“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Genesis of an Alamo Exhibit…

Posted on October 28, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   British pop star Phil Collins handed over his vast collection of artifacts related to the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution to the state of Texas. Collins was in San Antonio to donate what’s considered the world’s largest private collection of Alamo artifacts. It includes a fringed leather pouch and a gun used by Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie’s legendary knife, and letters from garrison commander William Barrett Travis.

 300px-The_Alamo_1960_poster  The 1980s pop artist and Genesis singer-drummer has joked that he spent all the money he made from music on artifacts related to the 1836 battle in which 1,500 Mexican troops laid siege to 200 Texans. Collins, who’s a Grammy and Academy Award winner, donated a collection of more than 200 items for display. Five crates full of artifacts were unloaded from a truck.
   The collection was given to Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, the state steward of the Alamo, who is pushing for a new historical center that would house Collins’ collection. Patterson said it will likely take at least five years to raise the millions of dollars needed to design and build a center to house and display the collection. The location of the center will be decided in two weeks, and will likely charge admission. The 4.2-acre Alamo grounds are free to the public.
   John Wayne is one of many filmmakers that brought this story to the screen. The film also starred Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon, and Chill Wills.
   How nice to remember…
Until next time>                               “never forget”

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