“Forgotten Hollywood”- Tombstone Revisited…

Posted on August 12, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Val Kilmer is visiting Tombstone for a weekend event to celebrate the life and times of Doc Holliday, the legendary gunslinger,  whom the actor famously played in the movie, set in the Old West town.  Val will participate in a number of activities at Doc Holli-Days, such as riding inside a horse-drawn stagecoach while serving as Grand Marshal in a parade. He’ll also meet with fans and attend a birthday party for Holliday, who was born on August 14th.

“`Tombstone was a bustling mining town that became synonymous with the Gun Fight at the O.K. Corral, involving Holliday and Wyatt Earp. The mines were closed, years ago. However, the locale, near the United States-Mexico border, remains a popular destination for tourists.

“`The Arizona town saw a surge in popularity after the 1993 film Tombstone, starring Kilmer, Kurt Russell, and Sam Elliot. It was filmed at various locations in Arizona; but, not in Tombstone. Val visited the town during the production of the movie; but, has not been back since.

“`Gunfight re-enactments are the event’s big draw.  Kilmer won’t participate in them. Many of the Doc Holli-Days activities are sold out, generating concern about crowd sizes.  This is one of several weekend celebrations that  Tombstone holds throughout the year, including Wyatt Earp Days and Helldorado Days.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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