I am sorry I cannot maintain this guesbook anymore, but thank you to all who signed. Mary
- Friday, November 28, 2003 at 16:43:30 (EST)
I had a crush on Johnny for years during the Rifleman series and years after. He is so talented and such a cutie. Am glad to hear he has found his niche in life.
- Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 17:18:10 (EDT)
We have enjoyed watching Johnny over the years. God Bless.
Lee & Linda Ryder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 10:58:03 (EDT)
I like this site and the pictures of Johnny! I'm so glad that The Rifleman is back on TV again so that I can see Johnny as Mark McCain! Aloha from Hawaii!
- Friday, September 26, 2003 at 03:59:19 (EDT)
Good luck Johnny.
Oliver L. Simmons <Oles46@msn.com>
- Friday, September 19, 2003 at 19:27:49 (EDT)
I watch The Rifleman and I think Mark is so cute. He's a great actor.
- Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 12:04:58 (PDT)
I enjoyed reading about Johnny Crawford and learning more than I ever knew about him. I enjoy watching reruns of The Rifleman on TV. Very good website.
Ron Young <email@example.com>
- Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 11:47:18 (PST)
I grew up watching The Rifleman. I had such a crush on Johnny Crawford. I saved my 10 cents a week allowance and the very first record album I bought myself was a Johnny Crawford album, which I still have today. Every once in awhile I will pull it out and play it.
- Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 09:25:59 (PST)
I truly enjoyed reading about Johnny Crawford. I think he was the first boy I ever had a crush on. I can remember when he came to Hampton, VA back in the 60's for a March of Dimes telethon. Thank you for your website.
Donna Karnes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gloucester Point, VA - Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 12:28:38 (PST)
The Rifleman is still my favorite western show.
Preston Grant <email@example.com>
- Monday, October 08, 2001 at 08:18:48 (GMT)
Growing up in the 60's, I was a big fan of "The Rifleman" tv series and of Johnny Crawford. The song hits he put out were really great and I still enjoy them whenever I hear them on the radio. You have one of the better websites that I've seen. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
Robert Ramirez <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 00:25:42 (GMT)
Just wanted to say hi. I had such a crush on Johnny. I thought he was so cute as a young boy, but now he's even cuter.
- Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 05:22:09 (GMT)
This is another PS to my messages of a few weeks earlier.....as I said, the fact that my 12-year-old daughter was starting to listen to all her favorites, day after day, got me back to JC....and now, a mere 3 months or so later, BOTH my children, who are French/American, know several of JC's songs by heart!!!! Johnny, if you ever visit Paris (where I have lived for 20 years) please look me up!!
Richard Laubly <email@example.com>
- Monday, August 27, 2001 at 15:38:32 (GMT)
This is the first time I was able to find anything on Johnny Crawford on the net. Just as all young girls, I had a crush on Johnny too. I never missed an episode of "The Rifleman". Thanks for this great site.
- Monday, August 27, 2001 at 00:23:41 (GMT)
I recently heard "Cindys Birthday" on a local 60's station. Thanks for the memories. When is it Johhnys birthday?? Thanks.
- Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 03:24:16 (PDT)
This website is very nice for Johnny. I really enjoy watching him in"The Rifleman" and he is and always will be a good actor and singer.
Kerry Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Monday, July 30, 2001 at 15:24:07 (PDT)
I was happy to find a site devoted to Johnny. I always enjoyed his Rifleman years and I look forward to seeing more of his work, now that I have an idea where to look.
Gregg Barr <email@example.com>
- Friday, July 27, 2001 at 17:50:35 (PDT)
Thanks for this wonderful site! I had a crush on Johnny too, like so many other young girls. It's so good to know he is still alive and well and happy. Now I shall try to find some of his music!
Kate Langsdorf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 02:52:33 (PDT)
Mary, thanks again for this site. What ever happened to his brother Bobby? Does anyone know? I was a HUGE fan of Johnny's from the start of "The Rifleman." I mean the very first show. I had every magazine and record and album on him. I met him in 1963 briefly in Bethesda, Maryland where he was making a personal appearance to promote his first album. I will never forget that. I hope one day to see him in his wonderful dance band. What a great guy. (and he still is cute and I am a grandma now!) Thanks so much.
Paula Rein <email@example.com>
- Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 05:36:23 (PDT)
When I was about 12 or 13 I got to go to a show where Johnny Crawford was singing and doing rope tricks. I was near the stage and my dad told me to get closer for a picture and he heard or saw my dad and came over and put his arm around me for a picture! After the show I was able to get his autograph. I was so thrilled since I had been a fan for a lot of years. He's still good looking! That was about 36 years ago and I can still remember that day clearly.
Patty Rae <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, July 08, 2001 at 20:53:36 (PDT)
Loved your website. I grew up watching The Mickey Mouse Club and The Rifleman. Johnny was great in both of them. It brought back some wonderful memories. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
Anna Marie Hopkins <email@example.com>
- Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 17:15:41 (PDT)
I was so glad to find your site. As a first grader in 1963, I loved "The Rifleman". I had a toy rifle just like the one Chuck Connors used. I have been able to find a lot on the late, great Chuck Connors but very little on Johnny Crawford. He played such a good role as Mark Mccain. I am glad to see him alive and well and doing something he really enjoys.
Jeff Caylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Friday, June 29, 2001 at 19:34:46 (PDT)
Mary- I enjoy your website. Our family have been long time friends with Johnny and Charlotte. I have an extensive collection regarding Johnny.
- Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 08:42:53 (PDT)
I've had the good fortune to meet Johnny many times. He remains a gentle man with kind words for all. I wish him all the success he desires in life and to always keep smiling. Johnny will forever be on the turntable and television in my home.
Ed Bayes <email@example.com>
- Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 08:07:11 (PDT)
I loved to watch Johnny in "The Rifleman". He has been my favorite since I was a young girl. He's six years older than me, but I really love the show now. I watch it every night after midnight. We have two shows on a night. I really loved his songs too! I love orchestras too!
Shirley Speed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 23:06:48 (PDT)
This is a "P.S." to my message of a few days ago...as I said, I ordered "The Best of JC" from Del-Fi, and it arrived today. Now, I hadn't actually HEARD JC's songs in at least 30 years, though I remembered the lyrics to most of them. So, as I put the CD on, I thought: maybe I will be slightly disappointed, or it will be nothing other than "nostalgia". You know, like when you read a book years and years ago that you really appreciated or which had a big impact on you at the time, and then you read it again 20 years later and it falls flat....well, I put on the CD, and I was totally blown away by the pure QUALITY of Johnny's voice! I know that he had to get on with his own life, but what a loss to the rest of us that he didn't make more records.
Richard Laubly <email@example.com>
- Saturday, May 19, 2001 at 10:17:25 (PDT)
I was born in 1950. I had a major teenybopper crush on Johnny Crawford, so when I was 13, going on 14, I wrote my very first (and only ever to anyone) 'fan letter' to J.C. I told him when my upcoming birthday was, and asked for a picture of him. He sent it, a black and white one. It arrived the day before my birthday and there never was a more excited teenage girl than me that day. I slept with it next to my bed, and in time, put it away carefully. I still have it, buried away somewhere here, after 3 marriages, 2 kids, and countless moves. Real treasures should be forever. Something today, triggered the memory, and I decided to check the net to see if anyone else remembered. I'm delighted to see that many have.
- Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 20:09:01 (PDT)
Wow, I cannot believe I found a Johnny Crawford website. I remember swooning over Johnny while I watched "The Rifleman" show. I always wanted to marry Johnny, wasn't it every young girls dream? ;-) I did find and marry my own Johnny. Keep up the great work.
- Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 14:51:30 (PDT)<
What a treat to find this website! I was 12 years old in 1962, never missed an episode of "the Rifleman", and Johnny Crawford was my absolute hero! I knew all of his songs by heart, bought a cowboy hat like his and had posters of him in my bedroom. In fact, I wanted to be a teenage actor/singer! Then he seemed to disappear, and I went on to other things. But I have never forgotten his songs, and am amazed at how, all these years later, I can still remember the lyrics to most of them. And now my daughter is twelve years old and listening to her own favorites, playing the same singers and CDs over and over and over again, just as I did with "Rumors". Watching her got me thinking about how important Johnny's music was when I was that age, and I started to wonder if it would be possible to find a copy of the album "Rumors" on the internet (I have been living in France for the last 20 years). So I went online and found not only "Rumors", but also the CD "The Best of JC". They are ordered and I anxiously await them. It is pure magic that through the internet and that through the efforts of people who create websites such as this, we can instantly connect with things that were so important to us "way back then", and that now I can share this music with my daughter as well. Thanks for the good work, and keep it up!
Richard Laubly, Paris, France. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Monday, May 14, 2001 at 10:26:09 (PDT)
I really enjoyed your web page on Johnny Crawford. I wasn't born in the 50's (I was born in 1967) but I still love to watch those "Rifleman" reruns! Johnny Crawford is a wonderful actor and musician. I wish him continued success!
Regina E. Neal <email@example.com>
- Monday, May 07, 2001 at 11:36:03 (PDT)
I belonged to Johnny's fan club and I loved it and him as a young girl. I love "The Rifleman".
Pat Hice Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 15:18:31 (PDT)
I remember buying 'Cindy's Birthday' and 'Your Nose is Gonna Grow'. I used to watch "The Rifleman" every week. It was great seeing those old album and single record jackets.
- Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 21:52:04 (PDT)
Thank you for the site and thanks to Johnny for sharing his talents with us all these years. I have been an avid fan for over 40 years and I would love to correspond with other fans. Johnny made my childhood and early teen years bright and now the memories and his music, past and present, give me great pleasure.
Carol Fithian <email@example.com>
- Monday, April 02, 2001 at 19:11:31 (PDT)
When I was a young girl in the yearly sixties Johnny Crawford was my heart throb. I even went so far as taping his voice when he was a guest on "Mr. Novak", so I could play it back. I sent him a letter and he wrote back. I still have it and I still remember what it says. Thanks for the memories.
Linda Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at 10:13:51 (PST)
Thanks so very much. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who loves Johnny.
Shirley (Tubergen) Thinehart <email@example.com>
- Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 17:58:28 (PST)
Thanks for the memories! To me, "The Rifleman" series was the best TV series of all time. I still thoroughly enjoy it today. But, there is one fact concerning the series that has never been provided. I know that the sound stage for the series was set in the old Hal Roach Studios in Culver City, CA. But, especially in the early years, there was an outdoor field set of the McCain ranch and there were many full outdoor scenes filmed for the series like the one where Mark was captured by Apaches, etc. Where were these outdoor sets located? Thanks and, by the way, Happy Birthday (55, the same as I will be this year), Johnny, and my best for the future.
G. English <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, March 04, 2001 at 18:51:02 (PST)
Johnny Crawford is one of my best rememberances of the 1950's. I watched just about every episode of "the Rifleman and was disappointed when he wasn't featured. Just hearing 'Cindy's Birthday' on your site brings back so many memories. I was walking through an antique mall one day and heard "Debbie" and was brought back again. I had the "Johnny Crawford" album (which is the last one featured on your site) and have been looking for it for some time. Do you know where I can find it?
- Saturday, March 03, 2001 at 15:55:27 (PST)
I have always loved listening to Johnny Crawford. My favorite song was "Something Special". I would like to order a CD or tape that has the song on it. Do you know where I can get it? I graduated in 1966, so I grew up with his songs too. Thanks.
Marcy Curry <email@example.com>
- Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 13:05:15 (PST)
Hi Mary, Yes I had a crush on Johnny too. I was 12 at the time. I was so crazy in love with him . I wanted to marry him! "The Rifleman" show came to the rodeo in Houston that year. My parents got tickets & I saw the show twice. I got to see Johnny back stage as he was going to his dressing room and he shook my hand. I didn't wash my hand for two days. I still have one of his music albums my parents gave me for Christmas. I have been happily married for thirty years, but every now and then I still remember that sweet little boy.
Ann Falco <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 18:59:37 (PST)
Dear Mary, I'm 26 years old and I also grew up on Johnny Crawford. My mother was crazy about him. He was and still is quite a cutie. My mother used to sing his songs to me when I was little and we always listened to his album. He was a common bond for my mother and I. I hope one day to be able to take my mother to see him perform with his band in California. I love your site and I will definitely share it with my mother.
Celina Encino <email@example.com>
- Wednesday, February 21, 2001 at 15:47:30 (PST)
Tonight I saw again, "Child Stars, Their Story" which brought back alot of memories. And there was a moment of Johnny Crawford today to which I held my breath listening. Then I wondered if I could find him on the internet.
Mary, he was the highlight of my childhood. I had the biggest crush in the world on him. I remember that he was born in March, 1946, the same year as me as I was January 1946. One of the shows I loved the most was "Something Special". I also loved the songs, "Proud" and "Rumors."
I saw him at "Pleasure Island" in Massachusetts in 1964, I think. It was a rainy day and my parents took us there because of my crush on him. We thought we saw him up on stage earlier and I went to run up and unofficially met him. But when I got there I became frightened to meet him and went back. Later, when he was on stage to greet the public, it had to be inside because it was pouring outside. It was 'standing room only'. I managed to get up to the stage front and as he sang the song "Rumors", he bent down in front of me and I took his picture while he was singing to me. That moment thrilled me. Then, as we officially went to him for an autograph, my mom took our picture. And I saw the picture once and then it was missing forever, but I still have that other photo of him singing to me and the autograph.
Thank you Mary, for having this site. Someday, I would like to meet him again. I am glad his life went well and has a pretty and long time friend as a wife. I wondered what happened to him throughout my life. God bless him. Is there a way I can write him a letter? Thank you again.
Sandy Morin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, February 18, 2001 at 23:45:35 (PST)
I love this site! It really takes me back to when I used to swoon over Johnny in "The Rifleman". I bought a CD with "Cindy's Birthday" on it, the day after Christmas, which was also my wedding day. My new husband couldn't believe that on our wedding night I was lying on the bed all starry eyed listening to Johnny Crawford! I love that song! I listen to it all the time. Everyone at our house goes around humming that tune now.
Patsy Henderson <email@example.com>
- Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 10:17:21 (PST)
I really liked your website on Johnny Crawford. I had such a crush on him back when "The Rifleman" was on t.v. I got a letter from him when he was in the Army and I still have it. It meant a lot to me back then as my life was pretty bad at that time. I'd like to see him if he's ever in the Oklahoma City area. Thanks.
Bonnie Hail <Bonnie@renet.com >
- Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 08:53:31 (PST)
Hello Johnny and Mary! Hey this is a very nice website! Johnny, you were my heartthrob when I was l2, meeting you in the Ft. Worth, Texas area while you filmed "Indian Paint!" You appeared at the Tandy Mart and did a few rope tricks. At one point you were going to lasso a little child blindfolded...well you missed and got me by mistake! (You were shocked!) I saw you again in Grand Prairie at a buffalo burger party where you sang and signed autographs. I wrote you and you mailed me a postcard from a hotel there, saying that you'd won 1st in a bareback riding contest at a rodeo the night before! I still have the postcard! My father changed jobs and we left that area in l966. I've been in and around the Chicago area ever since. Does your band ever appear anyplace near Chicago? I am so happy that life has been so good to you and that you have work that you love and especially for your fairly recent marriage! Best wishes for continued happiness and life-miracles! Mary - good job on this website! Keep up the good work!
Carol Cooley <ccooley@enc.@k12.il/us >
- Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 20:48:27 (PST)
I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your site on Johnny Crawford. Thanks for all the hard work. My wife & I both are looking forward to spending more time on the site. We would enjoy seeing one of Johnny's concerts if he was ever in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Thanks again.
Robert Stamey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 13:21:15 (PST)
I think my husband Sargent Davis had Johnny for basic training back in 1966 or 67. I didn't get to meet him though I sure wanted to!
Sandy Davis <email@example.com>
- Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 07:26:15 (PST)