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    Doc Holliday

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    the late John"Doc" Holliday. Part of the reason Doc has enjoyed such a famedhistory is because of the overall descent man he was, that is when hewasn’t gambling, drinking, and gunslinging. When Doc died he mighthave had a handkerchief, a pocket knife, a deck of poker cards, a flaskhalf full of whiskey, and a small essay entitled "My Friend DocHolliday" by Wyatt Earp. 	The most important item Doc would have had on him when he diedwas a handkerchief. Doc most likely had a handkerchief

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    Doc Holliday; Dentistry To Gunslinging What would you do if you knew you are going to die? Would you leave with a good impression with the world around you, or will you spend the rest of your life doing whatever you please, even when it has dire legal consequences. One man choose to live the rest of his life as an outlaw from an impending death. This is the life of a man whose life had been completely turned around from being a peaceful dentist to a wild gunman living on the edge of the law. John

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    Doc Holliday: Wyat Earp's Ally

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    “Blaize away! You’re a daisy if you have (Roberts, Doc Holliday, the Earp’s Strangest Ally). This is just one of Doc Holliday’s famous lines. Doc had a very interesting life, from the time of his dentistry career, to his gambling days with the Earp brothers. He will continue to be a legendary character for helping make the West livable. Doc Holliday wasn’t just a dentist; he was a gun-slinging gambler who helped the Earps tame the Wild West (SV;SV). Doc had a tough life. He had a disease known as tuberculosis

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    1851 in Griffin, Georgia, John Henry Holliday was born to Henry Burroughs and Alice Jane Holliday. Their first child, Martha Eleanora, had died on June 12, 1850 at six months of age. When he married Alice Jane McKay on January 8, 1849, Henry Burroughs was a druggist by trade and, later became a wealthy planter, lawyer, and during the War between the States, a Confederate Major. Church records state: "John Henry, infant son of Henry B. and Alice J. Holliday, received the ordinance of baptism on

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    Tombstone AZ

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    Tombstone AZ "Tombstone has had its share of troublesome people and its high rollers such as the famous Dick Clark. Dick Clark was a trick card man, having an ace up his sleeve or dropping an extra card on the ground for the fun of taking the pot. In 1881 Dick Clark, whose real name was Richard, had run his own saloon in Tombstone. The name of Clacks saloon was 'The Alhambra', with people not being to very good of friends with Clark he had few equals. Clark's saloon was most likely one of

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    incidents and confrontations that may have very well contributed to the outcome in Tombstone. The film begins in Fort Griffin, Texas with "Doc" Holliday in trouble after he killed a man in a saloon. Although it was clearly self-defense, a lynch mob gathered to hang Doc. This is when Wyatt Earp sets up a distraction and arranges for Doc Holliday's escape. Doc felt he was in great dept to his savior and wound up in Dodge City, Kansas, where Wyatt is marshalling. After some talk between the two,

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    Analysis of "The Thematic Paradigm"

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    In the article “The Thematic Paradigm” exerted from his book, A Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema, Robert Ray provides a description of the two types of heroes depicted in American film: the outlaw hero and the official hero. Although the outlaw hero is more risky and lonely, he cherishes liberty and sovereignty. The official hero on the other hand, generally poses the role of an average ordinary person, claiming an image of a “civilized person.” While the outlaw hero creates an image of a

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    Biography of Wyatt Earp

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    the man with a gun shooting bad guys, now he was the man behind the desk trying to figure out who robbed th... ... middle of paper ... ...veral members of the "Cowboys" including, Frank Stilwell, Florentine Cruz, and gang member Jonny Barnes. Doc died of tuberculosis shortly after the Vendetta. Wyatt was said to have illegally taken the law into his own hands. He was charged with murder and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Wyatt was never caught and tried because he moved away to Los

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    The Clanton Gang

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    In the middle and late part of the nineteenth century, the West was a harsh and dangerous place to live. Bar fights and murders were being committed in every town. This was acceptable behavior however in those days. Men settled their problems face-to-face, and normally, the slower man ended up dead. Gunfighting in the West was started and carried on by a group of men known as the Clanton Gang. Old Man Clanton was the leader and founder of gunfighting, his sons carried some of his fights and continued

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    peace in Tombstone and begins to build a romantic rapport with Clementine Carter played by Cathy Downs (1924 - 1976). However, “the most important relationship in the movie is between Earp and Doc Holliday” (Ebert 304) played by stage, film and television actor Victor Mature (1913 - 1999). The character of Holliday is stricken with TB and is slowly dying. Mature excellently plays him as a miserable ex-criminal doctor who gradually likes and respects Earp enough to help him in his fight against the tyranny

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