General Sterling Price
June 23rd, 2003, 05:04 PM
I went the above website and was delighted to see the information here on one of the John Ford company regulars, Harry Carey Jr.
In fact, last year I e-mailed the address given and received back a nice reply from Mrs. Carey.
Check it out...
June 24th, 2003, 03:24 AM
That's good information, General Sterling Price.
Harry Carey jr. is indeed a fine gentleman, taking the time to answer his fans directly. For those who are thinking about buying his book "Company of Heroes" which is on his homepage: buy it! It's one of the best books on Ford & Wayne out there, and Carey is actually the first one to print the Duke's speaking patterns. It's a lot of fun reading, and I wonder when Carey is writing his next book - he once said he would but that's about 8 years back. Or is it out yet?
June 24th, 2003, 08:45 AM
You say " . . . and Carey is actually the first one to print the Duke's speaking patterns." That interests me. Can you give a small example of what you mean by that?
We sure are glad you're around here . . . you really add spark with your vast knowledge.
June 24th, 2003, 10:32 AM
Oh no, I just like reading books that provide insight. Like I just finished reading a couple of Tim Lilley's "Campfire" books, with interviews with JW's co-workers. Every time you thought you'd know everything about the man, there's something new to learn. You guys out there who know Tim Lilley's work know what I mean. Anyway, why I enjoyed reading Carey's book "Company of Heroes" so much is because he caught the Duke's talking so good. I don't have the book here to quote (ok, you got me, I'm visiting this board at work!) but to give you a general idea: Harry wrote the speeches down like he heard them, slang, typical JW pauses, and all that. "Y'know.... when you've actually... read that book... you'll know a lot more about JW."
June 24th, 2003, 10:40 AM
What . . . you're on the Internet at work . . . :o I'm shocked . . . !
Just kidding . . . ;)
Even if you don't carry all of that knowledge around in your head, you know where to find it and how to share it well. I'm never bored reading one of your posts.
June 24th, 2003, 01:08 PM
Thanks for the info on Carey's site. It is really good, lots of info. His book does sound like a good read for the Duke fan, I'm going to try and pick it up.
July 4th, 2003, 03:03 AM
when you stop and look at it..John Wayne is this countrys Hero..Ben Johnson and Harry Carry Jr. stand right along side.
August 27th, 2005, 02:13 PM
Thanks for this topic General The still pictures were good to see and the book sounds like a good read. I read that John Ford wasn't always easy on Dobe (Harry C Jr) and some attribute this to trying to achieve a look or emotion in the actor he was directing. The views of Mr Carey might shed light on that.