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

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

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

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Mickey Gilley Visits GilleysMuseum — 2-18-13

Mickey Gilley at GilleysMuseum.com

Hey ya’ll, As you may know, Mickey Gilley performed in concert at Treasure Island (TI) Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday evening, February 16, 2013. Following the show he came down to Gilley’s at the TI and performed a number of songs along with his band. As always, he was great. Not only … Continue reading

Gilley’s Mud Flap via “American Pickers”

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

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

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

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

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

Rare Gilley’s Pasadena, TX Staff Apron

Vintage 1980's Gilley's poster

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

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

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