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Re: Whaddya know about Leo Gordon?

Postby Maricatrin » November 27th, 2012, 9:52 am

Western Guy wrote:You know what's kinda weird? I mentioned Leo playing Dillinger (in Don Siegel's BABY FACE NELSON). In that picture you posted of 12-year old Leo and his dad, his pop bears a resemblance to Dillinger's father, John Herbert Sr.

That is strange ...I'll take your word for it, seeing as I couldn't find a photo of Dillinger Sr. (Maybe you can post one?)

MissGoddess wrote:What do I know? He has a pair of the bluest eyes I've ever seen! :D


On her facebook page, his daughter Tara says of this picture:
"I've never met anyone else with the same color eyes as my father. If you never met him in person, you might not appreciate what a freaky, intense, electrical light blue they were. He could have played THE MAN WITH THE X RAY EYES without contact lenses."


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Re: Whaddya know about Leo Gordon?

Postby MissGoddess » November 27th, 2012, 10:03 am

I always think of Gordon because of his eyes. I love the way they photograph and can only imagine how arresting (ha) they must have been in person.
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Re: Whaddya know about Leo Gordon?

Postby Western Guy » November 27th, 2012, 10:28 am

Here's a link to a brief audio featuring John Dillinger Sr., which also showsome photographs of the old man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxAD2keR_oE

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Re: Whaddya know about Leo Gordon?

Postby Maricatrin » November 27th, 2012, 6:44 pm

Western Guy wrote:Here's a link to a brief audio featuring John Dillinger Sr., which also showsome photographs of the old man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxAD2keR_oE


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Re: Whaddya know about Leo Gordon?

Postby Western Guy » November 27th, 2012, 7:35 pm

What`s funny, Mary-Kate, is even though I can see a resemblance between Leo`s dad and Dillinger`s father, in the outfit Leo`s pop is wearing in that photo, he actually looks more like John Dillinger himself. I really dig those duds!

Interesting also how much older than their calendar years many folks from that era appeared. Leo`s dad looks a heckuva lot older than 36.

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Re: Whaddya know about Leo Gordon?

Postby Maricatrin » November 29th, 2012, 5:29 pm

Western Guy wrote:Interesting also how much older than their calendar years many folks from that era appeared. Leo`s dad looks a heckuva lot older than 36.


I think it's partly that they never, ever (well, hardly ever) smile. Of course getting one's picture taken back then was a rarer, and more serious, occasion than nowadays. If you're ever having an old-style photo done, remember to imitate that "steel poker up your neck" look.
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Re: Whaddya know about Leo Gordon?

Postby Western Guy » November 30th, 2012, 7:09 pm

Yeah, almost everyone from that era resembles a contribution to Queen Victoria's "gruesome gallery".

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Re: Whaddya know about Leo Gordon?

Postby Maricatrin » November 16th, 2014, 6:15 pm

Leo's daughter, who, I've mentioned before, runs a terrific facebook page for her dad, posted this the other day... it's about the foiled robbery attempt that resulted in Leo getting shot and sent to prison.

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So, as has been noted before, I'm sure, Leo was basically playing himself in this episode:

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