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Was looking at a nostalgic piece on the old TV series “Have Gun Will Travel”. Kind of fun thinking about how simple my entertainment needs were back then….
Anyhow, that article then moved on to mention a later British series “Boon” I had never heard of. The Surprise is the main character is on a BSA A65. Not much showing in this photo, but was likely shown in the series quite often.

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I was hanging out with some friends in a restaurant Saturday, long enough for three episodes of Roy Rogers to play on one of the TVs there.

Nellybelle the Jeep was interesting, and Trigger was a great actor, but otherwise my thoughts were "Man, we were easily entertained back then...."

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That’s the truth! A short time ago, I saw a piece on the Roy Rogers museum with Trigger and tons of memorabilia that had become unable to sustain itself by admissions. I think It had been moved at least one time in effort control cost and to continue. There was an auction planned, nostalgia items only work for those with it. Sad to think the folks that even know Happy Trails are getting few and far between. I worry the same will happen with BSAs,,,,


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I still have fond memories of Roy and Dale, but it was pretty easy to entertain a 6 year old kid. wasn't till much later that I gained a newfound appreciation for his other pursuits in life.

https://magazine.cycleworld.com/article/1999/7/1/the-legend-of-roy-rogers


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Originally Posted by KC in S.B.
That’s the truth! A short time ago, I saw a piece on the Roy Rogers museum with Trigger and tons of memorabilia that had become unable to sustain itself by admissions. I think It had been moved at least one time in effort control cost and to continue. There was an auction planned, nostalgia items only work for those with it. Sad to think the folks that even know Happy Trails are getting few and far between. I worry the same will happen with BSAs,,,,

The same's already happening with BSA. People won't know the difference between a BSA and a Mahindra before long; sorta sad.

"A modern day trouble-shooter on a motorbike" sounds a lot more like "Then Came Bronson" than Roy Rogers! I haven't watched an episode of Then Came Bronson since it went off the air in the 70s, but I thought it was pretty cool then, despite the "Transformer Sportster" that morphed into a two-stroke Rapide upon command, or when it saw a dirt hill to climb. But the idea of riding around the country with no place to go, on a bike with your bedroll tied onto the handlebars, was an extremely appealing one at the time.

Until, of course, the reality of supporting yourself with no real job (and presumably no family trust fund) fell into place, and we all got jobs and sort of dropped the dream, and now we're retired and have the time and money to hit the road, but staying out in the sun and wind and rain and snow all season and sleeping rough and living out of diners and laundromats, and realizing that there aren't any cute waitresses that want to just quit their job and hop on the back of the bike with you and see the country ... and .... and ... Well, there's lots of other ways to have fun and not be quite so uncomfortable all the time!!

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Fun read on the link! Thanks for that.


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From memory, Boon was an ex fireman and rode the BSA.
He did odd jobs and ran a courier business that somehow morphed into a detective agency.
Rocky had a Norton Commando I think.

It was a mild mid evening to show.

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The theme tune for Boon was sung by Jim Diamond


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I am pretty easily entertained now. A martini and a Three Stooges marathon will pretty much set me up for the evening.

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Originally Posted by edunham
I am pretty easily entertained now. A martini and a Three Stooges marathon will pretty much set me up for the evening.

Ed from NJ
Sometimes on Saturdays they will have a Twilight Zone marathon, I like seeing the then newbies that later go on the be big time stars. Brew a pot of coffee and get comfortable.


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shel........my wife recently retired after 4 decades in the banking industry now she starts her day watching Twilight Zone and Gunsmoke she says Marshal Dillon needs to come back and bitch slap certain political "leaders"


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Originally Posted by KC in S.B.
Was looking at a nostalgic piece on the old TV series “Have Gun Will Travel”. Kind of fun thinking about how simple my entertainment needs were back then…..

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Interesting reading from all you guys.

Richard Boone as "Paladin" was one of my favorite shows. Those shows still hold up well today. Sophisticated character with good plots.

Roy Rogers shows were rather hokie. If it was the "old west," and everyone else only had horses, then what was that stupid JEEP doing there?
And "Roy," in real ilfe LEONARD SLYE from Ohio, was a singer, not a cowboy.

At least Gene Autrey was from Texas and grew up around horses.
My Dad met him when Gene was on tour in the Chicago area. Dad said Gene was a decent, rather quiet fellow.

(As an aside: When Gene was approached to sing and record "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer," he refused at first, but his wife convinced him to do the song, "for the kids." He made the record, and over the years it made him at least million dollars in royalties.)

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Gene was a pilot as well about 30 years ago a man told me Gene claimed to have broken the sound barrier in a power dive in a P47..i got Gene's address and wrote him a letter he actually responded and said the incident happened but he cold not swear to having broken the barrier he said the air speed indicator was pegged!


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shel........my wife recently retired after 4 decades in the banking industry now she starts her day watching Twilight Zone and Gunsmoke she says Marshal Dillon needs to come back and bitch slap certain political "leaders"

Always makes me wonder what people thought Miss Kitty's function was at the Long Branch....


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Miss Kitty?: What we used to call in Chicago, a "B-Girl."

That's a young, attractive woman who was paid by the saloon owner to solicit drinks from the male customers for whisky prices, but was actually drinking tea in a whisky glass.

Now illegal (supposedly.)

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Early TV episodes supposedly
show Miss Kitty occasionally escorting one of her employees , a lady of the night and a cowboy Patron
up that set of stairs .
Which means she probably wasn't a Nun
and any "B-girls" would have been her employees .

Amanda Blake spells it out herself here :


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