Pirates and Cowboys? What were they thinking!

09 Dec



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— David DeWitt


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  1. Anonymous

    December 9, 2008 at 3:40 am

    What's next: Flynn's sword from Captain Blood with Bogart's marbles from The Caine Mutiny?!

  2. Anonymous

    December 12, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    I love dueling pistols. I once had the chance to buy the great looking dueling pistols that Gregory Peck used against Chuck Conners in The Big Country. Would have given my eye teeth for them. But at the time two grand was out of thequestion.
    Errol had a .38 Smith & Wesson that thethen-sheriff gave him (can't recall sheriff's name but he held theposition for years). Kept it in his desk drawer and some times in a night table in his bedroom. Marge hated it because she was certain he would shoot himself one night when he was drunk and depressed. I never felt worried, like she did, because in my opinion — and I told him this more than once — he was committing suicide slowly with cigarettes and booze — why make a mess and possibly end up not dead but a vegetable. His expression or grimace whenever I brought that up told me he would never pull the trigger.
    But he was a pretty fair shot. And occasionally used to shoot at rabbits, coyotes and tin cans down by the stable area. At the time Mulholland was pretty remote and the shooting seldom brought any cops up to investigate. I think, however, Bob Stack warned him against doing it as the fine and punishment was pretty stiff for discharging a weapon in the city limits. Sir Ivanhoe