Saturday, September 08, 2007

True Grit Days



An old friend of mine, Fred Williams, lives in Ridgway, Colorado, where True Grit was filmed. This weekend they're celebrating with the first annual "True Grit Days." A few of Wayne's co-stars are in town for the event, and Fred took a few photos. On top is a guy who was supposedly one of Wayne's stand-ins. Below that are Angie Dickinson and Kim Darby in a crowd of autograph seekers.

8 comments:

gomer said...

gomer is itching to do a quick one thousand words on kim darby's appearance but he is going to refrain out of respect for the site owner who may or may not appreciate it. that is a nice pink argyle vest though, kin of fetching. i dont see angie dickinson though. at least not in a form i, or anyone else, would recognize.

Bill Crider said...

I appreciate the restraint.

Craig Zablo said...

Ya gotta love "True Grit."

Bill Crider said...

Well, except for Glen Campbell. I love the book, too.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

You look more like a John Wayne stand-in than the guy in the cowboy outfit.

Bill Crider said...

I dunno. He's got the build for it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bill, since I was one of the organizers of the event let me straighten out a few facts: 1st, the guy in the John Wayne get-up is a gentleman from Colorado Springs named Steve Andrews. He had nothing to do with the movie except he goes around doing his look-a-like thing. Angie isn't in the other pic, just Kim and her handler, Linda Frank from Paramount. We had a great time and a great day. Kim is 60 years old and a child actress. I think that about explains things there.

Bill Crider said...

Thanks for setting us straight.