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 …
by Brian Viner; The Independent
In December 1971, when I was 10 years old, an American actor called Pete Duel killed himself. To my friends and me, the news came as a horrible blow. Duel played the outlaw Hannibal Heyes, alias Joshua Smith, in our favorite TV show, Alias Smith and Jones.
Heyes and his partner Kid Curry, alias Thaddeus Jones, played by Ben Murphy, were icons in the Farnborough Road Junior School playground. They seemed to be able to cope, with unfailing good humor, with everything life threw at them. Yet Duel, it turned out, could not. On New Year’s Eve …
as told to Marco Amedeo; Movieland and TV Time, February 1967
What makes one letter more appealing to a star than the next? This month Peter Deuel tells what catches his eye. “I can’t skip being honest when I reply to a fan letter I particularly like,” Peter points out. “If a person treats me with the sincerity I want, I respect it and respond as frankly. I’ve always felt I deserve the truth. I remember how I was sidetracked and disillusioned if I didn’t get it, so I’m not going to inflict a lie on anyone who could be my …
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, June 17, 1968
“I don’t see why I can’t function like anyone else, if I want to, as a political activist, or as an individual who is concerned about the way things are going.” That is how Peter Deuel, a Penfield boy who made good on television and in Hollywood, expressed his views on actors in politics.
Resting below a large poster of Sen. Eugene McCarthy, D-Minn., on the walls of the 37th district McCarthy headquarters, 321 Genesee St., Deuel said, “Actors are people who just happen to go into acting and are as conscientious or unconscientious as …
Gidget’s Brotherly Brother-in-Law
by Brenda Marshall; TV Radio Mirror, May 1966
Pete Deuel is very different from the serious image he projects as the stuffy, psychology-spouting brother-in-law on ABC-TV’s Gidget. He’s tall, dark, and handsome. He has enchanting dimples when he smiles. He’s a carefree, very eligible bachelor who enjoys sports, discotheque dancing, beer, exploring the rough countryside in his land cruiser—and going around barefoot!
Pete was barefoot, wearing jeans and a sweatshirt, when he greeted me on the flight of wooden stairs leading to his modest garage apartment in Hollywood. “Going barefoot isn’t just a gimmick,” he explained. “I’ve been going barefoot …
by Felicia Lawrence; Movie World, February 1970
They thought her too big for her britches, and impossible to work with—except one man!
The sleek limousine approached the curb and stopped, and quickly the guard, dressed in a dark blue suit, tailored with braided shoulders, hurried to open the door and let the passengers out. A tiny dark-haired girl, who looked like she was twelve, stepped out. Right behind her a nice looking, thin young man, about twenty, came out of the car and smiled at the crowd, waving around as he did. Yes, there they were—the stars of the new movie, Generation, …