Aug 17-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: August: Aug 17-07
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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 07:18 am:

Jimmy Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazarra, George C. Scott... some pretty famous people visited this spot back in 1959. They became even more famous after "Anatomy of a Murder" hit the theaters later that year. Today the U.S. Postal Service commemorates one of those stars with a new First Class postage stamp... and they have chosen to unveil it in Marquette, where the courtroom drama was filmed.

James Stewart
© 2007 USPS. All Rights Reserved

Oops... I guess we've unveiled it here on the Pasty Cam.
Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 07:23 am:

Very cool!

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 07:24 am:


By David Soumis (Davesou) on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 07:26 am:

Good Morning , you Yoopers and wannabees :)

I was here just a sec ago doing the refresh..went away for a minute and there it was..and there you guys were..
you're like rabid bulldogs going for that early bird gets the worm blue thing.
guess I'm not up to the challenge .... YET !!!

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 08:24 am:

The inn at the top is a great place to stay. we were up there last january.

They have rooms af all types.

very cozy.

By YooperGal (Daryl) on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 08:51 am:

Some of the movie was filmed at Mt. Shasta in Michigamme. If you haven't seen "Anatomy of a Murder" for a long time, go out and rent it. It is so much better the second time around.

Mt. Shasta

By David A Jones (Jonesey65244) on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 09:33 am:

I watch the movie every time it comes on...and just in case...I have it recorded to DVD. I love to see the local outdoor shots of places I wish I was at.

From steamy Missouri,

By Bill Denning (Parpagayo) on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 10:07 am:

Just had an irresistible impulse to post this morning.

We love the movie and the book. The movie is available on DVD from Amazon and other sources, and you can probably still get it on VHS. The book is also still in print.

A few months ago I was in Marquette, and purchased the "Anatomy of a Murder Scrapbook", which is a compendium of photos, newspaper articles, and other information about the making of the movie. It's full of things that would appeal to anyone who is a fan of the movie. It's a large magazine format, with a stiff cover, a bit bigger than the old Life magazines.

You can get it at Michigan Fair, which is a very nice souvenir shop at 114 West Washington in downtown Marquette, about half a block from Front Street. Their web site is, look under Books for more info about this and other related books. Their phone number is (906) 226-3894.

Another very interesting web site is the John D. Voelker Foundation (Robert Traver), which is

Cheers, Bill

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 11:08 am:

In the fall of 1975, a friend and I hitchhiked from Da Tech to Marquette. At the 41/141 junction, we got a ride from an older gentleman and his wife. They took us all the way to Marquette. He told us he was a judge, and I have often wondered if he was John Voelker (aka Robert Traver. My friend and I both had backpacks; did he see us as fellow outdoors people and give us a lift?

By Bill Denning (Parpagayo) on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 11:09 am:

A few tidbits from the scrapbook. There was a lot of interaction between local residents and the cast & crew. Everybody got along well, and the Hollywood crew was very well thought of.

Lee Remick brought her baby daughter, along with a Swiss nurse, because she didn't want to be away from her during filming. Her baby became the most popular person in the production.

Jimmy Stewart was a very hard worker, who spent hours every night going over his lines for the next day.

Ben Gazzara was warm and friendly in person, in sharp contrast to the on-screen role that he played.

Joseph Welch, who played the downstate judge, was a real life Boston attorney who had played a prominent role during the Army-McCarthy hearings.

By Erik Nordberg, MTU Archives (Techarchives) on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 11:16 am:

Hello pastycammers!

Just a reminder of events remaining in connection with the Smithsonian food exhibit in Calumet.

Full details over in the "What's Up" section

Here's the short version:
--Houghton County Potato Farming, August 18
--Farming Mine and Timber Cutover Lands, August 18
--Gardening and Nurseries in Keweenaw History, August 20
--Tour of Baron’s Factory, August 21 (note time CHANGED to 2:00 p.m.)
--Brewing Large in South Range, August 22
--Archeology and Food, August 25

The exhibits remain open to the public daily 10-5 through August 26 at the Keweenaw Heritage Center in the former St. Anne’s Church in Calumet.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 01:45 pm:

Who else remembers the talking bird from MT.Shasta? One of the things it said,"Cheapstake,wana buy me a drink." This may be spelled wrong..Myna bird.. it was called.

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 03:26 pm:

My father was the depot master in Big Bay and Mike Chenowyth(sp)who owned the gas station ran down the hill and woke him to phone the State Police in Marquette after the murder. The family, except for me, were all extras in the movie and I did get to meet the cast at the Big Bay School. I also got to watch the army unload the antiaircraft guns and ammo from the rail cars for their target practice from the cliffs by the lighthouse. We could see the shells bursting and watch the aircraft towing targets.

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Friday, August 17, 2007 - 04:58 pm:

we used to stop at Mt Shasta after basketball games when I was in high school when we went out that way to play Champion Republic, Negaunee St. Paul, etc...they had some of the best fries ever :)

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Saturday, August 18, 2007 - 12:57 am:

Dave H.: Now that you mention it--I think I do remember that bird there! Didn't it sit on a perch/cage just to the left as you went in the door but further back towards the middle but at the edge of the counter? Wasn't it just a big old Parrot? As I recall every time I went in there and look at it, --it would turn away and groan! I guess I was that bad AY? It isn't still there is it?

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Saturday, August 18, 2007 - 11:50 pm:

It was called a myna bird,for some reason I do remember that.Like I said before but not sure how to spell it.Russ,is there a bird called something as such? As I recall it looked like a crow,black and the size of one.One of my x wife's, can't remember which,and me was in there and it was not there then well over twenty years ago.I was just a young kid when I heard it say what i wrote above.My Dad used to take me with him on school vacation time when he worked for Dollar Bay Linoleum & Tile and had runs out that way we would stop in there back in the early 60's.

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 09:05 pm:

good food at the mt. shasta

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