Sunday, August 28, 2016

Cimarron Teams with Rand’s Custom Hats to Create Classic Cowboy Cinema Collection

Fredericksburg, TX -( “We are very excited about the new ‘CimaRands’ Hat Collection,” stated Cimarron CEO and Founder, Mike Harvey.

    Mike says, “The new hats will replicate styles as worn by characters in such classic westerns as Open Range’s CHARLEY WAYT, The Shootist’s J.B. BOOKS 1 and the smaller J.B. BOOKS 2 , The Outlaw JOSEY WALES, TOM HORN, Tombstone’s DOC HOLIDAY and TOMBSTONE, and THE MAN WITH NO NAME, with some available in distressed versions. These hats are intended to compliment Cimarron’s line of HOLLYWOOD Western cinema firearms.  These special hats range from $476-$699 MSRP.”

    Ritch Rand, CEO and Founder of Rand’s Custom Hats, stated, “We both come from the same place – making the finest and most accurate products that a specific film or television project requires. History is our guide and our inspiration.”

Both companies have extensive experience supplying their products to the Western film business, and have found great success due to the historic accuracy and detail both put into their creations.

Texas Jack’s is a member of the Cimarron Firearms family and is the world’s greatest Old West dry goods and gun store outfitting western movies, supplying 1880’s re-enactors, supporting Cowboy Mounted Shooters and SASS competitors.

The new CimaRands Hat Collection will be available at Texas Jack Wild West Outfitter in Fredericksburg, Texas, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Call 1800 TEX-JACK or look online at

About Cimarron Firearms Co.:

Cimarron Arms is recognized as the leader in quality and authenticity in replica firearms. For the past 30 years, Cimarron has worked continuously to perfect the authentic detail, fit, finish and function of their line of frontier firearms. There is no other firearm that is near equal in value, strength, reliability, and authentic detail as is the line from Cimarron Firearms Co.

For more information, please call 1877-SIXGUN1 or visit

About Rand’s Custom Hats:

For over forty years, Ritch Rand and his talented staff have been creating and fitting customers from around the world with America’s finest enthusiast headwear at his shop in Billings, Montana. Each hat is handcrafted for each customer using time-tested techniques of the hatter’s craft dating back to the mid-1800s.

For more information, please call 1-800-346-9815 or online at

Spaghetti Western Locations

We continue our search for the filming locations for “Bullets Don’t Argue”. When morning arrives so does Santero along with Paco and over 20 men of his henchmen. After a few minutes of shooting, Pat determines it’s time to hand over the money to Santero and stop the chance of anyone getting hurt. Pat raises a white flag and meets Santero, handing over the stolen bank money. Santero and his men prepare to leave and Pat walks forlornly back to Agnes and Mike a beaten man.

The ranch sequence was filmed at Hoyo de Manzaneras, the same location as the “Fistful of Dollars” town set was filmed.

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site: and Captain Douglas Film Locations

Special Birthdays

Aroldo Tieri (actor) would have been 100 today, he died in 2006.

Cris Avram (actor) would have been 85, he died in 1989.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Greek Western Tragedy

A Greek Western Tragedy – English title

A 2009 Italian production [Freak-o-Rama (Rome)]
Producers: Ulrich P. Bruckner, Federico Caddeo
Director: Federico Caddeo
Screenplay: Federico Caddeo
Photography: Marco Ristori [color]
Music: Ennio Morricone
Running time: 25 minutes

Sergio D'Offizi -himself
Lorella De Luca – herself

Story: a documentary about the 1965 film “The Return of Ringo” with interviews of cameraman Sergio D’Offizi and actress Lorella De Luca aka Holly Hammond