Hosted by Tex Ritter and produced by Screen Gems, a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures, Western Ranch Party was a syndicated half-hour television show that used the same set and much of the same cast as Town Hall Party. These two episodes feature regulars the Collins Kids, Fiddlin’ Kate, and Joe and Rose Lee Maphis, as well as special guests Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and others. Made possible by Iron Mountain Film and Sound Archives. This program is presented in support of the museum’s exhibitions Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You, Support provided by Great American Country Television Network and The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country, Support provided by the Academy of Country Music, Ford Motor Company Fund, and SunTrust. 53 minutes. Free.
May 26, 2013
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