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A Ward Hill Lamon movie?

Apparently so, if these folks have anything to say about it:

The almost entirely true story of Abraham Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, Marshal Ward Hill Lamon – a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President’s life, and kept him functioning during the darkest hours of the Civil War.

This will be the People’s Lincoln movie. If you can put together a 19th Century costume, you can attend the Gettysburg Address. Or become a backer and get your name in the credits. Or design a visual effect, and be part of the creative team. Much more info to come.

Hey, I’ve already had a bona fide Lincoln assassination authority endorse me to play Booth.  My agent awaits an offer.

And check this out: “‘Saving Lincoln’ will be shot in 3D, using ’300′ style backgrounds composited from vintage stereoscopic photographs.”  It’ll be Lincoln and Lamon with killer abs: “THIS…IS…THE UNIOOONNN!”

Incidentally, if you want to see some of Lamon’s personal effects, stop by LMU’s Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum.  We’ve got his snuff-box and ashtray on exhibit, along with a gold watch engraved with Lincoln’s picture.  Lamon’s daughter donated these items to the university, and they’re a very special part of the collection.

Hat tip to Dr. Brooks Simpson on the movie.

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