Sunday 29 July 2018

Flashback: Clint Eastwood Press Conference in Tucson, December 1971

Flashback: Clint Eastwood Press Conference in Tucson, December 1971

These shots were taken just prior to the Christmas release of Dirty Harry and while Clint was in Tucson during the production of Joe Kidd.  

Details of this press conference are very hard to find. However, the three fabulous shots have surfaced over the years which, thankfully I managed to save. 

It’s clear from these shots that Clint is wearing the same sweater and jacket that he was wearing for the famous Terry O'Neill photos. 

During the Press conference he was asked if he still watches old episodes of Rawhide – Clint answered that he tried to avoid them as he looked so young.
Photos by David Lee Guss

Thursday 19 July 2018

Clint at John Denver Ski Classic

I recently spotted this great shot of Clint on the internet. It was taken at one of the John Denver Ski Classics. Although there was no date on this photo it is believed to date back to 1980-82 period. 

Tuesday 17 July 2018

The Mike Curb Congregation ‎– Burning Bridges / Sweet Gingerbread Man Very Rare Japanese 7" record

Last month I finally landed this extremely rare Japanese 7" Single. Released on Denon ‎Records (CD-101) it was released in 1971 with this stunning fold-out picture cover. It's also rare to get a glimpse of the Mike Curb Congregation in full swing on the reverse. However, it is the great front cover that is nothing less than spectacular. It's taken a very long time, but I'm very happy (and very relieved) to finally add this to the collection. 
Credits: Arranged by, Conductor Don Peake, Producer – Perry Botkin, Jr. A-side From the MGM motion picture "Kelly's Heroes" Foldout cover - Made By – Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.


Ennio Morricone ‎– La Trilogia Del Dollaro (Colonne Sonore Originali)

For Eastwood fans who also love their Morricone, I thought I would just mention this wonderful CD I acquired a couple of weeks ago. It is an official release from Italy and features 26 original recordings from the Leone Dollar trilogy. Released in 1989 with a catalogue No RCA ‎– ND 74021, I can’t honestly believe it had escaped me for so long.  Of course, it was that great cover design that first struck me, and works so well. It’s just a straight forward fold open booklet with just the track details, no liner notes or photos inside, however the audio quality is beautiful. It might be worth keeping an eye on the auction sites just in case one comes along cheaply. This one only cost me £3.59 and free delivery here in the UK. So it’s worth having a look around from time to time. I have to say, I was incredibly happy with it.