> Request for Question Clarification
> by huntsman-ga on 03 Jul 2002 01:34 PDT
> Now if you feel that these potential sources make for a satisfactory
> answer (and that $5 is burning a hole in your pocket <grin>), please
> tell me and I will repost this information as an official Answer.
> Subject: Re: Video and screenplay for "Yellowstone Kelly"
> From: divrdon-ga on 04 Jul 2002 05:20 PDT
> I am completely satisfied and much impressed. I did contact the
> company and have ordered a copy of the film, and will definitely
> the author and see about the screenplay.
> Much appreciation!
Glad I could help. I'm combining my comment and RFQC and posting it
below as an Answer.
Thanks for your patience,
Thank you for your question: I remember seeing "Yellowstone Kelly" on
TV as a boy.
I found one listing for a videotape of "Yellowstone Kelly" from:
P.O. Box 750
Franklin, NC 28744-0750
Yellowstone Kelly - Clint Walker 92m
Western Film listing
After browsing several Clint Walker fan sites, there don't appear to
be any "official" sources for this video, so caveat emptor ("let the
"Yellowstone Kelly" was based on a novel of the same name written by
Clay Fisher, a pseudonym of Western author Henry W. Allen. A search on
Advanced Book Exchange (ABE)
(http://dogbert.abebooks.com/abe/BookSearch) shows that many copies of
the novel are available at a wide range of prices.
There was a real life "Yellowstone Kelly", an Army scout who wrote his
memoirs in 1926. Here's a quote describing Kelly's unique (and
unforgettable) method of introducing himself:
Literary History of the American West
"...even more striking was the experience of the army's scouts. One of
these, Luther S. "Yellowstone" Kelly, revealed his education and
modesty in his memoirs, Yellowstone Kelly (1926), edited by Milo M.
Quaife [New Haven: Yale University Press]. In his foreword to Kelly's
book, Nelson Miles described his first meeting with the scout whose
military career spanned the period from the Civil War through the
Spanish-American War: "He had recently killed a large bear and cut off
one of its huge paws, and upon this he inscribed his name and sent it
to my tent, as he had no cards at the time!" Miles's comparison of
Kelly to Daniel Boone, David Crockett, Kit Carson, and William F. Cody
may be dramatic, but it is hardly exaggerated. Kelly remembered most
fondly the time he spent on the frontier, and it is that period which
is covered in his memoirs."
Milo Quaife's book can also be found on Advanced Book Exchange.
I also found a 1997 reference for "Burt Kennedy", who apparently was
the screenwriter for "Yellowstone Kelly":
Roundup Magazine - Feb. 1997
[see "Burt Kennedy" near the bottom of the page]
"Burt Kennedy has produced and directed numerous films for the big
screen and television, and written more than twenty screenplays, both
originals and adaptations. He has also written three books. Among his
many films, he wrote and directed The Rounders, directed The War
Wagon, wrote Yellowstone Kelly, directed How the West Was Won, and
wrote, produced, and directed six episodes of Combat. He is currently
writing and directing a docudrama about John Ford."
Mr. Kennedy's personal contact information is also listed on the
"Roundup Magazine" page, but for reasons of privacy -- another Google
Answers guideline -- I won't post his personal information here.
However, you can easily see it for yourself and try to contact him:
perhaps he can provide a copy of the screenplay.
P.S. - If you haven't seen it, the "Clint Walker Shrine" Web site
(http://www.clintwalkershrine.com) has many interesting bits about
Clint's life and films. I didn't realize that he provided the voice
for "Nick Nitro", one of the "Commando Elite" in the 1998 animated
film "Small Soldiers":
- See "Nick Nitro" in movie still #10 (black & white image)
Internet Movie Database
Small Soldiers (1998)
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