Dr. Lonnie Hammargren Visits GilleysMuseum.com

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

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

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“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

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

More Gilley’s & “Urban Cowboy” Posters

As we continue to accumulate more rare, unique and collectible Gilley’s Pasadena, Texas and Urban Cowboy memorabilia for our collection we will try to keep up with adding pictures and descriptions to our site. Here are some of our newest finds. After years of looking, in July of 2014 we finally acquired the Mickey Gilley … Continue reading

Gilley’s Beer Signs, Shirts and Posters

(February, 2012 NOTE:  Since the airing, and re-runs, of the “American Pickers” episode where Mike and Frank meet Mickey Gilley and buy some of his memorabilia, prices for anything with the name “Gilley’s” on it have fluctuated widely from where they were prior to the episode, so any pricing information given in answer to questions … Continue reading

MORE Rare Memorabilia From Gilley’s Las Vegas.

As I promised in my original post of Rare Memorabilia From Gilley’s Las Vegas, here are more of our rare pieces from Gilley’s at the old Frontier Hotel & Casino. (March 2012 – New Addition) By pure luck we came across an incredible piece of Frontier Casino and Gilley’s memorabilia here in Las Vegas. Before … Continue reading

Rare Memorabilia from Gilley’s Las Vegas

The original Gilley’s Las Vegas, at the New Frontier Hotel and Casino, opened in December of 1998 and closed on July 17, 2007 when the classic Las Vegas, Nevada hotel was shuttered forever. Below is a local television news video of the implosion that took place on November 13, 2007. It was quite an extravaganza. … Continue reading

More Gilley’s event posters.

The old Gilley’s Pasadena, Texas was more than just a country bar. It was also a special events center and concert hall. Did you know they regularly held professional boxing matches there? Here is a 14 x 22 fight poster from December 14, 1982 featuring heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney. Also fighting were well known fighters … Continue reading

Gilley’s Leather Saddle – Rare Find!

Hey ya’ll. I just had to post this picture of a rare hand made Gilley’s Leather Saddle! It’s almost exactly 12 inches from the tip of each stirrup when laid stretched out as pictured and 5 inches from front to back of the saddle itself. This saddle was originally given to a Pasadena, Texas Gilley’s … Continue reading

Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee Autographs

Vintage Gilley's Poster

Hey Ya’ll, I thought it might be interesting to put together a list of items in the Gilley’s Museum collection that are personally autographed by either Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, or both. I may have missed a few items since the collection is so large, but here are some examples (with pictures) for your appreciation. #1 … Continue reading