Box set collection celebrates Gene Autry’s 1950s television show
The Gene Autry Show: The Complete Television Series
DVD ($79.99, Timeless Media Group)
The most successful singing cowboy of them all, Autry’s multi-media empire spanned radio, music, movies, television and live performance—he’s the only entertainer with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame for each. This deluxe 15-disc roundup of his 1950-1956 TV series also includes a corral full of bonus content: TV commercials, episodes of his Melody Ranch radio show, film trailers, photos, and segments from some of his other television shows. But what’s really cool is watching the parade of guest stars, a Who’s Who of ’the 50s West: Denver Pyle, Clayton Lone Ranger Moore, Alan Hale Jr., Lee Van Cleef, Chill Wills and many others, dustin’ it up with one of Hollywood’s all-time good guys.
—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine