O.K, I just finished watching the Howard Hughes film The Outlaw with Jane Russell. I have to say as a big Cowboy movie fan this movie comes real close to being hated, That says a lot because I liked the They Call Me Trinity movies and those sucked big time. In fact if you are looking for something with a good script, good dialogue, good acting or at the very least historical accuracy in a western, this is not the movie for you. The premises of the movie is; Newly appointed sheriff Pat Garrett is pleased when his old friend Doc Holliday arrives in Lincoln, New Mexico on the stage. Doc is trailing his stolen horse, and it is discovered in the possession of Billy the Kid. In a surprising turnaround, Billy and Doc become friends. This causes the friendship between Doc and Pat to cool. The odd relationship between Doc and Billy grows stranger when Doc hides Billy at his girl, Rio's, place after Billy is shot. She falls for Billy, although he treats her very badly. Interaction between these four is played out against an Indian attack before a final showdown reduces the group's number. The only three things that keep me watching the movie was I wanted to know just how bad it could get and Jane Russell’s boobs. In 1943 that was a lot of boob flesh to be seen. So if you want some very long movie shots of very nice boobs check the movie out. If you want a story that you can like pass on it. I have to say with all the bad things in this movie Jane Russell was very very breasttaking, er, I mean breathtaking.
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The May 06 Smithsonian Magazine has a real good article on Tombstone Arizona. It seems that a lot of the people and business are dressing in the 1880’s garb. It seems that a lot of people think that Tombstone never left the 1880’s. This in the past made a lot of the people of Tombstone very mad and at one point almost closed down the tourist industry for Tombstone. In fact it got so bad that in the 1970’s the only hint of the gun in fight at the O.K. Corral was a coin operated gunslinger that work once in about every 3 to 5 coins. Two things changed Tombstone one was the Wyatt Earp in 1994 and Tombstone in 1993 These two movies made the old west popular in the hearts and minds of the people in Tombstone then in 2001 rolled and after 9/11 when travel dropped to an all to low the people of Tombstone decided that they did not what their tourist industry to go belly up, so slowly over time they started dressing the part and not the town has hired reenactors to act out the famous O.K. Corral gun fights as well as other not so famous gun fights. It has become a way of life. In this article it says that you in Tombstone you can go in to just about any place and people are dresses in the 1880’s and talking about 1880’s events like you or I would talk the events on CNN or FOX News. There has been a lot of effect by the people of Tombstone to take what for years people believed and figured out how to make money off it. I gather from reading the article that some of the hotels and touristy places offer discounts if you were to visit and dress in the 1880’s grab as well. So if you get the time drop in on old Tombstone Arizona, or if you are like me and really don’t have the money pick up the May 06 Smithsonian Magazine and check out the article
To start with I have always figured I was born 150 years to early or 150 years to late. I have at time really felt out of place in this day and age and the American old west from about the time of the civil war to the start of the 20th century has always interested me. Everything from the cloths, people, advancements in medicine, science, and weapons are a few things the really fascinate me. I know that today we have some much more and better way of life, but in the last 40 years of the 19th century America advanced faster then any time before that point. A lot of what came of that time period in American history was the ground work for a lot of the things we have today.
With this community I am trying to have a place for people to share idea’s facts and knowledge of that time in history. A few of the subject that I enjoy from that time are gunfights, medical tech, and the clothing. Just to name a few. When it comes to the gunfights I like to figure out why it went down the way it did, for example what factors played part in say the gunfight at the O.K. Corral that let the Earps, and John Holliday when the fight and Ike and Billy Clanton and Frank and Tom McLaury lose. Where the Earps and John Holliday really better gunmen? Or where they just luck? Those are the kind of things that I enjoy talking about and getting ideas on.
I also wanted a place for people that reenact in that time period in history i.e. civil war reenacotrs all to the way to the Cowboy action shoots. I wanted a place that you could tell stories about who you shot at your last meet or were to put the best in the latest fashions for what you do.
So fell free to post and have fun.
This is a new community for people that have an interest in American history from 1860 to 1899. All aspects of American history from that time period are more then welcome. Also reenactors are welcomes to come and share any knowledge that want to pass on. Try to keep post on topic but some off topic post will be allowed if it can be tied back in to an on topic subject.
1) Posting about firearms or weapons from 1860 to 1899.
2) Posting about weapons that all the different Cowboy Action groups allow.
3) Posting of reloading Data for both rules one and two.
4) Posting about were to buy and/or make items from 1860 to 1899 to include but mot limited to Clothes, gun
belts, saddles, ect.
5) Some off topic posting allowed as long as you can tie it back in to an on topic subject.
6) Please use Lj-cut tags for long post or post with a lot on images.
7) No flaming and or harassment of other members. (this will not be tolerated whatsoever)
8) Posting about anything that fall in this time in America that I did not think of or list
P.S. If you sale items fall with the 1860 to 1899 time line feel free to post them here.