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Alfred “Lash” La Rue (June 15, 1917–May 21, 1996) was a popular western motion picture star of the 1940’s and 1950’s.

LaRue, who adopted the nickname Lash after he picked up his whip, was originally named Albert. He was born in Gretna, La., and, after attending the College of the Pacific, he worked as a real estate salesman and later acted on the stage. A colorful storyteller, he liked to say that he had done a screen test for Warner Brothers but had been turned down because he looked too much like Humphrey Bogart, one of the studio’s biggest stars.

Whatever the facts, for several years he struggled playing bit parts. His big break came with the 1945 film “Song of Old Wyoming,” in which he played the Cheyenne Kid, a hero who violated Hollywood convention by wearing black and riding a black horse, named Rush. He made an instant impression by picking a flower for his paramour with a flick of his bullwhip.

Alfred “Lash” La Rue (June 15, 1917–May 21, 1996) was a popular western motion picture star of the 1940’s and 1950’s.

LaRue, who adopted the nickname Lash after he picked up his whip, was originally named Albert. He was born in Gretna, La., and, after attending the College of the Pacific, he worked as a real estate salesman and later acted on the stage. A colorful storyteller, he liked to say that he had done a screen test for Warner Brothers but had been turned down because he looked too much like Humphrey Bogart, one of the studio’s biggest stars.

Whatever the facts, for several years he struggled playing bit parts. His big break came with the 1945 film “Song of Old Wyoming,” in which he played the Cheyenne Kid, a hero who violated Hollywood convention by wearing black and riding a black horse, named Rush. He made an instant impression by picking a flower for his paramour with a flick of his bullwhip.

Meanwhile, Lash’s comic book from Fawcett began in Summer ‘49 (#1) and ran til #84 (June ‘61), a 12 year run.

LASH LARUE WESTERN #1 introduced roving Marshal Lash LaRue and his horse Black Diamond. Lash never had a sidekick in the comics, no Fuzzy St. John. Oddly, the colorist on #1 gave Lash a red shirt. This error was never repeated. Rush became his horse as of #14.

Imitating “Outlaw Country” (‘49), issue #6 (and several others) featured Lash’s evil, cigar smoking twin, The Frontier Phantom.

Alfred “Lash” La Rue (June 15, 1917–May 21, 1996) was a popular western motion picture star of the 1940’s and 1950’s.

LaRue, who adopted the nickname Lash after he picked up his whip, was originally named Albert. He was born in Gretna, La., and, after attending the College of the Pacific, he worked as a real estate salesman and later acted on the stage. A colorful storyteller, he liked to say that he had done a screen test for Warner Brothers but had been turned down because he looked too much like Humphrey Bogart, one of the studio’s biggest stars.

Whatever the facts, for several years he struggled playing bit parts. His big break came with the 1945 film “Song of Old Wyoming,” in which he played the Cheyenne Kid, a hero who violated Hollywood convention by wearing black and riding a black horse, named Rush. He made an instant impression by picking a flower for his paramour with a flick of his bullwhip.

Meanwhile, Lash’s comic book from Fawcett began in Summer ‘49 (#1) and ran til #84 (June ‘61), a 12 year run.

LASH LARUE WESTERN #1 introduced roving Marshal Lash LaRue and his horse Black Diamond. Lash never had a sidekick in the comics, no Fuzzy St. John. Oddly, the colorist on #1 gave Lash a red shirt. This error was never repeated. Rush became his horse as of #14.

Imitating “Outlaw Country” (‘49), issue #6 (and several others) featured Lash’s evil, cigar smoking twin, The Frontier Phantom.

Бегущий по лезвию (1982)
# 149 on IMDb Top Rated Movies »

Matt Damon »
# 237 on STARmeter

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Alfred “Lash” La Rue (June 15, 1917–May 21, 1996) was a popular western motion picture star of the 1940’s and 1950’s.

LaRue, who adopted the nickname Lash after he picked up his whip, was originally named Albert. He was born in Gretna, La., and, after attending the College of the Pacific, he worked as a real estate salesman and later acted on the stage. A colorful storyteller, he liked to say that he had done a screen test for Warner Brothers but had been turned down because he looked too much like Humphrey Bogart, one of the studio’s biggest stars.

Whatever the facts, for several years he struggled playing bit parts. His big break came with the 1945 film “Song of Old Wyoming,” in which he played the Cheyenne Kid, a hero who violated Hollywood convention by wearing black and riding a black horse, named Rush. He made an instant impression by picking a flower for his paramour with a flick of his bullwhip.

Meanwhile, Lash’s comic book from Fawcett began in Summer ‘49 (#1) and ran til #84 (June ‘61), a 12 year run.

LASH LARUE WESTERN #1 introduced roving Marshal Lash LaRue and his horse Black Diamond. Lash never had a sidekick in the comics, no Fuzzy St. John. Oddly, the colorist on #1 gave Lash a red shirt. This error was never repeated. Rush became his horse as of #14.

Imitating “Outlaw Country” (‘49), issue #6 (and several others) featured Lash’s evil, cigar smoking twin, The Frontier Phantom.

Бегущий по лезвию (1982)
# 149 on IMDb Top Rated Movies »

Matt Damon »
# 237 on STARmeter

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Condition: Very Fine minus. (1) Tears at staple? No. (2) Inside pages: Yellow or tan. (3) Flat? Slight bend. (4) Cover tears? No, minor creases. (5) Cover sharp? 1/4 inch max crease. (6) Cover colors reflect? High to medium. (7) Is cover clean? Minor wea ... Read More


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