“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”.


Jesus had only 12 Followers!

12 disciples

Written by London swaminathan

Date : 10 September  2015

Post No. 2145

Time uploaded in London: –  19-57


Following are the anecdotes about film directors:

Test for a Good Actor

John Barrymore once asked the Great Russian director, Constantin Stanislavski, how he selected artists

“I chose them by means of this,” said Stanislavsky, picking up a pin. “Now, you go into the next room.”

Barrymore went out and in a moment Stanislavsky said, “You may come in now. Please look for the pin.”

The Russian watched as Barrymore picked up the glasses fro the table, looked under them and lifted each plate. He felt along the surface of the table cloth, lifted the corner, and there was the pin.

Stanislavsky clapped his hands: “Very good – you are engaged! I can tell a real actor,” he explained, “by the way he looks for a pin. If he prances around the room, striking attitudes, pretending to think very hard, looking in ridiculous places — exaggerating – then he is not good.”


How to say you are not fit for acting?

One day at rehearsal Sir Herbert Tree asked a youthful actor to “step back a little.” The player did so. Tree eyed him critically – and went on rehearsing. After a time he repeated his request: “A little further back”. The youth obeyed. Surveying him, Tree went on with his work. Shortly after wards he again asked the youth step still further back.

“If I do,” expostulated the youth, “I shall be right off the stage.”

“Yes,” said Tree, “that is right.”

jesus 12 disciples

10,000 followers for a film director!

This story concerns the Hollywood director, Joseph von Sternberg, who came to sword’s points with Sam jaffe when the actor was appearing in “The Scarlet Empress” under Von Strenberg’s direction.

Mr.Jaffe deemed certain arbitrary instructions to be improper, and disputed the point.

“Mr.Jaffe,” screamed Von Sternberg, “I am Von Sternberg, I have 10,000 followers.”

“You are very fortunate,” said Jaffe coldly, “Jesus Christ had only 12.”