Cimarron Custom Movie Hat
Cimarron Custom Movie Hat – Our version of the Yancey Cravat hat from the 1931 best picture winner.
This is a very versatile hat style. The crown is a modified tycoon with a big kettle curl and roll to the brim. Musicians seem to favor our Cimarron Custom Movie Hat, and it looks great with a good suit of clothes. Performers hat, Dress Hat, or wear it on the range and impress the critters. What more do you need in a hat!
Richard Dix closely studied the life of real life super hero, Temple Houston, right down to his hair cut. His characterization of Yancey Cravat could out fight, out shoot, and out debate anyone. Just like Temple Houston.
Edna Ferber patterned her novel, Cimarron, and the hero Yancey Cravat, after the life and wild exploits of, frontiersman, gunfighter, lawyer, and politician, Temple Houston.
Houston was the youngest son of legendary Texan, Sam Houston, and was the first baby born in the Texas Governor’s mansion in 1860. Temple chased adventure and the western frontier his entire life, and was noted for being just as fast with his pearl handled peacemakers, as he was with his mouth. As a defense attorney, his orations became legendary, and his defense and acquittal of a Texas prostitute was blared across the front pages of many western newspapers.
Temple’s adventurous life started at 13 when he joined a cattle drive to Kansas, then worked his way east on a paddle wheeler. By the time he was only 21 he was a lawyer, then a few years later he was a District Attorney.
And then quite amazingly by the tender age of 24 Temple Houston was a United States Senator. Temple tossed all his success aside to go to Oklahoma and participate in the massive land rush of 1890.
In 1894 he moved his family to Oklahoma, where he died in 1905 of a brain hemorrhage while campaigning to become Oklahoma’s first Governor. That’s a hell of a life in only 45 years!
Richard Dixs’s portrayal of the hero Yancey Cravat is pretty over the top. But persevere, it grows on you, and besides after all this film won the oustanding film Oscar in 1931. This is a big film, with lots of actors and extras and look for the depiction of the Oklahoma land rush of 1890, it is staggering for its size, and one of the films many highlights.