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  • Who is this Actor w/ 56 Hawk?

    Honest, I don't know who this is:



    ....but it looks like some sort of publicity shot and the Power Hawk / Flight Hawk has a California plate up front, so I figure this is somebody that's supposed to be rich / famous / important / all the above.

    Any ideas, Hollywood sleuths? BP
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    Dick Quinn when a bit younger !!!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by HAWK64 View Post
      Dick Quinn when a bit younger !!!
      I dunno, Jim; would Dick Quinn have even been seen with a postwar Studebaker in 1956? BP
      We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

      Ayn Rand:
      "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

      G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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      • #4
        I think an "A" picture actor would surely have a Golden Hawk.
        He's a big dude to be able to lean his elbow on the roof.
        The 58's had 14" wheels and using that for scale I figured he is 17' 6" tall.
        So, logically, he must be the stunt double for John Wayne when Yakima Cornutt wasn't available.
        Last edited by Lark Parker; 03-16-2013, 03:10 PM. Reason: I had a brain fart and was wrong-- its a 56 Hawk
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        • #5
          Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
          Honest, I don't know who this is:



          ....but it looks like some sort of publicity shot and the Power Hawk / Flight Hawk has a California plate up front, so I figure this is somebody that's supposed to be rich / famous / important / all the above.

          Any ideas, Hollywood sleuths? BP
          How about a 32 year old, 6’-7” James Arness around the time of the first “GUNSMOKE” TV episode in 1955 and “GUN THE MAN DOWN” (a Western movie) filmed in 1956 ...both starring Arness.
          Last edited by Welcome; 03-14-2013, 07:42 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
            Honest, I don't know who this is:



            ....but it looks like some sort of publicity shot and the Power Hawk / Flight Hawk has a California plate up front, so I figure this is somebody that's supposed to be rich / famous / important / all the above.

            Any ideas, Hollywood sleuths? BP
            That would be Jim Davis.

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            • #7
              If not John Wayne's stunt double, then he must surely be John Wayne's mechanic. He wears a scarf around his neck for a grease rag and has the cuffs of his pants turned up to hold small parts and/or tools.
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              • #8
                i'll go with Robert Conrad about 10 years prior to "The Wild Wild West": http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2526451712/nm0001066

                looks like he's on his "tippy-toes"!!!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Corvanti View Post
                  i'll go with Robert Conrad about 10 years prior to "The Wild Wild West": http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2526451712/nm0001066 looks like he's on his "tippy-toes"!!!
                  ...or maybe it’s a scaled down ’56 Hawk?

                  I skied Vail Mountain with Robert Conrad and he only came up to my shoulders …and I’m barely 6’ ...on a good day!

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                  • #10
                    Bo got it right.

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                    • #11
                      I would go with the younger Jim Davis aka Jock Ewing. Robert Conrad would have had to stand on a bucket to have his elbow on the top of the car.
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                      • #12
                        Not me, my uncle on mothers side Cliff Robertson.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Corvanti View Post
                          i'll go with Robert Conrad about 10 years prior to "The Wild Wild West": http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2526451712/nm0001066

                          looks like he's on his "tippy-toes"!!!

                          Hardly, Conrad is about 5'6" tall a runt of a man.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by candbstudebakers View Post
                            Hardly, Conrad is about 5'6" tall a runt of a man.

                            I bet you wouldn't say that to his face.... I know I wouldn't. I'd never mess with James West or Pappy Boyington.
                            He is (or was now that he's almost 80) quite a tough guy.

                            Jim Davis was a customer of my fatyer-in-law's business back in the day...along with another old cowboy actor named Reagan.
                            Davis also starred in a late 50s TV show called Rescue 8....a pre-Emergency rescue show that was before my time.
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                            • #15
                              I remember Rescue 8.. I would have gone to my grave and never even thought back to then if It werent for reading it here. Thanks for jogging my memory. I believe it was in B&W. cheers jimmijim
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