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post Go Shopping, Auction Gallery

August 25th, 2009

Filed under: High Chaparral Reunion 2009 — admin @ 4:20 pm

Auction itemsGo Shopping, There’s New Items in the Auction Gallery

The High Chaparral Reunion will include a Goody Auction, with lots of fun things, including items you can have autographed. There are several new items for you to look at as you start shopping in the the Auction Gallery.

Can’t make it to the Reunion? Would you be interested in participating in the Auction anyway? We’re not sure how this might work but want to know if you’d still like to be a part, so email to let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

See you in Tucson at The High Chaparral!

post Tucson Tourist at the Reunion

August 25th, 2009

Filed under: High Chaparral Reunion 2009,Interviews & Articles — admin @ 4:19 pm

San Xavier

The beautiful San Xavier del Bac mission, where Hacienda Montoya was filmed

Location Tours — As Close As You Can Get

By Rusty LaGrange

It’s a good thing I traveled to Tucson with my family nearly ten years ago. It was the first of our HCDG get-togethers in Tucson. There were only six of us then. While we basked under the same sun that The High Chaparral had blistered in 30 years earlier, it gave me a good feeling. I could still share the limelight of outdoor production location shots. I could walk down Old Tucson’s main street and hear the director bark “cut”. I could still smell the black powder hanging in the still air after the stuntmen had blasted each other off the hotel roof.

People, many people, go on vacations to visit movie and TV location sites. Monument Valley is one of the most over-populated pilgrimages for tourists checking out the grandeur of John Wayne’s epic films, thanks to the vision of John Ford and other great producers who chose that specific spot to enhance the film’s image. You can purchase books written on just the outdoor locations across the US of movies and TV series.

Every October, hundreds of fans enjoy the memories of old Westerns filmed all around Lone Pine, CA. It’s where Audie Murphy and Randolph Scott  flew their private planes to do location shots, while the regular actors and staff rode in cars without air conditioning. Several of our HC fans traveled to Melody Ranch and Vasquez Rocks in Southern California to visit locations where numerous TV series gained fame while their actors captured bad guys and sunburns.

Ft Lowell

Visit the Ft. Lowell outdoor museum, just one stop on the Tucson Tour

So, I was eager to take on the assignment this year to design the ultimate tour for The High Chaparral Reunion. This 3-hour event will take us to a few select places that are near and very dear to our passionate  HC hearts. Although I wish we could roam the desert forever, I can show you where the actual filming of Don Sebastian’s great Lion Gate entry is, where the grand fountain and tiled courtyard introduced the opulence of the Montoya Hacienda, where the original downtown of Tucson has been restored to echo the lifeblood of Old Tucson, and, where the isolated lives of cavalry soldiers drummed on in a secluded and protected part of the city most don’t even know exist.

My bus tour plans originally started with me as your tour guide. I coulda done it. But then I came across the character that every tour bus ride should have, a guide that loves the West and is very familiar with The High Chaparral. In fact, he could be a reunion participant if it hadn’t been for me roping him down and hauling him away for the tour. His name is Brent Martin. He’s a lot of fun. He’ll fit right in.

So be sure you get ready for your tour during The High Chaparral Reunion on Sunday, Oct 18th from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. We’ll meet at LaPosada. Take a hat, your bottled water, solid shoes, extra batteries for the camera, and any tip money you might want to toss to Brent, the perfect guide for The High Chaparral Reunion 09. I believe we have room for a few more riders if you wish to add yourself to the tour. There’s limited seating so contact Penny by mail or email to verify. Riders comin’.

post September Deadline

August 25th, 2009

Filed under: High Chaparral Reunion 2009 — admin @ 4:17 pm

The High Chaparral Reunion

DON’T MISS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENT! There’s still time to attend, but don’t delay! It’s easy to make your reservation, if you have questions or concerns just email info@highchaparralnewsletter.com.

Join the cast and crew in Tucson at The High Chaparral. Make your reservation today for three days you’ll never forget. A variety of payment options – Credit Card, Paypal, or check, are available.

$300 for the 3 day package
BOOK YOUR RESERVATION NOW

Register today for The High Chaparral Reunion, October 16-18, Tucson, AZ.

Ted Markland, Henry Darrow, Don Collier, Bob Hoy, Roberto Contreras

Visit The High Chaparral ranch set at Old Tucson in person – join us in
Tucson at The High Chaparral Reunion, October 16-18. If you’re considering going but are hesitant, don’t be. The stars love meeting their fans, the other folks attending are friendly and welcoming….this is a wonderful event and one you’ll always remember.

Questions? Email info@highchaparralnewsletter.com.

post A Special Message from Henry Darrow

August 25th, 2009

Henry Darrow is making his plans to be at Tucson for the 2009 High Chaparral Reunion!

He sent a very special message to ALL High Chaparral fans, thanking you for your support of the show.

Here’s your message from Manolito Montoya – the incomparable Henry Darrow. He’s hoping to meet you in Tucson.

Play a special message from Henry Darrow

post Reunion Sponsors – THANK YOU

June 29th, 2009

Filed under: High Chaparral Reunion 2009 — admin @ 7:06 pm

Thank you to the generous folks who are helping sponsor the reunion and bring the HC family home to Tucson! Without each of you there wouldn’t be a reunion, you are all very special and a part of The High Chaparral family.

Listen to this special Thank You from Susan McCray:

Susan Sukman McCray message
Click to listen to a special message from Susan McCray

Susan McCray
Getting To Know You with Susan McCray

Don Collier and Arbuckles Coffee

Arbuckle Coffee is a proud sponsor of The High Chaparral Reunion. Don Collier is their spokesman and the official Arbuckle Cowboy. Try a good cup of Arbuckles, the Coffee That Won the West.

Copper Kettle Popcorn

Copper Kettle Popcorn & Confections


Old Tucson Studios

Old Tucson Studios

post Auction Gallery

June 29th, 2009

Filed under: High Chaparral Reunion 2009 — admin @ 7:04 pm

Auction items

Events at The High Chaparral Reunion include a fun auction of memorabilia, HC items, souvenirs, Western books, and more.

Take a look at some of the Auction goodies we’ve collected on the Auction Gallery and start shopping. Remember you can get your winning item autographed by The High Chaparral stars at the Reunion, too.

post Hey HCers!

June 29th, 2009

Filed under: High Chaparral Reunion 2009 — admin @ 7:01 pm

By Rusty LaGrange

Mark Slade, Cameron Mitchell, Henry Darrow in The High ChaparralHey there HCers,
I’ve been a bit quiet lately but I just had to remind you all ONE MORE TIME, that now is the time to quit straddling the fence. If you plan to see the best of High Chaparral, see the stars that make us melt, watch the high quality DVD episodes without commercial interruption, and be at the original sites of filming locations of the best TV Western, then now is the time to get your registrations in for the utmost Tucson-live event ever. Time’s a-wasting.

Three days..THREE DAYS!!! of terrific fans, fun, food, photos, fantastic landscape, shopping (if you can make the time, that is) and the most memories that you can stuff in a camera!!

I can’t emphasize how cool this event is. Okay, so, I’m on the Posse to help organize your transportation on busses to the events, and I’m working hard on your name tags. That’s a whole other thing. I could tell you what they look like but why spoil the surprise…

You just have to show up to see them <grin>

So we gave you a glimpse of the auction items, and you can download photos of La Posada and look around Tucson and all that right on your computer. What you are really gonna miss is the pure enchantment of being able to talk with, dine with, pal around with and stand goofy-footed and all smiley at your Western heroes.

I’ve been on the HCDG (ed. note: High Chaparral Discussion Group) list for 10 years and I even get all blushy and gushy for celebs I haven’t met yet. But, hey, we all get that way. That’s no excuse to be shy and miss the entertainment and graciousness of all the people who helps bring HC to your TV.

And now is the time to get the lowest price before the costs jump.

Do it now. For those of you who made sponsor donations to the event…Thank you very much! Oh, and congratulations to all the fans who have already registered… there’s a lot of good times ahead and overwhelming memories you’ll be taking home and reliving in your heart over and over again. Believe me. I know.

Best to You,

Rusty

post Reunion Reservation Deadline July 1

June 29th, 2009

Filed under: High Chaparral Reunion 2009 — admin @ 7:00 pm

June is the last month you can make your High Chaparral Reunion reservation at the early discounted price of $225 per person, so don’t miss out. Get your reservation together right now and join us in Tucson. A variety of payment options – Credit Card, Paypal, or check, are available.

$225 for the 3 day package until June 30th
Increases on July 1 to $300
BOOK YOUR RESERVATION NOW

Register today for The High Chaparral Reunion, October 16-18, Tucson, AZ.

Ted Markland, Henry Darrow, Don Collier, Bob Hoy, Roberto Contreras

Visit The High Chaparral ranch set at Old Tucson in person – join us in
Tucson at The High Chaparral Reunion, October 16-18.

Questions? Email info@highchaparralnewsletter.com.

post Destination Tucson: The High Chaparral Reunion 2009

June 7th, 2009

Filed under: High Chaparral Reunion 2009 — admin @ 6:07 pm

$225 for the 3 day package

Costs increase on July 1 to $300
(other costs increase too – so book today!)

Register today for The High Chaparral Reunion, October 16-18, Tucson, AZ.

Questions? Email info@highchaparralnewsletter.com.

Stars at the

Guests at the 2005 High Chaparral Reunion

post Destination Tucson: The High Chaparral Reunion 2009

June 7th, 2009

Filed under: High Chaparral Reunion 2009 — admin @ 6:05 pm

$225 for the 3 day package

Costs increase on July 1 to $300
(other costs increase too – so book today!)

Register today for The High Chaparral Reunion, October 16-18, Tucson, AZ.

Questions? Email info@highchaparralnewsletter.com.

Stars at the

Guests at the 2005 High Chaparral Reunion

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