Pic of the Day: “One-Eyed Jacks” behind the scenes still

Today’s pic comes to us courtesy of our friend Toby Roan of the great 50 Westerns From The 50s blog. Toby is also the author of the work-in-progress A Million Feet of Film: The Making of One-Eyed Jacks. He sent me this amazing still a while back. It’s a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the shooting of the whipping scene from that film. Even though Timothy’s character doesn’t appear in this scene, being dead and all, we are fairly certain that that is Tim sitting on the ground at the upper right of the photo.

Behind the scenes - One-Eyed Jacks

We’re not exactly sure what that is he’s holding; looks like some kind of measuring instrument. In the foreground are, of course, Marlon Brando and Karl Malden. I for one am anxious to read Toby’s finished work. It’s bound to be something special!

Video of the Week: “A Time for Killing”

This week’s video is a clip from A Time for Killing (1967), meant to showcase the first credited film appearance of a young actor by the name of Harrison Ford. Yeah, that’s neat and all, but look who he’s standing next to!

Please revisit this post for a look at some nifty behind-the-scenes footage shot during the making of this film, which was initially helmed by Roger Corman before Phil Karlson took over.

 

Pics of the Day: Timothy by Jack Davis

Today’s pics are artwork from promotional materials for Waterhole #3 (1967), featuring caricatures of the cast by the stellar comic artist Jack Davis. Timothy makes a great cartoon!

Waterhole #3

Here also is a great shot of Tim on the set of the film. We’re not sure who the other fellow is; we think he’s from the prop department.

Video of the Week: Behind the scenes of “East of Eden” (1955)

Our video for this week is another rare collection of behind-the-scenes footage shot during the making of East of Eden (1955) in Mendocino, California in the spring of 1954. It can be found in the bonus material of the DVD release of James Dean: Born Cool (2001). Timothy just might be lurking unseen (or barely seen) in the background of some of this footage, but a very good glimpse of him starts at about 6:34 in – in case you couldn’t tell, he’s that tall drink of water dressed all in black, talking with a couple of fellows and chewing gum vehemently.

Look how tall he is!! Also seen here are James Dean, Elia Kazan, Julie Harris, Jo Van Fleet and Bette Treadville. For more on this subject, please revisit this post and this post too.

Video of the Week: Behind the scenes of “A Time for Killing”

There is a Kickstarter campaign going on right now in support of a super-cool documentary-in-progress by the name of That Guy Dick Miller, directed by Elijah Drenner, the director of American Grindhouse. It’s all about, well, Dick Miller – one of the greatest character actors who ever lived and one of Roger Corman‘s favorite featured players. This week’s video is some rare 8mm behind-the-scenes footage revealed for the first time by the campaign. It was shot during the making of A Time for Killing (1967), which I believe is the only film that Timothy and Miller appeared in together. Tim can be glimpsed at about the 1:10 mark.

Behind the scenes of A Time for Killing (unable to embed, sorry about that!)

Says Drenner, “The film was begun by Roger Corman, but finished by director Phil Karlson. Never released on DVD, this film begs to be re-discovered. And I think you will agree after you see this clip. Dick co-stars with an incredible cast, many of whom you will see playing around on set, including Glenn Ford, Harry Dean Stanton, Inger Stevens, Timothy Carey and George Hamilton. You’ll also see a tall, lanky Corman in a white cowboy hat with black sunglasses setting up shots and blocking scenes for actors.” And I swear I see Katharine Ross in there too, even though she’s not in the film.

So how cool is this?? That Guy Dick Miller promises to be a terrific look at a much-loved cult legend. Please consider contributing to the campaign if at all possible – they are not even halfway to their goal, and there are only two weeks left! (And I was not paid to say that!) Tell your friends too!