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Tom Laughlin Turns 80! And You Can Be There!

Tweet We have a few important events and announcements: We are restoring ALL of Tom Laughlin’s films to glorious 1080p HD We are close to a deal for the films to begin playing on TV again (and could use your help, see below) Tom Laughlin turns 80! Restoration A few years back we undertook a…

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Thirteen weeks ago we posted the post-rape scene between Jean and Cindy (Delores Taylor and Susan Foster) from Billy Jack. I mentioned how Marlon Brando stood up in a crowded theater, stopped the film, and announced for all to hear that Delores’ performance in this scene was THE yardstick by which…

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…

Delores Minneapolis Tour


The family was on summer vacation in Wisconsin (Tom’s home state, and home to a big chunk of relatives — Hi Koeppens and Fossums!). Delores, TC, Christina, Stacy Manolakas, and a babysitter (who I’m sorry I don’t remember) traveled out by the Cessna push-pull prop plane. Way to go, girls!

Totally Funkadelic Delores


There weren’t many photo shoots, because, believe it or not, there wasn’t much (normal) publicity for the films. But there were a few photo shoots, some of which I’ve posted here on the blog. This is one I actually don’t remember. I’m not sure what this was for. I also don’t think these pictures were ever used. Pity. Austin Powers, eat your heart out.

Billy Jack Day, Dayton, OH (part 1)


As I mentioned in the previous posts about the re-release of Billy Jack in 1972-1973, the promotion of the film was a blitzkrieg of publicity. Radio, TV, newspapers, news reports, live bands, karate demonstrations, girls with lettered cards, it literally never ended. For weeks before the film…

Vegas, Baby!!


Tom Laughlin and Delores Taylor, with daughter Christina, at the Roy Clark and Minnie Pearl performance in the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas. They are joined by…

¿Quienes Mas Macho? Billy Jack or Charles Bronson?


Tom and Delores rarely attended any Hollywood events, but on at least this occasion they were caught by paparazzi snaps, and the magazine thought it appropo to…

Billy Jack Goes to Washington Snapshots – Part 1


One newcomer was Lucy Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Although Lucy had grown up on TV and had probably been in front of a camera more than any person on the film, she’d never made a movie before. BJGW was her…

Delores Taylor in 1958


OK, I’ve officially turned this week into the Way-Back Machine. Sorry. But I guess I have to get this out of my system. I’ve seen so many great photos…