REMEMBERING PETE DUEL
Simple Gifts is a 170-page perfect-bound book featuring more than 100 pictures of Pete Duel, along with transcripts from the interviews Geoff gave that are in our DVD Collection. A few extras, such as never-before-published pictures and text are included.
The book is published by the Pete Duel Memorial Site and all proceeds are donated to The Animals Voice in Pete’s name.
16 Magazine, January 1972
Unlike most actors’ roles, “Joshua Smith”—the character Pete Duel portrays on TV—is not that different from the real-life guy who plays him. Pete, in real life, also loves the excitement of the old west. He enjoys the wilderness, the comfort of wearing old jeans, and cowboy boots.
And like Joshua Smith, Pete Duel has an eye for the girls! His dimples, his warm, brown eyes, his sexy smile, attract girls like honey lures bees! The only trouble with his “honey” is that he’s not sweet all the time! Pete Duel loves like he lives—independently, and free, and slightly …
They’re Different As Night and Day—But Still Friends!
by Susan Rogers; Screen Life, January 1972
It’s been said that one of the reasons for the great popularity of ABC-TV’s Alias Smith and Jones is the striking contrast between the two leading men, Ben Murphy and Peter Duel. Alias is a Western series about two young outlaws who are seeking amnesty from their criminal past in order to have a fighting chance at a future.
Pete plays Hannibal Heyes, also known as Joshua Smith, and Ben plays Jed “Kid” Curry, alias Thaddeus Jones. The series, which deals with good and evil—with lots of comedy …
From Dan LaRue, June 2021
I have lots of letters from Jim Ludwig, from the time he contacted me in 1988 till his death in 1997; he was a prolific writer. He first wrote when he saw a planter I left at Pete’s grave in 1988. I don’t recall doing so, but I must have left my name/address with it; I usually don’t. I was there for a project for Graduate School and drove there with a lady friend who was just glad for a day away from campus to do research at the George Eastman House, and swung around …
by Tex Maddox; Movie Life, June 1967
“Does he dare enough? That’s the sure way to test any fellow! Add up all he tackles, how he proceeds, to discover what he is. Mere claims mean little compared to this measure of a man.
“In my case, the jury’s debating. But I’m not afraid of the verdict. Why shouldn’t I make my own decisions on how I want to live? Who knows better about where I’d rather wind up, or when I’ll be ready to marry?”
“Of course,” Peter Deuel confesses promptly, “I’ve often been accused of being too much of a rebel. But …
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS!
Hannibal Heyes in Pictures is a 136-page perfect-bound book featuring more than 150 pictures of Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes from the 1971 television series, Alias Smith and Jones. Some photos are small, some are full-page, some are color, some are black-and-white.
The book is published by the Pete Duel Memorial Site and all proceeds are donated to The Animals Voice in Peter’s name.
by Douglas Snauffer; Epi-log Journal, Spring 1994
Over the years, Larson has truly experienced the best and worst of his profession. The best things, he said, are the simple things. “I’m doing something I love. I’m creating. The first time someone answered the phone on the set and said, Battlestar Galactica—it was such a rush. It sent a chill up my back.”
But there is the other end of the spectrum, and the worst times can be devastating. Twice, Larson has had to deal with the deaths of the leading men in his series.
One afternoon in the fall of 1984, actor Jon-Erik …