Nefarious wrote:Back in 2006, Alamo Mo got an early Christmas gift from Santa---
An original lancer's uniform from THE ALAMO (1960)
Seguin wrote:I seem to remember that the coon head hang lower on Wayne´s cap, than it does on this one. This one have fur underneath the head...
We can just find a pic of Wayne from the movie and compare!
zapadore wrote:I've always been under the impression that Batjac wardrobe used the Linati prints as a basis for the Mexican Army uniforms...with some influence from series like 'Zorro' and of course Walt Disney.....to this day I cringe when I see dismounted presidials running about with lances....we once had a fair weather reenactor, more of a clothes horse actually,... in SA who was invited to march with us in a parade as soldados...he insisted on wearing a cavalryman's outfit, (presidial) versus joining us as infantry then argued that cavalrymen did in fact carry their lances around with them in garrison! His documentation was a color plat from the Osprey volume on the Alamo!.....oh I do remember the frustration trying to 'enlighten' this guy......it DOES takes thinkin on......
MUSTANG wrote:Thanks as well, Kevin. Never knew that about Mexico City.
zapadore wrote:Interesting ancedote QM....while Linati was good and accurate for pre 1836 uniforms....Hefter would have really cinched it! Given the budget and the hype surrounding the movie at the time.....would've really been a plus I think! Thanks for that!
alamobill wrote:Yes, the uniforms were made by Sol Frank for the "Last Command." However, these were purchased by Western Costume and used in Wayne's "The Alamo." The interesting thing is, the uniforms as used in "The Last Command" were reversed in Wayne's "The Alamo." In other words, the cavalry uniforms used in one film were used as infantry uniforms in the other and vice versa. Also, some of the Mexican uniforms used in "Man of Conquest" were also used in Wayne's movie.
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