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Meanderer

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USA
Happy Western New Year!
 

OneEyedDiva

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Location
New Jersey
John Wayne: 10 surprising facts

Oscar-winning actor John Wayne was deeply superstitious, cheated at chess and warned Michael Caine never to wear suede shoes


John Wayne, who died on June 11 1979 aged 72, made 162 feature films, was one of the 20th-century's biggest Hollywood stars. Here are 10 things we learned about the Oscar-winning actor from an impressive biography by Scott Eyman.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/film/true-grit/john-wayne-trivia-facts/

I couldn't continue reading without logging in (which I'm unable to do). I wondered if they mentioned that he was a misogynistic racist.
 

ManjaroKDE

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One of my favorite western characters was and still is 'Chill Wills'. The only authentic 'cowboy' in the classic 'Giant'. Favorite line, 'You shoulda shot that fella a long time ago. Now he's too rich to kill.'.
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win231

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CA
He looks about right to me. His bio says he was 6'4" and 170lbs but he looked like he weighed a little more than that when I watched him (he died in '79). He sure was tall.
170? Not on the planet earth. He was around 6'4" but more like 260lbs. 170lbs for 6'4" would be rather skeletal.
 

Meanderer

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Location
USA

The Cowboy’s Christmas Eve​

(Boy's Life Fiction)
He is Stubby Pringle, 19-year-old, 10-foot-tall cowhand. And this is his night to howl.

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Meanderer

Senior Meanderer
Location
USA
Jay Silverheels (born Harold Jay Smith, May 26, 1912 – March 5, 1980) was an Indigenous Canadian actor and athlete. He was well known for his role as Tonto, the Native American companion of the Lone Ranger in the American western television series The Lone Ranger. Jay Silverheels was a Lacrosse Star before he was Tonto.

 
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Meanderer

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Location
USA

Son of American Indian actor lives a spiritual calling in Wilmington

"Chief Steve Silverheels has Seneca/Mohawk Iroquois heritage from his father, Jay Silverheels who played Tonto in the TV series “The Lone Ranger.” He has Jewish heritage from his mother".
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"Silverheels has his own Web site for Silverheels House of Nations, a videographer and a YouTube channel of his speaking engagements. By day, he works as a mail courier for the city of Wilmington".
 

Damaged Goods

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Location
Maryland
Loved me the movie and TV westerns of the 40’s-60’s. They instilled the desire to learn what was fact and what is myth regarding the “Old West.”

An impossible fantasy is to be able to time travel to the past – in spirit form-- able to see but not be seen, to hear but not be heard, and unable to touch or in any way affect history. Sorta like the fly on the wall.

For example, how did the James brothers and three of the Younger brothers escape Northfield MN after their botched bank robbery attempt? Two – or three, according to some writers – other gang members had been slain. Both ends of the street were blocked with buckboards behind which enraged citizens fired their guns.

One Hollywood version has it that the Jameses and Youngers crashed thru storefront windows and out the back to escape but I cannot imagine horses being forced to do that. But escape they did.

Later while resting in a copse of trees, the Youngers said they would wait there to surrender as at least one of the trio was badly wounded. Jesse and Frank who were unscratched, rode off into the sunset.
 

Meanderer

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Location
USA

Sylvester Stallone buys his brother Frank a very special gift here at Norman's Rare Guitars

Frank Stallone visits Norman's Rare Guitars and receives one of the most special gifts he's ever gotten from his brother Sly. A 1940 Epiphone Emperor Guitar formerly owned by the Sons of the Pioneers.

 

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