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Janice Glesser
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 - posted January 18, 2019 05:23 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Last night I screened a film All American (1953) that I just purchased . It's not a movie I would normally buy...but my uncle Fortune Gordien (1922-1990) has several lines in the film...so I had to have it [Smile] Fortune was an athlete. He held the world record in the discus for several years and won a silver medal in the 1956 Olympics.

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Here is a still from the movie of Fortune giving Tony Curtis a "noogy". He was a very big jokester and fun to be around.
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Here are some screen caps:
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[ January 19, 2019, 12:06 PM: Message edited by: Janice Glesser ]

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Dominique De Bast
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Waw Janice. You were lucky to find a copy of one of the films your uncle played in !

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Joe Taffis
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Looks great Janice, a wonderful momento of your Uncle! Is this a 16mil print?

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Janice Glesser
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@ Dominque yes I'm very lucky to find this. I have some brief home movies of Fortune, but seeing him in the movie is so cool.

@ Joe 16mm. It has very good contrast and sound....happy with the print.

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Robert Crewdson
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Looks great Janice; that must be one of your most treasured possessions now.

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Barry Fritz
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Awesome Janice! I remember hearing about Fortune when I was young. He was quite an athlete.

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Janice Glesser
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 - posted January 24, 2019 04:32 PM      Profile for Janice Glesser   Email Janice Glesser   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I found this today and had to add it to this thread. When I was much younger and visiting my grandparents for the summer in Oregon my Uncle Fortune would be at the house frequently. He worked on my grandfather's ranch and trained there. For fun, I asked Fortune to autograph a photo I found.

In his inevitable since of humor it reads:

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To Jan
Will my fans ever leave me alone! Love Fortune

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