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David Lowell Rich
I was 23 living in the French Quarter selling Lucky Dogs outside Al Hurt's place on Bourbon Street when I happened upon a film shoot of Murder at the Mardi Gras so I stopped to watch. In the scene Harry Morgan was a cop delivering a line something like, "Anything can happen during Mardi Gras." I don't know why Caesar Romero was in the city but he happened to walk by and half a dozen women in the crowd simultaneously and breathlessly gasped, "Caesar Romero!!" The director's shoulders sagged as he yelled "Cut." Romero realizing he had inadvertently ruined the shot waved to the director and with a charming laugh called out "Sorry" and quickly moved on. Fun times.
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