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Monroe & Mountie Canoe

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by beaver, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    This is a really nice wood canoe. Any ideas on the make of this beauty?
     

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  2. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Kennebec.....on a guess, based on the trim strip under the outwales. I think I once saw MM in a Kennebec in a different photo, too.
     
  3. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Except for the trim under the gunwale cap, looks like a closed gunwale chestnut with heart decks; Candadian boat just because of the Mountie....:confused:
     
  4. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Here is the one with a Kennebec......I was mistaken. It is not Marilyn, but quite a beauty none the less!! Any ideas?
     

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  5. Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    Re: MM and the canoe,

    by sheer coincidence yesterday, there was comment on the news about a number of photos of MM which have just been re-discovered after many years hidden away in storage. Some of these relate to 1953, when she was in Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta, for the filming of "River of No Return". Looking at the background scenery in the photo, and the presence of the Mountie, etc., I rather believe there is a good possibility that's where this photo originated. Can't say that I recall the movie, though I do remember when she was in Niagara for the filming of the movie by that name. The Ford convertible that she drove in that pic belonged to my Scout Master, from whom it was rented for the duration. Possibly someone in Banff may recall the canoe.
     
  6. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

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  7. WoodNCanvas

    WoodNCanvas LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Not sure what the canoe is....but the photo is likely a publicity still from Banff....from when she was filming River Of No Return....remember reading something about this picture recently....I believe it was in The Canoe: An Illustrated History by Jim Poling

    And this wasn't Marilyn's first encounter in front of a camera in a canoe....From http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/marilyn-monroe-early-career.htm:
    Noted Monroe buff James Haspiel maintains that Marilyn's brief line remains intact in complete versions of the now-obscure Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!, as does a shot of Marilyn and another starlet paddling a canoe.

    From http://www.historymania.com/american_history/Marilyn_Monroe:
    Her first part was in the second-rate film Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! , first as a girl exiting a church (speaking a line), and then as a girl in a canoe. Most of her scenes were cut, save for a far shot of Monroe in the canoe.
     
  8. woodenkayakguy

    woodenkayakguy LOVES Wooden Canoes

    there is still a surfing hole on the kananaskis river that is called hollywood hole from when they shot parts of that movie there.There is also some concrete on the edge of the river they put there to make it easier to film
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTJv03HpR1A
     
  9. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Interesting!

    This thread has been fun.
     
  10. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    canoe and who?

    Who is the couple in the canoe in Dave Osborn's post? My guess is William Holden and Deanna Durbin.
     
  11. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    My stepmother would know these actors--- I'm not convinced the woman is Deanna Durbin... here is a video of Deanna--- she had a lovely voice:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo7WDNWM8lY&feature=related

    William Holden I remember as a much older actor, but this may be a younger version of the person in my memory.
     
  12. Murat V

    Murat V Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Old thread, I know...but I came across another photo of the couple in Dave O's original post on Ebay

    It I.D.s the actors as Joel McCrea & Margaret O'Sullivan...

    Think it might actually be Maureen O'Sullivan who played the original Jane in the first Tarzan movie! They starred in a film together in 1935 called Woman Wanted. Maybe this is a promo photo or image from the film? Either way, it's one of my favourite vintage pics

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  13. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Looks like a Kennebec...
     
  14. john hupfield

    john hupfield fire starter/wood burner

    Now that is called starting to enjoy your canoe. I think there is a canoe in the picture. I'll look again.
     

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