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The Night Christopher Walken Bellied Up to the Bar in Wyoming
I recently heard an amazing story about the night Christopher Walken bellied up to the bar at the Hitching Post in Cheyenne. It was the spring of 1979 and Walken had recently won an Academy Award for his role in The Deer Hunter. The actor had just been cast to play Nate Champion in the film [[&#…
Carrie Fisher Was A Frequent Wyoming Visitor
Long before she gained fame at Princess Leia in Star Wars, Carrie Fisher was part of an infamous Hollywood scandal that would eventually bring her to Wyoming on several occasions. When she was only two years old, her father, actor Eddie Fisher, left her mother Debbie Reynolds and married Elizabeth T…
New Study Crowns Wyoming’s Favorite Christmas Movie
According to a new study from CableTV.com, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” is Wyoming’s favorite holiday movie. Compiled using Google Trends data, the study ranked the most searched-for Christmas flick in each state. While “Elf“ and “Home Alone” were…
WYO Star Wars: Comparing Wyoming Towns And Star Wars Characters
(Note: This list was inspired by (shamelessly stolen from) the website SheridanBrand.com, who recently published the article “If The Characters of Christmas Vacation Were Wyoming Towns“. Their site is awesome, check them out) As fans across the world gear up for the release of Rog…
The Wyoming Actor Who Almost Became ‘Batman’
Before Lyle Waggoner moved to Wyoming, he was a well-known television actor who had appeared on Lost in Space, The Carol Burnett Show, Wonder Woman, Charlie’s Angels, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, The Golden Girls, Mork & Mindy and Murder, She Wrote. Waggoner was also the star of a contr…

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