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The Annual Cobb Pig Roast held every September on Neal and Mary Cobb’s Reno ranch is one of the year’s most anticipated events… and the September 2012 Pig Roast was no exception.

Bill and I drove to Reno and met up in the morning with the team for the upcoming documentary, RENO and the Romance of Divorce (RRD). We had raised the seed money and met to discuss the next phase of development.

In the afternoon, we joined the more than 200 guests at Neal and Mary’s ranch for a Western-style gather with an abundance of food, music, camaraderie, and of course the roasted pig.

Neal Cobb, Reno historian

Neal Cobb, Reno historian extraordinaire


“RRD” documentary producer John Cork (center) with “2012 Distinguished Nevadan” Guy Rocha (left) and Reno gaming historian Dwayne Kling (right)


(L to R) Producer of the “Harolds Club” documentary Steve Ellison; “RRD” creative consultant Bill McGee; “RRD” creative consultant Deb Wiger Geraghty, and James Stavena


“RRD” producer Lisa van Eyssen (left) with “RRD” creative consultant Sandra McGee


Roasting the pig on the Neal Cobb ranch, Reno

The roasting pig

This documentary short was produced by acclaimed documentary filmmakers John Cork and Lisa van Eyssen for Twentieth Century Fox. The exclusive featurette (as it’s called on the DVD) accompanies the re-release on DVD of the 1939 film Charlie Chan in Reno. Former 1940s Nevada divorce ranch wrangler and author Bill McGee provides on-camera commentary. Posted is a 2-minute clip from the 15 minute docu.

The Charlie Chan Collection, Volume 4, is a 4-DVD box set and includes Charlie Chan in Reno, plus three other Charlie Chan movies and many exclusive featurettes. Available from Amazon.