Like so many of my (almost) greatest performances, I was originally cast in some career making leading roles only to be replaced later because they didn’t want to go with an “unknown.” Here now a very rare clip from an early wardrobe test on Tennessee’s picture, “Night Of The Iguana.” Evidently La Gardner was doing some pretty thorough studying of this “unknown” because her performance was literally identicalto mine on this particular take. If I had known I was teaching the Gardner to act I could have been charging tuition.
Just another untold tale of Tinseltown, kids. Now ROLL IT!
My friend RISA MICKENBERG wrote it, I saw it and it’s great. You should see it too.
EGG is a dark comedy that explores the duplicities of marriage and parenthood: why we revere it, fear it, delegate it, or forgo it.
Starring Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Alysia Reiner, (Orange Is The New Black), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire) and David Alan Basche (The Good Wife).
Written by Risa Mickenberg. Directed by Marianna Palka. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Distributed by Gravitas Ventures.
EGG THEATRICAL SCHEDULE
1/18 New York The Roxy Cinema at the Tribeca Hotel #2 6th Avenue NYC Starts 1/18 for 1 week (click to purchase now!)
1/18 Los Angeles at Universal Los Angeles, Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City CA 91608 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
(Tickets will be on sale in L.A. and in all below AMC theaters by Wed 1/16 pm)
1/18 San Francisco, AMC Deer Valley 16, 4204 Lone Tree Way, Antioch CA 94531 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Denver, AMC Westminster Promenade 24, 10655 Westminster Blvd, Westminster CO 80020 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Orlando, Barnstorm Theater, 2733 Brownwood Blvd, The Villages FL 32163 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Cleveland, Tower City Cinemas, 230 W Huron Rd #7256, Cleveland OH 44113 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Atlanta Southlake Pavilion 7065 Mount Zion Cir Morrow 24 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Boston Liberty Tree Mall 20 100 Independence Way Danvers, MA Starts 1/18 1 week
1/25/19 Chicago Emagine Frankfort 19965 South LaGrange Road Frankfort Starts 1/25 for 1 week
1/25 Detroit Emagine Royal Oak 200 N Main Street Royal Oak MI Starts 1/25 for 1 week
1/23 Southbury CT, Riverview Cinemas 1 night
1/18 Houston Alamo Drafthouse Cinema LaCenterra 2707 Commercial Center Blvd Katy TX 1/18 for 1 night
2/13 Lubbock TX Alamo Drafthouse 120 West Loop 289 2/13 1 night
We all know this gay manual…Swanson, Garbo, Crawford and Dietrich. Check. But recently I came upon a new not new face. Have you seen Gwili? Gwili Andre, peeps. From Denmark. Didn’t last. Bizaare suicide. But the mug! Larry Carr followers make room for face five and add Gwili Andre to your supplement. Let’s google some Gwili…
Gwili Andre (February 4, 1908 – February 5, 1959) was a Danish actress who had a brief career in Hollywood films. Born Gurli Andresen in Copenhagen, Denmark, Andre came to Hollywood in the early 1930s. She appeared in the RKO Studio films, Roar of the Dragon and Secrets of the French Police (both 1932) and began to attract attention for her striking good looks. Her next role in No Other Woman, was not the success the studio expected. Over the next few years she was relegated to supporting roles. Her final role was a minor part in The Falcon’s Brother in 1942. She did not return to the screen, although she spent the rest of her life trying to orchestrate a comeback. As she faced further rejection, she found solace in alcohol. In 1959, on the day after her birthday, she committed suicide in a bizarre fashion. Alone in her apartment in Venice, California, Andre surrounded herself with reams of publicity photographs and press clippings, all of which represented the career she had expected but had not achieved. Setting the paper alight, she allowed herself to be consumed by the fire, sustaining injuries which caused her death. Andre is chiefly recalled as a cautionary example of the indifference of the Hollywood system and the anguish of a person emotionally unable to cope with initial success and promise followed by immediate and irreversible failure.
What am I, new here? Who else did I miss?
Advice to Young Starlettes and Fresh Meat: Give it your best shot but for God’s sake don’t go out there and do a Gwili, ya hear?
No, not a “wheelie”…a GWILI. I said don’t go out there and pull a “Gwili.” It’s not worth it. With a pretty face like that you can do infomercials or trade shows til you’re forty.