March 23, 2020
Johnny Crawford won Best Cameo at the Sunny Side Up Film Festival, which was streamed from Oklahoma over the weekend. Congratulations to all the film’s participants and winners!
March 14, 2020
In honor of Johnny’s birthday, there will be a drawing to win this beautiful Rifleman quilt. It’s large enough to fit a full size bed, with four images from The Rifleman surrounded by color blocks. The back is a solid cream color.
To be entered in the drawing, just make a donation of $10 to the Go Fund Me campaign for Johnny’s care between March 16th and 25th. Once you have donated, send a message with your full name to email@example.com so you can be included in the drawing. (Simply donating during these dates not automatically enter you in the drawing. We can’t verify anonymous donations, so please be sure to use your name at Go Fund Me.) The drawing will be held on Johnny’s birthday, March 26, 2020. The winner will be asked to forward the email (or a screenshot) of the Go Fund Me message that is generated when a donation is made. Please click on the link below to donate, and thank you!
March 13, 2020
Johnny’s film Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws has been nominated for ten awards at the Sunny Side Up Film Festival. Darby Hinton and Johnny won’t be in attendance, but we’re cheering from afar!
Update: Unfortunately, the film festival has now been cancelled. Festival organizers are streaming some of the films. Check the website for more details!
March 8, 2020
Bill Tilghman and The Outlaws has been released on a new DVD with a title change. It’s now The Marshal, and it’s available for purchase online and at retailers like Walmart and Barnes & Noble. Johnny makes a cameo appearance as silent film cowboy William S. Hart. Check it out!
Johnny also appears in a new book of western portraits by Steve Carver. It’s available online and at bookstores. (If your local bookstore doesn’t have it, request it!)
Thanks to You, We Are Blessed
Thank you to all involved for a wonderful evening featuring Johnny Crawford at the West Coast premiere of Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws.
We’re elated to say it was a sold out event and fun was had by one and all. To read all about this special evening: https://www.thedesertway.com/bill-tilghman-and-the-outlaws/
The original invitation read: “Dust off your cowboy boots, strap on your spurs and save the date of September 7, 2019 for a special event.”
Bill Tilghman and The Outlaws had its West Coast Premiere and Pre-National Release Party in Thousand Oaks, California, under the stars. Many thanks to Wyatt and Lisa McCrea for donating and hosting this event at the beautiful Joel McCrea Ranch on their big outdoor screen.
Also, a huge shout out to Wayne Shipley and Dan Searles and all involved in the making of Bill Tilghman for donating ALL the proceeds from this event directly to Johnny Crawford and his wife Charlotte, to help them battle Johnny’s Alzheimer’s, especially with all the expense of needing full time assistance. Johnny and Charlotte thank you from the bottom of their hearts.
Johnny’s buddy and event organizer Darby Hinton was there, and of course the man of the hour, Johnny Crawford. And there were some truly amazing people who showed up for the event. Bruce Boxleitner was the very first to tell Darby, “Sign me up!”
Just some of the cast members from Bill Tilghman and The Outlaws who joined Darby and Johnny at the premiere: Lana Wood, Robert Carradine, Johnny Alonso, Eliza Kelley, and Don Collier—who drove all the way in from Arizona.