Monday, March 9, 2009

Do You Remember Lash Larue?

In the 1950's in small-town Georgia, celebrities were scarce. Hollywood and rock stars were about as far as the moon. So we were impressed when any big name came to town. Word spread like wildfire when Lash Larue came to town. He was a young boy's hero in his western wear and his bullwhip. Now we can go to Wikipedia to learn that his westerns were "B movies" and that he frequently visited small theaters when his pictures were playing.

It was known in Soperton back then that Larue's wife was a local girl, so he may have come to our town more often. If that is true, does anybody remember her name and her family? He had other wives, too.

The younger movie audience likely had never seen a bullwhip used in a movie until "Indiana Jones". Guess who trained Harrison Ford to use a bullwhip. You got it.... Lash Larue.

We'd love to hear your thoughts about Lash.

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