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Ricky Nelson chats with fans from the Tucson Cat Club in Old Tucson during a break in filming Rio Bravo (1959)

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Ricky Nelson poses between takes on the set of Rio Bravo (1959) in Old Tucson.

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Ricky Nelson poses in Old Tucson while filming Rio Bravo (1959)

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Ricky Nelson shows off his fine penmanship in an autographed publicity still for Rio Bravo (1959).

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Angie Dickinson and Ricky Nelson behind the scenes of Rio Bravo (1959) in Old Tucson.

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Ricky Nelson in an action pose on the set of Rio Bravo (1959) in Old Tucson.

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Ricky Nelson, John Wayne and Dean Martin in a screencap from Rio Bravo (1959)

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Ricky Nelson and John Wayne in a scene from Rio Bravo (1959)

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original publicity still (1959)

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Ricky Nelson in Rio Bravo (1959).  Howard Hawks said casting the teenage idol from tv added millions to the film’s box office, helping to make it one of the top 10 blockbusters of the year.

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Ricky Nelson as Colorado in a publicity still for Rio Bravo (1959)

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Angie Dickinson and Ricky Nelson in an original publicity still for Rio Bravo (1959)

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John Wayne and Ricky Nelson behind the scenes of Rio Bravo (1959).

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Howard Hawks in Old Tucson for Rio Bravo (1959) with John Wayne, Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson.

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Howard Hawks autographed photo of some of the cast and crew of Rio Bravo (1959).