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

Gilley’s Pasadena, TX Bumper Stickers

Framed Gilley's Pasadena, TX Poster

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

Gilley’s Beer Cans, Bottles, Cases – Pictures

Gilley's Beer Bottle Case Side View

As Gilley’s Pasadena became more and more popular, marketing genius Sherwood Cryer (Mickey Gilley’s partner) realized that with all the beer they were selling they could make even more money if the beer they sold was their own. He was also smart enough to foresee  that once the film “Urban Cowboy” was released, business would … 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