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Silver Screen Legend XVI is dedicated to legendary cowboy star, Ray “Crash” Corrigan. He was born in Milwaukee, WI on February 2, 1902 then moved with his family to California around 1910.

            Young Ray was a body builder with a magnificent physique and he first came to Hollywood as a personal trainer to several stars. After a few years, he was invited to try out for the movies. He was a stunt double in Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) then performed stunts and had bit parts in various films for several years. Finally, in 1936 he got his big break with good roles in three Republic serials: The Leathernecks Have Landed; Undersea Kingdom; and The Vigilantes are Coming.

            Republic purchased the rights to western writer William Colt McDonald’s works and later in 1936, began casting the roles for a new western film series based on characters created by McDonald. Corrigan was cast in one of the three lead roles as Tucson Smith. The series began with The Three Mesquiteers and ran through 1943 with a total of 51 films. Corrigan starred in 24 of these productions before departing the series in 1940 to move over to Monogram Pictures where he formed his own production company to make another series of westerns, The Range Busters. By 1944, they had turned out 24 films and Corrigan starred in 20 of them.

            In addition to his western roles that made him famous, he also appeared in other types of films, often in his Gorilla costume or as a monster. In 1937, Corrigan bought a ranch in the Simi Valley area of Southern California and developed it into a movie location that became known as Corriganville. Later the ranch was opened to the public as an amusement park and many people still have fond memories of visiting there. Through the years, countless movies and TV shows were filmed there. In 1965, Corrigan sold the ranch to Bob Hope. The following year it was closed to the public and in 1970, a devastating wild fire gutted the property leaving only a few chimneys and foundations. In 1988 the City of Simi Valley purchased a portion of the property and today it is known as Corriganville Park.

            The Happy Trails Children's Foundation is proud to honor Ray “Crash” Corrigan this year with Silver Screen Legend XVI. This is the 16th year the foundation, through the generosity of the renowned Colt’s Manufacturing Co. LLC of Hartford, CT, has used very special guns and holsters to raise money for abused children.

The exquisite engraving on the pistols, the custom tuning of the six-guns and the magnificent silver spots, conchas and buckle sets on the belt and holsters were provided by Conrad Anderson, Rocktree Ranch. The genuine pre-ban elephant ivory grips on the guns were hand crafted by Bob Leskovec, Precision Pro Grips, from Ivory donated by David Warther II, of Warther Carvings in Sugar Creek, OH. Jim Lockwood of Legends in Leather crafted the hand-carved and Sterling silver mounted double holster rig in the style of Crash Corrigan. Ron Love made and donated the prop cartridges. All of these wonderful people and companies are enduring examples of that very special American spirit known as “the cowboy way.”

          Renowned western entertainers Roy Rogers and Dale Evans spent a lifetime devoted to children and their support of children-at-risk is well documented.  The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation is proud to carry on the work with abused children who were so important to Roy and Dale.  However, we need your help!

            As a result of our association with Roy and Dale, and the positive and wholesome family values and American Tradition they represented, the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation is the only known children’s charity in the country today that actively supports shooting sports, Second Amendment Rights and responsible gun ownership, and is in turn supported by generous contributions from shooters, collectors, organized shooting sports and the firearms industry.  We are proud of this unique partnership!   

            Order your tickets today for this beautiful and unique museum quality one-of-a-kind cowboy collectible. Tickets are $10 each or 11 tickets for $100. The drawing will be held Saturday evening, December 14, 2013. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE  PRESENT TO WIN! The winner will be notified by phone. You may check our web site for the winner's name, after the drawing.

             The total proceeds of this drawing benefit the Happy Trails Children's Foundation for abused children. The Happy Trails Children's Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In accordance with postal regulations, no consideration is necessary to participate in this drawing. You may order tickets by phone (760) 240-3330 or online. American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA accepted. Or you may send your check to:


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