The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138471 Message #3212202
Posted By: Stringsinger
24-Aug-11 - 05:52 PM
Thread Name: 'Woody Guthrie, American Radical'
Subject: RE: 'Woody Guthrie, American Radical'
Cisco was the nicest man. He wanted to be an actor so he went to California to study at the Pasadena Playhouse. I think he wanted to give Clark Gable a run for his money, which I think he could have but he had one notable problem, for which I empathize, he had bad eyesight which means he constantly blinked when he talked to you. He never wore glasses. If he had lived, he could have had eye surgery and got bionic lenses.
Cisco studied voice out there in Lost Angeles, (one of the worst places to live in the US as far as I'm concerned, money grubbing jerks in the music biz, drugs piled high, the L.A.P.D.,
as mean as they get).
He had a tumor in his stomach and his friend Lee Hays always coaxed him to go to the doctor but he let it go. He went back to Eagle Rock, outside of L.A. where he was born to die.
He and Woody were an odd couple, Woody dressed like he usually did and Cisco in a blue serge suit with tie playing his dark mohoghany Martin.