|Pat Conway, Tombstone Territory, 1958
| TOMBSTONE TERRITORY
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This program takes place in the boom town of Tombstone, Arizona Territory, one of the
Old West's most notorious frontier towns and the site of the shootout, the Gunfight at the
O.K. Corral. Located south of Tucson, Tombstone was then known by the sobriquet, "the
town too tough to die." Its theme song, "Whistle Me Up a Memory" was composed and
performed by the New York advertising writer, William M. Backer.
This series did not deal with Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, or the Clanton Gang of the early
1880s, but with fictional characters in the American Southwest. Conway, then twenty-six,
played the lawman in the series, Sheriff Clay Hollister. The Tombstone Epitaph, the
actual name of the longstanding local newspaper, was edited in the series by Eastham's
character of Harris Claibourne, who also narrated the series in a deep baritone voice.
The Ziv TV series aired on Wednesdays on ABC in the 1957-1958 season opposite
Robert Young's sitcom Father Knows Best, then broadcast on NBC. It was returned to the
ABC schedule for twelve new episodes on March 13, 1959, followed by summer
rebroadcasts. It replaced the first season of Charles Bronson's Man with a Camera on
Friday evenings at the 9 Eastern time slot, preceding the popular detective series 77
Sunset Strip. After the network run, Tombstone Territory was placed in syndication and
ran mostly outside prime time in selected markets until it ceased production. Conway and
Eastham appeared in all ninety-three episodes.