The Legend of Lewis Redmond )))--
legends & folk tales from Appalachia and beyond . . .
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the time of his capture in 1881, the outlaw, Lewis Redmond was described as "the
most famous man in South Carolina." Redmond was equally well-known in western
North Carolina and north Georgia where local newspapers begged the court to "forget
his faults in admiration of his undaunted courage and unmistakable dash."
PBS (UNC-TV) & ETV
edition available on DVD
includes THE OUTLAW LEWIS REDMOND, a full-length documentary on the real Lewis
Redmond and the time and place that turned an ordinary mountain farmer into a
moonshiner, bootlegger, villain and hero.
Bonus features include rare archival images and photos. Total run time: 90 minutes
purchase, send check or money order for
plus $2.00 shipping to:
236 Cherry Street
Sylva, N. C. 28779
to rumors of a dramatic rescue, Redmond's trial in Asheville, North Carolina was
canceled and he was transferred to Greenville, South Carolina. People visiting
the jail while he was awaiting trial in both locations gave him food, whiskey
and cigars. Redmond acquired quite a collection of perfumed notes from women.
of the events described in this play are controversial. The details of Redmond's
career are distorted by folklore, bias and conjecture. As a playwright, I have
omitted many events because they are too outrageous to warrant belief (even though
there is considerable evidence that they are true). In addition, they are too
numerous to be recounted in this single work. In a few instances, I have simply
lied in the interest of dramatic form. I doubt anyone will notice.
& Performance Dates
- Thurs. April 2nd @ 9 pm
showtimes will be posted here as they become available to us.
Major Lewis Redmond
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