Saturday, April 21, 2012

More photos of Shiloh 1955 movie Filming Scenes

Marching along the Tennessee River at Pittsburg Landing is Bobby Tom Outlaw (right) and an unidentified soldier.

A rebel charge scene showing Henry Outlaw second from left, Dewey Basden to Henry's left, and Bernis Lewis behind Mr. Basden. Man on right is unidentified as is the one between Henry and Dewey. This appears to be in the Peach Orchard in the blooming season.

Making a somewhat impressive looking southern officer is Jack Christian riding along the muddy road into battle.

From "Shiloh Portrait of a Battle" movie. Click on images to enlarge.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Old Shiloh film Retired

"Shiloh - Portrait of a Battle" (1956) has enjoyed almost 56 years of daily showing at the Shiloh NP theater. Highly acclaimed and seen by untold thousands, it has been the longest running film in the National Park Service and in Tennessee. Several Baldwyn teens and others were featured in the film; they have a distinction that few other actors have succeeded in - having been in a feature film that ran so long.

 I have a few outake stills from the movie to post here.

TOP - Second from right and back: Charles Weatherford, Elbert Outlaw, Grover Thomas and Henry Outlaw. Partially shown is James P. McWhorter.

CENTER: Robert Marion Thomas drives a team on the muddy roads.

LOWER: Grover Thomas (foreground), John Olan Cunningham left and unidentified man (Ben Means?) on right.

This was a good summer project for these reenactors. More photos to come whenever I can get time.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Volunteer Fire Fighters

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Baldwyn Volunteer Fire Department sometime in the 1960s. Need help with names!

Submitted by Herb Spivey