Just heard from Debbie Smith that Dean Smiths bio is gonna be out like March 2013! I can hardly wait! Here's what she had to say!
"Dean is doing really well he is 80 now and still rides and ropes and is still active. We miss ALamo Village very much and Virginia,
Tulisha and the whole crew. Dean has his life story coming out March 2013. It is being published by Texas Tech Press. "Cowboy Stuntman"!
Maybe we will see you at a book signing."
MUSTANG wrote:Dean said he had been working on this book for quite awhile. Numerous Alamo related stories, some, he's never shared. Can't wait.
MUSTANG wrote:Well, I don't know about the "haven't had one unusually hot day" but the Del Rio News Herald said the high that week was around 92 or so. Of course, that's not that warm in Texas!
gh1836 wrote:Was a death scene for sargeant Lightfoot (Jack Pennick) ever filmed?
alamocentral wrote:Dear Friends,
Please allow me to gush over my own still!!!! The first image in the second batch Rick put up, shows Crockett
and the Tennesseans riding through the long grass. Along with the group shot(s) in front of the chapel, it is my
favorite Alamo image. It was shot by my friend, and LIFE photographer Phil Stern. It is a 2-1/4 square BW
negative, with neg no. PS-66-5. You can hear Tiomkin's music when looking at this one! In case you're unclear
on the line-up here, from left to right are, Chuck Roberson, John Wayne, Chuck Hayward, Tom Hennessy, and
John "Bear" Hudkins on the far right. Good Chuck is the one smoking his pipe. Wayne had "Ford Luck" that day,
in so far as dramatic clouds! The camera gods were feeling generous.
RLC-GTT wrote:He (Lon Tinkle) and Frank Dobie were not happy campers on John Wayne's set. When they would come out, Wayne would make a big deal out of the sets
and scenes, and Dobie would deliberately pay more attention to the Texas Longhorns. Once he even pointed to a Longhorn and commented in Wayne's
presence, "HERE is where the history is!" I used to have a book (haven't seen it in 40 years) that was written by Lon Tinkle that had a whole chapter in
it about being on the Alamo set with Dobie and how they were both used and abused. I believe the goal on Wayne's part was to use them for their name
value only so his publicity could say "We had two of the best historians on the set."
NefariousNed wrote:This short book (56 pages, including the photos) reads more like an essay on Dobie's life with no chapters at all. Limited to 500 signed copies.
RLC-GTT wrote:NefariousNed wrote:This short book (56 pages, including the photos) reads more like an essay on Dobie's life with no chapters at all. Limited to 500 signed copies.
O.K. then. That IS a different book. The one I had was at least 150 pages long and hardbound -- a formal book. It was about Dobie and written by Tinkle.
RLC-GTT wrote:Found it (or rather, which book it is). 264 pages long.
The amazing three: John Wayne, Dimitri Tiomkin and James Edward Grant.
RLC-GTT wrote:I immediately found it hilarious that Birdwell's publicity praised Grant as "a miser with words." That, of course, is why he gave us those very "short" monologues in [i]The Alamo, Hondo and McLintock! "Republic! I like the sound of the words words words words........."
Buckshot wrote:RLC-GTT wrote:I immediately found it hilarious that Birdwell's publicity praised Grant as "a miser with words." That, of course, is why he gave us those very "short" monologues in [i]The Alamo, Hondo and McLintock! "Republic! I like the sound of the words words words words........."
I have often wondered how Grant's dialogue in the script for The Alamo became so "stilted"....he supposedly collaborated with Wayne on at least 12 films, and wrote scripts for dozens of others....maybe he was writing what he thought Wayne wanted him to write?
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