Re: Re: Re: Re: HMS BOUNTY - how many are there??

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Posted by SDM on October 31, 2012 at 08:06:40:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: HMS BOUNTY - how many are there?? posted by Elaine on October 31, 2012 at 00:03:23:

There were at least three movies in English and two American movies about the "Mutiny on the bounty"

1) "Mutiny on the Bounty" is a 1935 film starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable. The film was one of the biggest hits of its time. Although its historical accuracy has been questioned (inevitable as it is based on a novel about the facts, not the facts themselves), film critics consider this adaptation to be the best cinematic work inspired by the mutiny.

2)"Mutiny on the Bounty" is the second American film to be made from the novel Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1962 film starring Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard

These two movies were based on the novel "Mutiny on the Bounty" by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall.

3) "The Bounty" is a 1984 British film starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins based on the book "Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian" (1972) by Richard Hough..

It is the fifth film version of the story of the mutiny on the Bounty, two were American one British and two were in German.

I suspect the LA Harbor Bounty was the "The Lily," a two-masted schooner of 142 tons was built at San Francisco in 1882 by Dickie Brothers (James S. Dickie and John W. Dickie) for J.C. Hawley of San Francisco.

A little history of the Lilly;

About 1890 she came under the ownership of Joseph Knowland. Knowland was a conservative Oakland politician who later owned the Oakland Tribune and had a son who became a US Senator. The Lily was reported in trouble off Cape Flattery, Washington ( the entrance to the strait of Juan de Fuca) in 1897 and was towed in and repaired. All of Knowland's vessels bore the names of girls and they were all taken over by his Gardiner Mill Company (sawmills in Gardiner, Oregon) during the First World War for use in the offshore trade. She was sold to San Pedro California owners in 1920.

In the early 1930s she was wrecking (dismantling a wrecked vessel) on the hull of the Pacific Mail steamer Columbia (ran aground at Pigeon Point near San Francisco on July 14, 1896). Lily was bought in 1934 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at San Pedro and rebuilt, at a Wilmington California Shipyard, as the Bounty for the production of the Mutiny on the Bounty.

The vessel was laid up at Long Beach, Calf., 1935. She was photographed at Long Beach in good condition in 1938-39. A report says that this ship was sunk during the construction of a breakwater near Long Beach. Another account reports that in the 1950s, the vessel was lying at a steep angle, bow up, along the inside of the Long Beach breakwater. These reports are vague and may refer to either one of the two film ships stored there, both of which may have been thought to have been the Bounty by passers by.
The Bounty that recently sunk was a working replica of Bounty built for the movie, Bounty appeared at the 1964 World's Fair in New York. It was built to Admiralty plans, but significantly larger to accommodate the filming crew and equipment. In the summer of 2007 it sailed to Britain and visited several ports, although not in "Bounty" trim: masquerading as the pirate ship The Black Pearl from the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.

The replica was located in Norway, and offered for sale at a price of US $4,600,000.

On October 29, 2012 the ship had sunk 90 miles off the North Carolina coast after being caught by Hurricane Sandy.

Now you know...


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