Taos, New Mexico – Day 10

The motorhome is currently parked at the Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #3489. My visit to Taos is now completed and I plan to depart today for a new destination.

For today’s Blog, I’ve got some odds and ends items for you…

One thing that pops ups early on searching the Internet about Taos is that portions of the 60’s movie Easy Rider were filmed here and the Director/Co-Star Dennis Hopper lived here for a number of years and, for a celebrity, was quite visible in the  community.

If you do not know who Dennis Hopper was, by clicking this Wikipedia informational link you’ll soon know a lot about him…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Hopper

If you are not familiar with the movie Easy Rider, clicking this Wikipedia link will take care of that…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easy_Rider

Here are a couple of photos from Easy Rider…

First a close-up of Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda riding their motorcycles…

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

Here they are riding though the Taos Pueblo on which I did a Blog entry two days ago…

The jail scenes from Easy Rider were filmed at the Old County Courthouse which today houses artists co-ops. I went there the other day and took this photo….

The jail cells used in the movie are now part of an art gallery…

In 1975 Dennis Hopper was arrested and put in this cell…

You can read about that incident by clicking this link…
http://www.absolutecelebrities.com/mugshot/dennis_hopper.html

Here’s a link about Dennis Hopper being made Honorary Mayor of Taos…
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-254659

He was also a prolific photographer, painter and sculptor. He exhibited at the Harwood Museum of Art on which I did a Blog entry yesterday. Here’s a link describing that event…
http://harwoodmuseum.org/exhibitions/view/37

Dennis Hopper died in 2010. The service was held at San Francisco de Asis Church on which I did a Blog entry about one week ago. This link describes that event…
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1283918/Dennis-Hopper-laid-rest-Native-American-burial-memorial-service-attended-Jack-Nicholson-Val-Kilmer.html

If you’ve forgotten or have never seen the movie Easy Rider, you can view the entire film by clicking this link…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvLpJod8nt0

Dennis Hopper died when he was 73…and I’ll be 72 in December…Hmmmmm!

Moving on to another Taos celebrity…It’s reported Julia Roberts and her family live on a ranch about five miles north of town. Here’s a link about Julia…
http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/new-idea/news/star-watch/article/-/5989086/julias-little-gems/

A number of movies have been made in Taos. To view the list, click this link…
http://www.filmtaos.com/Movies.html

Taos is such an artsy town…they even decorate their trucks…

Taos is an interesting town. Other than a disappointing non-historic central plaza, I’ve enjoyed my visit here.

Enjoying unique towns is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

If you have not checked out my new Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…
http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2012
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2 thoughts on “Taos, New Mexico – Day 10

  1. Bev

    Jim – I think I told you one time that you remind me of Dennis Hopper (in a good way). Hope you you’re feeling better every day! Bev

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Hi Bev,
      As always, thank you for your comment. I’m sorry, but if you told me that, I do not remember. I am feeling better every day even thought I’m still taking my Ibuprofen, icing my chest and wearing my elastic chest bandage. I hope all is well with you. Jim

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