Wednesday 27 November 2013

FB CINE 70's

I just wanted to mention a fabulous group on Facebook, CINE 70'S. The group was created and run by Matt Gemmell Robertson (also a big Eastwood fan). If anyone has any interest at all in 70s cinema I recommend you make a visit as soon as possible. There you will find lots of Clint Eastwood, Bruce Lee, Charles Bronson and much much more. I only recently hooked up with the crew who are a fabulous group of people and made me feel very welcome. Needless to say, I think I will be spending any free time I get in their company. Chatting with Matt earlier, he informed me he had seen Clint when he was present at the première of White Hunter, Black Heart in Edinburgh during 1991. Matt got to briefly meet Clint, and explained 'I asked Clint if he would ever do a Horror film, and he replied that he would - if the right script came along'. Matt then shared a few photos with me and very kindly allowed me to post them here. Eastwood was just leaving to attend the première. Thank you Matt, for the use of the photos and for making me feel very at home at Cine 70's 

Tuesday 26 November 2013

58 lbs of treasures past!

I wanted to give a big belated shout out to my friend James Elliott. James is also a big Eastwood fan and collector who recently welcomed a second baby daughter to his family. Consequently, James suddenly found he needed extra room. In the middle of August, James dropped me an email and informed me he was clearing out a massive collection of cuttings, articles, quality Japanese pages and full magazines from all over the world. James wanted them to come to The Clint Eastwood Archive where they could be put to good use and preserved for future generations. Here at the Archive we pride ourselves on being the best Clint Eastwood resource on the web - for collectors, researchers, film historians and of course, the dedicated Eastwood fans around the globe. After arranging with James to have these delivered, I was completely blown away by just how much there was. Packaged in two huge boxes and weighing in at a total of 58 lbs - its contents were simply incredible. Dating from as far back as the 1960s, the material took weeks to arrange into some (rough) initial form of itemising, but it was a wonderful task. A lot of this material will certainly help enhance this site and I'm sure they will bring a great deal of pleasure to those who will view them in the future. This was an immensely kind gesture by James, and his generosity has helped enormously in making The Clint Eastwood Archive the place that I had originally envisaged. Thank you so much James. 
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