Gil Thompson
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Actor Gil Thompson (and a member of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia) on a high steppng horse. From the CBS-TV series, "Action in the Afternoon" where was shot live on the back lot of WCAU-TV. Gil tells us:

Never noted before was an Action in the Afternoon one-camera scene where Gil Thompson/cowboy medicineman is scripted to "Ride into town." Then, cut to in-studio bar scene. What happened: The rider (me), added 2-3 unscripted panic lines for 60-90 seconds, while I struggled with the horse. What really happened? Wardrobe gave me a brand new pair of jeans. Couldn't bend my knee until I grabbed my leg with two hands and lifted my foot into the sterup, mounted then "Rode into Town."

From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Gil Thompson
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