[quote=“mike siegel, post:13, topic:2542”]Right.
He had a profound impact for 20 years.
People in the industry certainly remember him - when I was
with Bo Hopkins, Kramer had just passed away and Hopkins
was really really sad, 'told me Kramer had always behaved like
a father to him (Hopkins grew up without a father, me too…).
I can recommen his autobiography 'It’s a mad mad world".
(Yes, I have a lot of stuff But I’m collecting for
30 years now… If you’d live in the neighboorhood
I’d invite you over and we’d have a great time
traveling through film, history:)
By coincidence I just went through my behind the scenes pile
of MAN WHO WOULD BE KING to find a still of
Robert Wise visiting the set. And found it. You’d love
them - 60 candid stills just from that location shooting.
I like Huston too. Do you have the doc filmed during THE DEAD?
What is REALLY hard to find is behind the scenes stills on
bloody Italian Western! Besides Leone I have altogether maybe 60 shots.
On WILD BUNCH alone I have 500…
And I don’t see any popping up at these forums here. I would give
A LOT for stills showing Barboni & Hill, Colizzi or all the other
good entries from the genre…[/quote]
A nice story about Bo Hopkins there Mike - I can see Kramer as being one of those greats from the tail end of the the Goldden Era, and certainly well mannered.
Thanks for the recamendation; I’ll have to look out for his autobiography.
500 stills from The wild Bunch! There should be museam showcasing your giant collection. Robert Wise visit John Huston on The Man Who Would be King? I never knew that they were friends; thanks for sharing all this infomation. Unfortunatly, I don’t have the documentary about The Dead.
I imagine the reason most Spaghetti Westerns weren’t well documented with stills and photo’s, was probably because the producers and directors probably didn’t think that there movies would survive this long, let alone an interest in how they were made.