Talk:John Henry Faulk

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Slacker appearance?[edit]

The article says that Faulk appeared in the film Slacker. Can someone cite a source for this? He is not listed in the IMDB credits, nor in the Slacker book. FWIW I can't recall a character that he might have portrayed, either. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 21:24, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

The original article on John Henry was dreadfull, short and filled with miskates. Here is a much better entry for John Henry. It does not metion his "role" in Slacker since it is not listed in the imdb
Then in all likelihood, whoever wrote that Faulk was in Slacker was simply mistaken. OK. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 18:09, 12 August 2005 (UTC)

And yet, I too was under the impression he had been in Slacker, playing the Old Anarchist. But IMDB says he was played by Louis Mackey, a UT philosophy professor. Perhaps it was an urban legend circulating in Austin at the time that it was Faulk. Angr 07:31, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

For what it's worth, I lived in Austin during the time that Slacker was filmed and released, and I don't remember anyone ever mentioning that Faulk was in, or believed to be in, Slacker. I'm not really sure how this idea would've started, though it doesn't help that several Wikipedia mirrors still include this mistake. Besides Mackey (who was actually 13 years younger than Faulk), the male cast member closest to Faulk's age was Joseph Jones (b. 1908), a professor in the English department — I mention this lest someone suppose that Jones' character was played by Faulk. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 22:11, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Copyvio: Handbook of Texas Online[edit]

Salsb has identified that the article was mostly a copy of the Handbook of Texas Online (link). However, according to WP:Copyright problems, as this is an existing page, the procedure is to revert the article, which I have just done. (However this is after I had already created a temporary subpage here). -- Gyrofrog (talk) 03:37, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Dissent: Other views of Faulk[edit]

What's missing here is any mention of that fact that Faulk was a hard-core Stalinist and apologist for Stalin's show trials and mass murders. Portraying him as an innocent victim of liberal views is a bit of a distortion. The struggle over control of the union was in part a struggle over Communist control of the union, and how the union influenced what was broadcast. Mje 11:51, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Can you cite a reliable source for any of this? -- Gyrofrog (talk) 13:11, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

No "reliable source" needed; as one need only observe his comrades and admirers to easily identify his Marxist character. Moreover, this POS was suspected (similar to Lucille Ball) as a CARD CARRYING COMMIE who (when exposed) denied it vigorously to his advantage and had his recorded activities of the period deleted by comrades, as well. His cowardly rotting corpse should be used as slug bait. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:03, 29 March 2015 (UTC)


I've restored the lead sentence to say Faulk's lawsuit helped end the Hollywood Blacklist rather than the Holocaust (which, mercifully, had ended 17 years prior). Malatinszky (talk) 16:43, 7 December 2008 (UTC)


There is little discussion of Faulk's literary work. I'm thinking in particular of a Christmas piece Public Radio regularly read. I thought it was a fabricated piece of phoney-baloney hokum, and complained to NPR. I suspect others did, too. Regardless, NPR finally stopped presenting, though I don't remember them offering a reason why. WilliamSommerwerck (talk) 23:39, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

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