The following photographs and articles have been provided by Aud-Torill Corneliussen who contacted the event manager and obtained his permission to share these photos and articles here. Aud-Torill has also provided a few of the photos she took on the day. One other photo from an unknown source is included.
He was interviewed at the fair by Eric Bye
Ben Murphy teaching Gunnar Karlson how to ‘draw’ during his visit to Linde.'
A video from Norwegian Television has been found by fans showing Ben arriving at the fair and taking part in a mock contest with a female 'sheriff'.
Ben presented an award to Tom Laughlin, writer, director and star of the Billy Jack movies, at the Silver Spur Awards ceremony in 2012.
Here is a transcript of Ben's presentation:
"When I was a young actor, Tom Laughlin used to invite me to his home to play tennis, which he did for a lot of us. And after a day of tennis, we would watch films in his home - he was very gracious that way. And he seems to me to represent that great mythic western cowboy. The man who comes into town, quiet, but if you push him into a corner, he will fight. And he will protect those weaker than himself. Part of that western lore. Tom mentally created that in his role as Billy Jack. But as a filmmaker, he was an inspiration to a lot of us because he did it his way. He bucked the system. He made the picture with his money, his way, and he proved them wrong. He got it done. It's my honor: Tom Laughlin."