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Bonanza Round Up Two?

Bonanza stars Michael Landon (without toupee), Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts and Lorne Greene all sported distinctive and elegant rugs, which added suspense, as viewers wondered if they would blow off while the stars rode on horseback. The Bonanza reunion will be held, unfortunately, without them.
Hop Sing, regrettably, will be
unable to attend the Bonanza

Every week the Niagara Falls Reporter gets a lot of interesting press releases from all over the world:

Here is one:

Bonanza comes back to the Carson City and Virginia City area!

Bonanza, one of the most popular westerns around, ran from 1959 through 1973, continuing in reruns today and the Bonanza theme song is one of the most recognizable. The show was created by David Dortort and starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Victor Sen Yung and Ray Teal. Starting in 1999, Bonanza fans held conventions in Lake Tahoe. Bonanza’s last Nevada convention was in 2009. After the 2009 convention, a new committee was formed, headed by Cheryl Dubuque and the new “Round Up” was held in September 2011 in Burbank, CA. The show was filmed in and around Burbank and Hollywood, as well as Nevada. With the “Round Up” being held in Burbank, many of the older actors that are unable to travel were able to attend.

Now, by popular demand, the “Round Up” will be taking place in Carson City – hosted by the Gold Dust Hotel on Thursday, June 26 through Sunday, June 29th, 2014.

In addition to panels and guest stars who worked directly with the show, the “Round Up” features a 1959s Night, a Casino Night, a Character Night, an afternoon outdoor fair, buffets, games, contests, talent show, a trip to Virginia City, an auction and the Dixie Cruise and more. Plus, there are opportunities to share stories and meet other fans.

For more information, please check out the website www.bonanzaroundup.com or contact Cheryl at bonanzacon2011@yahoo.com.

Bonanza, wow, I thought, a reunion. Go out to Nevada and meet the great stars that made the show famous. What a great idea!

For those of you who are not old enough to recall, the TV show, Bonanza, chronicled the weekly adventures of the Cartwright family, headed by the thrice-widowed patriarch Ben Cartwright (played by Lorne Greene, died 1987). He had three sons, each by a different wife: the eldest was the urbane architect, Adam Cartwright (played by Pernell Roberts, died 2010); the second was the warm and lovable giant Eric "Hoss" (played by Dan Blocker, died 1972); and the youngest was the hotheaded and impetuous Joseph or "Little Joe" (played by Michael Landon, died 1991). The family's cook was the Chinese immigrant Hop Sing (played by Victor Sen Yung, died 1980).

The family lived on a 937.5 square-mile ranch called the Ponderosa on the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe in Nevada. The nearest town was Virginia City, where the Cartwrights would go to converse with Sheriff Roy Coffee (played by Ray Teal, died 1976), or his deputy Clem Foster (played by Bing Russell, died 2003). The show was created by David Dortort (died 2010). The theme song was written by Ray Evans (died 2007) and Jay Livingston (died 2001) and the notable guitar riffs were played by Tommy Tedesco (died 1997).

The big question is who is left to show up at the Bonanza reunion?



Niagara Falls Reporter - Publisher Frank Parlato Jr. www.niagarafallsreporter.com

Feb 05 , 2013