Tuesday, July 7, 2020

True Grit

Read an interesting article in "True West" magazine about "True Grit" the movie with John Wayne. Jay Silverheels AKA Tonto was in that movie but without a speaking part. At the beginning of the movie they were hanging three Indians, he was one of them. I guess a payday is a payday. No residuals though because he didn't say anything.
Glen Campbell was a co-star, his first movie. It was supposed to have been Elvis but his manager, Col. Parker said that Elvis would require top billing, his name above John Wayne. Out the door with Elvis. John Wayne won an Academy Award, his one and only.