Tuesday, June 05, 2018

I did see "The Last Picture Show" one time; it looks like Thalia, TX never even had one

I do remember seeing Peter Bogdonavicy’s “The Last Picture Show” (1971, Columbia), with Timothy Bottoms and Jeff Bridges, early in my own young adult working career.

I recently drove through the town of Thalia, Texas not far from Vernon, in the north Texas prairies. Indeed, it looks like a ghost town, with a few broken houses and no businesses.

This is Trump country, but Trump hasn’t done anything for this part of his base. Other towns, like Seymour (a county seat) are in bad shape.

 Lake Kemp has a small state-run observation deck but is private land, a good place for hidden intrigues.

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