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Death Valley Days (TV Series 1952–1970) Poster

(1952–1970)

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In 1963, past episodes were retitled and released for syndication as a series called "Western Star Theater", hosted by Rory Calhoun.
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Ronald Reagan's stint as host in the mid 1960s, and was his final acting job before entering politics.
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During its run, the series was also honored with awards from the Governors of three states (California, Nevada, and Utah), the University of Washington, and historical societies, such as the Native Daughters of the Golden West.
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In 1964, past episodes were retitled and syndicated under the title "The Pioneers", hosted by Will Rogers, Jr.
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In 1958, past episodes were retitled and released for syndication as a series called "Trails West", hosted by Ray Milland.
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In 1970, the U.S. Borax and Chemical Corporation was given a Special Trustees Award as part of the Western Heritage Awards ceremony for its sponsorship of this show.
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Stanley Andrews played the old Ranger for the first twelve seasons, before retiring in 1964.
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The first eleven seasons were filmed in black and white, and the final seven seasons were filmed in Technicolor, and on-location in Utah. The first eleven seasons were filmed at locations in Southern California, while several episodes were filmed on an indoor set.
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The music score in the first four seasons was the same score used on The Living Bible (1952). Coincidentally enough, Stanley Andrews appeared in the debut episode of that series as well.
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