"Jack [Elam] did a nice piece of work for director Sam Peckinpah in the 1973 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. (He gets gunned down by Kris Kristofferson's Bill Bonney.) Peckinpah's drinking was legend around Hollywood. When William Holden died after hitting his head on a coffee table and bled to death in 1982, Peckinpah said, 'It isn't the booze that gets us, it's the goddamned coffee tables. Get rid of the coffee tables.' Sam once said to Lee Marvin, when they were drunk, 'I hate all actors.' To which Lee replied, "All actors do.'"
--Burt Kennedy Hollywood Trail Boss Boulevard Books, 1997
Nix that. Call me Norm. I write stuff. Horror,suspense, noir, pulp -- with combo plates available for repeat customers. My “personal best” novel is Dark Harvest, which was chosen as one of Publishers Weekly’s 100 Best Books of 2006. "It’s a Boris Custom painted metal-flake black, and it buries all the competition at the track..."