I just talked to someone at the Gene Autry Museum and will be sending Royal’s material in a e-mail to see if they want it – and some of Christine’s work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxKIRT964T8
I found this letter two days ago on the Rosamond photo file I got several years ago. I could not make out the signature, and googled Sulphur Mountain and Santa Paula. This is a letter from the famous director, Gaston Melies, the brother of the even more famous director, Georges Méliès.
I was in shock. I considered the thousands of hours of research I have done without receiving a dime, and now, at the bottom of the shaft of the mine I have dug for myself, I find a gem. I now owned the engine that drove my grandfather, that kept him going forward, he never giving up. Did he tell everyone around him Gaston will make a movie from his story ‘The Finding of the Last Chance Mine’, one day? If not, there were plenty more stories where that came from – a veritable mother load!
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http://www.imdb.com & Literary History of San Francisco by Don Herron (CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE SF CA)
William Clifford & Francisco Ford in LAST CHANGE MIND