The Real Deadwood Podcast with Paul Dennis
Summary: The Real Deadwood Podcast, hosted by Paul Dennis is a variety show from the real Deadwood in the Black Hills of South Dakota for fans of the award-winning HBO Deadwood series combining news, interviews and entertainment from both Deadwoods.
Interview with Robin Weigert, HBO Deadwood's Calamity Jane, after she made it to the final table in the Deadwood Shootout Poker Tournament in April of 2006. Find out more about her at her web site: http://www.robinweigert.com/
An interview with David Lowery, lead singer/songwriter/guitarist of Cracker, during the Deadwood Jam on September 15, 2007. More of Cracker on MySpace (http://bit.ly/74ksB) and YouTube (http://bit.ly/G5SQN).
Geri Jewell played "Jewel", the disabled woman who cleaned Al Swearengen's Gem Saloon, on the HBO Deadwood series. She originally came to fame playing "Cousin Geri" on the NBC sitcom "The Facts of Life." She was the first person with a disability to have a regular role on a prime-time series. She began her career doing stand up comedy at the Comedy Store in 1978. This is part of her presentation at the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce banquet in Deadwood, SD in 2005 where she was the featured speaker. Find out more about Geri at her website, http://www.gerijewell.com
Paula Malcomson, who played "Trixie" in the HBO Deadwood series, was one of eleven actors who visited the real Deadwood, SD in the summer of 2005. This is a compilation of her comments during a press conference given by the actors.
The Slime Plant, a historic building in Deadwood, SD, is being restored, remodeled, and renovated into the Deadwood Mountain Grand Resort. The $40 million project will ultimately feature a 100-room hotel, a creekside restaurant, an indoor-outdoor bar with a view of the downtown historic district, a multi-level parking structure, and a 2500-seat entertainment complex. The developers hope to open in July 2009. This video shows the work that has been completed to date, including demolishing the previous interior offices, digging out the mountainside in the back to make room for the hotel, digging out the interior floor down one story to accommodate the casino, and removing the outside siding to prepare for a new exterior.
Historical archaeologist Jerry Bryant, Research Curator at Deadwood's Adams Museum & House, takes Real Deadwood Podcast host Paul Dennis on a tour of some of Deadwood's historic trails in his Yamaha Rhino four-wheel-drive ATV, nicknamed the Doodlebug. Starting in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, they drive to the very top to visit the grave of Seth Bullock and his wife. Then they drive down the back of Mt. Moriah to a site that was severely burned during the Grizzly Gulch fire of 2002, which came dangerously close to devastating the town of Deadwood. After a stop at a scenic overlook, they explore the rail bed of the first trains to come into Deadwood in the 1880s.
On June 24, 2005 these eleven HBO Deadwood actors kicked off their visit to the real Deadwood with a press conference at the Holiday Inn Express: Robin Weigert (Calamity Jane), Paula Malcomson (Trixie), W.Earl Brown (Dan Dority), Jim Beaver (Ellsworth), Sean Bridgers (Johnny Burns), Titus Welliver (Silas Adams), Peter Jason (Con Stapleton), Richard Gant (Hostetler), Franklin Ajaye (Samuel Fields, The N*gger General), Pasha D. Lychnikoff (Blazanov), and Monty "Hawkeye" Henson (Silas Adams' henchman Hawkeye). Peter Jason and Richard Gant are off-camera to the right in the video.
An interview with Michael Schwarz, President of Kikim Media, and Associate Producer Erika Trautman on the porch of the Adams House Museum in July of 2006. Kikim Media has produced the special features material for the Seasons 1 and 2 HBO Deadwood DVDs, and were in town shooting footage for the Season 3 DVD.
Guns belonging to Wild Bill Hickok and his close friend Charlie Utter are part of a collection recently purchased by the City of Deadwood at a California auction. This is a video of the unveiling ceremony at Deadwood's Adams Museum on October 7, 2006 featuring Deadwood Mayor Francis Toscana, Historic Preservation officer Kevin Kuchenbecker, and Adams Museum director Mary Kopco. The Wild Bill Hickok Collection is a treasure trove of artifacts and archival material related to the legendary lawman of the American West. The collection includes a number of historically priceless pieces including the 1860 Colt conversion pistol reportedly worn by Hickok when he was killed at the Saloon No. 10 on August 2, 1876 in Deadwood. Among the 18 items are also letters from Hickok and his immediate family, and a firearm owned by Colorado Charlie Utter.
Robin Weigert (Calamity Jane) interview, part 2; conversation with Adams Museum & House researcher Jerry Bryant; Young Dubliners interview, part 1; Tom & Nyla Griffith of TDG Communications/city commissioner; HBO Deadwood news; contest winner of Deadwood cap; listener feedback
Every August as many as 400,000 bikers come to the Black Hills of South Dakota for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. There is a huge spillover into all the communities of the Black Hills including Deadwood. Here is a glimpse of how Deadwood looks and sounds on one of the last days of the rally. The audio for this video is recorded binaurally, which means stereo microphones were positioned on either side of the head like human ears. The result is that, when listening with headphones, instead of the sound seeming to be inside your head, the sound is outside your head exactly as recorded.
In June of 2005 these eleven HBO Deadwood actors visited the real Deadwood and held a press conference at the Bullock Hotel: Robin Weigert (Calamity Jane), Paula Malcomson (Trixie), W.Earl Brown (Dan Dority), Jim Beaver (Ellsworth), Sean Bridgers (Johnny Burns), Titus Welliver (Silas Adams), Peter Jason (Con Stapleton), Richard Gant (Hostetler), Franklin Ajaye (Samuel Fields, The N*gger General), Pasha D. Lychnikoff (Blazanov), and Monty "Hawkeye" Henson (Silas Adams' henchman Hawkeye).
John Hawkes (HBO Deadwood's Sol Star) and singer Kristina Young, a recent graduate of Lead-Deadwood High School, rehearse a song before the performance of Hawkes' band, King Straggler, at Deadwood's Adams Museum during Wild Bill Days, June 16, 2006.
Robin Weigert (HBO Deadwood's Calamity Jane) talks about her poker-playing experience as she prepares to participate in the Deadwood Shootout Poker Tournament, April 22, 2006.
Deadwood's Saloon No. 10 recently expanded into a new addition, extending the bar area on the first floor and the restaurant on the second floor, while adding a new outdoor rooftop terrace. Here is a video clip from the grand opening party and an interview about its history with two of the owners, sisters Louie Lalonde and Laurie Keehn.