Nuclear Tourism In 1950s Las Vegas

Begonnen von NoLi, 12. Mai 2022, 23:05

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DG0MG

Schon verrückt!

Naja, wenn einem keiner sagt, wie gefährlich das ist, wird das halt als Attraktion wahrgenommen, die man man erlebt haben muss. So wie heutzutage die Sprengung einer Brücke oder eines Hochhauses.

Gibts da nicht auch die Geschichte, dass John Wayne und andere bei Dreharbeiten auf einem frühreren Atomtestgelände kontaminiert und dann später an Krebs gestorben sind?
"Bling!": Irgendjemand Egales hat irgendetwas Egales getan! Schnell hingucken!

NoLi

Zitat von: DG0MG am 13. Mai 2022, 10:16...
Gibts da nicht auch die Geschichte, dass John Wayne und andere bei Dreharbeiten auf einem frühreren Atomtestgelände kontaminiert und dann später an Krebs gestorben sind?
Guckst Du hier:

John Wayne, Dschingis Khan und die Atombombe:
https://www.spiegel.de/geschichte/der-eroberer-dreh-1954-john-wayne-dschingis-khan-und-die-atombombe-a-1fbd7522-29db-4cc7-aad5-109925fd6db5

19 Bilder Total verstrahlt - Dreh im Testgebiet für Atomwaffen:
https://www.spiegel.de/geschichte/der-eroberer-dreh-1954-john-wayne-dschingis-khan-und-die-atombombe-a-1fbd7522-29db-4cc7-aad5-109925fd6db5#fotostrecke-b22b4644-695e-4339-a2df-d7a5780a7bf1

Norbert

RC101

Unglaublich :o
Gibt es denn Hinweise welcher Strahlung die Bevölkerung damals ausgesetzt war oder welche Strahlung die bei den Dreharbeiten zu "Der Eroberer" ausgesetzt waren? Immerhin sieht man John Wayne ja mit einem Geigerzähler zusammen auf einem Foto  8) :fool:
Wer viel misst, misst viel Mist!

NoLi

Hier mal ein Filmbericht über die radiologische Überwachung um das Nevada-Test-Side:

ATOMIC BOMB TESTS IN MERCURY, NEVADA HISTORIC FILM 40982


Norbert

NoLi

Noch ein paar Hintergründe und (Film)Bilder zu "The Conqueror" mit John Wayne:

Atomic Hollywood   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=N0B905cflRk&feature=emb_logo





Zitat aus  https://www.productionhub.com/blog/post/risky-business-the-conqueror-637875205232376500

" The 'Perfect' Location

Around the same time that Wayne was falling in love with the role of Khan, six hours away in the Nevada dessert an atomic bomb exploded. Eleven to be exact.

The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) of the United States of America was deep into its above ground testing of atomic weapons during this period. In 1953 alone, a total of over 250 kilotons of nuclear weapons were detonated in Yucca Flat during Operation Upshot-Knothole. For reference, Hiroshima was 13 kilotons and Nagasaki was 25 kilotons.

An estimated 18,000 Department of Defense personnel participated in some above-ground capacity and were exposed to large amounts of nuclear radiation. Operation Upshot-Knothole released 35,000 kilocuries of radioactive iodine (radioiodine, I-131) into the atmosphere. This caused a spike in radioactive exposure across most of the continental United States.

The worst affected area, however, was right next door. The wind carried the nuclear fallout from those explosions east and much of it accumulated in St. George, Utah, and the surrounding dessert.

When the production team for "The Conqueror" scouted locations, they wanted to find a place that had the "red bluffs and white dunes" of the central Asian steppe. (Note: The Asian steppe is not often described in those terms). Of all the places they looked, production found their location in the canyons and cliffs of St. George.

Adding to the allure of St. George, the production team loved that there was a large population of Native Americans in the area that could be cast as extras. Hundreds of the Shivwit Paiute were cast to play Mongols. The Shivwit Paiute cancer numbers were never recorded.
The Worst Decision of My Life

"The Conqueror" producer Howard Hughes has called his decision to film in St. George the worst decision of his life.

Production began in June of 1954 and was nightmare. Temperatures climbed above 120℉, a flash flood almost destroyed the set and nearly dragged away everyone on the cast and crew. To top it all off, a black panther attacked star Susan Hayward. The real damage, however, came from the ground and the air.

Sandstorms were common. High winds blew heavy sand across the set daily. It was so bad that director Powell had to wear a surgical mask on set. Actors were so thickly covered in the sticky sand that they had to be hosed down between shots.

The cast, the crew, and the producers knew about the nuclear tests and were worried about the potential dangers from radiation. Wayne brought a Geiger counter to set to help. It made so much noise, however, that, according to some accounts, Wayne thought the Geiger counter must have been broken.

Several members of production, including Wayne, brought family members to the set during production. All told, production took several months to complete but not before Hughes had 60 tons of radioactive sand sent back to Los Angeles to shoot some additional scenes on Hollywood sets. He wanted the sand to match.

All of this could have been avoided and, yet again, it almost was. Howard Hughes was concerned about the radiation. So he asked officials at the AEC if there was any reason to worry. The response Hughes received was identical to the one that all American's received: There is no need to worry. "

Norbert

NoLi

Interessant sind bei 08:35 min die Angaben der Dosisleistungsmesswerte auf dem Info-Schild der Besucherplattform des SEDAN-Kraters:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7X7QNDi1mQ
Atomic Journeys - The Nevada Test Site



Und hier noch ein Beispiel über die "Nachnutzung" des SEDAN-Kraters:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7uGvsT_nnM
Why Apollo Astronauts Trained in Nuclear Bomb Craters


Norbert