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Old 07-09-2016, 04:03 PM
 
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Is this how many actresses get jobs?

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Old 07-10-2016, 05:03 AM
 
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It's the way many actresses got jobs going back in the history of the business called show.......

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Old 07-10-2016, 06:28 AM
 
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Perhaps some. Not sure I'd go with "many."
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:57 AM
 
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Perhaps some. Not sure I'd go with "many."
I read a book years ago about Darryl Zanuck at 20th Century Fox. In his office, he had a side room, with a couch in there, or some sort of bed, I can't remember for sure.

Now Fox had a lot of starlets on six month contracts. Marilyn Monroe was one such girl in her early days. Every day, at the end of ol' Darryl's shift, a girl was ordered to report to his office. There was a dalliance, then off he went home.

Many of the famous female stars of the thirties and forties, had been round the block before reaching the top. They knew the score, and what had to be done. I'm not saying it's right, but that's the way it was.

This was why Zanuck had so little respect for Marilyn Monroe when she became a star. She was one of those girls. The man used to have card playing sessions at his house....... lots of producers and such sat round a table playing cards. Under the table were some girls. I'll let you work out the rest for yourself. Most were just $50 a week 'starlets', replaced once their contracts ran out. A few, like Marilyn became stars.

Marilyn went through lots of trauma fighting her way to the top, and set out to get her revenge on such people as Zanuck, and other producers of her films, when she had the power to do so.

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Old 07-10-2016, 08:29 AM
 
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I once read that Clint Eastwood underwent a casting couch experience of his own. I tried to google this but couldn't find an article about it.
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:35 AM
 
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I once read that Clint Eastwood underwent a casting couch experience of his own. I tried to google this but couldn't find an article about it.
Let's leave the boys out of it.......
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:01 AM
 
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What about the two Coreys...do you remember that fiasco?! Corey Haim and Corey Feldman?

The two Coreys Sexual Abuse

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Old 07-10-2016, 09:13 AM
 
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I've been washing the dinner dishes, day dreaming about the casting couch....... Raquel Welch, female head of the Studio........ she sends for me, and pushes me into the back room, where the couch is....... "A determined Raquel says, "you'll report here at 5pm every day, until further notice." "No, Raquel, no..... I'm a married man." "Every day...... at 5pm" she snarls. "You can have Sundays off.......".......

Huh? Why Raquel Welch? Because she's been my pin-up girl since 1966, that's why! Stupid questions......
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:39 AM
 
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Sorry it took me so long to reply...I was trying to push Gil Birmingham on my couch, but he's a little stubborn...

Maybe offer him a beer or ten?
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:40 AM
 
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Sorry, I thought the OP was asking more about current practices. Didn't know we were reaching back to Monroe, Eastwood and the Coreys.
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