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Like everyone else of a certain age, my memories of Saturday afternoon TV in the late 70’s up to the mid 80’s obviously start with sitting with your grandmother while she made roll-ups watching ITV’s World of Sport wrestling, then some time after the football results there was The Muppets and The Incredible Hulk, or later The A-Team, The Dukes of Hazzard and Knightrider (all of which are likely to get individual goings-over in later posts so I’ll leave it there for now). 1,014 more words

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Rio Lobo

While John Wayne was filming Rio Lobo (1970) he was awarded the Best Actor Oscar for True Grit (1969).  When he returned to the Rio Lobo set after the ceremony, the entire cast was outfitted with eye patches, including his horse.

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Rio Lobo

Robert Mitchum’s son Christopher with John Wayne on the set of Rio Lobo (1970).  Robert had a supporting part in Hawks’ 1945 production Corvette K-225, and then starred opposite Wayne in Hawks’ previous film, El Dorado. 41 more words

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Rio Lobo

Rio Lobo (1970) was produced for Cinema Center Films, a subsidiary of the tv network CBS.  The company produced 29 films.  CCF’s first film was With Six You Get Eggroll in 1968, Doris Day’s final film, and their last film was the animated feature Snoopy Come Home in 1972.  20 more words

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Rio Lobo

John Wayne in a publicity photo for Rio Lobo (1970).

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Rio Lobo

John Wayne attends to Sherry Lansing in a publicity still for Rio Lobo (1970).  Sherry had only one other acting credit, but behind the scenes, she was the first woman to head a major Hollywood studio when she became president of 20th Century-Fox in 1980. 13 more words

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Rio Lobo

John Wayne was recovering from a torn ligament in his shoulder suffered on the set of The Undefeated (1969) while he was making Rio Lobo (1970), giving him great difficulty getting on and off his horse.

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