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Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:43 pm
by bearbutt
chase-da-dog wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:21 pm
I would reach out to Mike Canazon or Erin Phalen.


Chase--are they at the CFFM? I'm sorry, I don't know who's-who, so any info would be useful. You can PM me if you don't want to post it.

Many thanks,
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Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:24 am
by Theroe
Well done, Joe - thank you.....

Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 1:49 pm
by bearbutt
Still working on this...it may take a while.

Meanwhile, as part of my research into the film, I am trying to identify two other people who appear at various moments in the footage:

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Does anyone have an inkling who they might be--or does anyone know who might be able to help? The film was probably made in the early 1950s (the Ashaway version does not have a copyright date, but Hewitt died in 1957)--so both of these guys were probably born around the turn of the last century.

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Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 2:27 pm
by St.Froid
Man, wouldn't you just love to sit in one of those chairs behind them, a glass of good scotch in hand, and listen to their stories.

Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:06 pm
by Bamboo&Brookies
Fella on the right may be Sparse, although it is hard to tell. He wears a similar fedora (and has a pipe clenched in his teeth) in cover photo of his posthumous book of essays: An Honest Angler.
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Sparse would have been in his late 50s in the early 1950s. (He died at 90 in 1983).

Photo could also be Ernest Schweibert...again, tough to get positive ID.

Some of the names of Hewitt's 'Neversink Rods' were: Dick Hunt, Rogers Lamont, Joe Bamford, George LaBranche, Tom Collins, Reg Cauchois, Steve Dawley, H.G. Pickering and Sparse Hackle. (This per an essay in The Legendary Neversink.) Of course, there were almost certainly other guests, but these fellas sound like the core group.

Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:57 pm
by bearbutt
B&B--

Thanks, it does look like Sparse!--only elsewhere in the film--Here's another shot:

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Where can I find the essay you mention? Is it in the Sherwood /Sparse book?

Many thanks,
bb

Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 9:47 pm
by Bamboo&Brookies
The Legendary Neversink:
https://bit.ly/2Wl70cI

In the few photos I have seen of Sparse, he wears glasses, but maybe that was in later years ( ? )

Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 8:36 am
by cwfly
BB, I feel confident that the gentleman on the left is George M. L. LaBranche. DOD, 1961 at age 86.
A number of photographs depict both Mr. LaBranche and that hat.

Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 9:40 am
by Bamboo&Brookies
Yes it does look like LaBranche. I believe other photos/sketches of him also show him in a similar fishing jacket.

Re: Hewitt's Neversink Skater

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 9:53 am
by bearbutt
Thank you, Charlie! LaBranche did cut an aristocratic figure with that sporty jacket--makes a fishing vest seem downright plebeian:

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If this keeps up, I'll be able to post the entire film in (5min = 300 seconds x 24fps = 7,200 frames) 7195 more posts, or thereabouts.

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