He said he “was born under a lucky star”. Yet, Roy Chapman Andrews, that good ‘ole American chaser of bandits, dinosaur eggs and lost civilisations, was always the kind of man who made his own luck. He charmed a generation of daydreamers with his stories of the Gobi desert — and that hat —and while there’s been a lot of speculation as to who could’ve inspired George Lucas’ beloved Indiana Jones, no one fits the bill quite like Andrews. After all, he may not have battled Nazis, but who else charges into a pack of robbers head-on, just to shoot the hats off their heads?
The Real Life ‘Indiana Jones’ Was Just as Cool as You Think.
November 14, 2018