Wayne rehearses in the presence of John Ford, a visitor to the film set.
Famed film historian and preservationist Robert A. Harris has publicly announced his ambitious plans to restore John Wayne's The Alamo to its original glory. The task will not be an easy one, as the original film materials have deteriorated drastically. Over $1,000,000 needs to be raised for the drive, with private donors being offered the opportunity to receive screen credit on the restored print. The goal is to have the project completed in time for a 2010 "re-premiere" in San Antonio. The full story appears on the Digital Bits web site. To read, click here
Legendary film critic Roger Ebert says he is ruling out any future surgeries to try to restore his voice, which had been lost as a result of a previous surgical procedure. Ebert says three prior attempts to restore his ability to speak almost resulted in his death and that he intends to quit while he is ahead. For more click here