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post Q&A Jan 2009

January 14th, 2009

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Q&A

Question:
Thanks for creating the newsletter! I am excited I found it!! Do the reunions happen every year or is there one scheduled in the future?

Answer:

Thanks for your kind comments about the newsletter! The reunions have been on an every-other-year schedule. However, it is a volunteer effort, put together and paid for through the efforts of fans like yourself, and so there is no guarantee what will happen in the future.

If you’re interested in attending and meeting some of The High Chaparral cast and crew, then take advantage of the chance at the 2009 High Chaparral Reunion.Register today to secure your spot at the 42nd anniversary reunion. We hope to meet you in Tucson at The High Chaparral! For details and to register visit The High Chaparral Reunion website.

Question:
What happened to Sam Butler (Don Collier) during the 3rd season? His brother Joe Butler (Bob Hoy) does very well as ranch foreman, but Sam is missed by the fans.

Answer:

Don Collier had an opportunity to take a role in the motion picture Flap (with Anthony Quinn, Rudolpho Acosta (Vaquero), and Anthony Caruso (El Lobo) and directed by Sir Carol Reed) during the filming of the 3rd season of High Chaparral, and asked to be released from his contract. After filming on Flap was over, he requested to return to The High Chaparral as Sam Butler, and was re-hired.

Sam’s absence was noted in the episode Jelks, when Buck, Blue, and Manolito drafted Joe Butler (Bob Hoy) to take his brother’s place in the essential role of ranch foreman. In this clip from Jelks, Buck, Blue, Manolito and Pedro urge Joe Butler to speak to Big John about the missing Sam, and how the ranch needs a foreman.

Bob Hoy and Henry Darrow video
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In this scene from Jelks, Joe Butler mentions his brother Sam Butler is away from The High Chaparral

Question:
High Chaparral’s interior scenes were shot at the Paramount lot in Hollywood. Anyone know which sound stage they used?

Answer:
“HC was shot on Stages 8 and 9 at Paramount. The Interior of the Main HC set – including living room and
dining room – and the Exterior of the same plus Chaparral brush with a night backing (for ride ups at night to the house) were all on one stage. Misc Interior sets were on the adjacent stage. – Susan and Kent McCray

Paramount Stages 8 and 9 also housed many Star Trek productions, including the first seven feature films, The Next Generation, Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise.

Question:
Does anyone have an mp3 of HCs closing theme? It’s been years since I’ve seen the show and don’t remember if the closing theme was longer than the opening theme.

Answer:

Today’s re-broadcasts typically cut-off before the final closing theme is finished, so I haven’t been able to get a complete closing theme for you. In consolation, here’s an mp3 of the opening theme.

Question:
Can anyone tell me what the following Spanish words actually mean? I bought a Spanish/English dictionary but for some reason they are not in there: Filibusteros, Andele and Vamanos?

Answer:
Spanish is used often in dialog in HC, and the two words vamanos (let’s go) and andele (go ahead) are particular favories of Manolito (along with querida, which means wanted, or dear).

Filibustero (from the episode The Filibusteros) is a real historical reference to a group of individulas who engaged in unauthorized warfare against foreign countries in North and Central America in pre- and post-Civil war times. There were some very famous and mis-guided filibusteros who would have been well known to the people of 1870’s Arizona, you can read about some of them here.

Cmeron Mitchell and Leif Erickson in The High Chaparral
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Watch this video clip of the poker game from Filibusteros

Question:
I recently found a photo of Manolito with a slight beard. I can’t recall seeing any of the other characters sporting stubble or beards – did they?

Answer:
Yes, whenever the storyline would keep the men out on the trail for several days, they would often show the signs of a beard or stubble. Bob Hoy (Joe Butler) once remarked to me that when the script called for a scene that would have put his character Joe Butler out on the trail, he would plan to show up at work unshaven after a weekend, so as to be authentic and in character.

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