Murder Pall Over THE ALAMO Film Location

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Re: Murder Pall Over THE ALAMO Film Location

Postby MAC on Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:53 pm

Apologies Richard,

The details of the Chester Smith listed by IMDb are that of this gentleman.

http://www.hillbilly-music.com/artists/ ... p?id=12986

They clearly got the wrong person, he is not the one who murdered La Jean Ethridge.
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Re: Murder Pall Over THE ALAMO Film Location

Postby NefariousNed on Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:38 pm

Regarding LaJean Ethridge's cut scene in THE ALAMO, I was just wondering.... Do you think the decision to cut that particular scene may've possibly been to downplay
the negative publicity her murder had on the film? It was a short, decent scene that had the mark of John Ford all over it. Plus, there were far lesser scenes that remained
in the final cut of the film.
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Re: Murder Pall Over THE ALAMO Film Location

Postby RLC-GTT on Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:31 am

Possibly. In any event, the decision was probably made months later when Duke was in Africa filming "Hatari!" John might know. On the other hand, it could just have been chosen as an expendable scene when push came to shove regarding reducing the length of the film. I have changed my thoughts about this cut since several years ago. I had originally figured that Duke had the scene written in just to "give the kid a break," and, once that need was no longer there, he cut it. However, it was clearly the set-up for the later scene with Blind Nell and Jocko, so it should have been kept in for that reason.
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Re: Murder Pall Over THE ALAMO Film Location

Postby RLC-GTT on Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:36 am

Also, I can't really see how people in general would even know who she was or connect it to the murder -- if they even remembered it. It would be pretty hard to pick her out from her image in the film, and screen credit was not given to anybody but the contracted stars in those days. I doubt if even the press would have picked up on it. The only way would have been if some enterprising green journalist planned in advance to make a big deal out of it and did the research to find out which one she was -- if she was even in the movie.
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Re: Murder Pall Over THE ALAMO Film Location

Postby michaelalamo on Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:32 pm

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Anybody have any idea what this is all about? We know
about the murder but what does Audie Murphy have to
do with it?
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Re: Murder Pall Over THE ALAMO Film Location

Postby ConnieFromHaiti on Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:35 pm

From the blurb on the back of the book, an "imaginative retelling of history". I think that might say it all.
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Re: Murder Pall Over THE ALAMO Film Location

Postby ConnieFromHaiti on Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:42 pm

From the author bio on Amazon, "Dam (born Damon) Chewy was a pioneer in alternative history, starting in 1960 when he helped to found an early Boston newspaper/magazine of alternative arts study. His vituperative-oriented Bandied About Boys ran irregularly over the next decade with gossip about Broadway, Hollywood, and European film and stage world. Long Time Ago Books is now presenting his alternative history to a 21st century audience. Chewy died at age 86 at San Cristobal de Las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico, on holiday in 2013."
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