“You didn’t Invite My Wife! So here is the Bill for My Show!” (Post no.6473)

COMPILED by London Swminathan


Date: 1 June 2019

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Post No. 6473

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My husband is not an ‘Actor!’

Roger Kemble, father of famous Mrs Siddons, had once expressly forbidden the young lady to marry an actor.
She defied this parental instruction, wherewith Kemble upbraided her not only for her disobedience but for the aggravating circumstance that she had married undoubtedly the most incompetent member of his company.
“Exactly, replied the defiant bride
Nobody can call him an actor”.

I am not a Guest!

William Randolph Hearst, according to a legend, once invited Will Rogers to come to San Simeon for a week end. Hearst has assembled a considerable company, and Rogers was the star guest whom Hearst did not fail to show off to his best advantage.

A few days later Hearst received from Rogers a Bill for several thousand dollars for services as a professional entertainer. He called Rogers on the phone and protested saying,

“I didn’t engage you to come as an entertainer. I invited you as a guest”.
Rogers snapped,

“When people invite me as a guest, They invite Mrs Rogers too. When they ask me to come alone, I go as a professional entertainer”.


I thought she was Dead!

Once in the dressing room of Katherine Cornell, those old stagers, Mrs Leslie Carter and Mrs Patrick Campbell, chanced to meet. They were introduced as, ‘surely being acquainted with one another’s’
“Honoured, honoured,” said Mrs Campbell grandly, shaking Mrs Carter’s hand. Then turning to a bystander she confided in a loud whisper
“I thought she was dead”.

Nobody bothered in England!

When someone was lamenting Samuel Foote’ s unlucky fate of being kicked in Dublin , Dr Johnson said he was glad of it.
“He is rising in the world”, said he.
When he was in England, no one thought it worth while to kick him.


When did you ACT, My Darling?

At the finish of filming, ‘Bill of Divorcement’,
Katherine Hepburn turned to John Barrymore and said,
“Thank god, I don’t to act anymore with you!”
“Oh, he replied,
I didn’t know you ever had, darling”.


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