ninth annual silver spur awards set for oct. 20

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NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Julie Ream  (661) 297-8923
Rel. No.: 6001
August 25, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NINTH ANNUAL SILVER SPUR AWARDS SET FOR OCT. 20
The Ninth Annual Silver Spur Awards, produced by the nonprofit organization known as Reel Cowboys, has been set for
Friday, October 20, 2006 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City,
according to the group’s president, Baron Lee Von Castle.
The
event will benefit the Tri-Valley Special Olympics.
Slated to receive the coveted awards are actors Morgan
Freeman, Gerald McRaney, Don Murray, and Michael Dante; actress
Barbara Eden; and stuntman Erik Cord.
A special posthumous
tribute to the late actor Dennis Weaver, will be presented by
actress Linda Gray.
Presenters include actors Larry Hagman,
Morgan Woodward, Jameson Parker, Andrew Prine, stuntman – and
past Award Honoree – Roydon Clark, and actress Dawn Wells.
Western film star, Ben Cooper will serve as Master of Ceremonies,
while Larry Dean & The Shooters will provide the music.
Also
scheduled to appear are the Foothill Vigilantes and gun twirler
Tombstone Tony Redburn.
Also on the program will be a Silent Auction slated
to include generous contributions from James and Janet Arness,
Paramount Producer Mr. A.C. Lyles, noted Western Artist Rob Word,
Jamie Nudie of Nudies Rodeo Tailors, and the late Dennis Weaver.
The Reel Cowboys, founded in 1997, is made up of motion
picture
professionals
television
involvement
who
have
as
well
as
individuals
shared
love
for
the
programs,
is
a
worked
in
Western
old
films
whose
west
and
and
only
the
organization’s
ideals
of
helping
various
Southern
California
charities.
Open to the general public, further information and
reservations to the Silver Spur Awards may be obtained by calling
(661) 297-8923.
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9th annual
SILVER SPUR
AWARDS
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by Julie Ream
Producer,
Silver Spur Awards
The San Fernando Valley has a long and rich Western heritage.
In the 1930’s Republic Studios, where CBS Studios in Studio City now stands,
cranked out many a western oater. For 25 years the studio played home to many
silver screen cowboy who spent their free time in the Valley’s small towns and
enclaves where western hang-outs like the Palomino Club and Nudie’s Rodeo
Tailors took center stage.
Residents like horse trainer Glen Randall and prop rental merchant Fat Jones,
whose business was located on the corner of Cahuenga and Oxnard Blvd., made
their livelihoods supplying the studios with services and materials needed to
produce their western films, serials and television programs.
During it’s heyday, silver screen cowboys like Rex Allen, Roy Rogers, Monte
Montana, Gene Autry, Stuart Hamblin, Dennis Weaver and Smiley Burnette all
made the Valley their homes, with beautiful sprawling ranches encompassing the
wide open spaces. From Gene’s beautiful ranch nestled behind what is now the
Beverly Garland Hotel to The Iverson Ranch deep in the hills of Chatsworth, the
Valley was home to many a REAL cowboy.
A change in times rode in both progress and the REEL COWBOYS.
The REEL COWBOYS is a non-profit corporation that was founded by men and
women who work in Western motion pictures and TV shows in front of and
behind the camera. They include actors and actresses, working cowboys and stunt
people, as well as individuals whose only involvement is a shared love for the old
West and the organization’s ideals of supporting several Southern California
charities through presentation of its annual SILVER SPUR AWARDS and other
fund-raising events.
This years SILVER SPUR AWARDS will be held on October 20th in the Empire
Room of the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, and they have selected the TriValley Special Olympics as their chosen charity recipient for 2006.
The Governor and First Lady have been invited for the festivities, and to deliver
the Pledge of Allegiance to the crowd.
The Honorees for the SILVER SPUR AWARD have been chosen for their
contribution to the Western television and film genre. Among this years recipients
are Morgan Freeman, Barbara Eden, Michael Dante, Don Murray, Erik Cord and
Gerald Mc Raney.
Such names as Jameson Parker, Dawn Wells, Morgan Woodward, Andrew Prine
and Larry Hagman will serve as presenters and help round out this year’s
program, which will also include a tribute to past honoree and Emcee, Dennis
Weaver. It will be will be delivered by actress and friend, Linda Gray.
Music will be provided by Larry Dean and the Shooters, and this years Emcee will
be noted Western film star, Ben Cooper.
The evening will also play host to a silent auction where generous donations have
been contributed by noted Western Artist Rob Word, Paramount Producer A.C.
Lyles, Al Frisch, Jamie Nudie of Nudies Rodeo Tailors, Mrs. Dennis Weaver and
Marshal Matt Dillon himself, James Arness. Any vendors wishing to contribute
or advertise in the program please call the number listed below.
If you enjoy the Wild West, a time when Cowboys were King, then dust off your
boots and come on down to visit the ‘REEL COWBOYS’ at the 9th Annual
SILVER SPUR AWARDS!
The Reel Cowboys meet weekly for music, fun and camaraderie and the public is
cordially invited to join the Cowboys for breakfast any Saturday morning
beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Chuckwagon Room of Big Jim’s Family Restaurant
on the corner of Laurel Canyon & Sheldon St. in Sun Valley,
You can purchase tickets for the SILVER SPUR AWARDS online at
www.reelcowboys.org or by calling 661-297-8923
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