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" It was always fascinating to watch those hardtops do their appearing and disappearing bit.That was an impressive piece of engineering.My uncle also owned a T Bird with a retractable hardtop."
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"Full disclosure, my dad and I are admiring the '59 Ford among the cars parked on the field at Kingman High. We drove the family '49 Ford."
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"cool pics, BBB,, love that '59 Ford retractable hardtop,,, do you still have it?        "
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Mickey Free Heads Home

December 19, 2014

   Got up this morning and decided to give myself a birthday present. Went out to the studio and started a fire in the stove and sat down and finished yet another take on the headhunter Mickey Free:

BBB Birthday Whip Out: "Mickey Free…


Posted on December 19, 2014 at 11:41am — 3 Comments

Rainy Sunsets & Old Flames

December 18, 2014

   A rainy day sunset last night as I drove home:

Rainy Day Sunset In Cave Creek, Arizona

   Found a batch of old photographs in the garage last weekend while I was looking for something else, of…


Posted on December 18, 2014 at 4:22pm — 6 Comments

700 Hats Ago

December 17, 2014

    Here's a grainy photo I found last weekend that was taken in Tucson a long time ago. It's hard to date these but I think it's safe to say this was at least 700 hats ago.

BBB 700 Hats Ago

"And that was his secret:…


Posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:38pm — 4 Comments

Goodbye Gus

December 17, 2014

   The newest issue of True West magazine (February, 2015) has a link to a slide show on Gus Walker's work and photos from his life.

Gus Walker, BBB and Bob McCubbin posing for the back cover of our Classic Gunfights…


Posted on December 17, 2014 at 12:50pm — 4 Comments

Mickey Free And the Head of Delchay

December 15, 2014

   Went home for lunch and finished two cover ideas to illustrate Paul Andrew Hutton's hard hitting cover story in the next issue (March) on a little known chapter in the Apache Wars: "The Severed Heads Campaign," when Gen. George Crook paid bounties on seven Apache heads, literally. Both paintings depict Mickey Free bringing in the head of Delchay. Here is the original cover sketch idea:…


Posted on December 15, 2014 at 3:06pm — 23 Comments

Comment Wall (96 comments)

At 1:43pm on December 9, 2008, Bob Boze Bell said…
Just came back from lunch with the creative crew: Robert, Abby and Meghan. We decided we needed to Ning it, so here I am. Where are you?
At 7:55am on December 30, 2008, XkimpunkrockX said…
Bob thanks for the invite to this site!!!
The Western's Channel is my favorite channel besides Turner Classic Movies. I love all the interstitial pieces you have done. I did one for Turner Classic Movies a few years ago. The Channel needs to use you more. Those pieces really make the channel more than just a movie channel. Now when I hear the word "tony" in an old western or book, I know what that means.

You can watch the TCM video about me here:

Thanks again for the invite to this site! I am looking forward to posting here and learning new stuff about the old west!

Happy New Year!
At 11:14am on December 30, 2008, Robert J. Miller said…
Bob, thanks for the invite from my little corner of the world, Nampoo poo, Idaho You have to live here to understand that name I've given Nampa. Cheers!
At 12:40pm on December 30, 2008, Wade Dillon said…
Thank you for the invitation, Mr. Bell. I am highly looking forward to the efforts being made to restore Alamo Plaza and other historical sites in the country.

All the best,
At 4:35am on December 31, 2008, Flatiron said…
Bob...........Thanks for the invite. Having lived in the West almost my entire life, I too, have a true love of the old West. My wife and I watch mostly classic westerns instead of the drivel that modern TV promotes. This is my first post, and I'm not familiar, yet, with the website, but will keep tuned in to see what's happening..
At 3:23pm on December 31, 2008, Joe Frankland said…
I don't know whose idea this website was, but I'm gonna give you credit. I'll leave it up to you to pass it along to the right person or just take it for yourself. Thanks, man. Great website! As soon as all this snow melts, I'll start gathering pictures of every ghost town and point of interest in the state of Montana.
At 6:01pm on December 31, 2008, Willie T. said…
I concur sir.
At 8:40pm on December 31, 2008, Conni said…
Hi Bob,
I'm still looking for information on Commodore Perry Owens wife
Elizabeth Barrett she died Apr. 1945 in San Diego, California and was buried in Greenwood Cem. there but so far cant get a picture of her stone if she even has one. Any suggestions ? I have a couple pictures of her and then the ones of C.P.
At 2:46pm on January 2, 2009, Rory McClain said…
Bob,I would like to take this opportunity to say ,many thanks for the invite,,turned out there was a site made for me,looking forward to enjoying all it has to offer,,,Rory,,,
At 7:12pm on January 3, 2009, Bat said…
Hi Bob, its your far flying friends from the other side the pond. Just got the new 2009 source book GREAT as always never fails to rise the bar for information


Rob ( AKA Bat)

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