Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Gary Cooper

Today is the anniversary of the death in 1961 of Gary Cooper. TCM has an overview of his life. has a centennial tribute from 2001. explores 6 periods in Cooper's career and closes by saying,
As one critic said, Gary Cooper's face was the map of America. In it, we read our past. We liked it or did not like it, but we could not turn away from the compelling man who represented it.

He has a Facebook fan page here. He testified as a friendly witness before the House Un-American Committee and is on record as favoring outlawing the Communist Party in the U.S.

I have blog posts on:
Fighting Caravans (1931)
Farewell to Arms (1932)
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
Design for Living (1933)
Meet John Doe (1941)
High Noon (1952)

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