Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Some old-time Hollywood snark

As Alice Roosevelt Longworth once said, “If you haven't got anything good to say about anybody, come sit next to me.” Robert Avrech has some choice observations on actors by actors. A taste:
Burt Lancaster on Kirk Douglas: Kirk would be the first to admit that he’s difficult to work with—and I would be the second.

Marilyn Monroe on Montgomery Clift: He’s the only person I know that is in worse shape than I am.


Col. Milquetoast said...

Joan Crawford on Greta Garbo
She’s let herself go all to hell. She walks along the sidewalk and runs across the street through the cars when somebody notices her, like an animal, a furtive rodent. It’s a wonder anybody notices her—she looks like a bag lady. I heard that she’s simply stopped bathing.

Joan Crawford once said something bitchy! I'm shocked, I had always thought she was just acting in all those movies.

Col. Milquetoast said...

Walter Matthau on Barbra Streisand

I had no disagreement with Barbra Streisand. I was merely exasperated at her tendency to be a complete megalomaniac.

It's amazing how many of those I read and I can hear it in the actor's voice.