee.
It’s not required that fans stay at Casino del Sol. To pinch pennies, choose a budget hotel on Travelocity.com for around $40/ $50 and then drive to Casino del Sol for Reunion fun. You can still use our free shuttle to Old Tucson if you like.
Enter to win DVDs on INSPINSP continues to support The High Chaparral, and now they're running a special Season One DVD contest. Enter to win, and remember to watch The High Chaparral on INSP.
Season One and Two Of The
Remember if you want your own copy of The High Chaparral, you can order Season One of The High Chaparral from The High Chaparral Reunion.
High Chaparral on DVD
SEASON ONE OUT OF STOCK - taking pre-orders
Each DVD set only is $65.00 plus shipping, this is approximately what you would pay ordering from the Netherlands with foreign conversion/shipping.
Both sets will ship at the end of January/first of February, pre-order now for earliest delivery.
For more information visit The High Chaparral Reunion website.
High Chaparral Reunion Merchandise - own a piece of Chaparral Memorabilia!
- Magazine with lots of photos
- High Chaparral Water Bottle
- 2009 CD
Claude "Hoot" Hooten
Hooten Broadcasting Company, LLC Announces
New Radio Station
KUNK The Skunk FM hit the airwaves as “The True Hits Channel.” KUNK The Skunk FM is broadcasting on FM radio and online as the newest ‘Young Adult Hits Station.’ Operating out of Ft. Bragg – Mendocino County, CA on 92.7 on the Beaches and 96.7 Inland and on the internet at: www.THESKUNKFM.COM.
Hooten Broadcasting Company LLC led by Hoot Hooten is dedicated to providing Great Local Radio and is committed to being an active and integral part of the communities in which it serves.
Hooten says, “We feel the listener is part of our radio family and that is just another way to continue our commitment to hometown radio, focusing not only on the community but to our advertisers. We will be broadcasting via the internet: www.THESKUNKKFM.COM which will expand that community to everyone – everywhere.”
The Skunk FM format includes news, sports, weather, and music. Hooten is very pleased to have onboard local broadcasting of San Francisco 49er games, San Francisco Giants games, as well as local sports events for the surrounding communities.
Using his vast experience in radio to start something completely new for audience enjoyment is very exciting for Hooten. Loyal Hoot Hooten listeners have followed him from Los Angeles at KHTZ 97.1 , KMPC, KFI and KUTE 102, to Houston, Texas where he was number one in the morning at two different stations and was nominated to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, to where he had the highest rated morning show in Miami, Florida history. Now, fans old and new, are able to hear Hoot and his radio partner, Hollywood casting director/producer and radio personality, Susan McCray, on their entertaining show, “Midday with Hoot and Susan” every work day at 10 a.m.
Listeners are really connecting with them and all The Skunk personalities throughout the day because of their ability to provide entertainment, good music content, combined with a down-to-earth style of communication, which is obviously appealing to virtually everyone.
KUNK The Skunk FM offers a unique blend of music targeting both men and women with a music mix of the 70's, 80's, 90's, and today, which is broad based and has mass appeal for the young adult at work audience. Hooten said: “I like to think the station is “rewinding” back to what we all remember as – good enjoyable radio.”
Haven't Times Changed
By W. St Germain
Every time I see one of the guys on High Chaparral dust off his chaps, I am reminded that the clothing worn by men in the Old West was functional and made to last. I am also reminded that it was a time when men were men and women were women. I always liked how, when a lady enters a room in HC, the men stand up and if they are wearing hats, remove them. An older gentleman recently apologized to me when he held a door open, saying, ‘Sorry if I offend you but I still believe in opening doors for ladies.’ When I expressed my surprise at why I should be offended, he explained how another woman had torn a strip off him saying that she was quite capable of opening a door herself. I found that a rather rude response to an act of courtesy but that’s me. I thanked him, reflecting on how times have changed. Gender boundaries have now blurred and half the time if you are walking behind someone you don’t know if it’s a man or a woman until they turn around. Even then there are times when I am left wondering.
So today I want to consider fashion trends of the Old West vs today. Back then, everything had a purpose. Riding across the dry terrain, neck scarves made great dust masks. When it got too hot they were used to wipe a sweaty forehead or, if there was water handy, could be dipped into it to cool and refresh a hot face. Even the fringes on coats had a purpose. They could be pulled or cut off to use as ties when required. Over time the fringed jacket became associated with the frontier look and fringes became decorative rather than useful.
Like the fringes on coats, chaps were originally invented to be functional but, over time, have become highly decorated fashion items. These bottomless, leather trousers were originally worn by Spanish and Mexican vaqueros for the dual purpose of warmth and to protect the legs of those working with stock. Over time, starting in Texas, they were adopted by all people who worked with stock. I wonder what the inventor of chaps would think of this garment being adopted as a gay parade item, preferably black leather and often worn without anything underneath. Not quite functional but there you have it.
Cowboy hats have always been a good idea and are not exclusive to the Old West. Their use is obvious. Keep the sun off the head and shade the face. Australia’s iconic version is the unique Akubra hat that even comes with dangling corks as an option! They work a treat keeping flies off the face but the cork hats tend to be worn more by tourists and children than the working stockman - or should I be PC and say ‘stock person’? Nah, stockman will do!
The popularity of the bolo tie, also called the bola or shoestring necktie, has not wavered since it first appeared. Silversmith Victor Cedarstaff, of Wickenburg Arizona claimed to have invented it in the 1940’s after which he patented the style. The story goes that one day his hat blew off and, not wanting to lose the fancy silver hat band that decorated it, he slipped it around his neck for safe keeping. When a friend complimented the look, the idea for the bolo tie was born. It is the West’s idea of a sensible necktie, when you come to think of it. After all, a silk Armani or Cardin might look nice but would never withstand the rigors of the outdoor life and let’s face it, ranchers deserve to look nice too.
So with men being men in those days, have you ever wondered why the guys of the Chaparral wore pink or salmon long johns? Doesn’t the idea of pink undies seem odd? Well not really. For a start, they were most likely dyed red when new. At least, history suggests this. There are several reasons for it. Firstly, because white would soon go grey and unsightly with the dusty work of the ranch so red would look better. Red dye was commonly found in those days and used for many things. Another reason long johns were dyed red was because it was believed that red flannel kept a person warmer than any other color. Maybe this is because red is a warm color, who knows, but that was the general belief. So we can forgive our guys for wearing pink undies.
Besides, ‘pink for girls, blue for boys’ is a relatively new concept and wasn’t around back then. It wasn’t until after the First World War that pink and blue were selected as gender identifying colors. In fact, in the mid 1880’s it was the norm that little boys wore dresses up till the age of about 7 – until the time of their first haircut. After this, they dropped the dresses. So we should not be surprised to see Big John, Mano or anyone else from the Chaparral photographed wearing a dress – maybe even a pink one!
Since then, many of the Old West fashions have become unisex styles and rightly so. But what happens when – as often occurs – fashions go a bit awry. Sure, men wore dresses until a certain age and pink underwear which they didn’t tend to flaunt but consider how times have changed. Take for example, the modern day mantyhose, also called guylons. Yes, panty hose for men and like women’s styles, they come in an array of colors and patterns. By the way, if any of our male readers (aka bros) are interested in buying a pair, they are apparently found in the bro-siery department.
Despite some people wearing chaps without trousers, no respectable man would wear his mantyhose alone. But no worries, there are now Manskirts. Yes, non-kilt skirts for men. They look, feel and hang like a woman’s skirt but because they are made for men, evidently they’re different. I am told it is because the hip area is less rounded. I guess that makes them more manly.
Like any respectable woman, no man in his right mind would wear these garments without proper makeup. Today we can find manscara and guyliner ‘for beautiful guylashes’ and ‘Glossy Possy’ lipstick for men. I guess the ‘posse’ reference makes it sound rugged. As a final accessory, manbags are available to carry these important beauty items. Wondering what it would be like to see the High Chaparral guys in today’s world, the following scenario came to mind.
Victoria, looking flustered. ‘What’s taking you so long, John? We’ll be late for the wedding.’
‘It’s just typical!’ John shouted back from the bedroom. ‘I’ve put a ladder in my mantyhose and can’t find another to match my manskirt.’
Victoria peeked into the bedroom. ‘Oh you can’t wear that skirt anyway, John. Mano’s bought the same one. You’d look silly turning up in the same thing.’
‘Oh well that’s just great!’ said John, throwing his guyliner to the floor. ‘And who’s that banging at the door! I thought the bunkhouse boys were in a posse looking for that bank robber. Oh that reminds me, where’s my glossy possy?’
‘I’ll go and see,’ said Victoria turning to leave. It was Sam.
‘Sorry to bother you ma’am but I couldn’t help overhearing Mr Cannon complaining about a ladder in his mantyhose. I bought a new pair of guylons last week and I’m happy to give them to him if he’ll take them.’
‘Oh thank you, Sam,’ said Victoria, ‘But he can’t wear his manskirt anyway, Mano’s wearing the same one and he’s already left. John can wear his diamond studded chaps instead.’
Sam held out the guylons. ‘Are you sure? I realize chaps aren’t commonly worn with anything underneath them but you know, being a wedding and all…’
Victoria thought a moment. ‘You’re right, Sam,’ she said, ‘But I think I will insist he wears trousers this time. As you say, being a wedding and everything…’
The breaking down of gender boundaries may be socially acceptable these days and I don’t know about you, but I’ll have a real man any day.
Did You Know?
Ted Markland (Reno) used to cut the fringe off his costume to give to fans who visited the set. As HC got more popular he was cutting more and more off his costume which caused havoc for the costume department. He finally got them to just provide an extra fringe to have on hand to give out to the visiting fans!
Klyde at Lorne Greene's
An event has been planned so, for the first time ever, Bonanza fans can visit Lorne Greene's Ponderosa. This event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the house warming party where in 1963 Lorne and Nancy Greene hosted fellow Bonanza actors Michael Landon and wife Lynn, Dan Blocker and wife Dolphia and Bonanza creator David Dortort to the real house based on the Ponderosa set at Paramount Pictures.
We hope to see you at Lorne Greene's Ponderosa in Mesa, Arizona in February 2013 when the weather is perfect for golf and other outdoor activities.
Andy Klyde, attorney for Bonanza Ventures, is a guest at the premiere Lorne Greene’s Ponderosa party. Deadline has been extended until January 31.
Past issues of the newsletter are available
on The High Chaparral Newsletter Web site.
High Chaparral on the Web
The Official High Chaparral website The High Chaparral Reunion
The High Chaparral Newsletter El Gran Chaparral Noticias
High Chaparral Fan Fiction High Chaparral Dutch Fan Site
Henry Darrow Bob Hoy
Ted Markland Susan McCray
Nightfall by Susan McCray Rudy Ramos
Mark Slade Out West Entertainment
Getting To Know You with Susan McCray
The Henry Darrow Biography, Lightning in a Bottle
SmartGuy.com (by Jordan Wexler and Linda Cristal)
AUDIO interviews with The High Chaparral cast & crew
Trail Dust Magazine
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