Monday, November 17, 2008

Witness if you will Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors, a/k/a Chuck Connors, a/k/a Lucas McCain, a/k/a The Rifleman. Age: mid- thirties. Occupation: American actor. Formerly a fixture of the Enigmatic Misanthrope’s preoccupation with another time, a time of childhood, a time of growing up, a time of street games, stickball and hide-'n-go-seek. Formerly a rather minor component to a nostalgic look back at hot endless summers, comic books, memories and daydreaming. But throughout his life, a man beloved by the children, and therefore a most important man. Couldn't happen, you say? Probably not in most places - but it did happen… in the Twilight Zone.


Peter Svensk said...

For some inexplicable reason, I am a huge fan of The Rifleman. Maybe because, as a teenager, I drove the Calico Mine Ride at Knott's Berry Farm. I used to watch it early in the morning on the Encore Western channel, until I acquired the entire run on DVD. The DVD doesn't have any liner notes or any other features. But the transfers look decent.

Gradual Dazzle said...

OMG that photo is just vile and horrid. And I loved The Rifleman, too.

Evidence of 1960s naivete? Or a foreboding premonition of revealed secrets we didn't want to know about and now must wash out our brains with a straight bleach solution to remove all traces?