Lone Star Movie Stars

Joan220Informative and fun, this 1-hour, 15-minute presentation utilizing PowerPoint images and film clips focuses on Lucille Fay LeSueur, whom you may know better as Joan Crawford

We'll also cover Tommy Lee Jones, Dennis Quaid, Sissy Spacek and other Texas natives who have become matinee idols on the big screen over the years.

Did you know, for instance, that a Texas Chainsaw had a major influence on the careers of Texans Renée Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey?

For availability and speaking fees, call 214-364-7364 or email lrratliff@verizon.net.

(Joan Crawford photo from "Humoresque" courtesy:  joancrawfordbest.com)

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Movie Memories Update

Marion or The Duke: It's all John Wayne

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John Wayne about to hitch a ride to fame as The Ringo Kid in "Stagecoach" (1939).

So what's your favorite Marion Robert Morrison movie?

We're talking the late, great "everyman" movie star John Wayne, of course.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance starring The Duke, Jimmy Stewart, Vera Miles and Lee Marvin as the title character is my favorite, Pilgrim.   That heartfelt-yet-hard hitting Western of love, unrequited and otherwise, giant pan-fried steaks and Marvin as quite possibly one of the Top 5 big screen baddies of all time, only edges out True Grit by an eyepatch or two.

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