|Posted: Aug 23 2005 at 11:22pm | IP Logged
Who was Hopalong Cassidy
Here William (bill) Boyd and a companion Arlene Bradly are pictured on the ship just before leaving for the mainland. I was unable to find out any information about this lady or the year the photo was taken.
William (bill) Boyd had a humble birth June 5, 1895 in Hendrysburg Ohio
And at age seven was raised in Tulsa Oklahoma. He died Laguna Beach, California on September 12, 1972
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One day in about 1943 my mother and I were shopping in a Hollywood area shoe store in California.
... We walked right up to William Boyd and almost didn’t notice him even though we had seem nearly all of his Hopalong Cassidy movies. He was one of my favorite ‘Cowboys’. My mother was surprised that he remembered her taking the picture (above) on the ship as he was leaving Hawaii.
... There used to be a big deal about cowboys not taking their boots off and even being buried with them on. Knotts Berry Farm in California even had a fake cowboy grave with the boots poking up out of the dirt. Anyhow we caught Hopalong Cassidy with his boots off that day.
Have a good one and CUL.. Lakota..