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(1975)

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The lead character was based on actual hairdresser Jay Sebring.
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.
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.
Julie Christie, a feminist, reportedly disliked the role of Jackie but did it for Warren Beatty, who at the time was her lover.
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.
Robert Towne wrote (and continually rewrote) the screenplay for this film eight years before it was finally produced,
Warren Beatty claims the idea to set the story during the 1968 election night at a Republican Party party was his own.
Carrie Fisher's screen debut.
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.
When Warren Beatty conceived idea for this film in 1967, it was called 'Hair' (later changed to avoid confusion with the rock musical).
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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