In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project

In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project
In Search of My Father, 2017 writing project supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

KATY JURADO













Katy Jurado

The story goes that Katy Jurado, unafraid of becoming older, said: 
“You can’t put your finger in the sun and stop time”. 
Born with a gift of a name for poetry – Maria Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado Garcia, 
a child from Guadalajara - who grew to be described as fiery-eyed, luscious, 
smouldering, passionate, strong, and, according to one husband, a beautiful tiger. 
She was more than westerns but that is her place in the loving memories 
of those of us who have watched her hundreds of times in High Noon 
and Broken Lance and The Man from Del Rio and The Badlanders 
and One-Eyed Jacks, and seeing her tearful and distraught 
as she watches Slim Pickens dying in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
“You can’t put your finger in the sun and stop time.”  But in movies you can. 
Hit the rewind button and the opening credits roll again, then repeat and repeat 
and repeat. On the streets of Hadleyville, Marshall Will Kane’s clock ticks relentlessly 
and Helen Ramirez will always be 28-years old, just like Katy Jurado.


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