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The Postman Always Rings Twice: Letters From Readers

The Postman Always Rings Twice: Letters From Readers

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From reader Joe Elliott, Asheville, North Carolina:

It’s the birthday of someone whose work I can’t really be objective about since I love him so much: director, screenwriter and occasional actor, John Huston (1906). Huston’s last film was finished shortly before his death, The Dead (1987), based on a story by one his favorite writers, James Joyce.

Huston (below) doubtlessly offering needed guidance to one of his more emotionally fragile young actors.

"I was asked about her doing 'The Asphalt Jungle.' It was her first real role. I asked her to read for me and she did. The scene called for her to be lying on a couch. There was no couch, so she got down on the floor. Read beautifully. I said yes."

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