Saturday, May 05, 2018

Chuck Connors looking very similar to Steve McQueen's dune jump with a woman in the passenger seat holding on for life





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It's a slightly different dune buggy in the opening sequence of Cowboy In Africa (which I've never heard of before) and the passenger is the supporting actor







Above from a bad copy but I have to thank Steve for knowing this even existed at ALL!
Below from the video I linked to AFTER going through and getting all those screen grabs.


6 comments:

  1. Looks like she's enjoying the hell out of it too. Boy, Connor's was no small guy, was he?

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  2. Looks like it could be from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvd6fVH9a4o :-)

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    1. Similar, as the one in the video doesn't have the accessory spotlights, but wow... how the hell did you find that video?

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    2. The gas cap in the hood is different too.. might have been like todays tv shows, some have the budget for the working car, and have a star car for close ups and promotion - marketing - publicity.

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  3. Hmm, now I'm confused. This pic looks very much like the one in the first pic and is captioned 'Cowboy in Africa'.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f2/95/01/f295010928aea393f70a8580b92551f8.jpg

    Also, the black and white version here states the same.

    https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-chuck-connorsaka-kevin-joseph-aloysius-connorssupplied-by-photos-inccowboy-46972117.html?pv=1&stamp=2&imageid=82FCD4B5-9530-4CEC-8334-8F31C0575F7A&p=151045&n=305&orientation=0&pn=1&searchtype=0&IsFromSearch=1&srch=foo%3Dbar%26st%3D0%26sortby%3D2%26qt%3Dwith%2520chuck%2520connors%26qt_raw%3Dwith%2520chuck%2520connors%26qn%3D%26lic%3D3%26edrf%3D0%26mr%3D0%26pr%3D0%26aoa%3D1%26creative%3D%26videos%3D%26nu%3D%26ccc%3D%26bespoke%3D%26apalib%3D%26ag%3D0%26hc%3D0%26et%3D0x000000000000000000000%26vp%3D0%26loc%3D0%26ot%3D0%26imgt%3D0%26dtfr%3D%26dtto%3D%26size%3D0xFF%26blackwhite%3D%26cutout%3D%26archive%3D1%26name%3D%26groupid%3D%26pseudoid%3D%26userid%3D%26id%3D%26a%3D%26xstx%3D0%26cbstore%3D0%26resultview%3DsortbyPopular%26lightbox%3D%26gname%3D%26gtype%3D%26apalic%3D%26tbar%3D1%26pc%3D%26simid%3D%26cap%3D1%26customgeoip%3D%26vd%3D0%26cid%3D%26pe%3D%26so%3D%26lb%3D%26fi%3D0%26langcode%3Den%26upl%3D0%26cufr%3D%26cuto%3D%26howler%3D%26cvrem%3D0%26cvtype%3D0%26cvloc%3D0%26cl%3D0%26upfr%3D%26upto%3D%26primcat%3D%26seccat%3D%26cvcategory%3D*%26restriction%3D%26random%3D%26ispremium%3D1%26flip%3D0%26saveQry%3D%26editorial%3D1%26t%3D0%26edoptin%3D

    So you could well be right about the action shots and publicity shots. The one in the static pics looks way too nice to be ragging over jumps and stuff :-D

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    1. the 1st one you link to, now added to the post, is the same as the one he was jumping with the woman passenger. However, now with a windshield folded down. Same rims, tires, spotlights! Great find! thanks!

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