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This letter which started it all
Re-discovering a Canadian 192 min Road-Show 70mm print
of "The Alamo"

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The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Bob Bryden, editor, "The Spirit of the Epic" Date: 01.06.2009
In the early 1990, I subscribed to Bob Bryden's "The Spirit of the Epic" magazine. One of the issues was dedicated to the re-discovered 70mm prints of "The Alamo". I recently asked Bob Bryden for his permission to re-publish this issue on in70mm.com. He said "Go ahead and use the article" - so here it is. Thomas, editor, in70mm.com

Bob Bryden
1567 Westminster Place,
Burlington, Ontario.
L7P 284
1-416-332-0158
Canada

Sept. 12, 1990

Dear Tim,

I have just read with joy about your publication, "The Big Trail". Please send me subscription information and especially concerning back issues - most importantly the issue with the full story on the making of "The Alamo".

I am a dyed in the wool "The Alamo" fanatic and John Wayne devotee. I have some information I would like to relay to you once communication has been established.

URGENT: According to page 91 of "The John Wayne Scrapbook", Ron Haver determined that by 1979 all 70mm prints of "The Alamo" were destroyed. WRONG. WRONG. WRONG. In the early 1980's I watched a MINT 70MM UNCUT VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL 192 MINUTE "The Alamo" at Ontario Place in Toronto. As part of their 'Cinesphere' (that's the IMAX theatre) annual 70MM winter film festival they showed it three nights in a row.

I was so flaggergasted! Having seen the original in 1960 when it first came out - it was a miracle from God to see it again in such splendor! I asked the projectionist where they found it. He said (and I quote): 'The cans were found in a stack at a warehouse in Calgary (or Edmonton)' So, This print may be available in Toronto somewhere.

Please be in touch:

P.S. I can go back in my journals and determine the exact dates of these screenings. I assure you I am not mistaken.
 
More in 70mm reading:

The Finding Of The Lost Alamo

Remember the Alamo?

November 24, 1990: In Retrospect

I Was There

There are two things which have tormented me for most of my adult life

One Morning In November

An Update On The Long Version


The Reconstruction and Restoration of John Wayne's "The Alamo"

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"The Alamo"
articles and letters appeared in "The Spirit of the Epic" magazine in June 1990. Reprinted here with permission from Robert Bryden

bobbryden.com

Bob Bryden
1567 Westminster Place,
Burlington, Ontario.
L7P 284
Canada

1-416-332-0158

 

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The Finding Of The Lost Alamo - Bob Bryden

Remember the Alamo? - Christopher Buyers

November 24, 1990: In Retrospect - Michael Allen Guild

I Was There - Franz Nangle

There are two things which have tormented me for most of my adult life - "Alamo" Ray Panavas

One Morning In November - Larry Somervile

An Update On The Long Version - Ashley F.Ward
 
 
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