film titled Hollywood Horses focuses
on the great
Silver Screen Movie Horses from
the old Hollywood movies, westerns, frontier epics, and the Trainers
Cowboys, Wranglers and rental stables.
Information on Hollywood's movie stable owner Fat
Jones, and others including Glen
Randall, Corky Randall, Tom Sweet,
Ralph McCutcheon, Jack
Lindell, Les Hilton, Kenny
Lee, Denny Allen, Dave Richardson, and
two women who ran a business together, Stevie Myers
and Joan Edwards. Many have since passed away - and in
several instances, their children, are running the remaining stables. Fat
was in business until his death in 1963, then was sold to Dyke
Johnson whom is NOT related to actor Ben
Johnson. Ben also started out as
a wrangler and was Fat's son-in-law.
This is a tribute to the old horses and the popularity they enjoyed
from the 1930's to the 1960's. The Californian local history of the San
Fernando Valley where the rental stables were located and many films were
shot. In the early days, before large trailers were used to haul the horses
to their location, wranglers and cowboys would round them up herding them
to the movie sets. The old western cattle driving technique met the modern
world of motion picture making.
About the Film maker
Salome Milstead, of San Francisco, California, is
the great-granddaughter of Clarence Y. "Fat"Jones, Hollywood?s
first horse wrangler. Salome, having a passion for horses, owns a well-trained
horse named Noah, therefore has chosen to direct the "Hollywood Horses"
2001: Horse Fame was first notified
of the project in 1999 and the time taken to compile. Horse Fame has been
waiting for and welcomes a documentary about the the horses who have worked
hard for many people in the entertainment field. Many of the people who
have contacted Horse Fame have helped in the making of such documentaries.
The feature will be of great interest to anyone who love horses and wants
to know about the show business aspects including the progress in better
treatment of the animals. We hope this inspires anyone to gather and save
horse history in the making for future generations.
If you have hidden history to add - send it to Horse Fame.
It may be preserved and made into another movie someday.
UPDATE: FEB 2002 - The film is in the making and not yet available. Check for release and updates at the official Missed-A-Shot movie production site. (link below)