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I can answer virtually any question concerning TV westerns since 1950. I also have collected Western movies faithfully since 1984 and own several hundred (prominent ones such as High Noon or How the West was Won) as well as B movies and below (White Comanche and The Sundowners)I own rare TV series such as Yancey Derringer,the 13 episodes of Tate with David Maclean, and select episodes of Judge Roy Bean

Experience in the area

I have been a Western aficionado since the age of 8 (so for the last 50 years). I have been a faithful collector of Lone Ranger episodes and memorabilia since the early 1970s. I find myself drawn more to the black and white series because I find color an unnecessary plot distraction and love to study the evolution and settlement of the Old West through the leather bound Time-Life series on the West. The principal factor which attracts me to this period is the consistent triumph of virtue over vice. The forces of evil, no matter how malevolent, are never victorious in any Western. So I am appreciative of the inflexible morality set forth in most Western series

Organizations

I have belonged to 5 different churches in 35 years where I have held posts of Sunday school teacher, outreach leader, and board member. Since my retirement to Rowlesburg, West Virginia, I have held the post of Town Park Commissioner for 2 years and anticipate a position on our Town Council beginning in July.

Publications

I was a free lance book reviewer for the Richmond Times Dispatch for 15 years, I reviewed 129 books during this period. I also reviewed 25 books for Style Weekly, an independent publication.

Education/Credentials

I have a BA in English Literature and a minor in Linguistics from Virginia Commonwealth University. I graduated in 1976. I also had a half year of Bible College from New Life Outreach in Richmond, Virginia (1984-1985)

Awards and Honors

While employed by the Richmond Public Library for 29 years, I have been honored for outstanding customer service and have received awards for creative programming for Young Adults on 2 occasions.

Past/Present Clients

I am still an expert for the category of mystery fiction on this website.

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Recent Answers from Bruce Simon

2016-11-24 Old western movie:

Dear Elaine:        I believe that the movie you may be looking or is a Spaghetti western entitled, Stranger in Sacramento (1965). During a cattle drive Mike Jordan finds his father and brothers murdered

2016-09-13 favorite film of the year so far:

Dear Avi:       Please forgive me. My computer was down for several days. Having not been in a theater since 2003, I do not attend movies, but do purchase them on DVD if any appeal to me. However, I just

2016-06-25 western movie:

Dear Joe:       I have an idea the movie you may be referring to is Django starring Franco Nero which came out in 1966. It is a Sergio Corbucci spaghetti western. The film earned a reputation as one of

2016-04-19 Western movie:

Dear Anton:        There are three suggested movies which i will recommend to you, that have a similar theme .       The first is Westward Ho with John Wayne and Sheila Bromley (1935)       John Wyatt

2016-03-07 Name of a western tv movie:

Dear Robert:       I think that I may have found the answer to your question and it is probably a Spaghetti western.It could be a 1966 movie entitled "Death Rides a Horse" starring John Philip law and

 

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