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Hopalong Cassidy Invitation
Monogram (Melody) Ranch

Invitation from William Boyd (1895-1972), aka Hopalong Cassidy, to a party at the Monogram Ranch on June 21, 1953, shortly after the ranch was purchased by Gene Autry and renamed "Melody" Ranch. Sent to Daniel M. White (1908-1980), a character actor who frequently portrayed villainous roles in Westerns of the 1940s and '50s. White appeared in the 1943 Hoppy film, "False Colors."

Image courtesy of John F. White, grandson of Dan White.

MELODY RANCH CATEGORIES:
• 1952-1962 Pre-Fire
• 1962 Fire
• 1962-1990 Post-Fire
• Veluzat Era 1991—

MELODY RANCH
1952-1962 Pre-Fire

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Brochure 1950s

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Aerial & Story 1957

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Train Collection

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Main Street

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Mexican Chapel

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Buildings Late 1950s

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Hacienda ~1962

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Hoppy Invitation 1953

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Champion Comic Cover (1955) Signed by Artist


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Wichita 1955 (Mult.)

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Man From Del Rio 1956 (Mult.)

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Gunsmoke 1956

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Gunfighters of Abilene, 1960 (Mult.)

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Soraya, Ex-Queen of Iran, 1960

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