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RETRO Roamer

More memory lane items from the Roamer columns of 30 years ago

■ ‘Lancaster flies in’. That was the Lochaber News headline. No, not the bomber. Burt! Each day of the filming of Local Hero, Burt Lancaster was flown by helicopter to the various locations in Lochailort, Arisaig and Morar. Meanwhile, 100 extras were bussed there. On a rare day off, Burt took a wander through town. In the Parade, I asked him if he’d mind having his photo taken for the paper. ‘Go ahead, guys,’ said he. ‘The newspapermen ain’t so considerate in the States.’ Then, outside Boni’s, he autographed napkins for waitresses Anne and Mary Jean.

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