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Re: Ben Johnson

Postby pvitari » December 31st, 2016, 3:41 pm

A party pic from Mighty Joe Young to celebrate the end of 2016. (I'm not sure how much I'm looking forward to 2017, though.)

Hopefully no giant gorillas will be crashing your festivities tonight. :)

My New Year's Eve is the same every year. I watch a movie downstairs while hubby snoozes upstairs. When midnight arrives, I run upstairs to give him the first kiss of the New Year. AWWWWWWWW! ;)

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Re: Ben Johnson

Postby pvitari » January 19th, 2017, 12:16 pm

Ignore this one. :)
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Re: Ben Johnson

Postby pvitari » January 19th, 2017, 12:16 pm

Sorry I've been absent -- busy busy! But I have posted some things to the Fan Page, starting with screencaps from "Quaker Girl," Ben's second Gunsmoke episode, recently released on DVD. No surprise, he plays another villain, but at least the episode gave him the opportunity to show off his riding and roping skills. But not in a nice way -- he roped a fence and a wagon, to pull them apart and terrorize the gentle Quakers who won't give up the person he's looking for. Great guest stars (besides) Ben in this episode -- William Shatner, Timothy Carey, Tom Reese and Ben's Monroes co-star, Liam Sullivan.

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Re: Ben Johnson

Postby pvitari » January 19th, 2017, 12:19 pm

And today's post at the BJ Fan Page, a publicity picture from Wagon Master.

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Re: Ben Johnson

Postby pvitari » January 19th, 2017, 12:21 pm

Finally, some news....

I'm sure you've all seen the TCM Film Festival announcement that the 2017 festival will screen The Last Picture Show. Looking forward to seeing that on the big screen again.

Also, I have finally made a Facebook page for the Ben Johnson Fan Page. There isn't much there right now but I will be posting both on the website and on FB from now on. Here's the address if you'd like to like/follow the page (I hope you will): https://www.facebook.com/BenJohnsonFanPage/

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Re: Ben Johnson

Postby Sue Sue Applegate » January 23rd, 2017, 11:20 pm

Hope to see you in LA! We'll have to watch this together! Glad you are coming. I'll check out your fan page, Paula. Thanks for all you do here, and for Ben Johnson! :-)

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Re: Ben Johnson

Postby pvitari » January 24th, 2017, 8:04 am

Hi, Sue Sue! Yup, April is coming up fast! Yay! ;) I hope The Last Picture Show doesn't conflict with something else I really want to see. ;)

Here is today's pic, from Rebel in Town (also posted at https://www.facebook.com/BenJohnsonFanPage/?fref=ts)

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Re: Ben Johnson

Postby Sue Sue Applegate » January 25th, 2017, 8:20 pm

Me, too!! See you soon.

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Re: Ben Johnson

Postby pvitari » February 8th, 2017, 9:42 am

Here are two pics from The Train Robbers I posted on the fanpage last week, and today's pic, a print made from a publicity slide for Bonanza: The Return (that's Michael Landon, Jr. with Ben in the latter).

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Re: Ben Johnson

Postby pvitari » February 16th, 2017, 2:56 pm

Dredged up from the archives, an article in the August 7, 1992 issue of The Lakeland-Ledger (FL) newspaper about the premiere of the "Wild, Wild, Wild West Stunt Show" at Universal Studios Florida. A group of beloved film and TV cowboys, including Ben, appeared at the opening ceremony.

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Re: Ben Johnson

Postby pvitari » February 20th, 2017, 10:58 am

It's Oscars week! Though, to be honest, I don't care as much as I used to. My favorite movies probably won't win and some of my favorite movies didn't even get an Oscar nomination. But our man Ben won himself an Oscar (and he deserved it, no reservations there) so now is a good time to post a picture of him with the shiny little guy.

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I'll have one more Oscar pic later this week. :)

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Re: Ben Johnson

Postby pvitari » February 26th, 2017, 10:56 am

One more for the Oscars! Ben and Sally Kellermann again.

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Re: Ben Johnson

Postby pvitari » March 13th, 2017, 8:48 am

Mighty Joe Young publicity photo. A not so great modern reproduction print.

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This is from a 1973 TV movie called Runaway! about a runaway train. The other actor in the photo is Bing Russell (Kurt Russell's dad).

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Re: Ben Johnson

Postby Sue Sue Applegate » March 13th, 2017, 8:52 am

Love this one!

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Re: Ben Johnson

Postby Ray Faiola » March 24th, 2017, 9:06 am

I recently spotted Ben when I ran my print of THE NAUGHTY NINETIES (1945). He drives a barouche that brings Bud & Lou to a casino.
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