Westlake, Ohio: Joanne Collins, 1956-1959. First Editions. Staplebound Wraps. Seven volumes, 127pp in all, stencilled, with pastel covers. A different 5" x 4" photo of Dick Jones is mounted on each cover (one lacking). Laid in is a two-page supplement dated June 11, 1957, along with a colored photo of Jones as Buffalo Bill, Jr. The masthead lists Joanne Collins as President & Editor, along with other volunteers, Canadian representatives, and honorary members. 11" x 8.5" Very Good. Item #033406
Jones was born in 1927. By age four, he was billed as "The World's Youngest Trick Rider and Trick Roper." By six, he was working in the Hoot Gibson's rodeo. Jones appeared as a bit player in several of the Hal Roach "Our Gang" and "Little Rascals" short features. At age 13, he was the voice of Pinocchio in Disney's film by that name. At 15, he took over the role of Henry Aldrich on that hit radio show. Gene Autry cast Jones in westerns produced by Autry's Flying-A Pictures company. In the early 1950s, he starred as a sidekick to "The Range Rider," and by 1955 Gene Autry gave Dick Jones his own series, "Buffalo Bill, Jr.," which ran for 40 episodes on NBC. Jones was one of the few western actors who did his own stunt work. ~~ The fan club magazines offered here include letters from Dick along with many different articles extolling his personality, accomplishments, and career.