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Jul 14
Dick Jones, Who Gave Voice to Disney’s Pinocchio, Dies at 87.

As Mr. Jones remembered it, he was chosen for the part from among 200 or so children who auditioned. Decades later, on the eve of “Pinocchio’s” 70th anniversary, Mr. Jones wryly recalled his preteenage world-weariness. After the auditions, Walt Disney invited him and his mother to lunch at the Hyperion Avenue studio, then home of Disney’s animation productions.
“That’s where he asked me: ‘Would you like to do the voice of Pinocchio?’ ” Mr. Jones said. “And in my mind I’m thinking, ‘What the heck do you think I’m here for?’ I didn’t say that. I said: ‘Oh boy, yeah, I really would.’” He paused. “I was acting,” he said.
Richard Percy Jones Jr. was born on Feb. 25, 1927, in Snyder, on the plains of north-central Texas. His father, a printer, was not part of the family for long. His mother, Icie Laverne Coppedge, encouraged young Dickie’s precocious gift for rodeo, and by the time he was 6 he was stunt riding and performing rope tricks. As Mr. Jones recounted the pivotal moment in his young life in The Los Angeles Times in 1984, Hoot Gibson, an early movie cowboy, saw him do his stuff at a Dallas rodeo and was suitably impressed.
“Hoot told my mother the famous words: ‘That kid ought to be in pictures,’ ” Mr. Jones recalled. “She said, ‘Whoopee!’ and away we went to Hollywood.”

Dick Jones, Who Gave Voice to Disney’s Pinocchio, Dies at 87.

As Mr. Jones remembered it, he was chosen for the part from among 200 or so children who auditioned. Decades later, on the eve of “Pinocchio’s” 70th anniversary, Mr. Jones wryly recalled his preteenage world-weariness. After the auditions, Walt Disney invited him and his mother to lunch at the Hyperion Avenue studio, then home of Disney’s animation productions.

“That’s where he asked me: ‘Would you like to do the voice of Pinocchio?’ ” Mr. Jones said. “And in my mind I’m thinking, ‘What the heck do you think I’m here for?’ I didn’t say that. I said: ‘Oh boy, yeah, I really would.’” He paused. “I was acting,” he said.

Richard Percy Jones Jr. was born on Feb. 25, 1927, in Snyder, on the plains of north-central Texas. His father, a printer, was not part of the family for long. His mother, Icie Laverne Coppedge, encouraged young Dickie’s precocious gift for rodeo, and by the time he was 6 he was stunt riding and performing rope tricks. As Mr. Jones recounted the pivotal moment in his young life in The Los Angeles Times in 1984, Hoot Gibson, an early movie cowboy, saw him do his stuff at a Dallas rodeo and was suitably impressed.

“Hoot told my mother the famous words: ‘That kid ought to be in pictures,’ ” Mr. Jones recalled. “She said, ‘Whoopee!’ and away we went to Hollywood.”


Jul 13

Sunday morning music.


Jul 12
On this day in Texas history (or, more likely, last night).
farm2turntable:

Willie Nelson. An early brush with THE MAN.
countryhixs:

via William Michael Smith: ”Hard lookin’ little Deer Park cracker… 1960, Houston.”

On this day in Texas history (or, more likely, last night).

farm2turntable:

Willie Nelson. An early brush with THE MAN.

countryhixs:

via William Michael Smith: ”Hard lookin’ little Deer Park cracker… 1960, Houston.”


Jul 11
Friday Farrah.
farrahfawcettfanclub:

Farrah Fawcett

Friday Farrah.

farrahfawcettfanclub:

Farrah Fawcett

(via seventyskid)


Big in Texas.
txdrivebyshooting:

Dallas, Texas - Chess

Big in Texas.

txdrivebyshooting:

Dallas, Texas - Chess


The King of Rock and Roll.
Joe King Carrasco at Barton Springs, 1985, photo by Pat Blashill.

The King of Rock and Roll.

Joe King Carrasco at Barton Springs, 1985, photo by Pat Blashill.


Jul 10

BYOB.

Bronze Peacock Dinner Club, Houston, Texas (late 1940s)

BYOB.

Bronze Peacock Dinner Club, Houston, Texas (late 1940s)

(via fallsonamemory)


Jul 8

Hecho en Sherman, TX.

bothkindsofmusic:

Went through Bakersfield today and thought I’d say howdy to Buck.


When’s football start?
vintagesportspictures:

SMU football player Kyle Rote (undated)

When’s football start?

vintagesportspictures:

SMU football player Kyle Rote (undated)


Jul 7
Mal hombre.

Mal hombre.

(via nickdrake)


Hecho en San Antonio.
nickdrake:

Henry Thomas & Yoda behind the scenes of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

Hecho en San Antonio.

nickdrake:

Henry Thomas & Yoda behind the scenes of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)


Jul 6

Sunday morning music.


Jul 3
Best nickname ever: Billy “White Shoes” Johnson.
photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images

Best nickname ever: Billy “White Shoes” Johnson.

photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images


Clint Dempsey, gone fishing.

Clint Dempsey, gone fishing.