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 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 4:59 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Some of the most interesting parts of reading about show business for me are the parts we don't get to hear about much: the job details that are not related to "interpreting a character" or "finding a creative solution".

I sometimes wonder about how they get along with just plain finances/people/objects at work.

For instance:

--Lynda Carter had to borrow money to pay her rent when she began shooting the first "Wonder Woman" movie, because her first paycheck was still some time away.

--Frank Langella was told by his agent NOT to wear underwear at certain auditions, because the casting director was gay.

--Phillip Lambro got $12,000 for CHINATOWN (he wanted $25,000), plus a $1,000 bonus (even though he'd been promised $5,000). And don't look for a re-recording of his work coming cheap: he doesn't have the score paper any more (he recycled the 30 pounds of paper it was on).

--Margaret Hamilton said she debated taking THE WIZARD OF OZ because it only offered her a few weeks work, less than she wanted.

--Cybill Shepard recalls making it a point to bed one producer so she could audition for a role (an audition she never ended up getting).

--Mel Torme had to work on the road a lot more than he wanted (and even had to put up a fight at several points to avoid lowering his price and his billing) just to maintain some standing in the industry.

--Jerry Fielding said that THE NIGHTCOMERS was a job that didn't pay very well.


Can you add any?

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

Can someone explain to me how not wearing underwear to an audition does anything for you if the director is gay? That makes no sense to me.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 5:18 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

It helps to avoid the dreaded V.P.L., I presume.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 5:26 PM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

I guess.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 7:28 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Can someone explain to me how not wearing underwear to an audition does anything for you if the director is gay? That makes no sense to me.

You stand out from the crowd?

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2013 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

You people must wear really constricting underwear.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Can someone explain to me how not wearing underwear to an audition does anything for you if the director is gay? That makes no sense to me.

It's a secret known only to The Gays.

And Frank Langella.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Filming on CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND was delayed and re-scheduled because



Cary Guffey got constipated.

 
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