Thursday, July 2, 2009

Stoney Burke: Big Man on the Buckin' Horse

Jack London & Warren Oates, from ABC TV series "Stoney Burke," which aired in the years 1962-1963. Other up-and-comers to pass through its various episodes included a young Bruce Dern, Robert Duvall, & Ed Asner.

As described by Susan Compo in her brand new Warren Oates bio "Warren Oates A Wild Life" (University Press of Kentucky, 2009), from an excerpt lifted from Greg Germani's great author interview on WFMU's Beware of the Blog: "Stoney Burke was a surprisingly textured and superior series of its time. Fans of dark motels with blinking neon, dirt streets populated by big cars with small fins (Mercury was a sponsor, touting its new Comet), bus depots, cocktails bars with starlight glitter ceilings, and tailored western wear by way of Beverly Hills found a spiritual home in Stoney."

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