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The lead character was based on actual hairdresser Jay Sebring and Jon Peters.
Carrie Fisher said she was cast in the role mainly through family connections. She said when Warren Beatty ran lines with her, he did it while eating. She said the whole thing for her was a lark. She also admitted years later in an article she wrote for Rolling Stone magazine that star Beatty unsuccessfully propositioned her.
Carrie Fisher's screen debut.
Julie Christie, a feminist, reportedly disliked the role of Jackie but did it for Warren Beatty, who at the time was her lover.
Carrie Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds was reportedly none too pleased with the sexual frankness of the part her daughter had in the film.
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Loosely based on "The Country Wife," a Restoration comedy written in 1675 by William Wycherley, whose protagonist Horner feigns impotence in order to be allowed into the company of married women, who he then seduces. George in "Shampoo" would be considered non-threatening due to the stereotype that hair-dressers are gay, such as the scene in Jackie's bathroom when Lester walks in and the bistro sequence when George is fluffing Lester's hair. "Shampoo" only retains a distant reflection of the Horner character, but reportedly, the screenplay was inspired by the 1969 Chichester Festival production, according to a 2003 edition of the play edited by James Ogden.
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Robert Towne wrote (and continually rewrote) the screenplay for this film eight years before it was finally produced,
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Paul Simon wrote the original music for this film. He later married Carrie Fisher who played Lorna Karpf in the movie.
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Julie Christie, Warren Beatty and Jack Warden reunited three years later in Heaven Can Wait (1978).
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Lee Grant claimed in her 2014 autobiography that "everyone knew" Goldie Hawn and Warren Beatty were sleeping together, even though he was still involved with Julie Christie. On the contrary, Goldie had earlier told biographer Suzanne Finstad in 2005: "I didn't become one of Warren's 'girls,' and I'm very happy about that." However, her account was also contracted by ex-husband Bill Hudson, who claimed in his own 2011 memoir that the two did indeed have an affair, though not necessarily during the filming of this movie. According to Hudson, Hawn confided to him that a liaison with Beatty occurred when they co-starred in $ (1971), under the nose of her first husband Gus Trikonis who was making a behind-the-scenes documentary about the film.
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When Warren Beatty conceived idea for this film in 1967, it was called 'Hair' (later changed to avoid confusion with the rock musical).
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Perhaps to give audiences impression the film was au courant, the movie's poster featured pictures of three leads (Beatty, Christie and Hawn) as they appeared in 1975, not as characters with dated hairstyles they sport in film set in 1968.
One of three cinema movie collaborations of actress Goldie Hawn and actor Warren Beatty. The films are $ (1971), Shampoo (1975), and Town & Country (2001).
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The film takes place from November 4 to November 5, 1968.
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Warren Beatty claims the idea to set the story during the 1968 election night at a Republican Party party was his own.
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Warren Beatty rides a 500cc Triumph Tiger 100 motorcycle, registration 356455. The paint job is not standard despite the incorporation of the Triumph logo and it is uncertain whether it was Beatty's personal bike.
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Carrie Fisher later wrote Postcards from the Edge (1990), which featured Warren Beatty's sister Shirley MacLaine as a character based on her mother Debbie Reynolds. It also featured Beatty's future wife, Annette Bening.
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With Warren Beatty taking the lead role in this film, most people thought it was autobiographical.
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