Did you know John Wayne came to Casper in 1968 to film the movie Hellfighters?

Fort Caspar Museum is holding a spring Lunch & Learn program on Saturday, May 11th from noon to 2:00 p.m. and will feature a local movie buff, Trevor Trujillo, who will present "Movies Made in Wyoming."

A self-describe “rabid film fan,” Trujillo will provide insights into movies filmed here in Wyoming. The two dozen movie posters on display in the Museum’s current exhibit
“Hollywood in Wyoming” will provide visual background to his talk.

An optional lunch will be served at 12:00 pm, followed by a lecture at 1:00 pm.

Reservations are required for the lunch and must be made by May 9th (call 235-8462).

Lunch is a buffet of fried chicken, sides, dessert, and beverages.for the lunch and must be made by May 9th (call 235-8462).

The cost for lunch is $10 for FCMA members and $15 for non-members; the lecture is free with paid lunch or free with paid Museum admission.

Fort Caspar's museum hours in May are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day, and admission prices are $4 for adults, $3 for teens (ages 13-18 years) and seniors (ages 62 and up); $2.00 for youth (ages 6 to 12) and free for children under 5. It is also free for FCMA members.

Vintage Wyoming Movie Posters

I love walking down the hallway of a modern movie theater and looking at the old posters of vintage movies.

That got me thinking about old Westerns based on Wyoming. How many of those posters are still around?

Many are, and many are for sale online, if you want to decorate your home, or even home theater, with classic and mostly forgotten movie posters.

Most of these films were made before the era of television. Hollywood was cranking out these things as fast as they could.

The plots, the scrips, the acting, directing, and editing were SO BAD, they were good.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

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