CANDID PHOTOS FROM THE SET OF THE KLANSMAN (1974)

While filming The Klansman (1974) in Oroville, California, film historian John Gloske unobtrusively visited the set and took some candid photos. I met him by chance back in the 90s and, with very little cajoling on my part, he graciously shared them with me while I was researching Lee Marvin Point Blank. That’s him below standing next to Richard Burton…

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RICHARD BURTON & JOHN GLOSKE ON SET OF THE KLANSMAN W/ LEE MARVIN BELOW.

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CANIDD SHOTS OF LEE MARVIN ON THE SET OF THE KLANSMAN

Gloske also agreed to be interviewed and told me of an hilarious prank pulled on an unwitting and overly serious Cameron Mitchell was related in the book. Not included (but recounted below) was Gloske’s quote about the experience of being on set during as well as  after the film’s shoot: “Okay, When they finished the film, Richard Burton wound up in a detox center. The both of them, throughout the film, were drinking big tumblers of vodka with ice. Marvin made a big deal about it because he said, ‘Hey, I’m an American and I can outdrink Burton.’ Burton thought he was THE drinker in the world but Burton wound up in the detox center.”

 

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