Sunday, May 19, 2013
Vent Page LXXIII - The Vent Page That Won The West!
The rifle was legend before the movie came out - but the movie certainly didn't hurt it's popularity and the movie posters and other memorabilia are still providing collectible material for gun collectors and, in particular, collectors of Winchester items.
The movie starred James Stewart who was not at that time known as a western actor. Shelley Winters and Dan Duryea were co stars. This is said to be the first movie ever in which one of the stars (Stewart) was paid a percentage of the movie earnings rather than a salary.
Nobody had probably ever heard of Rock Hudson or Tony Curtis at the time this movie was filmed (released 1950)...but, if you look VERY carefully - you will spot Hudson playing one of the Indian Warriors and Curtis (billed as Anthony Curtis) playing one of the Union soldiers!
So much for the rifle - and the movie. Now about our Vent Pages: This one is our 73rd version!
VENT PAGES are handy for posting of off-topic posts, rants, raves, rages, etc, which might not be appropriate on other threads where adults are having serious discussions. Childish rant? Need to call another poster a name? Just feel like spouting off? Or even if you have something to say and there doesn't seem to be any other logical place to say it....THIS PAGE IS FOR YOU!
And, with the big race coming up next weekend, we have chosen the 1973 Cadillac Eldorado as our Vent Page Auto for Vent Page 73. After all, if it's good enough for the Indianapolis 500, it's good enough for us!
Posted by NewGuy at 12:54 PM