Hats off to Les Adams

May 19, 2008

Courtesy of Les Adams

Les Adams has taken on the task of adding synopses to IMBD for all of the Durango Kid films he can remember from his childhood in the local movie theater in Texas. He’s been at it for a while now, and has covered many many of the films.

When I first encountered Charles Starrett while cataloging and preserving stills for Columbia Studios, there were scant resources from which to learn more about this masked hero. Les Adams’ writings were a welcome light in the darkness. I owe him a great debt of gratitude.

I’ve written to Les, and hopefully I will be able to return the favor by publishing here more about Les and his relationship with The Kid.

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One Response to “Hats off to Les Adams”

  1. Jack Hailey said

    Thanks for the salute to Les Adams. Not only does he post summaries and write detailed comments about thousands of films — as a volunteer for the Internet Movie Database – but he’s extraordinarily generous with his time, knowledge, and collection of movie memorabilia and resource material. Hundreds of people around the globe who’ve never met Les have sent him a letter or an e-mail asking for help and my guess is he’s always responded. That’s how I met him — with a question about Rex Allen’s hat size — and Les has been a friend ever since.

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