He directed the play, "Misalliance," at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Cast included Donald Moffat, Lynn Redgrave OBE, William Atherton and Robert Moberly. Eric Head (scenic designer), and Laura Crow (costume designer).
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(2009, on filming Catch-22
(1970)) That was just two weeks, because everything I had was with Orson Welles
, and he only agreed to be there for two weeks. So you just had to work around that. But, of course, he did everything he could to sabotage those two weeks. He was a pill. But he was also, of course, irresistible. So the whole recollection I have of that is how tense everybody was. Everybody ...
In the early 1990s, Austin inspired the then doorman of his building, Shane Perez
, to try his hand at writing. Perez took his advice and began tooling a drama which he hoped Pendleton would one day star in. That dream became a reality when his script for Men of Means
(1999) was eventually purchased and produced.