PERFORMING ARTS
WESTERNS
THE HAPPIEST TRAILS
By John Brooker

In the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s millions of children across the world headed to their neighborhood movie theaters to lose themselves in a never never land of silver screen action and adventure with the cowboy heroes of the day from Tom Mix, Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, Buck Jones and Tim McCoy to Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, William Boyd, Charles Starrett, Johnny Mack Brown, Wild Bill Elliott et al. John Brooker was a Front Row Kid in the UK from the day he saw his first B western in 1950 and since the genre reached the end of the trail in 1954 he has tried to help keep it alive, firstly with visits to the US 1967-70 to track down and interview dozens of B western players and then by writing countless magazine and newspaper articles, a TV series ‘Movie Memories’ and now this book The Happiest Trails which is a roundup of his previous work plus lots of new material and I Know the Face – a B western Who’s Who with over 1,200 head shots.

Hardcover:
$60.00
8.25 x 10.75 inch
592 pages

Softcover:
$49.95
8.5 x 11 inch
592 pages
ISBN 978-1365741227

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