Thursday, April 05, 2012

The 1,000 Faces of Wyatt Earp

April 5, 2012

When I get going on due diligence I get a little manic. Been noodling and obsessing on the facial characteristics of Wyatt Earp. Here's my sketches from yesterday morning:

And here's a page of sketches from yesterday afternoon:

And here's this morning's sketches which ironically, has the best likeness of Earp (which ironically was inspired by a William S. Hart photo):

And speaking of William S. Hart, our very own Anthony Martin won the True West subscription with his take on the Wyatt Earp mystery car. Here's what Anthony had to say about the Earp car:

“I feel confident the car is a 1924-1925 Packard, model 326 Opera Coup. Tom Mix’s taste ran to flash—he owned several big open Cadillac tourers that were somewhat tricked out and Hart tended to quieter, more dignified taste favoring Packards. I believe this most likely to have been Hart’s. Really their difference in car taste is rather like (and consistent with) their difference in screen persona and presentation!”

—Anthony Martin

Well said, sir! And, I believe, dead on. I would bet money the car belonged to Hart.

"What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight."
—Joseph Joubert

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