Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Blog Is Down, Blog Is Up

April 28, 2015
   A rough patch for the blog. Been crazy busy, both on the road (traveled down to Tucson last weekend for the Arizona History Convention) and back here in the office. Closed down our Ning site where I did my blog for many a year, and between that and a board meeting and a financial confab with our personal financial advisor this morning, I have been strapped for time.

   We did eat some good Mexican food in Tucson: El Charro on Saturday for lunch:

Steve Bye, BBB, Kathy and Nancy Bye at El Charro

 then The Crossroads for a Gizmo on Saturday night, and then breakfast at Taqueria Jaunito's:

You can always spot the great places by the full parking lot.

Emiliano Zapata on the wall at Taqueria Juanito on Grant Road in Tucson

   Gave at talk at the Arizona History Convention on this guy:

Wyatt Earp In Hollywood: The Untold Story

   Lots of work to do on the feature in the magazine, but I have some new artwork in the works to illustrate the whole deal:

Wyatt (at left) with the actor who portrayed him and W.S. Hart, on set

"I improve on misquotation."
—Cary Grant


  1. I remember the discussion about the actor "Bert Lindley" who portrayed Earp in Bill Hart's 1923 film "Wild Bill Hickok" discussed on True West Forum, previously..Lindley can now be remembered for portraying Earp on film while Earp was still alive and not just another forgotten actor ..

    Actress Audra Lindley (Bert Lindley's daughter) a few quotes from a Nov 1979 CA newspaper interview about her father:

    "My father, Bert Lindley, was not a successful actor," she remembers.

    "Dad had it rough in Hollywood"

    "In time, my father left the profession, but stayed close to it, as so many actors do when their luck runs out. He became a makeup artist and for the first time in his life he had a steady income."


  2. Ignorance and obscurantism have never produced anything other than flocks of slaves for tyranny.

    -Emiliano Zapata
    Remarks in regard to Pancho Villa, as quoted in The Unknown Lore of Amexem's Indigenous People : An Aboriginal Treatise (2008) by Noble Timothy Myers-El, p. 158

  3. I just read an article in a 1977 Old West magazine called The Town Named for Wyatt Earp. Nellie T. Bush, legendary Arizona senator and river boat captain, was a friend of Wyatt's while she lived in Parker, AZ. She writes, " At one time we did have a picture of Wyatt Earp taken near Earp, California [then Drennan], and in the picture with him was a white mule. We tried to get him on the mule, but he refused, but to save our lives, we cannot find either the print or the negative."
    I wonder if the photo of Wyatt with the white mule has ever surfaced?


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