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The Church of the Hollywood B Cowboy (Volume 1)

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Johnny Mack Brown - Comic Book CoverThe Church of the Hollywood B Cowboy is a loving salute to the men and women who created those one-hour movies so popular in the ’30s and ’40s.

Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Tex Ritter … they’re all here with a focus on those long ago days.

Your podcast podner, John Mack Flanagan — who was named after B Star Johnny Mack Brown — has spent thirty years studying these Silver Screen Heroes.

Saddle up! Ride like the wind! The Church of the Hollywood B Cowboy!

Here’s Episode 1:

And here’s Episode 2:

Here comes Episode 3:

Rollin’ out Episode 4:

Here comes big Episode 5:

In Episode 6, John Mack Flanagan talks about building your B Western movie library:

John Mack discusses the life and career of Bill Cody (the “Reel Bill Cody,” not the showman “Buffalo Bill”) and salutes silent westerns in Episode 7:

Episode 8 continues our look back on the silent westerns:

Episode 9:

Episode 10 (the final reel of Volume 1):


Download the podcasts:

Download Episode 1 | Download Episode 2
Download Episode 3 | Download Episode 4
Download Episode 5 | Download Episode 6
Download Episode 7 | Download Episode 8
Download Episode 9 | Download Episode 10

Tight and Bright Book Cover Art (John Mack FlanaganJohn Mack Flanagan is a legendary Top 40 disc jockey — he starred on San Francisco’s KFRC during its 1970s heyday, when it was named Billboard magazine’s Station of the Year four times — as well as being widely acknowledged as one of the world’s foremost experts on western movies and cowboy (and cowgirl) actors. John is also the author of the acclaimed autobiography, “Tight & Bright: A Disc Jockey Vietnam Memoir,” which chronicles his life from humble beginnings in New Mexico to the battle-scarred jungles of Vietnam, through his ultimate success on one of the greatest stations in the history of broadcasting.

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Here are some of those fabled actors and actresses that John will be covering in his podcast:

• Bob Allen
• Rex Allen
• Gene Autry
• Bob Baker
• Smith Ballew
• Jim Bannon
• Don Barry
• Buzz Barton
• Sammy Baugh
• Rex Bell
• William Boyd (Hopalong Cassidy)
• Johnny Mack Brown
• Jay Wilsey (Buffalo Bill, Jr.)
• Rod Cameron
• Harry Carey
• Johnny Carpenter
• Sunset Carson
• Lane Chandler
• Bill Cody
• Spade Cooley
• Ray ‘Crash’ Corrigan
• Buster Crabbe
• Ken CurtisCattle Call Logo With Cowboy
• Bob Custer
• Eddie Dean
• Eddie Dew
• ‘Wild Bill’ Elliott
• James Ellison
• Tex Fletcher (The Lonely Cowboy)
• Dick Foran
• Hoot Gibson
• Kirby Grant
• Monte Hale
• Russell Hayden
• Tim Holt
• George Houston (The Lone Rider)
• Jack & Al Hoxie
• Herb Jeffries (The Bronze Buckaroo)
• Buck Jones
• Tom Keene
• John Kimbrough
• John ‘Dusty’ King
• Allan ‘Rocky’ Lane
• Lash LaRue
• Rex Lease
• Bob Livingston
• Jack Luden
• Ken Maynard
• Kermit Maynard
• Tim McCoy
• Tom Mix
• Clayton Moore
• George Montgomery
• Wayne Morris
• James Newill
• Dave ‘Tex’ O’Brien
• George O’Brien
• Dorothy Page (The Singing Cowgirl)
• Jack Perrin
• Lee ‘Lone Ranger’ Powell
• John Preston (Morton of the Mounted)
• Jack Randall
• Monte Rawlins (The Masked Phantom)
• Duncan Renaldo
• Tex Ritter
• Roy Rogers
• Buddy Roosevelt
• Reb Russell
• Fred Scott
• Robert Shayne
• Dave Sharpe
• Charles Starrett (The Durango Kid)
• Bob Steele
• Tom Tyler
• Jimmy Wakely
• Wally Wales (Hal Taliaferro)
• James Warren
• John Wayne … in the 1930s
• Ted Wells
• Ray Whitley
• Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams
• Tex Williams
• Whip Wilson