Posts from Scott Allen Nollen in thread „THREE BAD MEN: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond“

    Thank you so much, Keith. It is very gratifying to have a reader who actually knew the people I have written about. I appreciate all your kind words. I'm glad you mentioned "detail," because that SHOULD be my middle name. I try to leave no stone unturned when I research a project. I was educated as a research historian, as well as a filmmaker, so I've been able to combine these areas in my writing work. I hope I've been able to infuse the same level of detail into THREE BAD MEN, as it covers the lives of Pappy, Duke and The Judge very thoroughly, along with a complete history of all of their films, together and separately, and a focus on their amazing and complicated relationships. Thanks again, and I look forward to getting the final proofs for THREE BAD MEN any day now. After I go through them with a fine-tooth comb, the book will be available soon after! Gotta go--burnin' daylight! All the best--Scott

    Now this is what I like to hear (read)! EVERYONE will get a special inscription--it's the way I operate. None of this scribbling of an illegible "signature." My readers all get at least a half-page inscription and large, fully legible signature. It's the least an author can do for his readers, particularly those who appreciate the subject so much!

    In Hollywood, a "character actor" has always been a solid actor who can play a wide variety of supporting roles, and ones who could make it look effortless have often been taken for granted. Ward was often taken for granted, but he was one of the finest ACTORS period. A character actor can also be a "co-star." THE SEARCHERS is a good example of this, with Ward being so prominent.

    I offer a huge THANKS to Keith Payne for all her efforts on my behalf regarding my forthcoming THREE BAD MEN, and I hope it lives up to everyone's expectations! It was in the planning stages for 27 years, and the book covers the relationship between the three men, as well as ALL their films, made together and separately, so it's a bit of an epic! I'm pleased to be here, and chatting with all the great DUKE fans! The book may be pre-ordered at Best Wishes--Scott