Dan Blocker

Son of 'Bonanza' star Lorne Greene to auction off memorabilia

LAS VEGAS -- It was a weekly portrait of Americana about the adventures of the fictional Cartwright family, and it became a fixture for tube-addicted baby boomers, and the second-longest-running TV Western behind "Gunsmoke." Starring Lorne Green as rancher and father Ben Cartwright, "Bonanza" ran 14 seasons from 1959 to 1973 -- 430 episodes in all -- and is still in regular syndication out there in the wilds of TV Land. Now fans of the show are being treated to a bonus episode of sorts -- a real bonanza, if you will: Several pieces of memorabilia from the beloved Western will be auctioned off this weekend in Reno. Included will be photographs of Greene and...