BILL AND KATHY BREWER CREATE PROPS FOR “THE LONE RANGER”
When “The Lone Ranger” premieres in theaters July 3, two local artisans will not only be watching the movie, they will be watching some of their own handiwork. Bill and Kathy Brewer, of Greenville, created several props for the film. According to Kathy, they made Tonto’s inlaid knife and tacked knife case, a bi-lobed belt bag for Tonto, and a tomahawk with copper wire wrapped around the handle. They were also asked to create several other weapons, painted feathers, arrows, and a necklace that is featured in an important part of the film. Some of the pieces the Brewers worked on are being replicated for action figures and Lego sets.
The Brewers have worked on props for other movies through the years, such as "Dances With Wolves", "Wild, Wild West", "The Indian In the Cupboard", and Disney's 2004 remake of "The Alamo".
Three of Tonto's props:
a tacked knife case, knife, and bi-lobed
The movie's prop department added a red
stripe to the bag for filming.
A detailed view of the knife, which Bill Brewer crafted entirely by hand.
A necklace which will be featured in an important part of the film.
Three copies of the tomahawk
This buffalo horn headdress was the inspiration for the Indian Chief headdress
featured in the "Lone Ranger" Lego sets.
BICENTENNIAL PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE STILL SEEKING PHOTOS
The Greenville Bicentennial Publications Committee is still seeking photos of important events, locations, buildings, and people from Greenville’s history for two commemorative bicentennial books which will be published in 2015. John Coleman invites you to bring your photos to the Hoiles Davis Museum from 10:00 a.m. – noon this Saturday, where they will be scanned and returned the same day. Coleman said there will still be opportunities to bring pictures to the Hoiles Davis Museum if you are unable to make it this Saturday. For more information on the project call John at 593-5325.