Monday, June 26, 2006

'Lash' LaRue

Ocracoke may not have a movie theater, but we are seldom bereft of entertainment. Off-island cousins stopped by for a visit last night. Dana is a collector of vintage movies, and he brought with him a number of titles. He set up his fifty year old projector in the living room and we settled down to enjoy an evening of fun.

After a fast-paced cartoon and a "Three Stooges" short we followed the adventures of 'Lashe' LaRue, in his classic 1950's movie "King of the Bullwhip." The old reel-to-reel projector flashed the countdown on the screen, 8-7-6-5-4-.... and then we cheered as the stagecoach raced along the dusty road with a half dozen bandits wearing bandana masks, their six-shooters roaring, in hot pursuit.

It was a great evening's entertainment!

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