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Day 19: Randolph Scott

Thanks to everyone who contributed to yesterday’s tribute to Natalie Wood. Please make sure you check out all the great posts.  For the next 24 hours we honor Randolph Scott

Here’s some Randolph Scott trivia:

  • Randolph Scott played football for Georgia Tech until he was injured (NY Times)
  • Although Scott made dramas, romantic comedies and war films, he  preferred westerns. By the end of the 1940s he began making westerns exclusively. (TCMDB)
  • Scott’s last film was Ride the High Country in 1962 as he decided to retire on a high note. (IMDb)
  • Scott and Cary Grant were good friends. In the 1930s the two shared a home nicknamed “Bachelor Hall.” They had a reputation for having “women going in and out like running water.” (Cary Grant: A Class Apart. 2004)

On to the blogging…

Jenni from Portraits by Jenni joins the blogathon with a review of The Tall T

We are very happy to welcome Ivan from Thrilling Days of Yesteryear with his excellent essay on Sam Peckinpah’s Ride the High Country

And Le is back from Critica Retro with fun Scott facts and pics!  (And don’t forget to hit TRANSLATE!)

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Jill Blake

Jill Blake is the owner of the classic film website Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence. She is also a co-founder and editor of the film site The Black Maria and film editor at CC2K. In 2012, she was interviewed on-air by Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz. In 2013, she was a featured guest on the TCM podcast. In her spare time Jill is a stay-at-home mom, wife, fried okra connoisseur, and the neighborhood’s own L.B. Jeffries.


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