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Abby Sale Folklore: Billy the Kid - friend of the oppressed? (20) RE: Folklore: Billy the Kid - friend of the oppres 18 May 07


Wildly off-topic but still---

Since tomorrow is Lady Astor's birthday - May 19, 1879 (d1964), I'm reminded of Anzio. As we all know, the first USian to land was James Arness. The water depth was unknown and as the tallest in the landing fleet, he earned his pay as a sounding line. Somewhat later he obtained (and holds) the record of tallest actor to ever play a lead role in movies or TV. (Which he did for another record of 20 years.)

Aside from that, Arness was a champion quick-draw competitor - you have to be able to hit things to win those.

frogprince's "I think it would be fair to say that the "fast draw" was a real element in a very few instances" jibes with most of what I've heard, though. Maybe even too generous - a very few superstars might have been both fast and accurate but ability to hit things was much more useful.


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