Civil War Photo Contest
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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
Although I'm personally not IN this photo (since I took it!), I consider it one of the most important from thirty years ago and the filming of Glory. After spending seemingly-unending boring and discouraging days on the cold and muddy Readville set in downtown Savannah, Georgia we were finally nearing the end of our stay there, but before we left we travelled northwest (?) to the site of the movie Darien to film The Burning. This was done on St Patrick's Day and the day following, both sunny and hot. Above, my furtively-taken photo shows several of the notable persons who headed the production, from left-to-right: Academy Award-winning (as producer for Shakespeare in Love) Director Ed Zwick in the white shirt; in center background Morgan Freeman as Sergeant Major Rawlins; also in white, the late Producer Freddie Fields who died in 2007; and at far right in the checked shirt, Cinematographer Freddie Francis who won one of the three Oscars for Glory. Unfortunately, although the finished scene was interesting and exciting, a typical on-site reaction to the day's work in the welcome but unexpected heat of the spring day can be seen below in a photo by Dale Fetzer:
Anyone else having (preferably) old Civil War-related vacation or reenacting photos, mementoes, or memorabilia they would like to share is welcome and encouraged to do so in this weekly thread!