quinta-feira, 29 de janeiro de 2015

"(…) Mexico, after all, was Ford’s preferred destination for dionysical revelries on boat tours with his circle of closest friends. 

Thanks to the master of Ford’s boat Araner, a man named Goldrainer and blessed with a knack for terse prose, we have a good idea of how those went. Joseph McBride, in his authoritative biography Searching for John Ford: A Life reproduces this from the ship’s log for New Year’s Eve 1934: 
1:18 p.m. Went ashore–got the owner, Fonda, Wayne, and Bond out of jail. Put up bond for their behavior.
9:30 p.m. Got the owner, Fonda, Wayne, and Bond out of jail again. Invited by Mexican officials to leave town. 
The following day Goldrainer notes: 
Owner went to mass–brought priest to Araner–purpose to sign pledge [to quit drinking]: pledge signed–celebrated signing of pledge with champagne, later augmented with brandy … "
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