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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby NefariousNed on Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:26 am

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Re: Everything Bowie

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Bust of Jim Bowie by Glen Swanson.
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Re: Everything Bowie

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I have to admit, the profile sort of reminds me of Mike Waters.
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Re: Everything Bowie

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Re: Everything Bowie

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Joe was presented with his new Bowie bust by sculpter Glen Swanson.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby Seguin on Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:34 am

Great portraits, all of them, and that bust is about "live" size!
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby cc nolen on Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:36 pm

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Well there she be. My first shadow box of the main heroes of The Alamo. Thanks again so much for the "Arkansas toothpick". Let
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Wow!...Frank, that turned out really good. I'm glad you aged the knife, I think it looks better that way. The locket really sets it off...thanks for sharing this with us
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby NefariousNed on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:05 am

Some knife.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby Seguin on Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:59 am

Which movie is the pic from?
It looks a bit special the way the blade has been attached to the handle.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby cc nolen on Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:36 pm

No S guard :o ...he better hope he lands on something soft or he's about to deal with a bunch of stitches in that hand :lol:
Cool pic, but I'm not sure who that is...sorta looks like Nick Adams at first glance.
You have me stumped Ned....who is it and from what film?
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby NefariousNed on Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:28 pm

Ha! It is from Ramsey Yelvington's 1958 play "A Cloud Of Witnesses" that used to be performed at the Mission San Jose amphitheater.
(The actor's name is not given.)

Is it even a real knife? It looks rather awkward having that undersized handle.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby cc nolen on Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:03 pm

looks like it had a guard at the hilt at one time but its long gone......thats exactly why Bowie added a guard to his knife,,,he split his hand while dressing a deer, and Rezin did the same while killing a bull....ouch! ;)
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby Seguin on Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:35 pm

Nefarious wrote:Ha! It is from Ramsey Yelvington's 1958 play "A Cloud Of Witnesses" that used to be performed at the Mission San Jose amphitheater.
(The actor's name is not given.)

Is it even a real knife? It looks rather awkward having that undersized handle.


I see! - No, I can´t imagine actors using a real knife on stage.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby cc nolen on Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:55 pm

I dont know :? Edwin Forrest used Bowies knife in his play Metamora.... :lol:
But you are right...if he dropped that big knife it would be trouble.... ;)
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby cc nolen on Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:09 pm

Cool looking Bowie Knife by Bruno Belfort of France;... :D
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby Davy on Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:37 pm

cc nolen wrote:No S guard :o ...he better hope he lands on something soft or he's about to deal with a bunch of stitches in that hand :lol:
Cool pic, but I'm not sure who that is...sorta looks like Nick Adams at first glance.
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Who ever he is .. hes pissed .. and got a big ol knife ta boot! :o :x
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby RLC-GTT on Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:27 am

I always thought that guy in Cloud of Witnesses looked more like a U.S. Marine in boot camp than an 1836 Jim Bowie.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby K Hale on Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:49 am

RLC-GTT wrote:I always thought that guy in Cloud of Witnesses looked more like a U.S. Marine in boot camp than an 1836 Jim Bowie.

Whenever I see men with haircuts that short in period films, it makes me think that their character is recovering from a bad case of head lice.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby Seguin on Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:27 am

K Hale wrote:
RLC-GTT wrote:I always thought that guy in Cloud of Witnesses looked more like a U.S. Marine in boot camp than an 1836 Jim Bowie.

Whenever I see men with haircuts that short in period films, it makes me think that their character is recovering from a bad case of head lice.


Too funny! :D
It looks like crew cuts were popular in 1836. :roll:
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby K Hale on Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:02 am

Seguin wrote:
K Hale wrote:
RLC-GTT wrote:I always thought that guy in Cloud of Witnesses looked more like a U.S. Marine in boot camp than an 1836 Jim Bowie.

Whenever I see men with haircuts that short in period films, it makes me think that their character is recovering from a bad case of head lice.


Too funny! :D
It looks like crew cuts were popular in 1836. :roll:

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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby NefariousNed on Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:48 am

I hope the book is better than the cover art. "Bowie Of The Alamo", originally released
as a paperback Western in 1964, was rereleased in 2002 by A Black Horse Western,
London, England. The copy I just received today in the mail was a library discard from
East Lothian Library in Haddington, Scotland.

The story begins with Bowie and a fictional companion running slaves with Jean LaFitte
through the bayous of Louisiana. After a scuffle with some thugs, they arrive in New
Orleans to turn over the slaves to a purchaser named Travis! Why? I don't know. Of all
the names the author could've come up with, he chooses Travis. And then, Colonel
Travis shows up later in the novel at the Alamo and there is no distinction made that he
is not the same Travis as at the beginning of the book. Oh well, as the book is only 150
pages, I should be able to get through it for the answer.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby K Hale on Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:26 am

Hey, that sounds interesting. I assume this is a children's novel? I bet if one was written about Bowie today, that particular angle would be avoided for political correctness.

And of course it goes without saying that that's not how the slave operation worked...
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby Seguin on Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:41 am

After a scuffle with some thugs, they arrive in New
Orleans to turn over the slaves to a purchaser named Travis! Why? I don't know. Of all
the names the author could've come up with, he chooses Travis. And then, Colonel
Travis shows up later in the novel at the Alamo and there is no distinction made that he
is not the same Travis as at the beginning of the book.


How weird. The reader is bound to think it´s the same Travis.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby NefariousNed on Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:52 am

It may be a juvenile novel. I've just been flipping through it and, unlike most other Bowie novels, there is no fictional love interest. But then there is no Ursula, either. Bowie comes to Texas looking for some land and all of a sudden, Ben Milam is trying to enlist him in the Texas cause. This may be a hard 150 pages to read, but I will try.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby Seguin on Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:26 am

This may be a hard 150 pages to read, but I will try.


Maybe you can get some laughs out of it. :D
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby wconly on Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:16 pm

Love the cover art! Very accurate to the time period :shock: :roll: ! W>
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby NefariousNed on Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:26 pm

wconly wrote:Love the cover art! Very accurate to the time period :shock: :roll: ! W>

Well, it's a furren release, and all them furreners think that "Western" means cowboys. Say, isn't that The Man With No Name on the left?
(Or at least Joe Kidd.)

How many think that Eastwood, in his day, would've made a good Jim Bowie?
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby RLC-GTT on Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:47 pm

Seguin wrote:
This may be a hard 150 pages to read, but I will try.


Maybe you can get some laughs out of it. :D

That's sort of like getting laughs out of somebody beating up your wife!
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby RLC-GTT on Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:48 pm

When legend becomes fact..... heck, make something up!
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby K Hale on Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:00 am

Nefarious wrote:
wconly wrote:Love the cover art! Very accurate to the time period :shock: :roll: ! W>

Well, it's a furren release, and all them furreners think that "Western" means cowboys. Say, isn't that The Man With No Name on the left?
(Or at least Joe Kidd.)

How many think that Eastwood, in his day, would've made a good Jim Bowie?

Not gregarious enough, IMO. Also too scrawny.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby NefariousNed on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:03 am

I just don't know what to make of this book. Early 1836, Bowie and Milam get into a major engagement with Mexican forces near Nacodoches.
After successfully defeating the Mexicans, Milam apprises Bowie of the situation at San Antonio (Apparently Bowie has never been to the town.)
When Bowie learns from Milam that Santa Anna is leading an army of thousands against Colonel Travis' force of less than 200 men, Bowie determines
to ride in and help hit a lick. Arriving in San Antonio, Travis mentions how thy have just driven General Cos out of San Antonio, but is not so sure
his small force can defeat Santa Anna without assistance. So, Bowie was never even aware there was a siege of Bejar and Milam is alive as can be.
Apparently we never do find out what happened to Milam, as he does not accompany Bowie to San Antonio, electing to remain in Nacodoches, instead.

Do you want more? I don't.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby NefariousNed on Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:11 am

K Hale wrote:
Nefarious wrote:
wconly wrote:Love the cover art! Very accurate to the time period :shock: :roll: ! W>

Well, it's a furren release, and all them furreners think that "Western" means cowboys. Say, isn't that The Man With No Name on the left?
(Or at least Joe Kidd.)

How many think that Eastwood, in his day, would've made a good Jim Bowie?

Not gregarious enough, IMO. Also too scrawny.


In his prime, Clint was 6 feet four and 217 pounds. Just how big would you want him to be?
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby K Hale on Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:03 am

Nefarious wrote:
K Hale wrote:
Nefarious wrote: Well, it's a furren release, and all them furreners think that "Western" means cowboys. Say, isn't that The Man With No Name on the left?
(Or at least Joe Kidd.)

How many think that Eastwood, in his day, would've made a good Jim Bowie?

Not gregarious enough, IMO. Also too scrawny.


In his prime, Clint was 6 feet four and 217 pounds. Just how big would you want him to be?


Oh! Well, then, he was too big. Won't do.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby cc nolen on Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:48 pm

:? Well, Jim Bowie was 5 ft 2 inches and weighed around 135 lbs :shock: Thats why his knife looked so big! :lol:
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby K Hale on Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:40 pm

cc nolen wrote::? Well, Jim Bowie was 5 ft 2 inches and weighed around 135 lbs :shock: Thats why his knife looked so big! :lol:
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Yep, too small for Eastwood -- or Hayden... Too big for Ladd... Hey, I know of a guy!
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby gtj222 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:35 pm

And that guy is around 5' 10. Close enough!!
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby K Hale on Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:20 am

gtj222 wrote:And that guy is around 5' 10. Close enough!!

Closest of all of 'em.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby NefariousNed on Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:35 am

Jason what's-his-name"?

How about Liam Neeson as Bowie, or Daniel Craig? Both those guys are believable badasses.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby gtj222 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:37 am

Neeson is 6' 4 and they say Craig is 5' 10, but I have seen him next to other actors and he looks a lot shorter. Maybe he is 5' 10.
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Re: Everything Bowie

Postby K Hale on Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:40 am

Neeson looks to be Hayden-sized and Craig is barely taller than the Queen. I'm sticking with what'shisface. The Solarbabies guy, what's his name again?
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