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 Post subject: My Biggest Treasure
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:15 pm 
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david williams wrote:
YUP, THATS THE ONE. I HAVE A GOOD ONE OF THAT FRAMED.


The only pic I have of Audie in a frame is my #1 favorite:
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It is an original 5x7 that I got back in '61 or '62 while still in Denmark. The printing and the stamp on the back is in French. It is my pride and joy. @-) Out of all the several thousand pics I have of Audie it is my absolute favorite. Took some doing to get the original out of the newspaper archive back home, but I managed. :) Had to do some eyelash-batting and a bit of behind-kissing to get it too. ^:)^ They were willing to have a copy made for me, but only the original would do!

When I was working with the AMRF I gave Terry, Larryann, Stan, and Richard, and I think Sue, good copies of it, since neither Terry nor Larryann had ever seen it before. It was used in an issue of the AMRF newsletter and elsewhere since then. I think (though I can't swear to it) that the pic on the Audie Days poster was from a copy of my pic. At least the time frame fits.

The frame is a VERY NICE filigree brass frame; a present from my mother, and the only time the pic was ever out of the frame was when I scanned it and had the copies made. One of these days I'll have to get a pic of it in the frame to share with y'all. I wonder if it would scan; frame and all?

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 Post subject: Re: My Biggest Treasure
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:45 pm 
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This was previously part of the GENERAL TOPICS thread "Audie and other western stars of the 50's", but since it had nothing to do with "other western stars", except a comment by David about a picture in a frame, I decided to move it to here.

I managed to scan my pic, complete with frame. Turned out pretty nice, IMHO.
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 Post subject: Re: My Biggest Treasure
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:49 pm 
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So . . .

Anyone else have a #1 treasure? A favorite picture or memorabilia? Or maybe a special memory?

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 Post subject: Re: My Biggest Treasure
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:16 pm 
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Eva wrote:
So . . .

Anyone else have a #1 treasure? A favorite picture or memorabilia? Or maybe a special memory?


That is a gorgeous picture frame, Eva! Very worthy of the subject. :ymblushing:

I'm still looking for that picture I can't live without, to frame and put up somewhere. There are so many...but I will know "it" when I find it. @-)

Favorite fan moments: well, I still remember the first time I saw that great moment in Night Passage, where the one woman tries to flirt with the Kid and he coolly dissects her plan to turn him and Whitey against each other, in that cool, silky voice. It didn't make me a true fan on the spot, but it was enough to make me rather like this Audie Murphy fellow and be vaguely uncomfortable about the vehemence with which some western fans would put him down. And more recently there was the bareback ride in Texican, which together with a visit to wikipedia was enough to convince me that I really needed to see/know more of this guy.
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:-@ Well, pretty mundane, but they're special to me. :ymdaydream:


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 Post subject: Re: My Biggest Treasure
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Eva wrote:
So . . .

Anyone else have a #1 treasure? A favorite picture or memorabilia? Or maybe a special memory?

My most prized Audie treasure is the painting of the statue I won at Audie Days, signed by the sculptor, Gordon Thomas.
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