Any of you old enough to remember Hopalong Cassidy at the Saturday afternoon picture show? He was my favorite at the picture show. Also liked his sidekick.. George "Gabby" Hayes. Always stayed till I'd seen it twice. This was about 1941 through 1947. The show was 9 cents, popcorn a nickel. This afternoon on a cable movie chl. I watched a documentary on William Boyd. It was very interesting to me. So much that I didn't know about him. He turned his life around and was really a great guy starting about the time he started playing Hoppy in 1935. Later He would be the first to get his old movies on TV... this was on the only TV station in Los Angeles. It then spread over the country. That was the one thing that really made him popular with the kids and adults. This happen about 1950... heck, I didn't know TV had been invented until I went in the AF in 52. The Hoppy I knew was from the old movies in the 40's. Hoppy died in 1972. Hollywood sure has changed.. they just don't make any more like old Hopalong. The documentary was narrated by "Chester", Dennis Weaver and Boyd's wife, Grace. So happen a few years back, my wife and I drove up to Weaver's house at Ridgway, Colorado. It's out in a common part of the country on a plain old dirt road.