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Westerns

Movie Doc Hollidays – Val Kilmer in Tombstone

Val Kilmer’s Doc Holliday, from the 1993 film Tombstone, is always the version of Doc that springs to people’s minds. He’s playful and boisterous. He has all the best lines. He fights with the roughest of cowboys. But, he’s also witty and intelligent enough to duel in Latin. These are a few reasons but what […]

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Old West History

“You’re a daisy if you do!” – A Guide to Doc Holliday Slang

“You’re a daisy if you do” and “You’re no daisy. No daisy at all.” are two Doc Holliday lines that people love to quote from the 1993 film, Tombstone. It’s lines like this that make Tombstone so memorable. Here’s a question for you though. Did you know that the real Doc Holliday used this phrase?

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Westerns

“I’m your huckleberry…” – A Guide to Doc Holliday Slang

So you’ve seen the movie Tombstone and the scene where Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo fight and now you’re wondering what on earth “I’m your huckleberry” means. It’s one of those little things that’ll drive you crazy wondering isn’t it?

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Westerns

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. […]

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"A Gentleman in Hell" Characters

Introducing Doc Holliday

One of the main reasons that I wrote A Gentleman in Hell is because I am obsessed with Doc as a character. It’s hard not to like Val Kilmer’s portrayal of Doc in Tombstone. He’s educated, witty, clever, loyal, a slick dresser, a good pianist, fast with a gun, and can ride a horse while hocking up half a lung. Not bad considering! To top it all, he gets all the best lines in the film. Then there’s Quaid’s Doc, a bit darker and more world-weary than Kilmer’s Doc. He’s more of a drunk, has a mean temper and rather strangely an extremely filthy handkerchief. He’s a grinning skull and a fatalist.