Category Archives: Pictures

Behind the scenes pictures from the private Laughlin archives, many never seen before

Young Stephanie Powers in ‘The Young Sinner’

How cute is Stephanie Powers? I may have seen this film before, but I have no memory of it. It’s like seeing a brand new movie from 52 – yes, FIFTY-TWO years ago.

‘Young Sinner’ Prelim Box Art

It is still very early in the production process, we still have a lot of work to do restoring the picture and sound, but I couldn’t resist putting together some preliminary cover art. Our preliminary restoration work suggest the picture is going to polish up beautifully.

Coming Soon! ‘The Young Sinner’

Tweet Tom Laughlin’s second film, Young Sinner, is about to be available again! We recovered the only surviving elements from the film in our deal with Warner Brothers, and we’ve transferred the film to HD video, and are about to get the sound transferred to digital file. Once complete, we’ll begin restoration on the film…

Billy Jack Opening in Cincinnatti, OH

This is it! The ad that started it all!

Sam Wanamaker, E.G. Marshall in Billy Jack Goes to Washington

Billy Jack Goes to Washington had an endless list of great performances, from Lucy Arnaz in her first starring role in a movie, to veterans like Peter Donat and Pat O’Brien, to the two masters pictured below, Sam Wanamaker and E.G. Marshall. The pair starred as …

Pat O’Brien in Billy Jack Goes to Washington

One of Tom’s heroes growing up was Knute Rockne as portrayed on screen by Pat O’Brien, so Pat became a double hero. In 1971 Tom and Delores bought a house in Brentwood, CA, that had been…

Billy Jack Goes to Washington: Grand Canyon Shoot

Billy Jack Goes to Washington is an updated remake of the Frank Capra classic Mr Smith Goes to Washington, with James Stewart. Most of the film takes place in Washinton, D.C., but there are early scenes in the film that are set in the typical Billy Jack setting of the Southwest. In this scene…

Tom’s Totally Terrific Talks

Also part of every promotional circus that visited a town were the appearances. I showed Julie Webb and others making their appearances (everyone usually would not come at the same time in order for there to be many, many, many events for the press to report on, rather than just one big one – smart!). Here Tom Laughlin is making his rounds that almost always included local colleges, audiences, radio stations, newspapers, TV, etc., etc., etc. It never stopped.

The ‘Billy Jack Show’

The shots below are from what would be probably one of the world’s first infomercials, a show selling Billy Jack. As you can see from the ‘BJ’ hanging on the wall, this was the Billy Jack show (I don’t know actually what it was called, but it was expressly to promote the film and nothing else). Tom’s group arranged for the stage, hired the…

Billy Jack ‘Round the World

Our little website that we’re just getting started is finding Billy Jack fans around the world. Or, more correctly, they’re finding us. Some of those I find amazing…