Posted by Elaine on September 26, 1998 at 13:40:51:
In Reply to: Re: Col. Munro Visits Buck County, PA! posted by Davenie on September 26, 1998 at 12:09:14:
: Just to add to Elaine's message: MR plays Michael Malloy "in a finely honed portrayal," as his earlier reviews stated. Malloy was a derelict who was marked for murder by some guys trying to collect insurance money. The play deals with the outrageous ways they try to bump him off. Don't expect MR to resemble Colonel Munro in this one!
: And, no, he doesn't shave his legs. In fact, I don't think he shaves at all for the Malloy role. I also doubt the real Colonel Munro (Monro, actually) had the time or the inclination to care about hirsutism while his fort was under siege. Who starts these stories, anyhow???
: Finally, Mr. Roeves sends you all his best and hopes some of you can make it to the play.
These stories are started by the many creative minds in Mohicanland. In this case, it was Mme. Claire Voyant who brought the *facts* to our attention. She has, however, since clarified that it wasn't Col. Munro, but his cousin Urkel who had the peculiar shaving habit!
Regarding the Colonel's name; lest any think it was Michael Mann who changed it, it was Cooper. Presumedly the spelling variation was due to the fictionalized aspects of LOTM (such as the daughters). Interesting trivia ... Cooper's pastor at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Albany was Reverend Monro, a relative of THE Lt. Col. Monro. Connections, connections, connections ...
Thanks again, Davenie, and say "hello" to Maurice Roeves for us!
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