Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tell-No-Tales Thursdays: Pistol Duel
There’s a lively pistol duel going on near the exit as you are about to leave the ride. These first two shots are from vintage publicity stills when the attraction first opened.
As it looks today; this scene has barely been changed at all, other than the loss of a few curls on his forehead. Even the pirate’s costume remains the same. Comforting, isn’t it? I love the Three Stooge-like nyuk-nyuks on the soundtrack in this area.
Over across the water are a few gents shooting back at the poor bloke on the cannon. Here’s the scene as it originally appeared when the ride first opened.
And as it looks now. Once again, not too many changes, other than a nice velvet jacket for the pirate on the left. He must have gotten chilled.
This part of the pistol duel always seemed a little odd to me; is there something going on between these two pirates? Looks like the paint needed a little touchup on the pirate’s nose when this photo was taken.
Here’s our pistol-packin’ pirate who now wears a beautiful gold velvet jacket.
Here’s a swashbuckling close-up of our pistol-packin’ pirate, as he aims at the visitors exiting the attraction.
Hope these things don’t go off! Never know what damage a stray bullet may cause!
See more Pirates of the Caribbean (both recent and vintage) photos at my website.