Tales from Tinseltown…recording them now…I'll let you know when it's story time.
On Becoming a Star…Good Advice from Norman Maine
Montgomery Clift: about Hollywood…
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I think he was a bit generous in his assessment.
He was pretty cagey, but then it was a different era…
Indeed, but it could also be argued that the very idea of the film industry is based on it not being what it seems. Consumers, to varying degrees, have been in on that “secret” almost since the beginning. It’s symbiotic. 🙂
Yes! The fantasy is more attractive than the reality…
Indeed! It’s definitely a give-and-take relationship, with the ultimate goal of both parties being the ascendancy of artifice over reality.
Totally agree with the comment above.
I think the stars of that time had to be sooooo careful about what they said.
Old Rock/Commissioner MacMillan had a knack for stating the obvious…and then come back for seconds… or Seconds… 😉 (John Frankenheimer reference there, kids!)
Oh, Mister Kaplan! I am slow on the uptake this morning. What’s the Frankenheimer reference?
Seconds! A thriller from the Sixties starring Roy – – Rock!
Even after all the biographies I’ve read, I’m still surprised at how many marriages, photographed “dates”, and other things were arranged for the public’s opinion to be shunted in the “proper” direction. Stars could be drug-addled, or homosexual, or slutty, or any number of things in private – but the public must only see them as straight, respectable, and “acceptable”. They’d have busted a gut if they could see the tabloids of today, eh?
It happens still, I’m thinking of a very, very, big media executive married to a fashion designer…
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