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Following Films Podcast: Steve Latshaw on UNDER WESTERN STARS and MACKINTOSH AND T.J

Originally intended for Gene Autry, Under Western Stars was the first starring role for Roy Rogers The newly remastered Under Western Stars will premiere at the Lone Pine Film Festival on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 2:30 pm PST.   

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Verdugo Post Producer, Steve Latshaw, and will feature Roger’s daughter Cheryl Rogers-Barnett along with film notable restoration and preservation experts.  

The panel will provide a real behind the curtain view of preserving Under Western Stars, other films like it and the growing challenges faced as films age and formats evolve. If you happen to live near Lone Pine CA and would like more information about the screening  go to 

And just in time for the 2021 holiday season, Verdugo Entertainment will release a collectors Blu-ray Box Set featuring “King of the Cowboys” Roy Rogers’ first and final starring role films. The box set, which bookends Rogers’ career, includes the newly remastered 1938 film Under Western Stars, and the newly restored 4K version of the 1975 modern western classic Mackintosh and T.J.

To hear my conversation with Steve press play on the embedded player below