Wednesday, January 04, 2012

From Cinema Retro: The Movies Nov 4, 1968

The following news items were in The Hollywood Reporter on November 4, 1968:


Cloris Leachman and Henry Jones have been cast in 20th Century Fox's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Neal Hefti has been signed by Howard W. Koch to to arrange and conduct Paramount's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

You can call Elizabeth Taylor "Myra" for sure unless an unexpected snag develops in the current agreeable negotiations we're not supposed to know anything about...Elizabeth is now Dick Zanuck's number one choice to prove she can play both sexes as his Myra Breckenridge and she is in verbal agreement- no doubt for her usual million bucks plus a piece of the action. (Cinema Retro notes that Raquel Welch ended up playing Myra in the distastrous screen version of the bestseller. Film critic Rex Reed played Myra in her male persona)

In order to allow Burt Lancaster to star in Ross Hunter's Airport at Universal, producer Ira Steiner postoned start of United Artists' Valdez is Coming. Lancaster checks in with writer-director George Seaton on Airport as soon as he winds MGM's The Gypsy Moths.

Now that Dean Martin and Burt Lancaster have been signed for Airport, scribbled on Ross Hunter's memo pad are Natalie Wood, Patricia Neal and Helen Hayes. (Cinema Retro notes that only Hayes was in the film.)

Sammy Davis and Peter Lawford won't be going back to London for their Salt and Pepper sequel. Las Vegas will be the place. (Cinema Retro notes that the sequel, One More Time, directed by Jerry Lewis, was indeed filmed in England.)

Carlo Ponti's Zabriskie Point issued a call for 3000 extras in Las Vegas last week and you should have seen the line that formed! Hear they'll be shooting in Death Valley.

5 comments:

jervaise brooke hamster said...

Just with regards to "Zabriskie Point": i want to bugger Daria Halprin (as the bird was in 1966 when the bird was 18, not as the bird is now obviously).

otis rampaging heterosexuality said...

Eliza Dushku was born on Daria's 32nd birthday and i`d love to bugger that little darlin` senseless as well (as the bird was in 1998 when the bird was 18, not as the bird is now obviously).

willy jerk-off said...

Just with regards to "Blow-Up": i want to bugger Jane Birkin (as the bird was in 1964 when the bird was 18, not as the bird is now obviously).

E. Jack Yulate said...

Also regarding "Blow-Up": i want to bugger Gillian Hills (as the bird was in 1962 when the bird was 18, not as the bird is now obviously).

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