Author: Tim Farley

Black Stallion movie – 40 years!! Part 3

 

Here’s a nice article in Cowboys & Indians (https://www.cowboysindians.com/) on the making of Black Stallion that just came out in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the movie (1979). It was an adventure working on it and a pleasure meeting the many talented people involved. The article has many photos that I shot on the set, it brings back some fond memories. I’ll post more articles in the next few days.
Thanks Elizabeth for your hard work and awesome determination on interviewing such a collection of (sometimes elusive) characters!!

JR, as he’s known, is a great stunt man working on a lot of your favorite films. Those night scenes of the shipwreck were some of the most difficult, and intense, parts of filming Black Stallion. He was an inspiration for a young dude working on his first movie!

 

BY Elizabeth Kaye McCall

Stunt coordinator Glenn Randall Jr. wore many hats during the making of the movie classic.

Celebrating 40 years of movie magic / part 2

Here’s a nice article in Cowboys & Indians (https://www.cowboysindians.com/) on the making of Black Stallion that just came out in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the movie (1979). It was an adventure working on it and a pleasure meeting the many talented people involved. The article has many photos that I shot on the set, it brings back some fond memories. I’ll post more articles in the next few days.
Thanks Elizabeth for your hard work and awesome determination on interviewing such a collection of (sometimes elusive) characters!!

 

BY Elizabeth Kaye McCall

Corky Randall: Legend and Friend

Happy 40th movie Anniversary Black Stallion!

Here’s a nice article in Cowboys & Indians (https://www.cowboysindians.com/) on the making of Black Stallion that just came out in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the movie (1979). It was an adventure working on it and a pleasure meeting the many talented people involved. The article has many photos that I shot on the set, it brings back some fond memories. I’ll post more articles in the next few days.
Thanks Elizabeth for your hard work and awesome determination on interviewing such a collection of (sometimes elusive) characters!!

Have a GREAT Thanksgiving!!!

BY Elizabeth Kaye McCall

Still fantastic at 40, one of the best-loved horse movies of all time almost didn’t get made.

 

Milton Caniff

Milton Caniff was a great illustrator and friend of Dad’s during the WW2 days. Farley was an editor for ‘Stars and Stripes’ (AKA Yank) the newspaper for the armed forces. The two would spend time together working on the weekly paper and shared the experience of growing up in NY, they spoke the same language and would frequent the same spots. Caniff did a running series for the paper named “Male Call” a weekly strip which featured ‘dames’, like ‘Burma’ in this strip, and tough guys that he made famous with his syndicated comic “Terry and the Pirates“. Caniff has the title as the most published comic illustrator of all time!! His drawings have appeared in thousands of papers around the world.
After his military service Milton Caniff continued drawing with his “Steve Canyon” series in many newspapers. His work influenced a generation of comic book/strip artists such as Jack Kirby, Frank Robbins, Lee Elias, Bob Kane, Mike Sekowsky, John Romita, Sr., Johnny Craig, William Overgard and Doug Wildey to name just a few. European artists were also influenced by his style, including Belgian artists Jijé, Hubinon and Italian artist Hugo Pratt.
If you don’t know these artists names think; Marvel, DC, Batman, Avengers, Captain America, Spiderman, Black Panther – even Archie and “Tales from the Crypt”. These artists were all familiar with Milton Caniff’s work … and the fact he held on to the rights of his characters – one of the first illustrators to accomplish that feat.

Here’s some illustrations that Caniff and Samsone did for Dad when he was editor. The one has Walt “de bossman” and the other a Wolf drawing thinking about Rosemary (Mom) back in town;

Yank art copy (click here)

Don’t forget to stop by the shop for a timeless classic!!

The Horse that Swam Away!

Here’s a local Venice story that came out today in the Gondalier.
Click on the book to see the newspaper story.
Those early days on the beach …. while I was trying to catch a manta ray’s tail!!

Dolphins, sharks, pirates, manta rays and those wild TURTLES!! Oh my!

 

Tim and Al Marah Athena (TENA) are the heros in this book of Dad’s set in Venice, Florida.

https://www.yoursun.com/venice/arts_entertainment/growing-up-farley-life-in-the-shadow-of-venice-s/article_5aebbada-b23b-11e9-b3ea-1f2efa903287.html

 

A couple pages from the book;

This one I think is very interesting as Ben Stahl was writing “BlackBeard’s Ghost” at the same time (1965) which became a Disney movie.  All the ‘kids’ went to school together at Out-of-Door on Siesta Key.
The Stahls lived just up the road on Casey Key.

 

 

Don’t forget to stop by the shop!!