1973-12-09 TENNESSEAN Battlin' Buford Bring Show here Jan. 12_2S
Battlin' Buford Brings Show Here Jan. 12 The real-life real-life real-life hero of the hit film "Walking Tall" brings his new road show to the Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. where he will talk abow the events that led to his fame The show here is part of a multi-city multi-city multi-city tour starring Buford Pusser, the former "fighting sheriff" of McNairy County. His exploits in cleaning up gambling and bootleg operations on the Tennessee-Mississippi Tennessee-Mississippi Tennessee-Mississippi border during the Sixties inspired the film 1irWnt - -' -' OPEH .9 to 9 MONDAY THRU-SATURDAY THRU-SATURDAY THRU-SATURDAY .: r CHARGE IT ' SUPERCARD BANKAMERICARD MASTER CHARGE LADIES' TRULY FEMININE PEIGNOIR SETS A SHEER PEIGNOIR WITH TIE NECK AND DAINTY RUFFLES ON THE SLEEVES PLUS A MATCHING SOWN IN PASTEL HOLIDAY COLORS 100', NYLON SO VERY EASY TO IAUN0ER SMALL MEDIUM LARGE 011 this $K33 WEEK PJ ONLY IET WARMEST office records around the country. country. Pusser will tell his story using projected color slides of key scenes from "Walking Tall". Also on the bill are Jim Harless Brown and the Lancers Showcase, whose repertoire spans the easy-listening easy-listening easy-listening and Top 40 gamut. The Nashville-based Nashville-based Nashville-based group has played the college circuit and clubs in Las Vegas and New York. Brown's father, Harless Brown, is serving as Pusser's personal manager, effective officially officially Jan. 1, 1974. Brown is packaging the Pusser show in cooperation with Nashville promoter promoter Lon Varnell. Pusser's schedule includes a trip to London this week, where he will help kick off the British debut of "Walking Tall," according according to the elder Brown. The road show opens Jan. 4, in Fort Worth, Tex. There are subsequent bookings in Monroe, La., the Memphis Coliseum, Lafayette, La., Lubbock and Beaumont, Tex., Montgomery and Mobile, Ala., Brown said. On Feb. 2, Pusser is scheduled to return to London for 14 days to promote the film and study the possibility of a British tour. "What we have in this show, said Brown, "is the same thing Bing Crosby Productions had i when thev started out with 'Walking Tall' a sleeper. We don't, know what it will do, but we think it will go over big." lie said the show's format Is still open to revision. "We're exploring the idea of picking the second most interesting character from the film and having the real-life real-life real-life person in the show to tell his story that is, one that is still alive." Many of the characters in s i Buford Pusser Eyeing English tour "Walking Tall" were killed during during the period covered by the film or in subsequent unrelated events. Pusser's wife, PauKne, was gunned down in a dawn ambush on Aug. 12, 1967, in what was believed to be an attempt to assassinate Pusser. Brown said he met Pusser by telephone last June after Brown's son saw "Walking Tall" and liked it. "He got me to thinking about it, so I called Pusser long distance. We agreed to get together." Mail orders for tickets to the show are being accepted, at Varnell Varnell Enterprises, 311 Church St., Nashville.