June 30, 2023
Taped a new YouTube video on Jesse James today. Meanwhile. . .
Got this photo from a True West reader, Alamo Jones who hails from St. Louis, asking me if I remember the Old West Journal (see the logo on his sleeve). Well, yes, of course I do. When we bought the magazine in 1999 we actually acquired three titles: Frontier Times, Old West magazine and True West magazine. For about a year we re-formatted Old West, into the Old West Journal, which was an offshoot publication, oversized in an effort to try something new and more hip.
Our editor at the time, Marcus Huff led the charge on this and, in fact, he designed this Warhol-ish T-shirt design which still sells today. This shirt is twenty years old and Alamo is still wearing it! Here's the punk ad he probably answered to order the shirt:
Too Hip for The Room?
Shot on location at a local church in Cave Creek. She had purple hair and worked in the mail room and he is a famous re-enactor nicknamed "Doc."
The back cover, shot at the Boulder's in Carefree. Deann Giago, Flint Carney and two good looking friends who didn't want their names used in association with the title.
"The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there."
—Old Vaquero Saying