SCV In the Movies | Episode 66: The Taking of Luke McVane (1915)
Bill and E.J. showcase another film by the “Father of all movie Cowboys”, our own William S. Hart! This movie also features his pinto pony, “Fritz” who Hart claimed often received more fan mail than did Hart! Although Bill and E.J. poke fun at Mercedes – The Belle of the Chuckawalla Valley, Enid Markey who played Mercedes actually did have a claim to movie fame: she played Jane in the first ever Tarzan movie.
ABOUT E.J. STEPHENS
E.J. Stephens spends his days as an archivist/historian for a movie studio and his nights as a caped vigilante.
He and Kimi, his wife, best friend, and co-conspirator, live in Newhall.
ABOUT BILL WEST
Bill West is a movie nut who serves on the board of Friends of Hart Park, gives tours of the Hart Mansion and maintains the Friends’ website and newsletter.
In his “spare time,” Bill writes software for Walt Disney Imagineering, where he has contributed to Star Tours, Toy Story Midway Mania, the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and other Disney attractions worldwide. Previously, he wrote software at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he met his wife, realtor and model Liliana West.
Bill lives in Santa Clarita with Liliana, their son Josh, and their pets which include Hannah the Dog, Luigi the Canary, Butterscotch the Guinea Pig, and a cat whose name he can’t pronounce but is Polish for “Kitty.”
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