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On Gunsmoke did the actors drink real beer?

Barry Fielding
Brea, California

Yes, they were drinking real beer and I’m betting it was cold. For whiskey however, they used tea.

 

Marshall Trimble is Arizona’s official historian and the Wild West History Association’s vice president. His latest book is 2018’s Arizona Oddities: A Land of Anomalies and Tamales. Send your question, with your city/state of residence, to marshall.trimble@scottsdalecc.edu or Ask the Marshall, P.O. Box 8008, Cave Creek, AZ 85327.

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