That’s Hollywood For You
I don’t believe Debbie Reynolds is going to rush into marriage. . . . Marilyn Monroe waves her wrists to relax before going into a scene. I didn’t think it meant anything until MM made me do it. I did feel more relaxed, although I wasn’t about to play a scene. . . . Marlon Brando continues to pick girls who are exotic and exciting. . . . Luciana Paluzzi would be more popular if she had a name easier to pronounce. How about her married name, Luciana Halsey ? . . . I think it would be an error if Brigitte Bardot came to this country to make a movie. . . . Is Jayne Mansfield for real or has her act now become for real? . . . I don’t understand Vic Damone and his many romances. He should return to the street on which he lived. . . . Starlet Googie Schwab said, “Oh I don’t want to be an actress. I just want to be movie star. . . . Hollywood is a place where a star sends you a telegram to explain why he hasn’t answered your letter.
Barbara Rush continues to improve with every picture. . . . I think Peggy Lee is real sexy when she’s selling a sexy song. . . . Nothing Deborah Kerr could do could surprise me anymore. . . . Although I admit I was surprised when Greer (Mrs. Miniver) Garson was cast to play Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt in “Sunrise at Campobello.” . . . The movies are going to confuse future historians. Paul Muni is both Pasteur and Zola; Don Ameche not only invented the telephone but wrote all the songs for Stephen Foster. . . . Hollywood is a place which is aptly described as a circus for grown-up children.
I can’t understand why Anita Ekberg isn’t more important. She is a better construction job than many actresses who pass as sexy. . . . I’d hate to eat some of those meals prepared by heroines in the movies, wouldn’t you? . . . Doris Day has eliminated the jive talk and all that jazz since she became the All-American girl. . . . I always await Ava Gardner’s return to Hollywood, regardless of how brief the visit may be. . . . A starlet is a girl who knows how to play tennis, golf, piano —and dumb. . . . I’m always certain Judi Meredith will find a new romance. . . . Nick Adams impresses me as the type who thoroughly enjoys the Nick Adams TV show. . . . I saw the Bing Crosby program with guest Perry Como and the Perry Como program with guest Bing Cosby, and I can’t decide who’s the more relaxed. . . . Beverly Aadland has gone with so many show business personalities that she now considers herself a part of show business. . . . I’m almost as pleased as Neile Adams that Steve McQueen gave up auto racing and that motorcycle. . . . I can’t tolerate singers who change the well-planned lyrics of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Oscar Hammerstein and Ira Gershwin. . . . I admit, though, that when Frank Sinatra does it, it doesn’t bother me half as much as the others. . . . Hollywood is a place where you can have a good time without enjoying it.
Edd Byrnes should be allowed to keep the royalties on all combs he sells until he becomes bald. . . . I’ve never seen a fixed TV show, but I’ve seen a lot that could have used some repairs. . . . I’m still trying to find out what Pat Boone did with those white bucks. . . . As of this writing. I think Tuesday Weld is reforming. But Tuesday reformed is more of a character than many of the younger set making a desperate effort to be characters. . . . Hollywood is a place where after a person is a success, he can’t afford not to be a success always.
I believe John Saxon is going to develop into another Tony Curtis. . . . Of all the performers who have won Oscars, the actor who resembles his prize most is Alec Guinness. . . . I wonder if Rock Hudson would have been as big a star under his correct name, Roy Fitzpatrick. I think so. . . . How about Ingrid Bergman in a movie directed by Ingmar Bergman, for an all Bergman movie? . . . Also, I’d like to see Tab Hunter and Kim Novak in a movie together, in order to decide who registers the blondest. . . . Hollywood is a place that is divided into two parts: those people who are struggling to become famous and those people who are struggling to stay famous. And That’s Hollywood For You.
It is a quote. PHOTOPLAY MAGAZINE JUNE 1960