Skip to comments.Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction
Posted on 04/18/2014 7:43:10 PM PDT by TurboZamboniEdited on 04/19/2014 8:25:50 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
A telephone bidder in New Mexico made the winning bid for the Colt .45 revolver Thursday night.
The auction of numerous items related to Earp and his family in Scottsdale, Ariz., brought in more than $445,000, officials with J. Levine Auction & Appraisal officials said.
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“I’m comin’ and I’m bringing hellofalota money with me!”
Turkey Creek Jack Johnson: Why you doin’ this, Doc?
Doc Holliday: Because Wyatt Earp is my friend.
Turkey Creek Jack Johnson: Friend? Hell, I got lots of friends.
Doc Holliday: ...I don’t.
FWIW, Lee Silva is probably THE preeminent Earp scholar.
“Linwood contains the graves of the pioneers of Glenwood Springs [Colo.]. Its most infamous resident is Doc Holliday, who died of tuberculosis”
I read a book a couple of years ago where the author stated that Doc’s Father moved the his body to Tennessee.
(I think that was the state.)
Something that’s always bothered me with The lionization of the Earps, as depicted by Hollywood...If they were such great right-thinking figures, why were they always depicted as trying to impose a form of gun control?
Hollyweird rarely gets history right.
The Earps played both sides of the law.
Might they have been concerned with guns and so much alcohol? Just a thought.
Love your screen name by the way.
Deforest Kelly fought twice at the OK Corral. Once as ‘Bones’ on an episode of Star Trek and then in the great 1957 ‘Gunfight at OK Corral’ as Morgan Earp.
They weren’t any better than those they arrested for the most part. It’s just that they had badges. Lots of people from the old West were not as they’ve been depicted. But they did understand PR. Wyatt tried to sell his story to Hollywood in the 1920s.
Davy Crockette was the first to “create” a legendary story about himself. Even though his true exploits would have done the trick.
[He draws a knife, and Doc Holliday takes out a second gun.]
Doc Holliday: I have two guns, one for each of ya.
Without Doc Holliday, that movie would have been very mediocre.
They wanted gun control for people they didn't like....
sound familiar ???
How did Sam Eliot get such a strong Southern accent?
I was curious as to what part of the South he was from and was surprised to learn he was born raised in the Pacific North West.
Kate: You don't even know him.
Doc Holliday: Yes, but there's just something about him. Something around the eyes, I don't know, reminds me of... me. No. I'm sure of it, I hate him.
Wyatt Earp: [to Ringo] He's drunk.
Doc Holliday: In vino veritas.
["In wine is truth" meaning: "When I'm drinking, I speak my mind"]
Johnny Ringo: Age quod agis. ["Do what you do" meaning: "Do what you do best"]
Doc Holliday: Credat Judaeus apella, non ego. ["The Jew Apella may believe it, not I" meaning: "I don't believe drinking is what I do best."]
Johnny Ringo: [pats his gun] Eventus stultorum magister. ["Events are the teachers of fools" meaning: "Fools have to learn by experience"]
Doc Holliday: [gives a Cheshire cat smile] In pace requiescat. ["Rest in peace" meaning: "It's your funeral!"]
True words, sir
My Dad was a gruff old bird, But when I went to shooting his .44 special Charter Arms Bulldog he always had a smile on his face. The little asp would put a hole in your forehead if you didn’t hold it right, and you could tell it was loaded by looking at the back of it. I sure could sling some lead with it though, hehe.
Is this a buyback program of the Pederales?
So-called “collectors” can get pretty loopy, IMO.
What happened to his “Buntlines” special?
—one of my favorite movie scenes—
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