Second Mickey Gilley Autographed Gilley's mud flap from the 2011 American Pickers episode.
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Second Mickey Gilley Autographed Gilley's mud flap from the 2011 American Pickers episode.

Second Mickey Gilley Autographed Gilley’s Mud Flap Acquired 3-6-13

Hey Ya’ll, Finally, the 2 Gilley’s truck mud flaps autographed by Mickey Gilley during the taping of the 2011 American Pickers episode where Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz went to Mickey’s warehouse in Texas are back together again. Here is a short clip of Mike, Frank and Mickey with the mud flaps. When we purchased … Continue reading

Mickey Gilley at GilleysMuseum.com
Dr. Lonnie Hammargren at GilleysMuseum.com on December 4, 2012.

Dr. Lonnie Hammargren Visits GilleysMuseum.com

Today, Tuesday December 4, 2012, GilleysMuseum.com had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Lonnie Hammargren for a private tour of our collection. For those of you who aren’t into Nevada and Las Vegas history, Dr. Hammargren has a long and distinguished career in medicine, politics and furthering the protection of the history of Las Vegas, among … Continue reading

Gilley's Mud Flap from "American Pickers" show.

Gilley’s Mud Flap via “American Pickers”

As many of you already know, the hit television show “American Pickers” did a show last year primarily around buying Gilley’s memorabilia from Mickey Gilley and that one of the most popular “picks” was a pair of Gilley’s truck mud flaps that they had Mickey autograph for them. That episode originally aired on September 5, … Continue reading

Mark Hall-Patton visiting GilleysMuseum.com

Mark from “Pawn Stars” visits GilleysMuseum.com

On Wednesday, May 23, 2012 GilleysMuseum.com had the pleasure of welcoming Mark Hall-Patton to personally see our collection of vintage original Gilley’s Club and Urban Cowboy memorabilia. In case you’re the last person on earth who doesn’t know, Mark is the administrator of the Clark County (Las Vegas) Museums and a regular expert on the … Continue reading

Gilley’s Collectibles – Odds ‘n Ends

I’m calling these items “Odds ‘n Ends” because they don’t fit into any particular category of typical vintage Gilley’s Pasadena, TX items but are just as cool and collectible as anything else. Added to our collection in April of 2014 is this sexy lace Gilley’s garter. It’s red and white lace with a white ribbon … Continue reading

“Urban Cowboy” Movie Memorabilia

In addition to the movie posters from a previous post, we have many  other pieces that are related to the film “Urban Cowboy.” A good starting point would be the Esquire Magazine article that started it all. Published in the September 12, 1978 issue was “The Ballad of the Urban Cowboy: America’s Search for True … Continue reading

Framed Gilley's Pasadena, TX Poster

Gilley’s Pasadena, TX Bumper Stickers

Hey ya’ll, There is so much interest in the vintage original Gilley’s Pasadena, TX bumper stickers that I just had to take some time to get all of ours together and take pictures for ya’ll. As you’ll see, there are several types. The two things they all have in common is the 3M backing paper … Continue reading

Sherwood Cryer – Gilley’s Co-Founder

While almost everyone knows the name “Gilley’s” most people don’t know the name Sherwood Cryer. But you should, because if there wasn’t a Sherwood Cryer there would be no Gilley’s. There would also be no “Urban Cowboy” movie, no mechanical bulls in country bars, and probably nothing like the world-wide growth in the popularity of … Continue reading

Vintage 1980's Gilley's poster

Rare Gilley’s Pasadena, TX Staff Apron

Back in the “Urban Cowboy” days (1970’s to 1980’s) many female employees at Gilley’s Pasadena, Texas wore a bright red combo bib/apron and attached skirt with either “Gilley’s” or “Gilley’s Waitress” across the chest in white stitching. You can see them in the “Urban Cowboy” film, pictured just below the mechanical bull on the famous Gilley’s … Continue reading