Film Doc Hollidays – Dennis Quaid

Despite all the things that I’ve written about Doc Holliday over the years, I’ve never actually written about the film Docs. I don’t know why it’s taking me so long to do this. So I think it’s time to fix this. Let’s start immediately! Let’s start with Dennis Quaid who played Doc Holliday in the 1993 film Wyatt Earp. He may not be everyone’s favorite Doc Holliday. That accolade goes to Val Kilmer by a long shot, at least I’m presuming that is who you would have chosen, am I right? Quaid is one of my favorites though. Continue reading “Film Doc Hollidays – Dennis Quaid”

From Corn Chowder to Cannibals – Bone Tomahawk

Tonight I made corn chowder and I don’t want to brag too much, but it was good. It’s a freezing cold night here in Kentucky and there’s nothing like a bowl of homemade soup with some warm rolls to make you feel warm and cozy. So why am I talking about chowder? Well I watched the horror western Bone Tomahawk last week and there’s a scene where the town sheriff (Kurt Russell) is making chowder and serves a bowl to his ageing deputy, Chicory (Richard Jenkins). Long story short, after watching that particular scene me and my husband had to have some homemade corn chowder. Continue reading “From Corn Chowder to Cannibals – Bone Tomahawk”

Behind the Scenes of Tombstone: An Interview with Peter Sherayko

Peter Sherayko

Long before The Doc Holliday Series came into existence, I ran a Tombstone fansite called “Some of the Fellas From Tombstone.” In 2000, I interviewed Peter Sherayko who portrayed cowboy Texas Jack Vermillion in Tombstone. He worked as technical advisor for the film and is the head of The Buckaroos, a group of specialised performers with western knowledge. The Buckaroos worked on Tombstone providing horses, guns and equipment for many of the cowboy scenes. Continue reading “Behind the Scenes of Tombstone: An Interview with Peter Sherayko”

Doc Sings Dylan

I found this story and I had to share. Apparently Bob Dylan is a huge fan of the movie Tombstone, so much so that he asked Val Kilmer to say some of the lines during a meeting they had. Kilmer wouldn’t quote the film in front of Dylan no matter how much Dylan prodded him. Val regretted it afterwards and his way of making it up to Bob is quite interesting:

…people still ask me to say lines and now I’ll tell any schmo in the airport, I’ll say “I’m your huckleberry”, but I wouldn’t say it Bob Dylan!

I felt so bad about it. I was like how could I make it up to him? So what I did was, I recorded “It’s Alright Ma, I’m Only Bleeding” but as Doc Holliday and I put in all of the big lines from the movie into the song and made him a little tape.

I’d love to hear the tape!

The original interview was done by KCRW as part of the Guest DJ Project. You can read a full transcript or listen to the interview here:

http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/gd/gd130626val_kilmer

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