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Re: Celebrating Glen Campbell's "True Grit" - new post

Post by admin » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:05 am

"TRUE GRIT"
THE FILM THAT TRAVELED AROUND THE WORLD IN LESS THAN 80 DAYS!

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The Belgian poster (OR possibly a window card because of the deep margin at the top of it) appears to be the French poster but with added text for the country's large Dutch-speaking population.
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True Grit was retitled in France.
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This image shows the "Grande French" poster (above) on the wall of a room (simulated).
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THIS IS A CLIP FROM THE FRENCH MOVIE TRAILER:
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This poster from Spain is authentic.
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This Spanish poster is a reproduction. Buyers Beware: unfortunately there are many fakes in the secondary market.
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John Wayne in his role as Rooster Cogburn is prominently shown on this country's programme insert.
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Due to the large size of original "quad" posters used by movie theatres, the quads typically have fold marks. Theatre owners used to order posters, inserts, lobby cards, quads, etc. by mail order.
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Reproduction? It has the appearance of a movie theatre lobby card rather than a poster.
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We will add more countries' film posters in this posting box when we come across them.

UP NEXT: TRUE GRIT LOBBY CARDS AND THEATRE PROGRAMS
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Re: Celebrating Glen Campbell's "True Grit"

Post by dee2 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:54 am

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THE DUKE (JOHN WAYNE) & TRUE GRIT

Two photos below:

John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn in the role of his career:


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John Wayne's Correspondence & What It Reveals About Him:

Correspondence written by John Wayne with regard to "True Girt" reveals he was more than just an actor on a movie set. He had an experienced eye for smart production, directing, and editing. He knew his audience, he understood how to shoot a scene and he knew when something in a screenplay required a change to strengthen a film. He also knew how to communicate his suggestions ("I plead with you...") to a film's director.

John Wayne was also of the old school of Hollywood actors, the great classic actors who understood their successes were not about themselves but about the people they worked with. Wayne was also a thoughtful, graceful and generous human being despite working within the confines of a sometimes tough and unforgiving Hollywood studio system.

Check out Wayne's correspondence pictured below: a letter of appreciation to Charles "Charlie" Portis, author of the novel True Grit. Also shown is a letter or critique, possibly a draft, that appears to have been addressed to director Henry Hathaway. The correspondence reflects Wayne's smart attention to details including the film's musical score. Note that he refers to Kim Darby as "the little girl" yet refers to Glen Campbell as "Glen".

Many thanks to John Wayne's heirs for allowing these document to be shared (prior and after the sale of his enormous warehoused collection of memorabilia many years after he passed away). Clearly, the success of "True Grit" as a film can be at least partly attributed to John Wayne. Hollywood thought so, too, of course, when the Motion Picture Academy recognized him with an Academy Award for his leading role in "True Grit".

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Re: Celebrating Glen Campbell's "True Grit"

Post by dee2 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:48 pm

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TRUE GRIT MEMORABILIA
FROM GLEN CAMPBELL & JOHN WAYNE'S PERSONAL COLLECTIONS - #2


This "True Grit" script is Glen Campbell's. It was on display at "The Rhinestone Cowboy" exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum when I visited the museum in 2014, when in Nashville for the premiere of "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me". The script was in a blue jean colored binder with each page in an archival sleeve. Glen's script was open to a page with dialogue between Rooster Cogburn, LaBoeuf and Kim Darby. (Sorry for the glare; items on display were behind protective glass.)
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The following two pictures are of John Wayne's personal Second Draft Screenplay for True Grit dated July 26, 1968.
Each single page is folded in half (or folded in half again) by Wayne, which was his habit with a working script used on the sets of his films.


As an experienced, hands-on actor with an eye to the actual film production, he mostly made changes to his dialogue in the script but also suggested cinematic changes (not necessarily in the script) to the director/screenplay writer.

One of the most interesting changes Wayne proposed or had been thinking about is found on the script's very last page.
He had proposed a change to his now famous line, "Fill your hand, you son of a b*tch."
In pencil he had suggested: "Fill yore hand and meet your maker / He ya!!! Bo"

Note: These photos had been authorized by the John Wayne Family for the sale of this item about six years ago.
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Re: Celebrating Glen Campbell's "True Grit"

Post by dee2 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:54 pm

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TRUE GRIT MEMORABILIA FROM GLEN CAMPBELL'S PERSONAL COLLECTION


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This Zippo lighter was a gift from John Wayne to Glen Campbell. It is inscribed: "Stolen From John Wayne".
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John Wayne also gifted this signed photo to Glen.
He wrote on it: "Help! Horse-killer!" and signed it with his nickname "Duke".

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MORE MEMORABILIA PHOTOS TO BE POSTED. (If any posting members here would like to have copies of these photos without the copyright marks, please send me a message by PM. G**gle and other trollers regularly copy photos; thus the copyright marks.)



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Re: Celebrating Glen Campbell's "True Grit"

Post by dee2 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:10 pm

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"TRUE GRIT" WAS A HIT AT ITS PREMIERE ~ AND SO WAS GLEN CAMPBELL!

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LaBoeuf is looking mighty happy here!
We hope Glen's Mom was able to get her son's autograph on her movie theater program.
She is standing to Glen's left. Note the smiling officer's protective hand on Glen's back.



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Re: Celebrating Glen Campbell's "True Grit"

Post by dee2 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:47 pm

THEN CAME THE PREMIERE OF "TRUE GRIT"

True Grit was released on June 11, 1969. Its premiere was held at the Cinema 150 Theater in Little Rock, Arkansas. Glen's beaming parents were with him for this big event.
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Screen shots are from a news coverage reel in the archives of Pryor Center in Arkansas. It was viewable on the Center's website a few years ago. The video shows a shy or overwhelmed Glen Campbell arriving at the movie theater for the premiere. He is interviewed briefly by a local newscaster. Charles Portis is also shown in the video. Unfortunately, this video is no longer streaming.



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Re: Celebrating Glen Campbell's "True Grit"

Post by dee2 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:27 pm

NEXT CAME THE FILM - A PREVIEW FOR FANS

Weren't these contest winners lucky to have attended a special preview of "True Grit" on May 24, 1969?

The contest? Write a 25-word letter explaining why you are a Glen Campbell fan.


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[press photo by Ed Wagner, Sr. and published in the Chicago Tribune]



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Re: Celebrating Glen Campbell's "True Grit"

Post by dee2 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:13 pm

"True Grit": It Started With A Book


Below are pictures of a 1st edition book published by S&S in 1968. However, this is not just any copy! This one was autographed by John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Robert "Bob" Duvall, Chuck Hayward, Carlos Rivas, "Ken" Becker, "Red" Morgan, director Henry Hathaway and some of the True Grit crew members. It is believed to have been signed on the set of "True Grit".

This edition was owned by John Wayne and sold in 2012, when his family decided to sell some of his estate's memorabilia. Catalogs of listed items for sale were made available online as well as a short documentary on DVD for both would-be buyers and fans of John Wayne's. This media allowed fans to enjoy mostly never-before-seen memorabilia. Copies of the DVD are still available on some online book seller sites.

The RED arrow in the second picture was placed to the right of John Wayne's autograph.


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Celebrating Glen Campbell's "True Grit"

Post by dee2 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:38 pm

"True Grit", the movie, premiered 49 years ago on June 11, 1969. Glen Campbell Forums On The Net is celebrating its 49th anniversary before the big silvery "50" next year (which will be really, really big). True Grit, the novel written by Charles Portis and published by S&S in 1968, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with special literary events held in the author's home state of Arkansas.

The longevity of True Grit, the film and the novel, offers an opportunity to celebrate Glen Campbell's 'true grit', the remarkable code of grit he lived by for most, if not all, of his life but particularly during his seven-year battle with Alzheimer's disease.

In the film, Tom Chaney and Ned Pepper were the enemies fearlessly confronted and defeated by the threesome with grit. In Glen's own life, Alzheimer's disease was the enemy, one that could not be physically defeated. If only life could be scripted like a film. Still, somehow, Glen faced down his enemy, not allowing it to defeat his spirit and the love he felt for family and friends, for longer than anyone had expected at the time of his diagnosis.
Tom Chaney: Everything happens to me, and now I'm shot by a child!
Rooster: Where's the girl, Ned?
Ned: She was in wonderful health when last I saw her. I can't answer for her now.
Rooster: You'll answer for her now! Where is she?
La Boeuf: [from far off, in outlaw camp] Rooster, make a run for it! I've got Mattie! Chaney too!
Ned: Well, Rooster, will you give us the road? I have business elsewhere.
Rooster: Farrell, you and your brother stand clear. I've got no interest in you today. Stand clear and you won't get hurt.
Harold: ****-a-doodle-doo! [other outlaws laugh]
Ned: What's your intention, Rooster? You think one on four is a dog-fall?
Rooster: I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned, or see you hanged at Fort Smith at Judge Parker's convenience. Which'll it be?
Ned: I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!
Rooster: Fill your hand, you son of a b*tch! -"True Grit"
In the face of insurmountable health challenges, Glen--with the support of his remarkable family--also courageously toured for about 18 months, participated in an award-winning documentary and soundtrack, brought the realities of Alzheimer's disease to the pubic including Congress, performed his signature song on stage at the 2012 Grammy Awards in front of billions of viewers world-wide, and recorded an album produced by Carl Jackson. These accomplishments, achieved between 2011 and 2013, are just the highlights, of course.

Beginning at the time of Glen Campbell's diagnosis, one could say he and his family responded to Alzheimer's disease by telling it to:
"Fill your hand, you son of a b*tch!"

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This week I posted pictures relating to True Grit on Glen Campbell Forums' facebook page and will post the same pictures (and more) in this topic for Glen's large fan base on the world wide web. The first photo is of Glen taken in 2012 or 2013, after he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. I believe the photo was shot when Glen was in an editing room working on his personal film of true grit: 'Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me'. Glen's reflection in what appears to be a mirror shows him watching a clip from a film, a very special one.

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