“Forgotten Hollywood”- Bonanza Set Artist is Remembered…

Posted on March 10, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Robert Temple Ayers, the illustrator who created the burning Ponderosa map for the opening of Bonanza on NBC, has died. The iconic image would shift to the Cartwright family: played by Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Michael Landon, and Dan Blocker.


   Ayres began his studio career on Ben-Hur, and worked as a set illustrator on hundreds of motion pictures, including Blue Hawaii. The Los Angeles Times reports that the artist made a visit to the Autry National Center of the American West just days before he died.

   Robert Temple Ayres was 98.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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