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  • In end, no blaze of glory for Butch and Sundance

    06/27/2006 11:25:28 AM PDT · by JZelle · 11 replies · 665+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6-27-06 | Martin Arostegui
    SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia -- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid died not in a gunbattle with soldiers but in a suicide pact, according to a new play based on police archives from the Bolivian mining town where the legendary American outlaws met their end.
  • Director George Roy Hill dies at 81 - directed "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "The Sting"

    12/27/2002 12:08:41 PM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 11 replies · 204+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 27, 2002 | Associated Press Staff
    Director George Roy Hill dies at 81 12/27/2002 Associated Press NEW YORK - George Roy Hill, the independent-minded former Marine pilot who directed Paul Newman and Robert Redford in both "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "The Sting," died at his home Friday. He was 81. Hill died of complications from Parkinson's disease, said Hill's son, George Roy Hill III, and Edwin S. Brown, his business manager for 35 years. The Redford-Newman films brought Hill honors and awards as well as the distinction of being the only director to have two films among the all-time top 10 moneymakers...
  • Break a Leg William Goldman, 1931-2018

    11/19/2018 6:57:53 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 18 Nov 2018 | Mark Steyn
    William Goldman liked to call himself a "storyteller", and he told them in almost every form: he wrote films and plays and musicals and novels and children's books and non-fiction; he wrote a very good insider's view of Hollywood (Adventures in the Screen Trade) and an even better one of Broadway (The Season). He was not equally partial to all these outlets. Goldman would have liked to have been a "great novelist", but seemed to intuit early on that it was not for him. He told me long ago in London, during a West End season that was an embarrassment...
  • William Goldman Dies; Oscar Winning Writer Of ‘Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid’ Was 87

    11/16/2018 7:09:37 AM PST · by Borges · 30 replies
    deadline ^ | 11/16/2018 | Mike Fleming Jr
    I have been informed by friends of the family that William Goldman died last night. He was 87. Goldman, who twice won screenwriting Oscars for All The President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, passed away last night in his Manhattan home, surrounded by family and friends. His health had been failing for some time, and over the summer his condition deteriorated. We will be following this and building out the story today, but I wanted to let Deadline readers know straight away. From his scripting work to his books like Adventures in the Screen Trade, Goldman is...
  • Butch Cassidy, a Mormon?

    06/12/2013 6:12:03 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 83 replies ^ | May 23, 2013 | KELSEY BERTEAUX
    Butch Cassidy is arguably one of the most infamous bandits of the Old West. His lucrative heists, daring schemes of tactical brilliance many years ahead of their time, wrested hundreds of thousands of dollars from banks, trains, and businesses—equivalent to multi-millions today. Only caught once on a charge of horse theft for which he served 18 months in jail, the wildly successful Cassidy earned himself such fame that pop culture today still knows his name. And he was a Mormon.A Mormon outlaw? It seems like it should be an oxymoron. Latter-day Saints take pride in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent,...
  • Legendary Outlaw Butch Cassidy's "Amnesty" Colt .45 To Be Auctioned This Month

    09/20/2012 7:35:29 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies ^ | 19 September 2012 | RMK Svc
    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, September 30, 2012, California Auctioneers in Ventura, California, will auction off the Colt .45 SAA (Serial Number 158402) that belonged to Robert LeRoy Parker, better known as Butch Cassidy, the legendary bank thief, train robber, and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang—the notorious Wyoming-based bandits that stalked the American West throughout the 1890s. His legacy as an icon of the American Old West was immortalized in the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Known as the "Amnesty Colt," this is the most documented of Cassidy's guns. Hunted by...
  • Old text, new wrinkles: Did Butch Cassidy survive?

    08/15/2011 6:09:19 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 8/15/11 | Mead Gruver
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Did Butch Cassidy, the notorious Old West outlaw who most historians believe perished in a 1908 shootout in Bolivia, actually survive that battle and live to old age, peacefully and anonymously, in Washington state? And did he pen an autobiography detailing his exploits while cleverly casting the book as biography under another name? A rare books collector says he has obtained a manuscript with new evidence that may give credence to that theory. The 200-page manuscript, "Bandit Invincible: The Story of Butch Cassidy," which dates to 1934, is twice as long as a previously known but...
  • On the Trail of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    01/01/2010 1:05:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies · 1,155+ views
    Time ^ | Thursday, December 31, 2009 | Jean Friedman-Rudovsky
    The red canyons and parched planes surrounding the new Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid Memorial Museum might make you think you're in the Old West. But the electrical wiring and a searing altitude headache tell you this is not California circa 1900, but high-up the mountains in present day Bolivia. Here in the tiny town of San Vicente (population 800), the world's most famous outlaws are supposed to have been gunned down 101 years ago, days after robbing the payroll of a Bolivian mine. Offing the bandits would seem to have been sufficient revenge but area residents still think the...
  • Rest in peace, Sundance Kid

    03/18/2007 4:45:31 PM PDT · by Condor 63 · 19 replies · 875+ views ^ | Sun, Mar. 18, 2007 | TYLER BRIDGES
    SAN VICENTE, Bolivia --On a November afternoon 99 years ago, two American outlaws straggled into this forlorn mining town, 14,500 feet above sea level, and sought lodging in an adobe hut. They didn't know that a posse in hot pursuit had already settled in another hut and soon would get word of the Americans' arrival. A shootout ensued. It ended when the wounded Americans made a desperate dash out of their hiding place, guns blazing, only to run into volleys of gunfire from Bolivian troops lying in wait. That, at any rate, is how Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid...
  • Hollywood's Lesser Evils: Fun Mistakes in Major Movies

    01/24/2006 11:50:32 AM PST · by GermanBusiness · 56 replies · 1,511+ views
    Let's trade some less "political" Hollywood mistakes. I can think of a few: 1) In the film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," the final shootout happens in a town with lots of trees. But the real San Vincentes in Bolivia is way above the treeline. And, whoever those 2 Americans were, they killed themselves after they were wounded (at least according to those who say they found the bodies). 2) a) In the movie "Patton"...Patton says "I read your book!" after he beats Rommel in command of a tank battle. But Rommel had never written a book on armor...
  • Skeleton of ancient 'birdman' shaman wearing a costume made from BEAKS...

    05/30/2019 4:00:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 29 May 2019 | Will Stewart and Ian Randall
    Researcher Lilia Kobeleva of the Novosibirsk Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography and colleagues unearthed the finds at the Ust-Tartas archaeological site in the Novosibirsk region of Siberia. 'The beaks were assembled at the back of the skull, along the neck, as if it was a collar that protected the owner when he lived here,' Ms Kobeleva told the Siberian Times. Alternatively, the beaks — of which there are estimated to be between around 30 and 50 — may have been part of a ritual costume, or an elaborate headdress or piece of armour. The beaks will take months to painstakingly...
  • 10 Amazing Facial Reconstructions Of Ancient Skulls

    04/23/2018 10:06:59 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Listverse ^ | August 18, 2016 | Jana Louise Smit
    Ancient bones can return a wealth of information to the modern researcher. But they can’t ever truly reveal the dead’s lost humanity. Only when the hollow sockets become the thoughtful eyes of a girl or healed fractures give a knight a handsome scar does time vanish as skeletons turn back into real human beings...#5 The French MummyLouis XVI was beheaded in 1793, and King Henry IV of France had his long-dead head removed, as revolutionaries desecrated as many royal tombs as they could find. Rediscovered in a private collection, the skull's face was digitally returned, and to the excitement of...
  • Rare Skull From Korea's Silla Kingdom Reconstructed

    06/26/2016 6:11:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Scientists have studied a rare skeleton from the Silla culture, which ruled over part of the Korean Peninsula from 57 B.C. to A.D. 935. “The skeletons are not preserved well in the soil of Korea,” bioanthropologist Dong Hoon Shin of Seoul National University College of Medicine told Live Science. The skeleton, of a woman in her late 30s, was found in a traditional coffin that had been buried near the historic capital of the Silla Kingdom, Gyeongju. Analysis of her mitochondrial DNA suggests that she belonged to a genetic lineage that is present in East Asia today. Carbon isotopes in...
  • 10-foot-tall 'Jars of the dead' stored human bodies in ancient Laos

    05/22/2019 10:10:55 PM PDT · by ETL · 27 replies ^ | May 22, 2019 | Tom Metcalfe - Live Science Contributor | LiveScience
    More than 100 giant stone jars, thought to have been used in burial rituals thousands of years ago, have been rediscovered at ancient sites in forests, on hillsides and along mountain ridges in remote central Laos. The carved stone jars are scattered across miles of the rugged, tiger-haunted Xiangkhouang province, about 200 miles north of Laos' capital, Vientiane, in South Asia. They have been dubbed " jars of the dead " by researchers. Several human burials, thought to be around 2,500 years old, have been found at some of these sites in Laos, but nothing is known about the people...
  • 2,000-year-old remains of nomadic 'royal' includes 'laughing man,' haul of jewels and weapons (tr)

    05/16/2019 12:03:22 PM PDT · by ETL · 28 replies ^ | May 16, 019 | Christopher Carbone | Fox News
    Full title: 2,000-year-old remains of nomadic 'royal' unearthed by Russian farmer includes 'laughing man,' haul of jewels and weapons A farmer digging on his land in Russia discovered something unexpected: a 2,000-year-old burial mound containing the remains and artifacts of a nomadic royal — including a strange "laughing" man skull. The trove of amazing jewelry, weapons and other artifacts was found by farmer Rustam Mudayev in a grave near the Caspian Sea, according to The Daily Mail. Mudayev consulted with the Astrakhan History Museum, which eventually organized an expedition to the village where the remains were found. "After inspecting the burial site we understood...
  • Britain's equivalent to Tutankhamun found in Southend-on-Sea

    05/09/2019 4:51:24 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 8 | Mark Brown
    An Anglo-Saxon burial chamber found on a grassy verge next to a busy road and not far from an Aldi is being hailed as Britain’s equivalent of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Archaeologists on Thursday will reveal the results of years of research into the burial site of a rich, powerful Anglo-Saxon man found at Prittlewell in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. When it was first discovered in 2003, jaws dropped at how intact the chamber was. But it is only now, after years of painstaking investigation by more than 40 specialists, that a fuller picture of the extraordinary nature of the find is emerging.
  • Denisovans, A Mysterious Form Of Ancient Humans, Are Traced to Tibet

    05/01/2019 2:17:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | May 1, 2019 | Christopher Joyce
    The jawbone of a little-known form of ancient human has been discovered in western China. Scientists say these people lived as long as 150,000 years ago, and they were part of a group called Denisovans. The Denisovans are a mystery. Up until now, their only remains — a few bone fragments and teeth — came from a cave called Denisova in Siberia. In 2010, scientists concluded from those fragments and their DNA that Denisovans were slightly different from us — Homo sapiens — and slightly different from Neanderthals, but that they lived contemporaneously. In short, they were a third kind...
  • Discovery of an Ancient Egyptian Woman's Teeth Reveals She Had a Surprising Profession

    04/29/2019 9:18:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    ScienceAlert ^ | April 12, 2019 | Michelle Starr
    ...the teeth of an Egyptian woman who lived over 4,000 years ago show that the lives of women back then may have been more varied than some records suggest. Two patterns of wear on 16 of her 24 teeth are inconsistent with eating, which means she was using her teeth for something else; further analysis suggests she was a craftswoman... "Based on tomb paintings and recovered texts, scholars assert that there were only seven professions open to women throughout ancient Egyptian culture history," they wrote in a new paper. "[Those are] as priestesses in temples dedicated to goddesses (for high...
  • Analysis of caveman’s poo reveals he ate an entire RATTLESNAKE

    04/24/2019 12:28:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 91 replies ^ | Published 24th April 2019 | By Michael Moran
    ARCHAEOLOGISTS were stunned to find a 1,500-year-old fossilised human poo contained an entire snake. The snake, almost certainly a type of rattlesnake, was swallowed without any kind of cooking or preparation – sugggesting that it was seated as part of a religious ritual or possibly for a bet. Which is why we specified cave-MAN. Swallowing venomous animals for a laugh is very much a bloke’s thing. A team led by archaeologist Elanor Sonderman from Texas A&M University re-examined a collection of coprolites – partly-fossilized turds – that had been collected from Conejo Shelter site in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of...
  • Warm weather pushed Neanderthals into cannibalism

    04/23/2019 11:16:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 71 replies
    Cosmos Magazine ^ | March 29, 2019 | Dyani Lewis
    In the 1990s, the remains of six Neanderthals -- two adults, two adolescents and two children -- were found in a small cave at Baume Moula-Guercy in the Rhône valley in southern France. The bones bear many of the hallmarks of cannibalism: cut marks made by stone tools, complete dismemberment of the individuals, and finger bones that look as if they've been gnawed by Neanderthal teeth, rather than by other carnivores. Remains from other sites in Croatia, Spain and Belgium also show evidence of cannibalism. But in each case, there has been a lack of evidence to answer the question...