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The Alamo 1989

Postby gsargent51 on Tue May 05, 2015 3:35 am

The following Pics are from my family's visit to the Alamo Village in 1989. This was post "Price of Freedom."

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Re: The Alamo 1989

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Re: The Alamo 1989

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Re: The Alamo 1989

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Re: The Alamo 1989

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Re: The Alamo 1989

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Re: The Alamo 1989

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Re: The Alamo 1989

Postby Seguin on Tue May 05, 2015 5:23 am

Very nice photos of the Alamo compound at Alamo Village, gsargent51! It looks like the weather was fine that day.
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Re: The Alamo 1989

Postby RLC-GTT on Tue May 05, 2015 5:41 am

Quite a nice collection and contribution. All wonderful pictures. Thanks for joining and posting.
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Re: The Alamo 1989

Postby cc nolen on Tue May 05, 2015 2:32 pm

Wow! Really some great pics! Thanks for posting. :D
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Re: The Alamo 1989

Postby NefariousNed on Tue May 05, 2015 6:49 pm

Before the faux APOF limestone got whitewashed over. Why did they do that, Rich? I realize that
much of the "limestone" was just painted on, but much looked to be of fiberglass and so didn't need
whitewashing over.
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Re: The Alamo 1989

Postby RLC-GTT on Tue May 05, 2015 7:27 pm

NefariousNed wrote:Before the faux APOF limestone got whitewashed over. Why did they do that, Rich? I realize that
much of the "limestone" was just painted on, but much looked to be of fiberglass and so didn't need
whitewashing over.

Happy maintained the walls by whitewashing them periodically. It is the only way to keep water from seeping through the plaster. Whitewash seals the plaster. Cheap movie paint doesn't do it, and we've had other movies shoot here as well, using their own production design. On the other hand, where it was possible -- and visually important (as in the case of the Alamo church "south" side) -- Happy retained the stone look. Frankly, IMO, most of the faux stone as painted on really looked fake in anything other than an extreme long shot, although the carved stone (or whatever the process was) looked more like a stone wall up close than the flagstone facing appearance of the painted stuff.
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Re: The Alamo 1989

Postby RLC-GTT on Tue May 05, 2015 7:30 pm

Also, Happy didn't employ artisans with an art history background to redo his sets for preservation. He hired the least expensive local labor, got them brushes and whitewash and said, "That wall over there." Movies provided the art -- to whatever quality they were capable -- and he kept that as long as he could (usually ending with the next movie that used that set).
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Re: The Alamo 1989

Postby alamobill on Fri May 08, 2015 2:58 am

gsargent51 check your P M's
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Re: The Alamo 1989

Postby cc nolen on Thu May 14, 2015 10:04 pm

You know - after looking at these fine photos it seems the old Waynamo took the first 30 years real well. ;) *But these last 26 have been real tough! :(
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Re: The Alamo 1989

Postby RLC-GTT on Thu May 14, 2015 10:36 pm

It looked terrible before before movies in the 1980's revamped it. The worst it ever looked was around 1965, when Happy's technique for patching all the cracks that were developing in his whitewashed 1960 total plaster job was filling them with tar. I think that lasted until Bandolero! revamped the set for the town of Sabinas. Then, after several years of that, it looked terrible again with all the adobe ruins in the middle of the plaza. This moment in time (Barbarosa, Gone to Texas, 13 Days to Glory and Price of Freedom) perked it up for a few years. Then, no movies for years. Happy died in 1996, and Virginia did little more.
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Re: The Alamo 1989

Postby NefariousNed on Thu May 14, 2015 10:58 pm

At least Virginia made some effort to maintain the set. Since her death in 2009 and Tulisha's a few months later, nothing has been done maintenance-wise.
In such an instance, Nature (unforgiving Texas weather) takes hers back rather swiftly.
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