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America's Favorite Singing Cowboy
Known as America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry's career spanned some 70 years in the entertainment industry. He became famous in radio, records, film, television, and live tour performances including rodeo. From the late 1920s through the early 1950s, Gene Autry recorded and wrote hundreds of songs; he was the most successful singing cowboy, appearing in 93 movies and starring in 91 television productions. Gene Autry was ranked among the most celebrated film stars, and for years was considered to be the most popular Western film actor. In his later years, Gene Autry owned a television and radio station on the West Coast and was the original owner of the Angels Major League Baseball team.
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Gene Autry Activities and Events
Updated June 18, 2018
At this time, you'll find the dates and names of the events with further details to come in the days ahead.
Gene Autry YouTube Clip of the Week
Posted June 18, 2018
This Saturday the Autry Museum of the American West screens a Gene Autry Double Feature showcasing his trademark music, comedy, and action. The Big Show (1936) and Twilight on the Rio Grande (1947) are both fun musical Westerns that are sure to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Enjoy our YouTube Clip of the Week, "I Tipped My Hat and Slowly Rode Away" from Twilight on the Rio Grande.
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Gene Autry Double Features at the Autry Museum
Updated June 18, 2018
Saturday matinee double features (the screening of two motion pictures for the price of one) were an industry standard in the first half of the 20th century. In 2018, the Autry Museum of the American West continues the tradition with its own Saturday matinee double features starring America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry. On the fourth Saturday of every other month, two Gene Autry films are screened in the museum's Wells Fargo Theater.
The June 23rd Gene Autry Double Feature theme is
"Music, Comedy, and Action"
Smiley Burnette, Gene Autry, and the Sons of the Pioneers from The Big Show (1936).
The Cass County Boys, Sterling Holloway, and Gene Autry in Twilight on the Rio Grande (1947).
Gene Autry's Westerns are known for their music, comedy, and action. The Big Show (1936) is a story of mistaken identity filmed at the Texas Centennial and full of music not only from Gene and his pal Smiley but also from the Light Crust Dough Boys, the Jones Boys, and the Sons of the Pioneers. There's comedy and action aplenty when Gene encounters complications with girlfriends, studio executives, and gangsters. Then the Cass County Boys and Gene bring the music to Twilight on the Rio Grande (1947) while Sterling Holloway brings the comic relief. Action happens when Gene investigates a murder that leads him to Mexico and a jewelry smuggling ring!
For details on the Saturday, June 23rd Gene Autry Double Feature please visit the Autry Museum's website here.
For information on this year's Gene Autry Double Feature screenings at the Autry Museum, read more here.
Gene Autry Christmas Cowboy
Posted June 1, 2018
If you go to an Angels baseball game in the month of June you'll notice something a little different about Angel Stadium, the ballpark is decked out for Christmas! The Angels have a "Christmas in June" promotion that includes a Mike Trout Nutcracker, Santa Claus throwing out the first pitch, and a post-game movie screening of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. So it makes sense that the "Heritage" section of the June/July issue of Angel Magazine features Gene Autry and his connection to Christmas music. For details on the Angels Christmas themed promotions, visit their website here.
America's Favorite Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry was already a popular radio star and movie icon when he recorded "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" in 1947, a song which he co-wrote with Oakley Haldeman. The record launched Gene into yet another field of stardom, that of the role of the Christmas Cowboy. Gene Autry's affiliation with Old Saint Nick would lead him to record numerous Christmas songs including the chart topping holiday hit, "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Gene also participated in the Hollywood Christmas Parade in 1945, 1946, 1947, and was the Grand Marshal of the parade in 1980. Gene and his wife Jackie Autry rode in the parade in the early 1980s.
For the stories behind Gene's Christmas song history, information on Christmas CDs, and more please visit our "Gene Autry's Cowboy Christmas" section here.
Gene Autry Is Now on Instagram
Posted April 3, 2018
Back in the day, Gene Autry understood the importance of connecting with his fans via his official fan club, newsletters, and meeting them on his tours and at special events. We continue that connection today via social media with our Gene Autry Official YouTube Channel, the Gene Autry Official Facebook page, and now the Gene Autry Official Instagram page.
Check out our Instagram page at www.instagram.com/geneautryofficial or just link on the Instagram icon at the top of our website pages (next to the icons for Facebook, YouTube, and Google+.)
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