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Art & Inspiration Pics from Thunder Road

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oj, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. oj
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    I was going thru the local flea market yesterday and found this set of 7 B&W from filming 'Thunder Road'. Here's a few pictures of the pictures. They all have notes at the bottom and the photograpers batch numbers.
    I just couldn't believe my luck. DSC00078.JPG DSC00079.JPG DSC00080.JPG
     
  2. MIKE STEWART
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    Some of this movie was filmed near Asheville, NC - close to my home town. Cult classic movie in Western North Carolina.
     
  3. Dino 64
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    Great find, that flea market is amazing!
    The neat things you find there are fantastic, good for you
     
  4. I remember Randy (Deuce Roadster) telling the story of watching them film part of the move at a young age,I found it after a short search. HRP

     
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  6. dan c
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    one i never tire of. inspired me to own (4) shoebox fords over the past 40-something years!
     
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  7. Great find oj! I must have seen the movie a dozen times. Growing up in E. Tennessee it was often paired with Thunder in Carolina w/ Rory Calhoun at the drive-ins.
     
  8. That young gal was "droolin" over Lucas Doolin.:D;) DSC00078.JPG
     
  9. mike 51
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    I read an article in one of my dad's Motor Trend magazines about the movie when it first came out....

    I finally saw the movie about 50 years later on TCM.

    Long wait...but I wasn't disappointed.
     
  10. williebill
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    That's cool as hell. Robert Mitchum made badass look easy.
     
  11. A real original, Robert Mitchum. Just the way he walked said, you do not want to mess with me! The movie is a great classic. Congrats on scoring the photos, a real cool thing to own.
     
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  12. ...............Growing up watching him in movies, I just wanted to be half as cool as Mitchum.:)
     
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  13. midnightrider78
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    Nice score! Maybe I need to start going to flea markets.
     
  14. I watch that movie with my dad at Queenstown drive in when I was a baby.
     
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  15. yep....the look under the hood.....yes...that will run....
     
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