By the mid-1940’s, tall, black-clad, grey-haired, Hoppy & his faithful horse Topper became household names in more than 50 big screen westerns for movie producer Harry Sherman. From 1949 - 1952 William adapted Hoppy to the small screen with great success.
Cowboy character created in 1904 by Clarence E. Mulford in 28 novels.
An old movie serial from the 1940's and TV show of the 1950's.
Played by the actor William Boyd. This is where I learned about Hoppy.
Competition to the Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers at the time.
My favorite cowboy at that time.
They were showing reruns on Saturday morning when I saw them 1958-63.
According to my parents I started watching Hoppy when I was 2 years old.
Hoppy and Topper in the picture