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General Discussion / Clint Has His Own Tomato Variety...
« on: April 17, 2018, 07:48:18 PM »
Hello again gang.  Long time no post...   I don't know if anyone has ever mentioned this on the board before, but Clint happens to have his own tomato varietal, aptly named Clint Eastwood Rowdy Red.  I found this out the other day when my 'sis, who is a member of the University of California Master Gardener's Program, brought one by my dad's house and planted it in his backyard, along with some other heirloom varietals.  Here's some more info. on the species and where to order seeds:

                             https://www.tomatofest.com/clint-eastwood-tomato-seeds.html


       So, now you know what type of tomato to put on your BLT or add to a pot of spaghetti ...   ;) 8)

-Blu

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Collectors' Corner / Lalo Schifrin Collectible ...
« on: August 27, 2007, 10:42:16 AM »
         It seems that one of the greatest collections of old LP's, 45's, 78's and general music memorabillia from about the last 80 years or so is finally closing it's doors.  John Goddard's Village Music in Mill Valley, CA. (just over the hill from me) is closing it's doors for good next month.  After about 40 years in the business of selling vinyl from every music genre known to man --everything from early big band to boogie to jazz to country to R&B to Rock --and beyond, gets shuttered on Sept. 30 --mainly due to high rent.   A buyer for the business has not been found.

        This is a true travesty as there may well not be another store of this kind anywhere else in the Bay Area -- and possibly, anywhere else in the world according to B.B. King, a regular visitor to this museum of music history.

        Which brings me to the Eastwood connection...  The last few times I have been in Village Music, I have seen an old cardboard standup poster/ lobbycard of some kind advertising an old concert by Lalo Schifrin.   It's a bit ratty around the edges, but it sells for only about $4 
--possibly less, as John is now cutting prices on his enormous stock of inventory (both vinyl and general music memorabillia/ magazines).   I also might be able to find a rare vinyl jazz (or other) recording there if any of you have something in mind  (about 80% of this stock is not available on CD).  I would be willing to do this for a small fee or in exchange for Clint DVD(s) or memorabillia.

      Let me know if any of y'all are interested...

-Blu         

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Collectors' Corner / I finally sold the last piece of DH rail --
« on: February 12, 2007, 12:15:20 PM »
           And you'll never guess to who ....No, not to Clint.  I put it up for sale on Craigslist in the S.F. Bay Area and within a day, I snared a former S.F.P.D. INSPECTOR !!  This guy Dave, Inspector 49 (yes, he showed me his badge), worked for the S.F.P.D. in the early '70's in gambling, prostitution, narcotics, etc.  --general vice squad duties I suppose.  He also worked as an undercover bartender...  He wasn't in homicide though.

          As well, he didn't look like Clint at all.  I would say he much more closely approximated Frank "Too much linguini" DeGeorgio (John Mitchum) ...  ;)    Just thought I would post that last, final note on the DH rail ...

-Blu  8)

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Eastwood News / Article on 'Flags' by Clint in Parade ....
« on: October 15, 2006, 04:51:27 PM »

      Can't believe no one's posted this yet ....  It will be available online on Tues. the 17th.

 
http://www.parade.com/articles/editions/2006/edition_10-15-2006/Clint_Eastwood

-Blu

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Off-Topic Discussion / Sci-Fi DVD offer from the Lark Theater.....
« on: July 23, 2005, 11:35:51 AM »
      Well, might as well add this.  This happens to be Sci-Fi week at the volunteer-staffed,  non-profit Lark theater here in Larkspur.  (Oh, by the way, the Dirty Harry trestle commemorative is on display in the lobby now.)  Anyway, they will be screening Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel), Forbidden Planet, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.   Now I realize no one will be traveling to see these here, but they do have a special offer of a DVD of these four films for just $20.   The proceeds will be used towards paying off the $350,000 Lark renovation bill....I don't know if they will ship these, but I could buy one and send it on....Blu   

      http://larktheater.net/ 
 
« Last Edit: Today at 11:48:06 AM by Blu » 
 

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Eastwood News / Eastwood to do final Dirty Harry.....
« on: April 01, 2005, 08:58:53 PM »
      ....It has a nice ring to it, doesn't it ?  Music to the ears.  Well, at least we can post it here one day out of the year...

-Blu   

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Collectors' Corner / Signed Space Cowboys Script on EBAY
« on: March 13, 2005, 04:37:01 PM »
     There is a supposedly authentic, signed Space Cowboys script for sale on EBay.  Bidding starts today.
  The item # is 7500607157....Blu

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=18833&item=7500607157&rd=1

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Eastwood News / Blood Work on TNT....
« on: March 03, 2005, 08:48:00 PM »
      Blood Work will be on TNT (Turner Network Television) on Friday, March 4 at 8pm P.S.T. for those of you who may be interested. 

-Blu

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Questions & Answers / MDB Newsprint Reviews....KC ?
« on: December 25, 2004, 08:20:40 PM »
....Just curious to know if you're still collecting pulp reviews of Clint's movies KC.  I just read a pretty rave review of MDB in the S.F. Chron by Mick LaSalle.....Blu

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Collectors' Corner / EBay Auction for remaining DH trestle pieces...
« on: November 29, 2004, 02:43:15 PM »
       Folks this is Blu speaking again.  For those of you who may still be interested, I put the last large chunk of DH trestle rail that I have (that has not been claimed) up for auction on EBay.  The bidding starts tonight (Mon. 11/29) at 7:30pm.   Aside from this piece, I only have two 1" thick 'paperweights' that I will probably have engraved and put up for bid on EBay.   More could be aquired, but I have no plans to buy any more of it if demand isn't  great.  You can preview the notice here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3856886412&indexURL=0#ebayphotohosting

     Do you feel lucky punk ?   8)

-Blu

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Collectors' Corner / Unique Eastwood Movie Memorabilia...
« on: August 21, 2004, 07:32:08 PM »
                                                ..... Hear Ye, Hear Ye.....

...O.K. folks, here it is.  Probably your last chance to get a genuine piece of iron rail from the train trestle that Clint jumped from at the end of Dirty Harry.  Yes, this is the real McCoy .  As some of you may already know from reading the post titled "The Train Trestle" in the DH forum,  the trestle was finally demolished about a year ago for safety and road widening reasons by the City of Larkspur.  I found out where they took the scrap, and aquired about 8 feet of it.  There is a good chance that this particular length of rail came from the section of trestle which spanned lane #3.  Clint  jumped from lane #2....   Several members of the board ordered pieces of it, including KC.  The cost is about $25 for 6" or $1.52 an inch plus $16 for cutting and misc. costs.   The signed, laminated certificate of authenticity is $13.   For shipping cost estimates, the rail weighs just over 2 lbs. per inch....
      I have an order on hold from a board member down under, but I need 4-5 more orders to have the remaining rail cut up.  Supplies are limited.  Folks, this is truly a unique piece of Eastwood cinematic memorabilia.   The rail could be used as book/DVD/CD "ends" with a little work.
       The rail can be cut to any length over 1" , but I would prefer orders of 4"-6"....

     If you're interested, send an email with desired length and delivery service specs along with your name and address.  When I get enough orders, the offer expires and the thread should be closed -- hello KC..   The pieces will be shipped after I get payment.  Money back guarantee.....

-Blu
[email protected]

P.S.  A piece of it was shipped to Clint himself from what I was told by the guy who saved the actual section that he stood over in Dirty Harry.  Order yours now !  -Blu  8)

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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Interview with Eli Wallach....
« on: May 16, 2004, 09:56:27 AM »
     I read this nice little interview with Eli on starring in the GB&U in the Chronicle's Pink section today..Copy and paste this or click on the "titled link".  Yes, I finally did it KC...

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/05/16/PKG3U5L75V1.DTL

EliWallach

-Blu

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The Dirty Harry Films / The Zodiac killer....
« on: April 07, 2004, 08:01:29 PM »
    This article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle today.  If anyone had any lingering doubts about who the Scorpio killer is based on, this should effectively dispel them.  If you click on the letter written by him at the top, it becomes patently clear that Universal Studios took the Zodiac's suggestion about doing a movie about him  (or at least involving him).   I wonder what he thought of Andy Robinson's perfomance ??  

-Blu

Files shut on Zodiac's deadly trail

It can be found by clicking on Chronicle 'Sections' and then scrolling down for the article.  Sorry K.C., I can't remember how to adjust the link....

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Questions & Answers / Geoffrey Lewis on Cold Case ??
« on: February 12, 2004, 03:39:54 PM »
...Just wondering if anyone saw episode #13 of Cold Case a few weeks ago.   There is an actor who plays the aging milkman "Jonesy" who is arrested at the end by Lilly Rush (Katherine Morris).   I didn't catch the credits, but he looked quite a bit like "Stacey" (Geoffrey Lewis) from High Plain Drifter.  Just wondering....Blu

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General Discussion / Why Johnny can't read....
« on: December 10, 2003, 07:35:03 PM »
    Yes, as incredible as it may seem, there are actually
 people in this world who are Eastwood ignorant.
  Check this out:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3369460206&category=58

-Blu

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Eastwood News / Clint to be on 60 Minutes II
« on: November 18, 2003, 07:45:06 PM »
....Just thought I would pass along this little snippet that caught my eye today in Leah Garchek's column in the S.F. Chronicle:

              Charlie Rose has been in the Bay Area
              shooting a "Mystic River" segment for "60
              Minutes II."  Rose was in Carmel inter-
              viewing Clint Eastwood, and talked with
              Sean Penn at Jeannette Etheredge's
               
Tosca.      

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The Dirty Harry Films / The Train Trestle........
« on: August 02, 2003, 12:15:45 PM »
     Well folks, it's finally going to happen.  They are going to spend about a week, starting on Monday night, Aug. 4, demolishing the train trestle used by Clint near the end of Dirty Harry.  It was recently struck and destabilized by a fool driving a crane underneath it.  Unfortunately for him and the trestle --and Dirty Harry fans everywhere -- the crane was about a foot too high to pass safely underneath.  The trestle was reinforced with several support beams by the Larkspur Public Works dept., but city engineers have now deemed it unrepairable and an "imminent danger to the public".   Here is an online version of the article from the  Marin Independent Journal .  Copy and Paste this:
                                                                                           marinij.com/Stories/0,1413,234~24407~1548485,00.html

        I shot several rolls of film (both color and black & white) of the trestle many months ago, in anticipation of this finally happening (hey, somebody had to do it).   So, at least there will still be pictures of it available.     As well, I was thinking of having one my B&W shots done in sepiatone and perhaps offering it on the website for a nominal charge to cover the costs of reproducing it --if anyone is interested.  The trestle dates from the 1880's and was part of the old Northwest Pacific Railroad.

    On another note, it now remains to be known if the part used by Clint in Dirty Harry can or will be salvaged by anyone.  If they could cut out the part and set it aside , I suppose someone could go down there and save it.   But then, what to do with it ??  Send it to Malpaso for posterity/ historical preservation??  Cut it up and auction off the pieces on EBay (or even this website) for charity ??  Or should anyone bother ??  I can look into it personally, if anyone expresses some interest.  But we have to act  fast --Time is running out.

-Blu  

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General Discussion / Chicago...and Eastwood
« on: February 17, 2003, 05:13:34 PM »
    I saw Chicago yesterday, a production by Miramax Studios --not a bad modern musical....At the end in the credits, they mentioned that the score, or part of it, was mixed at  Warner Brothers "Eastwood Studio"...  Does Clint have a special mixing studio at WB ??  I imagine he would, wouldn't he...

-Blu

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