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George C. Scott
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My time with John Huston on the set of "Independence"
I had the pleasure of meeting John Huston during the making of "Independence". I was working at the hotel where he stayed during the shoot, & we spoke on a number of occasions. One morning I was walking to work along my normal route, which took me right past Independence Hall. A scene was being shot at the time, & the police were keeping curious onlookers away. Suddenly I was tapped on the shoulder by a policeman, who told me that Mr. Huston wanted to see me. I went up & stood next to him while he completed the scene. I remember seeing Ken Howard, Pat Hingle, Anne Jackson, & Eli Wallach. I hated to leave, but I had to get to work.
Of the many celebrities I met while working at the hotel, John Huston was the nicest (Dom DeLuise was a close second). The worst were Jimmy Walker ("Dyn-O-Mite!") & Bob Hope. Mr. Huston was very kind & friendly to me throughout his stay, & I remember him fondly.
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