CHANDLER, AZ (Feb. 8, 2008) - Western film buffs and curious minds reading Charlie LeSueur's Riding the Hollywood Trail: Tales of the Silver Screen Cowboys can walk in the boots of "B" Western movie stars like Tom Mix, Ken Maynard, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, who helped create this all-American genre from the turn of the century to the mid 1950s.
As a foremost authority on film, actor and television producer and director, LeSueur's unique perspective, personal interviews with movie idols and their families, and expert research make Riding the Hollywood Trail a historical treasure trove of Western film facts, personalities, trivia and tales. LeSueur's book lassoes the imagination and takes readers back to a time when Western film actors were the nation's heroes and the silver screen their playground.
Riding the Hollywood Trail is LeSueur's second book. His first, The Legends Live On: Interviews with the Cowboy Stars of the Silver Screen, featured stories told by the celebrities themselves, as well as their family members. Currently he is working on his third book, which will further explore his interviews with the cowboy personalities of both the silver screen and television.
LeSueur lives in Gilbert, Ariz., with wife Dawn. He currently divides his time between writing, acting and attending Western Festivals, where he continues to be a popular lecturer and interviewer of film celebrities after nearly 20 years.
Riding the Hollywood Trail, (ISBN 978-1-58985-104-7) a Five Star Publications book, retails for $15.95 and can soon be purchased through www.BarnesandNoble.com, www.Borders.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Target.com and www.FiveStarPublications.com.