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[[File:RichardDavalosStrangeways.jpg| thumb | right | The full image used in the creation of the Strangeways Cover]]
[[Category:Influences on Morrissey - Film and Television]]
Davalos featured on the cover of [[Strangeways, Here We Come]], [[The Complete Picture]] (US version), [[Best...I]] (US version) and [[...Best II]] (US version). <br>
Morrissey statement from [https://www.morrissey-solo.com/threads/tty-all-the-best-ones-are-dead.137131/ TTY: All The Best Ones Are Dead] (March 18, 2016):
"It's very difficult for me, I think, to live now, in this electronic age of atrocity. We are fed nothing but carnage and ruin, and we must digest these images and thoughts every single day ... so is it any wonder we all look slightly terrorised ... this stupid civilization of advertising, advertising, advertising ... things that nobody wants. It's hard to maintain indifference and to not respond. Finally, nothing connects with anything. Even to have imagination suddenly seems hopeless because pop music has become so impoverished and obsessed only with very, very stupid people. It's fascinating to consider how Radio One once interviewed William Burroughs! These days the program planners at Radio One would pass on William Burroughs in favor of Little Boots. So it's a bit like trying to deal with people who have nothing but actually want even less than they have. Therefore I look at Richard Davalos and James Dean not as faces from a more simplistic time, but as faces of a beautiful and secret society. You cannot say that about '''anyone''' in 2016."
Posted in [https://www.morrissey-solo.com/threads/morrissey-central-minor-detail-october-3-2019.144940/ Morrissey Central: "Minor Detail" (October 3, 2019)] by Famous when dead:
"The frenzied panic at Smiths shows goes largely unreported. Berserk and wildly funny, the shows outstrip anything else that we are told is hysteria. Backstage in Los Angeles, the actor Richard Davalos walks towards me, and, saying nothing, places a square-faced silver ring on the third finger of my left hand. Looking not an hour older than when he played James Dean's screen brother in East of Eden in 1955, Davalos now lives in Echo Park and tends to his garden. A series of beautifully printed letters arrive from Richard at Cadogan Square:
by way of thanks for your magnetic performance here in Los Angeles. It was a truly remarkable evening. You are so very special. RICHARD.
Richard's ring fastened itself to my finger for the next few years, until I suddenly wondered what it was doing there."
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