What beliefs did you have about entertainment when you were younger that were totally — and gloriously — wrong?
Here’s why I’m asking: Last week during a meeting, EW.com managing editor Jay Woodruff let it slip that when he watched films like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, he assumed that filmmakers made convicts play the desperados and actually killed them. Editor Tom Conroy then admitted that when he watched a screen couple like Red Dust‘s Clark Gable and Jean Harlow (pictured) kiss, he assumed the director had shot the actors separately and then somehow overlaid one head next to the other. (In an alternate theory, presumably for lower budget films, Tom also believed that the actors would put a piece of fabric between their mouths.) Because how could you kiss someone you weren’t really in love with?
As for me, I once found this Sears photo in which I looked exactly like Gretl from The Sound of Music and thought that I’d must’ve been so young when Julie Andrews and I filmed the movie, that that’s why I didn’t remember doing it.
addCredit(“Red Dust: Everett Collection”)