The Cowboy Way - Tuesday. May 5, 2015

Welcome to another day!  We're glad you're with us here at the American Treasure Tour blog, where we explore the different elements of our expansive collections.  We know what you're going to say:  why do we invest so much time in our movie posters when there are SO many amazing things in the collection?  The answer is simple: the posters we've been talking about recently have recently been brought out for our visitors to enjoy, so we are anxious to celebrate them.  Today, it's time to look at the world The Cowboy Way.

The Cowboy Way was released in 1994, starring Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland as two New Mexican cowboys who find themselves in the foreign world of New York City on the search for a missing friend.  Soon enough, this buddy road movie turns into a crime thriller involving a murder and a modern slave ring.  Unfortunately, nothing could save it from skewering reviews. Compared unfavorably to the earlier Crocodile Dundee fish-out-of-water story, some audiences described it as a "dud ranch."
QUESTION:  What former Ghostbuster starred in the film as a character called "Mad Dog"?
A)  Bill Murray
B)  Dan Aykroyd
C)  Ernie Hudson
D)  Harold Ramis

NYUK-NYUK-NYUK.  History has many important stories to tell.  This is not one of them.  This is the story of three friends, stooges if you will, who don't always get along but they do star in films together.  Well, today marks the first time the Three Stooges starred together in a movie: Woman Haters was released on this day in 1934.  After the Stooges performed together in vaudeville theaters for nine years, their act finally made it onto the silver screen.  The world has never been the same.

REPORTER EXTRAORDINAIRE.  Around this time last year, we celebrated the birth of a special type of American.  Okay, honestly, it was exactly this day last year.  You only get one birthday a year (we can explain that later, if you don't understand), and today is that of Nellie Bly a.k.a. Elizabeth Jane Cochran.  Born in 1864, she was ahead of her time - an ambitious woman anxious to establish herself in the media industry.  A reporter who exposed strife, corruption and the maltreatment of the disadvantaged.  She worked in the field for many years, before the allure of marriage compelled her to retire her pen.  But what a career this woman had!

QUOTE:  It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world. - Nellie Bly

ANSWER:  C)  Ernie Hudson