Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Disappearance of the Good Guy on The White Horse

June 10, 2018
   What happened to the Good Guy on the White Horse?

Daily Whip Out:
"The Good Guy On The White Horse"

   When I was a kid, he was everywhere, from  Buck Jones (who the above was modeled after), Hopalong Cassidy, the Lone Ranger. It was shorthand for purity, good guy-white, yeh, we get it. Black hats, white hats, all that. Of course, today, it seems naive, in a big way. In a painful way. Still, I kind of dug it and it seems like the entire concept is being erased.

"The Good Guy On The White Horse
Is Being Erased"

   Was there ever a good guy on a white horse who was actually good? Ghandi Ranger? Okay, so, where does that leave us?

"Ojos de Gringo"

   It's in the hands, man. The guy has a way with horses and the magic is in his hands. And he's after a white horse, a stallion called The Mexicali Stud. If he rides it will that make him good? Pure? I think you know the answer to that one.

"The Mexicali Stud"

   And speaking of heavey-handed symbolism:

Juni Fisher Crow Carrying Cross #6"

And. . .

Juni Fisher Crow With Cross #7"

    It's been fun, but I'm done.

   Two things: when something is so out, get ready for it to come back in. And, two, who would look mucho groovy on a big, white horse?

Yes, indeed!

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1 comment:

  1. I like how some of your color choices evoke the ethereal Trucolor process used on so many Roy Rogers films. Roy rode a golden horse, not a white one, but he was a good guy nonetheless. I especially like his 1950 film "Bells of Coronado," an action-packed blend of horse chases, shootouts, fistfights, airplanes and uranium thieves.


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