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« : October 25, 2021, 08:05:07 AM »

Everybody here knows Parkinson's interview so I won't bother with it. But this show from 1972  has just been posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew6QmFwZW4g

and OUTW doesn't make it in his favourite two.


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« #1 : November 18, 2021, 02:03:34 AM »

But here, in the rest of the show, he retells the story everybody here knows from the Parkinson's show, completing the description of the scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AChcvMFT0ao

What could be notable is that Cavett himself had no clue whatever about the movie. Which says a lot about its distribution.


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« #2 : March 01, 2022, 05:36:55 AM »

In my dream I was at a Hollywood party. I was there because my cousins, who were mob enforcers (in the dream, not in reality), were providing security. Actually, that doesn't explain why I was there, but my cousins definitely were doing the security. I was there I think because in an earlier part of the dream I was following a girl . . . that part is hazy, mostly lost to me now.

Henry Fonda and his wife were at the party. It was a formal affair and Mr. Fonda was wearing a tux. He wasn't feeling too good at the moment, though. The room was, for some reason, cluttered with Roman-style couches (think Quo Vadis), and Henry was face down on one, deep in his own vomit. Yes, he'd been drinking. Mrs. Fonda had wandered away somewhere, and nobody was looking after Henry. I began worrying he might choke on his puke and ran over to him.

"How's it going, Hank?" I asked, turning him over to make sure he could breathe. The smell wasn't bad (there are never any smells in my dreams), but Henry looked a sight. I got some cocktail napkins and tried to brush the filth off his face and from around his collar. Fonda stared at me uncomprehendingly. He was really out of it.

Now that I knew Henry was safe I began fading into the background, but then I saw his wife coming so stayed to hear what she'd say. Henry was feeling better now and recognized Mrs. Fonda.

Mrs. Fonda really let Hank have it, blasting him for being so drunk. Henry took his scolding meekly, then tried to alibi himself by blaming a companion they'd had dinner with earlier. I didn't catch the name.

"He always makes me drink. Next time we go out to dinner, we won't bring him along."

Mrs. Fonda said, "I'm not eating!" I think she was making it known that she was still on a diet. But I saw my opportunity and stepped forward.

"Excuse me, Mrs. Fonda. If you're not eating, then Mr. Fonda, out of politeness, won't be eating either. And if he's not eating, he's drinking." I let that sink in. "Better to eat a little, drink a little. All things in moderation, eh?" And I gave Henry a wink.

He was smiling at me, glad to have me taking his side. Mrs. Fonda floated away again, and I was alone with Hank. He had no idea who I was, but, apparently, had decided to award my loyalty with an interview.

I started to tell him what a big fan I was and called him "Frank." He didn't seem to notice, but I noticed, and felt I had to immediately apologize. I said, "The reason I called you Frank . . . you are just so good in Once Upon a Time in the West."

I could see he appreciated the praise but was also a bit embarrassed by it. He tried to deflect my comments by complaining about the film's lack of financial success. I assumed he was talking about the U.S. box office.

"No," I said, "it didn't do well on its first run here in America. It developed a following later. At the time, Paramount didn't bother to promote it, they just dumped it on the market."

Fonda seemed to agree with my assessment. He nodded and said, "Those bastards."

He was warming to me. We were really getting along, chatting like old friends. I felt Henry Fonda was going to be my pal for life. It was a very intense Hollywood moment.

Then I woke up.

UPDATE: Anticipating noodlesRR's question: No, my sheets were dry.

« : March 01, 2022, 06:17:51 AM dave jenkins »


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