Archive for December 16th, 2013

December 16, 2013

A Pillar

Peter O’Toole (1932-2013) – the last of the original pot war actor rebels who knew how to drink and regale like the best of ’em (and that includes Button, Harris, Reed and other imbibous gents of the theater) . he made his name as The Only True TE Lawrence in one of the most magnificent cinematic outings: Lawrence of Arabia.
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As we all know Larry met his end one of the bucolic country lanes near his countryside escape at Clouds Hill near Wareham Dorset. The film opens with this scene the retreats to his middle eastern endeavors during the Great War.
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The motorcycle was the Brought Superior SS100, ride of voice by TEL.
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Here’s our Bristol Old Vic pal Peter cutting a dashing figure as always on one for some movie promotion.
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Here’s Larry on (one of) his bikes…
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Smashing film about a situation that we’re still seeing the heavy ripples from that time. O’Toole is outstanding in this most perfect of roles. A giant until the end.