Angel and the Badman, Republic Pictures and John Wayne

17 Feb

Reblogged from Thoughts All Sorts :


Thoughts All Sorts

Republic blogathon badgeThere’s something about the “old” Westerns. They were (or are) somehow…magical and despite the lack of the technology that makes said genre all-too-realistic these days, the old ones had this gritty, dusty, unique atmosphere that I feel is missing from current ones (well, when we are rewarded with the rare Western coming our way). I think “Western” I think “John Wayne” and in this am guilty of never giving much thought to the production and/or distribution companies that made them possible. Having come across the Republic Pictures Blogathon by chance, I took some notice…I should shouldn’t I – because without these companies we wouldn’t have entertainment? Let’s face it, we’re all just besotted with who’s in front of the camera and that’s about it. I’ll be the first to admit it. I’ve never considered directors, producers and all the other staff, crew and backing companies. Naturally, I did…

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5 Responses to “Angel and the Badman, Republic Pictures and John Wayne”

  1. jcalberta February 17, 2016 at 11:45 am #

    Reblogged from Thoughts All Sorts :

    Nicely done … I enjoyed your insights – and share your sentiments.
    Some of this movie was filmed around Sedona, Arizona – one of my favorite places on the planet. And there’s a spot there called John Wayne Tree – had our pics taken there.


    • thoughtsallsorts February 18, 2016 at 11:53 am #

      Thanks! And, wow, didn’t know there was a John Wayne Tree! Just looked it up – so appropriate as it has such a “Western” feel – I’m sure being there is even better. Thanks for that 😀


      • jcalberta February 19, 2016 at 9:30 am #

        I’ll do a repost of our visit from a few short years back … John Wayne Tree.


  2. Marilyn Armstrong February 18, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    We didn’t get to Sedona. More’s the pity. It’s such a big place, so much to see. But I swear I could see the shadows of our Heroes riding across the desert.


    • jcalberta February 19, 2016 at 9:29 am #

      They made over 70 movies in and around there. Several Classic Westerns. Gorgeous place. Built up in to a big resort town now – but wasn’t like that when I went there in the early 70’s. So it’s spoiled a bit now. But still worth a visit. Was a sacred area for Natives. Now a New Age Mecca – as they say.


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